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Flower Decorating Idea

One of my favorite flower arranging ideas is still my own flower in a coffee cup that I came up with many years ago now. This is another one, from my mom this time, where you take small glass vases, … Continue reading

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Pillow with Kantha Embroidery

Kantha is a type of embroidery, popular in West Bengal. It consists of a simple running stitch and it is popular in “Kantha saris” traditionally worn by women in Bengal. Kantha stitching is also used to make simple quilts, commonly … Continue reading

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How to decorate Your Easter Tree

I like the aesthetics of Easter better than any other holiday we celebrate here in Sweden. I love how bright and happy everything looks right now, with spring around the corner… And the best part is decorating an Easter Tree. … Continue reading

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Autumn Craft: Leaf Roses

Picking sparkling maple leafs this weekend led to a crafternoon where mom and I made a bouqette of maple roses each. It was a quick and fun little project just before dinner. We got the tutorial third hand when in … Continue reading

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The Gift of Flower Picking

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. Alice … Continue reading

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Vintage needle holder gets new life

This is my needle holder, part of the makeover series before and after. I found a vintage needle holder with slots for spools around it, at a flea market one summer. When in painting and recycling mood I took the … Continue reading

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Instant gratification craft

Upcycled tape holder. I like when it’s easy to change something ugly into something pretty in a few minutes, even if it’s just a tape dispenser… I love instant gratification crafts. Yes. I like to decorate my world. I like … Continue reading

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Hang your Own Artwork on the Wall

The walls that surround me are always filling with things from my drawing board. They are similar to my mind and my work desk; full of many different ideas, colours and forms. They are in different stages, some not quite … Continue reading

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DIY Wedding – theme colors is black and white!

I don’t know if Martha Stewart would approve with black and white as the theme colors of a wedding? It is not among her color choices anyway. Nah, she prefers pink, emerald, aqua, pastel and cream white… dough! But for … Continue reading

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Decoupage | Napkins and decorating with paper

I got the chipboard pieces from my friend Diane Gilleland (Sister Diane in blog land) around Christmas. I had no idea what to do with them. Small pieces of paper… hmm… maybe glue them to the cover of one of … Continue reading

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