Dec 6, 2013

My swap with Adriana

I love Adriana's blog. She's so talented! I've found her over The Happy Mail Project and asked her if she'd like to swap with me and this is the outcome. :)

This is the beautiful mail I got from her. I love the parcel and the stamp so much!!

A nature inspired mail with pretty little pieces.

Tea, yarn and a cute button! :D

And this is what I've sent her.
If anyone is interested in the pear coaster pattern (only in German, but if you have questions, just ask :)), check this out.

By the way, Adriana blogged about our swap too. :)

Dec 4, 2013

Another snail mail to Spain

This week I will continue to show you the missing snail mails and the last two weeks before christmas, I'm going to post some christmas-related things. So the plan. :)

This is the last swap I've sent to Blanca. I made her a crocheted mandala and filled the swap with some tags, selfmade mini envelopes and other things I hope she enjoyed. :)

I hope the christmas season inspires you to send out a few more mails than during the year. ♥

Dec 2, 2013

Snail mail happiness from Spain

Blancas snail mails are always so pretty! Every time I feel honored she's sent me such a beautiful composition. I love the stationary she used to write on. It's so cheerful! :)

A pamphlet from a Japanese art exhibition.

Wonderfully painted tags and pretty stamped envelopes. I love the teapot and the flying blowball seed.

A cute selfmade little plant. Unfortunatelly one leaf broke during its trip, but I fixed it. :)

Thanks for this beautiful swap! ♥

Nov 29, 2013

An almost forgotten swap

During the last months I forgot to show you some of my swaps and I'm going to catch up on it the following days.

I've sent this swap package a couple of month ago to dear Blanca, who has sent me such a beautiful swap package.

The swap for Blanca included a new stamp I carved.

I used it for the cover of a little self-made journal. I added a little shell necklace, funny stationary from Korea and some sweets.

Almost December. :) Maybe I'll send out a couple of seasonal swaps. :) Are you looking forward to the upcoming month and all the christmus stuff?

Nov 26, 2013

From summer back to winter

We're back from our lovely and wonderful honeymoon!!! :) And I almost froze to death waiting for the train from the airport to Karlsruhe. ;)

While I was away two beautiful parcels arrived. With lovely content. :)

From Doro...

...and from Nina.

And another great thing happened. Finally the other feature of our wedding invitations on Bildpoeten went online. :)

Source Susann Probst

At the end of our honeymoon trip the travel journal looks like this.

The material I collected...

...the weekly overviews...

...and the daily journal.

There's still some things to do. The daily headings are still missing, picture pages have to be printed and the collected materials have to be included into the entire journal. But I'm happy I managed to write down our experiences and all the lovely memories every day. :)

So, I'm very happy to be back and looking forward to December, the christmas month. :D

Nov 4, 2013

The travel kit

The last days were quite busy, so many things to do... But I finished the travel kit for our honeymoon today. :D
As I wanna go to bed as I have to get up quite early tomorrow, I have to finish this post in 5 minutes. ;) So here I go....;)

The covers for the different islands.

A weekly overview for each island.

All the papers and stickers I prepared for the travel kit.

The travel kit itself. :)

Opening the travel kit: On the left the covers with the weekly overview, on the right an envelope for collecting snippets and other things.

The papers and stickers for the travel journal.

Another envelope and blanco sheets for the travel journal.

Wow, I almost did it in 5 minutes. ;) Sorry for the short explanations. I hope you've enjoyed the post anyway.
Wish you all a wonderful, cheerful and hopefully sunny November! Enjoy it! :) See you in the end of November (till then of course blog pause)! :) :)

Nov 1, 2013

Sewing a simple camera case

Today is a holiday in some parts of Germany. And I am lucky to live in one where this is the case. :) We prepared things for our journey and my husband ♥ asked me to make a case or the like for our new lumix camera which we bought as an easy-to-carry-around camera for our travel.

So I sewed a simple camera case. :)

I created a simple paper pattern and cut out the fabric pieces for inside and outside. I used thick felt fabric for inside, as I was too lazy to use interfacing.

I sewed the fabrics for the inner and outer case together.

Then I put both pieces into each other. I took a picture of this step as I ALWAYS forget how to arrange the pieces correctly. ;)

Then I sewed the remaining parts together, so that the inner and outer case were joined together and left a little space to turn everything inside out.

I sewed the last hole together and added hook and loop fastener (I've never heard this expression before...;)).

Ta-Dah! The finished case. :D Fortunatelly the camera fitted perfectly into the case.

I hope you had a crafty day too! :)

Oct 29, 2013

Preparing some paper for the travel kit

I spend the evenings with preparing the travel kit for our honeymoon. ♥ I carved some stamps and made some tags/papers for our travel journal. :)

I carved two mini food stamps (appetizer = tablespoon (soup)/glass for sparkling wine, main course = fork & knife/wine glass, dessert = teaspoon/espresso cup). I like the idea, but I have to carve bigger and nicer stamps for it sometime.

I also carved some animal stamps, we might see on our trip. :D A fish stamp and two turtle stamps. I so hope to see a lot of turtles on our vacation!!

We are quite busy with travel preparations the last days. We even bought an underwater camera! I'm looking forward to filming and taking pictures while snorkeling. :D Anyone got experience with taking pictures under water? :)

Oct 21, 2013

Blue-green colored mail

Again a lovely mail from Elise.

I especially loved the pictures from her trip to Marocco and the letter typed with her new typewriter. :)

Thank you so much, dear Elise! :)

Oct 17, 2013

Our wedding decoration

Unfortunatelly, I was so busy with all the preparations I totally forgot to take pictures of everything. ;) So I had to put together pictures from different sources. Some were taken by our photographer Josef, some by guests and some after the wedding by myself.

I definitely wanted to make this flower garland, as I totally fell in love with it. I first wanted to hang it in front of the dance floor, but it was way to small for the big room. So finally, we hung it right behind our seats in the room to "highlight" where we sat.

We decorated our tables simple with delicate details. :)

We asked our guests to fold origami cranes for us, as we folded 900 during our engagement period and wanted 1000 in total as a good sign for our marriage. :)

The guest favours were different succulents with a "thank you" and a fimo tag with our sign and the fern stamp. I especially loved the flowers we picked out for the decoration.

Of course I made a lot of pompom paper flowers. :) And garlands out of the hundred of cranes we made. :)

The cake toppers on top of our super yummy wedding cake. :)

We also prepared a little guest table with different material to write into the guest book and take pictures with our instax picture camera. Surprisingly the guest table was occupied almost the entire evening. :) And our guest book showed that our guests had a lot of fun writing, drawing and embellishing. :D

Different materials...

...and our instax camera.

During the wedding ceremony we handed out little pieces of fabric, which I'm going to sew into one blanket. I hope I'll manage to sew it. :)

So this is how the entire room looked like.

The location was so beautiful and it suited us so perfectly. :) It's hard to capture the atmosphere in pictures, but I hope you get the feeling of how everything worked together on that special day. :)