Category Archives: Crafting

Tipps & Tricks | Upgrading our Masks for new Challenges

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

As new variants and increasing incidences appear, while at the same time mask mandates for public indoor spaces are lifted (…), mask upgrades and mask optimisation are once more discussed widely – and more often than not, the topic is oversimplified. Therefore, I would like to summarize our various DIY approaches to making masks safer and more efficient for the new challenges we’re all facing these days! For further information, you’ll find links in the text.

DIY Instructions | Hybrid Mask Frame for Sewing or Stapling

Hybrid cloth frame, brace or fitter for respirators such as FFP2, FFP3, N95, KN95, medical, surgical or procedure masks, with reverse nose pleat for glasses wearers, channels with ear loops and head ties for a a gapless, fogfree and slipfree fit by Iris Luckhaus, to no-sew make or staple yourself with instructions, pattern and template

After the Hybrid Pleated Mask, Hybrid Custom Masks and the Hybrid Boxy Mask, I created a Hybrid Mask Frame – as an alternative for all those who cannot breathe well with Double Masks, yet don’t find a gaplessly fitting, slip-free respirator or surgical mask. Due to a reverse pleat, this Mask Frame fits perfectly – even without nose wire!

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Boxy Mask Pictorial

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

In addition to the illustrated instructions for sewing my brand new, not only gaplessly and slip-free fitting, but also very spacious Hybrid Boxy Mask, I have now created a highly detailed step-by-step picture tutorial for beginners!

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Boxy Mask

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Now that I’ve gone through all the possibilities to customize my original Hybrid Mask for a wide range of face shapes, needs and preferences, I finally created a new cloth mask pattern with an open chin dart (or twisted pleat). Similar to 3D, Boxy, Origami, Japanese or Octagon shapes, which form a square box, the Hybrid Boxy Mask forms a triangular box which does not touch the mouth or nosetip and offers plenty of space for breathing, speaking or singing.

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux DIY Adventskalender Bastelvorlage zum Selberbasteln

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. We hope you enjoy crafting!

DIY Tutorial | Filter Frames for Cloth Masks

Tutorial for the Luckhaus Hybrid Pleated Mask with Filter Frames

Some maskers insert disposable filter materials (e.g. Filti) between the inner and outer layers of reusable cloth masks. For this reason, my Hybrid Mask has a filter opening! This offers the advantage of combining decent fit (through mask pattern) and filter efficiency (through disposable filters), but the disadvantage that filters are often complicated to insert, rarely cover the whole surface and easily slip. For me and my family, double masking, i.e. wearing FFP2 / KN95, surgical or self-stapled, same-pattern filter masks underneath, seems like a better option. Lately though, a lovely mask maker mentioned how complicated double masking is for kids, and I finally had an idea: Filter frames!

Tips & Tricks | Double Masking, or Hybrid Top Masks

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

Last January, when I wrote my post about Mask Science with the science behind masks, advantages and disadvantages of mask types, practical tests, tips for optimization and a note on why and how we double mask, I still hoped that the vaccine might make masks redundant in everyday life, and that this could be my last mask post. Right now, it looks like thanks to new variants, masks will stay with us for a while (…), and as many people are looking to upgrade their masks these days, I’d like to explain our double masking with the Hybrid Cloth Mask (aka Luckhaus Mask) in detail.

Hybrid Mask Anniversary and Survey around the World

Optimized hybrid mask, makeshift mask, everyday mask, fabric mask, cloth mask, face mask or covering to sew yourself according to instructions, pattern and template, fits gaplessly and does not slip thanks to a reverse pleat for glasses wearer, nose wire, filter opening and side channels with drawstrings for ear loops or headties, by Iris Luckhaus

One year ago, I got really fed up with testing one poorly fitting mask pattern after the other, and decided to use what I’ve learnt to invent my own Hybrid Mask pattern. And my very first attempt fitted perfectly! In order to help others with similar problems, I published pattern and instructions in German on April 14th and in English on April 21st.

Backstage | A Year of Masks, and Moments of Joy

Luckhaus Hybrid Mask by Jenn Maia

It’s been a year since I first started testing mask patterns, having no idea that this would lead to making my own and helping the helpers! It’s been quite a ride since, and I am so thankful for how mask makers make this dark time feel so much brighter. Yet, there are days when everyday life feels so far away… and then, there’s a new pattern challenge, a license enquiry, a kind donation, or someone who thanks me in a way that’s so touching – and all of a sudden, I’m sure we’re gonna be fine. Thank you so much, Jenn, for brightening my day with your beautiful mask! <3  

Mask Science | We need to talk about Gaps

Hybrid cloth mask or fabric face covering as a top mask, outer cover or sleeve, with reverse nose pleat for glasses, filter opening for space, channels with ear loops and head ties for a a gapless fit for glasses by Iris Luckhaus, to make or sew yourself with instructions, pattern and template

In Germany, the wearing of medical masks, i.e. FFP2 or surgical masks, became mandatory yesterday. Since I don’t think anyone will check certifications in public, this means that everything except cloth masks is allowed. I’d like to explain how masks work, how filter and fit determine their efficiency, and why a cloth mask ban doesn’t really make much sense to me. Furthermore, I’d like to point out solutions for a more responsible, safe and sustainable use of medical masks. One of these solutions could be wearing a cloth cover over medical masks, or double masking.

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux DIY Adventskalender Bastelvorlage zum Selberbasteln

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. We hope you enjoy crafting!

