Thank You!

26 12 2014

I hope your Holidays were wonderful and merry.

And that you can relax and recharge a bit these days before we will all start into a new fresh year.

Thanks to YOU this past year has been amazing for me!

I am very grateful for so many visitors here on my blog - even in times when I am so busy with my shops that there aren't any new posts possible.

If we are friends on Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram then Thank You so much for making these places fun and inspiring.

And to all my customers near and as far as New Zealand and Korea a huge Thank You for being so nice and supporting.

I had my 1000. sale on DaWanda in the beginning of December and got a congratulation mail from Dawanda asking, if I would have ever thought, this would be possible. Honestly - No, I could not imagine such success in spring of 2012 when I opened the shop.

In fact, the first sales back then were so slow that I asked a friend to buy something to make me feel better...

Now the dream came true - with a lot of hard work though, but very satisfying. 

So I am also thankful for my family who tries to support me and my ideas in every possible way. 

I am excited for the new year!

Wishing YOU and your loved ones all the best, lot's of happy moments and good health for 2015,



Thank you

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What Are The Most Popular Posts On Lebenslustiger?

12 09 2014

It's really fascinating for me to see, how popular DIY's are these days and how creative people are. 

From up-cycling scrap wood projects and wall art made of toilet paper rolls to jewelry making and of course lots of fiber works.

Everything seems possible and has DIY potential.

And I think, one of reasons why DIY's are so popular is, that the results always turn out unique.

The idea and inspiration is given but you have the possibility to put your own spin on it by choosing your favorite colors, material variation, additions etc.

So the result will be one-of-a-kind, very individual and showcasing your own creative style.

I have been making things as long as I can think back.

My parents grew up in times where making things yourselves by hand were necessary and normal.

I remember the kitchen in the house I grew up in in the seventies where I used to sit on a bench with a crochet hook and yarn making endless chains while my mother would cook or do a handwork project herself. Many of my clothes were sewn or knitted.

I even had yellow crocheted hippie pants! Yes - that's how old I am! :-)

I grew up and picked a creative profession - then I became a mother and my children attended alternativ schools with lots of handwork projects to be made. At some point I started blogging and the most popular posts on my blog are???

Right, DIY's! - See them all here...

Knitting a cord by lebenslustiger, Schnur häkeln

So - for me there were never really a time with no happy busy hands but over the years I got a little more focused and I now only craft and design things I would really love to have myself. 

These are the three most popular DIY post on Lebenslustiger so far:

- Leather bracelet tutorial 

- Knitting a cord  (pictures in this post)

- Leather wrap bracelet tutorial 

It's just simply very rewarding to make something with your own hands and nowadays it's so easy to connect, share ideas, tutorials, patterns and support on various sites, groups, communities, blogs...

Are you a DIY enthusiast, too?

If so, what do you think it's the most important reason why you love DIY's?

Or do you maybe have a different creative outlet like cooking? 

Knitting a cord by lebenslustiger, Schnur häkeln

Happy Weekend,


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