Sunday, June 12, 2011

Reusing, upcycled and recycled... Part 1

...some popular words now a days although I am not exactly sure what the exact definition of each word is...but... I like it! ;-)
As I always try to use what I have when creating, I was happy to get some scrap pieces of fabric from a seamstress. Some of it is really small pieces but some are of pretty good size. I decided to try something new to create and this is what I came up with:

My Shabby Chic tote bag I call "Cottage by the Ocean"
with romantic fabric roses and small pieces of shells.

And with the scrap pieces I made some 

Part 2 coming dress made with my husbands old t-shirts....

Tell me about your upcycled/ recycled, items...

Monday, June 6, 2011

The National Day of Sweden!

Today is the National Day of Sweden so my Swedish heart is singing the National Anthem all day long! ;-) Here is a little video clip with some great pictures of Sweden, and the National anthem off course (not by me, though!)
I hope you enjoy the beauty of my country!



Friday, June 3, 2011

Baking in the rain!

Today is a rainy day with thunder storms coming and going. It is a perfect day for some baking! I started off with my delicious carrot bread. As I was baking the rain just kept going and it was totally pouring down...I decided to bake some more and something my dear husband would like. I pulled out my recipe book and found the very common Swedish recipe for "Love Yummies" (kärleks mums), a very delicious chocolate cake with coffee and coconut flakes. I think almost every swede knows how to make it and has a recipe for it but I have the best recipe of all! I got it from my old co-worker and friend Julia. We used to work together in Sweden at Foreningen Tradet in Orebro. She and my other co-workers from there are all dearly missed, as i live far, far away from them!
Baking this cake makes me remember all the good and fun times (and sometimes hard) we had together! I miss you all! Wanna come over for a coffee break?

Bread dough is growing and the Chocolate cake is ready to be put in the oven.

"Love Yummie" is out of the step is the topping!

Carrot bread with sunflower kernels...ready to be eaten!

"Love Yummies" chocolate cake with coconut flakes!

This one is for you! ;-)
I will post the recipe later...