31 October 2005

Zam is curious - what's this? It smells really nice.

Snack swap (via purplepinkandorange.com) from Francesca in Bologna! Oooooooh! Lovely!

More good post - from Albert in Canada! Tea to accompany me while making this year's Christmas cards :)
I love getting this kind of post, to come home and find a letter and - until seeing the handwriting - not knowing from whom it is or what's in it :)

Craft challenge update

Tomorrow is 1 November, last day for the craft challenge. I've recieved the most lovely crafted things from Amy, Sofia, Jenny, Helena, Giao, Annika and Michelle (did I forget to mention someone? Tell me!!!) and I'm so impatient, I want to show it to you NOW! *lol* But I will wait a little longer, until I've heard from more of you. I know one of the participants was really busy at the moment and will be a little late, but how are the rest of you doing? It'd be really nice if you could drop me a line and tell me if you have sent or when you're expecting to send so that nothing will get lost in mail while I'm not even noticing it ... And as I said before, if you get stuck, just tell me and I'll try to help :) Any questions? Ask! :)


Except for the soap stuff I haven't been crafting much lately. But I've made four cards and stationary.

Bokbyte update (in Swedish)

Hej alla bokbytare!
Jag skickade ut adresser till er för kanske en vecka sedan. Om någon inte fått adressen till den du ska skicka till, hör av dig! Och glöm inte att skriva en rad till mig om vilken bok du skickat och varför du valt den.

One might think it's my favourite chocolate from the bakery "S�trabagarn" close to where I live but no, it's my new soap :) It smells of mint chocolate. I had a hard time not to eat them while making them.

The arabian spice smelling pink&purple soap in a black packaging.

28 October 2005


Fillan and her friend is working hard on their webshop :-) The final shop isn't ready yet, but their lovely jewelry and christmas cards (and there are more things to come, I'm sure!) can be seen and bought at their blog ÄrtanPärtan.

Ärtan Pärtan are two words beginning a Swedish child rhyme. Ärtan also means "the pea" and as you see they've choosen a cute little pea as their symbol :-)

19 October 2005


A while ago I signed up for Blogging by Mail 2 over at Samantha's. I sent my package to Italy and I was to recieve a package from Hawaii (from Reid). The Hawaii package seemed to be somewhat interested in travelling and even retured to Honolulu before it decided to go to Sweden. Well, it was well worth waiting for because it's such an awesome package. I feel really spoilt. So many hawaiian treets.

There was Hawaiian flavored tea, three different flavors of which I tasted "Malama" yesterday. (So intense in smell and taste and I can hardly wait to taste the other teabags.) There was Passion Fruit Butter which reminded me a bit of homemade lemon curd (however a bit more fluffy) with a passion fruit taste instead of lemon. There was macadamia nuts covered in rich dark chocolate (aaaaaw). There was Maebo's One-Ton Chips. I've already eaten half of them *hrm hrm*. They reminded me a little bit, but not fully, of the "sombrero 'chips/hats'" you can find here. And there were those lovely cookies with the most detailed square pattern. I love them. Well, I love the whole package. Thank you Reid, you really made my day. And the day after. And perhaps the whole week :-)

18 October 2005

Thea-crafting ;-)

Little Thea is visiting her aunt and, of course, we're crafting ... hehee ;-D. With the help of her mom and her aunt she made aquarelle footprints on nice aquarelle paper to give away for Christmas. And after crafting grandma helped her taking a bath :-)

14 October 2005

Bokbyte (in Swedish about a pocket book swap)

Gillar du att läsa romaner? Och tycker du att det är kul att ibland läsa något som du kanske inte hade valt själv, bara för att få ta del av någon annans favorit och därmed kanske också få en ny favorit? Då tycker jag att du ska vara med i Bokbytet! (Det är ju det jag säger, jag får alltid en massa idéer när jag skriver tenta ...)

It goes like this ... Köp en pocketbok som du har läst och som du tycker mycket om eller som betyder något särskilt för dig. Skicka den sedan till den person du fått adressen till och motivera också varför du valde just den här boken. (Skicka även titel, författare och motiveringen i ett mejl till mig så ska jag skriva en sammanfattande text om Bokbytet efteråt.) Och strax därefter få ju du en bok i brevlådan av en annan bokbytare :-) Intressant? Go on reading ...

För att vara med skickar du namn, adress och mejladress till mig. Antingen ordmejl eller astrud242004@yahoo.se. Skriv också om det är någon genre som du absolut inte vill ha, till exempel om du tycker att det inte finns något värre på jorden än deckare, eller fantasy, eller romantiska komedier. Sedan lottar jag fram vem som ska skicka till vem och så mejlar jag er med info om den ni ska skicka till. Din adress kommer alltså BARA att visas för mig och för den som ska skicka till dig, inte för någon annan. Du skickar därefter en bok till den person du får adressen till. Du kommer också att få en bok. (Vill du skicka bok till mer än en person får du förstås göra det, då kommer du också att få mer än en bok. Skriv det i anmälan i sådana fall.)

1. Anmäl dig, genom att mejla mig, före 21 oktober (nästa fredag).
2. Du får adress till den du ska skicka till inom några dagar efter det datumet.
3. Du skickar den bok du valt före måndag 7 november. Du mejlar också info om den bok du valt (titel o förf) samt din motivering.

Boken ska vara ny eller i nyskick.

(Frågor? Fråga!)

Yeeee! Bokbyte!!

11 October 2005

Lily of the valley fizzing bath melts, Good morning sunshine fizzing bath melts (and under those: mint chocolate fizzing bath melts).

And what's this ...?

A purple-pink soap with arabian spice smell (Magnus' favourite so far) and maroccan rhassoul clay.

10 October 2005

Orange&cinnamon soap. I was working hard yesterday ;-) More pictures to come, but it seems I'll not have an internet connection today - so, later!

07 October 2005

craft challenge update

It's October. The tree outside my window is yellow (well, the leaves only ...). It really is not summer anymore.

The Craft Challenge is closed and I think everyone has recieved a package from me by now. If you haven't, tell me!

I hope you're enjoying the challenge :-) but if you by one or another reason get stuck, just drop me a line and I'll try to help.


I have recieved lovley things from Amy, Sofia, Helena and Giao. Pictures will be posted as soon as all of you are finished.

04 October 2005

Mini book

My altered mini book is back home!

Mikas Dream Frequency.

Laurina's spread

Laurina's second spread

Kari's spread

Deepa's spread.

03 October 2005

And even if I'm not knitting or sewing or altering stuff I'm always in the "soap-bathroomstuff-business" ;-) I love it, still I forget it's actually "crafting" too ... So there are very few pics. But here are some Valencia Meringue Bathfizz (smells of orange).

Sometimes I believe I'm busy ... and not crafting. I forget that even if I'm not making anything complicated I still do the small things. Like this birthday card.