April 2011

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VILD ROSES

I love to take things out of its usual element and place it in not so common situations or surroundings. It creates contrast and that often helps us to appreciate things more and continue to see them for what they really are.
A rose is often seen as a very contained and elegant flower, mostly associated with decorations, bouquets, flower arrangements, weddings etc. But placing it out of its ordinary environment, the beauty and complexity of this flower will shine through in ways you never thought possible. It will assure you of its character and strengths and tell you that; to possess such elegance and beauty....you have to be a bit wild at heart.
 
Have a beautiful Thursday! /Annika
 
 
 

EASTER TABLE

What a weekend! The weather is incredible here. Our Easter Sunday was spent in good company and with great food. Sussi made this gorgeous tablesetting and decoration, and it was perfect. It was a delight to photograph. We made a fire that night and sat outside untill late. It's amazing how warm it was and today might just be even warmer. Feels like July.
 
I hope you all had a great Easter! Happy Easter Monday to all! /Annika
 

 

HAPPY EASTER!

We want to wish you all a happy easter! Things have been busy here lately and  I have been spending quite some time at Sussi's work, helping out with the easter rush. The weather is amazing here, so warm that you hardly believe it's only April.
This weekend we'll be posting some pictures of our Sunday Easter table and Sussi is going to make this gorgeous decoration. I can't wait to take pictures:)
 
May you all have a fabulous Good Friday! /Annika
 
 

EASTER CHOCOLATE

Easter holiday is no holiday without chocolate. I have made some of my favorite chocolates and shaped them into eggs. This is perfect as a gift, just place in a nice box and wrap with colorful ribbons. Or you can serve it for dessert, together with a strong cup of coffee.
 
Have a beautiful Tuesday! /Annika
 
 
 

SUNDAY BISCOTTIS

Yesterday I baked these delicious biscottis and I thought they would make a really cute gift in an old can with ribbon and an easter tag. You can download and print the tags(A4 sheet w. 12 tags) here: Bunny tags

I have always enjoyed biscottis with coffee, but yesterday I learned that traditionally (In Italy) they are dunked in vin santo. I'm looking forward to try them that way.

The recipe is fairly simple:

 
100 g chopped almonds
75 g pine-nuts
250 g flour
150 g sugar
2 eggs + 1 egg yoke
1/2 tsp vanilla sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Roast almonds on a pan.
Chop pine-nuts and mix with all dry ingredients. Add almonds
Mix in the eggs and combine until you have a smooth dough that can be shaped into 2 cm thick rolls.
Place on oven-tray covered w. paper and press lightly down on the rolls.
Bake for 15 min. in preheated oven at 190 degrees Celsius.
When done, take out the tray and cut the rolls into 2 cm wide pieces.
Turn off oven and place the biscottis in the oven for another 15 min to dry.
 
Have a beautiful Sunday everyone! /Annika
 
Have a look at Fabriken for more Sunday inspiration
 
 

SENDING SOME EASTER LOVE

Easter is a perfectly good reason for sending love to someone you care about. This is the second paper project this week and I have made a couple of cards based on my previous bunny illustration. These bunny cards are printable on an A4 and will make 2 cards on each sheet. You can also add a small ribbon and glue/tape to the card.
 
You can download the cards here: Bunny cards
 
Have a great Saturday! /Annika
 
 

A FEW FAVORITE THINGS

I get so excited and happy by the most simple things. My sister made this really cute arrangement and used a coffee tin as a pot for these lovely muscari. I think it's a fun and fresh idea. And especially if you like the retro style in your kitchen....this would be really nice. 
 
I love how this little setting just makes me want to take a break. I think everyone should have their own personal coffee tray with a few favorite things...fresh flowers, chocolate, a magazine and you favorite mug.
 
Have a great Thursday! /Annika
 
 

EASTER BUNNY BAG

As we mentioned yesterday, we have a few easter projects for you this week. Today I have put together a template, that you can print and cut out, and fold into a small bag. You can fill it with sweets, homemade chocolate eggs or have your kid fill it with something she can give to friend. 
 
The template is an A4(or make it A3 if you like). When printed, cut along the box and grey lines. Afterwards score the white lines, fold the box and glue/tape together. Punch a hole for a piece of ribbon. The template can be found here: Easter Bunny Box
 
 
 

COLORFUL COFFEE BREAKS

The weather has been insanely gorgeous the last couple of days and I crab every opportunity available, to be outside preparing the garden and enjoying the sun. This weekend I have been making a couple of trays with a bit of easter feel. It's just a mix of spring flora, some bark, moss, a pot and a couple of eggs. Everything just randomly put together. 
 I love how a simple decoration like this on the garden table light up the deck and how that cup of afternoon coffee just taste so much better, when there are flowers on the table to enjoy as well.
 
Have a great Tuesday! /Sussi
p.s. we will be posting a few easter projects this week, so stay tuned :)
 
Have a look at Fabriken for more great Tuesday inspiration.
 
 

OLIVE TREE

 

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