Donnerstag, 12. Juli 2012

Time is running!

Hellooo everyone!

Time is really running fast these days... I moved to the new room in the shared flat and I'm so happy here... The people living with me are lovely and I feel really comfortable here - although I have a loft bed which gives me headaches because I bang my head against the ceiling every night at least twice ;) 

Time is also running because I made a decision to study again!! I hope I still have enough time (and money!) for crafting then... And I will leave my beloved adopted city and also my friends (especially my crafting friend :( ) But I'm excited to do it!

In the meantime I made some jewellery for birthday presents which I can post but now because the presentees might have seen it ;) I really took a fancy to earrings :D And also to hexnuts...

These ones are really classy... I knew that the presentee likes the colours very much and I really had fun making them...


This bracelet was for a man and is made of black leather and black hexnuts!

These ones are actually not really made by myself... My friend Leti tried to teach me how to make her famous hexnut earrings and I tried it without success :-/ In the end she helped me by making the hexnut "frame"... But I had them in my mind for a friend who is really crazy about earrings and always searches for new and fancy ones... 

I hope I can go one spending the rest of the time here doing as much crafting as I can  :) So stay tuned!

XoXo - Julie

Freitag, 6. Juli 2012


Yesterday, my dear friend Leti made such a sweet present to me... I'm totally in love with this cute little (smiling!) cat - somehow it makes you happy just looking at it :)

Thanks again, dear :)

Donnerstag, 28. Juni 2012


Good Morning!

I wasn't that creative and active in the crafting and blogging world the last weeks which might be because I'm moving this weekend... To another flat in the same city, but still it is work and means some good preperation... Nevertheless, last week I had at least one evening, on which I made all my homemade presents for the next month :) 2 pairs of earrings (provided by a talented teacher ;) ) and one bracelet for a man! I will post the pictures the next days...

So after this weekend I'll be back :) The heat right now is amazing - another good reason to stay away from indoors :) I just try to enjoy every sunray here - my new flat has an amazing balcony which might enable both - crafting and tanning ;)

Let's get it started :)

Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2012

Being the kind of buffet-personality

... is this the right way to express what I mean? I don't know and right now it doesn't matter. What I was thinking of the last days was concerning some future plans... After going for a run today (finally the sun came back again...) I came to a great insight... It's great to help yourself at the great buffet of life with all its opportunities and offers... sometimes I'm so unhappy to have just a little gift in so many things and not to have a real gift in one single field... But isn't this even better? Isn't it just great to have the choice and to try out the variety of things? Isn't it perfekt to knit just after writing an e-mail on your smartphone? Is it so bad to be able to eat 2 chocolate bars and then going for a long run (I know people that can't do either of them ;) )? I guess it's great to eat from the buffet - better then having to make a choice á la carte everytime. Some day will come when it's too late to try out everything... So maybe it's best to give things a chance as long as we are able to!!

In this spirit... Have a great weekend and join me at the buffet :)

Dienstag, 5. Juni 2012


I did it and I love it :)

Out of an old shoe box I made something new which I totally needed - a box for all my bracelets. I had a very small and tiny box before but as you can slightly imagine it was close to explode :) I saw this great tutorial from "oh so pretty - the" and was totally inspired... So I did it :)

I paintet the inside in a dark brown - outside I used décopatch (I love the colours!!) and also the bracelet "holder" was pasted with décopatch.

It might soon be too small as well ;)

I hope you like it :) 

The next days I'm out for a biking-tour (no time for bracelet making and even no event for WEARING them!!) but it will be fun hopefully. I hope it will not rain that much as it is forecasted but let's see! 

Enjoy the week and enjoy the holiday (everyone who has a free day on thursday :) )!

Samstag, 2. Juni 2012

Hello, June!

Another month is gone and we say: hello June, you are welcome but please please be sunny, bring joy and light and inspiration to us :)

My first bracelet for my new dress is still not really finished because I was out of clasps... So I went to the city today and really, I'm not joking now, I bought so much new yarns and stuff... Thats the bad thing about making your jewelery for yourself. You want to have special bracelets just fitting this outfit and for that outfit another. And then you can combine it with silver OR gold. Arr... Well yesterday I made a very simple bracelet with a thick leather strap... And still I didn't show you my work from Wednesday night when I had another creative evening with Leti. So I proudly present my 3 new ones.... 

Another great idea I tried was making nailstickers with simple scotch tape as seen in the "The Beauty Department"-Blog. And it worked :D I don't know if it's really less work to handle the small small stripes you are cutting of but at least it saves time waiting for the nailpolish to dry...

Not too bad, huh? I painted a little blue heart on the stripes... I'm totally in love with the red colour anyway... I searched so long for a colour like this, because the "normal" red was always too much for my taste...

So let's hope the sun keeps shining so I can wear the new dress this evening - with the bracelet I'm going to finish NOW!! :D

I hope you can enjoy the sun from whereever you read this right now :)

Julie ♥

Sonntag, 27. Mai 2012


Good morning!

I need to prepare a salat for my barbeque-party later, getting my by fixed for a short biking-tour and also have breakfast but FIRST of all I'm proud to introduce my two crafts I made yesterday (I finished my anklet at night :) ). As you can see I also worked on my fotos...  :D I hope you like it!!

