Category Archives: Crafting

Blog Archive with Illustrations, Drawings, Graphic, Design, Infographics and Instructions for the Subject of Crafting, Tinkering, Making, Handicraft, Handiwork, DIY, Arts and Crafts by Iris Luckhaus, freelance Illustrator and Designer residing in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany.

Hybrid Mask Anniversary and Survey around the World

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

I am always so excited to read where in the world my hybrid mask is enthusiastically sewn and donated! Therefore, I’d like to start a little survey and ask how many Hybrid Cloth Masks (or #luckhausmask :)) you have been sewn so far! Plus, I’m curious about the places my pattern has travelled, and what makes them special to you. Will you join?

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

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

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.

DIY Instructions | Customized Hybrid Face 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

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.

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!

Review | 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 snug and gapless 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!

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!

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!

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. 

(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’ Advent Calendar

Ausschnitt von Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage

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!

(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!

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 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.

(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).

Geocaching with Lily Lux | Travelbug and Notizbuch

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

Thanks to the friendly enquiry from Alberti, we discovered the wonderful online treasure hunt of Geocaching and could infect Lily Lux with enthusiasm. So we didn’t just design a little puzzle, but as well – and we think that’s particularly exciting and wonderful – we sent a Lily Lux Notizbuch as Travelbug out to travel the world.

Category Archives: Crafting

Blog Archive with Illustrations, Drawings, Graphic, Design, Infographics and Instructions for the Subject of Crafting, Tinkering, Making, Handicraft, Handiwork, DIY, Arts and Crafts by Iris Luckhaus, freelance Illustrator and Designer residing in Wuppertal and Berlin, Germany.

Hybrid Mask Anniversary and Survey around the World

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

I am always so excited to read where in the world my hybrid mask is enthusiastically sewn and donated! Therefore, I’d like to start a little survey and ask how many Hybrid Cloth Masks (or #luckhausmask :)) you have been sewn so far! Plus, I’m curious about the places my pattern has travelled, and what makes them special to you. Will you join?

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

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

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.

DIY Instructions | Customized Hybrid Face 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

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.

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!

Review | 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 snug and gapless 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!

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!

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!

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. 

(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’ Advent Calendar

Ausschnitt von Adventskalender mit 24 Bildchen zum Selberbasteln nach Lily Lux Bastelvorlage

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!

(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!

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 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.

(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).

Geocaching with Lily Lux | Travelbug and Notizbuch

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

Thanks to the friendly enquiry from Alberti, we discovered the wonderful online treasure hunt of Geocaching and could infect Lily Lux with enthusiasm. So we didn’t just design a little puzzle, but as well – and we think that’s particularly exciting and wonderful – we sent a Lily Lux Notizbuch as Travelbug out to travel the world.