For The Win!

Hello hello!

You may be wondering: what in the world happened to this site?!

Don’t click away just yet, I’ll explain. Remember that some days ago I talked about an exciting hobby collaboration with a friend?
Well, we’re making it happen! Now! Today! Yay! 🙂

REPROCAT is the tag that N. uses to mark her handmade projects, and since we’re going to be making things for reprocat, it seemed like a book idea to inclue it here! Isn’t it adorable?

Speaking of adorable:

We’re just two little cats, from VĂ€sterĂ„s! We live with the wrong type of human… he’s allergic and can’t be with us, so we ask for you to click to see a video that will steal your hearts! we will steal your hearts! *to be sung to the tune of “Two Little Girls from Little Rock”*




I’m Back in the Saddle… but wait!- Something’s afoot!

Yes, yes, indeed! An exciting opportunity has come up, so new things are ahappenin’ to this blog!

Funny how a bit of vacation can really switch things up, it is really the best catalyst of all things productive. While I was away holidaying, a friend and I got to talking about the blog, and handmade DIY stuff since we wanted to make a present for our totally awesome other friend that was kind enough whisk us away (hey, what do you give someone who already has everything?)! Anyway one thought lead to another and eventually we realized that we should join forces in creating something really cool –well, coolish, at least– which will affect the blog. I think it’ll be a positive thing for the blog since the changes will lead to me outputting more focused content, rather than randomly posting cute for funsies.

by Callista1981 through deviantART

So what the F am I talking about?

Bear with me: I started this blog because I love looking at cute, original, and preferably handcrafted things, but I’m no maker of things. I’m more of a looker and an ideaer… if I may put it that way. My friend on the other hand IS a maker of things– a very internet shy maker, but one nonetheless–, she is super craftsy but, until recently,has been in an inspiration slump. To be honest, she gets into these crafter’s blocks quite often, and like she said she loves seeing things come to life at her hands, but just can’t be bothered with all the hard work that goes into thinking up something great to do. [Do you see where I come in?? *wink wink*]

mural by the street artists Os Gemeos, photo by Jaime Rojo through the blog Brooklyn Street Art

So here’s the deal: we thought it would be fun collaborate, I come up with things and she makes them! And we’ll document the whole process of creating a DIY project from inspiration to the forming of an idea to designing it and finally turning it into the end product. And since my blog is so new and randomish, a little so called “rebranding” wouldn’t hurt…right?

So there will be some design changes as well as some small changes in the content and its presentation, but all this will happen gradually though, after all it is a free time hobby project so there is no reason to turn it into work! Does it sound exciting?

Away is Good but Home is Best

[literal translation from the original Swedish proverb: Borta bra men hemma bÀst. English variations on the same theme: East or West Home is Best and the ever so boring There is no place like home!]

Two weeks of holiday can take its toll on a person! -.~ It’s nice to be home especially when one was lucky enough to escape a week of shitty weather. Going abroad for vacation in the summer in Sweden is always a bit of a gamble since the summer is short as and almost completely rains away as “so famously” (not really) sung by Tomas Ledin. One might miss out on the one week of actual good weather! The safest bet is to go abroad in the winter, but ain’t nobody got time fo’ that!

[yes, we swedes love sing-along gatherings in the summer–rain or shine, we can’t afford to be picky– just like below. You can even have a go yourself!]