Monday, January 31, 2011

Goal

Today I hit my personal high score. I think monday is a really good day for sports because I jogged the double amount of my usual route. Must have something to do with my lazy and non sporty weekend.
I jogged for one hour which is pretty much for a girl who started with sports 2 years agao after 8 years without any sports.

I'm so proud of my body !!!

(proud me after one hour of sports)



Sunday, January 30, 2011

caramel pecan (walnut) apple pie

 I'm adicted to american recipes since a few years. I always loved the cupcakes with the yummy frosting even if they are a bit sweet for me. Since monday I'm reading american pie reciepes because I wanted to try making my first pie.
I picked the caramel pecan apple pie and read a few reviews. Sadly I wasn't able to find any pecans around so I changed the recipe and used walnuts instead of pecans.
Baking the pie was really dangerous because I burned my finger and little Mie burned her paw when I tried to jump in the oven. I woke mr. artistic up and in my inner eye I already saw us rushing to the vet. But gladly my shock was much bigger than hers (she is sleeping on my lap while I'm typing this).



(adding the apples)
 
 I think it was a really easy recipe and I didn't expect to finish the pie that fast. The dough worked well even if I wasn't sure about the amount of shortening.


(butter on the top)

Gladly I was able to to place the top crust over the apples without destroying the ehole cake. I used a small leaf cookie cutter to give the pie a cute look.

(ready for the oven)
I had some problems to convert fahrenheit to °C but at the end everything went well and I finished the pie without burning.


(fresh out of the oven)


I already had two small slieces and I have to say it's DELECIOUS.


(Want a slice ??)


Saturday, January 29, 2011

lifeguard

 26/ 365 lifeguard, originally uploaded by crafting with loove.

I cleaned the flat and found the duck. I remembered that I have two small ones in my box too. I had to take a photo with the Hoppel. I wanted him to ride the duck in the water but he has a big head !!
I have always lots of fun playing with my Hoppels. They keep me creative and make me laugh!!

Friday, January 28, 2011

ducklings again

While we visited mr. artistic parents for christmas I took some craft stuff with me.  I discovered my love for appliqué again.
I started making appliqué bags in 2006 and I stoped making these bags when I started with the dolls.
I'm still a bit "rusty" so I started with a little bunny for mr. artistics niece. It's a simple H&M shirt but with the bunny it's now a unique garment.

(little Hoppel)

Around 5 years ago I planed to make a bag collection called "musical ducklings". Sadly I never finished the collection so I made only 5 duckling bags.
While mr. artistic was sick and I was borred I came up with idea to make "circus duckling" bags. I just finished two of them and you can find the i phone/ i pod touch bags in my shop.
(duckling bags)

You can find more pictures of the bag on etsy.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

obsessed

I have to admit that I'm obsessed with mormon housewifes blog recently.
Their life seems to be so perfect. They are staying at home moms with beautiful houses, time to craft whenever they want, throwing great partys and they have super cute model looking kids, lovely husbands ...and they are always happy.
I'm the completly opposite of them. I'm nearly 30 , unmarried, living in a small flat, no kids (and I won't be able to have kids ) and working as a social education worker.

I'm happy to know that I'm not the only one . Read the article here .

What's your oppinion  ????


Since I'm working and have only the weekend for baking I have to buy my cakes in a shop.

(cupcake bought after my every 3 month doctor check up)

(Göttingen- busy people rushing home after work)
(Göttingen is really pretty)

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I need to work harder

I have a holiday plan for this year. I really would love to go to the USA for the first time. But 2011 will be a busy year for us. Mr. artistic will graduate and we have to move to a bigger city. He won't be able to find a job in Göttingen so we have to move to Berlin or Hamburg. The move will be really expensive so I have to use nearly all my savings and of course I need to find a job as well.
I made a "secret" plan to make my USA dream come true. I have to sell 100 handmade things to pay for the flight and hotel. I know it's impossible but we can still dream ?! 

