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No luck.

2014-04-11

I’m having no luck with the post services. The awesome fabrics I ordered, which was sent more than 2 weeks ago, has not arrived.

My Spoonflower order of Decals has been in Sweden for 5 days, it’s still not here and no one knows where it is. I needed them yesterday. The store in Stockholm that sells my puppets wanted decals for Easter. Why are they just lying some where in a post office for 5 days..
The plan was to go in on Saturday, that’s tomorrow. If they arrive today, great, but I have to cut them and there is no way I can do that in a day. Also, I can’t find my way there myself and it’s easier on a weekend to get help. Thanks Posten!


Building a desk.

2014-03-07

Working on getting my room ready still. I’ve had two different desks set up since we lived in our apartment. One for my computer and one for my sewing machine. It’s looking kind of messy with two different ones now, so I’ve been working on a new desk.

I’ve bought a long white board from a building store, it’s about 2450x600mm. I found legs at Ikea and a white cupboard to hide my computer in. I’ve done an ‘ikea hack’ to the legs.

I marked up 22cm from the bottom and taped them.

They are curvy and called Nipen.

I bought pink paint, the same colour as my wall paper base. It has a little bit of a purple tone to it. I’m not very much into pink, but from the wall paper colours pink was the best way to go.  I didn’t want a dark colour (dark purple or black), and orange wasn’t an option. Matt keeps saying my room is looking like a Power Puff room.. he must have watched that show a lot.

And this is after the second paint layer. Looking pretty neat. Can’t wait to get this done!

My parents are coming up here next weekend to help me set it up. Matt is going to Italy for a week of skiing so I’ll have some company.

I really love my current desk, it’s from Ikea called Johan. They don’t make it any more, and I wish I could store it somewhere for the future but there is just no room. I tried talking Matt into taking it apart and putting it in the closet.. but he didn’t go for it. I’ll probably sell it, reluctantly.


Some pastel light.

2014-02-05

I was at Lagerhaus this Saturday to buy a frame, which I did, but as always at Lagerhaus there’s lots of things to look at.

I’ve been looking for different storage containers and found some big old-styled jars with metal lids. They were only 39sek so I got two and they now contain vintage lace and washi tapes. I’m kind of addicted to tape. And lace.

I also bought a ceramic container, probably made for coffee. It’s black and white, suits my wall paper, but I use it for my scissors. They were laying around my sewing desk and I kept having to move them around while working. Perfect.

On my way to pay my eyes got stuck on a carpet with black and white stripes, on sale. Stripes cannot be ignored. Unplanned I’m decorating my room in black and white.

I almost bought this lamp, I kind of want to go back and get it.

What I need now are two string shelves in white, from Designtorget. Discount anyone?


I give it a year.

2014-02-02

I just saw the movie ‘I give it a year’ with Simon Baker. It was really funny and sweet.

Anything with Simon Baker is worth watching.


That’s a white pigeon which just flew into a ceiling fan, it’ll come alive again only to poop on her sleeve.


Updated electricity.

Our house was  built in the early 80ies. When we moved in nothing had changed much. We are every now and then adding new circuit-breakers and wall sockets to the rooms as we renovate. These are normally ugly square things, and now a days circuit-breakers seems to only come in models with big switches.

Every one of them in our house has turned a dirty grey, more so than they look in the photos.

My brother and gf put in black round ones from the brand Schneider when they renovated their flat, since then there could be no other for our house. We installed them in my room today, it’s looking pretty fantastic. Easy upgrade after you figure out which cable goes were.


Renovations of my room.

2014-01-23

We finally started to renovate my sewing room after New Years. It had badly painted cardboard paint, an old cork plastic carpet and an uninspired feeling. This photo shows before, when I’ve moved out most of my things.

 

This little flowery 80ies paper was underneath the horrible paint.

 

The previous owners of this house had just put putty over screws instead of removing them before painting the walls, not smoothing it out either.. it truly looked bad. I probably removed over 10 screws, then applied putty and smoothed it out so you can’t see the holes any more.

 

I also painted the radiator which had turned a dirty grey. It was not fun to paint with all those lines, but now it’s white.

 

Matt painted the ceiling and then we got started on the walls, white white white.

 

And here comes the lovely wallpaper I picked out. It’s by ISAK called Nova Dawn. I bought it from tapetorama.se and it arrived within 5 days I think. The site said 1-2 weeks so brilliant service. I also ordered a sample which I got within a day so I could pick out the right white colour for the walls. Will definitely order from them again if we need a certain wall paper.

