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Thrifted doilies white again

Thrifted doilies white again

The above pile of bleached, washed and ironed finds belongs to my mother. There’s vintage handmade lace and intricately crocheted doilies. Just looking at this pile makes my heart sing! It was quite a while since I posted my thrifted finds, even though I have a whole category about thrifting where I used to show […]

My first Apron

My first Apron

Oh, it’s delightful to have ambitions… And there never seems to be any end to them – that’s the best of it. Just as soon as you attain to one ambition you see another one glittering higher up still. It does make life so interesting. /Anne Shirley I have made my first apron! What a […]

One Artist’s Journal by Orly Avinery

One Artist’s Journal by Orly Avinery

I’ve finished reading Orly Avinery’s self-published book One Artist’s Journal and wanted to share my thoughts with you guys. I am a big fan of Orly’s artwork, published in art journal form on her blog. She is great with words and often have something profoundly beautiful or thought provoking to say. Without my love of […]

Irresistible Cotton Yarn

Irresistible Cotton Yarn

By total accident I happened to buy a whole bag of cheap and beautiful cotton yarn this summer when grandmother was visiting. I could not resist the pretty colours and it was time to try to make my first hexagon! I found a good description online and started to crochet round, and round… and I […]

Three Magic trees in the sun

Three Magic trees in the sun

So the first step is to stop, notice, and appreciate what is happening. Even if this is all we do, its revolutionary. Pema Chdrn So this is the fabric piece that became one Artist Trading Card; a bright happy sun on a cloudless day. I mentioned it in my last post about painting on fabric. […]

The background is the beginning

The background is the beginning

I’ve been spending a few days at a embroidery workshop and retreat here in Sweden, right now I’m just trying to digest it all. Among other lovely ladies I met Madde, someone who indeed is a kindred spirit. Her painted ATC fabric inspired the above ATC backgrounds, painted with acrylic paint on fabric. Last time […]

Art journal peek: Pink Delights

Art journal peek: Pink Delights

Freed a spot on my messy desk! I guess that is how the floor gets filled… Just moving piles around, not really knowing where to put them. I want to use all of this right now, so why store it away in a box where it might stay hidden for months. But in lack of […]

The disappearing desk trick

The disappearing desk trick

In chaos, there is fertility. /Anas Nin The photo above shows a magic trick of mine: how to make every work surface and desk space disappear in a pile of junk! Ta-daaa, and it’s gone. Have you tried it? It’s way too easy to make this happen – and then I always forget the spell […]

Project update on the TAST Stitch Sample...

Project update on the TAST Stitch Sampler

Dear creatives, you might not remember my post from early this year about TAST or the meaning of that challenge? But the truth is that I’m still doing it -and I’m very proud of my determination – and my growing Stitch Sampler! I didn’t have the ambition to post my stitch trials weekly (thank god!), […]