Monday, 29 December 2014

A Pintastic Week - 29.12.2014

Hey guys!

This is this year's last Pintastic Week, can you believe how quickly a year passes? Anyway, I have some beauties for you again!

I want to start by thanking the lovely Cindy for featuring my Mustang Card on her blog, I'm so flattered!

I found a lot of beautiful handmade garments again, and these are a couple of them: Jolies Bobines made an incredible jumpsuit, I especially love the pleats on the bodice! Nikki made a pair of perfect cropped trousers on Beauté J'adore and look at the velvet Christmas dress that Lauren made! I also LOVED the BHL Kim dress that Mary made, that fabric is just perfection.
Thread Theory released a new pattern for a women's blouse, and I think it's amazing, it's casual yet very feminine, I like the flow of it, in short, I'd love to have that pattern!

Here are 18 ways to spice up your hot chocolate, which would be perfect to accompany this great-looking Igloo cake!

When I will move out and get my own place, I'm going to need a home library to put away all my books (and have room for more haha). 

And to stay within the festive vibe, I loved MadDesign's festive beaded earrings and I think Blair kills it with this outfit on Atlantic Pacific.

That's it for this week's roundup, I hope you enjoyed it!

See you soon!
- Birgit

Friday, 26 December 2014

Pin // Make: cord organizer arrow - belated November edition

Hi there!

I hope you all had, or are still having, wonderful Christmas days with family and friends!

As I promised earlier this week, I'm finally sharing my November Pin // Make project, being the great arrow cord organizers that Mette from Monsterscircus made. The only thing I did differently from her tutorial, is that I sewed around the arrow shape, because I liked the look of it. Other than that, I just followed her tutorial. I'd say you should give it a try, they are super easy to make and they look great!
I made it as a small present for a friend who bought an appartment recently, and I made a card to go with it.

Pumps and Needles: monsterscircus' arrow cord organiser

Pumps and Needles: monsterscircus' arrow cord organiser
Thanks to Elia for taking the pictures!

See you on Sunday for my weekly roundup!
- Birgit


Thursday, 25 December 2014

Merry Christmas!

Image via here

Merry Christmas everyone!
I hope you all have a great day, surrounded by the people you love!

- Birgit


Monday, 22 December 2014

Pin // Make: Christmas Wrapping

Hi there!

I figured I'd better not wait with this post until Christmas is over. My December Pin // Make (the November one is coming soon, I promise!) is my take on this tutorial that A Beautiful Mess made on how to make professional looking gift bags. I didn't make any handles, but taped it shut at the top so you couldn't see what's inside and I think it makes a perfect gift bag for somewhat larger presents.

I did feel that the plain bag was rather boring, so I decorated it a little with cut out (thank you Silhouette Portrait) reindeers (from Miss Kate Cuttables) and stars.

Pumps and Needles reindeer gift bag

I made something else to wrap a little gift for my sister (not telling what it is in case she reads this):

Pumps and Needles: gingerbread man gift box
Isn't he cute?? He didn't work out entirely as I wanted to - you can see I smudged a little with the glue (which is not this visible in natural light), and the strips around the sides were slightly too big. I did adjust that on the bottom part, but the glue on the lid had already dried and I didn't want to take it apart then. His buttons and eyes are little rhinestones that I painted with nailpolish, and the cutting file is from SVG Cuts, who are currently offering this in a free set of five patterns!

Pumps and Needles: gingerbread man gift box

Happy wrapping!

Sunday, 21 December 2014

A Pintastic Week - 21.12.2014

Image via Devon Rachel

Hi guys!

Time for another round-up, and because Christmas is around the corner, I decided to stick within the theme, and treat you with a bunch of links.


In the Fair Isle print category, check out these amazing mani's from Chelsea Queen and Coewless Nail Polish
No Christmas without a tree, right? Hop on over to these ladies' pages to see different options, each one equally fabulous: watermarble tree on Adventures in Acetone, black and glitter on Fairly Charming, a tree and snowmen on Work Play Polish, a burgundy and gold on Bottle of Happiness, a gold dotted tree on One Nail Rules Them All and a mix and match mani on So Nailicious.
If you like glitter, be sure to check out The Lacquerologist and The Crumpet and finally, for something quirky, go see Adventure in Acetone's reindeer mani.


In the tablesetting department, I love these DIY wire placecard holders on A Beautiful Mess, this doily tree centerpiece from Twoje DIY and I Heart Naptime's moss and candle centerpiece.
Decorate your walls with a DIY geometric himmeli wreath as seen on Vintage Revivals, or hang your wreath around a faux deer head for that little extra glam, like on The Home Depot.
For some smaller items, try these pine cone trees from Scissors and Spoons, a cute geometric snowman from MiniEco or these porcelain holiday tree lights from A Beautiful Mess.


Damask Love made a bunch of tutorials in the last month, and I really like this simple Christmas tree treat box and her holiday wreath gift box. Other cute ways to wrap your gifts: little tree boxes on Oh My Fiesta!, beautiful forest bordered goodie bags on Just ME and twist top snowflake boxes on Extreme Cards.
And if your gifts are already neatly wrapped, but you just need tags, click on the following links for some great free printables: Curly Made, jumbo tags and reindeer tags at Eat Drink Chic, bauble tags on Fellow Fellow and a few different ones at Skip To My Lou.

That's it for today! See you later this week!
- Birgit

Sunday, 14 December 2014

A Pintastic Week - 14.12.2014

Hi there!

I can finally write again! I haven't been able to use my laptop in a while (due to a program I had to run for my thesis which made everything else impossible) but I am back again! I am planning on writing a few Christmas-themed posts, and I still have my Pin // Make project from November that I didn't share yet - so I didn't forget!
I'm also rethinking this post a bit, I'm not sharing all the pictures in my post again, mainly because I read a few stories about copyright infringement, even if you link back properly and I don't want to risk that. So from now on I'll share one picture that I really liked that week and then put my favourite links underneath. Here we go!

 Vogue US December 2014 - via Honestly...WTF

1. Who can resist gold and sparkle on a beautiful card like this one by Amy Sheffer?

2. This Pingu cake by Coco Cake Land is so cute and just brings up childhood memories... 

3. Linda made a roundup of four winter drinks on Call Me Cupcake, and I'm craving some hot chocolate right now!

4. I recently discovered Dita Von Teese's clothing line, and this dress is on my wishlist.

5. I love the look of these super chunky knit throws featured on Honestly...WTF.

That's it for today! See you later this week!

- Birgit