Friday, October 28, 2011


It's getting cold outside now :) And it is getting very visible in Nannas wardrobe. An impulsive walk at 11 in the evening isn't that warm anymore. So more layers of clothes are added, together with lot's of warm knitted acessories!

I have to admit, that at this time at night, I stay indoor!! Arrrr well, not the night where Nanna and I sat outside in the garden chairs, with cosy blankets and warm clothes, just to see a huge amount of shooting stars! ;)

But well, if she really wants to walk around with layers and a denim jacket.... I could as well use her fairly new parka coat.... It's may as well warm my butt!!! :)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Learning to make a ring

Today, and 3 more days, I will learn how to make my own silver jewelry. Or at least I am trying to take in as much info as possible ;)

Right now I am making a ring. First a 3 mm ring is made from scratch. Cutting the 3 mm wire, file it, hammer it in shape, solder it together and  grind it very fine. Then wind a fine silver wire around the thick one. This one will be shiny. Then I have soldered it together... and now I just have to wait for a whoooole week untill next time :) 

I am NOT good at waiting, while working on something new and exciting!

My thought is, that next time, I will solder a lot of smalle bobbles of silver on the ring.. especially on th thin wire...s o that it will be almost hidden... and maybe put on a small gem too. I am not sure... because new ideas pops up all the time and my mind changes... I want it all.. but that is not easy with only 4 times of teaching.

But YET another thing I could see myself do at home! SO for my family: This xmas I wish for a burner, half a kg silver, some art clay, some of this and that, some pincers and pliers and so on.... GOSH I can't wait for xmas!  (... hmmm or.... )

I guess that for now I am just looking forward to next thursday!

Friday, October 21, 2011

This is what happens

Look - This is what happens when shopping on an empty stomac! ;) So many temptations, when walking by the book section at Bilka!!

I looove cookbooks and find it very very hard not to buy them :) At least I have to look just a little bit....

Most of them will be used a lot. Others are mostly there to inspiration. But often I really just need people to eat my cakes and dinners :D

Thursday, October 20, 2011

New hair

Well a "please just take a quick snapshot of my hair" doesn't do anything good for my feeling of hating to be photographed. ;) But will, I promised an aftershot, so here it is.

I now have lot's of different lenghts in my hair, a little shorter, and asymetric bangs. The colors are new for me, I usually end up with a dark brown, with a shade of another brown or black in it.

But this time, I've got 5 different colors in it. A black underneath it all... you can see it on my shoulders. And then 4 colors: Orange, red and a shade of grey/light and a golden brown.

For the first time, in a looong time, I actually went home, with a good feeling and a: Okay, this can be good :)

I always get an idea for my hair, that never will be done, or I just end up with a boring version of it . But this time more colors were added. And something that actually looks like a haircut and not just staight bangs and straight in the back.

So maybe next time, I will add even more colors!

But for now, I am happy with the warm golden colors, for this grey winter :)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

The blue-green period

This blue-green wave is hitting me again.... ;) But we received some new blue and green colors at the shop... So I had to try.

The cute larve just went home with me...and already it's taken by my friend Louise. She asked me if I could make some cute stuff for the kids room... for the top shelves ofcourse.... So I had to try that too.

This little bird, I had to try too :) It turned out well, I think. It isn't that wierd in the stone... I just put it there loosely. I will fit it correctly later on. I have to drill some more holes in the stones. But they tend to split in two, almost each time!!

This little birdie, used to have a partner, but something happened in the oven and it looks like crap. They were supposed to stand on a stone in my garden.... But maybe next time :)

This little fellow you know by now ;) My little "sismofyt" :) Now in blue as well. I actually thought this should be mine, to stand besides the green one, that I already have. But now, as soon as he went home with me, someone snached him ;)

This small blue "bowl" I have made a few times. Very cute shape... it's light, thin, and with blue frits and clear dots along the one side :) Maybe for a few candles or some sweets.

This ashtray wasn't made by me. I rescued it from the scrap. My own home is smokefree... but maybe someone else could use it :) It's a pretty blue/black color, with parts that are clear.

So I actully do make glass these days :) I just forget to show you.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Pride !

Today I became a "substitue-aunt"!!! ;) My best friend gave birth to a beautiful daughter today. She is sooo cute and pretty :) And yep, I am so proud of them! Think about it.... isn't it a wonder that we as humans, can make such a miracle?

