I'm all out of canvases which is why I'm using this wrapping paper and have pulled out all my paper scraps. I think it will work nicely framed. A black frame perhaps. Speaking of frames. I'm thinking black will work the best for this cool print below by the awesome Lisa Congdon.
I'm always working on multiple projects: Sewing, knitting, painting, re-decorating etc.
A hoooooge re-dec project is on its way, as we need to make our apartment more functional. It might not end up very....hmmm...conventional but will definitely meet our needs. More on that later.
A little while ago Kathrine kindly offered me this book - 'Super Mom' - after leaving a wonderful comment on my blog. She included the sweetest little bird brooch from her etsy shop, where she also sells fab shoulder warmers like this one!
I just received this wonderful surprise package from my sweet friend Domi, whose art I've blogged about before. She had said to me, that she wanted to send me the new issue of MILK magazine, with the special edition on kids rooms and oh I've been exited about getting my hands on this one!
She included the sweetest little notebooks for the 3 of us.....
....some lovely chocolate with awesome animals, a super vintage looking package of "bonbons" and....
....this amazing rubber vase to slide on top of any type of bottle, glass or even jars! This was the best housewarming gift. Ever.
I recently bought some new paint. See I've been using the kids poster paint and it is not good! The paintings I already made looks awful now...bah! I also got some new canvases and took a look at my Great Grandpas old paint box - isn't it marvelous? A lot of my ancestors have painted at some point in their lives and my Grandpas brother was living as an artist - I like that, I'm very intrigued, but I don't really need a new hobby, now do I?
(The "owl-Christmas-tree" print is made by Elisabeth - I SO, so love it! I will buy a black Ribba frame for it in IKEA and hang it on my wall - can hardly wait!)
My end of the French superswap! has arrived and we were all super exited! The fabulous Stéphanie at sicotin sent us a box of goodies, containing loads of Mommy´s superhero - Superman - goods: A Superman "Strikkelise", Superman tea and a superhero book. She made a Superman softie for my son and a lovely pillow with a rainbow, for my daughter, who just recently discovered rainbows and are really exited about them. She also made a Digimon painting for my son, which he keeps carrying around, trying it out on all the walls, to find a good spot for it!
We are very grateful. Thank you so much Stéphanie, for making this such a great swap!
Check out the cute mushrooms and dog she made....ooh la lah....
And finally my package arrived at Manouche's! I loved making this for her and I'm really glad they all liked what I sent!
The fabulous and super talented Dawn sent me this huge box of goodies. It contained Aeble (apple in Danish) - the Rhino - as a birthday present for my son, who turned 7 yesterday. The tags had wonderful stories of Aeble and Blomst (flower in Danish) - the Jack Rabbit. Blomst was for me, but it turned out that my daughter snatched it from me! Who can blame her? I have been longing for Dawns Love=Creatures "forever" and was so, so pleased when we decided to do a swap.
Of course we had to include mags, being mag lovers the both of us. She also included some wonderful books for the kids.
And a set of glittery flower tattoos and diamond rings! WOW! The joy!
Her Mom made this bag and it is so me. I can't wait to use it with my boots in the Fall.....
Check out my end of the bargain here! And I just have to second everything she says about Blog friends!!! So, so true.
On an entirely different note:
I have been offline for the last week. Something happened to the computer and it went pitch black! It might have something to do with a "few drops of coffee" in the keyboard - a-hem - and my Husband being in Sweden for a 10 day work trip.
Anyway, I will be trying to get back on emails for the next couple of days, just to let you know I didn't forget anyone ;o)
I got this fabulous necklace in a swap with Diana from Georgia. I saw it in her etsy shop and now I wear it ALL the time. I just LOVE it! In return I sent her this dog.
I've had a few magazine swaps with Californian Heidi from peekKEEP - peekKEEP is a wonderful on-line shop selling mainly Scandinavian design. DO check it out!
Rebecca from the U.K."claimed a prize" for being the first to guess, that my husband went to Greenland to work, earlier this year. I just HAD to send her something for being so fresh - so I sent her this cat along with some bits of fabric and buttons.
When Elisa from Italy announced she was having a baby girl, I immediately made her this giraffe. As a surprise she sent me/my daughter the gorgeous blouse below. Now I really appreciate the beautiful big bellied Elisa's handiwork - so fab - and the fact that she took the time to make it for me.
Sorry about the overload of cuteness ;o)
Karine from France asked me to join the French superswap! and I happily joined....now my only problem is that I (still) don't speak French! Karine is very kind to translate all the questionnaires etc. but I was thinking that, maybe I should just stop mingling with the French? Except that I really want to. They seem so cool....
A HUGE thank you to my friends all over the world, for being so wonderful!