tisdag 29 januari 2013

having fun



I have been experimenting with printing,doodleing,stamping on fabric. Supposed to
come out as something, maybe bookcovers. Making my own books from covers to insides is my
latest desire. 

fredag 25 januari 2013

so much winter now




when cold like today, nature is so beautiful!

torsdag 24 januari 2013

fabric-cover

this is my first book-cover made of fabric scraps. 
I have not yet stiched the signatures
but the are ready to go in. I am so pleased with the result so far and it will be so pleasing 
to have the signatures in there so I can work on the pages.
I loved this part of the book-to-be. Feels lovely to handle.
I learned this from the fantastic Mary Ann Moss 

tisdag 22 januari 2013

remaking

buy a simple plain note-book and make it your own
so much more fun 

fredag 18 januari 2013

torsdag 17 januari 2013

Spring ahead of us




Though it´s very very cold outside, I´m taking a bit of spring inside.
 The mild colours of pink seems 
like a great contrast to the outside bright white and pale yellows.
 I just felt the desire of covering a match-box with spring colours. 
Makes me feel happy.

tisdag 15 januari 2013

måndag 14 januari 2013

really really cold

have to show you that we can see the sky again, a blue sky
but it´s freezing cold.

so cold that the dog needs shoes


lördag 12 januari 2013

paper paper paper



ordered some beautiful paper from
 www.djurabok.se 
Will use it in my bookprojects. Japanese, italian and 
swedish designed paper. All different patterns and
quality




fredag 11 januari 2013

beauty of winter





I cannot resist posting these pics. I love this restrained colour scheme

måndag 7 januari 2013

another binding

 todays practise
 recycled christmas-card as a front cover
 quite happy with the binding today. It is called Diamond X.
 Learned it from Mary Ann Moss,
in the class "Ticket to Venice"
not so perfect photo but it´s the back cover. Something I painted last year.
This is to practise the craft. Have not started to work on the pages yet.

söndag 6 januari 2013

Learning by doing


Finally I have come around my long waited for desire. To learn making my own books.
I am practising with different ways to stich and bind.
It´s a challenge to get all the papers you want to nicely tuck into the cover.
But I like to deal with new challenges. And to use whatever is around. 
Making mistakes one by one.
Starting a new one to make it right. Will end up with many many more or less unperfect ones
but they are getting better and better.

blues and pinks


I do love the blues before it gets dark. It´s a moment filled with melancoly and awareness-
for me. It´s like nature prepares for the dark night to come.
Days are very short these days and when the blue hour hits,you know time is soon up.
And you have to wait till the morning.

fredag 4 januari 2013

Good Morning

Suddenly the sky turns this colour and a few minutes it is over.
 One has to grab the moments and enjoy.

onsdag 2 januari 2013

still winter

 We have had changes in temperature lately.warm weather has caused the snow to melt
and so suddely, the cold is back.
 The melting process stopped.
 A detail from a Dala house.
 Tradiitional colours, red timber and blue windowsills
More melting snow/ice