Saturday, August 18, 2012

What we've been up to this summer...

I've mentioned before that we are about to move out of the city and finally get our own house. The house itself isn't actually there yet, though... but it's coming quite quickly!

So instead of playing around at home with sewing, candlemaking or whatever I usually do, this summer we've been crafting on a different scale. We're not actually building the house ourselves, but we have been busy working on other stuff.

And now, time for some pictures! Finally, yay!

Friday, August 17, 2012

Photo update in-between cramps: Mead, paper and painting.

Today is one of those days when I spend every other minute laying down with intense cramps (menstruation from hell!), and I'm thus unable to work. The small chunks of time where I'm NOT actually beaten down with cramps, I thought I'd take some pics of stuff I should show you...

 These bottles are filled with mead, made this spring/early summer. It turned out great and should only improve with time! It's also stronger than it seems and may provide one mean hangover.

I'm particularly proud of these labels. Not only have I finally gotten a hang of writing with an old-fashioned dip-in-ink pen, I've also made the paper myself!

For the paper, I recycled scrap paper and mixed with water. It wasn't a hundred percent successful (the home made frame and mesh could use some improvement, more on that in a later post!) but it was FUN! I'll definitely be making more paper later on, when I have the time. And then I'll try to remember to write a blog post about it right away! :P

Now what on earth is this? Ehm... well, sometimes I paint. Nothing fancy, I'm no artist for sure but I like it. This is my favorite so far.
Well, that's all for now. Time for me to curl up into a ball and try to get through the pain. It's rising again now, like a dark wave knocking me out. Ajajaj...

Thursday, August 16, 2012


If you're wondering why I haven't been blogging very often recently... Me and my husband are about to move to a home in the countryside, and it's been taking almost all of our energy for the last couple of months. That, plus work, haven't left much time for blogging OR crafting.

However, I have just recently started a small sewing project. Handsewing, at work. Yes, I can sew while I work. Lucky me, huh? =)

It's a dress. I'll show you some pics when it's done. =)