Sunday, April 6, 2014
If you follow my blog or even know me personally you know how much I love buttons. During a trip to Akureyri I found some beautiful buttons in an antique shop. Some of them seem to be handmade/homemade and what they all have in common is that they are made out of wood and leather.
I went to the national museum with my boys... as you can see they enjoyed it a lot
My 7 year old
My 6 year old
The national museum in Reykjavík is a beautiful building and there are always
some new things to discover
Saturday, February 22, 2014
My little niece had birthday earlier this month. I decided she should have a cute little mousie of her own and that this would be the perfect opportunity to finally knit Ysolda Teague´s Mousie from the book Whimsical Little Knits (you can also buy the pattern online here).
This was the first time I knit a toy and it was surprisingly fun. The pattern starts with the tail/Icord and is knitted in the round, ending with the tip of his nose. I used léttlopi for this one and the pink yarn used for the tail, ears and nose is dyed with madder root. This irresistible little mousie is not only really really cute, but also an extremely quick knit...
And just because I was having so much fun with my new lens...
Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I´m fascinated by my new macro-lens and all it´s possibilities. Looking at those pictures, one can discover things that normally aren't visible. I guess it takes a lot of practice to learn how to manage a macro-lens but it´s really worth it and practicing is so much fun! Here are my first shots:
one thing I didn´t realize was how interesting portraits can turn out, using a macro-lens.
this one is one of my favorites...
Sunday, January 26, 2014
I have a mission. I really want my boys to be proud of what and who they are. I also want them to be tolerant of other people and to understand that diversity is a wonderful thing. Wouldn´t the world be a boring place if we where all the same?