It is a 100% linen cover with thunder bolts in black stitching and a grey felt thunder cloud in neon green stitching. Coming soon!
They are made from Swedish Birch wood and hand painted by me. I'm getting very close to launching all my products soon, so keep a look out...
Now available to buy here
Here is the finished product of a door wedge I have been working on. It is made of Juniper from our forest, and the sides are painted white, like snow setting on a mountain slope. I have called it my "Ski Slope" door wedge.
Keys hanging out. This one is inspired by the key cupboard back on the farm in Sweden (right).
It's raining spoons. Silver spoons as a cloud with raindrops.
Apron of buttons. I love collections of old buttons, I arranged them in an apron shape for this tea towel.
It is a sheepskin seat cushion! I for one do not like hard chairs, so this solves that problem without looking old fashioned and granny-like. The upper layer is grey sheepskin and then there is a layer of upholstered padding underneath with a bright border trim.
Using my granny's trusted old Singer for sewing.
I have done four days of working with wood, and tomorrow I will go back to London for a while to explore my ideas with fabrics.
My bird house with terrace is ready for a little bird to move in.
The paint drying on some of my door pulls made of Juniper from our forest.
The batch so far in my modest homeware collection. I finished the large tray with birch handles today, as well as a birch log candle holder (left). The chopping board (left) needs a rope still and the hot serving plates of Juniper cuts in the foreground also need string to make a circular shape.
It has been so satisfying working with my hands, and I can't wait to make more of my ideas into objects.
Work continues in the Lotta Cole Hem project. My back aches and my hands are rough with cuts, but when I lay my head on the pillow at night, I sleep like a dream. I love making these things in the workshop, and I can't wait to show you the finished products. Still, more work in progress below.
This is how my knife rack is coming on. I need some better tools to make this one right, so it will be put on hold to make room for other ideas for now. But it is actually one of my favourites, so it will happen.
No rest for the wicked in the workshop, and selecting some birchwood in the forest today.
This is how my hot serving plate is coming on. It is made out of Juniper from our forest. I will string a colourful leather strap through the finished pieces as you can see in my sketch.
And my collection of door pulls so far! The spoon works well but I need to shop around some flea markets for some nice old silver spoons...
Today was a great day. The tray I started on yesterday just needs painting. I have sketched a pattern for it, so hopefully it will be finished tomorrow. I have made a cutting board which is inspired by a snow-topped mountain. It is made out of old birch wood from our forest, and can hang in the kitchen. It just needs a little more attention and then it'll be done too. My cupboard pulls and wall hooks are coming on as well. I am making them out of birch from our forest. I am also going to develop the door pulls made of silver spoons further. My bird house is almost done too, just needs another coat of paint. See below what I've made today.
The wooden tray I am working on. I am planning to paint a geometric pattern on the top
The "snow-topped mountain cutting board" in progress
The bird house is getting a sky blue roof, and some moss texture that I thought was beautiful.