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Sock monkey – The big brother

About 2,5 years ago I made this sock monkey for my nephew. At the time it seemed like it will be just a gift. However, there was a spark, a deep falling in love, and ever since then an incredibly... Continue Reading →

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No two pipe cleaners are alike

Like any other crafty person if I need something for a project I head to the craft store. I imagine a sculptor who does installations would head to the junkyard, or one who carves marble to a quarry. Like the... Continue Reading →

Little mouse on a boat

Each year I try to make something really special for my husband for Christmas. I've painted for him these last two years (see the posts here and here), so I thought I'd do something different this time around. That's when... Continue Reading →

Multi-functional table anyone?

Mr AP and I have a cozy little apartment. One where everything has its place, where everything is multi-functional, and where there isn't really room for much else. Whenever we played a board-game we would play it at our dining... Continue Reading →

Birdhouse update – Roof damage

The mornings are crisp. Fallen leaves are rustling under my feet and the air smells of rotting, decomposing nature. As the bottom of the sky reddens with the sunset I draw the curtains, snuggle up to a good cup of... Continue Reading →

Recycling, upcycling and partying

One of the things I love about the English language is its fluidity, its inventiveness, its hunger for the new. I feel that it is that language which organically moves, dances with the speaker and not in the moldy rooms... Continue Reading →

Rat bookmark

I had this weird sensation while working on this rat bookmark. I felt like I was bouncing up and down a seesaw. Sometimes I found the project exhilarating, something I did not want to put down. Other times I definitely... Continue Reading →

Testing the rat

If you'd ask me what is the hardest thing about designing a new pattern I'd tell you its figuring out how that piece of flat thing you are holding in your hand is going to turn into something 3D. Oh,... Continue Reading →

What’s all the fuzz about?

Recently I started noticing that a lot of the felt objects, ornaments that I made started to look worn. They look dirty and the contour of the designs themselves distorted. Upon closer inspection I realized, however, that it is not... Continue Reading →

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