My First DaWanda DIY Video Is Online: Knitting A Chunky Scarf

09 11 2014

A couple weeks ago I was invited by DaWanda in Berlin to shoot two DIY videos.

I was nervous and excited because I had not done any video shoot with myself in it yet.

But the folks at DaWanda are really nice and easy going so in the end it was a super fun day for me.

The first video - knitting a chunky scarf from Loopy Mango Big Loop Wool  - is online now. 

It's in german though. 

You can see it here

I think I am a bit stiff and tense but hey - it was the first time, right?

It made me laugh because right in the beginning, when I tell who I am, there is a second where I had to think what the name of my brand is! :-)

But please watch for yourself... 

DIY Schal stricken Video

Happy Day,

Anette 


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Things You Don't Know About Me, Upcoming Plans And A Winner

22 10 2014

... or you probably don't know about me.

Because I still don't have a proper 'About' page!

I don't know...just hope, I will surprise myself at some point and just get it done.

While I am still busy as a bee working in my jewelry/wool studio, you can - if you like - read a bit more about me over at other places:

&Magazine interviewed and featured me in their Blogscreen series (in german) and at the Roest Haakt Blog I share my favorite five yarns to work with (in english).

Super chunky hat

Upcoming DIY Plans:

I finally finally want to share tips on how to make a mega thick blanket like this one I knitted back in January and February.

Plus I developed an easy way to felt larger amounts of felt-ropes. Very excited about that and I am planing to write down the process in an e-book.

And now to my recent Give Away:

First let me say that I am totally blown away by your support! I would have never ever thought I will make it to the top of the newcomer finalists for the upcoming Designachten show in my neighbor city since two other finalists had a head start of me and at first it seemed pretty hopeless that I would be able to catch up.

But thanks to YOU I did and that's so awesome. One reader wrote to me that she forced all her work colleagues to vote for me :-)

Out of the 44 (1 was via e-mail) comment entries random.org picked no.1(!) as the winner of a knitted hat. Congratulations!!!

And again thanks so much to everybody who voted for me! 

Happy Day,

Anette 


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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,

Anette 


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Leather Bracelet Kit And Tutorial

09 09 2014

My leather bracelet kits were sold out for a while but now they are back in my shops.

You can choose between natural un-dyed or brown leather cord and three different geometrical metal bead colors:

- brass

- copper

- silver 

The "how-to" tutorial comes in written form with the kit. 

leather bracelet kit, Bastelset Lederarmband

leather bracelet kit, Bastelset Lederarmband

leather bracelet kit, Bastelset Lederarmband

You can also find the full DIY tutorial here on my blog.

leather bracelet kit, Bastelset Lederarmband

Happy Crafting Day,

Anette

Today is Creadienstag


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