Sunday, February 21, 2010

Perhaps it was the idea of all those granny squares, that made me think that I at least needed to finish a few projects first.

Remember the scarf? Well that is ready to venture out into the cold.

And yesterday I did a little fabric bag. For scarfs maybe? Or socks? Or perhaps it's a pillow? Whatever it is, it was great fun to sew :-) and it has been a doodle in my sketch book for longer than I like to admit ... :-)

I'm heading for a busy week, workwise, so here are a few more links that usual ...
Aimee posted of Diana Trout, who made an Art Journal video that was hugely inspiring, if y'ask this humble blogger.
Ale Mercado
Camilla Falsini

Take care :) See you soon

Monday, February 15, 2010


Fortunately for me, one does not have to be able to read Japanese to read pictures ...
Left: a little set-up from my window
Right: a picture of a book on how to knit with beads

Left and right: more pictures of books in Japanese

Paper Schmaper
Jon Klassen at Design Sponge, +, +

Sunday, February 14, 2010

You Granny - Me Square!

Yarn is like CANDY! (I feel like I've been here before). But it's so true—I have little resistance! During a little browse through a different yarn barn than my usual, I spotted a whole table of thinly spun wool on huge spools, of which I could mix my own batch. »I'll take 10 g of this, and 15 g of that«. Imma tellin' ya—my pulse went up significantly!

(click for bigger picture ;-)

These little guys are quite small; 3,5x3,5 cm. They would be amazing as a full size blanket ...
(did you say ...?) Well, I know myself well enough to know that a project of this magnitude could very well be overtaken by another (in a matter of mere minutes, to be frank). So no outrageous ambitions, no pressure, just pure love for what has the potential to be a wolly wonder. And I bought only 50 g. Taking it one square at a time. Like life, no?! :)

+Dottie Angel was new to me a few days ago. Not s'much anymore—do you know those blogs that get right in your system, and just make you keep hitting "older posts"? DA's blog was like this for me. So many great photos, so many sweet funny words and so much lovely inspiration.

+Nomono (illustration) Cool stuff!

Take care:)

Friday, February 12, 2010

Dear Mr. Mailbox

... thank you for nesting this. Dear Mr. Postman; thank you for bringing it. Dear Ms Manos; thank you for selling, and Dear Mrs. Engman; thank you so much for creating this sweet kitchen towel, for Manos to sell, Postman to bring, Mailbox to nest, and for me to dance with all through the dishes.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wish I could post ...

... smell! These miniature lemon-poppyseed madeleines made my place smell divine. The recipe is easy; take any regular muffin recipe you like and add mashed banana, zest and juice of a lemon, and 3 tablespoons black poppyseed.
+ I saw the link for these sweet paper flowers at Once Wed, a long time ago at Sandra Jutos. Now I finally made some.

+ a little collage

Wish you a happy Thursday :)

The Red Otter
– wonderful, inspiring blog

Saturday, February 6, 2010


Made these four cards, and put them in the shop. They are all original collages, on an a5 white double card, and come with a matching coloured high quality envelope.

double-click these three to enlarge

Have a sweet weekend!
Talking to Volcano,

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I said the other day I had bought some books on comtemporary illustration and graphic design, and here are a few photos. Matte Stephens, Pietary Posti, Marco Wagner, Martin Haake are just a few of the artists. Gorgeous awesome amazing!