 

And here is the wall all ready. We are putting in new floor this weekend, it’ll be a light oak floor. And then it’s time to find furniture!


My room.

2014-01-19

I have wallpaper! I went for the Nova Dawn from ISAK. It looks very lovely. My floor is being laid next weekend, so I have to wait another week until  I can sneak into it with all my stuff.
I’m in need of storage things. Shelfs and things.

And I still don’t have PS, feeling so empty.

I have to include these cats, I made them for Joni (my brothers kid). She’s been talking a lot about my cats so I thought it would be perfect if she could have them at her house as well. They are just more well behaved than the real ones.


Today.

2014-01-09

Matt gave me a new computer. It contains of things he didn’t need when he upgrades his computer, and something new, and some from my old one. It is better than my old one which has been growing grey hairs.

A little problem is I do not have PS or Illustrator. I can’t edit photos.

We are also ‘working’ on my rooms renovation. I’m doing ” because we are waiting for the wallpaper still so we are in no rush. I just got a wallpaper sample so I can buy the right white colour for the other walls. That should happen this weekend.

‘insert edited photo here’

It feels really empty without PS.

Also, I made the huge mistake to install The Sims 3, to see how this computer liked it. And it liked it way to much.


My room.

2013-12-31

We are starting the renovations on my room soon. Matt just got ceiling paint and moving boxes, which I need to fill.

I also need to pick out a wall paper. I want one in front of my desks, and the plan is to paint the other three walls in a matching light colour. I can’t decide on which wall paper I want though, how unusual. I want something with colour, something fun. These are four I’ve been looking at. Oh, and the floor will be a light oak history.

I really love this one, it feels very 70ies. Yellow could be sweet. But I was planning to find drawers at flee markets to paint in bright colours, and that might not do well with this paper. The background looks a bit off-white which would be nice for the other walls.


I had almost decided on this one already, but the yellow trees came in. This would probably match my idea with painted drawers better, but not sure if it’s too much. The other walls would be white.


This one is just nice, and lovely.. not really what I had in mind.


Not what I had in mind either, but I like them so here they are.

So how does a person who can’t make decisions decide now?


Christmas pt. 1

2013-12-30

I spend Christmas at my parents house in Småland, it’s a 4h trip which we do the same way every year. Matt drives me and the cats to a meeting point 2h away and we met up with my parents there who’s also done a 2h trip. Me and the cats change cars and then we all drive back.

It would be impossible to go by train with bags and two cats, one which weighs over 7kg. And screams in his box. The other one uses the box as a litter box, sometimes twice. Nightmareish.

It was a pretty quiet Christmas, my bro wasn’t with us for the first time which was a bit odd. He, Joni and Lina spent it with her family, but we’ll get Joni next Christmas. It was me, my parents, my oldest brother Micke, granny and my uncle.

And the gifts. I got a HUGE stack of fabrics from Joni, she has such good taste.

I suspect little miss Joni had an idea of new clothes with this gift. I also got Sharpist scissors, which was perfect as I was thinking about getting one for my decals.

I got a speaker to use for my phone as well. I wanted one for when I sew on my machine, I listen to podcasts on my phone but it’s almost impossible to hear over the machine, so a speaker would be nicer. Though the one I got wasn’t that loud so we went to trade it in for another one, they didn’t have any so I asked for money back. I think the sales person had eaten 50 lemons. He wasn’t at all pleased, ‘We don’t normally do that.. I can see you have opened this box.’ It wasn’t a sealed box. So we did try it for about 4 minutes, how else would you know if it’s any good, then we put it back. He couldn’t give my cash, or put money on my card, I had to email him my account number.. he went on with sighs. When we walked out we realized he didn’t give me a recite or anything to prove I had turned in something.

Matt went back and told him we needed one, and the sales person said ‘You can trust me!’ ..to which matt said ‘I have no idea who you are.’ ‘We have AWESOME reviews online, you can check it!’ ‘…still, it doesn’t say anything to me. We need a recite.’ ‘FIINE!’ He was so very nice, and we will definitely.. never go back.

Though we did after 15 minutes when Matt realized he knew his account number. Sales person was very happy to see us again, and after Matt had written down his number he pulled the paper from the table and said ‘I’ll just do it now then!’ I hope the money arrives today.

I’m tempted to give them a review.


Table-Grace.

