19 January 2008

organic cotton *love*

I love Blue Sky Alpacas organic cotton. I think this is a nice color combo: chocolate brown and minty blue. I bought them at KnitLab, a place that is very dangerous (in a very nice way) to visit because you can't leave without something ;-)

13 January 2008


made by maria öqvist öhman

This cute little angel has been flying around in my home for a while, but I've forgotten to show you. It's made by Maria Öqvist Öhman. You can find her blog here and all the things she's making here.

12 January 2008

This week

FAA lucky parcel secret santa - recieved

This week I have been working a lot and crafting almost nothing at all. Oh, and look what I recieved in FAA Secret Santa parcel! It's from Namolio. I love every bit of it, but my favourites are the three animals above.

I have been knitting. I have been baking. And that's it, I think.

06 January 2008

Pink apron

apron for a doll

Today I found a piece of pink fabric and a pink iron-on cupcake. I recieved them in a swap and they're pretty, but I'm not a pink girl. Instead I sewed an apron for my niece Thea's doll. I hope she'll like it.

Making mistakes


Sometimes when I look around on all beautiful stuff on crafty blogs and on Flickr I wonder if I'm the only person making mistakes and messing it up. I use to answer myself "no, Maria, you're not alone, it's just that they don't show you their mistakes". It might not be true, but I feel a little bit better thinking that ;-) Above you see one of my mistakes. I've been working on this quilt like ... forever? So it seems. And I make mistake after mistake after mistake. The last one today when I was about to sew a straight line. It turned out being not straight at all. To my defense the quilt is thick, and I've never made a quilt before. Except for the one I made in school long ago. Which, actually, looks better than this one. Hrm.

Creative the first week of 2008

wip + zam

Yes, I think I have been creative every day so far. In one or another way, at least. I've been baking. I took some photos (on my Flickr or my other blog). And I've been knitting a little bit almost every day. Above you see a mitten for my niece. It might be too small, but I haven't met her for several months so I cannot remember the size of her hands. If that's the case her little brother can perhaps have them. Here are some other works in progress:

cd covers

I made some simple covers for cds in a kind of cd swap/trade. I used paper that I folded, some pictures from a magazine, glue and my sewing machine. Very easy.

wip + zam

No, it's not for Zam. But he was the only photo model I could find in my bed room ... I'll make another one soon.

wip + zam

This will be a sock.

03 January 2008

Creative Every Day?

I found a great project through Jes blog called Creative Every Day 2008. I'd love to join, but as I'm getting bigger and more tired for each day I'm not sure how it'll go (the more so since I still work full time). I'll give it a try though :-)

Jes and some other blogging friends asked me about the pregnancy, but I never got around writing any emails (yet). I'm in week 29, only ~11 weeks to go! The baby is supposed to arrive around 25 March. I have no idea whether it's a boy or girl (I want it to be a surprise).

sista dagen v 28

a crafty christmas gift


Magnus and I got this one from my mom. It's handmade and the landscape with the black cat watching the birds is made of wool.

Inside you're supposed to hang you keys. It's good for someone in this house who often asks "where are my keys?" ;-)