Calm now, I am not thinking about a baby again ;) But I am impressed and very proud on their behalf. And happy that I had the opportunity to follow her all the way through. And to be amongst the first ones to see her, only a few hours old :)

Back almost 18 years ago, when I gave birth to Nanna... I was put through general anaesthesia, right after I gave birth to her. SO I don't remember a lot from the first day... and I was too tired to really enjoy. But now I am just looking, enjoying, looking, smelling her tiny head, and just taking it all in :)  And I enjoy it sooo much! 

The proud new big sister, was so cute today. "Look, there's my new baby sister"; she pointed proud. And "Look, flowers for mum!", as she showed the flowers she brought for the new parents. She is in a funny age right now... telling so many funny stories.

As today, when she was told about her new baby sister and her new title as Big Sister! "But I can still fit my shoes?!, she said, very confused. Hahaha so funny.... I guess she thought she would wake up, as big as her bonus-bigsister ;) Strange world huh?

But what a great day.... getting up to sunshine a new little worldcitizen!

Thursday, October 6, 2011


On the 2nd of october, my grandma could have had her birthday. She is very missed and she have ment the world to me in my life. She was one of those very positive people, you never heard her complain about nothing, never said anything negative or leant back and said: I can't do that. Never!

Grandma was my number one! Grandma was the one who were ready, after I got home from school, with a nice talk, a hug, a bowl of fruitsoup with cream, a warm lovely smile, some positive words and enough patience to teach me how to knit... even though I was not very good at it!! ;) She just smiled and showed me again and again and again.

Grandma was also a woman with an amazing ability to grow plants. All over their home you would find beautiful flowers. If she was out on a trip, she couldn't help herself but to "borrow" a little sprout, just to bring it home and grow an amazing new plant.

Grandma and grandpa (Grandpa is still with us and he turns 96 on december 1st, and he is still driving his own car :) A person to be proud of), sometimes took us on a camping trip. That have brought me lots of memories. Once they picked up me and my brother and my two cousins, and drowe for a long while and stopped by a small forest. We went for a walk and had lots of fun. Grandpa made us some willow tree whistles and grandma brought lemonade and cake. We simply had a great day! And we were convinced that we have been far far away ;) Later on, years later, we found out that we had been only a few miles from town ;)

Grandma was there for us during christmas too... we were baking small christmas pepper biscuits and small cookies shaped as animals... and then we decorated them with colored icing. Not very pretty but deffinately funny!

So the other day, with my dear grandma in my thoughts, I bought the figure above. It's called "Rememer - Always I will remember" and is from the company  Willow Tree by Susan Lordi. I bought my first one, last year, while Nanna was in USA and have been in love with them for a long long time. They are so cute and really shows emotions in a beautiful way.

And very soon I will get another one... actually with grandma in my thought as well. A little girl holding a bouquet of forget-me-nots in her hands (you'll see it on their website, on the front page) Grandma loved those tiny flowers and had them on their terrace. And often you'll see a small bouqet of them, on her grave. A pretty tiny flower, wich always makes me think about my grandma :)

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Thaaat a boy!

Oskar, you're a good boy, catching the mice!!! :) But NO you'll not get it inside the house!!

Camomille is done

Finally I finished the Camomille sjawl and it is now dry too, so that I could photograph it. Now with the true color.

It is now so soft and cozy, after a wash. But it is huge for a scarf/shaw, for a small person like me ;)

But it's shape makes it great to wear... it does not fall of your shoulders.

Well I just managed to shoot this photo, before the rain came in for real :) And then I have to say that I do NOT have that pointy shoulders while stretching out my arms ;) The shawl dried up on my manequin... I should have thought about that!

I can now say for sure, that I really want to knit one more. In a grey or black color... that will be wearable for all of my clothes :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Camomille is done

The Camomille sjawl is done :) Wohooo victory!! It have been on it's way for a long long time. My knitting mojo have been gone and then suddently it went back to me! And then the edge was teasing me....I never forget to look for corrections again! ;)

The colors on the photos isn't right. It is way more green and not so pale as shown. But after drying, I will shoot some good photos of it.

And I am lucky that I didn't have a single bed, but a 3/4'er... Or there wouldn't be room for a big shawl to dry. I already had to put needles in it, on the side of the bed too. Maybe I should wish for a bigger bed... and a bigger house ;)

Then after finishing Camomille, I went looking for something new to knit. I found out that I had the "Skulderblad" kit in stock. I will never get it knitted, so I am selling it. Let me know if you're interrested :) 
The yarn is green, as on this link! 

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Ribe city

I just want to share a few photos, from our visit to Ribe too.  Ribe is a fantastic great city, with pretty small houses, old houses.... looking like a really old city. You almost expect to see horses with wagons, walking through the city.

