Friday, March 29, 2019

Santa claus?!

It's amazing how fast you forget things, like English. I haven't been writing in English for so long, it's not like I have forgotten all about it, but still, it's harder to write now than just a few years ago. But I think it's all coming back to me quite fast =)
I have been working on Santa Claus masks for awhile now. 10 of these were just shipped away to Ateljé Lilla hjärtat. 
I like doing these, it's fun to mix materials. Clay and wool. But making these many at once took me awhile and I feel like having a break from them for awhile now =) But I bet I will make more one day..

I haven't been making anything else lately, I hope too keep up the miniature interest for awhile now, lets see how that goes, right now I'm not doing much, I have a flue and just want to sleep, but I'm starting to get a bit bored now, so maybe time to make something new.

Take care

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fantasy again

I started up a Fantasy roombox some years ago. I had big plans and a beautiful picture of a magical forest in my head. But I had no idea how to make it. I stared with a "grass-carpet" but I didn't like the outcome. And lost all will to continue with that project. But my oldest daughter have been asking and asking when I will pick it up again.
The I saw a lovely pin cushion by lilla.ludenben and I thought; off course, everything gets better with a little wool =)
So I started to rework the whole forest and added wool. And I'm much happier with the outcome now. I realize I will never get that perfect result I have in my head, but I have to practice not looking for perfection all the time, because the world is far from perfect and I can never finish anything, ever, because it wont be perfect. (That's often why I start new projects all the time, if it's not done, it's allowed to be imperfect, but once you say something is done, it's done, and then it should be perfect..)

Anyway here is the result, I still can't decide whether to have wool on the tree or not. Maybe I can change it now and then =)


Unfortunately the wall got messed up by lying in a drawer, have to try to fix it later, haven't glued it into place yet.

I'm not done yet, I think. Feels like I could keep adding stuff for ever =) And it's too small, I can't fit everything I want, maybe I have to build another room to connect with this one somehow later on.
Have a few other stuff to work on right now, but will keep working with this every now and then, I hope!

Hope you all are well, it's so nice to hear from old friends once more =) Have a nice day.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

What's up?!

What I have been doing since last time, well, it has been a lot of knitting (and realizing I have osteoarthritis in my fingers, not so bad, but still quite painful at times, all I can do is to keep moving my fingers and hoping it wont get worse when I get older..)

Wool is such an amazing material. I love wool yarn. I have knitted a few clothes for the kids and for example this scarf. My youngest daughter asked for a dragon-scarf. So I made one =)

And I go a new obsession, plants, and especially Coleus. I started collecting, trying to cross different plants to get more colourful new plants from seeds, very exciting. But as always my interest clings off a bit when it's not all new and exciting any more..
But I do still spend a lot of time with my plants, caring for them and just looking at them =)
 My "Plant-shelf" with extra lights during Winter.

Coleus Roring fire
I hope to maybe, try to needlefelt something again. My youngest kid is 3 years now, and she should be old enough to keep away from the needles, I'm really scared the kids would hurt them self at the sharp needles.. (The young one is not as careful as her older sister..)

I bought new needles (Unfortunately I broke some of the old ones) and I made a new pin cushion. Using the tutorial from lilla ludenben:


For Christmas I got an exciting package from Birgit.
Thank you sweet Birgit and bears!

A calender filled with sweet and beautiful beary-pictures. 

The small trees are so cute, my daughters wanted one too, these days I have to be quick and put my things away before the small hand grab them for their dollhouses... 

I did start up the Fantasy roombox once again too, pictures of that later =)
Have a nice day