What happens now??

So someone once told me that the 30's is the new 20's... Whatever that means... Annoys me I can't remember who - but I am pretty sure they were over 30...

søndag den 31. juli 2011

Home is where the heart is... or all your junk...

Thank God - I found a place to live in Copenhagen for the next 2 years, while I do my apprenticeship at the Ministry of Science.

It's a very tiny place, and it's gonna get cluttered with me and aaaaaall my junk - actually I am hardly bringing any personal items, or furniture - I bought the furniture that was in the apartment - they were all fairly new, and saves me from buying any and dragging them up to the 4'th floor - so I am only bringing a small amount of my stuff - (so far 16 moving boxes) and most of it is kitchen stuff- cause thats the fab part - the tiny apartment has a LOVELY kitchen - it's just to die for really.. makes me not mind only having a tiny living-space, as long as I can have a nice kitchen :P but the stuff that is cluttering up all the maaany boxes is not my personal items.. but all my crafting materials.. hi hi... I have to have all my crafting stuff! So I have boxes stuffed with fabrics, beads, felt, yarns, cake-decorating stuff etc... And I have no idea where to put it :P

Well - I am moving in sometime during August - not quite sure when, but hopefully soon, so I have some time to get situated before I start work on September 1'st :)

I will be posting many pictures of the apartment once I get there - and the shop should get up and running about the same time - everything is packed atm.

Hope everyone is having a fantastic summer - despite the lack of sun in Denmark this year ;)

I will be busy in my cardboard-box fortress and my mountains of clothing.. scattered all over the place ;)

torsdag den 7. juli 2011

Mini Hama

Right... it didnt feel right writing in danish, so back to english, and hoping that doesnt exclude any readers.

Yesterday I got the package with the mini hama beads, and all I wanted was to make small owls as earrings, to match the rest of my "spring-theme collection", before I go down to the shop and persuade them to sell my stuff... gotta follow the trends, so thought a few owls would be fitting.

I saw on LaraLils blog, how she had her lovely husband make her a star-plate for her to make the owls on.. but after 1 hour of trying to make one myself, I gave up.. I just don't have the patience hehe.. so since I had to use the normal plate, I started browsing the web for owls made on normal plates - they were all either way to big, or just looked wrong with mini-beads.. so in the end I came up with a pattern i think works - inspired by all the different things in the ohter patterns that i thought worked - please feel free to copy - if you like me, don't have the patience, or a lovely husband to help ;) I took a closeup of the best pair, so you can see how I did.. phew, it's tricky ironing the mini beads.. some of the owls ended up looking a bid odd due to over-heating.. I felt big and clumsy trying to iron the tiny owls without melting them onto the plate :P

I think they came out ok:

I am still considering if they would be better without the wings at all .- just straight sides - gonna make a few in medi hama beads as broches, as a test - I quite like my new pattern.

søndag den 3. juli 2011

Lørdags loppe-lækkerier

Ja - det er meget fint at jeg prøver at holde min blog lidt international for de engelske venner jeg har som følger med.. men de er hovedsageligt mænd.. og loppefund og perlerier er de ret ligeglade med.. så den slags bliver altså på dansk nu ;)

Lørdag var jeg som sagt på loppemarked på Stendyssegaard ved Præstø / Bårse - og det var fantastisk.. rigtige priser med 5 og 10kr's borde.. weee..

Det var et flyttesalg, så hele familien solgte ud af ting og sager - de har en antik på gården, og derinde stod mor & datter, og der var alle de fine pusse nussede ting som gammelt legetøj og porcelænsbakker.. og priserne var som vi er vant til uhyrligt høje - men holdt man sig ovre i laden hos far og søn, kunne man finde en masse super lækre skatte til ingen penge - havde vi været lidt tidligere oppe så havde jeg fået mere, men vækkeuret ringede ikke, og vi kom derfor først 1½ time efter det startede.

Der var en rå-lækker retro lænestol, som trængte til en meget kærlig hånd, men farmand var blevet informeret og krævede 800kr for den.. der sagde mit bonderøvs-krejler-gen altså nej... de priser gør jeg mig ikke i.

