Friday, July 3

New Artsy Paper Prints and Design for Arts and Crafts

Hello lovelies,

I have been absent for a while but not because I stopped blogging - I am working on a new, fresh, better blog called NeverMind! I am very excited about it and am inviting you great readers to check it out. It is a very versatille blog about arts & crafts, motivation, beauty, fashion, health, lifestyle and much more.
http://nevermindnm.blogspot.com/
In adition to NeverMind, we have also opened an ETSY SHOP called ShopNeverMind (such a creative name, I know :P). And we are very thankfull to all the awesome people who have been visiting our shop and checking out our shop. We just love it when you come by :)
https://www.etsy.com/shop/ShopNeverMind?ref=hdr_shop_menu
Here are some cool stuff you can get in our shop - and make yourself or others a great scrapbooking album, memories table, cute notebooks and SO MUCH MORE :) There is no limit to what you can do, really.

Digital paper with different patterns

My favourite thing to do is cut this cute patterns into shapes and frame them so that my picture wall looks even better with a few cool prints hanging there and not just family pictures.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/233842083/sweet-digital-paper-pack-digital?ref=shop_home_active_15
https://www.etsy.com/listing/233884202/sweet-digital-paper-beach-colors?ref=shop_home_active_18
https://www.etsy.com/listing/236364438/summertime-digital-paper-summer-ice?ref=shop_home_active_8
https://www.etsy.com/listing/234994709/vintage-tea-party-digital-paper-greys?ref=shop_home_active_13

Digital tags

Tag every gift you ever give to someone with a personal note.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/234996019/digital-tags-vintage-tea-party-digital?ref=shop_home_active_11
https://www.etsy.com/listing/234995767/digital-tags-vintage-tea-party-greys?ref=shop_home_active_12

 Digital print

Cool prints for your cool rooms :)
https://www.etsy.com/listing/236508475/ice-cream-print-ice-cream-quote-art-pink?ref=shop_home_active_6
https://www.etsy.com/listing/236618938/ice-cream-print-ice-cream-quote-art?ref=shop_home_active_5
https://www.etsy.com/listing/238350116/cake-digital-print-cake-quote-cake-print?ref=shop_home_active_2

Someday we hope we will even be doing cool stuff like this

But for now we are trying our best to keep up with our blog posts and work on our designs in our spare time. It is all good, because we love doing it! :)

Have a great Summer!

Maja 

Thursday, May 28

Home Design: Live in The Era of Mad Men

Make it simple but significant. 
Don Draper
Mad MenAn American period drama about society of 1960´s, highlighting cigarette smoking, sexism, feminism, drinking, homophobia, adultery, antisemitism and racism. (Wiki) An awesome TV series which aired their last episode more than a week ago. They made the interior design of 1960´s, mid-century modern, very popular again, so that's awesome.

Mid-century modern is all about simplicity, nostalgia and comfort. In that uncertain era it was important for people to have a sense of connection and security in their homes - tough times produce innovative designs out of necessity. 

Here are some tips on HOW TO CREATE THE STYLE OF MAD MEN IN YOUR HOME!

Mad Men (Season 5)
Don and Megan Draper's Apartment - Mad Men - Season 5 - Photo Credit: Michael Yarish/AMC

1. Pick the Right Colours

For mid-century modern colours should be darker neutral tones combines with saturated accent colours. You should follow the 60-30-10 rule; 60% dominant base colour, 30% secondary colour, and 10% accent colour.

2. Less Is More

Keep in mind to keep your design simple. No unnecessary details or clutter.

3. Wood details

Mid-Century Walnut Credenza Dresser

4. Let There Be Light




Mid-Century Ivory Ceramic Lamp

5. Embrace Patterns And Textures

Mid-Century Modern Sofa by Kroehler


6. Retro Art 


Retro Style Sunburst Clock

These are some great elements of recreating the MAD MAN home interior design. But you should always put a little bit of you into your home, make your own interior design mix and match with what speaks to you. People are not black and white when it comes to design, we like different elements of different interior design styles. So here is how I would add mid-century style to my own taste.

My Mix and Match Examples

 

1. Home Office


Womb Chair with Ottoman, Chandelier and Desk are from Chairish, Rug is from Love4home and Cabinet from IKEA

 2. Living Room

Sofa is from Chairish, Cabinet, Lamp and Ottoman from IKEA, Rug and Pillow from Love4home

I hope you like it.

Also, I am taking this opportunity to invite you to check out NeverMind, a new blog about style, fashion, motivation, event planning and design! It is a team effort and we are very pleased and excited about new beginnings and ideas.
http://nevermindnm.blogspot.com/


With love,


Maja

Tuesday, May 5

Old to New - A Polka Dot Remodel

Greetings,

In the attic of my mother´s house there are a lot of hidden treasures, especially since we have been moving stuff up there since I can remember. Al of the old stuff, my childhood memories, clothes, books and toys, it is all up there. But not in a hoarding kind of way. We did throw away all of the useless stuff and gave away everything that others can benefit from. But there is still a lot of clutter left. My mother and I, we are different that way - I throw away everything I don´t have a use for, she keeps it all in case if someone would need it someday. 

