Monthly Archives: January 2010

Art Journal play: Braving the elements

This is where I’ve been sitting all day. On the floor with all my paints out. I’ve been working on my batch of postcards for the DIY Postcard swap I’m hosting (There is still some room, feel free to join! … Continue reading

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Valentine’s day around the corner

Sitting here with a cup of coffee. I’m overwhelmed with the response to the postcard swap, and wow, thanks for all your kind comments on my Dixieland Tree Embroidery! I’m glowing with pride. Each comment you write makes me want … Continue reading

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Dixieland Tree Embroidery

I’m proud to present the Dixieland Tree Embroidery with hand stitched patchwork border, batting as backing and lots of small stitches all around: Dixieland Tree – Embroidery ready to hang. What do you think? While working on Dixieland Tree I … Continue reading

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An illustrated life by Danny Gregory – a book review

Early this summer I read through Danny Gregory’s latest book An Illustrated Life – Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers (2008). It’s a big book, a coffee table paperback with 270 pages to look through, … Continue reading

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How to sew Strip Paper

While planning to make my travel journal and later sewing pages for it, on the sewing machine, I got intrigued by sewing into paper. A couple of days later I went back to the sewing machine with a pile of … Continue reading

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Broderiakademin – Sweden’s Embroidery Guild

Last year there was an embroidery exhibition in town, and when visiting it I found out Sweden has an Embroidery Guild open to everyone, called Täcklebo Broderiakademi! How amazing is that? I had no idea groups like this excised. Where … Continue reading

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Postcard inspiration from iHanna

I’m sitting here with a lit candle flickering by my side, sipping some tea. I thought I’d write a long post about “this and that” from my mind today, but now I’m just too tired to put together words… I … Continue reading

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Starting a DIY Postcard Swap for the First Time

I’ve had a blog for a long time and joined several fun swaps and trades, but never hosted anything on my own. It is a Good Idea to join a swap (it gets your creative juices flowing!) and for me … Continue reading

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Collage Postcards with spraypaint

For the spraydate I put together three quick collages on cardstock so that I cut spray some on top of the collage. I’ve already sent these postcards to dear friends, but before that I scanned them. I love how these … Continue reading

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Fun Spraydate with lots of Spraypaint and Stencils

This summer my friend Nina and I had this great spraydate together outside her house. It was so much fun that that we stayed for hours and only finished when the sun set and we couldn’t see our papers to … Continue reading

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