Friday, May 10, 2013
Jag tycker väldigt mycket om Konstverkstaden Malakta. Maja och Jukka har lyckats skapa ett hem för hantverkare, konstnärer och kreatörer. Konstverkstaden sjuder av liv och skaparkraft. I Malakta residerar musikproducenter, fotografer, forskare, hantverkare och filmskapare och fler.
Bilderna är tagna i somras från Majas och Jukkas hem. De har fyllt sitt hem med vintage, second hand, färg och form.
Friday, May 3, 2013
Portvaktsstugan Coffee House is close to our home. It is in Filmstaden [Movie Town] in Solna, the place where Ingmar Bergman, Greta Garbo and Ingrid Bergman among other famous Swedish movie stars worked. The Portvaktsstugan [The Gate Keeper Cabin] is a wonderfully decorated and peaceful place.
You get your tea or coffee in vintage pots and drink out of flowery vintage cups. You can order waffles with salty or sweet topping and for your coffe you can pick seven different cookies. That is a typical Swedish "vintage tradition" (and very trendy right now!) to serve seven kinds of cookies at a tea party (kafferep).
My sister-in-law Ester stayed at our place for two week and we and the kids wnt to have waffles and cookies on a Saturday. After that we went second hand shopping. It was a good day.
I wish you all a great start to the weekend!
Friday, April 12, 2013
Sunday, April 7, 2013
Home made giant pearl garland and fabric frame. Gorgeous print by Ingela P Arrhenius can be bought at Mokkasin.
(Frames soon to be filled with pics of the family.)
Here is a picture show on one of my latest DIY's. The children's room is like an echo chamber because there is nothing hanging on the walls. There is no curtain pole over the window, so while figuring out how to attach one to the stone wall so I can hang some fabric I try create something else to swallow noise.
Fold twice before pinning the fabric to the frame.
Pin the fabric in this order to get an even stretch to the fabric.
The fabric is one of my favourite thrifted bed sheets. Lots of fabric enough for lots of DIY projects! Me likes!
Saturday, April 6, 2013
I somehow stumbled upon the lovely homepage of The Beauty of Letterpress.
So much inspiration! So much history! And so much beauty in the craft, not just the designing part but also the process of making a great looking print. Look at the videos and enjoy good handicraft.
I wish you all a peaceful Sunday. I will spend mine in the shoe shop, but I like it so it is peaceful in its own way.
I found another bag of ball pool balls, this time in lovely pink-red-purple shades. (As you can see I did not have to spend a fortune on getting some balls:)
This called for a DIY project for the children's room. I'll let the pictures do the talking!
Done! More pictures of the children's room will show up soon.