Exciting Time Off: I’ll Be Back In October At The Very Latest

Hello hello!

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I’m going to Africa in a week! WOW!!! I just found out! It’s an internship I thought I had no change of getting, so it’s a bit sudden to say the least. But I got it, and I’m going! It’s an amazing opportunity!

So, this week’s going to be hectic since, well, moving to another country for two months takes some smuferation.

It’s a summer of luck, this summer! There are just so many amazing things happening that it feels like my metaphoric pot is bubbling over! I’m going to try to finish out the remaining posts for the REPROCAT collaboration project, before I leave, but all i can promise is that I’ll try my best.

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And for the next two months I expect my posts to be sporadic at best… since I don’t know how my internet situation will be… omg! I don’t even how where i’m going to live! I hope it’s somewhere like this [i wish!]:

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But for the moment take care guys! And don’t forget check back with me in October, cuz, you know that’s when

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 bäst. 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!]

Super Sweet Blogger Award!

All righty!

I am humbled and flattered that you guys come over and bear with my shoddy spelling! And a special thanks to sewinggoddess for nominating me! 🙂

SO HERE ARE THE RULES:

Copy & Paste This Whole Post and Replace All Your Information — who awarded you, for example.

1. Thank the Super Sweet Blogger that nominated you.

2. Answer 5 Super Sweet questions.

3. Include the Super Sweet Blogging Award in your blog post.

4. Nominate a baker’s dozen (13) other deserving bloggers.

5. Notify your Super Sweet nominees on their blog.

 

THE 5 SUPER SWEET QUESTIONS: 

1 – Cookies or Cake? “Both! Although maybe I like cake a little bit more than cookies….”

2 – Chocolate or Vanilla? “Chocolate!”

3 – Favourite Sweet Treat? “My homemade tiramisu cake.”

4 – When Do You Crave Sweet Things The Most? “After dinner. I always have dessert. ^^”

5 – Sweet Nick Name? “Sweetie: it’s was my darling calls me!”

 

MY NOMINEES (lot’s of my favorite bloggyblogs have already been nominated, so here are a few that don’t have a cupcake yet):

Obssessed

Elin Zaulich

SUZIE81’S BLOG

Sy kläder

Rino

Vintage Vandalism

A Dress A Day

Local Fashion

Adventures in Dressmaking

if it’s hip, it’s here.

Sewaholic

Art NuVogue

My happy sewing place

Cowslip, almond blossom, cat foot and blue violets.

midsommarkrans

source: Mot Mina Drömmars Mål…

Here’s a fun tradition we have: On midsummer’s eve you can find out who you will marry! You start off in the morning, where you go an pick seven different kinds of flowers and make them into a flower crown and wear it all day. Later on when you’ve going to sleep, you put the crown under your pillow, and it’s said that you’ll dream of your future husband! ^^

Ministry of Silly Walkers

I cannot buy any more shoes, I have like 30 pairs and I decided that I’m not allowed to buy any new ones until I get rid of an existing pair… so I was browsing through my shoe list to see if there is a pair that I’m willing to get rid of in order to make way for a new pair. Fruitless as that endeavor was, (Darling likes to say that I’m in a relationship with my shoes! and well, whenever I do get rid of a pair, it is kind of like a break up… much easier to not buy new shoes) I thought it would be fun to show you all a shoes that always makes me smile! I bought it at a second hand shop years ago because it reminds me of shoes  i used to have when i was like 8-11 years old! Do you know what type of shoes I’m talking about?

Anyway, I call these Clown Shoes!

Clownish tartan shoes!

Clownish tartan shoes!

Cheeky little cups by FIFTYEIGHT Products

cheeky little ones

I’m in love!!!! I really have to restrain myself from acquiring these cute cups, my darling has to be the voice of reason here saying that what we need is not more tea cups bur glasses (out guests keep breaking them!). But I’m already daydreaming about eating breakfast with these. I found these through bluebox!

darling!

my favorite