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Washes of colour

After reading the zine Play I’ve been having an itch to create on paper again. I didn’t bring my altered book because it is heavy, but before I went to the airport I picked up a couple of folded watercolour pages that I had planned to bind into a book last year. I decided to […]

Round Skirt

I have so many fabrics that are too beautiful (and too big) to just lay folded in my wardrobe. I thought that this spring/summer I would make some skirts for me out of some of this fabric. But it’s been slow, really slow. At least I haven’t bought any new fabric at all this year. […]

My kind o’ cup

For midsummer I took some of the rose cups I thrifted last week and made my first flower arrangement for the table. Roses of course, from the garden. I just love how beautiful they look together on the white table cloth. This is true shabby chic, a style I’m diving into this summer with my […]

Making tiny gifts

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart. Helen Keller More small creatures today! I have a few kids inside my heart all the time, but they vary as some grow up and others I don’t see any more. These are […]

Adventures in the garden

Photo-shoot in the garden, featuring a small pink creature I made this week in moms sewing room. Mom made a big turquoise picnic blanket and occupied the sewing machine, so I picked up some materials and hand sewed this wee one. She (the little softie) didn’t want to be in any photos, she just wanted […]

Dreams wrapped in ribbons

The truth: that love is the ultimate and the highest goal to which man can aspire. Then I grasped the meaning of the greatest secret that human poetry and human thought and belief have to impart: The salvation of man is through love and in love. I understood how a man who has nothing left […]

The Wabi-sabi people

I just read the description of what the Japanese words wabi sabi means, and it sounds like a description of what I call beauty in the world… Wabi-sabi (侘寂) represents a comprehensive Japanese world view or aesthetic centered on the acceptance of transience. […] The aesthetic is sometimes described as one of beauty that is […]