But because of the art show and a market in the city, it was extra funny to visit. There were piles of straw, old wooden wagons and so on.... And fruits were sold directly from the back of old wooden great is that?! :)

The weather was so perfect, as I wrote yesterday. You could just walk around with your summer clothes on, and feeling so very warm. So we chose to sit by the small creek, in the hay, eating an icecream. 

Look, a huge icecream with softice and som sugar sweet stuff I don't know what is called in english. :) SOOO delicious! So after that, and a Chai latte on a local coffee shop, we went to look at the starling magic.

But first, before ice, we went to see the local church, an artshow and a marketplace.

Look what I found on the artshow ;) Isn't that great? That will be some very spoiled birds who will eat from that one!!

The idea is great... I wonder if I should do something similar with my mussel?

The surroundings were awesome. An old monastery was housing the art show, with everything from glass art, to cheramics and felt.

But after all the looking at art, church and drinking latte, we went to see the birds... Fantastic day!! :)

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Starling magic

A very sudden idea, and my neighbour and I went to Ribe. A city at the west coast of Denmark. For a long time, we both have thought about going there, to see starling magic. So off we went!

The car was ready and we drove from home.... First we went to Ribe city, to see som art displays. A lot of artists were showing their glass art, cheramic and different kinds of art.

So first a great day in Ribe, with art, church visit, fleamarket, walking in the city and relaxing at the small coffee  shops. And THEN to the coast, to see the birds. We drowe together with all the people who wanted to go there... and GOSH we were about 150 to 200 cars in one row, following each other throug the city!

And all the way along the place, where the birds were supposed to land, there was people standing, watching and waiting. All were we looking for the small batches of starlings coming in from all over... untill they, hopefully would do their magic on the sky.

Really, there was thousands of starlings there. And they arrived in huge flocks.... but the really pretty sights of huge flocks dancing, we wasn't lucky to see...  :( Too bad, as I reeeeally wanted to see it, and to photograph it. 

The weather we couldn't blame... it have been fantastic weather today!! We broke a record today, I just heard in the TV. It is the first time ever, that we have had a summerday with 26 degrees, in October!!

So it really was a great day to visit Ribe and to walk outside. Maybe I should go to the coast again tomorrow, to see if I am lucky to see the magic? I really wanna se those starlings dance!!

But well... if the starlings don't wanna dance, the moon sure would!! Et hang there, looking so nice, together with the most beautiful sundown ever.

And just after sundown, the fog was sneaking in on us...

It looked like gray water... as it lay there, shining... And there's reeeally dark out there, in the middle of nowhere, in the evening... just saying!!! I would not be happy out there, with no car or no light!!

But, none the less it was a great sight to see the sun setting... and some of the starlings dance a bit. Deffinately not the last time, that I will go there.

Our guide, Klaus Melbye, told great stories about the starlings and they way of living. And why they were doing their magic... and so much more. Most deffinately a man I would listen to again :)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Yummy, after a loong month without buying anything, like clothes or junk, I was very proud and wanted to spoil myself a bit. So I bought two cans of Chai :)

Wow, that is so nice!! The Orange Tiger Spice Chai, I knew from earlier. But the brown Power Chai, I did not know, so I had to try it. So two cans went home with me, from the teahouse "Thehuset Andersen", yesterday.

Often I have thought about making my own chai. But never really found a great recipe or found a recipe with ingredients I couldn't find :) Maybe because my brain tells me that Tiger Spice Chai, is REAL Chai ;)

Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Today, when I got out of bed, I was so ready for the glass workshop. But the phone rang and they told me that they closed the shop today.... darn !!

Well then I had to use my energy otherwise. So when the fog was hanging heavy and dense, I wondered where to go for a little photoshoot. But I couldn't figure out a great spot. So I ended up on the couch, watching TV ;)

But later on, when the sun was shining bright, I changed my mind.  IF I just went and picked up Nanna after school... I would be very close to the Marilundskoven (a big forest) .... Then we could go for a walk there :) Done deal... and off I went!

It's kind of funny to walk in a new forest. The motives wasn't  that easy to spot.... and since I was walking with Nanna, I didn't spent the same amount of time, just standing there and watching the sourroundings. :)

Especially the pretty mushrooms and leaves :) The forest itself wasn't taht fall'ish yet. But okay, then I just have an excuse to go there again soon!

