25 April 2008


Finally we have the internet again! And here's a photo of little Nora. She's now 1 month old (born 26.3) and I want to say THANK YOU to all my dear friends who have sent letters, emails, gifts, sms etc. I'll talk to each one of you later.

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This photos is for Jes:
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02 March 2008

new home


I'm silent here ... it's because we're moving next week (8.3), and because the baby is soon to come (~25.3) and I'm soooo tired. When moving, we might be without an internet connection for a while. But I'll be back. Later :-)

03 February 2008

A needle felted dog, and a real one

When I saw this book I immediately knew what to answer when Magnus' mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas. Needle felted dogs, that must be the perfect craft project for me ;-) The more so since it was a miniature schnauzer on the front side, just like my little Ia. But before making a schnauzer I tried making a dog of no specific breed, just to try. This is how it turned out.

And then ... my little Ia died. She was almost 15 years old, but it's still very sad. It's a week ago now.

ia summer 2006

what I've done lately

zam's new blanket

Now I haven't posted for a while. But I have been crafting when I haven't been busy working, visiting the doctor or buying a house ;-) Yesterday I made a new blanket for Zam, you can see more of it here and on Flickr. It's not a very beautiful thing, but he so needed it.

I tried a bit of embroidery. It's not what I'm best at, but it was fun. I haven't finished it yet, it'll be something for Magnus. If I was a clever girl I could give it to him on his birthday this month, but ofcourse I couldn't keep quiet so I told him everything about it ;-) Cross-stitch embroidery isn't really my thing, I thought, but since I'm always keen on trying new things I decided to go for it and I found out that I liked it. It was nice to sit in bed, concentrate and count the stitches to follow the pattern.
One evening when I was tired I also made three atcs. They are no beauties, but I wanted to do something simple with paper without having to think too much.

A week and a half ago I tried making a dotee doll following the instructions by Dot herself. It didn't turn out too pretty ;) . But it was my first try. Maybe I'll do another one, maybe not. When I made it I got the idea to needle felt a doll instead so I made this one:

Here are a few things I've finished lately. One of the purses (this one for Elena):
finished! + tea bag

And the soft soft super super soft scarf for a swap:
winter cozy swap

An acrylic painting:

I also made a necklace (quite a while ago though, but haven't showed you yet). It's for a swap for knitters. You can see what I sent here. My photo is quite bad, but it's a ball of yarn with two needles in.
knitting ... necklace

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?" ;-)