A little sneak peek from one of our upcoming prints, courtesy of our sweet English rose Steph from @breezedesignstudio. Stay tuned for our fave pieces re cut in new prints and colourways! #sustainableswimwear#healthyseas#wastetowear 🦀🐚💦
Jag är nära vän med Herr Vinter och älskar att det blir kallare ute. Nu börjar min årstid. Härmed kommer mitt flöde att överfyllas av bilder på is, frost och snö. Jag kommer att traska runt i skog och mark med vaser i ryggsäcken och under armen. För att visa er hur olidligt härligt vackert det är i mina ögon 🌲📷 www.smaelta.se
Another failed attempt time lapse for you all 🙄 Celebrate your failures too and all that ... This piece will be a bit different for me as I’ve decided it’s finally time to paint my own Edie Rose Ashley sign! It’s been a long time coming, but I’ve just never gotten round to it. So here are the first few layers for you all. Can’t wait to see the finished result 🎨🎨🎨 Side note: I’ll make sure the time lapse works next time 😑
On my table.🍂.
Emptying my pockets after an early morning walk and thinking that “some people read tea leaves, while I read leaves.” 😊🍂✨ .
Happy Friday! ..
What’s happening in your world today? My day started early and after the kids left, I’m thrilled to be working hard on an exciting illustration project, tying up last planning details for our long awaited kitchen renovations ... while also straddling the fact that my oldest is picking colleges 😱 and that .. I get to pick my youngest up tonight from from the airport and a school trip to France and Belgium where his class has visited WW1 sites of remembrance as a part of their studies and in remembrance of 100 years since the end of WW1. Can’t wait to see him! ❤️ .Amazing how our milk consumption went down this week but, that I managed to hop into a yoga class that I’d never normally make time for.
I’m in disbelief that it’s so late in October and that we’re almost 2 months away for Christmas! If you’ve joined me earlier, “yes, there will be a @thecreativecollectivesweden —- 24 Days of Scandinavian Creativity w/ 24 creatives —- No. 5!
.A Scandinavian Christmas is coming and i’m currently in its planning. I hope you’ll stay tuned and join me and 23 others for this in the month of December! .
(Gasp: Ok. I know this isn’t a “5 minute journal” and need to stop (or Edit!) but, a wish to you to have a wonderful Friday.) .
BEAR HUG: .
thank you to many who’ve inquired about the Bear Hug Cards and my ... drumroll: book! .
I’m printing a very very limited run of the Bearcards and am setting up proceeds to go to @barncancerfonden with these. I’ll have these available next week.
ABC FLOWER SAFARI:
And, thank you for asking and for your support: my children’s ABC Flower Safari book is in production but won’t be delivered until November. I’m going to set up a pre-order post and return to this next week. You inspired it, iG friends, and I’m so excited to share more about this soon.
Whew! That’s a lot of news, right? So I’ll end briefly with a 3 cheers for Friday and meeting you here, too!.
Morning! Fluffy seed heads and Autumn colours for Friday. They were part of a basket filled with gorgeous leaves and seed heads taken at the art and floral wellbeing retreat I attended recently. It really was a beautiful day hosted by Julie @flowerstart_ and Jo. Happy Friday x
This week has dragged on so long. I’m just too tired to come up with anything 😴😂 So, let’s make it a #followfriday
Here’s a few little treats from my dried flower collection and some very beautiful naturally dyed ribbon and a gorgeous table runner I bought from Ros at @thenaturaldyeworks Go check out her beautiful feed if you don’t follow her already. Can you suggest someone new for me to follow too? Have a great Friday! X #naturaldyeing#thenaturaldyeworks#alittlebeautyeveryday
I miss faffing... I haven’t faffed for ages for no reason other than faffing purposes. I have a few days coming up where I think I will turn off the outside world and just say hello to my inside world (?! I’m sure there’s a better phrase but it’s Friday morning...) and see what happens. Also I really need a haircut, so I may do that. Flowers for Friday from a February Faff #flowersandotherstories
Do you wear rings? Most people have their staples though I know many like to add interest with unusual pieces for a change or occasion. This is one of the leaf rings, I love how this rose leaf curves around the finger so elegantly. I have mastered the art of making them any size so you can make requests or measure a favourite ring so I can make sure it fits. More new rings are on the way too! 🌿Happy Friday! #inspiredbynature_
Still filling the frame in October, with talk yesterday of ‘drays, ‘trubs,’ ‘tuts’ and ‘fuggles.’ Patrick from @otterbrewery had popped by, and once the usual pleasantries has been dispatched, conversation wandered off in the direction of words for the ‘once was.’ The brewery drays, now metal bastions of their old selves but steeped in language rich in nostalgic yesteryear. Gallons measured in firkins, and slops by way of ullage. Off point, in some ways. On point in so many others.
Hey friends ☀️ I've decided to part with some mini originals. These lil guys are now available for purchase on my website.
I'm excited to see where these cuties find their new home! Which is your favourite?
Last week there was nary a “turned” leaf on our maple trees. Today I drove around the corner onto our street and the trees were ablaze with red on their west sides. Be still me heart! The cooler days and nights seem here to stay so now we can really comfort food and pumpkin spice it up! 🎃 🍁 #cltmaker PS see my Stories today!
So the trades folk are coming to plaster and paint the living room. And after we dismantled book shelves and moved furniture, I got a little waylaid making spontaneous vignettes from the piles ... because those are the places my thoughts get lost.
The cosmos have spluttered into life, picking up pace with the final furlong. Elsewhere, the Autumn gait might be a little hunched and stooped, theirs is upright and poised. Picking their moment with aplomb.
Always such a treat to spend time together but create a little something as well!
@mayamatthews_ was nothing but amazing on this chilly fall morning, gorgeous as always, so much fun, and best of all, this was mostly her vision!
Other than seeing people do the polar bear swim in January, this girl was literally all in, going into the freezing lake! I kept trying to stay dry on the shore and kept asking if she was okay but she just went for it! What a trooper!
I’m seriously loving these beautiful autumn days and looking forward to making more with others down the line and just being in this season I’m in where I get to do what I love.