Hama beads projects

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A self-portrait built with Hamas mini beads.

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Lemming world!

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A world of Lemmings on the wall abow my computer.

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Built with Hamas midi beads.

 

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A little of everything

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A magazine holder

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Landscape with the troll family.
Daddy troll is about 31 cm high, with the hat. The plate is made of particleboard in the bottom and Styrofoam to get to the countryside. Green granules (such as model builders use) covers the ground. Stones and wooden branches are glued on top. The faces and and hands are made of plastic clay. For the bodies, I have used figure wire (plated steel wire) and stuffing. The clothes I have sewn from felt, cotton fabric and thin leather. Hair and beard are made of lamb fur. The blueberries are dried peas, which I dipped in paint and put in baskets.

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Balls I painted and put on fur as hair.
Ears are small leather pieces.

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Easter Hat made of thick white cardboard which II then painted and decorated.

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One more Easter Hat.

 

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A clock with rainbow colored figures.

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My daughter’s door plate when she was younger.

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My son’s door plate when he was younger.

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Another door plate.

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Model of a cannon where the tube is about 27 cm long.
I made this when I was at the adult technical engineering training school, many years ago. The cannon tube, the round axle and wheels, I have lathes, while the spokes in the wheels and wheel axle, I have milled. Then I took the metal parts to my dad who run a weapons workshop at the time, so he made them black.

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I did by the way, three of them. The second I gave to my brother. The third cannon tube is completely in brass. All the pieces are in a box somewhere in the garage and is not assembled.

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Two candlesticks I have lathes.

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A book that I have decorated. All the parts I cut out with Craft Robo. I glued them on and fixed them with decoupage varnish. My daughter got it as a Christmas present. She is writing her favorite recipes in it.

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These thermos I have decorated with vinyl stickers that I cut using my Craft Robo.

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Nylon stocking flowers.

Form a loop of the silver wire, then pull over a colored piece of nylon stocking and stretch it properly before you attach it with a thin copper wire that you wind hard on the stem so that the sock will not loosen. Cut off the nylon stocking. Make more of these petals and then put them together with stamen and a pistil (bought ready-made) to a flower. Attach a steel wire to the flower with a thin copper wire. Finally wind a green or brown slightly sticky paper tape around the stems.

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Yellow Freesia, iris, a white hollyhock and a daisy.

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Gladiolus

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Orchid

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Flower wreath.

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Fine wood knot I found when we were out on a hill nearby. I drilled small holes that I put the flowers and branches in.

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Another wood knot decorated with nylon flowers.

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Stone trolls

I have in my whole life been fascinated by stones. Even when I was little I picked small beautiful stones when I was out in nature. Nowadays it is the larger stones that interests me. Stones that can be beautiful to have in the garden. I usually bring home a few stones in the trunk when we are driving around in the nature in summertime.
These stone trolls I made some years ago. They are glued together with epoxy glue and then lacquered.

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Juice and purée

Every autumn I take care of what the garden provides. My special pan that steams the fruit and make the juice to come out in a tube in the bottom is my best friend when taking care of all the fruits and berries. I make fruit-syrup from many different berries as red and white currant, gooseberry, raspberry, rhubarb and ornamental apples.

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The harvest of ornamental apples. This is the only apple variety I have but you can make really good apple-sauce of them.

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The apples are steam boiled in the special unit and the juice comes out in the bottom of the pan. Then I boil the juice up with sugar and pour up in bottles.

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When the apples have become soft, I squash them. Then I boil syrup and add atamon and stir it into the sauce.

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Since ornamental apples is so acidic it need quite a lot of sugar.
It became many cans this time! I keep them in the freezer.
Mmm, delicious!

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Here is a bucket of gooseberries. I will make fruit-syrup!

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When the fruit-syrup is ready, I put the left overs in small boxes and put in the freezer. Perfect for a pie!

 

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Cakes

I have baked many cakes but unfortunately I often forget to take a photo of them. Here are a few that I did remember to shoot before they were eaten.

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Birthday cake I baked for my husband a few years ago. Much appreciated by all guests.