Press | Recommendations for the Hybrid Mask, Part 2

Luckhaus Hybrid Mask by Lara Thornberry and Erin Lewis Fitzgerald

My hybrid cloth mask is still getting around! It’s sewn by volunteers and partners near and far, and recommended all over the world. After my first recommendation and review collection in June, I’ve now gathered some more! 

Tips & Tricks | Mask Hub Page with all the Links

I have created a mask hub for all mask links, so if you’d like to share one of my masks, you can just type the link www.irisluckhaus.de/masks instead of jumping to your browser and looking for the bookmark :)

DIY Instructions | Customized Hybrid Face Masks

ptimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published my pattern for sewing the Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless (even without nosepiece!) and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about adjustments for special shapes and needs. In this post, I introduce a selection of these customized Hybrid patterns, and every now and then (last March 8th, 2021), I add new ones!

DIY Instructions | Making a Hybrid Instant Mask

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Mundmaske oder Mund-Nase-Maske, Papiermaske oder Notfallmaske zum Selberbasteln ohne Nähen mit Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone zum Basteln mit Servietten, Tacker, Papierhandtuch, Papiertaschentuch und Gummiring von Iris Luckhaus

After starting out with a no-sew DIY makeshift emergency mask, then testing all available patterns for cloth masks and finally inventing my own – the optimized Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits truly gapless, breathable yet reliably stays in place, even without a nose piece! –, I have now combined these two types of masks (and everything I have learned in the meantime!) to design an instant no-sew DIY mask with the same pattern and fit as the Hybrid Mask.

Press | Recommendations for the Hybrid Mask

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Mundmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum Selbstnähen mit Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone auf Stoff mit Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrhaöter und Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

I think it’s incredibly exciting and really great how my hybrid cloth mask gets around, how it is recommended, sewn and donated all over the world! In this post, I wanted to collect some of the recommendations and reviews.

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Cloth Mask Pictorial

Optimized, gapless, fog free and stay in place hybrid mask, makeshift mask, cloth mask, face mask or face covering for glasses, DIY self-sewing with instructions, pattern and template on fabric with nose wire or nose piece, filter opening and drawstring channel for ears loops and head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published pattern and instructions for my Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless yet roomy and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about making a detail tutorial for beginners and visual learners, but as a video needs at least 2-3 quiet days and a picture tutorial was possible to just make inbetween, I decided to go with that for now!

Feature | Hybrid Mask Test at MaskeZeigen.de

Hybrid-Maske Mundmaske Behelfsmaske Alltagsmaske von Iris Luckhaus bei MaskeZeigen.de

I felt honoured when I discovered my hybrid mask had been tested by the fabulously useful portal MaskeZeigen.de, an initiative started at the German government’s hackathon #wirvsvirus, which I’ve been following from the start! This is what tester Birgit S. says (direct translation :)), who has both sewn the mask and taken those lovely pictures above:

»The author of the instructions is a professional. And you can tell. (…) The highlight of this mask is the seperate, backwards folded nose pleat, which also contains the nose wire (…). I was pleasantly surprised at how well the mask fits. In my opinion, the author’s plan to design a mask that “fits as tightly and seamlessly as possible on the nose, cheek and chin and does not slide up into the eyes or down the tip of the nose” worked out perfectly.

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Cloth Mask

Optimized hybrid cloth mask, fabric mask, mouth-nose mask, face mask or face covering, gapless and fog-free for glasses, to sew DIY with instructions, pattern and template with nose piece or nose wire, filter opening and drawstring channel for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

For my own production, I optimized the pattern and manufacture of the cloth mask, to make it fit gapless and fog-free around nose, cheeks and chin and reliably stay in place, so it doesn’t slide up the eyes or down the nose. Individual parts such as wire, filter and ties are very easy to replace, plus the mask is quick and simple to sew, wash and iron.

DIY Instructions | No-Sew Emergency Mask

DIY Instructions for an Emergency Maskeshift Mask

I designed an emergency maskeshift mask which can be made quickly and easily by anyone without sewing, simply with home and office supplies. If handled with care, it can protect others from your droplets, but its use for your own protection is very limited. If available, please wear a certified mask! If you decide to use this one, please understand that you’re doing so at your own risk: Keep your distance and wash your hands as if you’re not wearing it!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux DIY Adventskalender Bastelvorlage zum Selberbasteln

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Variationen vom Adventskalender zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Summer cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

DIY-Anziehpuppe "Gerti geht baden" für den Sommer

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht baden” (Gerti goes swimming) by Charlie & Paulchen – and some of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking, so I thought it would be nice to show them here and recommend those bloggers!

Summer for Dressup Doll »Gerti geht baden«

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht baden im Sommer mit Badeanzug, Badetasche, Bikini, Sonnenbrille und Peeptoes

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got her third set of clothes and accessories for the summer! The fresh set is called »Gerti geht baden« (Gerti takes a bath), and it contains everything you need for a lovely day full of fun by the sea or by the lake!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again, we uploaded eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux’ wonderful world for you – to download, print, cut and use for your gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Cards and Tags with our Santa Stamps and Dies

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

Via Instagram, I discovered cards and gift tags which bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Nikolausbande” by Charlie & Paulchen – and those are so amazing and full of stunning ideas that I really have to show them here!

Santa Card Crafting Set of Dies and Stamps

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

For Charlie & Paulchen, I already designed, styled and illustrated Gerti, the craftable dressup doll, and some seasonal outfits for her – and now, there are three cute little Santas for christmas cards and gift tags following! This gang of Santas is also produced as stamps and dies, which can be used on their own or in combination with each other.