2013-12-21

When Amanda was pregnant in The Mentalist, they made her sit a lot. Or made her hide behind things. Basically through the whole season 5. It became a fun thing to see what she was sitting behind in every new episode. I have certainly not watched this show to much, and I absolutely did not go through season 5 to find these images to make this gif.

Ok, I did.

My top 3 list:
3. Bar disk
2. Water container
1. Table on wheels with boxes!


The Mentalist.

2013-12-04

So, now we know who Red John is. It was not who I thought it was. There’s a tiny spoiler after the photos.

I discovered The Mentalist when it was in the middle of Season 1. I got stuck because of Simon Baker. I love, love, love, love Simon Baker. And the character of Patrick Jane, he does it so well. When I find a new actor who I like I tend to look them up on Imdb and watch whatever is on their list there. So I watched all of The Guardian and all of his movies I could find (Sex & Death 101.. no words needed).

Any ways. The Mentalist.

I really thought Red John would be Brett Partridge. The irksome one. He fit so well and was so darn creepy and awkward. I was a bit disappointed when it turned out to be the weird sheriff.

I’m re-watching the series now. I’m one of those people. I’ve probably re-watched it four times by now. Yes. Well, one of the reasons to watch it again was to see how that sheriff acted when he was in an episode. And also to see it all again.
I really, really hope they continue with a season 7.

Also. His favourite blue cup is broken.


And today..

2013-11-20

..I’ve been sick for a week. I’m so bored with it. I managed to take a 10min walk yesterday, first time out, and I was so tired after wards. I get so restless not having the energy to do things, create things. Yesterday I managed to do some crochet coasters, so I did two new sets of four. To have at the market in December, which I’ve still not received a full OK on. I have to go to the sewing store and get elastic waist band for leggings, hope I can do that soon.

So far, I have finished 6 Pin cushions, 3 crochet coaster sets, 4 cat coasters sets, 6 kids sweaters. I also have since before loads of puppets, a pile of beanies and bibs, 4 bottle necklaces and some hangers with cute cats and 2 leggings.

And I’m totally uninspired with the dolls at the moment.. haven’t made anything for them in a month? Gotta get that back soon. I have made these two kids sweaters though.


Kids.

2013-11-04
Living in a house brings on the kids in Halloween costumes. No one went trick or treating when I was a kid so I never think about having any candy at home, or expect them.

On Thursday though, the door bell rang two times with a bunch of badly dressed up kids, they could put an effort into it at least. The first two went something like “Trick or treat!”, “A trick please!” *surprised faces* “…I don’t have any candy, sorry.”, “…ooh.. err.. I don’t know any tricks..”. Off they went to another house, and I’ll probably get a trick next year.

Then rang the bell for a third time. Two girls stood there when I opened the door.
“Trick or treat!”
“A trick!”
“…oh..”
“I don’t have any candy, sorry.”
“…money works!”
“….mmmnoo.”

What? …what?


And I returned.

2013-11-03

It was a great weekend at my parents. Matt and me drove down on Thursday evening with the kitties, it takes about four hours down to Vimmerby. On Friday my brother, Lina and Joni came and the plan was to go to Astrid Lindgrens World on Saturday. It’s a huge park with all of Astrid’s book characters and it’s 10 minutes from my parents house, it was going to be Joni’s first visit (I bet there will be more).

I gave Joni the animal leggings and when she opened the package she smiled, they were a perfect gift. She slept with them beside her, and put them on when she woke up on Saturday.

I haven’t been in the park for years, last time probably ’94. So much had changed. Joni talked a lot about Pippi, but she fell asleep after we visited Ronja Rövardotter and had some coffee. Walked around a bit and saw Emil in Lönneberga and .. some of the other stories until Matt and me walked back home. We found a neat cat basket at the market place which was set up before the exit, so we had to buy it. Kitty loved it.


Benny and Joni on Pippi’s balcony // Ronja Rövardotters castle


Joni at Pippi’s house // Pippi has such a messy house

And in the afternoon my granny and uncle came over with my other brother, Micke, for some coffee and cake, for my birthday. That was a really nice time, and to top it we watched McGrubber later. A really sick movie! At 22 everyone but me, Matt and Micke went to bed so we watched the latest Tom Cruise movie as well, ‘Oblivion’.
That was my weekend. We came home today, after a long trip on the road with too many cars.

Extra story. Kitty decided after 4 hours she couldn’t hold it any more and peed in the travel box. We went to a gas station, cleaned it out in the rain(!) and just as we drove away she decided to use the box again for the.. other thing.. so back we went for another clean.