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Candy

Every Christmas I make several varieties of candy. Chocolates, Fudge, jelly, marshmallows and toffees. Here is a selection of what I usually make …

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Liquorice- and cream caramel Fudge

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Marshmallows

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Apple sause jelly

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Raspberry jelly

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Orange jelly

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Lemon toffee

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Chocolate Fudge with roasted almonds

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Chocolate dipped nougat and marzipan with almond

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Chocolate dipped dates and marzipan

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Pistage and almond nougat with chocolate top

 

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Bigger things …

 

My dad has a little sawmill (just for household) and I get the wood free of him. I just tell him which dimensions I need and how much, and he fixes it. The timber is not planed and therefore best suited to larger things.

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Mass production of flower boxes. I made ten of them. Here, I’m measuring up the wood for the handles.

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A finished flower box!

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A table and benches for the barbecue place. Now a couple of years later the bark edge has fallen off and the wood has become beautiful gray.

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In my new greenhouse I needed a functional interior design to hold all the boxes for all the flowers I grow up every year. I drew up the greenhouse (inside dimensions) in AutoCad and designed the shelves so they should hold maximum number of boxes.

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Another important detail was to get a good working space. I made all the drawings to scale so that building process could be as simple as possible.

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The result was beyond my expectations. I have now covered the lower part with a vinyl cloth to protect the shelves beneath from soil and water.

 

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Woodwork

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A puzzle for small children.

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A toy where the head moves up and down when you pull it.

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A wall basket

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Inspired by an article in a magazine I made this house building kit. The roof parts are lined with sandpaper. The small skylights have felt glued on the bottom.

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Inspired by an article in a magazine I made this house building kit. The roof parts are lined with sandpaper. The small skylights have felt glued on the bottom.

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A doll bed

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A organ bench

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Holder for spool of threads. Not so good looking but very practical.

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The Regal Ship Wasa

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A model kit of Regal Ship Wasa in scale 1:100. I started this many years ago, we shall see if / when I get this finished

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Extremely time consuming when everything must be done by hand, since almost nothing is ready from the start.

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A wall Shelf. The profile of the bars I milled with my milling machine.

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A small chest of drawers for all my paints and brushes.

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Wall decoration made of demolition wood and wooden buttons.

 

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Gingerbreads

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2010
This year I made a big gingerbread Christmas tree. 15 inches high and built of 66 gingerbread cookies in 22different sizes.

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2009

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2009

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2009

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2008

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2007
The back

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2007

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2003
We put a lamp in it and it was so beautiful. The children made the small houses and the rockets.

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2003
A large gingerbread house with gelatin plates as windows.

 

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Advent Calendars

Advent Calendars with small packages…
Never start with this if you have more children than one! It takes ages to wrap 48 small packets and then tie a string on each so they can be attached to the rings. Yes, they did actually get a package each every day in December until Christmas eve when they where younger.

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Christmas gift bag sewn in red plush and lined in dark blue cotton fabric.

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I made this calendar from a material kit bought from Panduro.

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This calendar I made from a picture I saw in a craft supply catalogue. Everything didn’t turn out exactly as in the catalogue but I think my calendar looks much better. I made some very small cross stitches designs on microscopically small aida.

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Other Cristmas things

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This is made of a material kit I bought from Panduro

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If you fold small pieces of cloth and then needle them onto a styrofoam star, it can look this nice.

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These mice I sewed from a material kit I bought from Panduro.

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Three sweet rice angels.

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A tired Santa I made a number of years ago. The head and hands are made of plastic clay which I formed and hardened and then painted.

 

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Plushies

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Dogs with puppies. The puppies suckle at the mother using large pushbuttons.

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Mouse slippers

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Cat slippers

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Hand doll

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Misc.

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A rug I made for my daughter. She loved ducks when she was younger..

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Strawberries made of clay.

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The first time I painted together with my daughter. She had got watercolor paints in present. Her favorite duck is the model.

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Penn drawing of a fly who has seen better days.

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Woven table mats

I have two looms. It’s the smaller one you see in the picture.
In the smaller one I weave table mats. The larger one is dismantled and stored in the attic.
For the table mats I often use various knitting yarns (not shaggy) as weft.
I have even tried crochet yarns with good results.

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