Janne Robberstad

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5- hearts and visions

By spotogspindel | December 5, 2011

Let me start the day by announcing the first Advent goody giveaway:

Angie Platten of Arttvisionz

Congratulations, Angie! Send me your address, and I´ll send you the Christmas ornament mini-house a.s.a.p! As you all well know, I am hosting give-aways every week during advent. The second one is ongoing, and there are still two more to come!

Yet another Christmas present is newly wrapped. Last year I made Christmas curtains for my sister and her partner. At first glance there´s nothing special about them. But I added  a very personal touch, writing bits and pieces of their love-story in thread in between the hearts.

Well, this year, (and now I am crossing my fingers, that my sister doesn´t read this,) they´re getting a matching apron. With the next chapter in their common history. (And if she reads it, they´re getting some other things too, so the surprise isn´t totally spoiled).

The fabric is linen in the backing, and brocade silks from China and India in the hearts.

Third, my assignment yesterday was to write a list of things I wished to have accomplished within a year. Since I haven´t done my 43-list, I´ll just do this instead. I´m going to make it short and sweet:

1. Travel to a country I´ve not been to before. Maybe Monaco? 😉

2. Attend a workshop and learn a new, creative technique.

3. Make a piece of furniture from scratch.

4. Make  guerilla art!!

And now: over to the advent activity calendar!

Start the day with wild dancing to Pinball Wizard.

By The Who. Maybe in this version. To start any day with wild dancing is to make sure it´s gonna be a good day!

Topics: Christmas, textile | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “5- hearts and visions”

  1. Tyler Says:
    December 6th, 2011 at 09:06

    your sister is very lucky! what a beautiful idea to have a story grow over the years in gifts!

    btw I got your ornament- I love it, and you’re too sweet for adding extras!!!

  2. gail Says:
    December 8th, 2011 at 03:58

    Too funny. Haven’t had THAT running through my head in a long time!