May 8, 2017

Happy Birthday ~ 5 Years of Bazooka Crafts! + GotG *Give-Away*

I can't believe it been 5 years now since I started my very own DIY blog! So much has happened since then and I'm very proud that through all that change I was still able to take the time to keep this blog alive. Doing that with a full-time job is not always easy, but I somehow didn't lose my motivation after all this time.

Let's go on a time travel and back to the beginning of this blog:

My first blog banner was as diy as it can get! I cut out the letters from papers and magazine, glued them on a piece of graph paper and took a picture of it. Did a little of photo editing and slapped it on my blog, for 3 whole years!

My next banner was designed by my dear friend Sophie, you can check out her art on her Twitter account.

My last and final banner is also by Sophie and I really love it! It's definitely a huge step up from my first design and I love the way she made her first design even better to fit me and my blog's personality!

Let's get into the posts! In five years I have published 183 posts, that's an average of 36 posts a year... pretty impressive for a hobby blogger, I think. Check out some of my favorite and most popular posts:

~ The first ever post was our first Kitchen Buffet back in Munich. This was actually a pre-blog project that I took pictures of not knowing that I would publish them someday. It was really fun and our first big craft project in the apartment where my now husband and I lived together for the first time.
~ Not long after our first kitchen buffet I bought another one. Vintage furniture was really cheap to buy in Munich and I couldn't resist! This one was meant to show my love for the Walking Dead comics, as I decoupaged the doors with said comics.
I still have both of the Buffets, The first one's bottom is home to all of our kitchen appliances (top is in the basement) and the Walking Dead Buffet holds all of my craft supplies.

My first craft swap on Craftster was also Walking Dead related. Above you can see all the stuff I made for my swap partner. I also posted about the things I got.

Speaking of craft swaps, here's my second one:

It was a Harry Potter swap and I am very proud of the crafts I made. The ones I received in return were also not too shabby ;)

You might recognize these Galaxy Shoes from my blog banner, although I never wore them in real live as I made them for my then future husband.

The Death Star Clock is one of my most popular posts on the blog. Which makes it a pity that the picture I took for this post were pretty horrible. Oh well... the clock ended up at my future husbands workplace and never found its way home again. May the Force be with it!

Speaking of the future husband. This was his first and last post , which is sad, because it's called Part I, but there was never sequel...
        
~You know you're a hipster nerd when your love for Science Fiction is a plaid sweater. Still like to wear my Star Wars vs Star Trek sweater.
~ Definitely one of my Highlight in the past 5 years; The Hobbit - Desolation of Smaug Premiere! I was in the audience to watch all the Stars come down the red carpet and actually won a ticket for the premiere :D

Speaking of winning:

I won an upcycling contest with my Crochet VHS-Tape Clutch. Got to go to Hamburg for an Upcycling workshop, hotel and trainride included.

Oh yeah, there were some more workshops:

For example my first workshop at the Dawanda Snuggery. I had been following Lu from Luloveshandmade for a while ba then and always admired the workshops she looked after back then. We made cute nail art, the Mr & Mrs Krowns sign was made for my upcoming wedding.

And then there were the Long Nights of DIY:

I'm happy to say that I participated in every Long Night of DIY so far. The two first ones were at the Dawanda Snuggery in 2013 and 2014. The next one in 2015 was already much bigger than the first events and to top it all I had my very own DIY worksshop at the event in 2016.

There's been posts about the holidays:

During the 12 days of Halloween I really hit my blogging limits. The plan was to post every day for 12 days until Halloween... yeah, that's not quite what happened. I did make it to the 12th post though!

We have never had a traditional christmas tree. Instead we made our own tradition by making alternative Christmas trees. I really liked our Pixel Christmas Tree, which I made for our first Christmas at our own home. The TP Christmas Tree was a little smaller, perfect as a christmas center piece. Pssstt... it's made of toilet paper rolls!

Smooth transition to the iron throne (you know, cause tp.. porcelain throne... ah, nevermind)

~ Got to visit the Game of Thrones Exhibitin Berlin. Do you know a better way to celebrate your anniversary? Me neither! And it was totally worth it to see the husband in a suit on the Iron Throne.
~ I also visited the Harry Potter Studio Tourin London. What a wonderful place! I definitely want to go back someday.
I also made videos for both of these posts. Dabbled in video editing for a bit, but it's way too much work to do both, I'd rather choose blogging over videos.

And finally one of my favorite posts from last year: Sherlock Tea Bag Cookies
Made these for a viewing party of the victorian special episode, one of my faves!

Alright, if you made it to the end of this post there's a reward! I get to Give Away a bunch of Posters of the new Guardians of the Galaxy movie. Also, there will be one Grand Prize winner who will receive a Funko Baby Groot and a fake Cassette Player. Isn't that awesome? I might even throw in a couple of other Goodies.
There are 3 ways you can enter this Give Away:
1. Via Instagram - Follow the instructions on this Instagram Post
2. Via Facebook - Follow the instructions of the Pinned Post on my Facebook page
3. Via comment on this post! Follow my blog and let me know in the comments what kind of posts you would like to see in the (hopefully) next five years. Leave your email adress so I can get back to you in case you win!
Alright, that's it! Last day to enter is Saturday, the 13th of May. Winners will be announced on Sunday, the 14th of May! Anyone in Europe can enter.
Good Luck!

        

5 comments:

  1. Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Auf viele weitere kreative Bloggerjahre! Bei dir lese ich besonders gerne, weil du so außergewöhnlich kreativ bist und nicht dem typischen DIY-Blogger-Stil folgst. Ich freue mich auf viele weitere deiner wundervollen Inspirationen <3

    Alles Liebe,

    Julia

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  2. Herzlichen Glückwunsch! Ich habe das immer gern gelesen, weiter so! Es ist unglaublich, was du immer alles für ideen hast! Und fünf Jahre, ist das schon so lange. Beeindruckende Ausdauer!!
    Auf die nächsten fünf Jahre x)
    Wünsche für nächstes Jahr: ich habe keine Ideen... Aber neulich brauchte ich Untersetzer. Vllt hast du ja dazu eine tolle Upcycling-Idee?
    Liebe Grüße
    Janine =)

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  3. Can I enter more than one time? Because this Grand Prize is just great and I would love to win it. I already have a selfmade Baby Groot, but two Baby Groot would be even better.

    But, to answer your question: I would love to see more Star wars or Harry Potter or Sherlock related posts, especially DIYs like the Death Star clock (which was the first thing I read on your blog and tried and it's still hanging in my kitchen and I love it).

    In case I win: my email adress is: lucia.bilgenroth@yahoo.de.

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  4. Ich bin beeindruckt! Grade erst auf deinen Blog gestoßen aber deine Kreativität scheint ja kein Ende zu nehmen! Ich würde mich mehr über Rezepte freuen (bei den Teebeutelkeksen dachte ich: wow! Simpel aber gut!) Und über DIY's freu ich mich sowieso!
    Alles alles GUTE für die nächsten 136 Jahre!

    Liebe Grüße
    Jülide
    jkaya93@gmx.de

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  5. Hallihallo und alles Gute zum Bloggeburtstag! Ich bin ja über deine Einträge bei Kleiderkreisel hier gelandet und habe deine Teebeutelkekse für meine Hochzeit nachgebacken. Vielen Dank für die tolle Anregung. Ich sehe am liebsten Basteltutorials oder deine aufgemotzen Möbel an. Und deine Hochzeitsdokumentation fand ich auch klasse! Mach weiter so, ich bleibe dir als Leserin auf jeden Fall erhalten!

    Alles Gute,

    deine Ari (Finoxa im KK-Forum)

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