Winter cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Gerti feiert Weihnachten

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Winter for Dressup Doll “Gerti feiert Weihnachten”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti im Winter mit Schlitten, Schlittschuhen und Eichhörnchen, Engel, Flügeln und Geschenken zur Weihnacht

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got new clothes and accessories for the winter! The fresh set is called “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) and contains elements of winter, snow sports and christmas, so Gerti is ready for many winter joys!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender zum Selberbasteln mit kleinen Bildchen aus der wunderbaren Welt

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

The most amazing fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht Gassi” (Gerti walks the dog) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Now Available | DIY-Dressup Doll “Gerti geht Gassi”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht Gassi im Herbst

For Charlie & Paulchen, an online shop for finest German stamps and dies, I designed the DIY dressup doll Gerti, as well as some seasonal outfits for her! With stamps, dies and various materials, Gerti can be crafted onto cards. 

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again, we uploaded eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux‘ wonderful world for you – to download, print, cut and use for your gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Blattformen bei Shesmile

Poster mit einer gezeichneten Infografik zur Bestimmung heimischer Blattformen und der Blätter von Bäumen wie Apfelbaum, Bergahorn, Birke, Birnbaum, Buche, Buchs, Eberesche, Eiche, Erle, Esche, Feldahorn, Hainbuche, Hasel, Linde, Pappel, Platane, Robinie, Kastanie, Schlehe, Spitzahorn, Stechpalme, Ulme, Weide oder Weißdorn im Retro-Schulbuch-Stil

Mein Blattformen-Poster (erhältlich via Posterlounge) wird heute im DIY-Blog von Shesmile als “Bonusmaterial” zu einer Bastelanleitung für ganz entzückende Blättertiere gezeigt – und ich finde das eine so schöne Idee, dass ich das Bild dafür gern zur Verfügung gestellt habe. Dankeschön, liebe Elisabeth!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again, we uploaded eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux‘ wonderful world for you – to download, print, cut and use for your gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux last year (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download again this year! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Crafting with Lily Lux | Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again, we uploaded eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux‘ wonderful world for you – to download, print, cut and use for your gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux last year (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download again this year! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

(Deutsch) Bastelvorlage | Chicapüppchen von Mel

Selbstgenähte Lily Lux Chic Chica Puppe von Mel

Wir sind absolut hingerissen von dieser ebenso wunderhübschen wie liebenswerten selbstgenähten Chicapuppe aus unserem Lily Lux Notizbuch, und wie die eine richtige eigene Persönlichkeit geworden ist! Und überhaupt begeistert uns das ganze tolle Fotoset “Make a Lily Lux Chicapuppe” mit detailliert bebilderter Anleitung, wo wir darüber hinaus sogar zwei liebe alte Freundinnen wiederentdeckt haben: Nana und Mitsu!!! – Dankeschön, liebe Mel bzw. Vampirmaus bzw. Blümchen, fürs Posten auf Lily Lux’ Facebookseite und fürs Weiterteilendürfen!

Crafting & DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again this year, we have eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux wonderful world for you – to download, print out, cut and use for your own gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!  

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux last year (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download again this year! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Crafting & DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again this year, we have eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux wonderful world for you – to download, print out, cut and use for your own gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux last year (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download again this year! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Update | Picture Puzzle for Facebook Pages

Iris Luckhaus für Facebook Pages

Crafting & DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again this year, we have eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux wonderful world for you – to download, print out, cut and use for your own gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Adventskalender zum Selberbasteln mit Souvenirs

After posting our two dimensional Do it yourself advent calendar here a few days ago and working on our own calendars, we would now like to present three examples for spontaneous people (or nightshifters, or late gifters) of how to personalize the calendar for your favourite person:

Crafting+ DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

After the simple, two-dimensional Do it yourself advent calendar we made with Lily Lux last year (including a detailed instruction how to fill in your own images) was such a success, the pdf is available for download again this year. In the picture above, you can see how the calendar looks when it is ready and filled. If pictures are not enough for you, you may as well insert a simple shelf for sweets between the two layers (if you are lucky, leftovers from bought calendars might fit as well). Have fun!

Anthology | Lily Lux Colouring Sheet

Ausgemalter Malbogen mit Lily Lux an einem stürmischen Herbsttag beim Flug mit einem Lenkdrachen von Iris Luckhaus

My fall illustration for the marvellous Malbogen Blog, coloured in by myself (thanks to Photoshop tidier than possible with crayons, I admit!) and decorated with a flying kite (in Lily Lux’ favourite red), a curious swallow and a cloud. And now I’d really like to see what’s flying at the end of your thread!

Preview of Colouring Page with Lily Lux and Storm

Fotostreifen mit Lily Lux im Herbst beim Drachensteigenlassen und Mitfliegen an einem stürmischen Tag

(Deutsch) Feiertag | Lily Lux und der Tag des Baums

Foto von Plakaten, Eintrittskarten, Visitenkarten, Aufklebern und Buttons des Arboretums mit dem Blatt einer Platane als Logo

Heute, am 22. Mai, ist Welttag der biologischen Vielfalt, und dieses Jahr sind die Wälder das Schwerpunktthema des UN-Tages. Lily Lux war zur Feier des Tages in ihrem wunderbaren Arboretum, hat ein paar Notizen gemacht und einige großartige Bäume kennengelernt und wiederentdeckt.

