Thursday, March 31, 2011

Things We Forget (Inspiration)

Things We Forget is one of my favourite blogs.

Every day you can see "post-it notes left to their fate in public places". These quotes are inspiring and touching and I love looking through the blog!

If you need a pick-me-up, a reminder of what's important or some inspiration to keep going, head on over - it's worth your while :)

(All photos/ post-its borrowed from

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

I surgically removed a wisdom tooth 2 weeks ago, which made me sick. Then I got a horrible virus that I'm still recovering from. Plus I've gotten an infection where my tooth used to be.
That's why I haven't posted in a while, so I'm sorry about that.

I thought I'd share this video that we watched in psychology class today.

It's quite interesting and funny.

What do you think?
Do schools kill creativity?
Do you have any suggestions or ideas for how students can be more creative in school?

I will be writing more on this topic, so be sure to check back.
Be sure to leave a comment :) - (it may get included in the next post)

Remember to check out the poll to the right, and send me any questions or requests here if you wish.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Brooches in the Hood Brightening My Mood

This morning I was not feeling well.
I was dizzy and had a headache.
I did not think I could manage going to school.
But I pushed myself since I had a short day.
It went OK, and I had a driving lesson afterwards.
It went pretty well.. I felt progress - which is a good sign!

I had a horrible rash when I came home. I think it was a heat rash.. I get those when it's warm. Even though it's still winter here in Norway, I had a heat rash. Just proves how hard I was concentrating whilst driving!

But when I got home, after getting a shock when I looked at myself in the mirror..
I got a burst of energy!
It's so strange - I get these energy bursts at the strangest times.

I was home at 2 pm so I thought I would do my homework for tomorrow before One Tree Hill and Home and Away. (Yes, I'm addicted.)
So I did my Spanish and Psychology and then I even had 45 minutes to kill until 3:15 pm ! Usually I just plop myself down on the couch and stay there until dinner.. but today..

I cut - I glued - I scrunched - I crafted
I found inner peace.

I cut using my awesome Mummin
scissors! :D

My fabric stash and circles I cut out

Getting my glue ready

Glueing (I usually just glue all over
the place but this pattern is just
for show ;) )

Spreading the love

Scrunching it up

I made 4 new blue Garden Pinks.
I even took pictures while I was working (see above). - Sorry, no tutorial, but I thought I'd show you a bit of what goes on here.

I'll be making a necklace using three Garden Pinks after I've made two more.. and I'll make 1 brooch using the remaining one. (You see, one turned out a bit smaller than the others.. and we can't have that can we!)

The stash and a pretty box I store them in

Brooches in the hood

Belly up

I guess the lesson is that no matter how tired I am, I need to craft daily because when I craft, everything else is muted.
My thoughts come at the same pace as my crocheting, for example. I can't think too many things at the same time whilst counting loops - or my crocheting will get messed up. When I don't craft, I think too many thoughts at the same time, lose control and confuse myself.

When I craft I find inner peace and it helps me later as well.

I was still a bit dizzy when I came home today, but it was gone after crafting. My headache disappeared too.
I felt good. I had and have energy... which makes me happy...

Click to buy me here! (Ps. box not included in sale)

What keeps you going?
Do you get sudden bursts of energy? -What, where, when, why, how?
Does your stash live in a box?
Let me know below!

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Blue Garden Pink BROOCH

I just uploaded a new product in my online store, a Blue Garden Pink BROOCH --

It's a single Garden Pink made the same way as each flower I made for this necklace.

The brooch is really pretty and I love how it turned out!

I made the flower using cotton fabric and glue. It has felt backing with a pin.

It really spruces up an outfit, but is elegant and quite discrete at the same time.

A true Gentle Flower.

This costs 120 NOK and can be bought here or by commenting below.

Let me know what you think in the comments and if you'd like to see this in other colours!
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