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What’s new on my desk today

What’s new on my desk today

In today’s mail came the new embroidery magazine, and I am very proud since I am one of three editors. I’ve planned it, worked with it, written articles, edited text, photographed, edited layout, found spelling-mistakes and on and on. Always happy to make this thing -but also extremely happy and satisfied when it’s “over” and […]

My lovely hand dyed fabric pile

My lovely hand dyed fabric pile

My lovely pile of hand dyed fabrics! This year I’ve experimented with the idea of “making the material my own” more than ever before. I love the idea of dying and not just using store bought and ready to go materials. In a class I took we experimented with these fun fabric colours, called Omeaga […]

Evidence Pages

Evidence Pages

An evidence page is a page in your Art Journal or notebook where you break out new stuff! An Evidence Page is a way to document new art materials. Try it out, make a kind of sampler page to get started using that new material you just bought or got as a gift… This is […]

Washi tape is patterned masking tape

Washi tape is patterned masking tape

I caved in after lots of inner cravings. I bought “a few” rolls of what is called washi tape in Japanese. It’s really patterned masking tape, and there are all kinds of pretty patterns. Dots, stripes, squares… Some came in “cakes” with ribbon and topping, so cute you could eat them! All of these were […]

Right now I’m really digging…

Right now I’m really digging…

Right now I’m really digging the small piles of new stuff that is laying around here. I want to dive in and use them all, as usual, but summer is keeping me outside enjoying the warmth against my skin. Just thought I’d post some photos to remember that I really want to craft something with […]

Angelina Fibers – melted shimmer for fabric artist

Angelina Fibers – melted shimmer for fabric artists

Have you ever heard about a fiber called “angelina”? I hadn’t until I got this little bag to try out. It’s a very cool material that melts into a fabric-like surface when you iron it. Here is a description of the material: “The properties of these fibres result in an ability to provide luminescent-iridescent highlights, […]

Trying glass fusing for the first time

Trying glass fusing for the first time

I’ve tried glass fusing for the first time in my life, with the helpful guidance of my more experienced friend and crafty sista Maria. The materials she has in her stash is breathtakingly beautiful and fascinating! Look: Material for glass fusing with different colors, pattern and metallic sheens to them. I was amazed by the […]

Visit to the artist shop

Visit to the artist shop

I got a great big check to go to the Artist Shop in town (Konstnärsshopen) for my birthday, and I’ve been saving it for a special day when I needed a shop kick – and feeling so happy about having it. So this week the time came when I put the big sturdy check into […]

Ephemera collection

Ephemera collection

Ephemera refers to written and printed matter published with a short intended lifetime. Something transitory; lasting a day. [from answers.com] My ephemera collection is growing. Flea markets are the only place where I can afford as beautiful things as these curled up borders. Paper that some may consider trash makes my heart flutter. This white […]