What’s on today? | DIY LETTER BOARD

DIY Letter Board, Motte's Blog

Today I am sharing with you a slightly older craft of mine which I have resurrected: The reader board.

Letter boards have been all the rage for a little while now, mostly as a smaller version with little stick-on letters, or as a petite light box.

I however am sticking to my larger design which I made a few years ago, mimicking old movie theatre signs. Bringing old Hollywood back into my living room, you know.

Mr. DeMille, I am ready for my close-up!


Stracciatella Cake in a Jar, Motte's Blog

May I have your attention please: The sun is out! I repeat: The sun is out!

Which means it is about high time to spend your days out on the balcony. Ideally with a cooling beverage, or as I would prefer, a slice of cake with a scoop of ice cream slowly melting away, oozing over the edges of perfectly baked, crispy golden batter, dripping onto your favorite skirt… YUM!

Now I know this isn’t always an option. Mainly because there is only so many times you can wash your favorite skirt. But also because cake isn’t something you just happen to have in your pantry at all times. And here I go, making you drool – shame!

But imagine a world in which this were an actual, viable option.

Imagine a pantry brimming full with moist, yet crumbly cake sending sweet fragrances up your nose with every swing of the pantry door.


cracks painted onto a bunch  of Easter eggs using a marker

I’ve had a blast all day. I’ve been running around with a sad face telling everybody that I spent all morning painting Easter eggs, only to drop them shortly after.

It’s funny because it’s not true.

I mean, I did spend the morning making yet another batch of personalized Easter eggs, true. But the cracks didn’t occur from a tumble down the stairs, but rather from a carefully placed felt tip.

I was just cracking a joke.

Get it?


DIY Comic Book Easter Eggs | Motte's Blog

"Of all people, you know who I am… Who the world needs me to be. I’m WONDER WOMAN!”

Hands down, what I like most about comic books are the strong female characters. They are assertive and in control, they take charge and have a no-bullshit attitude. Are they overly sexualized? Most definitely. I mean, can a jumpsuit be any tighter?

But they are also powerful and physically strong. (Which in my opinion is something that should be way more natural in our perception of women and the female physique.) They have these handy manipulation skills and cool gadgets.

A boomerang tiara? A lasso of truth??

The Countdown Begins | DIY Advent Calendar

DIY Advent Calendar | Motte's Blog

In Germany we say: “Vorfreude ist die schönste Freude.“ Which roughly translates to: ”The greatest joy lies in the anticipation [rather than in the event itself].”

Perhaps that is why advent calendars are so popular in German-speaking regions. The tradition reaches all the way back to the early 19th century, but even today I can hardly name a family in my immediate surroundings that doesn’t have at least one advent calendar up on the walls; bursting with goodies and ready to be plundered by impatient offspring and well, adults just the same.