Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This is Herbert, he lives here now.
It looks like his favourite place is in the curtains,
he still seems a bit ill at ease though.
Probably a bit lonely now without his big warm family.
Curious to learn more about Herbert and his relatives.
To be continued.....

Friday, February 19, 2010

Today I finished a small box with a variation on the traditional women’s dress for festivities.
The roses are not the ones that normally are used for the rose hat (only worn by unmarried women)
Last summer I had a coffee-talk together with six older ladies from Dalarna. There was discussed about my boxes and whether or not it was important to correctly follow how the different parts of the traditional clothing should be used. The ladies didn’t grant me much freedom, the common conclusion was that it had to be followed correctly.
This I normally always do, however only this once there is another rose pattern that actually belongs to the scarf of the dress for everyday life.
You can find it in the fiasask webshop.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Got this ribbon as a marriage gift long ago. It is hand-woven by Stina, a sweet lady from our second home village Siljansnäs, Dalarna, Sweden.
I guess Stina is around 80 by now and still she is weaving, and at every visit there are 7 different new baked cookies for with the coffee.
The woollen blanket in the background is from the collection by Mia from Lyckaform, who also works with traditional patterns in new designs.
*Fia Veerle

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Would like to introduce you to this collector,
or How to make a particulary creative lovenest.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Found back this lovely first readers book.
We once got it with us from the grandfather in Sweden.
First lesson Swedish.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

" Mirror Mirror On The Wall "

Small lids from broken teapots and coffee cans in a new function.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

For quite a while I’ve been keeping a scrapbook with all kinds of lamp shapes.
This lamp above was one of them, and is one of my favourites.
Had no idea how I got this photo, but today I found it's origin back:the owner is this house on Sandra Juto's blog.

Study book: the history of how the traditional clothing in Leksand, Sweden, has developed over the years, from 1750 until 1950.
The beautiful illustrations in this book are made by David Tägtström.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

My favourite winter drink is a hot cup unsweetened applejuice with ginger, found this...

Via Fine little day,this lovely blog made by Joel. I really enjoy the simplicity, like this and this for example.