Friday, December 15, 2006
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Monday, December 11, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
The photos are taken in my own kitchen and were published in a Danish magazine last month. I noticed that the magazine had retouched my wall tiles away. Hmmm, something to think about...
Monday, December 04, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
This project is actually from last year. However, I still do these cones as I really love the combination of antique book paper and the sparkling spangles! The cones are made of rectangular sheets , which give them a peak where I can add a handle. I think that way of making a handle, makes them hang more beautiful on the tree than if I make the side-to-side handles.
Oh, and the wooden tool in the front? I found it on a flea market. I'm not sure what it is for. Some says it's a gardeners tool, others that it is a confectioner's tool to make cornets for whipped cream. Anyone knows? Anyhow, it's a very helpful tool for folding paper cones. Productivity increased by 400% when I found that one.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
Anyway, I had already made a few projects with them, so here are 3; a wreath, a badge and a candlestick. Tell me, is this completely strange for my - possible -non Danish readers??
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Monday, November 06, 2006
I guess Alicia’s cagelets inspired me when I wanted to decorate these lanterns.
I dotted them with white acrylic paint before adding a bit of ribbon, a bird, some toadstools (of course) and a twig of spruce. Right after the photo was taken, a smell of toasted/melted toadstools appeared. These candles where too big! Use small tea lights!!
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Christmas or not, I rarely waste a chance to ad glitter to my crafts. So here are some of natures innocent pine cones painted with white, pink and green before they are poured over with clear glitter. To make the look like little christmas trees, I secured a little star at the tip. They are placed in a baking tin along with tea lights and glass ornaments.
I just love toadstools. From a design point of view, I mean. Not to eat the real thing, of course. But I do love to eat marzipan. So I was quite curious to se if marzipan toadstools would work out as little decorative goodies. They where surprisingly easy to create and they didn't even stick together in the cellophane bag. I used half plain marzipan and half marzipan with red food colour. Shaped stem and hat with my fingers and simply pressed them together. White dots are added with white glazing. Bon appetit!
Friday, November 03, 2006
Finally Christmas time (well, almost...) so I can get myself started again! Because I do craft for magazines, where deadlines are 2½-8 months before publishing, my projects are always "out of date".
But now, it's the perfect time to show some of the projects, I've been working on earlier this year. Here is one: A ribbon filled stocking as a gift for a friend who loves sewing. The stocking is cut in translucent pink (back) and clear (front) vinyl and then sewn together on machine. Ribbons and hanger are sewn first to the front.
Friday, May 26, 2006
Friday, May 19, 2006
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
To be honest, I would love to share this phenomenon with you.
As you might see, even if we take away the biased mothers pride, it is quite unusual for a child to draw animals like this starting before his second birthday. Or what? Am I just a foolish mother?
Well, here they come. A whole lot! I have listed his age and his own pronounced title to the drawings. He will be 4 years later this month.
1 year+11 months: "Foals." (He always insisted that they were foals, not horses.)
2 years+ 1 months: The artist doing "Foals" on our house.
2 years + 2 months: "Donkey and zebra"
2 years+2 months: "Dangerous Foal."
2 years + 4 months: "Ruben on the Horse" (Himself)
2 years + 5 months: "Rearing horse with wings"
2 years + 5 months: "Snail" and "Dog with spots"
2 years + 10 months: "Whales"
2 years + 11 months: "Elephant spraying with dust"
3 years + 5 months: "Buffalo leaving the water. No! It walks"
3 years + 11 months: "Kangaroo with young one"
Sunday, April 30, 2006
I have got mail. It made me speechless for some days. I wish I could describe the whole experience in my own language. Because this is something special! But you will have to deal with my limited vocabulary in English.
Super inspiring Theresa proposed a love-of-glitter-and-paper swap and it was my very first. But what a swap! I send my package early and she got mine before sending hers. I'm glad I did so. Otherwise I would have felt so sheepish when I saw what I got in return.
There was beautifully wrapped packages containing a signed copy of her oh-so-lovely! Snowbear book, lots of her sweet artwork, both printed and one-off, a super nice selection of patterned paper, a calendar, real vintage die cut scraps and all kinds of christmas details for paperwork.
And there was a freaking cool christmas stocking package including every little christmas thing I could dream of; spangles, American X-mas stamps, two fine pipecleaner characters (did you do those, Theresa??), gold and silver leaves, ribbons & glitter trim (ouuuu!!), handmade tags and stickers, beads, a fantastic snowman garland and more!!
I am so absolutely fascinated by the fact that someone living 1000's of miles away and whom I have never met and only known since beginning of this year, can send me such a personalized and appreciated gift! Not even my family or close friends understand theese little nuances in my world of paper, glitter, vintage stuff and christmas crafts. Amazing!!
Thank you so much, Theresa! It was a great experience.