29 July 2013

Camera Bag - Sewing Tutorial

My first e-book is available!

Since I got my new DSLR for christmas, I carry it around everywhere.
Sometimes you need the big equipment bag, but most of the time I just wanna throw my camera in my purse. To protect it properly, I figured I need something stylish and useful.

 

On the market they offer those black and grey boring bags. Not for me!
So I made my own and made an e-course for you.

It is available at DaWanda in English and German as a pdf file, just click the picture!


 



                                  





Word Cloud

Do you know Tagxedo?
It ia a fun site where you can create word clouds in any shape (portrait, flowers, etc...) with whatever text.
Check it out:










10 July 2013

Flower pot bread

Need something fancy to take to a barbecue you are invited to? Wanna fix something fancy at your barbecue?
Here´s an easy recipe for bread baked in flower pots!
It really looks nice and it´s soo easy to prepare. And the pots (diameter 9cm) are just a few cents.



For 2 pot breads you need:

2 pots (cleaned and prepared with parchment paper)
250 gr flower
150 ml warm water
1 p yeast
1/2 tsp sugar
1 tsp salt
2 tsp olive oil
Optional: Nuts, olives, seeds, whatever you like


First prepare your new(!) pots. Make sure, you get plain clay pots without any surface treatment. Water them well and bake them for 20 min at 220C. You just have to do this once, so all bad stuff on the pots is gone. Let cool off.

Prepare the dough: Mix warm water, yeast, sugar ,and 1/4 of flower in a bowl and let the yeast get ready to work. It is ready when the mixture shows little bubbles.




Since I have two pots, I split the dough in 2 parts. I added walnuts to one and pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin seeds to the other.


Preheat the oven to 200C. Fill the dough in your pots, put a wet tea towel on the pots and let rest for half an hour in a warm spot, till dough has risen almost double.



Bake for 30 min till golden brown and enjoy it.
I really love it with fresh cut chives and butter!






06 July 2013

Salsa

My husband is complaining about the lack of  good  Mexican food over here in Germany. So he keeps asking me to fix Mexican dishes at home.
Well, there was a lot to learn :-) So whenever we are in the US we go to Mexican restaurants, so I can experience good, authentic dishes and reproduce them at home.


Here I´m sharing a super easy, hubby approved salsa.

 
You need:
1 can tomatoes
1/2 cup fresh tomatoes
1 onion
2 garlic gloves
1/4 cup fresh cilantro
1/2 tsp sugar
salt, pepper, red pepper
1 jar

Dice the onion and the garlic very fine. Chop the cilantro and the fresh tomatoes. Mix it with the canned tomatoes and the sugar; add spices as desired. Fill it in a jar and enjoy!




PS: I´m not quite sure how long you can store it in the fridge, since it is always gone pretty quick :-)

What´s your favourite Mexican dish?




Landshuter Hochzeit


I´ve been visiting Landshut this weekend for a friend´s birthday. There was this huge festival in town called "Landshut Wedding". Awesome, the entire town was in party mode! It was a huge medieval festival with musicians, artists, lots of food and even more drinks!







04 July 2013

Weekend DIY | Mason Jars

Time for some Mason Jar DIY ideas, check these beautiful ideas out!













Yellow ombre!

I found some fabric paint in my drawer and I figured I need to use it immediately.
So I grabbed a white shirt, white canvas shoes and a white tote bag.



It is sooo easy! Just grab your materials, and let´s get it started.

You wanna prepare the items you want to dye. First and most important: Clean them!
Get the laces out of the shoes. After that, make them wet when they are not already.
Oh, and put newspaper on the surface you work on. 


Prepare your paint/dye. I mixed 1/4 cup of paint with 1/2 cup of water and filled it in a mug with a wide opening. Dip your items for a few minutes. Since they are wet, the paint will soak up lightly and create the ombre effect on its own.



Hang it upside and watch it become ombre.


Let it dry, done!