Tuesday, June 30, 2009
credits carina cardners calender cards, erica hernandez so happy together kit and erica hernandez isabella extras.
crocheting by the pool
action in the pool
the day continued with a lovely thunderstorm that cleared the air abit and did the watering for me tonight :) another lovely summers day.
Monday, June 29, 2009
...i am so embracing my summer vacation right now. the weather has been 25 degrees and up for the last week or so and as it seems it will continue :) we have had some lazy days in the back garden and some lovely magic long summer nights. i wish i could bottle it all up so that i don´t ever loose the feeling...
i did however took a day last week to stay in and clean the house and scrap a bit at the same time :)
my daughter sang a solo at her end of the school year ceremony and i had to record it offcourse :)
i started making a few "30 lists" again this past week. here are my 30 things i love about summer...
and i am still working on a layout too...to be continued :)
Friday, June 26, 2009
• my coffee tastes so good this morning!
• i am always touched by a big artists death, no less today since i heard the news about michael jackson.
• it seems to be a wonderful day today!
• i am so happy that i stayed inside for a few hours yesterday to clean the house!
• i am looking forward to the huge yard sale i am going to tomorrow!
• we are planning my daughters 10th birthday party, i suggested a girls night, to what my daughter replied ALL girls??? mom, it is more fun if the boys are there too! :)
• my peonies are so beautiful right now!
• i´d really would like a brown pair of crocs...
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
i am currently listening to Joanne Harris book the lollipop shoes and she describes montmartre in suh an amazing way that i just long to be there.
montmartre is a part of paris and were a village back in the days. it is on a 130 meter hill. its most famous building is the sacré coeur
but i am more intriged by the narrow streets...
photo from here
i would love to have dinner here...
photo from here
i would stop by rue de saules and visit the Galerie Butte
photo from here
i might even put a shirt on and sit here for awhile
my breakfast spot!
shop for fruit here
photo from here
well this is a must :)
i would most probably sit down for one of these :)
photo from here
most of all i would love to feel the feeling of creativity and magic i just know is there!
go here and just watch...
and i am just certain that amelie would be my bff :)
i have spend yet another day in the garden, sun and loveliness! i took this photo to show my essentials :)
♥ moleskine notebook for emergency brilliant ideas :)
♥ scrap yarn
♥ a new crochet project
also i almost always have something in my ears, like a audio book or the radio :)
tomorrow my poor skin has a day off from tanning as we are making our way into the city for some shopping and errands. i will be back with a more interesting post very soon!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
a prefect outdoor project if you ask me :)
yesterday the scrapfest continued too...
the story: "a photo i never took" we were out by this lovely lake just when the sun was setting and it was extraordinary beautiful...didn´t have my camera but i picked a water lily that i took a photo of when i got home.
the goods: not many goods really :)
super simple just to remember when and where...
i feel maybe an album idea is coming on...i have all these shots of flowers...i looked up the latin name for liliacs and just did a little own journaling...we´ll see how it all progress...
and you? what did you do today?
Friday, June 19, 2009
the story:my twin neices are in such a lovely age (1.5) now and they love to jump on that trampoline :)
the goods: the background paper is from a amy butler paper pack, i used masking tape to attach the photos, the tag is from my minds eye and the jun tag is from a digital kit that i bought on 2peas. the swirl is from a mini album kit from craft lover. the orange journaling tag is from a free pdf download from the container store!
the story:simple really all i had to do was to get all these 4 in the same photo...
the goods: the dotted paper is from a kit i bought a while ago and still can´t remember who made :) the sticker letters are from basic grey
ok, back to scrapping!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
so far on this mini vacation i have:
eaten way to much of everything!
petted lots of dogs...and a cat too!
rolled my eyes
learned more about swedish history
reading my bloglines
eaten some more
swimmed in a lake
trying to get a groups shot with one 9 year old, one 3 year old and two 1 year olds
gone one a ferry ride
been to IKEA
and lots more i am sure :)
i can´t wait to get home tomorrow. don´t get me wrong, i love a good vacation but home is always home :)
Saturday, June 13, 2009
i have had a lovely day this first day of summer vacation:
♥ hugged lots
♥ laughed with my neices and nephew
♥ i took a nap :)
♥ had icecream
♥i took a hot bath
♥ bugged my daugter (she is in an annoying fase :=))
♥ bought awesome new crocs ♥
♥ learned how to use spotify :)
♥ did not take one photo :( i´ll be better tomorrow :)
♥ now i am roaming the internet and just relaxing
how is that for day one of vacation :)
Friday, June 12, 2009
ah, summer vacation has begun! we are leaving to celebrate my grandmothers 80th birthday in Gothenburg tonight and will be gone until thursday. i think i might be able to check in once in a while, but otherwise i´ll be back next week!
have a lovely weekend!
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Sunday, June 07, 2009
Friday, June 05, 2009
well as my facebook update said earlier today; my livingroom looks like a workroom on project runway! the daughter is still sick and we were both bored, so we took out the sewing machine and all our scrap fabric and we have been creating ever since.
my daughter sewed a collection of clothes for her maisie mouse including a swim suite :)
those of you that know me know that i am not very good at sewing. my sewing adventures often include alot of luck and erhm one or two bad words...
i started out making a sun dress for my daughter. this was the first time i was trying out stretch bands. so this is a super duper simple no sleeves dress but she likes it :)
then something took over and i dug out the purple linnen that i had. and i totally and with no pattern at all made this dress for her!
i have finished the straps and altered here and there after this photo.
it is not at all well done but i am so damn proud of myself! now i am off to email mom :)