Sunday, July 24, 2011

Little glimpses

Some little glimpses of what we have been doing the last couple of days.
I love to refind the toys from my own childhood in my mom's cupboards. Frida Viola loves to play with them.

The books are for the wedding - guest books for memories and greetings, bound in old tapestry and paper.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


Summer vacation has begun for us. We are here.
Frida Viola likes it so much - there are so many new things to explore.

I like this little cook book on berries and fruit. Lots of projects for the summer.

Saturday, July 16, 2011


We went here again today. Such a fantastic place and such a relief to leave the city for a while. Everything out there is made well - the wooden toys, the rentable bicycles, the little places where you can sit and picnic, but most of all I simply love the open space.

Yesterday, I tried baking the flourless peanutbutter cookies found here. They are delicious!
I have made an attempt to translate the recipe into Danish - see below.

Peanutbutter Cookies

5 dl peanutbutter (der står creamy i opskriften, men jeg brugte halvt creamy og halvt crunchy, og det fungerer faktisk godt)
1 1/4 dl brun farin
1 1/4 dl sukker (jeg brugte 2 ½ dl rørsukker, for jeg havde ikke brun farin)
2 æg
1 ½ tsk bagepulver
1 tsk vanille
1/4 tsk salt

Efter eget valg:
1 1/4 dl saltede peanuts
1 1/4 dl chokolade (jeg valgte chokolade, og det smager lækkert)

Bland ingredienserne og rør sammen, fx med en røremaskine. Form små kugler på størrelse med bordtennisbolde og pres dem let flade på bagepapiret (få fx små fingre til at gøre dette! Vi har Frida Violas fingeraftryk på alle kager!) Bag ved 180° i 6 minutter, vend pladerne rundt og bag 6-7 minutter mere.

Have a nice weekend!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

My Home Today

The pile of pennants for the wedding is slowly growing... We need about 150 pieces so there is still a little sewing to be done.

The little undershirt with giraffe print from my childhood - she likes wearing it but soon it will be too small.

In her room it looks as if Alfons Åberg is a little in love with Yoshitomo Nara's girl.

Michelle Carlslund - for her very nice illustrations!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011


We have very mixed weather at the moment - heavy rain and burning sun at the same time.
I try to be optimistic wearing summer dresses, but I must admit I have been soaked a couple of times.

Photos from a playground we like to visit in the afternoon.
I like to watch the little windmills.
Soon we will be playing here.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Biscotti Factory

We have been baking all day - biscottis with almonds, pistacios and orange. For the wedding.
There is a sweet smell all over the apartment. Now they are stored in every single one of our cake tins and boxes - so many biscottis!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Busy Summer Days...

Busy summer days at the moment - making preparations for the wedding. Maybe you can guess what I am sewing for the party...?

Bought this for Frida Viola today - looking forward to play with it myself too. These looks nice as well - for long car travels.

I am perpetually in love with these beautiful tiles.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011


We play memory a lot at the moment. I like this old one found in the thrift store. It reminds me of my own childhood. Some of the objects are too old fashioned, though, to be recognized by a child today - it's funny.

Below - tonight's dinner - also brings back childhood memories. It reminds me about something my mom could have done. It was good.

Monday, July 4, 2011

My home today

I'm back in Copenhagen again. I don't know about you, but my home always seems a little changed after being away for a couple of days, as if you see it with different eyes. What was just mess or indifferent details before suddenly appear in other ways. I like this feeling.

My grandmother gave me the old, white, ceramic jug - such a beautiful everyday thing.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

A little more from mom's place

A beautiful tablecloth my mom did in the 70's - handprintet and embroidered on linen.

And some of the local surroundings - a nice old thrift store sign (Red Cross) and some cups I didn't buy.

Beautiful textiles from Birgitte Tolnov.