Last Minute Christmas Gift DIY

Hi guys!

So here's a last minute christmas gift DIY idea for your panicking souls. I did these origami "diamond" ornaments for my grandparents. You can find the instructions here.

I've packed my suitcase and I'm ready to head to Spain with my family tomorrow to (un)celebrate Christmas :). Have a lovely Christmas guys!

The best Christmas Market in Berlin: Holy Heimat

Hi guys!

Hope you had a lovely weekend! I spent my weekend shopping, eating well and visiting a couple Christmas markets. I also saw the new Paddington movie with Milka - a perfect Sunday movie :D. 

These pics, however, are from last weekend when Essi and I visited Holy Heimat Christmas market at Neue Heimat (near Warschauer strasse). The market was the best I've visited so far in Berlin (and I have visited many). It was quite typical "Berlin-style" market. The venue was an old building full of graffiti but the fairy lights made it look all cosy and christmassy ;). They had lots of street food stalls, so unlike at a normal Christmas market here, you could choose anything from whiskey ribs to Korean bibimbab. Not to forget the nice assortment of different cakes and desserts. The ice skating ring and design market were a nice extra! Obviously a DJ was playing some hipstery tunes by the bar.

We also made a note that the people there were pretty. This was after a few glasses of Gl├╝hwein though so I'm not sure how reliable this statement is.

And then to the pics.

Christmas crafting: Advent calendar & straw diamonds

Hi guys!

Lately I've been busy with mainly three things: Christmas parties, crafting and being sick. We also celebrated Finland's Independence day with a couple of friends by watching President's party while sipping some sparkling wine and stuffing ourselves with sweets.

Last year I made a "christmas town" advent calendar for my niece with Ben. This year we did something different. Every day Isla will get a card with a picture I d
rew and the name in Finnish and in German ;).

Last year's advent calendar

This years' advent calendar
I've also done some other crafting.. like these diamond ornaments made out of straws. The instruction for the first one is here and for the second one here (unfortunately only in Finnish but the pics explain it pretty well!).

Finally a little sneak peek into our christmas party ;)

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