About fleeting thing

fleeting thing is a project board and blog

Check out the project board for sewing tutorials, craft ideas and home DIYs, party inspiration, photography tips and more:ft-project-board-collage-3
I’ve added a “Pinspired” section to the project board for all those pins of mine gathering dust on pinterest.
Once in a while, I am going to pick one of my pins and actually do something with it.
Here’s to more productive pinning! Maybe. We’ll see how it goes. :)
Follow me on Pinterest HERE

Visit the blog to read  a little about what our family is up to:ft-blog-collage 2
About me

It takes 10 whole minutes to answer the question “where are you from?”, so I won’t bore you with that.
Right now, we live in Switzerland and we’ve been married for 10 years.

fleetingthing couple pic
We have 2 daughters.

I have a degree in biochemistry but I hung up the white lab coat a while ago to stay home with the girls (white was never my colour anyway)
I’m not sure “what I want to be when I grow up”.

I overheard my five year old sigh in frustration, while working on her own little craft project, and state:
“I just have too many ideas in my head”
and I thought:
“Ha! Yes. I feel that way too, little girl! All. of. the. time.” :)
And this is why this blog is great for me – it helps me to organize my ideas, actually finish projects and share them with you.

fleetingthing old family pic
My mother is a very talented lady – she taught me how to sew when I was little (even though she probably thought I was not paying attention).
I watched her fix things, create things from scratch and make do.
She let me use (and break) her sewing machine.
She let me paint my bedroom walls a horrible shade of yellow.
She let me fix dinner, she ate what I made and even had a few encouraging words.
I realize, now that I have children of my own, that it takes a lot of patience to do this.
So, thanks Mum. You did good.

I’m busy re-building fleeting thing after it got hacked into and the whole content got swiped. (sad day)
If you came by and left a comment, it’s gone too I’m afraid. (so sad)
But stay a while, drop me a line, leave a comment. I’m glad you’re here!


  1. Masoud
    November 25, 2014


    I came across your site via a Pinterest post. I am in the process of having our website redone and I like the way your project board moves into new arrangement by choosing a category on the top. Is that function part of preset format from a website or did you create that? Any information you care to share would be very helpful and greatly appreciated.



  2. laura
    December 1, 2014

    I purchased a WordPress theme by ThemeTrust. I think it was called “Infinity”?
    Best of luck with your new project!

  3. Chullu
    December 14, 2014

    Hi! I also came across your site via a Pinterest post—love it! I have a similar background as yours, and I enjoy reading your posts and such. I am planning an Alice in Wonderland theme party for my daughter’s 5th, and I love your idea of making a clock. May I ask where you found the printable clock faces for the clocks? Good luck with your endeavors and thank you!!

    • laura
      March 31, 2015

      I used Alice in Wonderland colouring pages that I found on the internet and added the numbers in Adobe Illustrator. I probably still have the jpegs in a file somewhere – I can share if someone is interested.

  4. Stephanie
    December 31, 2014

    Hello Laura

    Thank you for sharing the Frozen tutorial … it’s is really great :)

    You seem like a very nice and lovely lady … all the best for 2015 for you and your family :)

    Stéphanie (from Belgium)
    also a Totoro and Gruffalo-fan, mother of two :)

  5. Kate
    April 28, 2015

    Hi Laura,

    I saved a link to your magnetic world map awhile ago and am just now ready to make it for our nursery, but I noticed that the file is no longer available for purchase on Etsy.

    Would you be able to repost it on Etsy? I’m obsessed with it and would love to be able to make it too!!



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