Monday, December 31, 2012

PF 2013 - office/home calendar :)

h a v e   a   n i c e   r i d e   i n   2 0 1 3 !

download - en
download - cz

p.s. made for paper size A5, but you can use any size you like.
looks best on a little bit grainy cardstock(klasická čtvrtka).
hope you like it :)!

Sunday, December 30, 2012

little hedgehogs's still christmas ;)
traditional christmas cookies that my family has been making for generations!
they have always been my favorite and they are my boys' favorite too :)

Friday, December 28, 2012

christmas fish :)

the traditional christmas fish...
...cut out of paper, colored, sprinkled with glitter, made by Ji :)
(we were inspired by the fish Ji and his classmates made at his preschool :)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Friday, December 21, 2012

stick and bead tree mobile

cut sticks to desired lengths,
drilled a hole in the center,
and Ji stringed them
(altering with xl wooden beads)
 ...and St got to play
 zorro ? :)

Monday, December 17, 2012

stamped wrapping paper

we did some stamping with the boys :)...
...just some ordinary erasers, ink/paint and paper

i cut the tree out of an ordinary white eraser with my exacto knife, used a pencil eraser for the dots and stamped onto ordinary brown packaging paper

tip: make sure you have suitable ink/paint and paper - test it out that the ink/paint soaks into the paper and doesn't smear. usually really smooth or glossy paper doesn't work well...
p.s. ikea has this really cheap brown paper, but i haven't made it to the store yet, so i can't tell you how well it works.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

card gift wrap

a simple way to wrap a print/photo/children's drawing gift into a card...
cut out a simple deisgn,  then fold paper,
wrap gift in colored tissue paper and insert :)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Our anual St. Nicholas Day ride :)

...when we got to the station, the sun was just rising and it was so magical!
inside we sat next to a coal burning stove and there we 2 devils(St. Nicholas' "accomplices") with
guitars sitting behind us and the whole ride we sang carols and folk songs - it was so much fun!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

willow and birch branch advent wreath

h a p p y   a d v e n t !

...same technique as the advent mobile, only after
i weaved in some birch branches and decorated :) 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

willow branch advent mobile

just some willow branches intertwined into a circle,
wrapped in jute ribbon and red twine
attached straw ornaments

tip: when weaving the circle, you need to tie
the intertwining branches in at least 3 places
to keep the unruly branches in place :)! after tied, 
you can form it a little more - to make a nicer circle ;)