WORKING TITLE

I love this picture. It tells so many stories, a story about needlework, another about mother – daugther relationship, a story about the 50s and last but not least a story about how often a child is a chip off the old block (eplet faller ikke langt fra stammen). My husband and I found the picture while clearing up […]

MY GARDEN GNOME

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I got this homemade garden gnome (18 cm tall man made out of cement) as a Christmas present from my neighbour who loves gardening as much as I do. I probably looked like a question mark when I unpacked. Who was this Santa Claus look a like, ugly, little fellow? Now I […]

DALA HORSE

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen I am visiting Dalarna, the  central province of Sweden together with my mother and sister. It is considered more Swedish than ABBA and IKEA combined, with its beautiful red-colored cottages, glimmering lakes and deep forests. I have of course bought myself the symbol of Swedish heart and soul, the traditional carved and […]

BACK TO ARTS AND CRAFTS

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Last week my sister told me about her birthday wish for her coming birthday party; a big, red, woolen blanket. She explained that every guest would have to create a square in 15 x 15 cm in whatever technique they chose as long as it was in wool and a colour red. I haven’t been […]

MY NEW TOY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Whenever I recall the odor in the wood shop (sløydsalen) at school. How fun it was using the soldering pen engraving “To my mom” with a heart next to it. I came across this pen on the net the other day and I simply had to buy one for myself. So […]

THE JAPANESE WAY

Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen This Japanese notebook is a new favorite of mine. The cover has a great texture and each page feels like touching silk. The book is created by the Japanese textile designer Katsuji Wakisaka who used to work for Finnish Marimekko. However when he returned to Japan in the eighties, he started […]

ME AND MY PENS

      Photo: Kristin Bae Mysen Some have passion for fashion, I have passion for stationery. It does sound a bit “out there”, but nevertheless it is the truth. A colorful pen with a good grip makes me happy, a black pad, pencil and a eraser I put out on my desk for decoration. Buying […]