Geocaching | Lily Lux’ Treasure Hunt is continued!

Landkarte mit Eintragefeldern und Reiseplan für die Lily Lux Geocaching-Aktion Reisendes Notizbuch

Our travelling Notizbuch is on the road again, with its very own Travelbug! Also, our lovingly designed Cache has been found quite a few times lately, so it seems like spring is really there now… We’re very delighted about that, wish great fun to all geocachers for this season and are excited how the journey of our book continues!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Ranathecat III

“Lily sieht toll aus und macht gute Laune, deshalb war für mich klar, dass ich sie nicht nur Zuhause um mich haben möchte. Auch auf der Arbeit zaubert sie mir ein Lächeln auf die Lippen und ist der Alltag noch so grau.

Lily Lux Notizbuch | Easter Foods

Rezepte mit Eiern zu Ostern wie Eier am Stiel, Grüne Soße oder Verlorene Eier für Lily Lux

Unsere Eierrezepte zu Ostern wie Eier am Stiel mit Streifen von Toastbrot, Frankfurter Grüne Soße mit 7 Kräutern sowie Verlorene Eier mit einer Anleitung zum Pochieren für unser Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010).

Lily Lux Notizbuch | Easter Fun

Seite im Lily Lux Notizbuch mit Rezepten zu Ostern wie Eier am Stiel, Grüne Soße oder Verlorene Eier, Infografik zu Eierkochzeiten, den besten Verstecken für Ostereier und Anleitungen zum Bemalen von Eiern als Batikeier, Ritzeier, Karoeier, Marmoreier, Struktureier oder Sprenkeleier

Doppelseite zu Ostern mit Rezepten wie Eier am Stiel mit Streifen von Toastbrot, Frankfurter Grüne Soße mit 7 Kräutern sowie Verlorene Eier, einer Infografik zu Eierkochzeiten, einer Liste mit den besten Verstecken für Ostereier und Anleitungen zum Bemalen von Eiern als Batikeier, Ritzeier, Karoeier, Marmoreier, Struktureier oder Sprenkeleier und der Berechnung beweglicher Feiertage für unser Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010).

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Ranathecat II

“Gestern war ich beim Bastelbedarf meines Vertrauens und habe mich ein wenig mit Material eingedeckt, um weitere Freunde von Lily Lux zum Leben zu erwecken. Mein absoluter Favorit ist nach wie vor die Winkekatze.”

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Ranathecat I

“Lily Lux macht (…) glücklich und nachdem ich von den Lily Lux Magneten so begeistert war, musste ich mir ganz schnell das passende Notizbuch zulegen. Dieses ist das ganz im typischen Lily Lux Stil – einer herzerwärmenden Mischung aus Nostalgie und Moderne kombiniert mit asiatischen Einflüssen – gestaltet.

Crafting + DIY | Paper Cranes for Lily Lux

Infografik mit Anleitung zum Basteln von Papierkranichen für Lily Lux

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Ranathecat

“Als kleines Kind habe ich diese Papierpuppen geliebt, die man mit wenigen, schlichten Mitteln immer wieder neu einkleiden konnte. Kein Wunder also, dass ich mir die tollen Lily Lux Magnete direkt zulegen musste, die nach eben diesem Prinzip funktionieren. Schnell sind die (…) Teile aus dem Bogen gelöst und auf dem Kühlschrank oder anderen Metallflächen angebracht. Der Jahreszeit entsprechend wurde Lily zunächst warm eingekleidet, doch immer wenn Besuch kam, veränderte sich das ein oder andere Detail… Keiner konnte den liebevoll gestalteten Magneten widerstehen, die geradezu zum Spielen und neu Anordnen einladen.

Crafting + DIY | Spring for Lily Lux Notizbuch

Infografik mit Anleitung zum Basteln von Wunderblumen, die sich im Wasser auffalten und Papierblümchen Blumen aus Papier für Lily Lux

Kleine Anleitungen zum Basteln und Falten von Wunderblumen, die sich im Wasser auffalten, von Blumen aus Papier und von Märzchen oder Marzini als Glücksbringer zum Frühlingsanfang am ersten März sowie eine Anleitung, wie man laut auf den Fingern pfeift, für den Vorfrühling in unserem Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010).

Category Archives: Crafting

Tipps & Tricks | Upgrading our Masks for new Challenges

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

As new variants and increasing incidences appear, while at the same time mask mandates for public indoor spaces are lifted (…), mask upgrades and mask optimisation are once more discussed widely – and more often than not, the topic is oversimplified. Therefore, I would like to summarize our various DIY approaches to making masks safer and more efficient for the new challenges we’re all facing these days! For further information, you’ll find links in the text.

DIY Instructions | Hybrid Mask Frame for Sewing or Stapling

Hybrid cloth frame, brace or fitter for respirators such as FFP2, FFP3, N95, KN95, medical, surgical or procedure masks, with reverse nose pleat for glasses wearers, channels with ear loops and head ties for a a gapless, fogfree and slipfree fit by Iris Luckhaus, to no-sew make or staple yourself with instructions, pattern and template

After the Hybrid Pleated Mask, Hybrid Custom Masks and the Hybrid Boxy Mask, I created a Hybrid Mask Frame – as an alternative for all those who cannot breathe well with Double Masks, yet don’t find a gaplessly fitting, slip-free respirator or surgical mask. Due to a reverse pleat, this Mask Frame fits perfectly – even without nose wire!

