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iHanna Drawing a Mandala

iHanna Drawing a Mandala

I have seen mandala drawings and zentangle doodles online for years, and I’ve experimented with them myself. I’ve found Mandlas in collage and through photography, and if you know my fascination with the circle this comes as no surprise. I’ve even doodled a few before (but they’ve been more flower like). But now I’ve fallen […]

Take a stitch Tuesday

Take a stitch Tuesday

The flying stitch. I’m trying it out for the first time. I read about TAST, the Take a Stitch Tuesday Challenge arranged by Sharon of Pin Tangle, on Natalie’s blog and was imidiatelly intrigued by the idea. When I went there to read about the first week’s stitch and learned that it was such a […]

Embroidered ball / Singlad boll

Embroidered ball / Singlad boll

My embroidered ball is finished, and I am very proud. It took quite a while to cover the whole surface with stitches but I looove how it came out! My embroidery group have been learning to make these and everyone has been fascinated by it. Most of da ladies have done three or more balls […]

A Personalized DIY Planner

A Personalized DIY Planner

Can you believe I did not have a planner during last year – at all? Crazy I know! I did draw a grid of some months in my diary instead, adding tabs to find them between all the writing. This system has worked for short term planning but not for goal-setting or getting a proper […]

Fearless Painting

Fearless Painting

Another idea, inspired by a 21 Secrets Class. Connie calls her class in the first edition of 21 Secrets 2010 where I too taught; Get It Out – Get It Down, and in it the students are allowed to explore an intuitive way of painting, you know, painting without a plan or too much thinking. […]

The start of a wool embroidery

The start of a wool embroidery

After reading nightly in this very cool new Swedish book about wool embroidery called Yllebroderi (a must-own-book!) I was very eager to start a wool embroidery of my own. A bit too eager (plus watching a movie at the same time). I tried drawing a flower and filling the contours of it, but because I […]