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A look at our Embroidery Exhibition

A look at our Embroidery Exhibition

Did you know I do embroidery too? I love free form embroidery a lot. And what I usually call mixed media embroidery, where there are some elements of painting involved as well as stitching on fabric. I’m in an embroidery group too, so even when I’m not stitching daily I get an infusion of stitching […]

Eye Candy: More Slow Art

Eye Candy: More Slow Art

Today’s post is filled with black and white shades. Quite a change to the pink and green items I normally dive into, but it’s all good! I find myself drawn to black and white (clothes and patterns) a lot lately, so it’s also a reflection of what I find beautiful right now. Also because I […]

A visit to Nationalmuseum in Stockholm

A visit to Nationalmuseum in Stockholm

Stockholm has been full of wonderful craft exhibitions this year. We’re celebrating the organisation Hemslöjden who is still going strong on its 100th year. I have been inspired by many of these exhibitions in diffrent ways, and today I thought I’d share a few photos from the one I most recently visited, called Slow Art. […]

Kurbits – painting the Dala Horse

Kurbits – painting the Dala Horse

I’m continuing our guided tour as part of the Craftalong today. We are at Nusnšs, where the Dala Horse is created. I love the craftsmanship of the woodwork behind these horses, but today’s post will be a bit more colorful. The Dala Horse is traditionally orange, but it comes in a varity of colours these […]

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project

I signed up and got my sketchbook a few weeks ago, so it was fun that so many mentioned this project in the comments yesterday. We are so many that already has signed up. It will be fun to follow along with those who post their progress online as I plan on. Well, if you […]

La Catrina dances in Sweden

La Catrina dances in Sweden

It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won’t be taken who cannot seem to give. And the soul afraid of dying that never learns to live… Bette Midler When I read in the paper […]

Viking Age Fun – crafting one thousand y

Viking Age Fun – crafting one thousand years ago…

Viking Age is the time from about 800 to 1066 in Scandinavian History. The vikings explored Europe by its oceans and rivers through trade and warfare. But we vikings apparently did more than steal and plunder, as it was mostly bearded men sailing out from the villages and the rest of the family stayed at […]

Garden inspiration and outdoor rooms to ...

Garden inspiration and outdoor rooms to bloom in

Today was the first day of Nordiska tr?dg?rdars Garden Fair in Älvsjö. If you don’t have anything special planned for the weekend I think you should go there. I I’m not a gardener at all and I don’t even have a garden, but I love walking around at the Garden Fair. It’s inspiring to look […]