Music, fabric and poetry

Do you need a blog subject or theme today, or a new friends?
Why not surf over to Tine’s Studio Friday project and check out the new topic of the week and participate along with me and many other bloggers? This Friday the topic makes me think about weddings, because we are asked to post Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue… One thing that is all of those things, or maybe four different things, like this mosaic image I made of four things in my life right now:

Studio Friday photos by iHanna
Something Old is not that old, but being a pair of slippers they have survived a long time. I got them in NY six years ago, and they look old now, but are comfy still.

Something New is the latest Harry Potter book with Swedish cover by the artist Tapia. I haven’t read it yet, but soon I will. Right now I’m just enjoying how beautiful and thick it is. Mmmm….

Something Blue is a yar of Nivea creme for my lips. I’ve had a horrible cold all week, and need to get some fluid balance to my skin right now.

Kaffe Fassett

Something Borrowed was harder to find in the studio, and actually I’ve already posted the books I borrowed most recently from the library. But since I loved Kaffe’s book (Welcome Home) that is all about his beautiful home, I thought I give a shout about it here (also because I got a request to show a glimpse of it from a reader, Claudio of A Chest of Drawers).

So let’s take a look…

Kaffe's chair
Ah, roses! And this arm chair is embroidered! Can you believe it, how long that must’ve taken to do.

I want one, and I’m willing to make it on my own too.

Kaffe Fassett’s love for collecting is enormous (porcelain, books, stuff everywhere), so I don’t think he does his own dusting… But these pictures would be beautiful in the Art studio pool which I love to browse and am now helping Tiff taking care of.

I took a photo of this page just to remember that I want to paint chairs like this one day. For that home you know, in the future. I looove these.

Roses everywhere
Is this guy a rose collector or what? He beats me, but I guess he’s been at it a long time!

Personally I have all of the Kaffe fabrics on my wish list. Specially these:

Kaffe Fassett Roman Glass Pink, a classic I’ve seen lots of places all over the web but of course never in a shop in Sweden (yet).

I love the names of his fabric line too. How about Kimono crimson and lots and lots of Forget-me-not Rose Circus, and August rose – in pink and pastel, please. Freckles rust, Planet Moss and Planet Rose, Wild rose pastel – and also I want all of the Paper Weight fabrics.


If you want to enjoy more colorful pictures buy this lovely Kaffe book Welcome Home and visit his studio.

Last night my friend Maria and I went to see Laleh and Kalle. Oooo, I love them! Poetry and music. Maria’s pictures turned out great, and I’m filled with lots of happiness and beauty.

And if you are curious about Laleh you can listen to samples of her songs here. I have her record, and can’t wait for the next one.

15 Responses

  1. I saw Kaffe on a show years ago- he was knitting up a storm. Didn’t know he was into fabrics and design as well. I’ll have to keep an eye out for his book!
    Hope you’re feeling better. Great post!

  2. Well, I am inspired!
    Yes – those studio pictures are the just the thing for Art Studio. So inspiring. I haven’t participated in Studio Friday yet, maybe now I will begin :) Later. Tonight. After I get home from work :)

  3. Thankyou for sharing that amazing book. I looked at the paper weight fabrics and they are brilliant! I?ll try to get my hands on some of that fabric.

  4. omg! I have EVERY book–needlepoint–knitting–patchwork–design–you name it I got it–my absolute most favorite needlepoint designer except for maybe Elizabeth Bradley–Fab book-fab foto!

  5. Luscious says it all! Thank you for the introduction!

    I’ll be back, have to show my son the Swedish HP cover.

  6. I keep thinking to take part in the Studio Friday thing but then Friday comes around and I forget. hahaha

  7. Oh what a cool Harry Potter cover! How can you put off reading it for so long?? it would be agony for me! read read! ;) Loving the chairs on that book too!

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