I consider myself a collage artist and book maker first, but I also have this huge love for textile art. I do everything from quilting to embroidery, slow stitch, knitting, crochet, wall hangings from textiles – those kind of things and more… Is this something you are interested in too? I’ve been thinking lately about […]
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I’m not a Quilter, really. I’m a Quilter Wannabe, but that’s okay too. I have tried Crazy Quilting (no rules-sewing), free form patchwork, EPP, and now modern style quilting. I love sewing simple without patterns, like the lovely log cabin for pillows and stripes in a row.
Oh, I also worked for a while as Editor in Chief for a Swedish quilting magazine.
It’s time for some quilty pleasure, sewing for myself. It’s especially “bad” because I was supposed to create handmade gifts “for everyone” and instead I made something for myself… But really, is it selfish when it’s about self-preservation? Making is my crutch, when I can find it… Its not selfish, but selfless to be first, […]
Since we’re not allowed to travel anywhere, I have been diving into past travels via photos and video clips. This month I’ve uploaded the vlogs I filmed two years (!) after the actual Festival of Quilts that I attended in Birmingham, UK, but hey sorry not sorry. I just have the time to do a […]
Syfestivalen is Swedish and means “Festival of Sewing”. These days it is actually called Sewing and Craft Festival, but I think I’ll just keep calling it the short and sweet Syfestivalen for ever. It’s arranged twice each year in Älvsjö, just outside Stockholm, in a big convention center there. We went this weekend, and those […]
Hi my dear, the Inspiration en Masse with links to art, craft and creativity is back after summer break. This time it’s mostly about patchwork. Not all links are about patchwork – but all are from the patchwork of ideas we’re all sewing on together – so let’s start there and then get into youtube […]
July is here and I’m so ready for days of reading, crafting and basking in the sun… I want to dive into my pile of books too, so let’s. I’m starting of with this beautiful patchwork book that came out this spring. It’s so brand spanking new that you might not have seen it yet, […]
The fab fabrics I got in the Fabulous Fabric Swap became a Quilted Laptop Bag! A quilt-as-you-go-bag! And QAYG is indeed an abbreviation to remember. A bit like crazy quilting, but with a more instant quilted look. I was inspired by Flutter Kat’s tutorial on How to make a Quilt As You Go anything. Seeing […]
I can have such huge sewing cravings, where I long to handle and patch together fabric. But because I do so many different things I postpone most of my ideas “for later”. But this one couldn’t wait! I got these very small leftover bits of vintage bed linen fabric from a real fabric collector. She […]
I online-obsess over one or other crafts at times. You know, when you get all obsessed with one craft and can’t stop thinking about it? Does this every happen to you? At times it’s been all about knitting; then I remember to log onto Ravelry, visit Knitty’s new patterns and bookmark stuff I wish I […]
Isn’t this the cutest thing you’ve ever seen? It’s a spring chicklet on the loose, wishing you all a happy easter! And I’m in love with my own creation. It’s lovely when that happens, don’t you think? :-) I love this. I loved coming up with the idea, sketching it and finding the right fabrics […]
This winter I started a new quilt project, because that is what we all should do in the winter. Nest, be cozy, start big projects and drink tea. Hexagons in progress. I’m using the hexagon shape and paper piecing, a slow hand-stitching process I like. I think this quilt will be in subtle pinks and […]
My second quilt is brown. I’ve been mixing beautiful rosy fabrics with my collection of browns. I have a thing for browns. Maybe it has something to do with being born in the seventies, when everything was dark brown, with hints of orange. Back then even living room walls here in Sweden (where everything gets […]