The Blogger's DIY

May 22, 2012

What do you need?

Magazines and modpodge c/o The Plaid Barn
Scissors or exacto knife

How to make it?

First, rip out magazine pages you would like to have on the front of the suitcase. Apply a layer of mod podge to the suitcase and lay the page down. Then, apply a layer of mod podge on top of the magazine page. Repeat these steps until the entire suitcase is covered in pages. Lastly, take scissors or an exacto knife (an exacto knife will provide smoother lines) and trim along the edge, making the pages fit perfectly on the top of the suitcase.

Really great isn't it? One of my all time favorite DIY projects; I must try it as soon as possible!

(image & sourse: Sincerely, Kinsey)


May 16, 2012

Some people say it's a masterpiece. I call it the most simple photo I've ever made.
It's made on July 2010, I was at my village that day... Sitting on our brand new bench in the yard, which was facing the garden. I remember someone came and gave me a bouquet of little, dried field flowers in pretty purple color and I placed them on the bench. Then suddenly felt somehow inspired by such a small thing, set the black and white camera mode and captured the moment. It was the most simple thing. Now when I look at the photo, in my mind it always looks like it tells a story of a boy waiting for a girl, who never came, so he just leaves the flowers for her and never comes back. It somehow represents loneliness and melancholy, but I still like it... I don't really remember what mood I was in, but I decided to name it after one of my favorite love songs - Alicia Keys's "Unthinkable".

"I was wondering maybe
Could I make you my baby
If we do the unthinkable would it make us look crazy
If you ask me I'm ready 
If you ask me I'm ready..."

18 candles

May 15, 2012

Me & The birthday boy 

Not so long ago last month, a friend of mine came of age… So we brought half of the gang together and went to our favorite little pizza restaurant “Jeans club”. It was a great night of enjoying expensive red wine (2010 Merlot to be exact), delicious ice cream cheesecake with blackberry and 5 different types of pizza! (mine was called Bianca and I loved it, cuz it’s with cooking cream, lots of cheese, mushrooms, pickles and ham, so if you see a pizza with those ingredients but with a different name I defo recommend it! The others got some with eggs, pepper, tuna etc. I've tried all and I must say my advice is : even if you love fish, don't ever order a pizza with tuna, seriously!) I just decided to show you the lovely photos, capturing only half part of one of the greatest nights in our history, full of wine toasts, delicious food, "If I was in America"(a game we invented ourselves), spooky stories, drunk hearts, lots of laughter and great memories to tell about… Oh, and he got one year older! 

Bury me at the sea, I'll crush with the waves.

May 14, 2012

Who doesn't hate Mondays? The week is just beginning, but we're allowed to dream it ends, right? We're always allowed in our Monday dreams to grab the imaginary suitcase (filled with books, clothes and maps), take the old camera, a pair of sunglasses from some summer collection of the 70s (actually inherited from granny), take your loved one by the hand and jump in the dusty little convertible, which still hibernates in the garage... Departure. To infinity. Indefinitely. Not that we know where we are going, not that it matters at all. The road is filled with summer breezes and good music, food in roadside eateries and quarrels about the right way on the map. Because we don't know where we're going and each one of us insists. But this is the best about it. And it doesn't matter if we take trusted friends with us, or we meet them on the road. The important thing is that we'll travel with this immeasurable passion of the traveler, with the whole world, that is only waiting and wanting us to go around it, to see it...

The blogger's DIY

May 11, 2012

~ Leopard Print Short Shorts ~

What do you need?
X-Acto knife
Leopard print stencil, you can print one here
Fabric pen

How to make it?
1. Print and cut out leopard stencil with an X-Acto knife.
2. Place a piece of cardboard inside your shorts to prevent them from moving/keep them on a flat surface. Trace the outlines of the leopard print with your fabric pen.
3. Fill in each traced leopard spot.

(image & sourse: becauseimaddicted)

4. Meet up with friends and spend some great time

May 9, 2012

That was something I did on time! Yeah, just because it involved lots of food, fun with friends and all those great stuff... During the second half of the vacation our "gang" got together at the librarian's house for a party. And not any party, but a PANCAKE one, with (of course) pancakes and fillings like jam, cheese, chocolate, banana, also had (nasty) Turkish coffee and pastries... We ate lots of food as you see, took a little trip to the past with some old photo albums, watched stupid Spanish series, had fun, did a bit of cosplay with all kinds of hats and clothes, made photos with the Al Bundy pose, talked about religion, tried fortune-telling on coffee (too bad I filled half of my cup with sugar and when I drank it, it was nothing else left but tones of wet sugar lol) danced with lots of bananas and other fruits and did all kinds of crazy stupid things that we usually do... Cuz we've got the moves like Jagger! (yeah, our librarian has a no-secret passion for The Rolling Stones, just look at her kitchen cabinet)

Productive week

May 7, 2012

This is a new mini month project, that I decided to blog about! *feels excited* And due to lack of other, better name, I'll just call it "Productive weeks project". Mainly, I'll try doing one or more than one creative / good / funny / beneficial things each week to make me feel better somehow. 

What it'll be about? 
It'll be about me doing productive, new things I've never tried before. 

How long will it last?
A month. From the begining till the end of May.

First week to start with was last week (01.05 - 06.05)

"A sweet lesson on patience"

You may've already seen/read this touching story somewhere, but in case you haven't, you should check it out. One real, beautiful event I stumbled upon on Tumblr today and I decided to share with you...

(A NYC Taxi driver wrote:)

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90’s stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940’s movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.