Category Archives: around the house

all purpose cleaner

small things always make me happy. and today it was… a handmade all purpose cleaner. i’m not a cleaning maniac at all, but i love the way the home smells afterwards. my least favorite thing to clean is the bathroom. i don’t like it for a very simple reason. usually there is a place where we tend to use lots of chemical cleaners and i always get pretty bad headaches from them. when i moved to us to live with my husband he had sooooo many different kind of cleaners at the house that it was enough for over than 1,5 year. finally we ran out of them and today i got a chance to make my very own all purpose cleaner. it works so well and there is no more smell of the chemicals! the recipe (and the picture) from design sponge.


foam core deer head

a few months ago i started to look for a how-to on faux deer heads. i don’t know why but i couldn’t find anything interesting. but my friend did and i finally made it. it was super easy, lots of fun and a perfect one day project. i skipped a step of covering it with wrapping paper because i really liked the clean white look. so it wouldn’t look too boring i decorated it with a couple of pom poms, of course.

black and white rug

a couple hours of crocheting a day for six days and here it is – a rug. i don’t know what i was thinking when i decided to make this rug, but my dog already chewed two huge holes in it. i guess that means making no more rugs for me.

desk makeover

when i started to sew again i kept my sewing machine on a tiny laptop desk which was ok for a while, but clearly not very comfortable. the thing is that my husband has some kind of weird crush on that desk and i couldn’t to convince him to throw it away and get a bigger one. well, situation has changed when he got a serger for me for christmas. no way i could put both sewing machine and serger on the same desk so finally i got a pretty decent size desk too. which i painted, of course. i can’t help myself on this issue. i {need to} paint almost every piece of furniture we get. so here it is, my desk make-over. i guess i can consider this as my studio space. which i really like and hope you too.