Monday, 23 March 2009


last sunday we caught the train down to Kent for some walking in the sunshine. Alvar had a quick nap in the backpack carrier and then had a good run around through fields and forests picking up all sorts of interesting bits and bobs, a knobbly stick, dried leaves, rabbit droppings, unknown mushrooms etc etc...

whoosh up in the air...
and back down again...

then back home for some supper. As a true Swede (in my opinon) I had a guilt free day by being outside on a sunny day and taking adavantage of the rare rays....

Monday, 2 March 2009


to stop Alvar's clothes below his neck from constantly being damp, he usually wears kerchiefs, which makes him look either like a cowboy or a folk singer. Not sure which one i am least fond of. This fabric, which i got in Sweden at Skroten, makes him look more like the cheeky little boy he his. Thanks Gekko for helping me getting the pattern right! I just love this cyber sewing community!

Saturday, 28 February 2009


i finally managed to sew this tote for my friend Joanna. I hope she likes the 'fake' Marimekko fabric. It's almost the last of the red flower fabric. Next up, trying to find the correct size baby trouser from a pattern sheet that frankly looks like a battleplan.

Saturday, 21 February 2009


I love this look. She looks friendly. Dots , tweed, a little bit of red peeking out. Makes me think that the tweed skirt I have got and which I don't wear very often (but could not bear to part with) may look better chopped off a couple of inches. Found this on the Sartorialist

Sunday, 15 February 2009

beach walk

we were in Norfolk last weekend to visit our friend Shane. We went for a lovely, brisk and very windy walk on Holkham beach. The sun was out, the cold breeze pinched our cheeks and definitely blew all the cobwebs out. After that we went to a pub where there was a roaring fire and meat pie, chicken, rabbit, beef etc, was on the menu. Perfect day in my book. I think Oliver had a pretty good day too, especially since it was his birthday! Happy Birthday love! And Alvar...lots of space to run around, water, some weird things to look at in the sand..what more would you want when you are only 19 months old.

Tuesday, 3 February 2009


The heather and ornamental cabbage in the kitchen window box buried under snow.

Alvar at the kitchen table reading Pippi and being curious about the snow and the neighbours kids having a snowball fight in the garden.

A slightly creepy looking snowman...

snow in London. Not a light dusting that quickly melts away but lots and lots of snow falling through the night to welcome us into a winter wonderland in the morning. Not a single track in the road, cars buried, grey skies with promises of more to come. Makes me realise how much i miss proper winter with the spring that follows. Melting ice dripping from roof tops, snow drops peaking through the remnants of snow and spring birds twittering.

Monday, 19 January 2009

well dressed button

found this adorable clothing Le Bouton Catalog Simple styles in linen and cotton. She also has beautiful clothes for kids. All handmade, limited edition! Straight from California. Check out their family blog for serious food and weather envy.

Friday, 16 January 2009

nonchalant mum

found these gorgeous photos on the Cookie Magazine website...It's Carina Schott's house outside NYC. She is the founder of Nonchalant Mum a fab online kids clothes shop pulling together a lot of cool brands including a lot from Scandinavia. She is also writer of a blog which talk about a lot of things that interest me right now, kids, family, food and natural and alternative living.
I just love the light, easy scandinavian feel of her house. The Josef Frank fabric behind her and the happy bright rug from Ikea ( we have the same one in red). And don't get me started on the sand pit. Alvar would go NUTS for it....

Friday, 9 January 2009


A New Year walk along the very cold and crisp sea in Lund, Sweden. Blue skies and sunshine. Then home to a warm mug of cocoa and cinnamon rolls.