The first one: a woven bracelet made from by fleamarket-chain and  stitching yarn...

The macrame anklet  - done with waxed yarn and some single pearls (from Nuena)

I hope you like them as much as I do :D Today I'm trying to stack the bracelets as I have really a batch of them now... Let's see if this "new style" is accepted here ;)

Samstag, 26. Mai 2012

Sunny day!!

Guys, today I feel really great! The sun was shining today in southern Germany and after a short shopping-trip (I found suuuch a nice summer dress :D ) I spent 3 hours now at our local sea, sunning and tanning for the first time this year. And guess what - instead of reading a book I found out you can do bracelets perfectly outside just lying in the grass. I made a really cool woven bracelet and also started an anklet in macrame style which is great because my feet seem to be a little bigger than the standard... I really have problems with finding an anklet that really fits... Thats the great opportunity for doing your stuff yourself :D

So I'm heading for a Crèpes-Party now watching the Eurovision Song Contest with friends :D Can't wait to post the pics of my new darlings soon!

Freitag, 25. Mai 2012

Two girls having too much spontaneity...

... this is the result ;) Sitting together with a glass of wine, talking about good recipies and just deciding: let's do a Caramel-Cheesecake like this one: Dulce de Leche Cheesecake. So I jumped on my bike to get a glass of "Bonne Maman Caramel" which is a great alternative for making Dulce de Leche on you own... The rest was done really fast and it was a pleasure to spend some time baking again!

Because the cake had to stay in the fridge for one day we had the pleasure this evening. Tastyyy and Yummy.

So yesterday, during the cooking time, we had time sitting together, talking and making new bracelets :) We really forgot the time but were both really productive...

Again I made a wrapped bracelet but with this one I'm not that satisfied yet - the bracelet is curling and I really have problems with the leather - it is just too thick to make a nice ending... But I love the colour for the summer! I still have enough yarn for another one but right now I'm really done with this technique...

But my jewellery-queen Leti showed me how to do macrame... And I just love it!! Last week we were on a flea market where I bought some thick, golden necklaces... I seperated a small piece of one and knotted red cotton yarn... together with 2 screw nuts (donated by Leti) a really lovely bracelet came out!! I fell totally in love with this...
I still have some ideas in mind with the thick chain so thank god a long weekend is following :) The weather will be great so I think I need to do a night shift to flaunt it in the daytime combined with a nice summer dress ;)

By the way - you have to check out Leti's blog... --> ~*Letandas*~ She also has a shop on DaWanda... This girl is so gifted and inspires me everytime I visit her...  And thanks to her I am really tired today but also "caramelly satisfied" :)

Good night!

Freitag, 18. Mai 2012

And another bracelet!


After 2 nice days (holiday and leave day... really loved the free time :) ) with barbeque, a short trip to France and also some time left for some crafting, I'm really proud to introduce my new bracelet :) I really love it because it was so simple and quick to make and is plain but still special!

It's made from a simple thin white leather tape which I braided by adding pearls in my very favourite material - antique gold. I really like the button to close the bracelet, nice solution in my opinion :)

Tomorrow I hope to find some thinner floss or yarn in a shop for making a bracelet like these ones: Friendship Bracelets from
My waxed yarn is too thick for my small chain... And still I got some other stuff left - even more potential to be creative :D

Freitag, 11. Mai 2012

Jewellery - Part 1

Sun is shiiining in the city, I'm starting into a really great weekend with Pizza and making some more bracelets tonight with my friend :) Anything better? No :D

This is why I just share my jewellery made from the Berlin-shopping-tour-stuff very quick!! 

Necklace with earrings
Bracelets... inspired by!

The first stuff *prooooud*

Not that bad, huh? Hope you like it :) Let's see what comes out this evening when I will be even more inspired by the really really creative stuff from Leti :D


Dienstag, 1. Mai 2012

Back from traveling!

Berlin and Hamburg were both so inspiring! I saw great outfits which I will give a try with my apparel...

Of course I stopped by at "Nuena" in Berlin... This is the yield :D Be curious about the outcome...

Mittwoch, 25. April 2012

The Beginning

Ok folks... It's 3 a.m. and it feels kind of weird because I have to work tomorrow, I'm not tired at all but full of inspiration and creativity! Yeah, sounds like one of these lifestyle-blogs everyone has right now. Maybe it is just one like that. But for me it means a lot. As the title tells you - after a long episode of being someone I didn't like to be - I'm back again, full in bloom as my colleague told me some weeks ago.

My English isn't perfect so feel free to correct me ;)  But what I'm basicly trying to do is to share my newborn energy, creativity and also freakiness to be just who I am. This includes looot's of crafts, creative projects, recipies, fashion... and other stuff that makes life worth living.

Did I mention that I'm travelling to Berlin tomorr... today? Then on to Hamburg, having another stop in Frankfurt to come back to my hometown... Time enough for grasping some inspiration DOWNTOWN!

Recently, thanks to a good and also (freaky!) creative friend of mine, I got addicted to Pinterest... So feel free to follow my pins there :)

Cheers! And good night (3 hours of sleep left, weeeha ^^ )