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.
I use Flock or flex when I make my t-shirt transfers. I cut out the pattern with my cutter and then iron it on the t-shirt.
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.
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.
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.
Every Christmas I make several varieties of candy. Chocolates, Fudge, jelly, marshmallows and toffees. Here is a selection of what I usually make …
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.
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.
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.