onsdag 31 december 2008

Karin frames

Today I framed this thing I don't know the english word of, I found it in a pile of trash strategically placed outside our door a while ago and have been looking for a way to expose it properly. Then I was at my grandmother's family farm when I was in Jönköping over christmas and found this frame out in the farm house. I took it home and cleaned it and when I got back i noticed they fitted perfectly together.

Åsa shows photos from Siesta!

When I think about this past year, I think that going to Siesta! festival probably was the best thing about the hole year. Awesome conserts, wonderful weather, and the best camp ever! Here are som photos from those days:

tisdag 30 december 2008

Åsa loves Spock

Okay, I love Star Trek, but most of all I love Spock. I used to have a t-shirt with Spock, but I ruined it a couple of years ago. So yesterday I decided to make a new one. It was a long time ago I made t-shirts, so I was a bit rusty, and I'm not completely satisfied.

måndag 29 december 2008

Karin <3 raggsockar

I've also been working on my life project, my socks, which I plan to mend until there is nothing left of the original socks and only mendings. My other project is to convince as many people as possible to start mending things because you most certainly will love your things more the more you try to care for them.

Instructions on how to mend socks.
In Swedish <3

And a Youtube video in English!

söndag 28 december 2008

Åsa shows more photos

I thought I'd show some more photos from the film I got developed.

Recipe for blondies

Someone asked for the Blondie recipe. It it taken from a book by Linda Collister.
Here it is:

175 g white chocolate
115 g butter (could probably use less, they felt a bit too greasy)
1 1/4 dl sugar
2 eggs
½ teaspoon vanilla
2 dl flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
150 g macadamia nuts
110 g dark or white chocolate (roughly chopped)

Melt the white chocolate, add the sugar. Add the slighty whipped egg and the vanilla.
Whip for about 1 minute.
Add flour and baking powder and blend. Then add 100 g nuts and the chocolate.
Put the mixture in a baking tin and sprinkle the rest of the nuts on top

Bake in an oven, 180 degrees (C) for about 20 minutes

lördag 27 december 2008

Åsa knits a bow tie

During christmas I've knitted bow ties for two of my friends. It was so much easier than a tie, looks better and took a lot less time.

I've also kept mending my socks. The more they fall apart and the more I mend them, the more I love them.

torsdag 25 december 2008

Karin at Länssalongen

Went to Länsmuséet here now that I'm in Jönköping over christmas. Here are my things!
Frej took better pictures, mine all came out blurry. So I'll post better pictures some other day.

tisdag 23 december 2008

Åsa shows some new photos

I'm at my parent's house over christmas, so while I'm here I thought I'd show you some of the photos from the film I developed the other day. First off is some photos I took at my good friend Pierre's place.

lördag 20 december 2008

Åsa bakes for her "julfika"

Yesterday I invited some people (among them, Karin) for "julfika" at my place. So naturally I had to bake and I baked blondies with macadamia nuts and white chocolate, toffee and a vegan sponge cake. And I thought people could eat my ginger bread house. I like to feed my friends.

Åsa reveals the secret project

You know I've been knitting, knitting, knitting. But what did I knit? The answer is a tie to Frej. It was suppose to be ready for his birthday, but instead he got it yesterday. Here are som crappy photos:

torsdag 18 december 2008

Åsa makes a ginger bread house

Yesterday in school we made ginger bread houses. This is what mine looks like:

I wasn't in a good mood and let an airplane crash in the roof.

but I became happy with the result.

When I carried it to the tram home, an old lady stopped me and told me that she thought it looked really nice. That made me very happy! And of course I will put on a loooot of candy on the roof, that's the best thing about ginger bread houses.

onsdag 17 december 2008

Karin - bonus posting a little bit

I just thought I'd show some things I've sewn and sold in the past. All is made from vintage material since I don't buy new fabrics or decorations due to my sincere hatred of the textile industry. The jacket and skirt is modelled by me, the green dress is a customer photo from beautiful Alejandra.

Karin - making jewellery

I've been adding things I've made to my site and will continue to do so throughout the day!