Wednesday, April 25, 2012

More work. More progress ...


These photos are a little sneak-peak from an article I am working on for Danish lifestyle magazine Isabellas. The whole article will be featured in an issue later this Summer :-)
I've also been playing with some video how-to for this project. Can't wait to share :-)
the text reads: »Thanks! I'm doing just fine.« 




Monday, April 16, 2012

Work In Progress

I'm working on a project these days (and nights!) that I can't really say that much about yet. 
But it has me happily scrapping away, every chance I get. And fortunately I'll be able to share it soon. Ish.

New (to me):
 Christian Yuen
+
Alison Jean Worman

Friday, April 13, 2012

Handmade Chirp-Chirp

A wee bit on the heavy side ;o) partly due to not following the yarn instruction. Used my own wooly scraps instead.
...woopsi-daisy! 
...aaat's better! :-D
The pattern for this Titmouse is from the book 75 birds, butterflies & beautiful beasties to knit & crochet (ahem—the one in the book is cotton, and looks more normal Titmousy-weight)
wip

I found another puurdy little one on Pinterest, made by Agnieszka Nowak (crocheted)

+Really cool beehive also from Agnieszka Nowak


Agnieszka Nowak's blog/site

Have a delightful weekend:-)

Monday, April 9, 2012

Chirp-Chirp

Not too long ago we hung this little devise on the balcony. A chicken wire »tube« stuffed with natural, unbleached felting wool. For the birds' nests. I didn't have any expectations as to how fast, or if, even, they'd find it ...
 but the next day, surely, there it was, a little Titmouse, plucking away at the wool.
Needless to say, I was totally mesmerized by this little creature, I even got so keep on catching her on camera, I got in half an hour later for work!  Thank goodness, I'm my own boss! ;o)
She's been around every day since. The tube is almost empty now. We'll have to fill er up :-)
...
Up in a tree, in a nest somewhere, little Titmice come into the world in our wool. I shan't ever ask for more...

Friday, April 6, 2012

Color & Emphera


I luuuuuv color. Blue-ish colors in particular. No, reds! No-no orange. Aquas...! Aw... all the earthy, grey tones and the brown... Ah heck. I'm just in love with color...



Tuesday, April 3, 2012

New Easter post at Clemmensen&Brok & DIYs

Yello! And Happy Easter :-) I still have a little work to do, but after tomorrow it's Goodbye office, and Hello couch!
I have my book, a rather large order of Coffee Owls waiting, + a knitting project, should I be needing' a such.
Whatta you up to?
Photo: Tina Brok Hansen

On another Eastery note, Tina shot an amazing series of Rustic Easter foods and table setting for Clemmensen&Brok. I chipped in with ink, a DIY watercolor/ink background for making name cards, and these knitted Easter chicks for decoration.
Photo: Tina Brok Hansen
The Three Little Chicks (recipe below) are made from scraps of yarn and glass beads. They are very easy and fast to knit. The paper they are sitting on is made for the egg-shaped name cards below. First watercolored, then drizzled with indian ink, to imitate shell of quail eggs. Cut out rustically in egg shapes and write the names of your guests. Or put the (dried!) watercolor paper in the printer and print the names, using your favorite typeface. Cut in egg shapes.
Photo+Typography: Tina Brok Hansen
... now for making the chicks:



Have a wonderful Easter, guys :-)