On the organizational part

Okay. I admit it. I’m a declutter-addict.

Seriously, I’m obsessed with decluttering, probably because my family has always been some kind of hoarder and collector… Nowadays I go through all my stuff all the time, kicking out a little every now and then. It’s a constant process.

And I love being organized. If it was for me, my flat would be covered in lists, charts and schedules {still keep forgetting things all the time anyways}.

But today I’m here to share two of my favourite {and free} printables to keep my life a little organized.

First of all, there is this really pretty birthday calender {yay, no more apology-cards ;)} from ThePrettyBlog.

It’s too sweet not to be used and I taped it across my fridge as a daily reminder, right next to the 2nd print: my weekly schedule from IHeartOrganizing. Be sure to scroll down and check out all of Jen’s awesome work. I love the bright and pretty colours.

It is so easy to stay organized when there people who make all these beautiful thingies for us. Thank you so much!

… from Berlin with Love,

Patricia

What to do in your freetime? – besides cleaning the windows, I mean ;)

Ha! Yesterday I was actually allowed to leave work early because there was so little to do! So little-Patricia suddenly sat at home, smiling and… not knowing what to do with all that free time?

Of course, the good girl that I am, I got up and cleaned my windows. {Spring cleaning: almost check}

However cleaning the windows in my parents’ house meant a whole day of stretching, carrying buckets full of water and using plenty of towels to get all 26 windows spotlessly clean while in my apartment there are only 6 of them, including the balcony door 😀

Again I was put in front of the question: and NOW??

First, I played a bit with my camera… {really wish I had a “real” one, no matter how much I love my digi cam}

I'm loving spring. And cherry blossoms on my coffee table 🙂

And then I started on THIS little project. A twig I had laying around from spring decoration and divided Kleenex’ turned into this:

picture didn't turn out so great... looks way better in RL

AND now, a little craft to spend the rainy saturday afternoon with. I made this quite a while ago, when still living in Freiburg. I could not stand the bare wall next to my bed so I searched the net for some easy DIY art and found THIS.

I adapted the method a bit to my taste, printing out my letters on normal paper, covering them with the magazine strips and then cutting along the lines that shone through the back of the paper.

and that’s the outcome:

And a bit “setting the scene” 😉

So I hope I have provided you with enough ideas to get through these boring hours 😉 for a little while at least.

… from Berlin with Love,

Patricia

Finished the first project

As usual, little-Patricia stumbling through the big World Wide Web, I found this great site showcasing {free} Amigurumi patterns. For those who didn’t know {including myself}: Amigurumi is Japanese for little crocheted or knitted stuffed toy. And you can really find some cute patterns out there.

Soo… off I went, buying wool and hooks for teaching myself how to crochet. It looked like fun 😉 And I adore how the result turned out:

For little Timmy I used this pattern by the amazing Joanne at CraftPassion. He doesn’t look exactly like the original cause I forgot to take the wool 2-stranded. xD It was quite an adventure doing this as a first project but I’m a little proud.of it. It’ll be a great Easter present for my sheep-loving-mom 🙂 Next on my list: horse on a keychain for a friend’s birthday.

… from the sunny Freiburg with love,

Patricia

Spread hope

Good evening sweet people!

I was once again checking on my favourite blogs tonight, when I came across a post by Emily at JDC.  Of course I was at first caught by the incredibly cute face of that sock monkey but then I started to explore the story behind it with the links she provided and ended up reading all evening about this awesome project:

It always touches my heart to see that people, strangers to each other, unite, in order to help those who have not been the most fortunate ones. It gives hope that maybe not everything in this world will end in tragic as you might easily assume when watching the news for even 5 minutes.

After finding out about this beautiful project I’m of course very much inclined to join, though I’m a little late for the the current project. And I do invite you to at least read about that heart-warming story and maybe share a link on your website so the word will be spread. Thank you for taking the time to read this.

Good night, Patricia