Friday, June 29, 2012

A Bag for ME! (for change)

 Oh Hooray and Happy Days!
We've been invited to a summer wedding of two incredibly wonderful people and it should be something to be happy about. But I must admit I stress over every possible celebration, be it mine or some body else's party. I can not understand people who throw weddings, it's such a hassle, but enjoy going to one as a guest, despite the stress. This time the stress concentrated on two spesific things: A) I can't fit into any of my dresses and cannot afford a new one and B) I have no bag for the wedding. Solutions to problem A= eat only cottage cheese, quark, meet and veg for a month and loose 7kg (15.4 lbs) and B= just make a bag!
I am happy to announce I did both and can now look forward to the wonderful event! And am very happy with the results :)

The bag turned out so pretty I might even use it in my own wedding if I ever have one. Which I seriously doubt...

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Deep In The Forest We Craft

This weekend was probably the best ever. Nothing major happened. I just had an amazingly relaxing time deep in the forest at my parents' summer place. Good, healthy food, a sauna by the lake, fresh air and tranquility created by the surrounding nature and lack of neighbours in sight. No electricity, nothing fancy. Just pure heaven.

In between relaxing and relaxing even more, I managed to finally paint the brooms my mam had asked me to paint about five years ago. Dad, always prepared like a boy scout, whipped out a power drill and made me a candle holder from a block of old grey wood I found. I'm a bit of an airhead myself, so I wouldn't dare burn any candles on a wooden base, so my mam, who is a serious hoarder (=hamstraaja, moi äiti!) promised she'd dig out four metallic candle cups from her stockpile, that woman has everything imaginable up her sleeve.


Dad at work

Back in town, the block fits perfectly in the decor on our back yard deck.
I had to sample the paint before making the brooms, so I made this little welcome sign out of scrap wood
A deadwood branch we found in the woods mounted on a piece of old wood, I'll paint this white and make it an ornament tree, more about this project later!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Coin Purses From Heaven!

Coin purses, coin purses! It must be raining coin purses!
There will be an abundance of coin purses soon on my Etsy shop as I'm stitching away like there's no tomorrow to get them done! These small projects have been hiding in the project closet for a few months as I have been pre-occupied with other stuff (like getting addicted to Sims), but now I'm determined to see them finished.

Here's the first two creations. Pink and yellow, it's like raspberry and mango sorbet!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Summer Sale!

To celebrate the summer of 2012 I'm offering a 12% off discount on all the items in my shop MuffinTopKnits on Etsy, click link to shop to read more.

Happy summer everyone :)