Friday, 23 September 2011

To Do: DIY - swap part 1

Guess what? New tutorial sharing swap!! 8D Man, how I love them!

To Do: DIY
"One of the things I've been mildly obsessed with lately is DIY projects. Sure, I can't actually do a lot of them at the moment, but it's nice to dream. In the meantime, I'm building up a nice collection for future reference.
This swap is a great way to share all the awesome projects you've bookmarked, and to get at least 100 more to look through for inspiration. For this swap, you'll send at least 10 links to 10 partners. The links should give instructions for DIY projects you've done or want to do. ..."

It was very hard to chose just 10 projects from my favourite ones. The first selection counted something like 30 different tutorials ^__^'' but with a cut here and there I managed to reduce them to 15!
So, yeah, enjoy my selection!

1- Brassy Ruffle Top 2- Butterfly Wine Glass Place Cards 3- Cardboard + Fabric = Catalog awesomeness 4- Chop Chop: A Clever Little Wrap 5- DVF waist bag

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Back to school craft tutorials

Hi everyone! New post for a new swap I hosted:

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"So, vacations are over and it's time to go back to school/work. How sad, isn't it? D: I thought to make this period a little more fun concentrating on its creative side!
For this swap you'll chose at least 7 crafty projects for your partners and you'll send them an e.mail (a blog post is fine too) with the tutorials to realize them! The theme is obviously school (and/or office) so think about pretty stationery (pens, pencils, notebooks, planners), lunch bags, pencil cases and whatever pops in your mind!..."

These are the tutorials I chose. As usual I hope they'll be either usefull or inspiring! Enjoy :D

1- the Glamazon Pen (I made one too:, Toadstool Pencils and Pretty Pencils.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

#28 photography post - Milan under the rain

We got stuck in a sudden rainstorm while taking a walk in donwtown Milan and instead of look for an umbrella I took a photo!

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Saturday, 17 September 2011

I've been featured!

Dear readers (if there're some around here xD ) I'm very proud to say that I've been featured on one of my favourite crafting sites: One pretty thing!! I'm so excited about it, my very first tutorial.. yay!
Here it is the one that went on the site:

Check it out clicking on the pic!

In the meantime I'd like to share the newest "how to" I made. It's another zippered pouch, a Domo kun one this time :D

Isn't it monstrously cool?!?! >:D WRAAAAAA!!!!
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Monday, 12 September 2011

New hobby and new pins

Well, mum is very busy with work lately and she enthrusted me the cooking duty.
After the first few days, cooking the same stuff, I decided to upgrade a bit! I began to check cooking sites for ideas and recipes and since now I tried a fair number of new, different recipes.
I'm quite proud of my work, even if it's not too elaborated stuff I like making it (and eating it most of all!). I found it unbelievably relaxing. Mixing the ingredients, sniffing all the nice smells, listening to the pots' bubbling.. this winter I bet I'll enjoy the warmth of the kitchen too (now it's still too hot to appreciate it).
Since I like asian cooking I made myself some maki!

They're vegetarian, I put inside carrots, cucumbers and an omelette! Yummy!
I also made some yakisoba! I forgot to take a picture though, they're very tasty I think I'll cook them again very soon!

Few days ago I proposed to a fiend to go to the park to make a little pic nic.. with a twist!! Since she likes asain food as much as I do I asked her if it was ok to eat instant ramen and buy some ravioli to the chinese take away nearby. She accepted gladly the idea so we did it!!
These are our location and our lunch!

The same day I had the first volley training of the year.. ravioli and jumping don't go along very well, believe me! I survived though and it was worth it after all.

Last thing I'd like to share my recent pins on pinterest. I found so much inspiring stuff I can't help but make pins on pins. I need to go back to crafting soon!

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Sunday, 11 September 2011

Swaps and a new awesome friend!

Who says swapping is a useless hobby?
I joined a swap called "Not Quite Normal Penpals Returns":

Swap-bot swap: Not Quite Normal Penpals Returns

"Ever get a penpal letter and wonder if your pal grew up in a convent? Do the usual, "Hi, my name is Dorothy, I have a cute puppy and live with my dear old granny." letters bore you to death? (Or are you worried you'll scare your buddy away in two letters or less?)
Then this is the penpal swap for you, my creepy little friend.
Basically, you will write to one partner a basic introduction letter with one simple twist- in this letter, you will introduce your "bad" side."

I send my letter and I made a new friend!! When I came back home after the holidays I found the reply in my mail box. It's unbelievable how many things I have in common with this girl xD . Still have to reply but I'm going to do it soon!!

Mine and hers!

And! This is another nice swap I took part in:

Chinese/Japanese Themed Swap *INTERNATIONAL*

"HI & welcome to my swap! In this swap please send a small package of items to an average monetary value of £4 ($6.6 or 4.6 euros) of Chinese and/or Japanese themed items. Let your imagination run wild and make it nice for your partner."

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