… getting myself a mouse. From all the computer work since summer I got a hurting right upper arm. And all the yoga doesn’t help. I think, it comes from the motions I make with my hand on the touchpad. And I hope, that different montions with a mouse might relieve the pain. Plus it glows in the dark.
Besides my two 365-day-projects I blogged about last year – 365declutter and Carolina’s naps – I had another little year-long-project going on. I collected all the two-Euro-coins that landed in my purse.
And now was the big day to count the cash. Especially my 8-year-old-Clara was very interested in this as she is in all financial matters.
This money will be for splurging.
Something I wouldn’t spend money on normally.
I still have no concrete plan for it.
But I will find one – or one will find me.
Now that I had turned the last page of Clara’s calendar of 2014, I was so delighted by Clara’s christmas present for Hubby and myself – a calendar of 2015! This time the calendar was her year-long project in art class at school, every month of last year the children would make a calendar page. And Clara managed to keep the calendar a secret throughout the whole time.
Interesting though, that German children write in English on their calendar. I asked her about it and she said, that the model calendar was in English …
So here comes January:
We have only had a little bit of snow this winter so far, one morning after Christmas we woke up to a slim snow blanket. The girls built a tiny snowman and are hoping for more snow now. Have a great start to 2015!
Welcome to my new blog! I am so happy that you are here. To kick off the New Year in celebration style I would love to show you something I am quite proud of. Constant readers of my former blog might remember those plates I designed in November. I put one of the plate designs into a repeating pattern in Illustrator, added a grey background and send it off to be printed on fabric.
As I live in Germany I didn’t want to use Spoonflower for their printing services and shipping over the ocean. I found a German equivalent to it – stoff’n in Berlin. I ordered some jersey fabric and got it shortly before Christmas. I am very pleased with the quality of the fabric and how the colours turned out. It all started with this simple sketch:
To see and touch the fabric now in real life is such a feeling of accomplishment, I can tell you.
And now off to the sewing machine!