Inspired by is a blog series by my friend Riikka and I. We decide on a theme (and that theme can be anything from a film, a book, a painting, to an item, colour scheme or material), and then we create something with that theme or thing in mind.
We keep what we’re making a secret until reveal day on the 10th when we show you and each other our creations.
This month we’re enjoying summer. Catch up with Riikka on her blog Paperiliitin. We’ll be back next month with a regular theme!
Lollipop Box Club is a monthly subscription kit club for those who like all things crafty, papercrafts, fun stationery, pretty planners or you just simply love receiving happy mail.
And oh, do I love receiving happy mail!!!
I’m not a subscriber though. Riikka is, but for this Inspired by Lisa from Lollipop Box Club kindly sent us each a free kit to play with.
Here’s a quick look at the super cute contents of the April 2017 kit:
I received my box just before Easter and I had travel plans later in the week. This meant that I didn’t really have time to play with it until after my trip.
I did some faffing around with it though, filmed the unboxing and published a couple of Boomerangs in my Instagram Stories. I also took a couple of photos, but decided to think about a project later.
At least that’s what I thought I would do… But instead I kept thinking about how much fun I had just pushing the contents of the box around, creating little square flatlays! I also got obsessed with the little word strips in the ‘Treats’ package.
So in the end I decided to just give in and create more ‘vignettes’ (not sure if that’s the proper word for it…)!
I loved receiving the Lollipop Box Club April kit. It really is übercute and I can see myself using up all the little bits and bobs in my planner, on gifts and mail etc.
And as you can see, I’ve also discovered that the contents can be very useful and fun to use as photo props!
Riikka has already posted the gorgeous clustered cards she made with the kit on her blog Paperiliitin.
PS. Last time I checked there still were a few April kits available at the Lollipop Box Club website and Lisa is already taking orders for the May kit!
Saturday was all about missing tram stops, cool ceramics, photography, inspiring people, great food and truly wonderful conversation.
In the afternoon my dear photographer friend Liesbeth and I participated in a Vivian Maier inspired street photography workshop at FOAM.
I carried my compact camera with me for the occasion. It isn’t my favourite camera and I’m not entirely accustomed to it, but I thought the DSLR would attract to much attention. I couldn’t use my trusty iPhone because I needed to be able to share the photos with the class afterwards.
Using the compact meant that I missed out on some shots because it was too slow or I didn’t have it on the right settings for the shot at hand. I’m still pretty chuffed with the result. I don’t tend to photograph complete strangers very often… And I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed myself photographing these strangers!