Favourite Instagram Pictures of February

In February I liked a lot of empowering, sustainable related and feminist quotes, which can be quite visible in the pictures below. I loved pictures showing female empowerment! And then, as always, I loved pictures of plants and colour. But overall I loved pictures with interesting textures, beautiful colours and an ethereal mood. All of these accounts are absolutely beautiful, so go check them out!

 

What kind of pictures did you like in February?

With love,

Lii

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DIY Gift tags

I am always up for some kind of DIY, especially for Christmas. So when I come up to do something for other I do it, if I have the time. I like to make presents, such as sewing things I know my family will like or make cards. This year I was looking for Christmas tags and when I couldn’t find any that I really liked I came up with the idea of making my own. And it turns out to be super easy, especially when we have such an amazing resource as Pinterest! They are cute, fun to do and personal.

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What I did:

  1. I drew a shape on a paper.
  2. I cut the shape out. If you want the shape to be even, fold the paper and draw only on one side and then cut it folded.
  3. I then traced this shape on a card of my choice. I had nice thick red, green and blue card in my house for doing different crafts.
  4. I then decorated the cards with coloured pens. This year white gel pen has been one of my favourites, as it is fresh and looks good with coloured card. You can also add some sparkle or stickers on the cards.
  5. To make these gift tags more sustainable you can write the name with a pencil and reuse the next year or write the name on a sticker that comes off fairly easily.

 

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Happy DIY! Do you have any other DIY ideas under Christmas?

With love,

Lii

Illustration faves

I am a very visual person. I love colour, I love looking at a great scenery and I love art. Illustrators are one of my favourite things to follow on Instagram and I am always finding new people who to follow and who’s art to awe at. There are some who make my heart jump up a beat, that makes me happy, makes me crave to look at that piece forever. I would love to have a gallery wall of my favourite illustrations, and someday I probably will. But for now, I wanted to share a couple of my favourite ones.

Klaus Haapaniemi

Klaus Haapaniemi

A Finnish illustrator who I stumbled upon ages ago. He is most known probably for his illustrations on dishes but does so much more. I love his detail in the imaging and the use of colour. His illustrations remind me of russian folklore and I love the animals and especially cats in his illustrations. I have been dreaming of a dish set that is illustrated by him and I am completely obsessed with his Instagram account and so sorry for myself when I see all the products they only release in Japan!

Laura Laine

Laura Laine

Another Finnish illustrator, Laura Laine has a wide portfolio of illustrations done for fashion companies. Her style is very unique and I recognise it most often by the amazing hair. It is not as colourful but still very detailed and interesting. She combines animals and florals in her illustrations so cleverly. Check out more of her work here.

Fionna Fernandes

Fionna Fernandes

Is an Australian illustrator with amazing colourful graphic illustrations. The amount and combination of colour is so wonderful and taking inspiration from common things as well as children’s toys, her illustrations are happy and cheerful. Her Instagram account is so cheerful it’s like a pop of happy mood for your day!

 

Do you know any other illustrators who I might love?

With love,

Lii

Inspiring Instagrammers to follow

I love scrolling through Instagram and am always on the look out for new inspiring Instagrammers who’s beautiful photos can inspire my day. Today I wanted to share some of the inspiring Instagrammers with you!

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Lunamar for the Planet

Handmade swimwear and bracelets, which are ethically made. This feed is full of happy girls, gorgeous colourful images and a nice message! Inspiring happiness and ethical shopping.

 

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Swedish Stockings

This brand makes sustainable, durable and stylish tights! Their image, though, combines art and fashion imagery as well. Inspiring how sustainable tights can be fashionable!

 

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Pepper mum

Advocate for healthy eating and makes illustrations to support it. This image above was one of my favourites, but she makes other equally inspiring and fun.

 

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Plant based blonde

Ethical vegan foodie, who posts loads of gorgeous pictures of healthy vegan food. Really inspires you to try those foods out. In addition, there are some inspiring quotes and cute pictures of animals. I mean wouldn’t you love to see the picture above in your  Instagram feed?

 

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RePurpose

This is an ethical brand which makes accessories out of used clothing and fair trade fabrics. They are handmade by refugees and they donate their profits to fight human trafficing. There are lovely fashion images and behind the scenes pics to inspire every body!

 

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Local eclectic

This is a shop that promotes emerging designers. Mostly pics of cool jewellery and inspiring scenery.

 

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Mindful mover

Yoga teacher with gorgeous and inspiring pics of different yoga poses in artful or nature scenery.

 

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Anna Cake Couture

Award-winning cake maker. I am all about the balance in life and sometimes really good cake is what you need to balance your life!

 

What inspiring Instagrammers do you like to follow?

With love,

Lii

Colour of the week Petrol Pink

 

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I am not usually so much into pink colours, but rather like shades of blues, green and turquoise. Except when it comes to sky and the occasional really nice pink that I stumble upon. Well this other day I was having my Wednesday walk, I don’t know what that is, but I named it a Wednesday walk. Anyways, I stumbled upon this beautiful wall behind cafe or a small corner shop (it might have been both). The colour of the wall was so interesting I just had to take a picture of it.

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I am sure there are other names to this kind of bright pink colour, but the first thing that came to my mind is Petrol Pink. So from now on I will be calling it petrol pink then.

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Look at the interesting effect the sun is giving to these pics! It got me even more excited about taking pictures. Hope these sunny days will continue, we do not get them a lot in the grey Scotland.

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How do you like the petrol pink colour?

 

Come to think of it, this colour is fuchsia, the name I like as well..

With love,

Lii