2015 Goals and Inspiration

The new year is already 2 weeks old but now I’m really arrived in 2015.

The last week was very inspiring for me. I set some goals for the year ahead and started to work on some of them.

I wanna share my goals with you – so they become more real and I’m much more forced to achieve them 🙂

 

My goals:

– improve my

  • sewing
  • knitting
  • english (for university and (of course) this blog)
  • photography skills

– learn how to do

  • macrame
  • screen printing
  • tatting (you will see why when you read further)

– understand how it is possible to make photos (where actually a picture appeares) with my Polaroid camera

– blog regularly

– draw more often

– travel to places I haven’t visited yet and explore them with people who live there

– eat more healthy food

– make more sport (I already started making Yoga and I LOVE it!)

– pass my exams

– extend my knowledge about art, craft, education, photography, nature, geography …

– learn a new language

– start my own small business

– be thankful for everything I already have

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I’m feeling very inspired at the moment. This belongs mainly to a purchase I made lately: I decided to buy the digital version of Mollie Makes Blogging. I don’t want to advertise but I just started reading it and I love it! The content is very inspiring and helpful and I’m nearly sure it will make me a better blogger – not over night but I will keep the tons of advices in mind.

To help you to be a bit more inspired I like to share some of my favourite blogs with you and I’m incredibly excited about your favourite ones – please link them in the comments!

Here is my list:

A Beautiful Mess

Luloveshandmade

Attic 24

The Crafted Life

One Sheepish Girl

Messyla

Gemacht mit Liebe (german)

A Creative Being

Little Things Blogged

and of course the blogs from Etsy, DaWanda, Handmadekultur (german) and Mollie Makes.

I bought/got some other inspiring things, too. I bought two books – one is about modern art and the other about drawing and I enjoy reading them incredibly much! and I foud a nice craft book from 1971 on the flea market which explains lots of craft basics. The last thing is the most precious to me – its an doily my grandgrandma made and my grandma gave to me. The technique which was used to make it is called tatting. I love this doily so much! It’s so delicate and fucking (excuse me) beautiful – a real piece of art!!

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I hope it was okay for you that I used the wor ‘inspiring’ very often 🙂

I would love it if you share blogs/things which you inspire with me!

Peggy

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Book of thoughts

About 2 weeks ago I filled up my notebook. It was really important for me during the last year. I wrote in it nearly everything I thought, liked and wanted to be remembered of. In the end it was full of notes, sketches, crocheting patterns, ideas, to do lists – full of thoughts.
I really came to appreciate to have always a notebook in my bag. It’s good to know that you have something near you where you can write down what you’re thinking. It helped me incredibly much.
When it was full I knew that I needed a new one – quickly!
So I made this one last week:

handmade notebook

It’s in an A5 format to fit perfectly in my every day bag.
I tried a new method when I made the book case. I glued some thread on the board before I covered it with linen. When I covered it I pressed it in with foam rubber to form the shape of the letters.

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From now on it’s my daily companion.

I hope you like it.

What relation do you have to notebooks?

Have a nice day ❤️

Japanese stab binding

During the last week I made some nice photo albums with the Japanese binding technique. I enjoy making these very much.
I wanted to make some for a long time and now I got the time.
It took pretty long time to make them because you have to work very precise.
In the web I found some nice inspiration for the binding so I made my own templates.
I hope you like them!

You can also buy them in the DaWanda shop of the Bookbindery. It’s called BubiRu.

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In der letzten Woche hab ich ein paar Fotoalben mit japanischer Bindung fertiggestellt. Ich wollte schon lange mal verschiedene Bindetechniken und Muster ausprobieren.

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Es dauert relativ lange die Alben herzustellen, weil man sehr präzise arbeiten muss.
Im Internet habe ich Inspiration für die Heftung gefunden und gleich eigene Schablonen angefertigt.

Diese Alben kann man auch in dem DaWanda Shop der Buchbinderei kaufen. Er heißt BubiRu.

Bye : )

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