Tuesday, 20 December 2011

Celebrating Therese Sennerholt

Anyone who follows my blog will know that I've got a massive soft spot for Therese Sennerholt and her amazing post cards.  Check out these new celebration cards - don't you just love them?

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and what about these less festive but poignant cards...
















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Monday, 12 December 2011

DIY: Make your own star

I recently came across this lovely Christmas star on the website of the amazing photographer Line Klein as well as on Bungalow5. Frankly they are fantastically easy to create so why don't you have a go:
Create a triangle with three branches. Use wire to line the sticks up to each other in the corners . Make a second triangle, and form a star of the two triangles, as you put them together with thread or wire.



 Images: Line Klein

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Winter wood wonders from Skandivis

Ever so often I will shout about my shop and this it it!  As you know Skandivis is all about the natural world in materials as well  as shapes. We  are loving wood glorious wood! From Christmas decorations and clothes hangers to stunning lampshades all designed by Hanna Francis and inspired by her Finnish heritage
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Monday, 5 December 2011

The birds should also feel it's Christmas time

I found this very sweet bird food recipe on Stylisimo.  I did have a go at making it last night with the view of taking photos as I went along. Sadly I have to report that I didn't manage to make it look anywhere as nice as the ones made by Sylisimo so not worthy of featuring here.

Do follow the procedure carefully and you will be laughing. Do not make any short cuts! Believe me the coconut oil really has to cool down before mixing in the seeds! 
Here goes:
  • Melt some coconut fat and let it cool in cold water.
  • Blend in some bird seeds.
  • Once the fat starts to harden again pour in gingerbread shapes
  • Make sure to make a hole for the cotton I used small birthday candles but anything will do.
Once set hang out in the garden for the birds to feast on this Christmas!






Via Stylisimo ( Idea from the magazine "KK Julen" / Images: Nina Holst

Friday, 2 December 2011

Print your Christmas tree this year

As we are a family on the move at Christmas it has always seemed too wasteful to buy a proper  tree so the Idea of creating my own really appeals to me. HP has come up with their take on the Christmas  tree. All you need is a printer and 18 sheets of paper.  Check here  how it is done!

Thursday, 1 December 2011

How to make a Nordic star

The braided star is a Nordic staple at Christmas and something we all got together to make when I was a child.  I just love this less traditional take on the Star and think it will make the perfect gift when visiting friends in the run up to Christmas. I came across these particular stars in Bo Bedre where you will also be able to find the instructions.  Any material will do! I'm going to give it a go with some old newspaper   
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Photo Christian Brun
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