The only thing I was able to finish (because I was very lazy) are some coasters for my home. I need to work harder and be less lazy.
(handmade coasters)
I really want a cake now. I had a good one last weekend from my fave pastry shop.

(Sarah Bernhardt gateau)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Sports - hate or love ?!

When I was still school I always hated sport. I don't know why but most of my family was not very active when it came to sport. Due to some serious problems (she spend months in the hospital when she was young because of these spine problems) with her spine my mom wasn't able to do a lot of sports and so there was nobody who forced us to dot it (except of my grandpa who always forced me and my sis to go hiking with him when we were still kids).
When I left school I told everybody that from today I won't do any sports in my whole life.
I changed my mind when I became ill with breast cancer. While I still got my cheme treatment I started with jogging and hiking.
Today I try to do sports every week. Last year I was in swimming but right now I enjoy jogging much more because I'm to lazy to rush to the public indoor swimming pool.

video
 (me jogging today)

(sport university - you can see some students doing sports)


(sports field - sport university
I have only one body and I have to care for it. Sport will keep me healthy !!!


Sunday, January 23, 2011

the past

Today I met up with 2 old friends from university. We went to a lovely cafe (the same cafe where I always meet for lunch with my friend). We talked for 5 hours about our time at uni and of course about work. We are all social education workers but working/worked in different fields.
Both of them have more passion for their job. I'm just working to pay my bills while the others work because they love what they are doing.
I don't think that I will ever me a passionate social education worker. I have no hope to change the world with my work. I wish I could live from my craft things...but this will be hard because life is expensive. So I try to do the best out of situation. Maybe I will find a job where I can combine the crafty things with my social work.

(me on my bike to pick my friends up from the train station)

(freezing on my bike)

Tomorrow is monday and I need to go back to the office. I will have 2 apointments with my doctors this week. 

Saturday, January 22, 2011

a busy day

I had a really busy day...and I didn't expect to have a packed day like this when I went to bed very early last night.
I woke up really late today. It looks like my body needed extra sleep after that busy week I had.
I got up and I hated how the flat looked like. It was dirty and the kitchen looked like a battle field.
I cleaned the flat and after Mie complained I cleaned the cat toilet too.
I was in cleaning mood so I made the laundry too.
I was still full of power so I decided (after 2 hours in front of the TV) to go jogging for a whileSo I took the car and went to my fave jogging place. It was packed with people but I didn't care because I heard my fave music and enjoyed the rare sunshine.


    (me after jogging)

I went to supermarket (in my jogging clothes) and the people stared at me. But I didn't care because I was in a really good mood.

                                              
                                                (Mie checking out the shopping bag)

 I spent a few hours in the kitchen to make a big pot of cabbage soup. It will lastfor a few days and I can bring some of it with at work.
I planed to work on a few bunny bags but Mie had different plans. She slept for a few hours on my lap (she misses mr. artistic) and gave me strange looks when I tryed to put her on the blanket.


(Mie on the kitchen table)

Friday, January 21, 2011

friday

I woke up at 6 am as usual.
Took a bath and got ready to leave the house at 8 am.
Didn't go to work because the friday as off as usual.
I went to the doctor to get my stomach checked. He told me that I will have a gastroscopy in 2 weeks. He checked my blood and found out that I have a lactose intolerance.
Rushed home and changed from the car to the bike.
Went to my psychologist and we went to dreamland.
I felt happy and satisfied when I left him. I got myself a new charm for my bracelet. It's a a little airplane...it reminds me that I'm free and that I'm able to do what I want.
Bought a yummy cake from my fave cake shop.

 

Went to the hairdresser and got my hair cut. It's shorter than I thought it would be.

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Took a few outdoor pics of the Hoppel but I failed. I have no camera eye.
Dyed my hair myself to safe some money. My hair is short so it's an easy job to do it myself.
Took another pic of the Hoppel gang. Sucess!

18/365 "It's hard to earn enough to feed 10 Hoppels....


Working on some coasters right now and hearing Mindy Gledhill again !