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New Year, New Diary

It’s a new year, actually a whole new decade! I have high hopes that this year and the coming decade will be filled with dreams coming true and hope for the future blossoming in new generations. But when I think of all the things I want to create I get a little overwhelmed. There are […]

Can new washi tape make you Happy?

True confession time: I balance between knowing that you can’t buy happiness, and then doing it anyway at times. Yes, spending money on “things” can make a girls mood lift, just like doodling can. Some shop for clothes or shoes, or buy new towels in matching colors even though they already have enough of them… […]

Journaling practice: Ask Questions

Asking questions is a good place to start any relationship. But how often do you stop to ask some really important questions to yourself? And then taking time to really answer them, no bull shit allowed? The questions, as well as the answers, are often easier to find than you might think… Related PostsNanami Cafe […]

The importance of a Home

The simplest questions are the most profound. Where were you born? Where is your home? Where are you going? What are you doing? Think about these once in a while and watch your answers change. Richard Bach I have longed for a place of my own for a long time now. In June I drew […]

How to find the answers you need

I realized I had to make things; it was no longer just a hobby. It became my new anti-depressant. Lisa Congdon * What do you want next month to bring your way? What will next year be about for you? Read on, because it is never to early to ponder some big (and smaller) questions […]

The inside of my brain

Yesterday I finished my Moleskine diary. It’s as full as my brain. Overflowing. Nothing else will fit in there right now. Here’s a view of how my brain looks most of the time (image found in this very moleskine diary): Inside my messy brain there are so many things floating around. Unrelated stuff just floating […]

The Curiosity Bug Infection

How is it possible to have this much to say and not write it down when you have the chance? Can one burst from too many finished sentences floating around inside the brain? Will I burst? I thing I have caught the The Curiosity Bug, and it’s bugging me! I have been trying for days […]

Four years of blogging adventures

Today it is my blog’s birthday. Hurray hurray hurray! It is this blog’s fourth birthday. That means I’ve been writing a blog for four years today. That is a lot of days (1461 days). According to my stats iHanna has written 779 posts and got 6,183 comments so far! I’ve written a post almost every […]

Curious Customer

Crafting in public is difficult. Most grown ups tend to stand on the other end of the room and ignore you, or look curiously but not get closer than three feet away. But you feel really happy when you get the smiles, the questions and when somebody is brave enough to compliment your work or […]