Friday, May 28, 2010

Friday is my day: Blue Terracotta

Ready to go? Today we will head to France and meet Laura from
She creates lovely textile and mosaic art pieces. Have a great trip and wonderful Friday!

Handmade Fabric Bird Brooch - Textile Artisan Jewelry - Black and Cream Floral

7:30 am The boys have already left when I get up and the first thing I do is put on the kettle for tea. My daughter leaves for school a little later.

The view is beautiful from the fifth floor over the tops of the tree-lined avenue.

8 to 9 am After a cup of tea, I do kundalini yoga for an hour. Notice the T-shirt from Xenotees!

9:30 am After a quick breakfast, off to the virtual world to check my etsy shop, messages, read some blogs and the New York Times.

10:30 am This morning’s creative work is finishing a mosaic, then working on taxes. Yes, it’s tax time in France.

1 pm The kids are home for lunch today and we have tuna tomato and basil favorite quiche! It’s leftover from last night, but even better the second day!

2 pm After lunch today, I drop my son off for a haircut (sorry, he denied me permission to publish his before and after photos!) and I take a walk to a few nearby shops I love for some supplies. I found a lovely vintage lace tablecloth in Emmaus and a small remnant of linen in the deco shop.

3:30 pm Whenever I can, I make a cake for our snack, this time a raspberry loaf , which is also yummy with any combination of berries. And I get to use my frog oven mitt from Ingermaiike, which I adore!

With two teenagers hungry again at 4 pm, the cake and tea go fast! Here’s my daughter, but my 13 year old son ate the most cake! I eat quickly soI can get some work in.

4:30-6:30 pm This afternoon I’m working on a new fabric project. Can you guess what it is?

Dinner is around 8 pm, when dad gets home. First a green salad, then a frittata made with artichokes, leeks, feta and cherry tomatoes. And Ginger chicken for those who eat meat.

9:30 pm I play a game of cards with my son before bed, Five-State Rummy tonight, a game about the geography of the US. Here’s a question from the game: Which state is popularly called the “sunshine state”? If you got that easy one right, which one is called the “beehive state”?

After one last etsy check, I do some reading in the now quiet apartment before going to bed around 12 o’clock.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday is my day: ?

Sorry folks, no Friday post today :(
The person who we were suppose to visit this week forgot it.
But no worries, next Friday is booked France. Pack your bags. See you there :)

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Friday is my day:Ememem

Today we will travel to Ireland and meet Em&Toms behind these super cute needle felted bears You can spend your day in the shop by reading the sweet stories behind all those little fellows. Enjoy your Friday!

"First thought that came into bears mind right after waking up was, that this was definitely a good day.
Bear jumped out of the bed and put his slippers on..."

A turquoise blue bear with crystals in paw, brooch

Our world revolves pretty much around us from karmatank and our dog. Etsy-wise, my husband Toms does the stories for the bears and I make him something to do the story for.
In the sentence "my day is" we would most probably finish with "Saturday",
as it has that just begun feeling of the week end.
It's when you can sleep in the bed longest
and can stay up the latest and still everything will be all right before and after.

But fridays are very special too - they are the final sprint of the week.
And our friday begins somewhere around 8am. At least that is when the alarm rings.
Half an hour later the eyes are open.

This could be possibly the second thing I see after i open my eyes -
my friends on the windows ill.
Behind them the sky is cloudy - but i bet not for long.
Weather here in Ireland tends to change quite fast.
So Toms goes down to make some breakfast.
And I follow him as soon as the coffee is in the air.
A few bread and butter and a cup of coffee later I am back in the bedroom,
which doubles also as the main work room.
It is nine'o'two - the best time for packing.

Toms will bring the travellers to the post on his way to work.

It's 9:28 and and me and Cedric guide Toms half-way to the work

Half an hour later, it's three past ten and I'm deciding upon colour of the day.

From here up until six, it's pretty much me dancing with the bears and listening to the
and the tunes of Erykah Badu, Iron & Wine, Kimya Dawson and Tribed Called Quest.
Every now and then we jump out in the garden to grab some fresh air and stretch.
Oh and not to forget my little greenhouse.

Growing some herbs and tomatoes too.
Not so much for eat but because they smell so nice
that it makes want to take a full breath.

It's now seven in the evening.
Toms returned from his work and we went out for the long walk to the promenade - back
and forth it takes bit more than an hour.
And the sky's allright too

From here it is back to home.
The day is almost over, and as it is Friday, no major plans for tomorrow.
Will watch a movie or two and just slowly cruise into Saturday.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday is my day: Carambatack

Let's fly to Norway and visit Annette from
I am sure-if you have been on etsy some time already- you have seen these lovely and pretty girl prints popping out from treasuries, front page, storque..
Enjoy your Friday at Carambatack :)
Elisabeth - Print

My name is Annette Mangseth and I am the artist behind Carambatack Design. and
I live in a small village in Norway called Årnes. It`s located just outside Oslo ( the capitol of Norway ).
I live there with my daughter Pernille ,who`s 10 years old, my boyfriend Larchi and 2 cats.
On a daily basis I work as a fulltime artist / illustrator / sketcher.

07.15 am - Good morning to you all.
It `s early friday morning and my boyfriend Larchi has just left for work.
My daughter Pernille is having her breakfast in the kitchen while I am making her lunch packet. - After sending my daughter off to school I get dressed and make myself a cup of black coffee .
I enjoy my morning coffee and eat a strawberry youghert while reading the local newspaper. - I turn on the radio and my computer.
I check my Etsy shop, emails, shop and my flickr site.
I answer my mails, print out new orders and relist some items on Etsy.

10 .00 am
It`s a sunny spring morning and I go for a walk for an hour or so to clear my head and plan the rest of my day.
On my walk I picked some spring flowers. : )

11.15 am
When I return home from my walk I cuddle my cat Minoshe. She is relaxing in the sun.

11 .30 am
Lunch time!
Crispbread with norwegian goatmilk chees , a kiwi and a cup of Kusmi tea.

12.00 am.
Time to start working. After printing out orders I start packing my Etsy orders.
First I draw and decorate all the envelopes.

13.00 am
Finishes envelopes.

13.10 am
Packing Etsy and Epla orders.

15.00 am
Today orders ready to go.

15.30 am
Driving to the postoffice to ship todays orders and then to mee my sister for Sushi dinner in her hometown Lillestrøm.
It`s a 40 minutes drive from where I live.

17.00 am
Enjoying sushi / maki dinner with my sister Marie.

20.00 am - 23.30
I Spend time with my family , watch tv, put my daughter to bed at 21.00am and them just relax for a couple hours.
Then I go to bed after a wonderful day. : ) Sweet dreams. ZZZZZ