My creative inspiration

Things I make, stuff that inspire

A new piece of jewellery to add to my collection

Summery blues and whites with a touch of gold – inspired by a necklace in the jewellery store, and it took me just a couple of hours to  make my own🙂

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Wedding invites

We finally finished our wedding invites – I love how they turned out. It took us pretty long to finish, as we printed each one individually, and we used a Silhouette Cutter to cut the word on the front side.

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Book confetti

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Wedding preparations again🙂 Instead of rice (or, maybe, besides rice or rose petals), we opt for book confetti. It took me about “two movies” to cut the hearts with a craft puncher. It seems to be a decent amount, but after dividing it into smaller portions, we’ll decide if we need some more. I especially liked when some hearts accidentally had meaningful (pieces of) words on them.

Venetian box

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I adore boxes. Today I made a black and gold box with a decoupaged venetian painting.

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Will you be my… maid of honour?

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Bridesmaids and maid of honour gifts will also fit into our book themed wedding. That’s why I wanted to make some cute jewellery for them. I chose a book that enlists all the names, cut out their names and initials and some lovely adjectives (happy, beatiful, cute) to embellish the accessories.

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The boxes were made of plain wooden boxes that I took apart, spray painted white/cream and gold and reassembled. I used decorative tape for the golden details, a little laser cut wooden heart and a round wooden piece to “pop the question”: Will you be my bridesmaid? Will you be my maid of honour?

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Wine glasses for the wedding

I saw a set of bridesmaids’ wine glasses on Pinterest (where else?🙂 ), and it looked so pretty that I decided to recreate them.

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However, as I only have two bridesmaids, to make a set of six glasses, I made maid of honour and bride & groom glasses as well.

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For painting, I used porcelain(china) paint, because that lasts longer and that’s not transparent at all – whereas regular, transparent glass paints are not exactly waterproof and they tend to wash off in the machine.

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I really hope they will like it and they will be surprised (for once in my life I must say that fortunately, they don’t read this blog🙂 ).

Folded book photo/place card holder

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As far as folded book art is concerned, I wanted to make some less “artsy” pieces as well. As photo holders, or place card holders, or whatever – actually, we haven’t quite figured out what to to with these, because it is a really versatile piece. Photos are good, because people love watching photos, place cards, on the other hand, are on the practical side.

Wedding decoration – folded book art

I am in full swing preparing our wedding, and I want it to be a book themed one. When I googled it, I found many folded book art centerpieces, and at first glance I thought it was sorcery. Or that it would take way too much time to create.

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But then I started to dig into tutorials, and I found several instructables. I chose the one that seemed the least time consuming, and I (or, I should say, we) started folding. First we made these hearts as they seemed easy enough and pretty at the same time.

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Basics of my wardrobe

For the New Year, I decided to start actually using the “basics” I have in my wardrobe. First, I gathered all of them in a special place of the wardrobe – and I hope that whenever I am going to stand there, helpless and unable to decide what to to wear, these 16 pieces will help me.

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Do you have a “basics” section in your wardrobe? Did I forget anything that could be useful (besides from shoes, accessorioes, coats, etc.)?

Christmas playlist #01

I have created three playlists to help me get done with all Christmas preparations. The first one is a dynamic punk-rock-ska playlist. the other two are more on the jazzy and choral-y side, but before I could get into the really (cheesy) Christmas mood, I need this type of music.

You can access the first playlist it by clicking here.