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Boxy Mask Pictorial

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

In addition to the illustrated instructions for sewing my brand new, not only gaplessly and slip-free fitting, but also very spacious Hybrid Boxy Mask, I have now created a highly detailed step-by-step picture tutorial for beginners!

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Boxy Mask

Optimized, best, gapless, fog free and stay in place Luckhaus Hybrid Boxy Space Mask like 3D, Origami, Japanese or Octagon, cloth mask, face mask or face covering to sew or make with instructions, cutting pattern and templates, gapless and no fog for glasses wearers, non-slip and breathable thanks to a reverse fold or nose pleat, with nose piece or nose wire, pleats, filter opening and side channels or casings for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Now that I’ve gone through all the possibilities to customize my original Hybrid Mask for a wide range of face shapes, needs and preferences, I finally created a new cloth mask pattern with an open chin dart (or twisted pleat). Similar to 3D, Boxy, Origami, Japanese or Octagon shapes, which form a square box, the Hybrid Boxy Mask forms a triangular box which does not touch the mouth or nosetip and offers plenty of space for breathing, speaking or singing.

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux DIY Adventskalender Bastelvorlage zum Selberbasteln

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. We hope you enjoy crafting!

DIY Tutorial | Filter Frames for Cloth Masks

Tutorial for the Luckhaus Hybrid Pleated Mask with Filter Frames

Some maskers insert disposable filter materials (e.g. Filti) between the inner and outer layers of reusable cloth masks. For this reason, my Hybrid Mask has a filter opening! This offers the advantage of combining decent fit (through mask pattern) and filter efficiency (through disposable filters), but the disadvantage that filters are often complicated to insert, rarely cover the whole surface and easily slip. For me and my family, double masking, i.e. wearing FFP2 / KN95, surgical or self-stapled, same-pattern filter masks underneath, seems like a better option. Lately though, a lovely mask maker mentioned how complicated double masking is for kids, and I finally had an idea: Filter frames!

Tips & Tricks | Double Masking, or Hybrid Top Masks

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

Last January, when I wrote my post about Mask Science with the science behind masks, advantages and disadvantages of mask types, practical tests, tips for optimization and a note on why and how we double mask, I still hoped that the vaccine might make masks redundant in everyday life, and that this could be my last mask post. Right now, it looks like thanks to new variants, masks will stay with us for a while (…), and as many people are looking to upgrade their masks these days, I’d like to explain our double masking with the Hybrid Cloth Mask (aka Luckhaus Mask) in detail.

Hybrid Mask Anniversary and Survey around the World

Optimized hybrid mask, makeshift mask, everyday mask, fabric mask, cloth mask, face mask or covering to sew yourself according to instructions, pattern and template, fits gaplessly and does not slip thanks to a reverse pleat for glasses wearer, nose wire, filter opening and side channels with drawstrings for ear loops or headties, by Iris Luckhaus

One year ago, I got really fed up with testing one poorly fitting mask pattern after the other, and decided to use what I’ve learnt to invent my own Hybrid Mask pattern. And my very first attempt fitted perfectly! In order to help others with similar problems, I published pattern and instructions in German on April 14th and in English on April 21st.

Backstage | A Year of Masks, and Moments of Joy

Luckhaus Hybrid Mask by Jenn Maia

It’s been a year since I first started testing mask patterns, having no idea that this would lead to making my own and helping the helpers! It’s been quite a ride since, and I am so thankful for how mask makers make this dark time feel so much brighter. Yet, there are days when everyday life feels so far away… and then, there’s a new pattern challenge, a license enquiry, a kind donation, or someone who thanks me in a way that’s so touching – and all of a sudden, I’m sure we’re gonna be fine. Thank you so much, Jenn, for brightening my day with your beautiful mask! <3  

Mask Science | We need to talk about Gaps

Hybrid cloth mask or fabric face covering as a top mask, outer cover or sleeve, with reverse nose pleat for glasses, filter opening for space, channels with ear loops and head ties for a a gapless fit for glasses by Iris Luckhaus, to make or sew yourself with instructions, pattern and template

In Germany, the wearing of medical masks, i.e. FFP2 or surgical masks, became mandatory yesterday. Since I don’t think anyone will check certifications in public, this means that everything except cloth masks is allowed. I’d like to explain how masks work, how filter and fit determine their efficiency, and why a cloth mask ban doesn’t really make much sense to me. Furthermore, I’d like to point out solutions for a more responsible, safe and sustainable use of medical masks. One of these solutions could be wearing a cloth cover over medical masks, or double masking.

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux DIY Adventskalender Bastelvorlage zum Selberbasteln

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. We hope you enjoy crafting!

Press | Recommendations for the Hybrid Mask, Part 2

Luckhaus Hybrid Mask by Lara Thornberry and Erin Lewis Fitzgerald

My hybrid cloth mask is still getting around! It’s sewn by volunteers and partners near and far, and recommended all over the world. After my first recommendation and review collection in June, I’ve now gathered some more! 

Tips & Tricks | Mask Hub Page with all the Links

I have created a mask hub for all mask links, so if you’d like to share one of my masks, you can just type the link www.irisluckhaus.de/masks instead of jumping to your browser and looking for the bookmark :)

DIY Instructions | Customized Hybrid Face Masks

ptimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Stoffmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum selber Nähen nach Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone, passt lückenlos und rutscht nicht dank Rückwärtsfalte für Brillenträger, Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrgummis oder Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published my pattern for sewing the Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless (even without nosepiece!) and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about adjustments for special shapes and needs. In this post, I introduce a selection of these customized Hybrid patterns, and every now and then (last March 8th, 2021), I add new ones!