For a few years now I have been restoring and refinishing old furniture and giving it a new, great look. I really do love doing this and am so glad if someone asks me for ideas, help or general advice. In every piece of old furniture I always picture their full potencial in a new, awesome design. This idea was my mothers though, she wanted yelow and she wanted polka dots.

A new, refreshed look
BEFORE
AFTER
The use of the new furniture - I am sorry for the bad lighting, I could have taken a better picture..
Matching decoration
Matching decoration number 2

With love,

Maja

Tuesday, March 31

Must Have Sewing Supplies for Beginners

Being able to make something by yourself brings a lot of joy and pride in your life, doesn´t it? I love the process and creativity that comes with it while I am making a new product and get so motivated that I forget to eat sometimes. Today I am starting to learn how to sew properly and make a few pretty handmade gifts for this years´s Christmas presents. I got a bunch of books from the library and have been reading them for two days now. I found a lot of fabric in my mothers attic and I a so excited to start making my first sewing project, winter slippers.



What kind of sewing supplies do beginners need? I have been thinking about that because I hate it when I am super motivated and in the middle of the process I have to stop because there is something I forgot to buy. So first I am making sure I have everything I need. So here are a few of the most important supplies when you are learning to sew.

Number 1 - Fabric Shears/ Scissors
A special kind of scissors made for fabric. A sharp pair of these will avoid you wanting to quit before you even start.

Number 2 - Seam Ripper
Eventually you will make a mistake and you will need to take out your stitches and they will help you do that without ruining your fabric. Don´t worry, it happens to everyone.

Number 3 - Safety Pins
My mother and sister seem to use these with sewing clothes all the time. They will keep a quilt sandwiched together while you sew.

Number 4 - Pin Cushion
This is very important for me to have, because I am very clumsy. I can store all the needles in a little cushion so that they will not end up all over the floor and the end result would be me stepping on one of the needles in a strange way. 

Number 5 - Straight pins
Very important for preventing accidentally sewing over a needle, because of their colourful heads. 

Number 6 - Sewing Machine Needles
I guess they come with the sewing machine when you buy it but if you have bought it used make sure you buy at least universal needles. It doesn't hurt having a few extra ones anyway, because they can break.



Number 7 -Water Soluble Fabric Markers
They are awesome and not expensive. It is a great way to make marks on any fabric and then just spray it with water and it will disappear. They make it super easy for you to transfer pattern markings. 

Number 8 - Cutting Mat
A must have for clumsy people like me to protect your table or floor while cutting fabric. Yup, I have to buy one of these. For now, I am sewing without this one.

Did I forget something? Well, I guess you will also need a sewing machine (I assumed you already had one), fabric and a lot sewing threads in different colours. People also recommend having  acrylic fabric ruler and rotary cutter but I work without those two for now and I don´t miss them. But I am making slippers only for now and I will need them when I start making clothes, I guess. If I get that far - we will just have to see :)

Aprons I sewed for Christmas presents for the women in my family :)


With love,

Maja

Thursday, January 22

My Future Home - Living Room

Ever since I can remember I have been obsessed with decorating rooms. From watching only room makeover shows to reading decor magazines and spending hours in furniture and accessories stores. Since I got a regular job, I started dreaming about owning my own little house with a yard someday. I cannot buy one, obviously, but I can fantasise about decorating my future home.

My future living room options I am loving at this time.


This bar is a remodelling project from the Shabby Chick Cottage and it looks amazing! It would make the room light up and even more special by being an unique piece. I feel the same about that vintage suitcase chair by Katie Thompson from Recreate which also looks super comfy. I can already picture myself sitting there, reading a great book and relaxing. I added a big pattern rug, which would go under the brown couch on the second picture and a nice vintage mirror. The pillow is just something I like and would think about adding in the living room, maybe on the couch .
This cute modern sofa is my favorite one from the entire selection of Modani’s modern sofas.They also have this cute pillow I added to my selection, which goes perfectly with my dream living room design. I found a great cottage stripe ottoman from Harvetys, which I LOVE! I can see me resting my feet on in and also store a few items there, so that I can avoid the mess my family would make. Fine, I am a bit messy to, so I have to avoid clutter.
I am all about DIY projects and I seriously tend to make a bunch of accessories myself. This is an absolute must for me, because when I have a vision in my mind, no one else can make it look exactly like it, only me. This is normal, though. No one can read my mind (I HOPE, or else it would be awkward for me, because sometimes I think about random dumb stuff)! I LOVE this DIY lamp from Ashley Ann and the rope for hanging curtains idea. I would choose different curtain - or maybe not, that I would have to see in person. Coastal Cottage Woven Suitcase nicely rounds up the country/vintage/modern living room which I have in mind. 

 A few other accesories I would want:
I would make a few changes in the process, if something wouldn´t feel right, but I love all of those pieces. I hope you can find some inspiration for your own dream living room from my selection!


Have a great day!

With love,


Maja