Sunday, August 02, 2020

#Document Your Life - July 2020

Bla bla blub, here's a "Document your life" video. It has some nature stuff, rainy weather, sunny weather, hair coloring, beach, seagulls, bumblebees, but no snails since I didn't want to disturb them with filming (not that it really disturbs them but I'm a bit overprotective at the moment). I don't know, this month was weird.



The music in all my videos is kindly provided by Mr. Biest. I'll leave you the link to my YouTube channel here in case you want to check out my other videos.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

July

I don't know whats going on anymore. Last month was already a bit of a mess but this month topped that. It started like June ended - a bit weird and full of unexpected stuff. But then stuff started. My snails got sick and I spend two weeks expecting them to die any times. I could barely handle that so soon after Muffin passed away. But luckily they are a lot better now.
During that time my mom was visting for a week and she was a guest on our first post-lockdown D&D session. I missed playing D&D in person so much.
During the last weekend of July Mr. Biest and I went on our first (and maybe only) vacation this year. We were a the Baltic Sea for our wedding anniversary. We're married for 5 years already, can you believe that?
I also posted a bit more on Instagram again since I really missed that. But I encourage everyone to stay informed, keep on supporting and also keep on mind that neither racism nor the pandemic are over just because our little individual bubbles seem to have gone back to normal.

Sunday, July 05, 2020

#Document Your Life - June 2020

I managed to put this video together last minute. As you may already know a lot of things happened this month. I also only have footage from the first half of June.
The things I filmed are mostly clips from (almost) daily walks, a bit of snail content, dice and some random stuff. I really hope next month is going to be better ...


The music in all my videos is kindly provided by Mr. Biest. I'll leave you the link to my YouTube channel here in case you want to check out my other videos.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

June

June was ... I don't know ... Strange? Bad? Even more a mess than March, April, and May together? Exciting? Full of unexpected stuff? 
I was pretty inactive on social media in concerns of posting personal content. There were more important things in this world. I recommend blacklivesmatters.carrd.co as a starting point for information, donations, petitions, and further resources. There are many different ways to support the movement. 
In the second half of the month, I had to take a step back on my social media activity. Not only was it time my final exams, but also one of my beloved snails, Muffins, got very sick. Muffin passed away on June 17th. It breaks my heart that I couldn't help the little cutie. Worrying about Muffin was one of the reasons why my oral exam didn't go as well as I would have hoped. The results for my written exams are not in yet. So I don't know if I'll have to take an additional exam in July.
In between all of this, I found a job that starts shortly after my graduation, I got a car, I more of less celebrated my birthday and I had to do tons of paperwork because of all these things. I'm as excited as I am terrified about what the future may bring.

Sunday, June 07, 2020

#Document Your Life - May 2020

This was the month of May. My "Document your life" video shows the nice parts of this month. A lot of nature since I took very frequent walks in the woods. Also a bit of snail content and some in progress stuff from building the new terrarium. I hope you like it.


The music in all my videos is kindly provided by Mr. Biest. I'll leave you the link to my YouTube channel here in case you want to check out my other videos.

Sunday, May 31, 2020

May

May is over. And by now I lost every sense of time. But I kept busy with DIY stuff, mostly sewing. I guess by now everyone is sick and tired of seeing my dice trays. But I like them. Then I finished my wonky rainbow quilt that is now on my wall. I put some patches on it that I really like but didn't sew onto clothes because they are white. One of them is new, I got it from an Etsy shop calles Trashedy. There I got a bunch of snail patches and they are all very beautiful, high quality and very affordable.
Speaking of snails, I was also busy setting up the new terrarium for my snails. I upgraded to a much bigger one since they are almost grown by now. We build a whole new shelf and a custom lid for it. I still want to add a few more things like branches and bigger plants but I haven't found the perfect ones yet.

Besides that spend a lot of time and energy with all the things that are and that will change in my life in the next few month. I will finish my education soon, I will get a job, a car, a new bank account, all sorts of new insurances and stuff - being an adult is exhausting. Sometimes I wish I could have stayed seventeen forever ...

... not really, I like being my age but all this stuff is still exhausting. But having a job = money = more shinies, new tattoos and maybe a dog in the future. It's just weird after 10 years of studying, training and being "the intern". And it's even weirding doing all of this in these weird times we have right now.


Sunday, May 24, 2020

I made this

This year I've been finally a bit more active DIY wise. My hands are much better and so I started knitting and sewing a bit again. Since most of the things I made are too small for their own post I'll show you a collection of everything I made in 2020 so far:


I sewed a small and wonky rainbow patchwork quilt. It's hanging on my wall right now and I use it for pinning some patches on it. I had these fabric scarps lying around for ages and lockdown has given me the time to finally make them into something pretty.
Speaking of lockdown - I of course made a bunch of facemasks. My first batch went to a local hospital, the next one was for Mr. Biest and me and then I made another batch for my family. I now own a nice collection of different masks.
And I made are these necklaces where I used these I got these super cool eye cabochons. The first one looks what I imagine my Half-Drow D&D characters eyes to look like. That’s why I added the dagger charm and the second one is this rainbow dragon eye and I added a small octopus. I probably don’t have to explain the third one and the last on is another dragon eye and I added some old wooden beads I had laying around.
I also knitted a simple beanie, the first knitting project I finished since 2018.
Another very small thing I made are these glitter filled pendants. I just wanted to do something with glitter.
I reinked two sets of dice. They're both cheap sets and I liked this color combination on other dice so I decided to recreate it with these. I painted two minis (yes, I'm slow ...) - a goblin and an air elemental that I used to just play with colors without any plan or pressure. This is only a work in progress picture but I already like the outcome. Then there the tons of dice trays, I already wrote a whole separate post about these. And the wallet I already showed you back in March. I still use it and I still love it.
And then there is the biggest project I did - a new terrarium for my cuties. They had almost outgrown their old one and so I decided to use the free time I have now to tackle this project and get them a much bigger space. The terrarium itself is of course store bought (that was a whole drama on itself ...), but we build the shelf, the lid and my dad kindly offered to build them a new bathtub and foodbowl arrangement from tree slices. The snails are now settling in and I'm working on
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