Men her er fundene fra i lørdags - de blev gjort for 145kr, så jeg er godt tilfreds.

En kær gammel julemand, som den jeg kan huske vi altid har haft indtil han fik hul i hovedet - så han er dagens bedste køb :)

De fineste små dybe skåle, incl mellemlægs-servietterne - perfekte til morgenmad

Sukker og flødekande, passer lige til mit kaffestel med 12 forskellige blomstermønstre

En fin småkage-tang, og en yndig bordløber med applikerede og broderede blomster.

En plat mors dag platte - men det er mit fødselsår - så jeg måtte eje den hihi

Derudover fandt jeg også 4 emaljerede fromageforme - madam blå stil, i blå, rød, orange og lys grøn - men de skal lige vaskes af før de bliver vist frem hehe.

Åh - og så har I nok lagt mærke til det nye layout.. det andet blev for kedeligt, så jeg har rodet med det hele dagen.. jeg er ikke helt tilfreds, men killingerne er så søde - og lidt lyserødt er altid godt ;)

fredag den 1. juli 2011

What to do when lying in bed just isn't an option anymore

The last 3 days I have been ill... some cold/flu thing.... been having an annoying cough for months, and trouble breathing when I sleep (I am having tests done for that), but apparently that wasn't enough, so Tuesday evening my eyes began to sting, and the snot started running... Wed I went to work for an hour to redirect my phone etc, and then went home to bed... Thursday was spend in a chair in front of an open window sleeping (been so hot and clammy) and today I had enough, and went to work for 1½ hours to do some bills and sort the post before the weekend (Really I should have stayed home both today and wed.. but I just don't know how to he he).. so I came home coughing my lungs out, and decided to sit in front of my PC and do some crafting (yes.. that's where I craft these days.. no workstation, or even a corner of a dining-table.. just 70 x 40 cm.. if I move the keyboard....)

So inspired by the lovely Camille (once again) from Hverdagshjem , Laralil and Google-picture searches, I bough a bucket of Hama beads on my way home ( to get some different colours from what I had)and had a bit of good beading fun:

I don't know why Blogger tilts the pictures.. that's quite annoying really.... anyone know how to change that ?

Well anyway.. that's what I did today... oh and got a new Crime-book in the Library on my way home as well.. weee Simon Beckett made a 4th book!
Tomorrow I am going to a big flee-market - thanks to Camille (again) and her flee-market calendar link... Stendyssegård - it sounds fantastic.. moving-sales are the best.

Now I am gonna go prepare the lovely strawberries I bought, shower them with sugar , stuff them in the fridge and have the best breakfast ever tomorrow morning before we leave ;) Yes, Daddy loves old junk too, so he promised to take me tomorrow :) I hope he brings enough cash.. hi hi hi

Since last time...

So - it's been a while - but not much has been going on that is worth mentioning - I am still hunting for an apartment, this time in Copenhagen though - I finally got an apprenticeship, and I start in September ( in the Ministry of Science of all places.. very posh address there - only a stone throw away from the royals.. literally).

Otherwise I am still living among boxes and piles of clothes - might be one of the reasons I have had no social life for 2 years - while living here.. I would rather die (well that might be a bit dramatic.. but close anyway) than let anyone see me live in this mess.. but if I really put an effort into making this scenery work, and put my stuff away for good, it would no longer feel like the emergency momentarily solution that it is.. but like something more permanent - and then I might just die.. like the drama-queen I know is hiding deep down inside (well maybe not reeeally far down).

Right, well craft-wise I have actually done a bit.. well a little bit..

My cousin had her baby number 2, and since I last time knitted a baby blanket, I thought I would sow one this time - so very inspired by I made a patchwork blanket in brown, beige and purple colours, but instead of a cotton backside like Laralils, I made the back of super soft teddybear fabric.. soooo soft and lovely.

Ofcause I forgot to take a picture of it... was too busy stressing over the finishing touch (the night before I had to give it away), so I simply forgot - I took a picture of the elephant my mom made, and the owl I made for the big sister though:

and the baby was very cute indeed.. must get myself one of those aswell soonish ;)