Thursday, January 31, 2008

Mini craft project

Still in bed. Mini-crafted a crocheted bracelet for my wrist watch. Six mini granny squares, held together with sterling silver rings. Not very practical... but maybe cute.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Monday, January 28, 2008

The winner is Allison!

For it to be fair and (granny)square I used and the winner is Allison.
Thank you all for participating !
It was fun, must do it again sometime :-)

Friday, January 25, 2008

Granny square rug Give away - last days to post

While I'm at the Gallery working with other things than crafting over the weekend, I would love if you entered my Give Away.
Just comment at the post about it before Sunday 00:00 o'clock the night to Monday (the 28th)this weekend. (Stockholm time).

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Back to work (only 3 days)

I work part time at a big Gallery in town. Thursday & the weekend I am going back for a 'guest appearance' (I'm on maternity leave now) to work at the yearly BIG Spring exhibition. We are expecting over 1000 visitors. I've been working with this for some years now - people can drive you crazy :)
If you are interested in the comic format - this is my comic-website where some of my comics are posted.

Click the image to enlarge it for a better overview

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Scary wallpaper-crochet

Update on crocheted wallpaper project:
OH NOOO! This is getting really scary! The colors just don't translate well from the wall to cotton yarn. It looked so good when the yarn wasn't crocheted - but now it's hideous.
(it's even worse in this blue-tint Swedish winter non-proper-daylight image)

These wool yarns looks much better! Going with this yarn/color-sample to the local yarn store tomorrow and see if they have something in cotton in these colors.
I give this project one more chance - if it failes - it's "in-the-cupboard-under-some-other-scaryprojectstuff" and forget about it.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Hello Craft Lovers!

Couldn't resist to make some custom pacifiers at (languages at that site: Swedish, English, German & Danish).

Took approximately 50 photos, but all of them were out of focus because she tried to grab the camera all the time.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

In the Crochet twilight-zone

- Sorry, your card was declined...
- Ok, take this and crochet me a beer please.
- There you go...
- Thanks, cheers mate!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Second owl - is this a start on a collection?

Today this little guy came to our home with the post . He is a Christmas gift from my work associates over at Swedish Marketing Federation.

Is this a sign that I shall start a collection?

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Who wants to explore the universe of LOOM-flowers with me?

I have seen this flowers, made with something called a loom-plate, in several craft books from the 70's. It looks fantastic an I want to try it out. I'm wondering if enyone else want to discover the loom-flower-technique with me? If you want to join in or if you already are working with this technique, I would love to hear from you. Drop me an email or comment here and we can start exploring this together.
I would love to get some tips on where to find out more about these flowers.
Image source: Virka nr 12, Model by: Carin Rehn, ISBN 91-552-0938-6 SEMIC förlags AB (Swedish crochet magazine form the 70's)

Couldn't find any loom-plates that had movable pegs so I'm going to start experimenting with this knitting-loom. I will post my trial & errors here in my blog. I'm very curious about yours too. :-)

Monday, January 14, 2008

I'm in Podcast heaven

Got the iPod Touch for Christmas from my super kind mom. I'm a gadget geek and just love to read the manual of stuff like this. It has everything; surfing through Wlan, lots of GigaBites for video, movies, music and PODCASTS! I'm a fan of Sister Diane over at CraftyPod and usually I listen to her interviews while working on the computer. Now I'm a subscriber and I filled the iPod with all the episodes I've missed. Wonderful world of crafty goodness! (as Diane puts it). My morning walk was all to short today - I long for tomorrow morning so I can listen to an episode about 60's & 70's crafting. This walking and listening to PodCasts about craft is going to do wonders for my cardio :-)

Due to the big screen on the iTouch I got concerned that it would get scratchy in my bag among all the things I carry around with me. I crocheted a Brigitte Bardot-checked pink/white cover for it. Added a tiny bow. The iPod is staying in its home with a little band and a kittybutton on the back.
Now, I'm surfing over to Granny-along! Bye bye.

Sunday, January 13, 2008

To cramped in pen case - must make a new one

Couldn't close the pen case today - made a new larger one out of an old dress. Love this fabric.

For lining I used oil-cloth which is very good with ink pens and stuff that leaks occasionally.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Bicycle helmet with Bling

Was playing around with tutorials for Photoshop. I go to Good-Tutorials sometimes just for fun and found this Bling-what-you-want-tutorial. Decided to try it on my bicycle helmet.

Sunday, January 6, 2008

My first Give Away!

First: Thank you
During the night I had my 3000nd visitor! It's amazing THREE THOUSAND visitors, it blows my mind! I'm so happy for all of you that has visited me and all of you that has listed me in your blogrolls. Nice people posted my stuff on Makezine & Craftzine (great webMagz check them out) My flowers on a stem was in Dagens Nyheter (Sweden's largest morning paper) and my lovely brother did a shout out on his super funny blog (Swedish blog). Thank you all! I love that you helped me to make this connection with all you fellow crafters out there.

Then: Story
Went on vacation without a craft project - forgot my craft-bag - so I found this yummy thick paper gift-wrap string and a nr7(millimeter) crochet hook at the supermarket in Borlänge City. Vibrant colors. Love texture, so I crocheted standard granny squares and they have a great bulky feel. They turned out big, each is 22x22cm (approx 9x9 inch) with 4 rows. Put six together to make a carpet 68x45cm (27x18inch).
My first Give Away!
I will ship this carpet to you anywhere in the world. Just make a comment on this post before 00:00 (Stockholm time) the night to Monday 28th of January (I give it a little time because I'm not sure someone really wants it :-) If it's more than one person posting, I use "" to draw lots. You don't have to formulate anything if you don't want to - just post somewhere I can get a hold of you.

Don't worry I won't send you my worn floral folklore clogs :-) It's just for the image. If you are interested in folklore as The Dalahorse and clogs like this - check this site out.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

A project for a nightowl - crocheted credit cards

Do you take Visa?
(don't we all need some crocheted credit now after all the Christmas shopping? )
This is one of those moments when you suddenly take a step back and look at yourself crocheting a Master Card in super thin sewing thread two o'clock in the morning. What on earth am I doing?
But you probably also now the feeling of getting an idea and you just have to try it right away. This project is up there with the crocheted wallpaper project in November :-)

Happy new year everyone! I've been on a vacation up north in Sweden to the beautiful Dalarna . If you like Swedish folklore - this is the province to check out.