PALLET

Ive always been fascinated by what can be done when reusing a pallet. I started today with sending one of them that i got ages ago from a friend and I must admit that it is not as easy as it sounds… I would like to make a little table for my living-room out of it. So stay tuned and ill be posting pictures when done!!

but here some ideas id love to fullfil that i took from Pinterest

Image

for my living room

Image

for the hallway

Image

shelving

SPLASH

One of my favourite movies of all times is “The Big Lebowski” and in this movie there is the scene of Maude  flying from the ceiling simply splashing a lot of colours on a huge canvans. What a dream!! Ive always wanted to try something like that, it must be so much fun!! I’m not Maude, but in my little world I simply had to try to feel a bit like Maude and Pollock combined!

I was 7 months pregnant with Vincent and felt very emotional. Then was when i took an old canvans given to me by the same lady as the previous post and started throwing paint/feelings onto it!

Colours

Colours

Detail

Detail

Detail

Detail

MI VIDA LOCA

Sometimes I find my self with a brush in my hand and the urge to paint. I am definately not good at it, but art is not always beautiful, is it? :P

A few years ago a very nice lady gave me an old canvas as a present. You might wonder, why an “old” canvas!? Well, I love a bit of texture and put some colour on an old painting is just what I did here. And how cool is it to give a new life to an old piece that might have end up in the bin?

Mi vida loca

Mi vida loca

detail

detail

detail

detail

I do also love tattoo and I took the inspiration for this painting while watching Miami Ink

FLYGVAPENMUSEUM

Linköping is known in Sweden for its University, its great hospital and airplane Saab! Two little airplanes are the first thing you actually see driving into town. They even have a museum about war planes and history. And thats where i took Vincent today with some  friends. It was actually really interesting and cool, expecially because they have a big kids-section where they can play and esperiment!

Here the link: http://www.flygvapenmuseum.se/

Im not a big motor fan, but i do love taking picture and it was quite a fun place to play with the camera, so here it goes…

planes

airplanes

propeller

propeller

The three crowns

The three crown

A rooster, a sheeo and a duck

A rooster, a sheeo and a duck

Yellow and blue

Yellow and blue

Vincent playing

Vincent playing

Vincent&Meme

Vincent&Meme

ball

ball

TULIPS

I was walking around town yesterday and I saw some shop window signs advertising spring: “Spring is here!” I found it very amusing since we still have a meter of snow, it is a couple of degree plus zero if the sun is out, no sign of green anywhere and my feet are as cold and wet as five months ago!

Well, a couple of friends came visiting today and brought me a bouquet of tulips… that really made my spring!! So with a smile on my face a enjoyed playing with my camera!!

r1

r2

r3

r4

LEMON BUTTER BISCUITS

One of my favourite chefs is Jamie Oliver. Maybe I love him because he really likes Italy, maybe because of his accent or maybe because i find him quite attractive, but I definately love the simplicity of his cooking. Wandering around Pinterest I found one of his recipes and i decided to give it a go, even if i never really baked any buscuits before. I must admit that my son and I had a blast!!

Here is the recipes

http://www.jamieoliver.com/recipes/fruit-recipes/lemon-butter-biscuits

and some pics

Ingredients

Ingredients

Vincent at work

Vincent at work

...after two hours in the fridge

…after two hours in the fridge

 

the dough is ready!!

the dough is ready!!

Vincent has fun!!!

Vincent has fun!!!

10 minutes in the oven and...

10 minutes in the oven and…

IMG_9069

…voilà

Lemon butter biscuits

Lemon butter biscuits

PS: the first time i baked them I used lemon as the recipes says, but this morning I was toolazy to make it to the store and used lime instead!! It worked even better!!! :)

 

 

 

 

 

PAPER SPRING

Here in Sweden I work as a mothertongue teacher for children. Every child that has a foreign parent or both, has the right to have their mother language lessons from the age of one at kindergarten. (Sweden does have some up sides!!!). I call them all “My” children and for the first time Id like to share with you a very exciting lesson I had today with some girls from 8 to 10 years old.

I wanted to talk about the four seasons and because it has been two very sunny and beautiful days, with a tiny little feeling of spring, I chose to do some hancraft flowers with them. First we read the instructions together which gave me the opportunity to do a bit of grammar as well and then we started working! It was a success!! We talked all the time sharing ideas and short stories about ourselves and even though it doesnt look as much, I am pretty sure that those girls went home today a bit richer (or at least I like to believe so!)

I only meet the kids once a week and in elementary school I try too often to concentrate on the pure language with grammat and exercises, so it is very nice from time to time to sit back and enjoy a fun hour with them!!

Italian instructions...

Italian instructions…

material

material

@ school

@ school

My girls @ work

My girls @ work

flowers

flowers

the final result

the final result

We all did different things in the end, but thats just part of the fun!!!