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Blue and Pink fabric finds

Blue and Pink fabric finds

I’m glad I didn’t decide to blog every day this month, because this week I’ve been under a rock of work, so much so my own creativity has suffered and this blog was left alone for most of the time. All I managed, except making layouts for a magazine I work for, was sending out […]

Blue Handmade Postcards

Blue Handmade Postcards

I’m working on my handmade postcard pile for the DIY Postcard Swap and printed the postcard backsides already. As I get into the process of card-making I get really, really excited about the spring swap again! How about you, are you making postcards already? If not, it’s time to start right now! I think I’ll […]

Fabric Owl Banner

Fabric Owl Banner

My mom knows me well, and recently surprised me with a super cute owl banner that she sewed! I guess she found the inspiration somewhere on the internet, but as you can see, it’s made just for me. It has my name on it, and my colors. Green and pink! I love it. Related PostsNotebooks, […]

Handmade Campervan Bowling Bags

Handmade Campervan Bowling Bags

Even better than collecting fabric in transparent boxes is using that fabric to create everyday objects. In that way you get to see a lot more of the fabric’s pattern, right? That’s why I wanted a sturdy, usable bag from the Campervans fabric, a curtain fabric that is just perfect for bag making. This one […]

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 PostsThe Madonna Embroidery Lemonade or as we say blandsaft My New Hand Bound Art Journal with Embroidered Cover

DIY Doily Easter Egg

DIY Doily Easter Egg

There are a gazillion fun ways to recycle and find new ways to use those old crocheted doilies, but this has got to be my favorite so far. It’s the Easter Egg I received yesterday filled with candy. It’s made by my crafty mom and I love it! For this DIY Doily Easter Egg mom […]

Getting her hooked

Getting her hooked

If you haven’t tried a Semla yet you really need to hop on a plain right now – and come to Sweden to try one. They are delicious, especially as we swedes (mostly) eat them only in February while waiting for spring. A semla consists of a cardamom-spiced wheat bun which has its top cut […]

Stitching on Wool

Stitching on Wool

Wool embroidery, where you use wool floss on wool fabric, is something Swedes have been doing for a long, long time. It creates durable, warm items that holds together through wear and tear and time. Most common are cushions for the horse wagon, sometimes designed for a wedding. I love the naive motives in combination […]

Mom’s Ballpoint Pen Mandala

Mom’s Ballpoint Pen Mandala

My mom has a inspiration notebook, mostly for embroidery ideas. It’s where she write down quotes she wants to embroider and where she sketches out ideas sometimes. Recently she showed me these mandalas that she’d doodled and it made me all warm inside. Guess who, with all my talk, inspired her? To me it’s so […]

Thrifted doilies white again

Thrifted doilies white again

The above pile of bleached, washed and ironed finds belongs to my mother. There’s vintage handmade lace and intricately crocheted doilies. Just looking at this pile makes my heart sing! It was quite a while since I posted my thrifted finds, even though I have a whole category about thrifting where I used to show […]