Category Archives: DABBLING

Xmas Snow Flakes

Snip, snap, went my scissors, a little bit here, a little bit there.

Tell me,” I said in a voice reserved for “This just occurred to me” conversation starters: “would you mind if I, you know, decorated our flat with a few paper snowflakes? Like … this one?”

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“Naaa, you do as you wish, that’s OK.”

“Well …” The nearer I am to the critical point, the more I want to have it all behind me: “I’d like to stick them on windows. And you cleaned those not so long ago.”

“??? – That’s OK, just do it.”

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Yes, I am really going to do it.

Wear skirts and dresses more often, that is.


Sunday Had Two Slaves

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Mon amour.

The GIWEAWAY DAY is coming soon, so stay tuned 🙂

 


A Zwetschgen Yoghurt Cake This Time

While studying is certainly No. 1 … 15 on my priorities list right now I also need some good quality spare time – just doing nice stuff or nothing at all. So that all those long German words (Richtlinienkompetenz, Bundesstaatenprinzip, Verfügungsgeschäft, Erklärungsbewusstsein …) have time to, you know, sink in … 🙂

After having visited a market in our small town today I decided to make Ms. Retailtherapist’s Super Easy Yoghurt Cake again, this time with plums. Zwetschgen, as they are called here. See, if you just order plums, like I did last week, you get plums that are good for eating but not for baking. So I took care to buy Zwetschgen this time and then made the cake with them. I did have to bake it much longer and at higher temperatures than it says in the recipe, maybe because I used wholemeal spelt flour? Anyway, it is a real treat.

I didn’t have the camera with me at the market but we bought funny Belgian beer glasses I’d like to show you. They are for sober people only – they won’t stand on their own:


Butanski Izbrisani

Se imenujejo Lhotshampa, kar v jeziku Butancev pomeni Južnjaki. Na začetku slavnih devetdesetih so bili izgnani iz Butana, ker jih je bilo preveč in ker so bili drugačni, saj se niso preveč dobro prilagodili. Državni, kraljevski budizem je bilo treba zaščititi, skupaj z jezikom in oblačilnimi tradicijami. Butanski Nepalci, Lhotshampa, jih pač niso prevzeli za svoje, bili pa so zaželeni delavci v tej ekološko zavedni državi.

Butan ima nejebenoverjetno raznovrstno favno in floro. Na razstavi v Muzeju naravoslovja sva lahko prebrala, da turiste spustijo v državo samo, če se prijavijo pri eni od državnih turističnih agencij, pri čemer bivanje v Butanu stane od 200 dolarjev navzgor. Samoljubne ptice, izkoriščene vešče, volovske koze (“Kdo je koga?” vprašam moža, ki se samo smeje) oz. takini … Ohhh … Loterijska vila, ne bi midve … ?!??!?


From Mathematikum In Gießen – With Love

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His -> Hers, 4 Times Over

What a nice way to celebrate October turning into November!

Refashion every day, that was my idea.

After having changed my hubby’s shirt into a blouse last time, I decided it could use some more changes to look better, so I made a different collar.

I also dyed 3 other shirts he gave me and spent loads of time trying to find out how to refashion them appropriately.

To be honest, all of it was stressful, because I haven’t done anything like that before and had to do things a few times over to do away with mistakes, but it is still a … rewarding hobby.

If it needs to be done slowly and with lots of planning, stepping back, thinking hard, swearing at the machine and at oneself and re-doing things the next day, so be it. I am not in a hurry.

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His -> Hers

“Yeeeesss, please”, that’s what I said when he announced he had some shirts to give away or throw away, for that matter, if I didn’t want them.

I have only managed to refashion one so far, because it already is the right colour. I am going to dye the other ones first, since they are white.

So this is what I’ve created out of a classical black Eterna shirt my hubby didn’t need anymore (threadbare collar):

I have to say I had half expected me to botch up the job and was quite happy when I didn’t and things turned out the way I had intended them to.

I actually quite like my new blouse and the material is great … Let’s see whether I can repeat the good job in the time to come.


Lovely!

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Have a nice Thursday! 😀


Torkovo klobukovanje

Predvidevam, da ne veste, kaj pomeni podatek, da je moj obseg glave 62 cm … Predvidevam, da večina od vas ne razmišlja kaj preveč o velikosti, ko nabavljate pokrivala za svoj najpomembnejši del telesa. Naj vam izdam, da premajhen klobuk ali čepica na moji glavi zgledata obupno in da tudi ponudba moških pokrival ni rešitev. Edini klobuk, ki ga imam, sem kupila na spletni strani z izdelki za lovce pod kategorijo “posebne velikosti: 2XL”.

A zakaj rabim klobuk? Za veslanje in dejavnosti na prostem, kot zaščito pred soncem.

Na srečo pa na svetu obstajajo tudi blogerke, ki šivajo za nas, kot na primer Surferka Tina, ki mi je prijazno pomagala pri načrtovanju klobuka.

Svoj prvi klobuk sem sešila v nedeljo, seveda sem načrt malce prilagodila in zašuštrala pomemben del, zato bom klobuk morala uporabiti za shranjevanje zoknov 😆 … Continue reading