Saturday, July 26, 2014

the accidentally great photographer

I accidentally hit a button on the camera of my phone, and before I found out about it I had snapped some weird photos, and this one mesmerizing photo. Of my skirt and shoes, maybe not the most exciting objects, but the photo is surreal and nice! And we are on our way to the beach so the photo gives me good vibes!

Happy weekend y'all!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

NEWS - nya prints och vykort till salu från fia lotta jansson design

Nu kan ni som läser min blogg, min Facebook och min Instagram beställa nya prints (och ett par äldre) från Fia Lotta Jansson Design. Alla prints finns i begränsad upplaga, så först till kvarn gäller! Maila till fialottajansson[at]gmail.com och berätta vilken print eller vilka vykort du vill ha. Skriv även din adress!

Prisinfo står nedanför. Jag sänder faktura med paketet eller så kan betalning ske via Paypal.

Hoppas vi hörs!

There are new prints from Fia Lotta Jansson Design. Send me an e-mail at fialottajansson[at]gmail.com and tell me what you'd like. All prints and postcards are limited edition, so first come, first served!

Prices are listed below. International payments are made with Paypal.

A3 poster svartvit 210 kr (24€) inkl expeditionsavgift.

A3 poster bland and white 24€, free shipping

#P01 Piss & Skit

#P02 Opportunity

#P03 Onni on

#P04 Spending Time

#P05 Stay True

#P06 Remember

#P07 Peace Like A River

#P08 The Best

Lettering  + photo prints (32x32 cm) 250 kr (29€) inkl expeditionsavgift

(Om man vill rama in denna print passar motivet bra t.ex. i denna ram med passepartout.

Lettering + photo prints 29€, free shipping
(The print fits into this frame with passepartout)

#P09 Heart Be Your Guide

#P10 Make Something Beautiful

#P11 Diamond

Svartvita A6 vykort 10 kr/st eller 6 st för 50 kr (1,10€/st eller 6 st för 5,50 €) Expeditionsavgift 30 kr (4€), engångssumma oberoende hur många vykort du köper.

Black and white A6 postcards 1,10€/each or 6 cards for 5,50 €.
Shipping is 4€. 

#V12 Piss&Skit
#V13 Fuck It!
#V14 Brunch
#V15 Friends

#V16 Thunder And Rain
#V17 Spending Time
#V18 Störst av allt
#V19 Remember

#V20 Prutt & Kram

Lettering + photo vykort (14x14 cm) 15 kr (1,65€) st. Expeditionsavgift 30 kr (4€), engångssumma oberoende hur många vykort du köper.

Lettering + photo postcards (14x14 cm) 1,65€ each. 
Shipping is 4€.

#V21 Nothing For Granted
#V22 Something Beautiful
#V23 Don't Let Fear
#V24 Heart Be Your Guide

#V25 Love As If

Här nedanför finns några bilder från andra dagen på Antik- och Vintagemässan på Årsta Slott.

Lettering + photo-vykort och paketerade svartvita prints.

Lettering + photo-prints, handritade orginal (vit text på svart blankt papper) och vykort.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

loppisrace i purmo

This is how happy I was was selling my out all my vintage stuff at Loppisrace in Purmo in early July. More pictures can be found at Loppisrace.fi.

Aja Lund is the photographer of the photos in this post and also the coordinator for the whole Loppisrace (Flea Market Race). Aja is also running the fabulous Lundagård together with her husband and two companions. We are both night owls so when we meet we mostly chat the night away. She is an inspiring woman and entrepreneur.

Thank you for another great Loppisrace, I got really burnt from standing in the summer sun all day, but I had so much fun! And a big thank you to Elina who shared the space with me!

Aja is shooting us from the second floor. Some of my favourite persons are on this picture, my pregnant sister-in-law (yes, I am gonna be an aunt!!!), her sister and my brave and beautiful friend Lina. Me and Lina are cooking up something sweet. More to come!

 Some of my vintage fabrics that I said goodbye to.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

make a book DIY (crafting with kids)

This is an easy, fun and fast DIY with the kids. I loved making books as a kid. Me and a friend sat in the sauna (a cold one I need to ad!) and drew cartoons in our home made books. We mostly drew Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Oh, those were the days!

The first steps of this DIY I drew. The final step, binding the book, is up to you, how you wish to execute it. Use thread and start weaving through the holes. My kids did it one way, I did it another. Be creative!

(An extra picture of my daughter Magda crafting. She loves it and she is very talented as well. She inspires me!)

Summertime is great time for crafting, either indoors or outdoors. Hope you all have a fine summer!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

personal stamp DIY

I really like making stamps! For a wedding project in December I bought a piece of rubber and a set of lino cutters. Had some leftovers after the project was completed and started exploring making different designs. My biggest and most detailed to date is the logo for Fia Lotta Jansson Design. It is not perfect, but I like it!

Here is a simple step by step how I made the stamp.

I printed a mirrored version of my logo. A very important step if you want to get it right from the start!

I traced the lines of the logo by using an x-acto knife. I taped the template to the rubber piece to keep it in place.

If you scroll down I show you how to trace a design with a ballpoint pen.

And a picture of the traced lines.

The skeleton of the paper template.

Time to take out the cutter. I do like this tool. I've cut myself a few times though, so I highly recommend you not to stress the cutting part. Take the time and know what you are doing!

This tool is not expensive, I paid under 100 SEK for this set.

Getting there!

And done! I am very happy with the result!

Here is another smaller stamp I made. For this one I drew an ampersand with a ballpoint pen, thoroughly filling the lettering with ink. Then I placed the paper over the rubber piece, ampersand facing down. Once again I used the ballpoint pen, but this time to ink the backside of the paper where I had drawn the ampersand. This way I traced the lettering onto the rubber. If you look closely you may notice that the paper look "rubbed" around the edges of the ampersand. The lettering came off mirrored on the rubber piece and I could get to carving right away.

Here I drew right onto the rubber with a ballpoint pen. The ink from the pen sticks best to rubber, at least to my experience.

Give stamp carving a try! It is really fun to customise your own stamp. Maybe a new hobby for your vacation? You can find all materials in a craft store.

All the best!