Tag: craft

DIY Lip Scrubs

DIY Lip Scrubs

Winter over here has settled for good, which means my lips get dry not matter how much chapstick I use. That’s the time when lip scrubs come in handy. However, instead of buying them, I prefer to make them myself. It’s super easy, cheap and customizable. And you can make sure they’re made out of natural ingredients! If you’ve never tried it – time to give it a go!

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January in photos

January in photos

A little throwback to January. Looks like all I did that month was eat and craft ^^’ Hopefully February will bring more diversity, although the weather is still wintery (we got hit by a fresh supply of snow last night…) and doesn’t encourage leaving the warmth and coziness of my house. I do however have one exciting afternoon planned for next week and I can’t wait for it!

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Watercolours

Watercolours

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I came across some watercolour painting tutorials channel on YouTube the other day and instantly thought how weird it was that I still hadn’t tried that popular technique! Feeling inspired, the next day I bought a set of watercolours and some paper.

My little pictures are far from masterpiece level of art, but I had a lot of fun painting them anyway! Seeing colours spread in the water, living their own lives and creating that nice kind of gradient is extremely relaxing. I can’t believe it took me so long to get some watercolours and try them out but I definitely have lots of joyful hours with watercolour painting ahead of me, I just need to watch or read some tutorials and get the hang of it ^^

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Stress relief – colouring books for adults

Stress relief – colouring books for adults

Good afternoon, I hope everyone’s having a great day (even though it’s Monday :D)

I decided to tidy up my desk the other day and found my old colouring books that I’d completely forgotten… and now I’m hooked on colouring again. It’s said to be a great stress relief, which is surprising, cause I’d imagine it should be easy to get frustrated with all those teeny tiny details. I have to admit I never tried to use those books for that purpose (when stressed out I’m not able to do anything, I don’t even think about things like colouring books), but I do like to fill them in my spare time to relax – it’s good to let your brain shut down for a while whilst doing simple, mindless tasks after a long and hectic day.

I’m interested to hear if anyone actually uses this method as stress relief and if so, does it actually work?

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Mandala in black liner pen
How to draw a mandala
Colouring page in progress - yellow pug
Stress relief – circle numbers colouring book
Baked feta, olives and bell pepper muffins
Feta, olives and bell pepper muffins
Two completed paper roses: pink and yellow
Simple paper roses