This is the only reality there is. If you can get it down on paper, in words, notes, or color, so much the better.
/Henry Miller

Knitting needle case

Hello my dears!

I was the lucky and very happy winner of Craft Actually’s Blogiversery giveaway! I got this beautifully crafted Circular Needle Holder in my favorite colors: green and pink! Look how well made it is:

Knitting needle case

Helena of Craft Actually writes:

It is padded with some batting to protect the needles and fits about 8 sets of circular needles ranging in size from about 2.5mm to 8mm. The middle stripe is twill tape for decoration or I thought it could be used for writing the needle size on with a fabric marker.

Isn’t’ that cool? I absolutely love this gift (and the yummy card that came with it) because 1) I didn’t own a knitting needle holder before and 2) I fell in love with the fabric when I first saw it online. I’m so happy I was the one to get it! Yummy! Helena is very productive and makes great stuff. Go visit her etsy shop Mossy Design to see what I mean. I think her blue and green Baby Quilt is fab and had to show it to mom.

Also this week I’ve received a paper package from my friend Our Lady of Perpetual Cookie Consumption, Jeaninne of Boodzoo Studio! Small pieces of happiness in an envelope:


Everything is beautiful but my favorite is actually the two small pieces that Jeannine has decorated herself:

Hand painted papers
I just had to post a photo of these two for your to be inspired by too! The first one is a Chinese newspaper print with lettering and paint (stamped with bubble wrap perhaps?) and the second one is a painted paper with needle (?) perforations all over! Also included in the package was this rainbow pile of painted paper towels that I got after our conversation about these towels after my post about of Traci Bautista’s book about collage.

Painted paper towels

I want to start experimenting with these towels this week and I want to paint some of my own too though i don’t know if I have any paints that will look this bright and fun… I will have to experiment – oh what fun! Art is all about experimenting to me because I never know what will come out!! I think you all should go visit Jeaninne’s blog The Other Side of Somewhere and also her etsy shop Boodzo Studio! Her mixed media quilt Through a Labyrinth is a favorite of mine! It reminds me of a mini quilt about my grandmother that I’ve been working on for a few years and should finish!

owl stickers
On another note I went to Panduro (Sweden’s only big craft shop) this week and picked up the new Autumn catalog there. The store has exploded with scrapbooking supplies (papers, papers, papers) and fun new items that I wish I could play with. I only got this wonderful set of owl and bird stickers, but I’m going to go through the catalog and mark what I want (W), need (N) and will keep dreaming about (D)! I want new canvases, pink paintbrushes (from Tilda), a pile of new glue sticks (as always) and a little bit of this and that. The stickers, scrapbook embellishments and glitter letters are also creating cravings within iHanna today…

Though with gifts received in the mail this week I feel extremely content and lucky! I hope you do too what ever gifts you’ve received this week, material or non material! You are a lucky star and your light shines though all the way! You have a whole wonderful week ahead of you! Enjoy the upcoming week and remember to give, it will give you back a nice feeling…

hugs from I, Hanna!