November 29, 2014

Something warm for breakfast...

With Winter just around the corner I long for warmth, especially when it comes to eating. My belly prefers a warm breakfast during cold seasons. My current favourite: Porridge. And here's how I'm cooking it...

You need:
1/4 C porridge oats
1/4 C rolled whole oats
1/2 C almond milk
1 C water
1 pinch of salt

Depending on how much time you have to prepare breakfast you can either make this porridge right in the morning or the evening before.

If you would like to cook it right in the morning...
- combine oats, milk and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil
- let simmer for 10 minutes while stirring, after 8:30-9 minutes, add the pinch of salt
- set aside and let sit there for another 5 minutes before serving

If you would like to cook the porridge the evening before...
- combine oats, milk and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil
- let simmer for 3 minutes while stirring, add a pinch of salt after about 1:30-2 minutes
- set aside and let sit there until the next morning (don't forget to put the lid on)
- simply reheat in the microwave the next morning (you might need to add a bit water)

You can either eat the plain porridge as it is or you can add some toppings. I love to add a bit of maple syrup plus chopped nuts. Self-made apple sauce also tastes great.

Have a great weekend, everyone!


November 21, 2014

Crochet Bunting (Granny Style)

Hello ladies,

how are things these afternoon?

Here's yet another crochet creation I'd like to show you. I made this one for Kristin as well. It's been her birthday a couple of days ago so I thought a crochet bunting might be a fun idea.


November 16, 2014

Cushion Cover

Hello Ladies,

I'm currently facing an extremely rainy Sunday what makes the weather occur even colder than it actually is. Not that nice but a good excuse to spend the whole day on the couch with lots of tea, a bunch of magazines, a good book and something to hook :)

Apart from that, I've got something to share with you today, another crochet creation. This time it's a cushion cover I made for my friend Kristin.
The yarn is Schachenmayr Catania which is 100% cotton. I hooked it with a 4mm hook. All five buttons are made of maplewood. And the final result will fit a 40 x 40 cm cushion.

So how has your weekend been so far?


November 14, 2014

Tea and Cookies

Hello Ladies,

November is a strange time. It's sort of in-between Fall and Christmas season not really belonging to either of the two. But nevertheless, Christmas is not too far away. While walking through the streets downtown this morning, I realized they are already setting up the Christmas Market. Now that's definitely a sign, Christmas is approaching with great strides. So why not getting into the mood by baking some cookies and having a nice tea :)

So far, I baked three kinds of cookies.

And while having a cup of tea yesterday, I thought why not hooking a really simple Christmas-themed mug cozy.

So did you start to prepare for Christmas yet? Any cookie baking? Decorating? Crafting?

Have a cozy Friday, everyone, it's time to ring in the weekend!


November 11, 2014

Christmas Tree Miniature Bunting

Hey ladies,

how are Christmas preparations coming along?
A couple of weeks ago I started to craft new ornaments for my tiny Christmas tree. My small evergreen (yes, it is plastic but still it looks darn realistic) is just about 50 cm so every ornament needs to be pretty small.
Over at pinterest I found a couple of pins that showed wonderful Christmas tree buntings. An absolutely lovely idea! So I made one for my Christmas tree as well - of course extra small.
Every piece of cardboard on which I drew the letters is just 1,5 x 1,5 cm. Can't wait to finally see it hanging on my tree this year :)

How are you decorating your tree this Christmas season? Are you more into natural decorations or do you prefer for example baubles?

Have wonderful day!


November 9, 2014

Faux Fircones made of Felt

Hey ladies,

sorry for blogging so little lately. I've been working on a lot of things, most of them presents so I can't showcase them up here right away. Well, anyways. Who of you knows the magazine Mollie Makes? I'm quite sure, the British people among us do for sure. There's also a German edition. I myself came across this wonderful crafting magazine thanks to my friend Kristin. She let me take a peek in a couple of Mollie Makes issues she had at home during one of my visits to Berlin this year. So for the last couple of months, I've been buying Mollie Makes regularly. I'm also thinking about subscribing but haven't decided on that one yet.
In one of the Mollie Makes issues - I think it was the one that came out in July 2014 - there were instructions on how to make faux felt fircones. I instantly fell in love with them and a couple of days ago I finally found the time to make some myself. Definitely easy to make but one should be careful with the hot glue gun, I almost burned myself a couple of times.

Warm greetings from Kassel, I hope there's sunshine wherever you are!