Monthly Archives: August 2012

Thrifted doilies white again

The above pile of bleached, washed and ironed finds belongs to my mother. There’s vintage handmade lace and intricately crocheted doilies. Just looking at this pile makes my heart sing! It was quite a while since I posted my thrifted … Continue reading

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My first Apron

Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions… And there never seems to be any end to them – that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It … Continue reading

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One Artist’s Journal by Orly Avinery

I’ve finished reading Orly Avinery’s self-published book One Artist’s Journal and wanted to share my thoughts with you guys. I am a big fan of Orly’s artwork, published in art journal form on her blog. She is great with words … Continue reading

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Irresistible Cotton Yarn

By total accident I happened to buy a whole bag of cheap and beautiful cotton yarn this summer when grandmother was visiting. I could not resist the pretty colours and it was time to try to make my first hexagon! … Continue reading

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Three Magic trees in the sun

So the first step is to stop, notice, and appreciate what is happening. Even if this is all we do, its revolutionary. Pema Chdrn So this is the fabric piece that became one Artist Trading Card; a bright happy sun … Continue reading

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The background is the beginning

I’ve been spending a few days at a embroidery workshop and retreat here in Sweden, right now I’m just trying to digest it all. Among other lovely ladies I met Madde, someone who indeed is a kindred spirit. Her painted … Continue reading

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Creativity in Snapshots | My Everday Life

I invite you into my creative, messy life with another post of random photos. White paper box from IKEA, for storing away this and that. A birthday gift from mom. Please follow and like: Related PostsMy Magic Mixed Media Bag … Continue reading

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Art journal peek: Pink Delights

Freed a spot on my messy desk! I guess that is how the floor gets filled… Just moving piles around, not really knowing where to put them. I want to use all of this right now, so why store it … Continue reading

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The disappearing desk trick

In chaos, there is fertility. /Anas Nin The photo above shows a magic trick of mine: how to make every work surface and desk space disappear in a pile of junk! Ta-daaa, and it’s gone. Have you tried it? It’s … Continue reading

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Project update on the TAST Stitch Sampler

Dear creatives, you might not remember my post from early this year about TAST or the meaning of that challenge? But the truth is that I’m still doing it -and I’m very proud of my determination – and my growing … Continue reading

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