35th World Wide SketchCrawl

Sketch of floor hockey clubs. Water color and ink


Had a lovely day sketching out doors Saturday! Check out the SketchCrawl forum for all my fellow sketchers drawings! here

Angry Birds Easter Eggs

Angry Birds Easter eggs

Pigs from Angry Birds Easte eggs

This morning these guys had flown in from my daughters phone to make the breakfast more fun!

Happy Easter Everyone!

Love!

Inger Carina

An inspiring trip to Prague

Dress with flower. Art Deco Museum Prauge

Went to Prague,  Czech Republic this weekend. Wonderful place!

Visited the Art Deco Museum and did all the tourist sights. The Art Deco Museum had a lot of nice textile, costumes and designs from the era. Don’t miss it!

Art Deco Bead sculprure. Detail Art Deco Museum Prague

This is a detail of a large center piece for a table! Spectacular! Beaded sculpture of three gardens representing spring, summer, fall and winter. Unfortunately my photos was too blurry :) This was the only good one.

Dress with yellow bow. Detail. Art Deco Museum Prague

Looove detail!

Embroidery on skirt. Detail. Art Deco Museum Prague

I bought a new mini watercolor box and a water brush.

Sketch, Water color and ink. Green iron fence. Prague 2012

Green iron fence at lunch break. Nad Štolou, Sparta.            Water color and ink

Crooked Staropramen water color and ink. Prague 2012

Crooked Staropramen beer :)
Water color and ink.

Sketch water color and ink. Pretzel table stand at pub. Prague 2012

Pretzel table stand at pub. Water color and ink.

Sketch Water color and ink, Prague 2012

All liquids in the bag for the flight. Water color and ink.

Necklace. Sketch water color and ink Prague 2012

Necklace. Water color and ink.

Sketch on the flight. Water color and ink Prague 2012

Sketching on the flight home. Water color and ink.

Buttons and lights in the ceiling. Flight home from Prague 2012. Water color and ink

Fast sketch. Buttons and lights in the ceiling. Flight home from Prague 2012. Water color and ink

Crocheted Ipad Cozy

Crocheted Ipad cozy with flowers

The cozy is filet crocheted in white with some effect ”blobs” in bright colors. And a Apple inc. ”apple” in yellow on the back where the apple is placed on the Ipad. I added some crocheted flowers and leafs as well.

crocheted back of the Ipad

Wanted to use spring-colors so the scrap looked like candy! love it!
even-the-scrap-looks-like-candy

I used the iPad as a template and traced it on the translucent paper. Then I pinned the front and back panels so that they got exactly the template form. Sprayed with a little water and let it dry.

pin to the right shape

The apple did not ”want” to get the right shape so I had to mix sugar and water into starch and drip on. First, I pinned it so that the apple got the right shape. When sugar-water dries it becomes very hard and keep the shape for long.

starch with sugar water

The next step was to crochet double crochet(dc) around the edge. And leave holes where all the buttons and sockets are.
Then I sewed the two pieces together.

Double crochet around the edge

Voilá!

needles zoom and back zoom

crochet Ipad cozy

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Knitted Mittens in Ice Cream Colors

Mittens compleded (on a cafe table in Berlin) Spring 2011
Mittens finished (at a coffeehouse in Berlin) March 16 2011

Knitting Ice Cream Colored mittens for spring

Midi project: Thin gloves of scrap yarn. I mix all materials. Cotton, glitter yarn, wool, synthetic yarn – it’s the color that ”decide” :)
Have no pattern. I just knit free hand and make notes so I can make a second mitten exact as the first one. (But you mirror it.) Thin needles 2-3 mm.

Next step is knitting the thumb

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An Inspiring Trip to Berlin

U-Bahn Berlin. Photo: © Carina Bergholm Sundén
U-Bahn Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz

I was in Berlin this week Thursday to Sunday). I love Berlin!

Graffiti paint shop in Prenzlauer berg, Berlin
Graffiti paint shop in Prenzlauer berg, Berlin

Tukadu Bead shop Mitte Berlin
Window display at Bead Shop Tukadu, Alle Shönhauser strasse, Mitte, Berlin

Tea Pot Beads at Tukadu Bead shop Mitte Berlin
Teapot-beads :) They also had the most lovely cake-beads!

beads fairies and bows
Trolls, fairies and bows….what more can you need? :) A perfect place!

Old beautiful hardware store in Prenzlauer berg
Old beautiful hardware store, Max Werk, in Prenzlauer berg at Greifenhagener Strasse.

Plastic pancakes displayed outside the pancake place
Plastic pancakes displayed outside the pancake place. Just like in Tokyo! Cute!

Frei = Free
Frei = Free

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Felted Toadstool Necklace

felted toadstool necklace

Mini project: Felted toadstool necklace.
Tested a technique I had never tried before – needle felting. It was sooo much fun! Really sculptural. Made some toadstools in various sizes and putt on a necklace chain. When I, quite happy looked at my new necklace, I saw to my horror that it didn’t look like a cool toadstool necklace at all, but as a chain with pacifiers on it! :D Oh nooo!

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Knitted Tea Glass Cozy

cup glass holder cozy

Mini project: Tea Glass Cozy.

I drink a lot of tea and like my tea hot. As you know, it is difficult to find the ultimate cup for drinking. I want a big cup but don’t like when the tea gets coold. A tall glass is best for me. Hot tea and glass is not a good combination for your hands… I knitted a little piece of ribbing in cheerful colors and voilá – it’s both practical and looks nice! :)

How to:
Double pointed needles 2-3 mm (0.79 – 1.18 inch)
Approx 44 cast on.
K2, P2 until it has the right height for jour cup, mug or glass of choice.

I love to mix and match so this is made of cotton yarn, wool yarn and pink neon colored nylon yarn. (I’m not at all orthodox with my materials. I mix natural fibers with synthetics all the time) :)

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Earrings with letter beads

earring with letter beads Mimmi

Mini project: Earrings with my two daughter’s names Betty and Mimmi. Feels great to wear ”them” to work! One in each ear :)

earring with letter beads Betty

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Me Made March ’11

You already know about the Wardrobe Reform project (more info here) to make our own clothes as long as possible and not buy any new ones. Now Zoe over at ‘So, Zo…What do you know?’ started this really good project where you promise to actually USE your hand made things. So, during the month of March, I will use a hand made or remade garment or accessory every day. (I wear a scarf  every day in the cold :) that I knitted myself. But I will always wear another home-made item too!)

If you want to join in, just go to Zoe’s blog and sign up there! It will be lots of fun!
I post photos along the way :)
Kind regards,
Inger Carina

me made march