I’ve been a non smoking generation since I was a kid. It was a great campain that stoped me from even wanting to try a cigarette when I was young – and I haven’t so far. Ever.
But to my sadness mom has been a smoker for ever. And I’ve tried to talk her out of it, but nothing has ever worked. Until one month ago when she decided to quit, just like that, after reading a book about it. And since today is mothers day in Sweden I just feel like totally celebrating that my mom is so strong and cool. I admire her in so many ways. Now her only big addictions is buying fabric and drinking coffee? But I know that is healty, no matter what dad says! (package made with this generator)
I think I want to start a small (?) collection of classic swedish childrens book. I know Hillary is collecting vintage childrens book and I too looove the illustrations of great childrens books! I could have a while blog about this…
The first one I got was Totte leker med kisse by Gunilla Wolde (Totte is playing with the cat) from 1973. I thought it would be a great book for visiting kids who wants to pet Smilla. I think it is so fun that the childrens books from the seventies are so much about how grown up should be and behave around children, like in Tummens mamma slutar r?ka (Tummens mother stopes smoking) by Inger and Lasse Sandberg.
I recognize my self in it. Tummen is just as difficult as I was, caughting and trying to “help” his mom to stop smoking. It’s a great book!
Here is a page from the book:
There is a lot of good resons to quit smoking. More about the book here. And a softie that mom made!
And of course I got my mother presents. Some crafting materials and a mothers day card, copied and printed collage from my Book of dreams. I thought it appropriate with tant grön (a character from another swedish childrens book writer and illustrator) since my mother loves her garden and has green fingers too. I made several of these for the market, and sold some. One I sold to Maria who has uploaded a picture of hers with the text added to flickr. My mom liked the home made calling cards best, with her name, a pink rose and blue backside – and the adress to the shop!
I haven’t crafted or worked on the shop this weekend, I’ve been taking pictures at Swedens biggest boulder event (where I meet Molly, mini climbers and had great coffee). So much fun, it filled up this month on flickr!