Going through my studio space

Going through all my things in the studio space because we are moving to a better place soon. Found a lot of photos and old art pieces from my studing years. (MFA at Konstfack Art department.) As an artist I’ve mostly worked with animated art video but in school I had a severe filet crochet CRAZY period. I filet crocheted so much I ”crocheted myself” and couldn’t crochet for years. I posted one VHS piece yesterday and these guns are my most displayed piece from that period. This is on the same theme as The ”Soft punch” piece.
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(for the record: I don’t like guns)
This makes me want to filet crochet again because it is a very good technique if you want to build three dimentional pieces.
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Title: ”A girl´s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do”, made in 1998, gun approx 25 x 13cm (10″ x 5.2″), cotton yarn.


I get a lot of questions if I have a pattern for this piece and I’m sorry to say I don’t have one.

Even if I would have one it would not be possible to make it according to my pattern, because you must have the exact same guns to make the mold from. Mine was a pair of play guns from 1977 which is not on the market anymore. :)

In the comments to this post I try to explain what technique I have used to make these. Hope thats of any help!

Before DVD there was VHS

VHS_NewTitle: ”Before DVD there was VHS”, made in 1998 , 19 x 11cm (7.6″ x 4.4″), cotton yarn.

Micro craft project

You get some peculiar ideas while having a fever.. A Granny-square-charm for your charm bracelet. Crocheted in sewing machine thread from Gütermans – ultra thin…..
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Like It’s going to stay sharp and nice and not roll up to a little dusty knot after only two days of use……. Thank you my friends for cheering me up with your comments!
Hope you all are well and healthy!
Kind regards from the cough in Stockholm

Mini craft project

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Still in bed. Mini-crafted a crocheted bracelet for my wrist watch. Six mini granny squares, held together with sterling silver rings. Not very practical… but maybe cute.

Granny square rug Give away – last days to post

While I’m at the Gallery working with other things than crafting over the weekend, I would love if you entered my Give Away.
Just comment at the post about it before Sunday 00:00 o’clock the night to Monday (the 28th)this weekend. (Stockholm time).

Scary wallpaper-crochet

Update on crocheted wallpaper project:
OH NOOO! This is getting really scary! The colors just don’t translate well from the wall to cotton yarn. It looked so good when the yarn wasn’t crocheted – but now it’s hideous.
(it’s even worse in this blue-tint Swedish winter non-proper-daylight image)
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These wool yarns looks much better! Going with this yarn/color-sample to the local yarn store tomorrow and see if they have something in cotton in these colors.
I give this project one more chance – if it failes – it’s ”in-the-cupboard-under-some-other-scaryprojectstuff” and forget about it.

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In the Crochet twilight-zone

- Sorry, your card was declined…
- Ok, take this and crochet me a beer please.
- There you go…
- Thanks, cheers mate!
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I’m in Podcast heaven

Got the iPod Touch for Christmas from my super kind mom. I’m a gadget geek and just love to read the manual of stuff like this. It has everything; surfing through Wlan, lots of GigaBites for video, movies, music and PODCASTS! I’m a fan of Sister Diane over at CraftyPod and usually I listen to her interviews while working on the computer. Now I’m a subscriber and I filled the iPod with all the episodes I’ve missed. Wonderful world of crafty goodness! (as Diane puts it). My morning walk was all to short today – I long for tomorrow morning so I can listen to an episode about 60′s & 70′s crafting. This walking and listening to PodCasts about craft is going to do wonders for my cardio :-)
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Due to the big screen on the iTouch I got concerned that it would get scratchy in my bag among all the things I carry around with me. I crocheted a Brigitte Bardot-checked pink/white cover for it. Added a tiny bow. The iPod is staying in its home with a little band and a kittybutton on the back.
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Now, I’m surfing over to Granny-along! Bye bye.

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My first Give Away!

First: Thank you
During the night I had my 3000nd visitor! It’s amazing THREE THOUSAND visitors, it blows my mind! I’m so happy for all of you that has visited me and all of you that has listed me in your blogrolls. Nice people posted my stuff on Makezine & Craftzine (great webMagz check them out) My flowers on a stem was in Dagens Nyheter (Sweden’s largest morning paper) and my lovely brother did a shout out on his super funny blog (Swedish blog). Thank you all! I love that you helped me to make this connection with all you fellow crafters out there.

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Then: Story
Went on vacation without a craft project – forgot my craft-bag – so I found this yummy thick paper gift-wrap string and a nr7(millimeter) crochet hook at the supermarket in Borlänge City. Vibrant colors. Love texture, so I crocheted standard granny squares and they have a great bulky feel. They turned out big, each is 22x22cm (approx 9×9 inch) with 4 rows. Put six together to make a carpet 68x45cm (27x18inch).

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My first Give Away!

I will ship this carpet to you anywhere in the world. Just make a comment on this post before 00:00 (Stockholm time) the night to Monday 28th of January (I give it a little time because I’m not sure someone really wants it :-) If it’s more than one person posting, I use ”random.org” to draw lots. You don’t have to formulate anything if you don’t want to – just post somewhere I can get a hold of you.
Don’t worry I won’t send you my worn floral folklore clogs :-) It’s just for the image. If you are interested in folklore as The Dalahorse and clogs like thischeck this site out.

A project for a nightowl – crocheted credit cards

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Do you take Visa?
(don’t we all need some crocheted credit now after all the Christmas shopping? )
This is one of those moments when you suddenly take a step back and look at yourself crocheting a Master Card in super thin sewing thread two o’clock in the morning. What on earth am I doing?
But you probably also now the feeling of getting an idea and you just have to try it right away. This project is up there with the crocheted wallpaper project in November :-)

Happy new year everyone! I’ve been on a vacation up north in Sweden to the beautiful Dalarna . If you like Swedish folklore – this is the province to check out.