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    • Bongu Malta – basics of the Maltese phrases and vocabulary
      While Malta proudly holds a bilingual status, true immersion and genuine interactions with the locals often come from a basic understanding of Maltese. This language, deeply rooted in history and blended with influences from different cultures, offers an unparalleled linguistic journey. For travelers and language aficionados eager to delve into Malta’s effervescent culture, a foundation […]
    • Sewing a bustier from old suit trousers
      A nice bustier is a timeless piece. I remember my mum having one when I was a little girl. Now I wanted my own, me-made. I decided to sew a bustier from old suit trousers. Textile – repurposing old suit trousers I decided to sacrifice for this experiment my fiance’s old suit trousers. I believe […]
    • Why doors in Malta are colorful
      As I set foot on the sunny shores of Malta, my eyes were immediately captivated by an unexpected spectacle of architectural vibrancy. Coming from central/eastern Europe, I was accustomed to the rather boring palette of whites, greys, and the occasional red brick dominating the buildings—a stark contrast to what I’ve seen after arriving here. Malta, […]
    • How I sized down large skirt
      Have you ever stumbled upon a piece of clothing that you absolutely loved, only to find that it was a size or two too big? Well, I recently found myself in this predicament with a stunning skirt that I just couldn’t resist. Rather than letting it languish in my closet, I decided to take matters […]
    • 8 Tips for great dance connection
      Social dancing is a dialogue between two people. The conversation only makes sense if both parties are listening and both can share their thoughts. If only one part speaks it becomes a monologue. In social dancing, we focus on dialogue and monologues are left for the solo dances and the performances. Lead and follow is […]
    • Is this love or just a dance?
      The topic, which I would like to discuss today, is very sensitive and close to my heart at the same time. I believe anyone who’s been on the dancefloor in social dances had experienced it or at least thought of it. Social dancing, like Salsa, Bachata, Kizomba and Zouk bring people closer together. It’s an […]
    • Upcycling old jeans
      Yes, finally I got into upcycling old jeans! I had a massive pile of denim, which wasn’t good enough to give to the charity shop, yet I felt like it was still worth keeping it and doing something creative out of it. My excitement for this project was big, as it combines so many things […]
    • Sewing a flowy shirt
      Sewing a flowy shirt was quite fast and easy.  I bought a beautiful piece of fabric from JB Store sales, light and flowy in this gorgeous pink shade. It was necessary to create something out of it! When browsing, my latest favourite, Pinterest, I stumbled upon this free sewing pattern by The Thread. What I […]
    • Sewing simple pinafore dress
      Let’s start from the statement that my sewing is a result of the pandemic and I am no professional, so all you will see here, please keep that in your mind. The most important thing that I learned from sewing, as I already mentioned before, is that a key is patience and the seam ripper […]
    • Gift for Australia lover – painting
      I really like the idea of handmade gifts, and when I needed a gift for a person who is a huge Australia-lover, I thought of making something in that direction. Creating a set of paintings with an Australian theme seemed to be a good idea. I am no pro regarding painting but I think I […]
    • Sewing vintage set – skirt and bralette
      Let’s start from the statement that my sewing is a result of the pandemic and I am no professional, so all you will see here, please keep that in your mind. The most important thing that I learned from sewing is that a key is patience and the seam ripper is my biggest friend! It […]
    • Simple paintings for your home
      Having paintings around the house is definitely something that livens up the space and makes it more cohesive. I believe you don’t need to be a professional painter to create something special for your place and here are a few examples of my creations.   Set of blue abstracts Before we even moved to our […]
    • Organizing small washroom
      This topic is so exciting for me! I just love the challenge of making use of the small space and trying to optimize it as much as possible. Apart from our mini balcony, another tiny space is a washroom, and I decided to organise it. Our washroom is pretty small, just above 2 square meters. […]
    • Making easy kitchen hanger
      So I decided to make myself an easy kitchen hanger to put on towels and maybe other utensils. I always liked the idea of mixing wood with metal and I definitely wanted it to match the other elements in the kitchen. This was quite an easy project where I reused a metal pipe and some […]
    • Building easy DIY kitchen trolley
      Kitchen trolleys are super practical and smart to use and there is quite a big choice to get them ready from different shops. However, I had very specific requirements for my trolley, as I wanted it to be slim, yet tall and made of wood and metal to match the rest of the kitchen. I […]
    • Xghajra – my home in Malta
      Our love for Xgħajra started before we moved here. When we used to rent an apartment in the nearby town, Zabbar, Xgħajra was for us the place to go for a nice walk with a dog or some jogging. This tiny village won our hearts for multiple reasons. First of all, it’s very quiet, calm […]