Apr 29, 2013

Batman Cookies

We have recently acquired a batman cookie cutter (more on that later this week) and I finally got to try it out this sunday.
I picked a recipe from "The Great Baking Book", lemon rings for the coffee party.

Here's what you need:
150g flour
100g corn flour
1 tbs baking powder
100g sugar
100g butter/margarine
2 egg yellows (I used a powdered egg substitute)

Heat up the butter or margarine and mix it all together by kneading. 40 minutes rest in the fridge and then the dough is ready to be rolled out. Heat up the oven to 200°C (392°F) before cutting out the cookies.

Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. The recipe said 20 minutes, but that was way too long. Unless you want to use the cookies as Batarangs...

The recipe also said to make a frosting, but the cookies were sweet enough for us.

PS: Check out all these funky geeky crafts at the Nerd'n'Geek Linkparty <3

Apr 28, 2013

Picturesque Sunday ~ 28. April 2013

The best way to learn photography is to take pictures. That's why I'm joining Steffi on her blog ohhhmhhh.de for the "Question-Photo-Friday" (Frage-Foto-Freitag) and answer her question with the following photographs:

What made you happy this week?

This fellow cheered me up after being pretty mad at the people in the small park next to my work. The space on and under the benches was full with trash and leftovers from fast food places. I don't understand why some people won't clean up after themselves, especially because there was a trashcan within a 3m distance.

What's up this weekend?

I spent friday and saturday in rainy Mannheim for the Future Music Camp. It was my 3rd time there and great as usual. Met a bunch of very interesting people and got my toes back into the more creative part of the music industry.

The hit?

The new Star Trek is coming out soon and Mr. Cumberbatch is in it. Couldn't pass up the photo opportunity with this massive poster, too bad they had to put his face right behing a lamp post.

Planning for?

I still got a lot to share about our trip to the Make Munich convention last weekend. This is a sneak peak for the 3D printing bit.

What else?

Springtime! Finally.

Apr 23, 2013

Crocheting 2.0

I've rediscovered crocheting lately. And I'm starting it off with an unusual material --> VHS tape. I got the idea from Jen's Blog "My Make do and Mend Year".
My first project got published on the Kleiderkreisel Blog in German and this is my second project:

I started with a chain stitch and continued up with a slip stitch. It may look like it's on purpose now, but I actually tried to make a rectangle here... it just got slimmer and slimmer. But in the end it worked out as well.

The second part, about half the size. And also not a rectangle shape.

I chrocheted the two pieces together with a normal red yarn. Crocheted a botton hole and sewed on a button.

It's a clutch! I never wear clutches, but I'm still kind of proud of it. Maybe I'll try to sell it on Kleiderkreisel. It fit's my wallet, keys and cellphone perfectly.

I really enjoyed making this. Maybe the future husband didn't, because it actually makes a lot of noise, crackling and squeaking, and I chrocheted after dinner in front of the tv. Good thing he's not as noise sensitive as I am.

This post is part of Nina's Upcycling Tuesday and the Creadienstag.

Apr 21, 2013

Death Star Clock

Our bed room clock needed a makeover. Badly. I just never had the right idea/inspiration for it. Then it came to me: The deathstar clock!
And it was actually not that hard to do (probably because I had the man do all the hard work.

Here's the before:

It's a very ugly shade of yellow/orange and till now I had stickers of various kinds of orchids on it, but that didn't do it for me anymore. Something needed to be done, so we took it apart like so.

The man did a very good job on the sawing, phew. Took it all apart.

Then I had to break off parts of the leftover clock. That's because we chose the image of the second and partly destroyed deathstar, much cooler!

Spraypainted the hands of the clock white, so you can see them better on the image.

Then I cut out the image of the deathstar. I printed two halves, overlapping a bit on A4 format paper. It's normal printing paper, but I guess cardboard would make it a bit more sturdy.

Putting the paper on the clock, glueing the overlapping parts together with normal crafting glue. Then glued he paper to the clock.

Glued a rebel & an imperial fighter to the minute and hour hands.

There we go. The death star clock!

I'm loving it! We have two more clocks in the bedroom as alarmclocks, so this one is just for show and an approximate time, no need for numbers.

May the time be with you!

PS: Check out all these funky geeky crafts at the Nerd'n'Geek Linkparty <3

Spring Festival Fleamarket

Yesterday was the Red Cross fleamarket in Munich. It takes place on the Theresienwiese, the area where the Oktoberfest is. It's the biggest fleamarket in Bavaria and this was my third time. Sadly it was also the first time that the weather was shit, so it wasn't as big and well visited as usual. We still had a good time despite he drizzle and annoyed sellers.
Here's some impressions:

You can never have enough antlers or crucifixes! Actually Ken bought a crucifix. It's for sacrilegious purposes, don't worry. He's already started to work on it and the results will be shown here.

He paid 10€ for the thing and thus spent more than I did all day! That never happens! But I did get pretty lucky rightaway.
Since it was raining/drizzling & cold all day, some sellers just took off, leaving their stuff behind. Score! I always feel a little bad, rummaging through the "trash" like that, but not too much to leave cool stuff behind.
Like this awesome suitcase:

Just needs a little bit of cleaning up and then it's ready for... something. I will figure out something to do with it eventually.
Also found a bunch of VHS Tapes, which are very useful for my new crocheting hobby, news on this very soon.

Speaking of Tape, do you remember these cassette tape storages? I do!

Super useful for my cassette tape collection.

Last but not least, a stamp set & the only thing I bought at the fleamarket (50cents). Most of them still work, at least after letting them soak it water for a second.

This fleamarket is definitely a must-see for people living in Munich and visitors. If it's your first year in Munich, this is the best place to fill your apartment with stuff of need and just stuff for very cheap!
I guess you could also visit the Spring Festival (Mini-Oktoberfest) right next to it. But who really needs overpriced beer and rides twice a year.

Apr 19, 2013

Picturesque Friday ~ 19. April 2013

The best way to learn photography is to take pictures. That's why I'm joining Steffi on her blog ohhhmhhh.de for the "Question-Photo-Friday" (Frage-Foto-Freitag) and answer her question with the following photographs:

Proud as a punch about?

Got the man to exercise with me to get rid of our "Munich"-pounds.

Where are you going to enjoy the sun this weekend?

The biggest fleamarket in Europe is taking place this saturday as every year. It's supposed to rain though... And the Maker fair is coming to Munich, so excited for the 3D printing.

What got you through this week?

Sun & Isar-chillaxing.

On your to-do list?

Turning this eyesore of a clock into the deathstar!

Filled up?

My artsy flower pots filled up with little lemon planties from this project.

Apr 14, 2013

Wach out for crochet puns!

What do these three have in common?

They're all getting hooked soon!

Got crocheting projects coming along. Stay tuned for more.

Apr 12, 2013

FFF - Picturesque Friday

The best way to learn photography is to take pictures. That's why I'm joining Steffi on her blog ohhhmhhh.de for the "Question-Photo-Friday" (Frage-Foto-Freitag) and answer her question with the following photographs:

Something exciting?

Something new?

Something beautiful?

Something flowery?

Something very dear to you on you desk?

I hope I'll manage to so this every week from now on. Got to bring my camera every day and take loads of pictures!
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