DIY Instructions | Making a Hybrid Instant Mask

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Mundmaske oder Mund-Nase-Maske, Papiermaske oder Notfallmaske zum Selberbasteln ohne Nähen mit Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone zum Basteln mit Servietten, Tacker, Papierhandtuch, Papiertaschentuch und Gummiring von Iris Luckhaus

After starting out with a no-sew DIY makeshift emergency mask, then testing all available patterns for cloth masks and finally inventing my own – the optimized Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits truly gapless, breathable yet reliably stays in place, even without a nose piece! –, I have now combined these two types of masks (and everything I have learned in the meantime!) to design an instant no-sew DIY mask with the same pattern and fit as the Hybrid Mask.

Press | Recommendations for the Hybrid Mask

Optimierte Hybrid-Maske, Behelfsmaske, Alltagsmaske, Mundmaske, Mund-Nase-Maske oder Mund-Nase-Bedeckung zum Selbstnähen mit Anleitung, Schnittmuster und Schablone auf Stoff mit Nasenbügel, Filteröffnung und Tunnelzug für Ohrhaöter und Kopfbändel von Iris Luckhaus

I think it’s incredibly exciting and really great how my hybrid cloth mask gets around, how it is recommended, sewn and donated all over the world! In this post, I wanted to collect some of the recommendations and reviews.

DIY Tutorial | Hybrid Cloth Mask Pictorial

Optimized, gapless, fog free and stay in place hybrid mask, makeshift mask, cloth mask, face mask or face covering for glasses, DIY self-sewing with instructions, pattern and template on fabric with nose wire or nose piece, filter opening and drawstring channel for ears loops and head ties by Iris Luckhaus

Since I first published pattern and instructions for my Hybrid Cloth Mask, which fits gapless yet roomy and reliably stays in place, I’ve been asked about making a detail tutorial for beginners and visual learners, but as a video needs at least 2-3 quiet days and a picture tutorial was possible to just make inbetween, I decided to go with that for now!

Feature | Hybrid Mask Test at MaskeZeigen.de

Hybrid-Maske Mundmaske Behelfsmaske Alltagsmaske von Iris Luckhaus bei MaskeZeigen.de

I felt honoured when I discovered my hybrid mask had been tested by the fabulously useful portal MaskeZeigen.de, an initiative started at the German government’s hackathon #wirvsvirus, which I’ve been following from the start! This is what tester Birgit S. says (direct translation :)), who has both sewn the mask and taken those lovely pictures above:

»The author of the instructions is a professional. And you can tell. (…) The highlight of this mask is the seperate, backwards folded nose pleat, which also contains the nose wire (…). I was pleasantly surprised at how well the mask fits. In my opinion, the author’s plan to design a mask that “fits as tightly and seamlessly as possible on the nose, cheek and chin and does not slide up into the eyes or down the tip of the nose” worked out perfectly.

DIY Instructions | Sewing a Hybrid Cloth Mask

Optimized hybrid cloth mask, fabric mask, mouth-nose mask, face mask or face covering, gapless and fog-free for glasses, to sew DIY with instructions, pattern and template with nose piece or nose wire, filter opening and drawstring channel for ear loops or head ties by Iris Luckhaus

For my own production, I optimized the pattern and manufacture of the cloth mask, to make it fit gapless and fog-free around nose, cheeks and chin and reliably stay in place, so it doesn’t slide up the eyes or down the nose. Individual parts such as wire, filter and ties are very easy to replace, plus the mask is quick and simple to sew, wash and iron.

DIY Instructions | No-Sew Emergency Mask

DIY Instructions for an Emergency Maskeshift Mask

I designed an emergency maskeshift mask which can be made quickly and easily by anyone without sewing, simply with home and office supplies. If handled with care, it can protect others from your droplets, but its use for your own protection is very limited. If available, please wear a certified mask! If you decide to use this one, please understand that you’re doing so at your own risk: Keep your distance and wash your hands as if you’re not wearing it!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux DIY Adventskalender Bastelvorlage zum Selberbasteln

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Variationen vom Adventskalender zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Summer cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

DIY-Anziehpuppe "Gerti geht baden" für den Sommer

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht baden” (Gerti goes swimming) by Charlie & Paulchen – and some of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking, so I thought it would be nice to show them here and recommend those bloggers!

Summer for Dressup Doll »Gerti geht baden«

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht baden im Sommer mit Badeanzug, Badetasche, Bikini, Sonnenbrille und Peeptoes

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got her third set of clothes and accessories for the summer! The fresh set is called »Gerti geht baden« (Gerti takes a bath), and it contains everything you need for a lovely day full of fun by the sea or by the lake!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again, we uploaded eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux’ wonderful world for you – to download, print, cut and use for your gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Cards and Tags with our Santa Stamps and Dies

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

Via Instagram, I discovered cards and gift tags which bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Nikolausbande” by Charlie & Paulchen – and those are so amazing and full of stunning ideas that I really have to show them here!

Santa Card Crafting Set of Dies and Stamps

DIY Stempel und Stanzen zum Basteln von Karten und Geschenkanhängern mit Nikolaus, Weihnachtsmann und Santa

For Charlie & Paulchen, I already designed, styled and illustrated Gerti, the craftable dressup doll, and some seasonal outfits for her – and now, there are three cute little Santas for christmas cards and gift tags following! This gang of Santas is also produced as stamps and dies, which can be used on their own or in combination with each other.

