Here a few announcements and updates:
I think that's it for now, more Scandinavian trip photos coming up!
After leaving Copenhagen we took the train to Malmo, got a rental car (a Volvo wagon of course!) and drove to Gothenburg for one night. The next day we drove to Fiskebäckskil and stayed at the Gullmarsstrand hotel that Lena recommended. It was an amazing place. The hotel has many buildings set in a the old fishing village. It's a contrast of modern and old buildings that is very unusual. The landscape is also stunning, rocky with wild flowers all over. Ben went jogging one morning and found a little secluded swimming hole. There was a woman swimming there who told him he should take a turn swimming and so we went back later in the day. We tried but the water was freezing! The Swedes really seem to enjoy the natural beauty leaving it simple and pristine.
Cappucino at Bar Centro in Gothenburg, yum!
The town of Fiskebäckskil was filled with these cottages, so cute with all the trim.
The hotel restaurant over the water.
The building on the right is where we stayed. We had an amazing view.
The hidden swimming hole where we tried to go swimming (too cold!)
I'm happy to be back home after a great 2 week trip to Denmark and Sweden. I'll post highlights this week here on the blog. Today I wanted to show you some pictures from the first part of our trip, in Copenhagen. We stayed there for about 5 days before taking the train to Malmo and driving across Sweden to Stockholm for the rest of our time. We loved Copenhagen especially all the bicycles. We have never seen so many people biking, of all ages. We rented bikes for a few days and that was the best way to discover cool neighborhoods and little shops. Luckily too, it's flat, so it makes for very pleasant rides. Here are some highlights...
I loved all the colors of the buildings and the quaint streets. We stayed at this hostel which was very convenient for walking and biking around. This is a typical street near where were staying.
We had lunch at The Royal Cafe and after visiting the Royal Copenhagen store. We had delicious tea and a brownie. The craftsmanship of the hand painted china is amazing. It was fun that we were served our tea in the mismatched pieces.
We stumbled upon this beautiful cemetery while biking around.
We also discovered a few great antique stores on Gammel Jernbanevej in Vesterbro.
I loved this store Quriosa, I wanted to buy one of those great hanging lamps. But alas, how would I get in my suitcase?
My favorite little shop we went to was Liebe, very close to where we stayed.
I am still on vacation in Sweden but wanted to share a couple bits of news. One is that I have sposted a crochet bracelet pattern on the Purl Bee, it's free so check it out! And second is that I am going to teach a dollmaking class at Lena Corwin's studio in September. It will be a small intimate group and a nice atmosphere for crafting. Sign up here.
Also, for those who have placed orders on Etsy while I've been gone, I'll ship those out ASAP Monday, August 24th. Thanks for your patience!
We are having such a great time on our Scandinavian trip, can't wait to share photos once I'm back.
I am currently out of the country traveling to Denmark and Sweden for two weeks! I'll be back on August 22 with lots of photos and inspiration (hopefully, if we can find a way to charge our camera battery!)
Have a great few weeks,
I keep meaning to post this but there are just a few days left to see this show! I participated again in a group show organized by Jordin Isip and Rodger Stevens. It's always a fun challenge. This time it's called Dime Bag and each piece is enclosed in a mini ziplock bag. It's at Giant Robot here in NYC and all pieces are available to purchase online.
Here is my piece and MANY others. Check it out by Aug 12th!