DIY: Rainbow Lights Necklace!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hey guys, yesterday I had the lights up at our house for new years and some of the lights were burned out from last year so while changing them I thought why not use the burned ones for something. So today I looked around the house for a necklace chain and found some in my necklace box. I chose the one with little holes because I thought it would be much better. If you like it and want to do it, don't hesitate it really looks pretty. And if you have seen this here for the first time please tell me so & if you try it yourself I would really like to see the photograps so I can check out how awesome yours came out! 
As you can see they all have burned spots but thats okay. If that really bothers you you can paint over them. So, you see those wires? That is what you'll be using to hang them on the chain, so even the holes out and put the wires in and tighten them. After the tightening cut the wires so they don't hurt you! 
Hope you like my tutorial and if you have any questions feel free to ask.

PS: Welcome to my new followers and thanks for all the wonderful comments!

Istanbul on Film

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Such a hectic time I am going through right now. Exams, exams, exams. But before all of this I went and got myself a film camera and I wanted to test it out before the weather got unbearably cold. The moment I got my camera I walked around and took some photos of my wonderful city. If you ever do visit Istanbul please let me know, it would be really awesome to talk about it. (Of course these photographs involve only a tiny tiny tiny tiny..part of Istanbul)
Have a lovely day! Oh and also have you realized my new social media buttons? Lauren from Your Title Here made them for me! I love how she played with the colors :)

Book of Nature: Pressing Plants

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Probably the cheesiest title I have ever come up with but it is the truth. This is my book of nature. It is where I keep my lovely pressed plants. I have been pressing plants my whole life (who hasn't) but it has never accured to me until this year that I could actually keep them forever on these wonderful pages.
The plants that I have collected have always somehow dissappeared from the pages of the heavy books I kept them in but now I take them into my precious little notebook and play around with them to see how they would look good, or how they would not break (believe me they are so fragile at this point). Right now these are the only plants I have gotten this Autumn. Maybe in the future I will stumble upon more beautiful plants that I could fill up the pages with. 
 This is probably my favorithe page right now. I love that when I collected that plant it was closer to a blackish purple but now it is becoming lighter and much more beautiful. So here are a couple close-up shots.
 If you have free time in your hands, this is definitely an activity to fill it up with. Oh and thank you for all the wonderful comments you have been leaving! You guys are my favorite :)

Collection: Pencils

Friday, October 26, 2012

I did share my Pok√©mon collection a while back and that is probably one of my biggest collections. I started collecting pencils when I was in 4th grade. That was the time when I moved to New York from Istanbul. I recieved a pencil on my birthday in school and I never used it (but I do not know which one it is) so I started to collect. After that I would get a pencil for every occasion like holidays, birthdays, field trips, good grades etc.

Summer Vacation on Film

Sunday, October 21, 2012

You guys know that I like traveling by now so this post isn't really a surprise. I had a 10 day vacation over the summer in Bodrum, Turkey. It was pretty awesome we took some photographs and had lots of fun. These photos I'm going to share are taken with a smena 8m. It is a fully manual camera that was given to me by my grandmother. 
Workers at the hotel, they were really really friendly! :)
You can find some of these on my Flickr page. Also I should mention that this is in order from bottom to top, so the last photo would be one of the firsts that we took and the first photo with the fisherman is taken on our way back. 
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Rome: Part 3

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

On the last post Rome/2 I took you to Vatican City and today I'm taking you to other wonderful places in Rome. We didn't have much time to see a lot of places in Italy but even going around in Rome made us feel like we were seeing much more than we had imagined. It is such a wonderful place I wish all of you could go one day!
The guys here were really funny. It is pretty obvious in this photo that they are crazy!
Europe is nothing with out Nutella to go!
At our last night we bought lots of souvenirs for friends and family. I bought a mask from Rome, but not this one! Mine is pink.  
PS: This is the end of our trip. After this we went back to Valencia and stayed for 2 more days and headed back to Istanbul!

Rome: Part 2

Monday, October 8, 2012

I'm just coming to an end with my Eurotrip and it is time for Vatican City! I have done a lot of posts about this trip and on the last one I had started Rome. It is such a blast doing these posts because I remember how great it was when I look at all the photographs I have taken. Of course there is so much more to share but I only put the photographs that I really like, I hope you enjoy them too!
When I saw these signs it automatically reminded me of Angels&Demons. Such a great movie.
I was not going to include this photo but it was just way too funny I couldn't leave it out. This is me supposedly showing St.Peter's Basilica but as you can see I couldn't quite do it right. Thanks to the man for being at the wrong spot!

After we got out of Vatican City we walked a bit and while walking we saw this Italian car which even made me look like a giant!! It is adorable though.
Hope you enjoyed this part of my trip!

Bespoke Zine

Sunday, October 7, 2012

A while back I recieved *bespoke* issue #6 that Polly from This Enchanted Pixie held a giveaway for and Jess from the magazine sent it right over to me. It is such a cute vintage magazine that you just want to hug it all the time haha. I really loved that they mentioned lots of bloggers and had a DIY (which I hope to try one day). Thanks to the both ladies for sending me this and if anyone wants to get one for themselves visit Bespoke and order one, they are just really sweet people! Plus it says that it is both available in print and digital!
DIY cushion, step by step!
Some thrifting awsomeness. Little tips on how to find great items and become a thift queen.
A recipe, I swear this zine has lots to offer!