Hi out there!
It's a new month and I sure am glad about that. I find January the worst month of the year, at least where I live in the south of Sweden. Raw cold (live close to the sea), windy, rainy and generally dreary. The light is slowly coming back though, hooray to that!
Here the day has become 1 hour & 34 min longer, up in the north 3 hrs & 28 min longer. 🌞
Last week husband & I spent four days in the cottage. We drove to the nearest town to get more food, and also took the opportunity to visit the local Dollarstore. Got a few bits & bobs from there.
Wide glitter tape. Always come in handy in a bullet journal or a traveler's notebook (or maybe you'd like it for your Christmas cards?)
The roll to the left is not washi but actually patterned silver tape, but it works fine for crafting too, I've tried it!
Dollarstore has lots of inexpensive canvases, acrylic paints, notebooks, albums, storage and more.
Quite a bit of snow at the cottage.
View from kitchen window
When we left last Monday it was 2½ dm (9,8 inches) of snow (but we did get the car out, phew!).
A nearby lake
When in nearest town we also made a stop at Netto.
Already got this flowery black stationary & envelopes, but I'm going to make a journal (like a mini album sort of) out of the envelopes so I got another pack.
There're 10 envelopes in each pack.
The stationary will go in my junk journal (that I haven't stitched yet...). 😏
I've made a Memory Book from our trip to Tallinn in Estonia in August, and printed out lots of photos in varying sizes, and it was so much fun that I'll probably do more of this in the future - hence the photo paper.
I've yet to write on this spread
I wrote about the beautiful Memory Books from Vibeke Spigseth in 2016: here
Also wrote about the beautiful city of Tallinn: here! (they've got craft stores!!).
Did a couple of art journal spreads:
Background is the silk paper that I showed in my last blog post. Cutouts from Daphne's Diary
Different blue acrylics, and I've used metallic tempera color through a stencil for the snowflakes (that are barely visible). Cutouts from Stamperia cardstock.
Get so happy listening to lots of birds chirping outside in the garden, such a happy sound! Before I started on today's blog I went out to change the water in their bowls (they use them a lot!), and made sure there are enough food in the 3 feeders.
I sure look forward to spring. Imagine the lovely sunshine, multicolored flowers, the Japanese cherry blossom trees (in May), the lovely scent of things growing, having coffee out in the sun.... Aaaaaah!
This photo is from 'Silent City' Mdina on Malta
In a couple of months perhaps. Can't wait!
Wish there were no January and that May were twice as long...!!
I hope that some of the tips in today's post could be useful to you. If nothing else, the doublesided tape is a real bargain (2 rullar för 30 kr, en rulle är 10 meter)!
Trevligt fredagsmys på er
and have a lovely inspiring weekend!