Friday, March 26, 2010

If you don't like big fluffy pillows....

Hallelujah!   Thank goodness for IKEA and their dirt cheap Gosa Syren (barely there) pillow!  

We've had our old, flat, stained, yucky pillows for waaaay to long. The other day, when RogĂ©r was changing the sheets and I realized that our pillows were exactly the same color as our pillow cases, dark beige.  It's actually a quite nice color for the sheets, because they're supposed to be that color! But it make my stomach turn thinking about those nasty pillows. 

The thing is, we had already made many a failed attempt at splurging on the biggest, cushiest pillows we could find, only to wake up with pain shooting down our necks.  I'm more comfortable sleeping with no pillow at all!  

Luckily, yesterday, we decided to take a spontaneous romp through IKEA.

So far, so good. 

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The Bobbin's Nest

My friend Lisa, gave me a knitting class at The Bobbin's Nest for my birthday. So yesterday, we packed up our knitting hand-me-downs, (Lisa's mom bestowed upon her about 100 knitting needles, crochet hooks, baubles and whatnots, from her late Oma), and headed over.  First of all, this studio is so cute!  They have really great, high quality fabrics and yarn.  Our teacher, Charlotte, walked us through getting the right yarn, casting on, knit and pearl stitches, and she taught me a little fixer trick with a crochet hook!  They give you a beginner scarf pattern project, and since it's a two part class, I'll be back next Saturday to finish up mine.

For those who would like to learn to sew, they also have sewing classes.  My friend, Maria, took one where she made a beautiful reversible tote!  

(Photos courtesy of The Bobbin's Nest Website)

Saturday, March 20, 2010

In Bloem: Felt & Paper Flower Hair Combs

A bouquet of flowers made mostly from paper and felt.  I've set the flowers on combs so you can wear them in your hair!  Check 'em out in my etsy store, Bloem.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Custom Wedding Invitations for Karla

Custom designed and handcrafted wedding invitations for my friend, Karla.  I also designed and made her engagement party invitations, featured here

Invitations by Bloem

Packaged to perfection?

Still working on ways to package my sales.  Here's how I did up my last order from bloempot.  What do y'all think?  These little guys are off to their new home in Canada!! (I'm always a little nervous shipping my items away)

Wine Charms - Farm Animals from bloempot

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Bring on Spring!

What happened to February and March? I can't believe we're already half way through March!  It's crazy how time flies when you're busy.  For the last couple months we've been enjoying lots of snowboarding and warming up with wine ;P.  Plus, my 28th birthday!!

I'm practically a bear in the winter.  Don't bother trying to get me to do ANYTHING.  Not even crafts. But thanks to Daylight Saving, and some nice weather, I'm back in business.  Oooh, and I am so excited!!