Thursday, January 3, 2013

This and that

I'm still adjusting to the "real world" after such a long and wonderful break.  I haven't done any crafts yet in 2013, but I definitely have quite the list going. Caryn (my sis) and I are planning on holding monthly Christmas craft days so we can actually accomplish everything we want to by next Christmas.  I will be sure to post what we create next Saturday.

I received a lot of Scandinavian inspiration over the break.  This wall hanging being one of the inspiring things:

My sweet little sister, Maren, picked me up this wall hanging at a local craft fair she was at (for $7, what a steal!).  

And Caryn bought me this little beauty:

Yes, that's right. I'm going to be a Swedish hardtack making fool. Or a knäckebröd fool as the Swedes say.

I also received a couple incredible Scandinavian Christmas books from my dear Mom/Dad and Aunt (thank you!).

I will be sure to post projects as I attempt them.  I also got a pretty awesome Swedish cookbook that I will have to share a recipe or two as I try new things.

All that to say that I am excited about all the new craft possibilities 2013 is going to bring. It's going to be epic.  And fun. And very Scandinavian. Stay tuned.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful holiday. I have the Swedish crafts book :-) DH and I tried all of December to make homemade lefse, but never had the right combo of everything washed (pastry board & rolling pin covers laundered, ricer, griddle, turning sticks etc. washed) and ingredients on hand at the same time, but we are all set for this weekend! I haven't ever tried making knäckebröd. I should put that on my list though.

  2. I had not heard of the Christmas crafts scandinavian style book yet ~ thanks for sharing :)

  3. Happy New Year Kathryn!
    Love the Scandinavian wall hanging! What a great Christmas gift. I have been eyeing a few on EBAY...can't believe it was only $7! What a bargain:)

  4. Ooooh, you are a girl after my own heart! So happy to have found this blog! I am an artist and a teeny tiny bit (ha!) obsessed with scandinavia myself! That wall hanging your sister gave you is adorable! I bought a Swedish wall hanging for Christmas myself. And love the rolling pin. I'm so looking forward to seeing what you come up with for 2013! ~Heather

  5. Christmas Crafts Scandinavian Style is a fabulous book! There are enough projects in there to keep you busy all the rest of the year! Make the Christmas mice first!!! They will steal you heart away.

    LOVE your new wall hanging! LOVE it!