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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When life gives you lemons… (II)

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After writing about Lemon Curd last week I want to continue with the second lemon-related post today.
I had the idea to make a lemon-related mini version of a gift basket so after making the Lemon Curd as a second step I started decorating the jars.
I decorated the jars in a very simple way but thought it is still worth showing, as it didn’t involve the usual sticker and I think it looks quite nice and is a little bit different.
Please have a look below for a few more details :).

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When live gives you lemons… (I)

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Recently my in-laws brought a couple of lemons home from their holiday in Greece – this may sound a little strange but we’re talking about hand picked, massive lemons that smelled incredible. Clearly this is the perfect souvenir for me and I immediately started thinking what I could make with them.
Lemon Curd was one thing that immediately popped into my head, a lemon cake was another thing – although I at first didn’t know what kind of lemon cake I should make. Luckily there was enough lemon juice to make both things and in the end I even had enough time to decorate the jars a bit.

Because it was so much fun to have this small lemon-project, I decided to write about it and show you what I have done. Today I am starting with part one out of three: When life gives you lemons…make Lemon Curd. This is a very simple recipe that I always use, but I think it is perfect as it is and doesn’t need any fancy ingredients.

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