Merry Christmas, one more DIY - and a BIG Thank You!

This December,
That love weighs more than gold!
Josephine Dodge Daskam Bacon

How are you lovelies? Have you decked the halls and wrapped all the presents? I've still got a little bit of work to do, but not very much - and look forward to a peaceful and relaxed christmas time and after with my 3 boys (4, if the tomcat counts!). Am curious already, if the christmas fairy will give me the magic wand i secretly asked for - the one that gets everything clean and tidy in the wink of an eye, accompanied by a sweet birdsong!

Thank you so much for another year of bloggy friendship and fun! Your sweet comments mean so much to me - and your blogs do! I just love how the blogworld is an antidote to the bad "news" we get everyday and shows, how many people are out there, celebrating life and adding to it's sweetness and beauty.

Because i want to do a bit of planning for next years blogging, i would like to hear, what you would like to have more of here:
original art
interior decorating
design and lovely things
fashion and styling
easy DIY's
lovely food
... i'd so appreciate, if you took a moment to tell me!

In case you're in the mood to make one or two more things - this is how we created the things in the photos above. The big X:  tale a cardbord letter from a shop, and cover it in simple cotton wool - from pads you use, to take of your make-up, by gluing it on to the surface in a "snowy" manner. The ornament: Use several layers of tissue papers, cut them in a round shape and sew them together in the middle with a sewing machine. Then fold the layers to ball shape, and add a string and a crystal - ready!

Have a lovely and loving celebration and a wonderful start into the new year! 
Photos: Martina Voigt-Schmid, Robin Benito


  1. I would love to see Original Art, photography, food (vegetarian), Easy DIY, Design and lovely, Interior decoration, fashion... In that order of preference...
    I too would like to Thank You Martina for your constant encouragement.
    Hope you get your magic wand soon!!

  2. More art for sure!! I hope you have the best Christmas with family and friends!! Enjoy yourself!! Merry Christmas!! xx


    It is so nice to see you come by even though you will be out! I figure that many people will be out and about, and not have time to blog much, but it is WONDERFUL to see people just come by for a QUICK HELLO! I WISH YOU ALL THE MAGIC that your heart desires and that LOVE will indeed by the GREATEST GIFT that will never ever leave you my dearest!

    THANK YOU for a great year of inspiration and beauty, but most of all, for the gentle and kind words of friendship! Oh, how are you feeling? I hope better! I am finally over this cold that lasted for so long. WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ORNAMENT here my friend! I am going to clean my house today and just enjoy the glitter and sparkle...enjoy your WORLD! LOVE TO YOU! Anita

  4. Hi Martina,

    Beautiful images! I have a bit of baking and food shopping still to do, but closing in on the to-do list so I can finally come to a point to be able relax too. I love all the things you show on your blog! My favorite things to look at are always your art work, probably because they inspire me to paint more...:) I would suggest to you to just keep doing what you do. Be yourself!! I agree with you on the blog world, what a joy it is to see good news! :)

    Merry Christmas sweet friend! Thank you for your encouraging blog friendship!


  5. Dear Martina,
    I wish you and yours a relaxing, peace-filled holiday and all the best in the upcoming new year.
    Your blog is the source of constant inspiration for me, thank you!!! xo Monika

  6. All of it :]
    Getting ready to head out for some last minute shopping. Actually most of my shopping, eek!
    May you have a most blessed and wonderful Christmas ♥

  7. Bedankt lieverd voor je gezelligheid steun en liefde van het afgelopen jaar......liefs van

    Thanks my darling for your fun loving and support over the past from


    Fijne Kerstdagen,
    Merry Christmas,
    Glaedelig Jul,
    Merry Christmas,
    Joyeux Noel,
    God Jul,

  8. Merry Xmas dear Martina.I would like to see all the above mentioned topics in your blog.
    Loved that paper hanging too.


  10. Yay Hi Martina..what a beautiful post! I love all that you share...keep it up! I love all diy and food and decor too..and art..well..hey all of the above! I look forward to whatever magic you share!
    bright blessings in 2012!

  11. Love to see anything from you, Martina! Merry Christmas!

  12. I didn't realize you had three boys! You know I do too? :)
    Oh yes, always include photos in your posts! I want a peek in! And your art :) always beautiful.
    Merry Christmas to you1!!

  13. Dear Martina,

    Thank you for your sweet friendship! I would love to see all of the above for future blog posts! I'm especially interested in your artwork and diy tutorials.

    I wish you and your family a most Merry Christmas!

    God Bless!

  14. Merry Christmas to you and all!!!
    I love your blog and always enjoy coming here, whether is your original arts, DIY, fashion share etc, I just love them all.
    Thanks for a great year of friendship and I wish you another creative year ahead!!

  15. A blessed, beautiful Christmas to you, dear Martina!
    You are such a positive, sweet person, I am thankful for you...
    I love to see a potpourri of postings, it is very interesting and inspiring..keep doing what your doing! :)
    Love and light to you,
    - Irina

  16. Warmest wishes dear Martina, to you and your dear family for a merry Christmas for a house filled with fun and laughter.
    Love all you share and thanks for your beautiful friendship. Love all your Artwork, DIY's, food and photography and all that you share.

    Happy holidays and wishing a year ahead, filled with happy days

  17. My precious friend, I HOPE YOU ARE FEELING BETTER????? And I hope your Christmas was FABULOUS!!!!! Anita

  18. Oh Martina,

    It sounds like you had a wonderful TIME!!!!! GOOD COOKING and long walks, now that sounds like what I did. We had a very quiet and wonderful time. I am so enjoying my days off from work, and it is only during ths time that my creative goals can get accomplished. I finished two new little theatres for my Etsy shop that I hope to post for New Years and I will see if I can sell them. I too need more rest than I am getting, but there is too much excitement for me! Really, it is my creative ideas that cause me to get up early and start working!

    I SEND YOU MY HUGS for a splendid New Year's celebration my sweet and wonderful Martina!


  19. Hello Dear...
    Did you have a nice Christmas? I sure hope so! And do you get some time off from work?

    We had a lovely time. Maximus' first Christmas and it was memorable. He is one tired little guy today.

    I hope your last week of 2011 is relaxing.

    Much love,

  20. Sending you ooodles of Christmas joy sweet friend...I love your blog just as it love love it!


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