Winter cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Gerti feiert Weihnachten

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Winter for Dressup Doll “Gerti feiert Weihnachten”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti im Winter mit Schlitten, Schlittschuhen und Eichhörnchen, Engel, Flügeln und Geschenken zur Weihnacht

Gerti, the DIY dressup doll I designed, styled and illustrated as stamps and dies for the online shop Charlie & Paulchen, just got new clothes and accessories for the winter! The fresh set is called “Gerti feiert Weihnachten” (Gerti celebrates Christmas) and contains elements of winter, snow sports and christmas, so Gerti is ready for many winter joys!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender zum Selberbasteln mit kleinen Bildchen aus der wunderbaren Welt

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

The most amazing fall cards crafted with dressup doll Gerti

Via Instagram, I discovered lots of cards which DIY bloggers crafted with the stamp and die set “Gerti geht Gassi” (Gerti walks the dog) by Charlie & Paulchen – and many of them are so amazing, unique and full of stunning ideas that I just can’t stop looking at them, and that I really have to show them here!

Now Available | DIY-Dressup Doll “Gerti geht Gassi”

DIY Stempel und Stanzen für Anziehpuppe Gerti geht Gassi im Herbst

For Charlie & Paulchen, an online shop for finest German stamps and dies, I designed the DIY dressup doll Gerti, as well as some seasonal outfits for her! With stamps, dies and various materials, Gerti can be crafted onto cards. 

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again, we uploaded eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux‘ wonderful world for you – to download, print, cut and use for your gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux a couple of years ago (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Blattformen bei Shesmile

Poster mit einer gezeichneten Infografik zur Bestimmung heimischer Blattformen und der Blätter von Bäumen wie Apfelbaum, Bergahorn, Birke, Birnbaum, Buche, Buchs, Eberesche, Eiche, Erle, Esche, Feldahorn, Hainbuche, Hasel, Linde, Pappel, Platane, Robinie, Kastanie, Schlehe, Spitzahorn, Stechpalme, Ulme, Weide oder Weißdorn im Retro-Schulbuch-Stil

Mein Blattformen-Poster (erhältlich via Posterlounge) wird heute im DIY-Blog von Shesmile als “Bonusmaterial” zu einer Bastelanleitung für ganz entzückende Blättertiere gezeigt – und ich finde das eine so schöne Idee, dass ich das Bild dafür gern zur Verfügung gestellt habe. Dankeschön, liebe Elisabeth!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again, we uploaded eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux‘ wonderful world for you – to download, print, cut and use for your gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux last year (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download again this year! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Crafting with Lily Lux | Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again, we uploaded eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux‘ wonderful world for you – to download, print, cut and use for your gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux last year (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download again this year! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

(Deutsch) Bastelvorlage | Chicapüppchen von Mel

Selbstgenähte Lily Lux Chic Chica Puppe von Mel

Wir sind absolut hingerissen von dieser ebenso wunderhübschen wie liebenswerten selbstgenähten Chicapuppe aus unserem Lily Lux Notizbuch, und wie die eine richtige eigene Persönlichkeit geworden ist! Und überhaupt begeistert uns das ganze tolle Fotoset “Make a Lily Lux Chicapuppe” mit detailliert bebilderter Anleitung, wo wir darüber hinaus sogar zwei liebe alte Freundinnen wiederentdeckt haben: Nana und Mitsu!!! – Dankeschön, liebe Mel bzw. Vampirmaus bzw. Blümchen, fürs Posten auf Lily Lux’ Facebookseite und fürs Weiterteilendürfen!

Crafting & DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again this year, we have eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux wonderful world for you – to download, print out, cut and use for your own gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!  

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux last year (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download again this year! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Crafting & DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again this year, we have eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux wonderful world for you – to download, print out, cut and use for your own gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

The simple, two-dimensional DIY advent calendar we made for Lily Lux last year (including a detailed instruction how to use it with your own images) is available as a PDF for download again this year! Above, you can see what the calendar looks like when it’s filled, and below we’re showing some other suggestions. Have fun!

Update | Picture Puzzle for Facebook Pages

Iris Luckhaus für Facebook Pages

Crafting & DIY | Lily Lux’ Gift Tags

Nutzung der weihnachtlichen Geschenkanhänger zum Ausdrucken und Selberbasteln von Lily Lux an einem Geschenk

Once again this year, we have eight collapsible gift tags with pictures from Lily Lux wonderful world for you – to download, print out, cut and use for your own gifts. Happy packaging and a splendid christmas anticipation to all of you!

Crafting + DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Adventskalender zum Selberbasteln mit Souvenirs

After posting our two dimensional Do it yourself advent calendar here a few days ago and working on our own calendars, we would now like to present three examples for spontaneous people (or nightshifters, or late gifters) of how to personalize the calendar for your favourite person:

Crafting+ DIY | Lily Lux’ Advent Calendar

Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage für Adventskalender

After the simple, two-dimensional Do it yourself advent calendar we made with Lily Lux last year (including a detailed instruction how to fill in your own images) was such a success, the pdf is available for download again this year. In the picture above, you can see how the calendar looks when it is ready and filled. If pictures are not enough for you, you may as well insert a simple shelf for sweets between the two layers (if you are lucky, leftovers from bought calendars might fit as well). Have fun!

