Postcards | Nougat & Marzipan

March 30, 2012

After "Artist of the month", here's another new rubric I'll post maybe even more often than once a month... For my first interview with inspiring person/interesting blogger, I choose Julia :)

She's 22, living in Germany and leading the delicious blog Nougat & Marzipan. I talked with Julia about her inspiration, future and fashion...

1. What inspires you?
- Blogs, pictures, magazines, girls on the street,...

2. I see you like cooking, photography, fashion... What's your dream job in the future? Is it connected with some of your passions?
- Well, I am studying education to become a teacher, so that isn't really connected to my hobbies.

3. Is blogging a hobby for you? Why did you started doing it?
- Yes, it's definitly a great hobby, that had become quite important for me. It gives me the opportunity to share my pictures and ideas and to communicate with nice guys with the same passions.

En route to Tsarev brod... (The bus adventure)

March 27, 2012

What a drama!
Last week was a madness and my Friday went all wrong, bringing me to a total mental break down. Most of my friends decided to devote themselves to village tourism for the weekend, and since I wanted to do it long ago, I decided to follow their example. I needed to get away from town and relax as fast as I could. This is how my little village trip started...
Funnily enough, (I had to go by a bus) this was my first long distance trip by a bus to somewhere! Not knowing when exactly it will arrive (there's no a bus schedule for places out of town), I went on the bus stop an hour earlier and had to wait there upright and look at every single bus to see if it's mine. After almost an hour *fail* it finally came and I managed to take it! I'm great when it comes to buses, because I've traveled with them like... 3 times in my whole life, always to places in my town, plus I don't weight much and I'm a tiny person, which means that every time I get on a bus and it starts moving I immediately begin wobbling around, pushing people and trying to keep myself from falling to the ground. So I got on it and bought tickets, tenacious at the closest lever and even managed to find a seat, which was on the inside side, by the window and there was a woman sitting next to it, so I had to go straight to the window, but instead I didn't even realized and took her seat, leaving the space next to me empty. She was like "Yeah, still can I take my seat back?" than I realized that I'm all alone on the both seats and moved away *epic fail, I know* haha
After 20 minutes of totter and almost mistaking the bus stop, I finally managed to get off of the diabolical machine and feel ground underneath my feet again! I headed to my house from the small center...

The blogger's DIY (bonus)

March 26, 2012

What do you need?
Simple solid, print, and white cotton fabric, scissors, card stock, plush stuffing, sewing machine/needle and thread and child safe snap on button eyes and noses. (You can find them in the doll section at your local craft store.)

How to make it?
1. Cut out the back and front of the fox. We made ours an estimate 1x2 ft. 2. Cut out and trace a circle from card stock on the back of your patterned fabric. This will be for the fox's belly! 3. Next, sew on a triangle shape for the snout with the white fabric. For the eyes and nose, make a tiny hole with scissors, poke the eyes and nose through and secure it with the back snap. 4. After you've sewn on the snout, sew on the belly! You'll always want to sew on the snout first, guaranteeing that the belly won't be too high or too low. 5. Once you've decorated the front, place both sides together with the outsides facing in and sew them together, leaving a small gap at the bottom. After you've sewn your fox together, flip him inside out and fill with stuffing! Last, hand stitch the opening.
All done!

(image & source: a beautiful mess)

Cinderella, come back by nine!

March 24, 2012


A modern fairytale

What an exhausting day way Tuesday... She got up so early, it felt like a medieval torture. Then went to school and had to deal with statistics, economics, law..., which was just like separating little beans from a chimney ash, sorounded by an evil stepmother, (known as the literature teacher) and thousands of her mean step children (or classmates), who harassed the little Cinderella every single day...
She was so happy when she heard the last bell ringing and the good librarian fairy showed up. After two hours of them both wondering what should the princess wear for tonight, they finally came up with an idea and only few swings with the magical stick were needed for Cinderella to show up in a white shirt, black skinny jeans, a beautiful short grey jacket and long amber jewelery... She wore the most beautiful black suede shoes with a thin platform, which unfortunaly were so uncomfortable, that she was walking more like The Little Mermaid without a tale, than like herself.
When she came in the room, everybody looked at her. Not so much because she was so pretty and fashionable, than because she was half an hour late. After few staircases and dark hallways, they all finally walked in the great hall...

Artist of the month : Cosmic love

March 20, 2012

The blogger's DIY

March 19, 2012

D.I.Y Ripped Jeans:

1. Put on the jeans & mark the places you want the holes to be with chalk.
2. Cut horizontal slits on the spots of the holes.
3. Start pulling on the white horizontal threads/Use a needle to loosen them up.
4. Removing some of the horizontal threads.
5. Pick and pull out all the blue vertical threads.
6. Done! The holes will look more natural after your jeans have a wash.
(image & sourse: love-aesthetics)