August 17, 2018

Summer Craft Marathon 2018 - Week #5

Yeap, I did it again: I've skipped a week; while on holiday priorities do change - pardon me Anna from In My Closet. But I am here for week #5, disciplined and agile!

Two years ago, during our first #summerinmyc crafts marathon, we had loved the idea of creating our own greeting cards and we had so much fun playing with colors and materials and textures.
This year Anna repeats the task and I could not miss it. Still on holiday though and away from home; this means a lack of materials and textures - but not a lack of colors: my faithful tiny watercolor kit is always in my backpack, and therefore I was able to create a watercolor postacard.
For the card's theme, I got inspired by the haystack fields, the ochre-yellow hues of which are so warm and summery and will always bring the vacation mood on.
I hope this will work for the card recipient as well!

Cheers to summer nights, to summer days, to summer colors, to summer flavors, to summer sounds!




Have a nice & creative weekend!
Kat.


*remember, if you want to join the summer craft marathon, you can still subcribe and catch the 11th week's challenge.
Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon!

Have a nice & creative day!
Kat.

August 5, 2018

Summer Craft Marathon 2018 - Week #3

Missed second's week mission, but could not miss this week's for anything in this world.
Anna from In My Closet asked us to make something, anything, inspired by the sea.

Sounds lovely and easy on Monday morning, and you think "great, i have so many days ahead to think of something special and i have sooo many ideas so i can easily accomplish this task" and then out of nowhere Sunday is here and you're in panic.
Long story short, a jar of pebbles, a bunch of driftwoods, some hemp string and my below-basic macrame skills, and here it is, a sea-inspired mobile.




Always let the sea memories be part of your happiness!

Have a nice & creative day/week!
Kat.


*Do you want to be part of this unique marathon? There is still time to subcribe and catch next week's challenge.
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July 23, 2018

Summer Craft Marathon 2018 - Week #1

Old habits die hard.
It's that time of the year.
In other words: 
Anna from In My Closet is running the Summer Creativity Marathon for the third time in a row and i could not be more excited!
8 weeks, 8 challenges, 8 creative missions.
Let's do this!

This week is all about beauty. And nature. Beauty and nature.
For this year's first challenge, we were called to make our own beauty product out of natural ingredients of our choice.
I decided to use turmeric or curcumin, a favorite spice/herb that i use a lot in many dishes and that is well known for its health benefits.
Only a few dozens of interesting recipes pop up when googling "turmeric diy", such as toothpaste, face masks, exfoliating creams, scrubs etc.
As at the moment i feel my skin a bit dull and irritated due the sun exposure, the idea of a nourishing and brightening face mask seems just right.

So here's a quick and easy diy face mask for glowing skin, with only two ingredients, which i found here (among other turmeric-based recipes and usefull tips):
- 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
- 1 tablespoon yoghurt


In a small jar, mix the turmeric powder and yoghurt until you get a consistent and non-dripping paste.



Apply the mask on your face, avoiding the area around the eyes.



Let the mask sit on for 10-15 minutes (don't mind my panic and wary eyes) and then rinse with warm water.






When done with rinsing, your skin might have a yellowish hue. Do-not-panic!
Just rinse your face again, gently, with warm water. 
And you're done. 
Now you just have to let the turmeric do its miracles on your skin.

Verdict: 
Apart from the instant glow, this easy turmeric and yoghurt face mask has actually given me a cool sense of dewiness, which was absolutely necessary for my skin at the moment (hope it'll last for a couple of days!)

You can repeat this once a week - consistency should maximize the results.
For even best results, you can add a bit of coconut oil.

Well, that was all for today: super easy beauty diy shared and now off to get my beauty sleep.


Have a nice & creative day/week!
Kat.


*If you wish to partecipate to this creative marathon, you can subcribe and catch for next week's challenge.
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August 28, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #11

Right after coming home from vacation last week, completely disorganized and in a nostalgic mood, InMyCloset's craft marathon was just what I needed in order to recur smoothly (if possible).

The rules were simple: we had to create a "container" for our summer memories.
I went for the nautical style. I used some rope to simply embellish and old ceramic bowl, which became the nest for my summer memorabilia and souvenirs:
Pebbles, tickets, maps, driftwoods, wedding favors, crafts, fridge magnets etc.



A little something to remind me this summer's best moments and memories during the relentless winter!

Do you collect summer souvenirs? And where would you like to keep them?

Follow our Instagram account in order to see where we have been so far on #summerinmyc!

Have a nice & creative day!
Kat.

August 21, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #10

Last week, InMyCloset's summer craft marathon found me away from home, on vacation actually. 
All participants were called to create "something" unique, using beach finds, such as driftwoods or pebbles or sea glasses or sea shells.
I managed to find some really beautifull pebbles on a beach up north; lacking any other craft gear however, all i could think of was creating these simple guest name tags. 
I used an envelope and some glue.
Oh, and a marker and scissors. 
No need to mention the time needed for this week's craft.
Ahem.



So, follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon, which is about to end, deadline for week #11 is ending soon!
Have a nice & creative day!
Kat.

August 8, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #9

While I am on vacay, I wanted to share with you last week's challenge and offer you one of my favorite summer drinks, the famous peach bellini and an easy to make version of it.

Ingredients:
*fresh peaches
*lemon or lime
*champagne or prosecco - I used a chilled sparkling rose





Easiest recipe:
Cut peaches into small pieces and then smash them in the mixer, adding some lemon or lime juice.
Strain the peach pulp in order to remove thicker pieces.
Pour the peach paste into champagne flute glasses, add the sparkling wine and garnish with a slice of peach.
Your fresh and bubbly peach bellini is ready!
Cheers!




*remember, if you want to join the summer craft marathon, you can still subcribe and catch the 11th week's challenge.
Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon!

Have a nice & creative day!
Kat.


August 7, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #8

Last week Anna from InMyCloset really nailed it!
Within the frame of this summer crafts marathon, we were called to play with watercolors!
The rules were simple, all we had to do is use watercolors and create something "light" and then have our creation photographed outdoors.
I started playing around with my favorite watercolors and I ended up having four small square cards, in various colors and in abstract patterns.
I have not yet decided what do with them, for the time being they decorate my desk!
Voila!



*And don't forget, if you want to join the summer craft marathon, you can still subcribe and catch the 10th week's challenge.
Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon, deadline for week 9 is tomorrow!

Have a nice & creative day!
Kat.



July 31, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #7

Sending and receiving greeting cards is something that I love for as long as I remember myself!
Creating my own greeting card is always challenging.
Usually inspiration for cards knocks on my door around Christmas, but this time I was called by InMyCloset to create a summer card or a postcard.
This task stands for super fun and of course I could not miss the opportunity of sharing this delirium with our "partner in crafts" Veronika! Scissors, colorful papers, stickers, washi tapes, cords and all kind of materials where on the table, offering a zillion ideas!!!
It was definitely hard to end up with only one creation...shoot!
Anyhow, these are our two summery cards, ready to carry our greetings to our beloved ones! 




Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon; week 8 ends tonight and we have already submitted our participation!

So, in the mood of our cards, wishing you a joyful summer wherever you are / whatever you do!
Have a nice & creative day!

Kat.

July 23, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #6

Those who follow us, know that Anna from InMyCloset is keeping us extremely busy this summer!
We are happy to announce that we've complete 6 tasks out of 6 so far! Woohooo! 
Six more to go! It's and artful summer after all!

Last week Anna asked from us to prepare our own summer emergency craft kit, a box that we can carry on our vacation and serve us in case we feel crafty!
Because the worst thing that can happen is having an inspiration flare, but not the tools. Disaster!
So we really loved the idea of this kit, we already knew the content and all we had to do is create the kits, according to our needs and our taste.
Veronika had two beautiful plain craft boxes, which we transformed into our "first aid" kits, while having our wines and cocktails, tattling and moon-gazing!

A classic, our creative mess!

I've decided to fit most of my favorite coloring pencils, tubes and brushes, some tiny canvases and various craft elements in the craft box, assorted in felt compartments.
I embellished the kit's cover with paper and decorative trims and a bold yellow lace that I found in Veronika's kit (keep reading).



On the other hand, lately Veronika is having her "sewing phase" and therefore she could not leave the house without taking her sewing paraphernalia along! Laces and trims and pompoms and fabrics and sewing tools, all orderly placed in her brand new kit, which she decorated with wallpaper in the most amazing red and fuchsia shades!



Craft kits: check!
Now let's go pack our swimsuits and flipflops!


What would be your "first aid" craft kit consisting of?

Moonset over Thessaloniki

*And don't fortget, if you want to join the summer craft marathon, you can still subcribe and catch the 8th week's challenge.
Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon, deadline for week 7 is tomorrow!

Have a nice & creative day!
Kat.


July 17, 2016

Summer craft marathon 2016 - Week #5

Our weekly appointment for Summer 2016 Craft Marathon is here!
Last week was all about hats! Summer hats!
Anna inspired a lot of restless spirits in upcycling an old hat or totally creating a new one.
My partecipation was simple but fun: I digged up an old cap - most favorite in my puberty - and subtly embellished it with a pompom trim and a handmade felt octopus squid.



I admit it took me less than ten minutes. 
Guilty - slacker of the week!
How would you transform an old hat / cap that you no longer wear?


*remember, if you want to join the summer craft marathon, you can still subcribe and catch the seventh week's challenge.
Follow our Instagram account if you want to see what's next on this craft marathon!

Have a nice & creative day!
Kat.

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