01 March 2015

Paper Roll Banner

You see those banners all over blog- / Pinterest-world?
Do you fancy them as I do?

Well, I got some for you.
I was strolling through the close by IKEA and found this paper roll MÅLA
A new idea was born: Create an changeable banner within minutes.
I know myself and I get bored of writings or quotes pretty quick.
With this DIY you can whip up a new banner for different occasions or rooms pretty fast and easy.
I guess I make another one for the kitchen to write the menu on it.

Just a few items are necessary:

paper roll, e.g MÅLA
wooden dowel a little longer than your paper roll
twine or any kind of rope you have on hand.

All you have to do is to get the dowel through the roll and fix the twine on both sides so you can hang it. Just play around with the lenght of the twine.

Ready to write your meassage!

xo, VIV

11 February 2015

I love snow

...and the sound it makes, when you step on.
I love the quietness, calmness and peacefulness.

xo, VIV

08 February 2015

Heart Garland ♥

Valentines´s Day is getting close. Just bring some love in your home 
I love to crochet right now, so I just whipped up a little garland during breakfast. 

Get your yarn and hook ready 

It´ll work with any kind of yarn, just make sure you use recommended hooks.
I´m gonna stitch "be mine" in the hearts later so I made 9 hearts.

  • Start with a magic ring and crochet 7 single stitches, close round.
  • 3 chain st
  • 5 double crochet in first stitch
  • half double crochet in next 2 stitches
  • in 4th stitch work one double, chain two and make another double in the same stitch; You basically made two doubles in the 4th stitch, that´s gonna be the pointy end.
  • half double crochet in next 2 stitches
  • 5 double crochet in last stitch, chain 3 and chain in 7th stitch
  • get yarn to back, sew up
  • repeat until desired number of hearts

For the actual garland chain 25, chain next stitch to one heart and chain another 8, chain next stitch to one heart and so on. End with 25 chain stitches.

Now you are ready to hang your garland!

xo, VIV

What About A Headband?

Do you love messy buns like me? That´s the only type of hair do I´m actual able to, so I´m wearing it every single day. Downside of this is you can´t wear beanies without letting your hair down, Well, you could, but I do not prefer the conehead look.
Anyway hairbands are pretty and easy to crochet, just takes an hour or so.

Make yourself one:

Start with chain stitch of circumference of your head, close round and single crochet until desired height around 3 - 4 inches.

For the bow crochet a rectangle 4x3 inches.

Sew up and wrap the thread around the headband, so it looks like this:

Stitch the bow to it and done!

xo, VIV

01 January 2015

A Happy New Year!

I wish everybody a happy, healthy, fulfilling, funny new year 2015!

I did kinda good with last years resolutions.
Well, kinda. My biggest goal - 5k run- I didn´t archive. Shame on me. But I keep on trying.
Maybe this list will help to archive this years goals:


My goals:
5k run
more blogging
get the German blog version going

What about your new years resolutions?

xo, VIV

21 September 2014

Arm Knitting

I just finished off my first knitting project this season!
And the best is: it was done in 30 minutes.

All the scarf and cowl pins floating on Pinterest inspired me to try the new thing: arm knitting.
Usually I only knit during fall/ winter, which didn´t start meteorological but it´s rainy outside and so I´m trapped inside.

Well, that´s the result:

It is sooo easy, just follow this tutorial by Michaels and I am sure you cannot stop.