Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all of you! I can't believe 2011 is about to end, but I look very much forward to 2012. It's been sunny and lovely in Gothenburg today, it almost feels like spring is here already.

I hope you all have a great New Years Eve.

Oh, and don't forget to enter the giveaway if you haven't, it goes on for two more days :) See you next year!

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Paper Flowers and Paper Cranes

Paper flowers and cranes
Paper flowers
Paper flowers
Paper flowers
Paper flowers
Paper flowers and cranes
Just after the holidays I usually feel a bit restless and on Christmas day I was scrolling through one of my favourite decoration blogs when I found a post called Pyssla en pappersblomma. English translation: Fold a paper flower. In the post there was a link to this little video on how to fold beautiful paper flowers. After watching the video I folded some flowers out of patterned paper and once you learned how to do it it was really easy and fun!

Afterwards I also decided to fold a paper crane which was a bit more difficult but after watching this tutorial it suddenly became feasible. Origami has been really popular in Sweden for a while but I've always thought it was too difficult for some reason, so I never tried it. As you know I'm very fond of flowers and birds, so now I can't wait to find some more patterned paper and perhaps some newspaper so I can fold a whole little collection of cranes and flowers to decorate my apartment with. Let the folding begin! :)

Friday, December 23, 2011

Have A Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to all of you! Thank you so much for all your support, orders and lovely comments this year. I hope you are all having a great time during the holidays.

I finally managed to find myself a beautiful Christmas tree this year and every time I see it it makes me smile. It was definitely worth every penny :)

It's great to see that so many of you have participated in the giveaway in the last post. A note for those of you who are not members of Facebook: you are of course also welcome to participate. If you still haven't entered the giveaway you can do it here.

Have a great Christmas this year. See you soon!

Friday, December 16, 2011

Just in Time for Christmas - A Little Giveaway

Nora blouse - A/W 11
Nora blouse - A/W 11Since it’s almost Christmas soon I have decided to do a giveaway of the sweet Liberty blouse Nora from Up The Wooden Hills's Autumn/Winter collection to one of you lovely readers. The lady who wins will receive a Nora blouse especially handmade for her in her size.

Nora blouse - A/W 11

Pic 1, 2, 3: Photography by Beata Rydén. Model: Hanna Lindblad. Styling by Lisa Marie Andersson
Pic 4, 5: Photography by Up The Wooden Hills

The rules to participate in the giveaway are:
1. Like Up The Wooden Hills on Facebook
2. Write your name and email address in a comment below.

If you have already liked Up The Wooden Hills on Facebook before, just write it in the comment when you post your name and email. The giveaway will continue throughout all of December. The lucky winner will be picked out at random and announced on January 2nd.

Good luck to all of you and hope you are enjoying these lovely December days.

Lisa Marie

Thank you so much for all your sweet comments in the last post about coffee cups :)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Cups of Coffee

I know I might have mentioned it before but Sweden is so dark this time of year. I feel almost wiped out some days because of the lack of daylight. One must try to do as many cheerful things as possible this time of the year to not get tired or fall into a low mood. Put up Christmas decorations, eat good food, listen to good music, do creative things, do fun exercise and spend time with friends and family helps. And drinking coffee helps a bit too, especially when there is a little collection of cups to choose from that I have collected over the years! Above are some pictures of a few of them.

As promised, this week there will be a little surprise on the blog - actually it's tomorrow already! Can't wait!

See you then :)

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Christmas mood

Some pictures from this week. I feel very much in a Christmas mood at the moment. This year I decided to bring out a special Christmas table cloth that I inherited from my grandmother. I like the pattern on it with the cute rabbits and the girls, boys and the little birds dancing together in a ring.

Another favourite Christmas decoration for this year is my angel chimes. I'm not sure if it's such a popular Christmas decoration anymore, even though they are still being produced. I always feel very nostalgic when looking at it and it makes me remember celebrating Christmas as a child. My parents always made me put the parts of the angel chimes together and then we listened to the sound of the angels striking the bells while the candles were burning.

I know the blog has been a little bit quiet lately, but next week there will be a little surprise! So stay tuned for updates!

Oh, and one last thing:
If you happen to be in Gothenburg at the moment you should definitely visit the Christmas market Julform at Wernstedthallen inside of Röhsska museet - if you haven't already! Tomorrow is the last day they are open. My friend Elisabeth Dunker from Fine Little Day is one of the exhibitors. Some of the things she sells at the market are also available in her lovely shop.

My friend Klara Bothén is also one of the exhibitors at the market and she sells her beautiful hand-knitted mittens called "Granliden" there. In order to have a little stock of mittens available for the market Klara's grandmother helped her knit some of them :) If you are not able to visit the market you should definitely visit Klara's blog and her shop and have a closer look at the Granliden mittens there instead. They are so pretty!

I hope you all had a great Saturday!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Pink tulips

Pink tulips
Pink tulips
Pink tulips
Today I'm sharing some pics of pink tulips I bought last week. Flowers always brightens up the work days in the studio! I'm so happy to see that the flower stores carries tulips again, they haven't been around here in Sweden since late spring.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Paper birds

A while ago I bought these birds at Ikea. They are Christmas decorations called "Yrsnö". I'm very fond of them and I like that you can have them hanging around during the rest of the year too.

Since the birds are made out of paper they are very easy to make your own alternative versions of. If you have some thicker paper you can use it to make a bird body and if you have normal paper you can use it to fold the wings. To insert the wings you can just make a rektangular hole in the bird body. White paper doilies or tissue paper in different colours instead of normal paper are also nice alternatives to use to fold the wings in.

Happy Friday!