February 4, 2013.Reading time 2 minutes.
I don’t need Valentine’s Day to tell you “I love you”.
Ever thought of that?
Valentine’s Day is coming up. Obviously. Once you leave the house and step into a store, there’s hearts & chocolates & kitsch & millions of shades of pink and red everywhere.
Today at the supermarket I saw people swarming in front of a rack full of Valentine’s Day gifts, grabbing tacky stuffed animals, overpriced boxes of chocolates and all sorts of pink knickknack.
A lot of people make desperate efforts to find something they can buy and give their loved one’s. What for? Expressing how much you love a person through giving them a card and a box of chocolates?
Sure a sweet card and chocolates is a nice thing to get once in a while, but I think the best gift one can give is to make time for someone. The more, the better.
Valentine’s Day will be a Thursday and Thursday is always one of the busiest days of my week. (I’m probably not the only one! 🙂 ) But that doesn’t bother me at all.
Why not simply ignore all the commerce and “peer pressure” and pick another day? Pick a day when you have time for more than just rushing to the pizza place around the corner.
Do something fun and memorable and most of all, spend time together.
And then, try doing this once a month.
Maybe Valentine’s Day helps as a reminder to take some time and spend it with our loved ones, but we definitely don’t need it to tell someone “I love you”.
January 25, 2013.Reading time 1 minute.
I know, Christmas is now already four weeks ago! (Wow, time is going by so fast!) But I really want to share these lovely gifts I got – gifts that warm the heart of any crafter!
I just started knitting – and got a huge bunch of knitting and crocheting supplies.
And buttons. I love buttons!
I love my new cutting board! It’s also perfect for tracing patterns. I started reading the pattern fitting book and have to say, it’s really good. I totally recommend it. In the next weeks I’ll write a few reviews of the sewing and pattern making books I use!
One of my favorites! I collect vinyls and I am a big Marilyn fan. The record is second hand and soo pretty. A collection of best of songs from Marilyn Monroe. Aww.
What hobby and craft items did you get for Christmas? What was your favorite?
January 18, 2013.Reading time less than 1 minute.
December 23, 2012.Reading time less than 1 minute.
I finally wrapped up all the presents. This year I used handmade gift tags.
I printed the picture/text I wanted to be on the tags on white cotton. One could also just plain white paper, but cotton looks much nicer. I got the picture from Two Things In Common.
I glued the cotton cut-outs on green paper and embellished the gift tags with gold thread.
December 5, 2012.Reading time less than 1 minute.
This is a perfect treat for everyone who isn’t very fond of chocolate!
All you need:
– a small glass bottle with a cork
– olive oil
– fresh herbs (rosemary/thyme)
#1 make sure the bottle is clean!
#2 wash the herbs and put them into the bottle
#3 pour the olive oil into the bottle
#4 cork it up
#5 posh it up with ribbon or a cute label
PS: The oil should rest a few days before use!