March 29, 2014

Early spring outfit

Yesterday was the last day of IB ever again. I think I haven't even really realized it fully, that I will never again have to suffer another learning outcome or IA through. Even though IB has been the most challenging three years of my life and I hated so many moments in the lessons and exams, it was still very melancholic to let it go. It was not that I would miss the hundreds of hours of PowerPoints and listening to teachers telling how this would be something that for sure will be asked in our finals, but what I can say for sure I'll miss is my friends.

IB is special in the sense that you share the same lessons and class through all 3 years, unlike in other high schools in Finland. Due to this, you'll grow very keen on the people you share your time with. Additionally IBers are the only people that can relate to other IBers. You will never get the same amount of sympathy from people outside the system. That support network has also expanded outside the school related things, and the people in IB are for sure the best group of friends I have made. I will definitely miss them next year when we all expand to different parts of the world.

Here, however, is the outfit from Thursday, all unrelated to everything. Just felt a lot like spring because of last days of school and everything. And, you know the feeling when you really like what you're wearing and feel like yourself, well this was that kind of outfit for me. Skater skirt, 3/4 sleeve shirt and denim vest with my favorite color of leather!

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March 12, 2014

DIY: Earring stand

I love the weather! It is so spring(ish) although it is not even April yet. There is something in spring that makes me want to do stuff. I think it is the sunshine. At least it is the inspiration (or reminder) to clean my room from floor to ceiling and wall to wall, which I have been gradually been doing in the past week, although I should be reading for my mocks (and my finals). But I just hate how all the dust can be seen in the spring sunlight.

Anyway, cleaning has not been the only procrastination this week for me, but I also have been thinking about possible DIY things and other crafts. I even painted for the first time in a loooong long time (and by long, I don't mean weeks, but more like months or even years). Got an order from my mom, since she needed something new to her office to replace the old and broken poster.

But the painting is not what I am introducing today, but my newest DIY is. I have been thinking about doing some kind of a jewelry stand for a long time, but just never really got to it. And then I found the perfect jewelry stand from Ajno. It had only one flaw. I did not have a place for my earrings, so they have been hanging in this funny looking green man my brother has made in school. Until now!

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I finally got a perfect and ubersimple idea for an earring stand, which reguired minimum amount of things I did not have already.
1. Frame - which I found at Suomalainen Kirjakauppa for only 3 euros! 
I used frame size 18cm x 24 cm as you can see from the picture, since in reality I don't have that many hanging earrings.
2. Drawing pins - which we also have a lot for some reason
3. Hammer - to nail the pins to the frame, if the frame is little too hard
4. Tulle fabric - which we also had left over from my grandma's move

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I recommend using tulle that has big "holes" as it appeared to be lot more easier to hang earrings to it.

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I got lucky and my frame was so soft that I did not need to use the hammer at all, but if somebody wants to try this and has to hammer, just remember to put something under the frame to protect it! And also check that the pins are strong enought. You can also do a hook on the back, of course, if you are planning on hanging the frame on the wall. The original will probably get lost as you take of the original back of the frame. 

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I chose not the hang the frame, at least in this room, since I don't see any place it would fit. Hence the frame took the place of the old green man in my bookshelf. I'm really happy on how it worked out.

The only problem is the left-over glass, anyone have any suggestions on where to use it? :)

March 9, 2014

Fat Friday

Viime viikot on ollut aika kokeiden ja palautusten viidakkoa, ja tänä viikonloppuna ensimmäistä kertaa pitkään aikaan sain hengähtää ihan kunnolla. Tää tarkotti sitä, että halusin tehä jotain mikä ei liittyis mitenkään kirjoihin, kirjoittamiseen tai opiskeluun.

Se suunnitelma ei sit ihan onnistunut sillä kyllähän kunnon rentoutumiseen yksi kirja tarvitaan; keittokirja. Tehtiin sitten yhessä H kanssa mun lempparilasagnea ja mustikkapiirakkaa! Maha täynnä kelpas köllötellä kattomassa The Bling Ring -leffaa ja vaan löhötä ilman huolen häivää. Maanantaina alkaa taas kiire ja lukeminen

Ohjeet alla!

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