Magazine Review – HANDMADE Kultur

DSC_0141HANDMADE Kultur is  a combination of a wonderful German magazine   and an internet community. I think it’s very clever to combine these two things. On the website you can find incredibly many DIY projects shared by creative bloggers. You can also find dates for DIY workshops and markets and DIY supply shops (mostly in the german-speaking area).

I really like the fact that you can look for blogs in different categories or for the DIY patterns. It’s a great opportunity for crafters to share there work in the community.

There is also a connection between the magazine and the online community. The first category in the magazine is ‘Little Things’ where they share the most interesting DIY projects from the online blogger community.

The content is a very good mix of various craft techniques as sewing, knitting, crocheting, bookbinding, recipies and much more depending on the issue. When I browsed through the current issue (nr.1 2015 frebruary – april) I noticed that I have to approve my sewing skills urgently, because it features some great sewing projects, like a parka and a camera bag.

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I like that Handmade Kultur often features old crafts – in this issue lace-making and glas crafting. There are also interesting articles about crafters, artists, new trends, books …

And last but not least my favourite article – a DIY-Tour through Stockholm! Is there anything better than to combine DIY and travelling? I love it! In an earlier issue they feature a tour through Barcelona and I become so inspired and definitely want to go there and visit the great DIY-shops, f.e. DuDua.

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Finally I can say it’s a great and varied craft magazine and – if you speak German – it’s absolutely worth reading!

You can find my blog there as well and I plan to publish my DIY patterns there – in German.

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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

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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

I love to try something new!

I went to the print workshop on Wednesday and tried etching.
Therefore I prepared a few little drawings of faded tulips. It was real fun and with this technique you can produce really beautiful filigree prints – I love it!

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Also habe ich mich am Mittwoch in die Druckwerkstatt begeben und mich an einer Radierung zu versuchen.
Dafür habe ich kleine Zeichnungen von verwelkten Tulpen vorbereitet.
Es hat sehr großen Spaß gemacht und mit der Technik lassen sich wunderschöne filigrane Arbeiten herstellen.