Monday, June 9

Monday Moodboard & Monday Blog Tour

My peonies that are currently in full bloom inspired me to create this moodboard today! I know that lots of you love this flower as much as I do! Hope you enjoy my picks :)
Diese Pfingstrosen haben mich zu meiner heutigen MontagsCollage inspiriert...ich weiß, dass viele von Euch diese Blumen genauso mögen wie ich :) Ich wünsche Euch einen sonnigen Pfingstmontag!

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Dori, from the Yellow House tagged me to participate in the Monday Blog Tour! Thank you, Dori :)
She asked me answer the following four questions, so without further ado:

What am I working on?

After a long hiatus I am working on a new bag design, inspired by a whimsical fabric I received recently. Some of my readers may remember that I started my handmade business designing bags, but due to economic factors switched to designing lounge wear and accessories instead. The bag I'm currently working on will be a one-of-a-kind creation and can be purchased directly through me/this blog. Stay tuned...

How does my work differ from others in its genre?

I know there are plenty of handmade shops offering floral lounge wear, but I would say that I have developed a signature style that cannot be copied that easily. A lot of thought goes into each piece, choosing fabric combinations and adding feminine details. Consequently I don't produce en masse and that's my selling point for buyers who appreciate special and unique items.

Why do I write what I do?

Okay, at first I did not get this question, but then this tag is a blog tour so I guess this question refers to blogging :) I've been at it for six years. I love writing, especially tutorials. I believe in sharing ideas - and I've got tons of those :) There is a certain satisfaction of coming up with an idea, be it sewing, papercrafting or even a recipe, implementing it and subsequently sharing it with my fellow bloggers :)

How does my writing process work?

Well, as far as my tutorials go it really starts as a sketch and a few keywords. Once I finish the project I mentally go through the process again (sometimes twice) and write the instructions directly in a blog post. It helps to view the photos I made of the project. I'm a visual person. Sometimes it comes together quickly, other times it takes up to two hours to finish a post. Either way I really enjoy writing!

Check out Dori's post here!

This was so much fun, so I'd like to continue this blog tour by tagging Marieken of  Invisible Crown (@crowninvisible) and Val of Miss Val's Creations (@valscreations) to answer the four questions above by next Monday 16th! To check previous Monday Blog Tour posts check out the Twitter hashtag #MondayBlogTour

Happy Monday!


  1. Thanks so much for participating. It's interesting to hear about your creative process. Your work is beautiful :)

  2. Lovely moodboard! Peonies are such beautiful flowers, I agree.

    I enjoyed the mini interview as well....

  3. Love the peonie inspired mood board. Mine are just starting to bloom

  4. Liebe Duni......danke für die schöne Collage....ich wünsche dir auch einen sonnigen Montag.

    Liebste grüße Bella

  5. The peonies are beautiful! My new yard has peonies that will be in full bloom shortly!

    I love the questions here and I'm looking forward to seeing your new bag design. :)

  6. Peonies and pearls! I love it :)

    I was so thrilled when I was reading your post and you suddenly declared that the bag line is coming back to life. Hooray! I guess it's time for me to save up to get a chance to own one of your handcrafted masterpieces.

  7. What an elegant moodboard! Love reading about what you do too. :)

  8. AnonymousJune 09, 2014

    Fun questionnaire! Can't wait to see your new bag design.

  9. lovely soft pinks! great touch with the questionnaire!

  10. Another wonderful warm weather feature! I love the soft shades in all of your picks.

  11. AnonymousJune 09, 2014

    I Like :-)

  12. Beautiful mood the blooming flowers this time of year!

  13. Peonies are such beautiful flowers. Sadly only one bloomed this year--one flower!

    fun to read your answers to the questions.
    My blog posts typically take a long time to write.

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  15. I actually didn't realize you'd started out designing bags. I look forward to seeing your new design!

  16. Lovely mood board! Can't wait to see your bag!

  17. Liebe Duni,
    mein Englisch ist zwar nicht so berauschend, aber ich habe mir jetzt trotzdem alles durchgelesen.
    Und ich bin auch der Meinung, dass Du ganz individuelle Dinge machst, die alle Deine Handschrift tragen. Weiter so, ich freue mich schon auf Deine neuen Taschen! :-)
    Liebe Grüße

  18. What a gorgeous moodboard! I miss the peonies I had where we used to live.
    I enjoyed reading about your writing process. That's an interesting question to ask a blogger.

  19. I write tutorials the same way: I have to look at the pictures of the steps first, and then start the words. And I like to have all of them edited and ready to go, too. The words are usually the last thing I do, haha.

  20. AnonymousJune 10, 2014

    Gorgeous moodboard! I know peonies are everyone's favorite these days but there's a reason: they're too pretty for words!

  21. My peonies have come and gone already! I do love them even if they are too quick in the yard. So fun to hear more about you Duni - enjoyed the questions today,and look forward to hearing about Miss Val!

  22. Nice interview. I LOVE your color combinations and little touches--your work is definitely original and one-of-a-kind.

    LOVE peonies. They came and went fast here this Spring. :(

  23. Love the peonies and thanks for tagging me! Have to think a bit about the answers...

  24. Beautiful the invitation!
    Can't wait to see your new bag design!

  25. as you probably noticed pink is my favorite color and peonies are my favorite of all flowers.... so this is feels like home! Thank you for sharing!

  26. Ich liebe diese zarten, warmen Farben!
    Und Deine Arbeit ist wirklich einzigartig! Ich bin schon so gespannt auf Deine neu kreierte Tasche!
    Alles Liebe,
    Verena xoxo

  27. AnonymousJune 18, 2014

    Interesting insights into your writing process! Tutorials are my least favorite sort of post to write--I forget to take photos as I go and get all confused!


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