31 juli 2012

Pretty easy tape

Inspired by something I had pinned on Pinterest, I decided to make my own washi tape this afternoon.
It is so easy and fast too. My kind of project!
You'll need a pair of scissors, paper you'd like to turn into tape and one roll of double sided tissue tape.
My tape is 10m x 12mm and cost me €0,31.
Since you tape is double  sided, one side of the tape will have paper on it to protect the stickiness of the tape. Do not remove this paper until you're actually going to use your washi tape!
Stick the non-paper side of the tape on your paper of choice. Press to make sure it's really stuck.
Cut your taped piece of paper from the rest of the paper and you're done! Now you have a piece of tape in the length of your paper. That was easy, huh?
To make your tape more interesting, use all kinds of paper. I love my old map tape and fabric tape. I also made some out of an old book! If you're feeling super creative, you could even draw or write on your paper tape. That would be pretty cool, wouldn't it?
I used some of my freshly baked tape to decorate this little journal I had lying around. I love the result!
Now that I don't need to buy expensive store tapes, I might even join this contest from the HEMA.
What would you decorate with tape to win this contest?

xx


30 juli 2012

Creating space

Hi guys!
The past couple of weeks I have been organising my clothes, shoes and accessories and I'm really glad I finally did. I don´t know about you, but I always had piles of clothes, shoes and bags lying around I just didn´t use anymore. But now, oh, I can find stuff! And there´s space in my closet! It´s awesome.

And this is how I did it: First you make a list of all the ´catgories´ of stuff you have. Mine looks like this:
Bottoms
Shorts
Pants
Skirts
Tops
T-shirts
Sleeveless
Long sleeves
Cardigans
Dresses
Accessories
Shoes
Bags
Belts
Scarves
Jewellery

And then the 'fun' starts. Make lists of all the items you have (the document I made on my computer for this is 7 pages...), but try to think of a reason for each item why you want to keep it. If you come across something you definitely want to throw out, mark it in red. If you're not sure, make it yellow. When everything has been written down it's time to really take all your red-marked stuff and get it out of your closet, no second thoughts! The yellow stuff can stay in the closet, though if there are items you marked yellow but might be nearer to red, put those in a special box. This is your 'doubt-box'. If you never think about these clothes again, it's time to throw them away (or donate).

Now you know what you have and what you might not like so much (yellow items). Keep those in mind and see if you can perhaps alter them or, after a while, donate those as well.
These lists are also very useful if you go shopping. I can't be the only one who buys things they already have, or don't fit with anything they own. Take the list with you and it will not happen.
I actually got a bit enthusiastic with my lists and now I have four: Up-to-date list of items, items I add (per month), the content of my doubt-box and a wish list of things I really need.

I hope this will help me to not buy things I don't need! Being a student I have to keep track of where my money is going and from now on it will not be spent 'useless' clothes. I hope this will help some of you too!

Have a great day! xx



28 juli 2012

Beginnings

Well, here it is. My first post!
I was planning to start this blog on my twentieth birthday, but because I'm a professional procastinator it's a week later.
Anyhow, I'm very excited to start all this. I don't really have a plan for this blog yet, but I hope to share some  diy's, outfits and other things I find interesting.
First things first, though, a proper introduction.
Hello everybody, I'm Lonneke. Twenty years of age as you already know. Living in Rotterdam, the Netherlands and studying Art History.
Five moths ago I moved out of my parents' house to work and live in an elderly people's home. The best part: my neighbour is my very best friend!
I love reading, looking at pretty pictures, making things, art, watching movies/ tv-series and hanging out with my friends.
For now this is all you need to know about me, I think.
As I'm not sure when the next post will be created, check out my tumblr in the meantime!