Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Back to school

This week my daughter started school again - but it was her mum who got the first homework!
To bind her school books. 
Previous years my daughter's been supervising the binding but this time I did it all on my own, 

With brown paper, maskingtape and stickers I got to it. 
I hope she'll approve.

The magnet letters do not, of course, stick to paper and was all for the pictures. 

Inspiration found in the very inspiring blog of Stine Hoelgaard Johansen
For a How-to on binding books, see the super blog of Marie Friis.
Stickers and notebooks from Søstrene Grene
Magnet letters from Tiger

Thursday, August 16, 2012

ipod cover

My daughter had an ipod touch on her wish list for a year. 
So when she got one for her birthday earlier this summer it turned out she also needed 
a cover for her brand new ipod, 
and I made her the one in the picture above. 

Here's the material I used  for the cover.
She chose the colours for the yarn, the rest was up to me. 

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

But summer wasn't over

Had this looming feeling that summer would be over now that I started work again. 
Turned out I was soo wrong:)

These last couple of afternoons we've been relaxing on the terrace in a comfortable temperature and at times sunshine. 

We decorated the outdoor furniture to the best of our abilities and got out blankets and pillows to make it nice and comfortable. 

This beautiful quilted blanket is from the 1960's,
and although it has become a bit worn and torn over the years, the patterns and colours are still beautiful.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Back to work

Vacation is over.
Tomorrow's back to work.
Lazy days are past.
I've had a lovely summer and vacation,
and although I feel  ready for work again,
it's an effort to change back to everyday life. 
So Im preparing myself for work.

The relaxing solitaire and nail polish have to make way for the executive sharpened pencils and glasses.

Love my new glasses. I'll probably not wear them to work tomorrow, as I'm still trying to get used to them. 

But I will be wearing this bright yellow nail polish
- just in case the office should seem a bit dull:)  

Wish everyone a nice week:)

Friday, August 10, 2012


We've had a few days in lovely Copenhagen
Wandered the streets, enjoyed good food, seen the sights and been charmed by the Danes. 
This was my first visit toCPH, but hopefully not the last.   
This wasn't primarily a trip for shopping, but still managed to find some time for just that.

Tiger was a fun shop, and quickly became my daughter's favourite - we had to stop by every day. So, naturally, some things came home with us. 
- a bright pink hippo eraser 
- two rolls of tape, one with butterflies, the other with the text kærlighed (love)
- colourful gift tags
- shiny paper clips
- also the magnetic letters in the first picture

We found the little shop Retrovilla just off from the popular Strøget; this was a lovely shop and I could have spent forever in there. We bought some retro wall paper for a few projects at home.

Illums bolighus held an abundance of design delicacies. I didn't need anything really and by the time we visited the store my interior design / nick-nack budget had emptied, the suitcase was full, but I made a stretch and bought a couple of things anyway. 
- pink Hoptimist
- an Arne Jacobsen Letter cup with the letter A
- a wooden bowl and spoon 

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Kitchen trays

Just a little still life from the kitchen counter. 
Love the black and white tray and think it makes a cool appearance anywhere. 
The little white tray holds cooking oils, a mortar and some greenery. 

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Dressing the bedroom windows

A room with a view - at least from a certain angle

Our bedroom windows have been rather neglected  - ever since we moved in five years ago.
Not so anymore. 
Finally l've dressed them the way we want them. 
I've put up black roller blinds in the window frames. I chose black primarily because they show the least on the outside, I was a bit concerned that it would feel too dark in the room, but there are gaps between the blinds and window frame that let the light in. Always nice to be able to differ night from day.
Additionally we chose hanging curtains on the sides, in a thin, light fabric that prevent insight, but not daylight, during the day. 
These pictures are from my daughter's room, but the window dressing is the same, except for the banter, in the other bedroom.     

The wooden roman blinds were heavy and difficult to pull up, and the fastening mecanism was starting to falter.

Roller blinds and curtains are up, the walls are painted all white and the trim around the window, door and ceiling have gotten their second coat of white paint. 

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Break over

All good things must come to an end - so has this year's July. 
We've had a lovely couple of weeks, taking a break from every day life (and from blogging); relaxing or trying to finish some projects at home, travelling a bit (in search of summer), outdoor when weather permitted (or we didn't care), and staying indoor reading a good book or playing a fun game when the weather beat us.