Hi, my name is Sarah. Nice to meet you!
I live in a small town called Feldkirch in the western part of Austria. I grew up close to where I live now but spent 11 years of my life in Vienna: first to study then to work. I found my passion there, founded this blog, got self-employed and found my love – not necessarily in this order.
Because I love being outdoors, in 2016 I moved back to where I grew up. All across the country (Austria is small though, so it’s not that big of a deal). Since Vorarlberg has a lot to offer with culture, good cafes and beautiful landscape, I enjoy the countryside very much. Vienna – however – will always have a special part of my heart and I visit the city every other month.
What’s my background?
I studied Communications Science and worked in PR & marketing on client side and in (digital) agencies before I started my career as a freelancer in 2014 as a content marketer. Combining my two passions: the digital world with creating content. This blog has been a starting point, my playground and reference.
This blog is all about creating with your hands and enjoying the good things about life – while not wasting food or material. I love to share easy tutorials, delicious food and bits and pieces of my life with you. If you have any question, feel free to send me an email.
I love to create stuff, eat well (especially chocolate), travel and decorate. I try to make my life more joyful, sustainable as well as creative and my goal is to inspire others along the way. A life filled with handcrafted things and homemade food is a good life in my book.
Why am I writing in English?
Back in 2012 when I started this blog, the DIY and crafting scene was very small. There were a few bigger bloggers in America, Australia and also starting in the UK. To connect with them and yes, also reach more people, I started to write in English.
I’m not a native speaker but I feel very comfortable writing in English because I spent some time in English-speaking countries: like as an Au pair in London or student abroad in Perth, Australia.
Now and then I think about switching to German but I like the english language and there’s just so many opportunities to write, speak or communicate in any way in English when you live in Austria. So I’m sticking to it – for now.
My heart beats for upcycling and using unusual techniques with interesting material like embroidering wood or combining glass and cement or making a lamp out of wool. I created this blog to collect and share my beautiful and creative projects. And as you might notice I’m also very humble (with just a hint of Kayne) and I never over-exaggerate. Never.
If you have any questions regarding one of the tutorials, just comment under the post or write me. If you re-create something, I would love if you share it on social media and use the hashtag #lookwhatimade_diy for me to find it. Happy crafting!
When it comes to food I’m quite a hypocrite. I like healthy savory meals like salads but I love desserts (mainly with chocolate). I make regularly cocktails and mocktails. You can find them in the sidebar under the section “summer drinks”.
All recipes are – at least – my adaption of something and what I love to eat and drink. Currently I’m into canning a lot and preserving fruits and vegetables for winter.
If you re-create some of the recipes, please share it with me – via direct message, email or upload it on social media with the hashtag #lookwhatimade_recipe. Love to see your take on food!
Travel & Lifestyle
As probably everybody I know, I love travelling. When I grew up we hadn’t had much money (I have 5 siblings!), so we didn’t travel much abroad but made a lot of day trips. I still think that it’s important to know your surroundings and there are a lot of gems to find in your neighborhood. So I use this opportunity every weekend. Staycations for the win! I even shared my tips on how to make the best of summer with no vacation planned.
I also love to travel further away and Australia always has and always will have a special place in my heart. Besides studying there for 6 month on the west coast, I took a small sabbatical of two month on the east coast. Currently I’m traveling mostly in Europe like to Liguria, Italy or Mallorca, Spain.
Interior & Decoration
Creating a beautiful and comfortable home is one of my biggest drivers – also to craft and cook or bake. My boyfriend of 12 years and I just bought (April 2018) a flat here in Feldkirch, Austria. So interior projects are on top of my to-do-list lately.
Since a home has to evolve and fit your needs at any given time, I don’t believe in moving in and having the place thought through.
I’ll create a nice home room by room and I’ll share Interior pictures, DIYs and decoration ideas here with you. Stay tuned!
I love to If you want to read more about me as a person. I wrote a little about myself here, here and here.
Feel free to look around and shoot me an e-mail if you have any questions!
Press & Features
My Craft Room on Cut Out + Keep July 2013 – UK
Crafts Beautiful September 2013 – UK
Couch Magazin February 2014 – DE
Servus Kinder Magazine October 2014 – AT
Cool material October 2014 – UK
Reloved Magazine November 2014 – UK
Servus Magazin January 2015 – AT
Servus Kinder March 2015 – AT
Vormagazin Wohnguide August 2015 – AT
Servus Magazin February 2016 – AT
Altered Couture February 2016 – USA
Alpenwelt Magazin April 2016 – AT
Qoolart August 2016 – AT
Stylight Magazin September 2016 – AT
Universal Magazin Juni 2018 – AT
OTTOinSITE January 2017 – Dezember 2018 – AT
You can find all legal information here.
Now. Carry on!
I just wanted to let you know that I have nominated you for the Liebster Award.
Read more about your nomination here: http://frenchgirlcuisine.com/2013/05/24/the-liebster-award/
I always enjoy your blog posts. Thought I might nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. It would be fun if you decide to play along. Take a look at it here – http://happyandharried.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/look-what-i-found-an-egg-and-an-award/
I love your blog so you’re so creative! I really admire your photography too 🙂
Hello Sarah, as you noticed I really like your blog and we are neighbors :-)! I have nominated you for the four following awards: Very Inspiring Blog Award, Best Moment Award, Sunshine Award and Versatile Blogger Award. Enjoy them. If you are interested to read my post click here http://wp.me/p37Hgt-qP.
I just discover your blog and i love everything !!
Aaaw! That’s very sweet of you! Thank you!
Sounds like a fun blog!
Hi there to every body, it’s my first go to see of this blog; this blog includes
amazing and actually good material for readers.
Thank you, Kaylene. That’s very kind!
Congratulations! You have been nominated for the Versatile blogger award. Please collect it at
Hello Sarah, very nice blog!!! I’m impressed. Beautiful photos and great projects. As a blog-newbie it’s very inspiring for me. You have a new follower 😀 All the best from Styria, Anja
Hi Anja, thank you so much! Comments like this keep me going… 🙂
Hi, Sarah.. I really appreciate what you did on your blog. 🙂 good job! I would like to mention one of your creation in my blog .. dont worry, i will obviously give credit to you 🙂
Thank you for inspiring me
thank you for your compliment and your sweet words! This means a lot to me.
Hi und juhu! Deine Seite ist wirklich schön. Klasse ist das. Grade die DIY und Dekorationen gefallen mir gut. Ich bin da noch am Anfang und würde mich freuen, wenn du mal bei mir reinschaust und vielleicht hast du lust mit mir einen DIY Beitrag oder so zu machen? Für gemeinsames Miteinander als Bloggerinnen bin ich immer zu haben.
Gruss aus Freiburg
Sarah! Was für ein toller Blog! Es war schön, dich gestern kennenzulernen und ich freue mich, wenn wir uns nächsten Monat wiedersehen. Viele liebe Grüsse, Maja
Danke, Maja. Es freut mich sehr, dass er dir gefällt. 🙂 Ich freu mich auf nächsten Monat!