I’ve recently decided to get to work on a long held desire of mine: to make my own magnets.
I found these great little circle canvases at Idee (https://www.idee-shop.com/shop/) which is one of my favorite shops in Berlin. It’s like a German style “Michaels.” They also had “Magnetfolie,” which is sheets of magnet that have a sticky back that you can cut in whatever shape you’d like.
First, I painted all the canvases various base colors and let them dry for a few days.
Then, I got to work on some designs that I wanted to put on these tiny little canvases.
The magnet part comes in packages, and they are self adhesive. In German it is called “Magnetenfolie.” You cut the Magnetnefolie into the shape that you want. For my purposes, I traced the circle canvas onto the back of the Magnetenfolie and then cut the circle out just a little bit smaller than the tracing.
And then voilá! Custom handmade magnets!
This spring I decided to clean out my closet and instead of getting rid of some clothes that I no longer wear, decided to dye them different colors. I did some research on different dyes and read a few blogs of other people who had experience dyeing their clothes.
I decided that the best way to go about dyeing my clothes would be to use the “washing machine method.” This consists of using a box of fabric dye as well as salt inside the washing machine to dye the clothes. This must be done at a very high temperature.
I focused on jeans.
This winter I decided it was the perfect time to learn how to knit!
My first scarf was this gorgeous number, which I finished just in time for my mother’s birthday.
My second scarf came out perfect, not a single mistake! I decided to keep this one for myself.
My third scarf I made for my pink-loving girlfriend, Adina. Here she is looking adorable in it:
I learned how to silk screen and made a bag with a lyric from my favorite German children’s song, “Hoch am Himmel.”