Sunday, May 27, 2007

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E. has been painting in the morning.
"Your hands are very dirty, E." -
"Yes, but it's a very nice colour combination."
There's no reply to that, is there?

Friday, May 25, 2007

:: new craft books! ::

Of course, it's Lyn's fault that I had to order more books from Yesasia!

Actually, to be honest, I've wanted to make those little booties shown in Lyn's post for some time now and actually meant to get another book but then Lyn posted many enticing pictures of this book, so of course I had to order it - and it's brilliant! I don't understand all of the instructions but most of them are quite clear, I'd say.

Of course, I can't just order one craft book, can I? So I also ordered a book with children's clothes and a zakka book. All of them are really great, I am very pleased!

:: knitted bag ::

I knitted this bag on commission for someone in Vienna. She had been looking for a long time for someone to make this bag for her.

It's a clutch. It was knitted using very thick wool and I made a matching lining. The last rows of stitches were transfered to wooden spars. I think it turned out very nicely. I hope she likes it.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

fresh from the oven

If you could smell this! I made Swedish kanelbulle (cinnamon buns) and the whole flat smells of cinnamon, one of my favourite spices!

I already baked tons of cake this week because it was the twins' birthday on Saturday - we took cakes to their school and to their day care not to mention the cake we consumed at home!

Just now I also made some buns with crumbs on top because I still had some crumbs left over from another cake I made on Tuesday... It's the first time I made these, they are very fluffy and delicious. I think they would be even better with some custard filling!

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

for the shop

I made two things for the shop:

A pair of white linen pants for a toddler (size 86) with one back pocket - very simple - sometimes one really is fed up with all the cutesy and colourful clothes.

And a tote bag from a beautiful Japanese craft book available here . I used printed linen and checked bias binding.