DIY 10 Min Necklaces

You know me. Quick and easy! 😉

I’ll show you two necklaces I made.

The first one I made as a Christmas present for a friend who was really into pearls at that time and I actually sold two of these later on.

I think it looks elegant and works really well with only a simple T-shirt.

All you need is some pearls or beads and a chain. I made this one out of two. Decide on the length and place pearls on the same distance, add two or three in a row, double the chain… do whatever you want!

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For the second one you need chains again and some kind of charms to connect the chains to. You only have to measure the length. I started from the top to see how long it is going to be and then as I added other ones I made them longer each time.

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Have fun! 🙂

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WOWO Ramble

So this is going to be a WOWO (Week Of Work Outfits) post and little ramble. 🙂

I finally got a new mobile! Yaaay! So happy about that! I used to have iPhone 3G but it really started acting up so I had to get a new one. And it arrived last Sunday from Germany! Google Nexus 5! So far I love it! Since I also have their tablet, I got used to it pretty quickly (and oh, the two devices synch up! How great is that?! ^^). I love the fact that I can go on line quickly and it won’t throw me out, that the camera is good, that I can read books and immediately look a word up in a dictionary and that I can finally have Viber, WhatsApp and all of the others apps without the mobile telling me I don’t have the required ios. -.-‘ I am really not a techy person, but all in all a new mobile is great! ^^

Inspired by that and the camera, I took pics of what I wore to work this week. I am still trying to find what works best for me and I like different looks. So one day I might dress up totally hip hop, sporty and the other day you could see me in a dress. I thought it would be a good idea to take photos of what I wear so I can see if I maybe jump from one style to the next too quickly and to see how my style develops (if it does at all :S haha).

I really like colours! That I can tell you. I usually like to wear something ”plain” and then add a pop of colour; as you will see with the blazers. I am really collecting them and today I realized I don’t have a red one! And I really wanted to wear a red one! 😦 (first world problems… sounds so stupid :S) So I had to settle with a green blazer and a red coat. Think it looked pretty good.

And let me just tell you! Kids in school are better critics that anyone else! Because they will tell you the truth! Other teachers will relate. As soon as you walk into the classroom they see every little detail on you. It doesn’t matter if it is something big like a new bag or if it’s a hairband. They will see it. And tell you.
Last week I dressed all in black and I had this turquoise-leopard cardigan over. I was hot so I took it off. I continued talking and this little one just interrupted me and said ”Teacher, you overdid it with the black.”. Hahaha, little critics. I love them! 🙂

Anyway, these are the pics of what I wore to work this week.

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Happy Friday everyone! I couldn’t wait for it to come!

Hope you’ll have a nice evening whether you decide to stay home in your PJs or go out!

Bye bye! =)

P.S. I’m curious, do you have some kind of dress code at your work place?

Present Simple vs. Present Continuous For The Little Ones

Haven’t posted about English in a long time, but I came across a good exercise for children to see the difference between the use of Present Simple and Present Continuous.

There is always a problem with that. They learn everything in PC from the first grade. They are so used to it that when PS is finally introduced they are confused (especially because in Croatian you translate it the same).

I took this idea from a collegue that theaches in higher grades (from 5th and 8th) and she said it was great for them. A bit confusing in the beginning, but once they got the hang of it and understood really why and when you use which tense, it is great.

I tried it in the 2nd and 3rd grade and I’m really happy how it turned out.
Here is how it goes!
You don’t need anything. You just have to stand in front od the class and you tell them sentences using PS and PC. They answer only with YES, NO or MAYBE.

E.g.
I’m talking English. Yes.
I’m talking French. No.
I’m jumping (you do jump). Yes.
I talk Croatian. Yes.
I’m drinking coffee. No.
I drink coffee. Maybe (Because they don’t know the truth if you really drink it or not).

1. First I start with PC only and I put NOW at the end od the sentence (I’m jumping now.) to emphasise that PC is only for action that are happening right now.
2. Next, I stay with PC, but I tell them actions which are not true. I tell them I’m jumping, but I’m actually standing. So the answer is No.
When they see the difference between those two situations, I put PS in.
3. Add PS sentences. They will answer everything with yes at first, but they will quickly understand. Put same sentences one after another like the one I wrote above with the coffee (so the same sentence, but one in PC and one in PS). Do this a couple of times. They will see the diffrence.
4. Of course, take a minute and ask them why they answer something yes and sometnig no. There will always be one child who understands that PC is for NOW and PS is for something in GENERAL. When we get to this point, I always ask them to explain that. They will repeat the rule a lot and remember it.

And that’s it! Hope you understood me?!
I was really surprised and happy when I saw how quickly they caught on! I will spend a couple od minutes on it from time to time just to make sure they don’t forget it.

Do you have the same problems with PC and PS? How do you deal with it?

DIY Paperclip Earrings

So basically, I’m repeating a post from way before because I didn’t put a tutorial in for these earrings.

Paperclip earrings

Here it is. I really wear them quite a lot and get nice compliments for them.

All you need are paperclips, thread and glue.I put some beads in.

Let your imagination run free! Use colours, make a rainbow, make a different shape, criss-cross the thread or make it nice and neat.

Have a nice evening everyone! =)

Project Undecided

I went thrift shopping yesterday. I saw this great hat two days ago, but didn’t have the time to go in. Unfortunately, I didn’t get it. Just as I walked in the store, some lady was trying it on. *sad* 😦

However, I did see this waaaay too big dress and immediately thought it would make a great party dress.

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I really love the details on the fabric.

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Initially I had this idea of a pencil dress above the knees with 3/4 sleeves. Something like the red dress down. Then I saw this neon dress and loved it! Now I’m not sure what to do?

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All I know is that I don’t want to mess it up. Since I am still a beginner, I am feeling a bit subconscious about my sewing skills. I would like to wear the dress when I’m done with it!

So I’m looking for some nice patterns along the lines od the pictures above, but if you’ve got any other suggestions I would love to hear them!

What would you do with this dress?