Monthly Archives: August 2006

Idea Book: I am allowed to dream

I’ve been allowed to dream the silly dreams of a child once again. I dream of a House of My Own one day… Dream big, and I mean really really big. I dream about a white staircase that squeaks when … Continue reading

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Green journal

I’ve contributed to the first traveling journal to ever come my way. It’s Lisa Vollrath’s Green journal! This is the spread I added before sending this journal on to Canada: It was fun, and I love that I can take … Continue reading

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Alphabetica by Lynne Perrella

I’m reading Alphabetica – An A-Z Technique Guide For Collage & Book Artists by Lynne Perrella. I really enjoyed her first book, it made me start a visual journal, doing collages wish lead me to the world of ATC and … Continue reading

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The shop is open!

Finally I have time to sit down and write a post about the realization of a since long due dream. A dream I’ve had for a couple of months now. It is becoming reality as you read this post! Finally … Continue reading

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Cat Softies for Everyone

In the begining of the summer I made lots of small cats from a pattern I created – do you remember them? Here they are again, some of them still hanging out in my book shelf: Why are they still … Continue reading

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Finishing projects

The weekend and today – that is all that is left of my very long summer holiday. I’m trying to finish up some projects that I’ve started during the course of the summer. Adding buttons to a knitting project, sewing … Continue reading

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Remixing or destroying old clothes

Whip up contest for August is Wardrobe surgery, and that is exactly what I wanted. Redo my whole wardrobe, it is so boring and just old t-shirts that I bought in 1996 or so. But already (!) time is up … Continue reading

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Mixed media painting

This is a mixed media painting on a canvas that I made last week. I put all my paints on the living room floor and made it in steps. Started with my vellum pen, continued with Chinese papers and paint. … Continue reading

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Two cats and lots of Skandinavian craft books

When I visited my mom and dad this summer mom and I got a lot of crafting done, with me leading the way. I’m in such hurry, feeling there is so much I want to make before the summer ends, … Continue reading

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What to bring to a paradise island

To create right now I need a lot of materials. For sewing I need thread, needle or sewing machine, fabric and most of the time stuffing (for softies and pillows) and buttons and other accessories. And for mixed media there … Continue reading

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