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Pillow with Kantha Embroidery

Pillow with Kantha Embroidery

Kantha is a type of embroidery, popular in West Bengal. It consists of a simple running stitch and it is popular in “Kantha saris” traditionally worn by women in Bengal. Kantha stitching is also used to make simple quilts, commonly known as Nakshi Kantha. Women in Bengal typically use old saris and cloth and layer […]

How to decorate Your Easter Tree

How to decorate Your Easter Tree

I like the aesthetics of Easter better than any other holiday we celebrate here in Sweden. I love how bright and happy everything looks right now, with spring around the corner… And the best part is decorating an Easter Tree. Do you do that? It’s so easy to buy (or pick) a few birch twigs, […]

Autumn Craft: Leaf Roses

Autumn Craft: Leaf Roses

Picking sparkling maple leafs this weekend led to a crafternoon where mom and I made a bouqette of maple roses each. It was a quick and fun little project just before dinner. We got the tutorial third hand when in a craft class but the information came from a swedish tutorial showing (in lots of […]

The Gift of Flower Picking

The Gift of Flower Picking

And so our mothers and grandmothers have, more often than not anonymously, handed on the creative spark, the seed of the flower they themselves never hoped to see – or like a sealed letter they could not plainly read. Alice Walker Related PostsNot on my wall yet In the mood for Christmas… Marching to battle

Vintage needle holder gets new life

Vintage needle holder gets new life

This is my needle holder, part of the makeover series before and after. I found a vintage needle holder with slots for spools around it, at a flea market one summer. When in painting and recycling mood I took the time to spray paint it white. Again, instant gratification craft, oh how I love thee! […]

Instant gratification craft

Instant gratification craft

Upcycled tape holder. I like when it’s easy to change something ugly into something pretty in a few minutes, even if it’s just a tape dispenser… I love instant gratification crafts. Yes. I like to decorate my world. I like to wear lacy skirts. And stop, even when someone might look, and just lift my […]

Bunting flags makes me happy

Bunting flags makes me happy

Over the years I’ve seen bunting flags many many times. I’ve seen photos of them in all colours, forms and uses all over the blog world. Every now and then new ideas, tutorials and inspirational photos pop up. And somehow they are like cupcakes and owls to me – I just don’t tire of them. […]

Hang your Own Artwork on the Wall

Hang your Own Artwork on the Wall

The walls that surround me are always filling with things from my drawing board. They are similar to my mind and my work desk; full of many different ideas, colours and forms. They are in different stages, some not quite finished yet but up on the wall to inspire me further. My walls are like […]