Saturday, 30 October 2010

An old finished project..


I am not very good at showing pictures of my finished projects...

But yesterday I wore these legwarmers, for I guess the first time since I started on them back in january 2010 (well at least we are still in the same year;) ).
And since I had to wait for my mother to pick me up at the train station - I thought I might as well take a picture
-so I did.

They are knitted very simply - 2 purl, 2 knit, in some of that colour changing sock yarn.

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

walks and tea

Travelmug from Bodum (picture from their website), quite affordable!

I have been looking for one of these - and finally found one today!

I like to go for walks, and bringing my tea with me, is just a win,win situation.
I have been doing so with a ceramics mug, but they don't hold much, and I keep on spilling half of it before I have time to drink it, and then of course, I am always afraid to break it.

Monday, 25 October 2010

Fabric storage



Every single time I have to get some fabric, everything sort of ends in a huge pile on the floor.
As you might guess, I am a tad tiered of it!

One day I was looking at "storage, fabric" on flickr.com, I saw a picture where all the fabric was in rolls....
Some thinking later, I decided it had to be done - so I rolled and rolled ( with a elastic band around to hold the shape when I pull them out to have a look through my stuff).
The result you see on the two above pictures.

I think I am going to do it with my embroidery canvas also.

The smaller scraps are at the moment all bundled together in a drawer.
The next time I get to Ikea I have decided to buy several plastic boxes to sort my scraps colour coded.

I so love colour coding:)

Life at a normal level

You know that thing:
-getting up - breakfast - bath - off to school/job - lunch - home again -
- doing stuff - making dinner - eating - TV - of to bed - sleeping -
---> and then it sort of repeats itself..

Well, I don't

But you know what?!
--> It's brilliant!!

Friday, 22 October 2010

Pearls, beads and then a bit more
My table the other day when I decided to fix some necklaces that I wasn't using.

My cousin fixing up a shirt she bought in a thrift-shop

My cousin has been with me for some days
We have filled our days with:
-thrift shopping (always fun)
-normal shopping
-cooking
-eating
-being creative
-watching the tree Die Hard-movies
-eating out
-visiting tearooms
-experiencing the city and the beautiful autumn weather

some brilliant days!

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Tons of things are happening at the moment!
We are 3 in my family who are looking for appartments at the moment
- me, my eldest cousin and my second cousin and his girlfriend
And then we are also fixing up my grandmothers house, so no dull days for us:)

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

My weekend

2 top pictures - flower on paint tools, lower picture if of my cousins dog having found a new place to rest surrounded by paint tins.

Still fixing up my grandmothers house - will be doing so for a long time.

Still looking for somewhere to live (which is taking up all of my time - and my energy!)

Monday, 4 October 2010

My mother pulling down wallpaper
 - in front, some flowers I found on a walk beside some fields, standing on a stepladder
My father fixing holes in the wall (there is a LOT of them), and again,
 in front, flowers from the road standing on a stepladder.
We are currently fixing up my grandmothers house.
I should probably mention that the house is from 1924, and my grandmother lived there 55 years!
My father and uncle own it, and wish to rent it out.
Only problem being, that is it pretty worse from wear!

So it is not just some simple painting that needs to be done.
with 13 rooms,
its a lot of work:

pulling down wall paper
fixing up the walls
fixing damped walls
pulling off carpets
fixing floor
painting walls
painting ceiling
sand down skirting boards
painting skirting boards

You get the drift..

So, needless to say,various members of the family spend a whole lot of their time on it!

But looking on the positive side of it
- It is amazing to see the transformation of the rooms (we are slowing actually getting to a point where we will be putting stuff up, instead of down)
- we spend a lot of time together, which is really nice:)

Saturday, 2 October 2010

So many things have happened - and then at the same time, so little
I am still looking for somewhere to live
my circadian rhythm is back to "normal" - aka rubbish
I am currently trying to "refashion" my wardrobe, which I think I am actually learning a lot from (sewingwise)
I have managed to brush my teeth with toothpaste and cold teawater (the water was closed off)
Have accepted that I need a new electric iron - after it for the 10th time burned a fabric - sigh


stuff I got the other day from my grandparents - all my favourite kinda stuff

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I am stressed, depressed and lonely