Monday, January 30, 2012

BRIGITTE-Creative-Blog-Award 2012 is looking for the most talented DIY enthusiast in the blogosphere!

They are looking for authors of creative blogs who present their own modern DIY ideas and completed projects in a visually appealing way, with well-thought-out instructions written in a coherent manner.

Starting February 2012 the Jury will choose three most inspiring blogs every month and announce them on the 1st of the following month. Nominees will then have two weeks to submit a new DIY idea to be presented on AT the end of 2012. three winners will be announced.  First prize is a chance to style a major DIY story with the editorial staff for the BRIGITTE print edition.

more info


Sunday, January 29, 2012

Toddler haircut

P's hair was too long. By too long I mean I loved it, but it was bothering him so it looked like this when he was playing

When it comes to that, I am sure many moms would looove to have a place like FashionKids to go to.

via: DecoPeques
Hairdressers especially for kids, with interiors adapted for little ones and their wishes and needs, they have franchises all over Spain.

And although I am absolutely positive that P would love to stir the wheel of the car-chair, we unfortunately don't live in Spain. BUT we are lucky enough to have a friend, and adopted auntie Biljana (a.k.a. teta Biđa), a lady of many talents some of which you can check out here, so we don't have to go to Spain to cut his hair. We have our on call hairdresser, who is every little bit as colorful as the space shown above, plus she can even cut hair with sewing scissors if opportunity presents itself.

After some chasing around the house, cookie-blackmail and screaming laughter I think I can safely say we are all happy with the result.

and we LOOOOVE teta Biđa.

Your design on a Booteeq T-shirt

There is a contest at Croatian Booteeq!

Stick your design on a white T-shirt, and apply. If they like it, it will be posted online for voting AND it will be available for purchase to Booteeq users. That is right, you don't need to win to have a chance to earn some money.

To apply, go here.

Before sending the preview make sure you have the priginal file ready (vectors (PDF, AI) or high resolution photo (PDF, TIFF, JPG - 300dpi). Original file will be asked for if your design is picked.

  • Preview format: jpg, gif, png (white background)
  • Preview size: 1000 x 1000 px 
  • Note: design should have max 3 colours
The design does not have to be new, but it needs to be 100% yours.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Hive - FIRST European blogger conference

The HIVE is the first European blogger conference which will take place on May 19 & 20, 2012 in Berlin. 

Organized by 3 ladies: Peggy of Paul & Paula, from Amsterdam
                                        Yvonne of The Girl in the Laundromat, from Hamburg and
                                        Radostina of 79 ideas, from Prague
For list of speakers go here, and to get a ticket click here.

The HIVE facebook page
The HIVE twitter

Monday, January 23, 2012

Take the Style X Design Challenge

Enter to have your design worn by a musician performing at one of the largest music events in the United States!

To enter, BurdaStyle members must post one fashion sketch and one mood board as a project, detailing their dream rock star fashion look. At least one of each image must be posted within your final project upload on Please note that the title must include the word “Style X” in its title.

All submissions must be uploaded by February 7 at 11:59 p.m. (EST). 5-10 sketches will be chosen by BurdaStyle, BERNINA and Style X.

On February 8th, 5 winners will be annonced. Each winning designer will then be given the opportunity to create a one-of-a-kind look for a well-known musician featured at SXSW Music! The winner will be paired up with a musician to then create the garment, and will be responsible for making it. Each winner will be responsible for sourcing their fabric and notions.
The winning looks will be featured on the Style X runway, and editorial coverage on the BurdaStyle blog.
This is an incredible opportunity for new and emerging designers to have their creations seen in front of large audience of industry leaders, and have their garments worn by a true rockstar!
Please see here for more details. Good Luck!

Friday, January 20, 2012

My Ikea hacks: old office chair makeover

Materials I used besides an ancient Ikea office chair (the new version of it is called Snille, I have no idea what this was called back then): fine sanding paper, spray primer, spray paint, 2 Nedda chair pads, universal glue.

This was the first time for me to paint plastic and I love everything about it. It was easy, and I am really happy with the result. Let me also throw in a word about Nedda pads. I think the are amazing. So beautiful, yet extremely cheap. Just look at them:
You can do all sorts of cool projects with them, I know I will!

Linking to: Someday Crafts, Creations by Cara, 30 Days, Kojo Designs, The Shabby Nest, Beyond the Picket Fence,The Thrifty Home

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Faux sheep skin

Look what I bought this week!

From Tesco's F&F home AND beautiful. 

...and doesn't involce skinning sheep!

I love it!

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sew-vivor: A Sewing Competition

UPDATE: Unfortunately open only for US ctizens!

I seem to be unable to pull myself together, and write a post. I am still spaced out and a bit lost. My blogging time has been taken up by taking care of my colicky baby. I mean, he is only 3 weeks I guess I still have an excuse.
In absence of original content (I have loads of stuff lined up, I am just not able to write it up yet) I have a great announcement for you from Family Ever After.

A sewing competition called Sew-vivor! It's a spin off of the show Survivor, and it's gonna be awesome! 

January 11: Announce Competition, Buttons, and Judges
January 18: Announce Themes and Rules
January 25: Announce Prizes and Sponsors

February 1-29: Auditions accepted all month!
{You can enter ANY sewing project you've made. More info about entering coming next week}.

March 7: Top 10 Contestants announced
March 14: Honorable mention entries featured
March 21: Guest Judges announced (different from main judges, she will choose the contestant who wins "immunity" for the week)
March 28: Sew-vivor Giveaway

April 4: 1st Round of Competition
April 5: Top 8 announced
April 11: 2nd Round of Competition
April 12: Top 5 announced
April 18: 3rd Round of Competition
April 19: Top 3 announced
April 25: 4th and Final Round of Competition
April 26: Winners announced!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy 2012 + get your calendar!

Happy New Year to all of you!

Here is a roundup of cure calendar ideas for you to stay organized and on top of things in 2012:)

YOUNG HOUSE LOVE (customizable with your photos if you use Photoshop)

SMILEBOX has loads of designs you can customize with your own photos.

Skip To My Lou

Year at a glance calendar, laminate and write on it with whiteboard marker, from clementine creative

Living Locurto has two calendars for you. A table top one from the pic below, and a vintage floral one to frame.

You can download a super cute write in calendar from Creative Mamma.

 She also has a Kokeshi Doll themed mini calendar, if you need something for your wallet.

Dollar Store Crafts provides a tutorial and a printable for a Tea Towel printable, just like the ones our grandmas had hanging in their kitchens.

A pretty one by Chibi Run, A Vintage fashion one by Dingbat Press, a vintage Paris calendar by Call me Victorian, if you are into herbs go to a number of things.

Owl Lover 2012 Calendar
                           My absolute favorites are still the owls from My Owl Barn.

 UPDATE: If you need a cute desktop background, please check out vattacukorhajú lány and her beautiful Manka dolls. She will be posting one background with calendar for every month in 2012.