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DIY + Projects / Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Sewing kit DIY & template

Here’s the deal (or “dill” as some Utahns like to say): Last year I attended the blogger’s conference in Berlin, The Hive. As I recall, the hem of my vintage dress was unraveling and I was overjoyed when I found a sewing kit in the bathroom. Someone was thinking ahead! Because I love nothing better than multitasking, I decided to take the kit with me and sew it while I was listening to the speakers. I’m classy like that. Well, that turned into me putting it in my bag, which turned into me taking it home that night. Which then turned into me taking it home with me to Copenhagen. Nice, Brit. Well, needless to say, I felt horrible. I told the organizers of the shindig and they said something along the lines of how we should make a new one and pass it down each year. Like a spirit stick at summer camp. I was all about that. So, here it is! You can even download your own sewing kit, but don’t worry, it won’t have the same confessional on it. 
Supplies: sewing box (I found one that’s magnetic so the pins stay, perfect for traveling! Get it from Amazon here), muslin bag 8×5″ (from here), travel scissors, mini sewing kit with needles and thread, measuring tape, safety pins, big safety pin, patches, hem tape, templates, iron-on transfer paper for light fabrics (from Amazon here), sticker printer paper (from Amazon here)
Step 1: Print out your templates. The Inside template goes on the box and you can print that on sticker paper (see supplies list above for recommendation). The outside template goes on the muslin bag and can be printed on an ink-jet printer.
Step 2: Trace the paper to the size of the box and cut it out.
Step 3: Stick it onto the box.
Step 4: Insert your materials into the kit. The metal objects will stick to the magnet for easy transport.
Step 5: Follow the directions on the package for the iron on transfer. My tip: Make sure you don’t hold the iron on too long like me and burn it a bit. And cut completely around the parts of the text.

I hope someone has a need for it this year at The Hive. Wish I could join you, ladies! Have a wonderful time! 

Blog'nhagen + Copenhagen + denmark + Life / Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012

Blog’nhagen FINALE!

Dry up those tears, I know it’s tough to see the end finally arrive. Blog’nhagen part 4 starts….now!

After a tour of Ibsens hotel in the afternoon we headed across town to A XOCO by Anthon Berg, a chocolatier. Jesper Rahbek is the man behind A XOCO and he was so kind to give us a lesson on how to make flødeboller or as he called them “foam kisses” in English. Flødeboller are super Danish: a marshmallow type cream on top of a cookie or marzipan and dipped in chocolate. Then you can get super crazy and add toppings like strawberries or pistachios. Jesper even revealed to us his secret recipe. Gasp! You can also do a class at their Chocolate School, which I would highly recommend.

We started out by making the cream and then squeezing it onto the marzipan pieces. Some were a little more successful than others…I’m not naming names. 
Jesper was super patient with us. We were like kids in, uh, a candy store.

 While some of us remained classy, like Thea.

Then it was off to Antom Dam, a furniture and home design store in Frederiksberg.

 where we found out that pillows can be used for the sofa and for your face.

The owner was so kind and provided the prize for the winner of the Love My Guide tour competition.
Lastly, off to Sticks ‘n Sushi to pick up our dinner to take to our picnic.
Then off to our last stop of the evening, the blogger’s meet-up at Islands Brygge Havnebad

 Where we pretty much devoured our food. Anne has the perfect model hands.

It was GREAT fun to meet up with other bloggers and supporters from around Copenhagen. We were joined by the people of Everplaces and other friends who I had met at The Hive in May.

 JJ was the winner of the Love My Guide tour and came home with a VIPP pedal bin. I’m quite jealous.

I was so thrilled when Juliane of Froken Skicklig came with a tart in hand and hand-picked strawberries. 

Well, I believe that’s it! We had such a great time and were so thrilled to see so many people at the meet-up. I wish I had more pics of everyone. The rest of the pics are going up on our Facebook page. Stay tuned for more Blog’nhagen coming to a city near you! And if you haven’t had a chance to see the Blog’nhagen video, you must do so!

Thank you to EVERYONE involved! For the bloggers for taking the time to come and share the day. For the sponsors for allowing us to take over your place for a bit. And a big thank you to At Hermans and Ferm Living for providing goody bags. And a thank you to Maria for being my partner in crime. We’ve been trying to find a project to do together for ages and I think we made the perfect team.

And another thank you to Ashley of Chasing Heartbeats, Jenny of Dos Family, Thea from Sister Mag for letting me use some of your photos!

Check out parts 1, 2, 3, sneak peek

If you’d like to be involved with Blog’nhagen by either becoming a sponsor or blogger please email us at blognhagen@gmail.com 

Crafts + DIY + Friends of Lars + guest blog + Projects / Thursday, 14 Jun 2012

DIY neon wooden bead necklace

I was super flattered when Jennifer of A Merry Mishap asked me to guest post on her blog while she’s away on vacay. I think she’d fit more with Denmark than I do, aesthetically speaking. I shared a DIY that I had created when I was in Berlin for The Hive. We spent two afternoons looking for materials in Modular–the best. Ashley from Chasing Heartbeats (we are fellow Californians) was so generous as to take pictures and we, along with Anne from Pret a Voyager had a blast modeling them. For outtakes check out the Facebook page. It’s so simple that I’m just going to leave you with visual directions.

 How cute is Ashley here?!

Thank you so much Ashley for the photographs and Anne for modeling! 

Europe + Life + This week / Friday, 18 May 2012

This week!

I’m in Berlin! I arrived this morning to a wonderful apartment that I’m sharing with Rubi and Anne. I can’t wait to show more pictures of it next week. We’re here to attend The Hive, the blogging conference for Europe (are you coming?!). It’s SO nice to meet all my blogging friends in real life. Have a great weekend!

Here’s what went on this week:
Mexican picado flags for my countdown (I’m SO behind)
Florals on my bike basket for the month of June
Some floor inspiration for my new studio
Pics of our trip to Reykjavik
My new column for Brooklyn Bride about finding meaning for your wedding

pics above from Rubi‘s, Anne’s, and my Instagrams

Copenhagen + flowers + on my basket + Projects / Thursday, 17 May 2012

30 til 30: floral basket

I’m already SO far behind on my 30 ’til 30 pledge. This is not a good sign. I thought I’d kill 2 birds with 1 stone with a second installment of “On my bike” for one of my craft days. For the month of April I made aluminum flowers and this month I caved and went with fake flowers. But really, can you resist these bright, cheap puppies? They’re like a buck at Tiger and they seriously make my day every time I look at them. 

With that, I’m off to Berlin tomorrow for the weekend to attend The Hive.

So where we at? 25 days to go and 27 more projects.