Glorius weather and craft books

This weekend we are going to fjällen, last weekend we went there too. This is how I spent Sunday (after skiing with my little brother on Saturday):

    Me in fjllenWhat I did this weekend:

  • Skiing with my brother
  • Took some portraits of my little bro who will soon be 14 years old
  • Finished a pair of socks for P (pictures to come)
  • Read Kaffe’s book Welcome home, cover to cover. I totally love it, even though the text is mostly very silly, describing on each page how glorious his mind and choices and collections are. I can see that from the pictures, tell me something new! The book ends with a couple of patterns on some quilts, rug rags and tips on how to make mosaic. I knew I wanted to try mosaic before (and I’ve added this to my wish list) but now I have decided that I have to make a rug rag! I’m in love with the rose design in this book. Links? Tips?
  • I’ve also finished reading The complete book of dollmaking, which was very neat. Lots of great tips on modeling clay, sewing, adding hair and painting faces. I liked the simplest designs the best, and will try to make one of the Simple Starter Dolls some day. A fun book to read even if you are not the typical doll maker yourself.
  • Drawing in my art journal, using my micron pens and watercolours. I’ve scanned the pages (we’ve borrowed a scanner!), but they are on another computer so I’ll have to post them later. I was inspired by Danny Gregory’s The Creative License that I’ve been glancing in when visiting a friend who recently bought it. I think I need to get it too… I felt lots of inspiration just holding it in my hands.
  • Eating good food and lots of candy, enjoying sunshine and snow, life and love.

How was your weekend?

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5 Responses to Glorius weather and craft books

  1. maria says:

    Aprop? fot?ljer, det ?r en Lamino du sitter i s? du var helt r?tt ute :)

  2. Stephanie says:

    S? sk?nt att ?ka skidor och mysa i fj?llen med b?cker, pyssel och familj. Vilken gullig bror du har – han ser s? fin och sn?ll ut. Ja – Danny Gregory boken ?r en bra en – lite i boken finns p? hans “blog” i ett eller annat st?lle, eller p? ett eller annat vis.
    Looking forward to seeing your scans !

  3. tracy says:

    you’re the cutest thing I’ve ever seen. oxox

  4. Marie says:

    I love doing mosaic too! I wrote a tutorial for an online zine some time ago that you might find helpful for starting: http://www.mosaicminds.net/slapdash_mosaic_flower_pots

  5. Sandra says:

    I have that Mosaic book and I really like it. It’s worth buying for the colors alone! Very inspirational. I never read it cover to cover though, so I can’t tell you how “memorable” and “wonderful” the text is ;o)
    I don’t have a scanner, but I could send you a couple of photos of pages so that you can see if you’d really like to buy it or not.

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