DIY Gift Wrap

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Recently we were invited to a 60th Birthday and I was looking for a simple way to make the plain brown paper I found in my crafting-drawer look a bit nicer.
The birthday present was for my father-in-law so it didn’t have to be as colorful as I would have wanted it to be for a girl.
I had a quick look at the supplies I could find at home and got started…

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Our little girl’s room

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Our little girl will soon be a year old and finally I manage to show a few pictures of her room :).
We had a lot of fun thinking about what kind of room to create for our daughter Frieda and although it is certainly not the most important thing for a baby to have her own room right from the start, we loved doing it.
Some of you may be wondering why one wall in her room is blue although she is a little girl :). The reason for this is that we didn’t want a typical boy’s or girl’s room – we wanted something a little more neutral. Also we decided not to find out whether we were having a boy or a girl.

The inspiration for Frieda’s room came from my little brother’s room that was created in a very similar way nearly 19 years ago: We wanted to create a lovely sky with stars by painting one wall in blue. So the sky, the stars…etc. – that was our theme.
A few of the details of the items in Frieda’s room are handmade in a very simple and affordable but (I think :)) nice and fun way and I wanted to show to you what and how we’ve done it in this post.

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DIY Last minute Christmas cards

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In less than a week all the madness around Christmas preparations will be over and we will hopefully all enjoy some quality time with family, loads of food gifts and laughter. Until then some of you still might have to organise a few cards or gift tags and so I thought I would show you an idea about how to make lovely cards or tags by just using material you might have at home already.

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Birth cards – now and 29 years ago

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A long time before our little girl was born I already knew how I wanted her birth cards to look like. I always adored the birth cards my mum made when I was born and I was determined I wanted to copy the way she did them for my first child. I wanted it to be my way to welcome my girlie in this world and to celebrate her arrival.

As we  didn’t know the gender before the birth, I bought two different kinds of yarn during the very impatient wait after my due date had passed – ready to get started as soon as possible :).

Today I want to show you a few pictures of the cards that I made for the closest family to say thank you for all the wishes and lovely gifts. I will describe a little bit how I made them. They are very special to me and I put a lot of effort in every single card. We also wrote them all by hand so it took a little while to make them – but it was so worth it!

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