Anthology | Lily Lux Colouring Sheet

Ausgemalter Malbogen mit Lily Lux an einem stürmischen Herbsttag beim Flug mit einem Lenkdrachen von Iris Luckhaus

My fall illustration for the marvellous Malbogen Blog, coloured in by myself (thanks to Photoshop tidier than possible with crayons, I admit!) and decorated with a flying kite (in Lily Lux’ favourite red), a curious swallow and a cloud. And now I’d really like to see what’s flying at the end of your thread!

Preview of Colouring Page with Lily Lux and Storm

Fotostreifen mit Lily Lux im Herbst beim Drachensteigenlassen und Mitfliegen an einem stürmischen Tag

(Deutsch) Feiertag | Lily Lux und der Tag des Baums

Foto von Plakaten, Eintrittskarten, Visitenkarten, Aufklebern und Buttons des Arboretums mit dem Blatt einer Platane als Logo

Heute, am 22. Mai, ist Welttag der biologischen Vielfalt, und dieses Jahr sind die Wälder das Schwerpunktthema des UN-Tages. Lily Lux war zur Feier des Tages in ihrem wunderbaren Arboretum, hat ein paar Notizen gemacht und einige großartige Bäume kennengelernt und wiederentdeckt.

Geocaching | Lily Lux’ Treasure Hunt is continued!

Landkarte mit Eintragefeldern und Reiseplan für die Lily Lux Geocaching-Aktion Reisendes Notizbuch

Our travelling Notizbuch is on the road again, with its very own Travelbug! Also, our lovingly designed Cache has been found quite a few times lately, so it seems like spring is really there now… We’re very delighted about that, wish great fun to all geocachers for this season and are excited how the journey of our book continues!

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Ranathecat III

“Lily sieht toll aus und macht gute Laune, deshalb war für mich klar, dass ich sie nicht nur Zuhause um mich haben möchte. Auch auf der Arbeit zaubert sie mir ein Lächeln auf die Lippen und ist der Alltag noch so grau.

Lily Lux Notizbuch | Easter Foods

Rezepte mit Eiern zu Ostern wie Eier am Stiel, Grüne Soße oder Verlorene Eier für Lily Lux

Unsere Eierrezepte zu Ostern wie Eier am Stiel mit Streifen von Toastbrot, Frankfurter Grüne Soße mit 7 Kräutern sowie Verlorene Eier mit einer Anleitung zum Pochieren für unser Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010).

Lily Lux Notizbuch | Easter Fun

Seite im Lily Lux Notizbuch mit Rezepten zu Ostern wie Eier am Stiel, Grüne Soße oder Verlorene Eier, Infografik zu Eierkochzeiten, den besten Verstecken für Ostereier und Anleitungen zum Bemalen von Eiern als Batikeier, Ritzeier, Karoeier, Marmoreier, Struktureier oder Sprenkeleier

Doppelseite zu Ostern mit Rezepten wie Eier am Stiel mit Streifen von Toastbrot, Frankfurter Grüne Soße mit 7 Kräutern sowie Verlorene Eier, einer Infografik zu Eierkochzeiten, einer Liste mit den besten Verstecken für Ostereier und Anleitungen zum Bemalen von Eiern als Batikeier, Ritzeier, Karoeier, Marmoreier, Struktureier oder Sprenkeleier und der Berechnung beweglicher Feiertage für unser Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010).

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Ranathecat II

“Gestern war ich beim Bastelbedarf meines Vertrauens und habe mich ein wenig mit Material eingedeckt, um weitere Freunde von Lily Lux zum Leben zu erwecken. Mein absoluter Favorit ist nach wie vor die Winkekatze.”

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Ranathecat I

“Lily Lux macht (…) glücklich und nachdem ich von den Lily Lux Magneten so begeistert war, musste ich mir ganz schnell das passende Notizbuch zulegen. Dieses ist das ganz im typischen Lily Lux Stil – einer herzerwärmenden Mischung aus Nostalgie und Moderne kombiniert mit asiatischen Einflüssen – gestaltet.

Crafting + DIY | Paper Cranes for Lily Lux

Infografik mit Anleitung zum Basteln von Papierkranichen für Lily Lux

(Deutsch) Fresh Feature | Lily Lux bei Ranathecat

“Als kleines Kind habe ich diese Papierpuppen geliebt, die man mit wenigen, schlichten Mitteln immer wieder neu einkleiden konnte. Kein Wunder also, dass ich mir die tollen Lily Lux Magnete direkt zulegen musste, die nach eben diesem Prinzip funktionieren. Schnell sind die (…) Teile aus dem Bogen gelöst und auf dem Kühlschrank oder anderen Metallflächen angebracht. Der Jahreszeit entsprechend wurde Lily zunächst warm eingekleidet, doch immer wenn Besuch kam, veränderte sich das ein oder andere Detail… Keiner konnte den liebevoll gestalteten Magneten widerstehen, die geradezu zum Spielen und neu Anordnen einladen.

Crafting + DIY | Spring for Lily Lux Notizbuch

Infografik mit Anleitung zum Basteln von Wunderblumen, die sich im Wasser auffalten und Papierblümchen Blumen aus Papier für Lily Lux

Kleine Anleitungen zum Basteln und Falten von Wunderblumen, die sich im Wasser auffalten, von Blumen aus Papier und von Märzchen oder Marzini als Glücksbringer zum Frühlingsanfang am ersten März sowie eine Anleitung, wie man laut auf den Fingern pfeift, für den Vorfrühling in unserem Lily Lux Notizbuch (Hoffmann & Campe 2010).