Sunday, 31 May 2015

A Pintastic Week - 31.05.2015

Happy Sunday!

I hope you are all having a great weekend - for those of you that have to study, like me, I hope it is going well and good luck!
Yesterday evening, I found a thrifted skirt in my fabric stash out of which I originally planned on making a pair of shorts, but I discovered that it actually fits me quite perfectly, so I shortened it and now I have a new skirt to wear, yay! I also have a bit leftover fabric, since I needed to shorten it quite a bit, so hopefully it will turn out to be just enough to squeeze a crop top out of it. Once I am done with that, and I find a person willing to take pictures, I will post it here.

In the mean time, let me share some of my recent favourite pins.

- I love Burda patterns, and I already loved this pattern when I saw it in the magazine, but Tea's version made me swoon!
- Another beautiful take on a Burda dress pattern from the Polish blog Poczwarka Prezentuje that I discovered recently.
- Anna made this 70's inspired denim skirt, a style I have been seeing a lot recently on streetstyle pictures, and I love it.
- I discovered that the Lindy Petal skirt by Itch to Stitch is actually a free pattern, hurray!
- I actually quite like this hair accessory from Free People, it gives you that something extra... (Click through to the gold coloured one too, as the shape is also different!)
- I love Coewless Nail Polish, and I tried my hand at this tutorial last week.
- This outfit on Ohh Couture is so chic, I couldn't believe the pants are H&M!
- And can I please swap wardrobes with Atlantic Pacific? Her skirts are to die for... 

Now, back to studying... See you soon!
- Birgit

Friday, 29 May 2015

Pearl anniversary card

Hi guys!

Last time I posted, we were still January, so let me give you an update on what I have been doing in the mean time! 
First of all, I went to New York - and I got to celebrate my birthday there! Needless to say, it was an experience I will not quickly forget! I also went to Berlin in the Easter break, which was an amazing trip as well and I got to know some great people. Besides traveling - I did not spend four months constantly on holiday, rest assured - I mostly worked very hard on my master's thesis, which is handed in and already defended, hurray!

I did a bit of sewing too, and I'm hoping the weather will get better so I can take decent pictures to share here...
Now, let me show you a card I made recently for a couple's 30 year anniversary. As the symbol for 30 years is pearl, I wanted to include that in the design. The 'mr & mrs' is a free Silhouette file from a while ago, not free anymore now, but still available in the store. The scalloped background was painted with watercolours, and I splattered it as well, though it is hard to see in the picture. The giant heart was cut from some sheer polyester fabric I have laying around.

Pumps and Needles: pearl anniversary card

Pumps and Needles: pearl anniversary card

Have a great weekend!
- Birgit