what’s on my craft table?

what's on my craft table? | my new notebook with washi tape triangles | momentstolivefor.com

Although the last weeks were mostly filled with putting up new furnitures and working at my new job, I managed to craft almost every day a little bit. Here you can see some of the things that wandered through my hands the last weeks.

I used the chance to organize my craft table new, so I had more space to work and for example get an overview of all the missing pens. My cats love the empty space on my desk and sit most of the time next to me, watching carefully what I’m doing. As long as they don’t run over the still wet surfaces of something painted or glued, I love to have them by my side.

Although I love my iPhone and find it more than useful for many, many things, I still need a physical notebook to write my thoughts and ideas down. I love the feeling of a pen and paper and therefore I always carry at least one with me. The covers of these two notebooks I decorated with washi tape. One is my private everyday notebook, the one with the triangles, the other is for my notes at the office. Moleskine notebooks are my absolute favorites, perfect size and not too many pages. I don’t like to write into one for too long. I just need a change of scenery from time to time.

Two weeks ago I decided to try one of those DIY’s of my ever growing collection on Pinterest in the sense of ‘stop pinnning, start making’! The ‘decorative power cord‘ idea is from the inspirational Bri from Designlovefest. I had this DIY on my mind for some time. Sadly after only two days the ends of the tape didn’t stick anymore. If you have an idea, how to fix this, please write to me. The power cord of my iPhone is so pretty, I want that it stays this way.

what's on my craft table? | my new organized craft table | momentstolivefor.com

what's on my craft table? | sorting my Stabilo pens | momentstolivefor.com

what's on my craft table? | decorative iPhone power cord | momentstolivefor.com

what's on my craft table? | my new work notebook | momentstolivefor.com

what's on my craft table? | my cats are at my side while I'm crafting | momentstolivefor.com

what's on my craft table? | a goodbye minialbum for friends | momentstolivefor.com

This is a minialbum I crafted for friends I left behind in Bremen. It contains 1000 little beautiful moments I had with them in the last four years, recorded on 1000 photos. It was such a fun time with them… really miss them.

And what are you crafting at the moment?

DIY: a new home for my cats

DIY cardboard cathouse | momentstolivefor

A while ago I’ve got this big cardboard box from a friend and it stood there in my livingroom untouched by me but loved by my cats as a big den. The box looked very shabby, that’s why I decided to turn it into a house for my cats and make it suitable for a room to look at like this one, which inspired me.

 

DIY cardboard cathouse | momentstolivefor

First I taped the top of the box like a roof and cut the left and right part as a triangle fitted to the taped top shape. Then I cut windows, doors and the cat shaped hole with a cutter free hand.

After that Toni and Fine couldn’t wait any longer. They had been sitting beside me the whole time, watching in anticipation of what I’m doing to their beloved cave.

DIY cardboard cathouse | momentstolivefor

After a close inspection and the favor of both I took the house outside, painted the door and window frames as well as the roof white, left it outside to dry and later, while watching some movie, set the last accents with a black permanent marker.

 

DIY cardboard cathouse | momentstolivefor

Toni cuddled onto the blanket and slept in their new house right away. Do you like it, too? 😉

DIY cardboard cathouse | momentstolivefor

You can find my other DIYs here.