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Friday, 10 March 2017

Ikea hack...

Actually I can't really call this a hack, it's more of a copy cat of an Ikea item.
Back in January, I had to spend some time in bed following a surgery. Even though my lovely boyfriend was there to help me out, he had to leave during the day so dring the weeks leading to this, I "prepared" the place so that I could be as comfy as possible once on my own :-)
As the main place I would be was my beloved bed, I got it ready too. I had to think about a way to sit comfortably and have all necessary things nearby, you know, the essentials: laptop, tea, snacks, phone, books, etc.
And then I remembered one thing I saw a long, long time ago in Ikea! Once there was a bed with this console table above it and I thought: I WANT that! But I was just a student and did not have the money to buy it back then. The only problem Ikea do not sell them anymore.
"It's OK", I thought. "I'll make it myself!". So to the DIY shop I went with the measurements I took for my bed and got what I needed to build one: some wood, some screws, some wheels and some paint.
The whole project took me about 2 days to put together (it would have taken me one if I hadn't had to return to the shop to change the wheels).

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The straight wheels make it super easy to move it along the bed.

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Then I decided that plain black was a bit boring (yeah! ME finding black boring lol). I found a can of red chalkboard paint and added this nice touch on the top: not only it is a nice finish but I could also write on it when I wanted to. How cool is that?!
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No need to say that with this in my bedroom, the recovery was easier. It was so nice to have my breakfast in bed every morning (huge thanks to my love for that!)

What about you? Have you built anything lately? Big or small?

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Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Crazy little thing called love

Roses Are Red
Violets Are Blue
And All These Cute Little Hearts
Are Just For You

...and this, ladies and gentlemen, is my first poem ever! Please, please stop clapping!

On this special day, here is a little necklace full of love.

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Enjoy the most romantic day of the year!

Happy Valentine's Day xoxo

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Saturday, 24 December 2016

Merry Christmas!

I would like to take a moment to wish you all a wonderful Christmas.

Make sure you have a great evening with your loved ones because it is not just about presents, it is about family and good times together.

As for me, I look forward to a night of fun, good food and most of all laughs with my family like each year. I wouldn't miss that for the world.

Hope you will have as much fun as me!

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Friday, 16 December 2016

Challenge "Textures Haute Couture"

I do not usually do challenges that I see online because I am always way too impressed busy to take part in them.

One blog I follow on a weekly basis is Parole de Pâte which is a French blog dedicated to polymer clay.

Last September, they launched a challenge opened to everyone and all levels on the theme of "Haute Couture": we were given pictures of designers' clothes and had to design a piece of jewellery inspired by one of them.

At first, I thought it was too challenging for me, but as I was scrolling down the pictures, I saw one and thought: "that's it! that's the one!".
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I sat in my workshop and got that the deadline has passed and the pictures posted on the blog, I can show my contribution to you my dear readers :-)

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I really like this pendant. What about you?
Oh! and you can go check out the wonderful pieces the others made here!

Happy Friday everyone!

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

What time is it?

Not everyone can plan their retirement with as much style and fun as Obama did. Whether you liked him or not as a President, you have to admit that this guy is cool!

For those of us who are not President of the United States and are about to retire, there are, fortunately, other ways to say goodbye and get ready for this next chapter in our lives.

Some people like a discreet exit, some will just have quiet farewell drinks with their colleagues, some will make crazy the end of the day, everyone does what they feel comfortable with.

And sometimes, you come across this person that makes this impression on you and you know you will never forget after all these years working together or sharing an office with. Depending on the relationship you've built, you may have shared more than that: life experiences, the joys, the pains...

So when the time comes for those special people to go, you want to do something special for them.

My sister had such a colleague and she wanted to do something special for her retirement: she came to me and asked me to think of something, keeping in mind that she did not want anything fimo related, that she liked the colour orange and that I had two weeks. Talking about a challenge!

As always, I turned to the internet for inspiration. I found a few ideas and submitted them to her, hoping she would go for the one I had my eyes on already: a retirement clock. And it was exactly what she chose.

Now that she has given it to her, I can show it to you
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