But also at home, in our own garden, beautiful motives are hiding. At 6 in the morning, I swear, I saw frost on the fences outside... It was white and "meltet" if I places my fingers on it ;)

So later, when I went outside, and the sun was high on the sky... It showed a lot of tiny drops in the little spider webs in the garden....

Monday, September 26, 2011


It has been a quite strange day. I walked a new route today, a route I don't normally take. And I have to admit that it wasn't my route.... No good motives and not the right light.

Days like this just happen I guess... The light won't work, the route is wrong, no good motives... even though there probably was lots of motives out there. I am not good at semi sunshine ... give me some beautiful sunshine og maybe a dramatic sky with thunder clouds please :)

But at least I met the woolen sheep... she reminded me of my knitting project... the green shawl called Camomille... I could just go home and knit on it :)

So one of these days I will try again... they say great weather will come this week ;)

Sunday, September 25, 2011


For the first time, since moving here, I went for a walk in the forest! I don't really know why I haven't been out there for that amount of time, because I really love it very much. Maybe it's the distance between me and the forest now.

Well at least I did it today! And I really enjoyed the pretty colors. But honest, how often have you been able to walk barefoot in fall leaves?! The weather was awesome out there... temp. was high and the sun were shining. More of those days thanks!!

I think I have mentioned it before, but fall and spring are my favourite times of the year, especially when it comes to photography. I love the colors right now. The nature is showing allmost all colors I can think of :) So you'll have to take it all in, before everything turns into grey colors and colder weather.

And since the summer was pretty bad, I really enjoy this late hot temperatures. Winter will probably be long and cold enough for me. I love snow, and I am crossing my fingers for a lot of it. But the darkness isn't really my thing!!

But well, a lot of us feel that way, I guess. I am getting slow, tired and like a bear in it's wintersleep. It's okay I guess, as long as I get that much more done, when spring is here again.

Down by the "Fish steps" (I don't know if it's called that in english),  tiny spiderwebs were hiding, filled with tiny little drops of water on it. I wonder how they spider can live in this.... how does it catch it's prey in this? But it looks awesome.

After the super wet "Summer" this year, the mushrooms are really taking over the forest. There are much more of them, this year. :) Actually I don't really like muchrooms at all... but they are pretty.

After the fresh walk today, and with a forecast talking about semi summer next week, I have an idea about visiting the "Marielundskoven" in Kolding. A big forrest there. It must be very pretty by now.  :) 

I am just not sure about how to get there yet... but I will find out soon :)

Friday, September 23, 2011


Finally it looks like a success :) After lots of trouble it finally seems to work out fine, after discovering that there was a few errors in the knitting chart.

So now it runs smoothly and no more holes where they aren't supposed to be!

Now I am close to getting it in use :) Mine will work as a scarf instead of a shawl. I rarely get to use shawls for some reason.

Now I am wondering how to block it while drying. It is pretty huge and I do not have that kind of space on the floor. And I didn't get any blocking wires in time to do it... So I guess I will have to use a lot of needles instead :)

But no matter what, I am looking very much forward to use it. And for the first time, I guess, I feel the urge to knit another one too, in a different color :)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Rainy photoshoot

Photos in the rain, in a new way. Normally my rain shots are about raindrops or wet lawns, or things like that.

But a few days ago, Nanna asked me: "Mom, can't you shoot a batch of photos of me in the rain? Starting with dry hair and clothes, and ending it whit me soaking wet? I have a great idea!"

Eeehhh crazy girl, was my first thought. But okay, when it comes to new ideas and photoshoots, I am sooo easy to persuade. Every thought about a cold, or an pneumonia or other annoying consequences, she had to decide for herself.... I think, that ship has sailed a long time ago, with me sounding very mother-ish and reasonable. ;)

As you can see, it was a very windy and rainy evening. And I am pretty sure she was standing in the rain for about 45 minutes. And when we finally went inside again.... we had looots of hard rain.  Ofcourse, she by then were standing under the hot shower, getting warm again ;) So no more playing in the rain, that evening!

What her project would end up with, I am not intirely sure :) But I have handed over the photos on an usb stick, after snatching a few for myself, that I liked the most. Like those above.

Below, you'll see a very wet Nanna. And the end result of a very wet photo idea! ;)

Besides some photoshoots, I haven't been that creative lately. I got to knit a little on my Camomille shawl. I finally found out how to knit on the edge of it. But after discovering a few small holes along the edge, I was wondering about. I couldn't figure out if it was just loose knitting or failures.

So I decided to unravel the edge. Later this evening I will start all over .... but it ain't very easy knitting, with a teenage cat in the house! ;)