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A Fun Craft-a-Doodle Challenge for kids

A Fun Craft-a-Doodle Challenge for kids

During studio time (a now sought after thing) that includes crafts, creative exploration and lunch, we doodled for quite a while. We were really inspired by the book Craft-a-doodle that I reviewed yesterday. We (two grown ups and two kids aged 5 and 12) had a great time. For the first exercise I read them […]

Sewing a very red Owl Tote

Sewing a very red Owl Tote

Red is such a beautiful, strong colour. I love red, but sometimes, in my passion for pink and turquoise, I forget about red. But today red has its moment of glory! Because we’ve got this Nature Trail Curtain Fabric with a warm red background to the forest animals, and a basic red fabric to match […]

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 […]

Cut & Paste with Kids

Cut & Paste with Kids

Everyone loves cut and paste – if they get the chance to try it out. You get to choose images from a magazine, images that you really like. You get to use a scissor. You get to glue them together in a nice composition – and you get to keep them for ever. A friend […]

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 […]

Summer time crafting

Summer time crafting

One of my favorite creative habits in summer is mom and me craft-time. Well, it’s a favorite any time of the year but in summer we often set up camp in the veranda of my parents house. If it’s a sunny day we open all the windows and soak in sun. Both mom and I […]

Embroidery Evenings together

Embroidery Evenings together

Me and my friend Christina had a creative get-together last year. We made accordion books out of folded paper. Then we added in tape, collage and words. We had wine and food too, and it was very inspiring to create together. This time I suggested embroidery, and allthough she was a bit hesitant, because it’s […]

How to sew a Photo Inspiration Quilt

How to sew a Photo Inspiration Quilt

When someone I know are really creative and does cool things I sometimes have to share that on my blog though I primarily blog about what I create and do here. I’ve blogged many times about my quilting mom and her creations and mentioned my cousin Charlotta and her beautiful Sculptural Lamp before. Now we’re […]