Sometimes handmade is better…


Hello once again! I’ve been feeling pretty creative lately, to be honest. This post will not be very long, as I would just like to show you something that I am very proud about. So as I was saying before, a wave of inspiration suddenly hit me (again :P).  The thing is, that I have always wanted to have an amazing cover for my phone. The problem is that I could not find that perfect cover; some would be ugly, others too expensive, and some too big and chunky to actually fit in my pocket! So right now,  I have a clear and thin cover, which I actually really like, because it doesn’t cover the beautiful design of my iPhone5s. So I thought, why not make one myself, and instead of having an actual cover to go on my phone, why not have a little kind of ‘pouch’ or purse for my phone to protect it from getting dirty or scratched. That is when I got creative. At home I had thousands of scrap pieces of different fabrics and cloths, and I have to admit that I am a very confused person when it comes to making a decision, and I simply can’t chose what to do. So once again, I said to myself, why not use all? 🙂

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…and this is how it turned out!

This is the front...

This is the front…

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…and this is the back!

I came up with a patchwork and denim mix, which I absolutely love. My advice is, that if you can’t seem to find the right style for your cover, just make it yourself! You can find hundreds of different ways of making your phone cover, and it is up to you! I have to say that I never thought I’d use this cover, but it turns out that I am really proud of myself! 🙂 I really do hope this inspired you, and that you enjoyed reading this. If you have any questions or would like to request a special post, just comment below! Please feel free to like and comment on my posts, and follow my blog (the button is at the bottom of the page). Thanks!

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Goodbye Dear Digital Cameras!


Ok, so is it just me, or did you somehow get a photo-album, and then you just stared at its completely boring and blank pages with nothing in them? Well I’m not sure if you can relate to this type of situation, but I really did miss having some kind of ‘real’ photographs, instead of having them stored in my phone, and I usually don’t really have the time or patience to import all the photos from my phone into my laptop, make sure they are in the right format and with the right quality, and then print them. And then they came out! By saying they I mean the Fujifilm Instax mini 8. This is an instant camera, that takes instant photographs, which are exposed to the light, and therefore ‘print’ automatically (they don’t actually print the picture because they do not need ink to do this.)

This is the Instax mini 8, available in: black, white, light vanilla yellow, pastel blue, and pastel pink.

This is the Instax mini 8, available in: black, white, light vanilla yellow, pastel blue, and pastel pink.

This is my Instax mini 8, which I bought in yellow. Ever since I bought it I’ve been delighted with it; it is weightless, easy to carry, and also looks pretty good as decoration 🙂 . Inside the box, you will find the camera, a strap so that it can be carried around, and some batteries. Then, you can buy the film, which usually comes in packets of 10, or sometimes 20. After opening the box with the film, take the film and put it in the back of the camera. Make sure that you do not open the back of the camera until you have used all the film, because otherwise, the film will be exposed to the light, and become useless. It is also very important that you read the instructions, which are pretty easy to follow, because I am just making a brief summary.

Here you can see the back of the camera and the packet of film. In the bottom right corner of the camera, there is a counter saying how many photos you have left, it might be a bit hard to see it in this picture though. There is also a viewfinder, but you shouldn't always trust it, because it is not completely aligned with the lenses.

Here you can see the back of the camera and the packet of film. In the bottom right corner of the camera, there is a counter saying how many photos you have left, it might be a bit hard to see it in this picture though. There is also a viewfinder, but you shouldn’t always trust it, because it is not completely aligned with the lenses.

All you have to do to switch on the camera, is press the bottom next to the lenses. After doing this, the lenses will come out,  ready to take the picture. On top of the lenses, you have different settings to make sure the lighting and exposure of your picture is the correct one. For example, there is a setting for indoors, sunny days, very sunny days, and cloudy days.  Then all you have to do is press the shutter release button, which is kind of under the viewfinder. While doing this do not cover the flash, as I’ve tried this before to get darker pictures, but instead the picture just came out black. The flash always fires, it cannot be turned off. Then, and instant photo will come out of the top of the camera, and all you have to do is wait until it is exposed (which takes less than 5 minutes)  🙂 and that is pretty much it!

In this picture the camera is turned on. When it detects the light, it will flash on the exposure setting that it thinks would be the right one for your picture.

In this picture the camera is turned on. When it detects the light, it will flash on the exposure setting that it thinks would be the right one for your picture.

These are just four of my favourite pictures. I love the 'vintage effect' they have. However, don't worry if all your pictures are hopeless at first (it took me a couple of films to get it right). All the photographs have a blank bit at the bottom for you to right something in it, such as the date or just a brief description.

These are just four of my favourite pictures. I love the ‘vintage effect’ they have. However, don’t worry if all your pictures are hopeless at first (it took me a couple of films to get it right). All the photographs have a blank bit at the bottom for you to right something in it, such as the date or just a brief description.

You can also get the film to have a different outline, like with a cute little pattern, and many others, but personally, I like it nice and simple, in white. The reason I absolutely love this camera, is because you can use it for very special memories, and once again have them physically. You can also get it in a wide range of colours, and it allows you to take photos with that special ‘vintage touch’. I hope you enjoyed this post and it was useful inspiration 🙂 Please feel free to like and comment on my posts, and follow my blog (at the bottom of the page). Thanks!

My Summer Time


My summer time

Hi there! Ok, so this is officially my first post…

Anyway, today, I wanted to talk to you about summer. Summer… Isn’t it the best time of the year? Even if you are not in school anymore, I can imagine you’ve probably been excited about summer during the last few days. In this post, I can’t actually just talk about the ‘Summer must haves’ or ‘The Top 10 places to visit during summer’, because I just don’t really know about any of those things, because everyone is different when it comes to enjoying summer. The truth is, that today I was pretty bored, so I decided to do some kind of ‘photo shoot’ with the theme of summer:

This is my first summer-themed picture. Items in the picture: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 in yellow, Country Chic shimmer mist, from Bath and Body Works. Then there is just a fake flower from IKEA, and a sea shell that I found in the sea :)

This is my first summer-themed picture. Items in the picture: Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 in yellow, Country Chic shimmer mist, from Bath and Body Works. Then there is just a fake flower from IKEA, and a sea shell that I found in the sea 🙂

This is my second, and 'pinker' summer picture. Items: Instax Mini 8 in pink (it is my sister's, so I hope she doesn't find out I used it). Then there is the Paris Amour shimmer mist from Bath and Body Works, a KABUKI brush bought in Claire's, two pink flip-flop keychains, and another sea shell that I found myself.

This is my second, and ‘pinker’ summer picture. Items: Instax Mini 8 in pink (it is my sister’s, so I hope she doesn’t find out I used it). Then there is the Paris Amour shimmer mist from Bath and Body Works, a KABUKI brush bought in Claire’s, two pink flip-flop keychains, and another sea shell that I found myself.

Well, that is pretty much it, since I couldn’t exactly figure out what else to talk about, so I just wanted to share with you my pictures. In my next post I will probably be doing a review on the Instax Mini 8 which appears in both of the pictures, since I got it a short time ago. I hope you have enjoyed reading this, and that you follow this blog to inspire yourself 🙂 Please feel free to like and comment on my posts, and follow my blog (at the bottom of the page). Thanks!