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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 […]

Ordinary Sparkling Moments to Snap

Ordinary Sparkling Moments to Snap

I’m making tabs for my diary. Some photos from everyday life. The Diptych Project has inspired me to take more photos, and I’m finding I really enjoy the simple and just-as-it-is right now quality of life. I drew these illustrations of animals 16 years ago when my brother was born, to hang on the wall […]

When a tote is a cozy cat blanket

When a tote is a cozy cat blanket

I got this cute tote for my embroidery stuff. Mom made it using a Gudrun Sjödn table cloth thrifted and cut up. I love the colors of my new tote! Pink, red and orange – the best combo ever! And green on the inside… Yummy! But my cat Smillis does not understand the concept of […]