Thursday, July 28, 2011

An Arm And A Leg ...

Vacation time is over, and work is abundant. Which means more hours spent at the office, less wearing cross word puzzles and pj's. I'm not complaining. I read the other day, that Danish people are among the most vacating in the World. You shall hear only gratefulness from me.

Still working on Coraline's Little Me, her head is done, admittedly needing a haircut though, and this is how far I am with her body.
Hope you are well.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Making Faces

Making the Coraline doll »Little Me«, from a pattern found on Etsy by SewLolita. So far I've made her head, her hair and the skeleton for her body. An'a havin'a great time ;-)

More Coraline here:

Sunday, July 17, 2011


Went for a long walk yesterday, and through the rose garden. It is such a delightful place.
Still doing close to nothing, and enjoying it to pieces.

Went pinning (one can always go pinning) yesterday, and fell in love with
These Quiet Blues— the collection of Brittish algea from the archives of The New Yourk Public Library. Here's an overview. And here's a sample. You can start here, and use the arrows to continue. I get lost in these.
A quiet tune to go with it? May I recommend Tom?

Friday, July 15, 2011

Soft and Stretchy Friday

I'm not that good with a sewing machine, but I have one – my mom's old faithful – and what I don't have in skills, I will usually muster in patience (as long as I stick to pretty simple projects).

I spent the entire day today measuring, cutting, pinning and sewing to make this pair of soft and stretchy kids' pants. It's been a year, I think, since I made something serious like this, and I'd forgotten how wonderful it is to get lost in this process.

Would like to go see Joan Miró at Tate Modern

Wish you a nice and relaxing weekend :)

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Greetings from a Strawberry Field

Weekend time with mellowness and crossword puzzles in the sun. Today we took to a strawberry field, where we picked our own strawberries, and bought fresh onions and new potatoes. Just dosn't get any more summer-y for me than this.

Sweetness and sunshine to all!
:-) xo

Geninne's inspiring desk and shelves

Friday, July 8, 2011

Not-Quite-So-Insane Pillow Case

A while ago I bumped into the fabulous Insanity Blanket via Pinterest, and subsequently couldn't get the little colorful stash-squares out of my head. Before I knew it, this (above) emmerged from little balls of left-over yarn. Will I go for the Insanity Blanket? Alas—no. I shall settle for the smaller, less insane pillow case version instead. I have not the yarn stash nor the endurance for that insanely huuuge (but oh-so-gorgeous) blankie.

I'm lazy today—please see this post for links to blanket and "how-to".
Wish you a delightful weekend :-)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

new office supplies (and a book cover)

Yesterday I realized that my new office lacked supplies! Today, I have new pencils, a highly educational pencil sharpener, overliner, correction tape and Post-Its!
...Nothing beats the smell of fresh Post-Its ... Here; try:

Hmmm :-) Smells office-y, eh?

Made a book cover for a poetry book (a blues-poem, roughly translated: Tell Me An Underground Tree, Pronounced By The Wind) by Danish poet Marianne Larsen.
A couple of years ago, I made the cover for her previous poetry collection Særskilte stillinger, (Separate Positions), and this new cover had to have the same sort of style or feel.
Florian Nicolle's mixed media portraits. Please follow the illustration link on her website too.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Water for Copenhageners

We had the most amazing thunder storm here yesterday. For hours, thunder rolled and for a while it roared right above our heads. And lots of water fell.
This morning many were busy emptying their basements of water, and overseeing the damages it had made. In our building the damages were minimal. We were lucky.

I sent out the give-away packages this weekend. One to USA, one to Australia and one to Canada. Had to add a tax mark describing the content, and asked the post office lady if the recipiants risked paying tax then?? She didn't know. Oh I hope not. That would be odd - receiving a gift, but having to pay for it.

I hope you had a pleasant weekend. And wish you a smooth Monday ;o)

Love this handset for mobile phones from Davis Turpin :-) So funny

Friday, July 1, 2011