Monday, January 31, 2011
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Saturday, January 29, 2011
This is where we sleep.
A's grandmother made the beautiful patchwork bedspread just before she died. It contains little pieces of fabric from all of her life. Such a fine memory.
My aunt made the little patchwork in violet for Frida Viola when she was born. The white parts are from one of my dad's old shirts. I like the idea that we sleep in memories.
Friday, January 28, 2011
Thursday, January 27, 2011
I love braids. In all sorts of fabric. There is something very delicate, fascinating and almost iconic about braids. My own hair isn't that long any more so I rarely wear braids myself. But I love looking at others'. These are three of them:
1. From a market in Pisac - Peruvian women have fantastic braids. I couldn't keep my eyes from them.
2. Beautiful braid necklace by Finnish designer Katri-Inkeri found at Napa via Elizabeth from Fine Little Day.
3. Handbraided scarf - I can't remember where I found the photo, sorry.
Veronik and Mieke from miekewillems also have beautiful braids, and so does Hanna from manteli.
This is me wearing braids at some friends' wedding some years ago.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
We had a wonderful weekend - hope that yours was just as fine.
I found this little family at a market in Peru some years ago.
The lady who sold it was very old and full of wrinkles. All her stuff was handmade of recycled fabrics.
I love the colours, the different wool fabrics, and the simplicity in the dolls.
Maybe I will post some photos from Peru later on.
Friday, January 21, 2011
I love second hand stores and thrift finds.
Top photo - in combination with litlle drawing.
Second photo - beautiful linen thread.
Third photo - I found four of these Arabia bowls yesterday in our local second hand shop. We had the same in mine childhood.
Bottom photo - pillows - left one made by my mother back in the 70ties, right one found at flea market in Sweden.