DIY – washi tape garland

I’ve been working on some decorations for our new apartment. This is a garland made out of wash tape and black string. Super easy to make, and makes a whole lot of different to our dining area.

 

Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.
Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.
Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.
Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.
Start out with some equally sized bits of wash tape. Add them one by one on the string with the distance of your preference by folding over the tape to stick it to itself. Remember to make the first bits of tape double the length of the size you want the finished cross to be since your folding it.
Start out with some equally sized bits of wash tape. Add them one by one on the string with the distance of your preference by folding over the tape to stick it to itself. Remember to make the first bits of tape double the length of the size you want the finished cross to be since your folding it.
When you have placed as many as you want for the desired length of the garland, start over and place new bits of washi tape as a cross, both front and back. This time you need two bits per cross to stick to each other on each side of the first tape. Continue until all of the strips of tape are done.
When you have placed as many as you want for the desired length of the garland, start over and place new bits of washi tape as a cross, both front and back. This time you need two bits per cross to stick to each other on each side of the first tape. Continue until all of the strips of tape are done.

I chose to put it up with nails. By using several nails you can create geometric patterns with the garland! Making it a bit more interesting than just hanging it.

All done! Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.
All done! Washi tape garland on wall with nails. DIY decorations.

 

I hoped you liked it!

Until next time.

/B

Verkstad 42

Tuesday treat – my chia pudding – with a twist

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I know it’s a favorite right now, and it’s shown everywhere. But I have fallen for the easy, healthy and tasty pudding as well. I usually make it in one of my glass jars with some fresh berries, or a chopped up peach.

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When I make the chia pudding, I often also use brown flaxseed (linseed). They have the same traits as chia seeds in the way that they both create this gel-like coating after being exposed to liquids. The flaxseed is very rich in fibers, and has a bit of a nutty, spicy flavor to it.

 

Chia pudding with flaxseed:

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1 tablespoon of flaxseeds

1 dl (approx. 0.4 US cups) of milk (I use oat milk)

Honey after taste

 

Pour it all in to a small glass jar with a clamp lid. Stir in honey after taste. Leave it in the fridge for a couple of hours, preferably over night. Give it a stir now and then. –Ready! Now all you have to do is decide on a topping.

 

Hope you find my recipe on chia pudding with a twist inspiring!

Until next time

/B

Verkstad 42

Happy birthday cake

I celebrated my 26th birthday yesterday and had a lovely time. I’m not really interested in my own birthday, only the part where I get to hang out with my dear ones. But I also celebrated the fact that I’m starting to get this blog, this page and Verkstad 42 up and running.

When it comes to other people’s birthdays however, I loooove it. For Emaanuel’s birthday I participated in a “cake decoration course” held by Ultimate Cake here in Malmö. With the result shown here:

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Birthday-cake-decorations

I really enjoyed it and I would recommend it to anyone interested in cakes, cake decorations, crafts, pastry and desserts. It felt like working with clay. The decorations are all made from sugar paste.

I sculpted the flowers by rolling som sugar paste to a funnel, and then – with the help from a toothpick – I gently pushed the past over my fingers to make the “creases”, and to thin out the paste at the likes of a petal. It took some time, but it was very satisfying to see the end result. And it tasted delicious as well…

 

Until next time

/B

Verkstad 42

New adventures

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rebecka-leufstadius-emanuel-karlsson-meaning-of-life-42The first blog-post and the first step towards making a change for myself and getting my ideas and creations out to the public. My name is Rebecka, but everyone calls me Becky. I’m the one behind Verkstad 42 (Workshop 42 in english). I chose 42 based on Douglas Adam’s The hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy where the number 42 is the famous Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, The Universe, and Everything from the supercomputer, Deep Thought.

Douglas Adams was asked many times why he chose the number 42. Many theories were proposed, including that 42 is 101010 in binary code, that light refracts off water by 42 degrees to create a rainbow, that light requires 10−42 seconds to cross the diameter of a proton.[6] Adams rejected them all. On 3 November 1993, he gave an answer[7] on alt.fan.douglas-adams:

“The answer to this is very simple. It was a joke. It had to be a number, an ordinary, smallish number, and I chose that one. Binary representations, base thirteenTibetan monks are all complete nonsense. I sat at my desk, stared into the garden and thought ’42 will do’. I typed it out. End of story.”

 

Nevertheless, the number is known for being the answer to the meaning of life, and I chose it because this blog, and everything on this webpage will somehow be about the meaning of my life. End of story.

 

Right now the focus lies on designing the webpage and blog the way I like it to be. I’ll better get going!

Until next time

/B