what’s on my craft table?

what's on my craft table? - cleaned brushes - momentstolivefor.com

Wednesday was one of those days when everything was somehow grey and went wrong. To have at least something beautiful at the end of the day, I made a cover for my new blog notebook. For that I used one of my new washi tapes. When I saw the new collection of tapes, I just couldn’t resist. I had to have them. They are so pretty!

what's on my craft table? - new washi tape collection - momentstolivefor.com

what's on my craft table? - new blog notebook - momentstolivefor.com

On Friday we went to the funeral of my boyfriend’s uncle. It was so sad and rained through the entire ceremony. As if the sky was crying too. After these emotional days and eight hours on the road in our car, I had to do something creative, to relax and get my balance back. It ended with a lot of cleaned brushes. I painted two hooks with nut brown stain for our bathroom. They are not finished yet, because they will get little embellishments in light colors.

what's on my craft table? - painted hooks - momentstolivefor.com

Moreover I had finally an idea for the three canvases, that waited to be painted for some time now. First I jotted some ideas down on paper, before I chose two designs. The third is still undecided. They will get little gold details later, when I have the time again. Tomorrow and Wednesday I will be away on a business trip. Maybe I have some photos to share with you afterwards.

what's on my craft table? - sketch pattern ideas - momentstolivefor.com

what's on my craft table? - paint patterns - momentstolivefor.com

have a good start into the new week

DIY travel journal

DIY travel journal cover by momentstolivefor

When we planned our vacation from Munich to Vienna and Prague, I knew, I wanted to document it. Because I didn’t just wanted to write a travel journal the regular way on empty, boring pages, I prepared a Moleskine notebook with my beloved stamps and washi tapes. This way I was forced to think about little things too, like what I liked about a city most, that otherwise would have been forgotten.

For the cover I took many different washi tapes, stuck them over each other in different angles and cut the word ‘vacation!’ out. I saw this technique over at Whimseybox created by Alicia Dirago. Loved her typographic washi tape art so much, so I thought, it would be fun to make something similar for this little notebook.

DIY travel journal first page by momentstolivefor
DIY travel journal with favorite things about the city by momentstolivefor
DIY travel journal page by momentstolivefor

On our last day in Prague, we sat in a beer garden and discussed the pros and cons of our way of traveling and what we loved and hated about the cities in particular. It was fun to see the different opinions.

DIY travel journal page by momentstolivefor
DIY travel journal page by momentstolivefor
DIY travel journal page by momentstoliveforDIY travel journal page by momentstolivefor
DIY travel journal page by momentstoliveforDIY travel journal page by momentstolivefor
DIY travel journal with meal list by momentstolivefor

Furthermore I prepared some pages with To do-lists for gifts, sightseeing spots and some photo projects, to keep track of all the ideas. It was very helpful to have this notebook at hand and filled it, whenever I had the time.

DIY travel journal with photo project list by momentstolivefor
DIY travel journal with sightseeing spots by momentstolivefor
DIY travel journal to do list by momentstolivefor
DIY travel journal back by momentstolivefor

For this travel notebook I used the lovely stamps of Elise Blaha, Evalicious, Bananafishstudio, Amanda Rose, Amy Tangerine, I lowe Scrap and Blinks of Life along with some washi tapes. And if you’re wondering… yes, I have a really big collection of wooden mounted rubber stamps. It was so much fun, to use them for this little project.

have fun creating your own travel journal

 

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