Crazy mucho craft and inspiration

I wrote the previous post, about wall art, last week.

This week I haven’t had any time to sit down and write. Or to think, buy food or relax. It’s all been about craft, creativity and inspiration this week. Crazy intense and so much fun!

Mom making stars

My wonderful mom had been visiting for five days (yay!) and we’ve been sewing, knitting, crocheting and sorting through all my fabric. We’ve also been buying new fabric, having fika, done some flea markets, seen a couple of movies and eaten out…

Plus I’ve had a temporary job for three days at the Youth Center at the dock this week. This week most schools has Autumn holiday, and the YC arranged a couple of crafty and wonderful Recycle Days with Emmaus who gave clothes, fabric, yarn and other second hand materials for pimping, recycling and using for crafts of all kinds. I was employed as a Inspiratör (to inspire). They wanted to entitle me expert, but I said no no to that, hahah.

Hamnmagasinet in Umeň, photo by iHanna

And I’ve been soooo tired, since I’m 1) not used to work, 2) not used to work with kids and 3) not used to have so much noise around me. I’ve made a couple of things, learned a lot of girls how to sew with the sewing machine, how to use felt and how to crochet!

Emmaus I’ve felt inspired my self, and I hope I’ve inspired others to see possibilities. First day was kind of slow, but last day everyone was making things like crazy. Sewing caps and felted mittens, one 18 year old girl who was crocheting for the first time, making bead bracelets, altering clothes, sewing bags, skirts, tops! Amazingly fun. And all the smiling lovely people I’ve talked to and met this week. Wonderful persons work there!

When mom came, she gave me this beautiful big and woolly shawl that she knitted:

Big n' beautiful shawl
It came together with beautiful (but a bit itchy) wrist warmers. I adore this colour. Thank you mom!

I didn’t have time to do anything for Day of the Dead (I was planning a shrine though), to write about all my Collections (even though I don’t consider myself a collector) for Studio Friday last week or to post about the things I’ve made recently. But all will happen in due time, I promise, and I thought this post could fit into the theme this week which is I am (inter-)connected, which I truly am!

So today I’m just sitting (aphu!) by the computer, downloading all the photos to the computer from the camera and updating my Photo Diary, listening to all the episodes of Material Mama Podcast.

New business cards

Just one more thing crammed into this post, the Moo cards that I ordered from moo.com via flickr. They are lovely, and I recommend getting a bunch of these if you have any kind of business planned (or just like your photos)!

My Moo Cards

They are cute, fun and professionally made. I think I’ll punch holes into mine and use them as small contact labels on the things I make. On the backside is printed my name, and my professions of choice: skapar, skriver, fotograferar (creating, writing, taking photos)! It’s me in a nutshell.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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8 Responses to Crazy mucho craft and inspiration

  1. katie says:

    wow – where do you get your energy! what a fantastic week filled with more creativity than I manage in a month – and your mum sounds just wonderful! – I’m off to check out your links!
    take care

  2. louise says:

    Fantastic shawl. It looks so cosy.
    Sounds like a busy and great week…
    Cheers, LJ

  3. Hulda says:

    Hei! S? snill mamma du har som har strikket det nydelige sjalet til deg. Det blir godt ? slenge rundt seg en vinterkveld. Dere hadde det nok koselig sammen da hun var p? bes?k. ?nsker deg en fin s?ndag, Hanna!

  4. Anke says:

    Busy week! But it sounds like you had a wonderful time even it was a little stressfull. Awesome shawl! I bet that took a long time to finish!

  5. Regina says:

    Nice shawl! Off to see the moo cards!

  6. maditi says:

    oh, that shawl is beautiful!! I love my moo cards and I use them as contact labels too :)

  7. irisz says:

    i really enjoy to read you!

  8. Kari says:

    I just received my newest batch of MOO cards. Back when the first launched I did the Flickr thing, but this time I chose some great Nut and Bee cards. I actual just posted about them. Gotta love MOO!

    I’ve had the best time going through your archives. You are wonderfully gifted, and I enjoy looking at all your projects. I hope you are enjoying your blog holiday!

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