lørdag 29. august 2009

A passion for Japanese textiles

Kimono Textile Brooch.

Masako Shibata runs an Etsy shop called Shima Blue Design.
Her work shows her passion for the history, culture and beauty of Japanese textile crafts.
She makes her products from vintage Japanese textiles.
I'm absolutely in love with her work!

Kimono Hairband.
Momo Pouch.

fredag 28. august 2009

Big day!

It's a very special day to me. My son, Martin, is 18 years old today! He will be celebrating the day at school and at work. In the photo, you see him at work after an unfortunate episode with some oranges.

Messenger ,Orange canvas with Birds ,adjustable strap, Sineminugur.

Little Orange, Original Painting by The Nightjar.

Orange kitty iPhone cosy, Vintage Coquette.

tirsdag 25. august 2009

Count your blessings...

... I'm starting with my harvest!
Strawberries, peaches, salad, plums, lemon, tomatoes, (not harvest but Hydrangeas), grapes and apples. As a child, I always wished for some fruit trees in the garden...

fredag 21. august 2009

I want one!

This gorgeous laptop sleeve is handknitted by martice. And she has many more in her shop!
I want one!

I made this penguin tote today.To be found in my shop.
I'm working part time this year to focus more on my Etsy shop. And of course, I love it!
By the way. The penguin hasn't got any name, poor thing. Any suggestions?

tirsdag 18. august 2009

Lovely August finds!

Cheery Blocks Quilted Eye Pillow from Sarah Minshall. Great colors!

Great recycled childrens clothing from Janssen Designs. I love this t-shirt!
Happiness Hipster from Under The Root. Who doesn't want one?

lørdag 15. august 2009

More bibs

Eco friendly baby shower gifts in the shop now.
I wish everyone a pleasant weekend!

onsdag 12. august 2009

White Swan/pig flu?

Echinacea angustifolia, Coneflower in english and Solhatt (sunhat) in norwegian.
I think this one is called White Swan. They are usually pink but more and more varieties are made. I saw one who particularly stole my heart at the Hampton Court Flower Show two years ago. It was orange/terracotta. I guess we have it here in ten years time or so...
They are my greatest tip for your garden in august. They look so great in all stages of development.
I am sick with an ordinary flu or a pig flu. (?) They have given up testing people, so everyone with the right symptoms are adviced to stay at home for seven days. I feel quite sorry for myself, of course. Most of all because I had these four days before school starts again and had planned to work intensively in my study.

søndag 9. august 2009

Big shoppers / beach bags

I've made some extra large shoppers, or beachbags, if you like.
I really enjoyed using these vintage fabrics with powerful stripes! -And one with Doris the rabbit. Who seems to like peonies.
They are listed in my shop, STRAND redesign.

tirsdag 4. august 2009

Get ready for Woodstock

Get ready for the Woodstock movie with my new hippie-style lanyard!
It is made from a vintage fabric.
Great for keys, cell phone or whatever you would like to carry round your neck!

mandag 3. august 2009


Today I'm featured at Kristinas blog: Wash when dirty and at Mom Fuse.
Lucky me!
Thank you, Kristina!

And this is a bib I listed in my shop yesterday.