crafts

Markal/Shiva Paint Stiks are awesome!

All the way back in November I announced that I had played around with some fabric print using a type of oil paint sticks. For some reason, they go by two different names. They are called Shiva in the US and Markal in the UK and here in Sweden. They are a little bit like giant…

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Some progress

I’ve been kind of busy the last couple of weeks, with little time for sewing. I took some time this morning, though, to make a little case for my knitting stuff, like stitch markers, pens and such. This is the result: I’ll be back with more exciting projects as soon as my workload is under…

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Holiday preparations

Mrs. Matryoshka Christmas is drawing closer, and this year I´ve signed up for Tilly´s Crafty Christmas Club, so I´ll post my holiday crafting over there. But I´ll give you a sneak peek of the first ornament I made this year, a felt Matryoshka doll. I used an excellent tutorial made by Danielle Wilson at my Sparkle.…

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A gift.

My darling came home from a conference in Seattle today, and he brought with him a gift for me: I´ve been following Design Sponge for years, loving all the DIY´s, the design inspiration and the Biz Ladies posts. So imagine my excitement when I unwrapped this gift! Last week I used a tutorial from the…

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Inspiration board

Just a quick post today, testing the WordPress App and showing you my new inpiration board. I made this last night, using stuff from my stash. There is not much up there yet; a pic of Kate, a pair of cat eye frames, they are unfortunately too small for me, but they still are mighty…

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Hello, my name is Ceylon.

Ceylon

So, I took some time yesterday and finished Ceylon. It was so much fun sewing this! I love how everything just came together with this one, the instructions were easy to follow, and even though there are quite a bit of parts and pieces and details with this, I never felt lost thanks to the great instructions.…

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Buttons

I´ve been somewhat preoccupied with buttons these last couple of week, and this activity didn’t diminish when I searched through my mothers button collection while visiting. These blue buttons are in competition with each other. I cant deside which one of them I want to use for a summer blouse in the SESA… These white made me nostalgic, because…

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Summer Essentials Sew-Along: Clam Diggers & Co.

There´s been a change of plans, or really, there´s been an addition to the SESA. As I started looking for a great pattern for the jacket, the thought of a coordinated suit occurred to me. Now, this is something I have never owned. A suit seems very adult to me, but I will turn thirty next year,…

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Summer Essentials Sew-Along: Pool pretty

Sooo, I´m thinking about making a one-piece. Not only sew it, but construct it from the instructions from patternschool.  I want to make this groovy looking halterneck suit, AND I found the most perfect fabric at Beyond Retro in Stockholm. I only hope that the fabric I found is big enough for the pattern. Rye and…

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My new relationship.

Knitted dress Garnstudio

Woohoo! I´ve finished my knitted/crocheted dress! Last autumn I started a new relationship. We were wise and took things quite slow during the first couple of months, but as spring came around, we became more serious, and I can now make it official; we are going steady, knitting and I. For a long time I was…

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