I made a quick tips video about my favorite tape, because I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned it before to you guys? It’s called “Magic Tape”, and I personally think it’s the best one for using in journals if you want something that is durable, archival – and almost invisible! I have been using it […]
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Book-review | Kaffe Fassett in the Studio: Behind ...
If you are a fan of colorful textiles and patterns then I am sure you know about the designer Kaffe Fassett already? He designs the coolest quilting fabrics around, and then uses his own designs to compose quilt patterns that works well for his bold fabrics. That’s what I think he is most known for, […]
Encyclopedia of Inspiration
Encyclopedia of Inspiration is a series of books by Janine Vangool, who is also the creator of the, among artists and crafters much beloved, magazine Uppercase. I wish I could’ve afforded to be a subscriber of that magazine from the beginning, since all I’ve ever seen of it online tells me it would be a […]
Book review: Freestyle Embroidery on Wool by Karin...
I think that Swedish artist Karin Derland makes a time-consuming and seemingly tedious craft like embroidery look like so much fun in her new book that I am reviewing today – and we’re also giving away a copy! I think that Swedish artist Karin Derland makes a time-consuming and seemingly tedious craft like embroidery look […]
Making Luna Lapin – a book by Sarah Peel
Last year my mom (who loves sewing and quilting) bought the book Making Luna Lapin by Sarah Peel, and we got sewing as soon as it arrived. We couldn’t wait because everything in it is so cuuuute. It’s about this super sweet little girl rabbit called Luna Lapin (lapin is French for rabbit) and her […]
Nanami Cafe Notebook
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside. John F. Kennedy Did you know that writing paper from Japan can be as thin as 52 gsm? I used to think that the copy paper I use for […]
I’d rather be reading: The Delights and Dilemmas o
I define myself as a book lover, I can’t imagine life without a book by my side. I don’t just read how to-books about art and crafts (the kind that I mostly review here on my blog) but also novels, biographies, fantasy, YA, classics, fact books, kid’s lit, and more. I use books as entertainment […]
Custom Sketchbooks from Art Journal Pages
I have three beautiful custom sketchbooks in my possession. I picked painted art journal pages of my own as cover art, and I am in love with these blank books. Today I’m sharing a video review of them, including a pen test so that you can see for yourself how the paper takes watercolors and […]
The Mandala Guidebook: How to draw, paint and colo...
The mandala craze that started a few years ago on the internet is everywhere these days. There are plenty of pretty mandala coloring books to chose from if coloring is your thing, but how do you get started if you want to create your own mandala – or develop the ones you are already drawing? […]
Big Magic – Creative Living Beyond Fear
I’ve finally read the book I longed so much for last year. I read about it long before it was published, and started seeing quotes from it a few months before I could source it out in a local book shop here in Sweden and bring it with me home. Of course I’m talking about […]
Trying out Promarker pens
I used to write a crazy amount of book reviews back when I was editor or Sweden’s first (and according to me best and most awesome) book site (no longer online). I wrote so many reviews that I got tired of writing about books for several years, although never too tired to continue reading for […]
Good Mail Day – A primer for Making Eye Popping Po
Book review time again! Let’s dive into a book called Good Mail Day, written by Jennie Hinchcliff and Carolee Gilligan Wheeler. This book came out in 2009, so you might have already seen it, and I hope you have. But I just bought it on Amazon and read it with much joy last week. It […]