January 2012

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FROSTY COLOR PALETTE

We have had some intensely beautiful frosty mornings this week here on Fyn, Denmark. Up until now the winter has been pretty mild, but the last couple of days it has become more chilly and frosty. The mornings are especially gorgeous and the light creates a fairy-tale like landscape. When nature brings you sights like this, it almost hurts the heart and it can be hard to contain it all, but it's a really good source of inspiration.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I always just feel like hugging everything, when nature overwhelms me like this....wanting to keep it all close to me. The hugging would be a bit problematic and also look quite stupid :), so I take pictures instead. I's my way of containing it and keeping it close.
 
Have a beautiful day!
 
/Annika & Sussi

GREEN DRINK

Hi, hope you are all doing just wonderful. 
I sometimes find it difficult to eat enough fruit and vegetables to get me the vitamins I need, especially during the wintertime.
 
 
So I remembered, that I some time ago saw a recipe, where spinach were used in a drink.
 
 
As I almost always have fresh spinach at home, I went straight to my fridge, hoping to be inspired and find something to mix it with.
 
 
I opened the fridge and the lemon and ginger just called out at me:
USE ME, USE ME.....:-)
 
 
So I grabbed 'em and came up with this wonderful drink:
 
1 handful of spinach (frozen will do as well)
Juice from 1/2 lemon
A small piece of ginger
About 1,5 dl of water 
 
Run it all through a blender.
 
 
BON APPETITE
 
/Sussi & Annika

2012 COLORS & TRENDS

 
Hello all, hope you have a wonderful weekend. Just popping in to show you a few pics from the fair we went to this weekend.
There's so much beautiful stuff out there and the trend is quite wide, so we have chosen to show you some of our favorites. You'll find a lot earthy tones, rough materials like wood, metal and burlap. Knit is also a huge thing at the moment and preferably multicolored. Of course the "junk" trend is still very much in style and it is mixed with gorgeous patterns and colors and we like it. 
 
Have a great Evening
/Annika & Sussi
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

INSPIRATION TO STAY CREATIVE

Being creative is what we love. Sometimes it's the easiest job in the world, when ideas keep coming like running water. But it'll happen that you run dry, or it can be hard to get the ideas together, form and create anything. 
 
 
In general it can be hard always to stay creative, both when making things or crafting, but also in daily life. This is something that requires you to feel inspired. I believe it's the single most important thing to anything and everything you do in life. You have to feel inspired to be creative. 
 
 
So where do you get inspiration? I don't think there's a single solution to this, it's very much about what triggers your emotions, but it can also be very personal. It might be the smiles on your kids faces, nature, old ribbons and materials, your home....really it can be anything. 
 
 
Like me feeling inspired to write this post, when I read a draft, for an "about" page to a website, my partner had written. It really inspired me, when I read his words on how he sees our partnership and visions for this company him and I are starting. And it made me want to create something.
 
 
This weekend Sussi and I are going to Formland, a home accessory fair, to be inspired by the coming trends of 2012. It's going to be exciting and it's always fun to discover new things for the home and hopefully to be inspired to create some snazzy, fun projects we can post here on the blog for you guys
 
May you all have a great weekend! /Annika & Sussi

NEW SHADE OF LIGHT

For a long time I have been looking for a new lamp for our bedroom, and I wanted to find something that I could give a touch of my own. (Almost never buy something bright new).
 
 
And then one day, it was right there in front of me, in a charity shop, looking all brown and sad, just begging to get a makeover. So I bought the poor thing, payed like nothing (3EUR) - just love a good bargain:-)
 
 
Back home I went through my fabric and ribbons, came up with this combination and started to create a new life for this lamp. A life that he'd probably never would have imagined. :-)
 
 
It only took me a couple of hours to finish this project "new shade of light" and I´m very happy about the result.
 
 
Have a wonderful Thursday.
 
/Sussi & Annika
 
 
Linking up to these parties:
 

CROCHET BABY "CONVERSE"

When I stumbled upon this pattern of a pair of baby "Converse", I just had to try it out, and I made them as a Christmas-gift for a baby in our family. 
 
 
And I think they are just adorable:-)
 
 
The teddy-bear on the first picture is actually my (Sussi´s) first teddybear. I got it from my Dad, when I was a newborn, and still in the hospital with my Mom. And thanks to our Mom I still have it. She was an amazing woman in many ways. Among other things, she saved some of our stuff & babyclothes from our early childhood. And I just love to keep memories like this teddybear.
 
Have an amazing day.
 
/Sussi & Annika
 
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RECYCLING CHRISTMAS-DECOR

After december, when all the Christmas-decor are tucked away waiting for next Christmas to arrive, it can sometimes feel empty in the house and you need something fresh to look at.
 
 
As I love to use a lot of natural materials, also in december, I will end up with a lot of materials that are still useable after taking apart my Christmas-decorations.
 
 
Having materials like moss and little greens in front of me, I came up with this idea for two new decorations for my kitchen-window. The combination of moss, sempervivum and the green color gives me a feeling of growth, spring and brighter days to come. 
 
Have a fantastic Tuesday.
 
/Sussi & Annika
 

MY LITTLE "HELPER"

Hi, hope you have had a wonderful weekend.
I(Sussi) have been cleaning up my workspace all weekend, reorganising and getting rid of lots of stuff. To be honest, not a lot, because I'm terrible at throwing out stuff....what if I need exactly that piece for my next project? But I don't think(hope) I´m the only one ;-)
 
 
In return I really need everything to be organised, to be able to feel inspired and to be creative. What's also important to me, is having propper tools and equipment to create a good work flow. And I don´t mind it being eyecandy at the same time, like this gorgeous little pincushion I found at a flea-market some months ago. 
 
 
Can anyone blame me for falling in love at first sight ;-)
Have a wonderful and creative week.
 
/Sussi & Annika
 

NEW YEAR & WHITE TULIPS

Hello everyone and welcome back. I hope you had a good start to 2012 and that this year will bring you good spirit and inspire you to feel creative in your everyday life. We'll strive to continue to keep this a small world of everyday inspiration and creative projects. Soon we'll be moving our blog to another address, we are working on this at the moment, but we'll let you know more in a couple of days. Until then we'll keep posting here on this site.
 
 Good to see you back here, and thank you so much for all your lovely greetings. 
 
/Sussi & Annika