Happy Easter

18 04 2014

sheep by lebenslustiger.com

Wishing you and your loved ones happy easter days,

Anette 

P.S. More sheep also on my "I love sheep" Pinterest board... 


Peaceful Green And Thoughts On "American Blogger"

11 04 2014

I am having a green crush lately... :-)

It's such a calming and peaceful color.

green plant crush

green plant crush

green plant crush

green plant crush

Speaking of peaceful...have you seen the "American Blogger" trailer, yet?

I read on my Instagram feed that there is a lot of harsh criticism going on since the trailer went online a couple days ago.

Most of the critics come especially from bloggers! Isn't that ironic?

It's a mystery to me why people do this to each other. Making others lives miserable (and their own life too in my opinion) by participating in those kind of shit-storms.

I feel especially bad for the person who created the documentary no one hasn't even seen yet besides the few trailer minutes. 

Creativity has millions of ways to express - that's the beauty of it! You either like what a creative person does or not. Very simple.

NO need to hurt and denounce a creative work.

Have a peaceful and happy weekend,

Anette 


New To My DaWanda Shop

09 04 2014

Spring time and lots of new jewelry pieces in my DaWanda Shop !!!

There is now a necklace with a facetted Rose Quartz pendant available which fits perfectly to the Rose Quartz ring which became a customers favorite. 

Also three additions to the "Sonnentaler" necklace: A ring, bracelet and studs.

I think my favorite piece is the long necklace with the circle pendant and the facetted gray Agate gemstone.

Please come visit the shop if you like or drop me an e-mail if you have a question or like to order: lebenslustiger(at)gmail.com

Thanks so much! 

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Happy Spring,

Anette 



(Neck)-Tie-Dyed Easter Eggs DIY

08 04 2014 DIY

Maybe you have seen and done this DIY already but I hadn't and just came across it on Pinterest.

I knew immediately I HAD to try this because of the surprise factor :) 

You need:

- some patterned REAL SILK neck ties or a scarf or blouse from the thrift store (it only works with 100% silk!)

- some white un-cooked eggs (you can carefully do it with blown-out eggs, too) 

- additional fabric scraps, for example from an old pillow case 

- sturdy yarn

- scissors

- a large pott to cook the wrapped eggs 

- vinegar 

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If you are going to use a tie cut the silk off the lining and then cut into pieces large enough to wrap around an egg.

Carefully wrap the eggs with the "good side" of the fabric directly onto the egg. Try to do it as smoothly as possible.

Tie with the yarn without breaking the egg! :-)

Now wet the egg a bit and try to wrap some more yarn around the egg - especially along the overlapping parts of the fabric.

The egg will only take the color from the fabric if it has direct contact to it.

Now take your additional fabric scraps and wrap the wrapped eggs again. This helps to contain the colors.

All wrapped up?

Then off to the stove. Fill a large pot with water and add about 5 tablespoons vinegar. Add the wrapped eggs to the cold water and bring to boil.

Simmer them for at least 20min.

And now for the fun surprise part!!!

Carefully get your eggs out of the hot water with a spoon and lay it onto a towl.

Now patiently wait until they have cooled down. 

OR

You are like me and you could NEVER wait that long so you start to unwrap the hot egg...

OR

You rinse them in cold water...

Anyway - it's really fun to un-wrap the little packages to see, if it has worked or not!!!

It depends on the fabric and how much contact it had to the surface of the egg whether the colors and patterns show well or only light.

I think, they are always kind of pretty and they are always one-of-a-kind and unique - no matter how...

You can rub a little bit of oil on to make the eggs shiny.

Please note, because of the fabric dyes the eggs are NOT edible! 

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neck tie dyed easter eggs, Ostereier färben mit Schlips neck tie dyed easter eggs, Ostereier färben mit Schlips

I even had a tie with horses and horseshoes on - perfect for my horse girl... 

Happy Easter Time!

Anette 

P.S. Today is Creadienstag and Upcycle Day @ Ninas Werkeltagebuch