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

Flea Market Finds

Do you know these special days when you just leave the house for a short trip to town and end up spending hours {and too much money} shopping? 🙂

Here’s what I hunted down on my last “special day”.

A beautiful, old Flying Dutchman bag without any flaws where I can even fit in my laptop and a whole university file.

And this absolutely adorable little shelf. Doesn’t it look too cute within my otherwise plain bathroom? I’m just hoping the paint will endure the humidity…

I also bought a pair of jeans in an amazing berry-shade for a quarter of their original price. So all in all, a rather successful day 😉

Good night everyone,

Patricia