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Luminaries

Luminaries

Mom’s latest embroidery are these beautiful candle holders, inspired by Carina’s book Stitched Blooms. I think she has already finished at least ten of these! Related PostsMixed Media Embroidery Happiness Ocean Embroidery When a tote is a cozy cat blanket

A house in the dark

A house in the dark

I have had this white metal house for years, but not until tonight it occurred to me to open the bottom and stick a candle inside it. I’m so glad I did. I have an endless fascination with the lit candles and the way light moves, reflects and warms us. Especially in a dark Swedish […]

Embroidery is so Captivating

Embroidery is so Captivating

Captivating, free form embroidery by iHanna, a.k.a. Hanna Andersson, 2011. I created this embroidery for a challenge with the theme “captivating” (fängslande). I got my idea rather late and only had a week to stitch this up, but I worked on in it every day. In someone’s car on my way to a meeting, on […]

Advent

Advent

Advent (from the Latin word adventus meaning “coming”) is a tradition almost everyone honours here in Sweden. It’s a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the celebration of Christmas. However you choose to celebrate the holidays the count down is made by lightning candles. One each Sunday until the 24th, so today is 3d […]

All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day

All Saints’ Day (also called All Hallows or Hallowmas), often shortened to All Saints, is a solemnity celebrated in November, in honor of all the saints, known and unknown. In Sweden it is tradition to visit the cemetery and light a candle for your dead at All Saints’. This year it was the Saturday 6th […]

Enlightened as an Owl

Enlightened as an Owl

This owl collage of a Tawny owl (cat owl in Swedish) is one of my first art in quite a while, and I really like how it turned out. I’m really crazy about creating my own collages right now, that is why I keep making them. And because I learn so much each time I […]

Live with a smile

Live with a smile

I just want to finish my Christmas cards, but now it’s time to got to bed. But first something I did today: Yes, I tied red silk ribbons around the white candles I made in school. Nice, huh? And then I wrapped it all in see-through plastic paper with small dots on (looks like snow) […]