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1  Re: "_____ in a box" gift ideas. in Misc. Gift Idea Brain Blockage by Ylva on: February 06, 2008 04:48:06 AM
This is what I'm sending my boyfriend for his birthday:

(Click images to see them in lager format)

The story goes like this:
I lived in Madrid for 6 months and met this guy. When I went home to Stockholm in september we kept on together, and we have now been 5 months on long distance (I went to see him for Christmas though.) He has never been to Sweden, but has now finally got the tickets for coming here in easter. His birthday is in February, so to keep his spirits up and make him look forwards to the trip even more, I made him this STOCKHOLM SURVIVAL KIT.

It includes:
*Stockholm map, with comments and my favve places marked.
*Museum guide with a voucher for an entrance ticket.
*Photo guide to my closest family and friends who he will meet for the first time.
*Cinema voucher.
*Voucher for entrance to the climbing gym (my second home) and a private class.
*A pin saying "please don't talk to me" (He said he wanted one of those since he doesn't speak Swedish and his English isn't too good. It was just a joke, but I thought it silly enough to make him the pin.)
*Some relaxing tea (he is a bit nervous about meeting my family and worries that he will not understand what they say)
*Swedish candy (lakrits) (he doesn't like it much, but it is very typical)
*Chocolate (to make up for sending him candy he doesn't like)
*A pack of sugar (he is used to have muffins and biscuits for breakfast, not sandwiches and all bran cereal and yogurt like us)
*A match box with a picture of the front of a book on it. (I'm sending him the book in a separate package, since I had to buy it over the internet from Spain in order to get it in Spanish, and it seemed like a waste to have it sent to Sweden just to send it all the way back. Expensive too)

All the things have little noted on them, decorated with the skyline of Stockholm.

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2  Re: Swedish Swap Gallery summer -06 in The Swap Gallery by Ylva on: July 29, 2006 08:46:45 AM
I received my surprise yesterday, from linda_t.
Great stuff, Thanks a lot!!!

The lime green knitted thingy is a scarf, then there is a beautiful bag, a little golden purse, a button bracelet and a ring!


Inside of the bag:

Closeup of jewelery:

Igen, TACK!! De r jttefina, srskijlt vskan, den gillar jag verkligen.

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3  Rose Necklace in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ylva on: January 19, 2006 08:16:56 AM
The actual rose is made from Sculpey clay. The necklace is copper wire braided with beads.


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4  My jewelry used to be a mess... in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ylva on: January 19, 2006 08:05:23 AM
...but then I made this:

It is like a drawer that I keep in my bookshelf. The front matches the theme of my room, and makes it look really neat. It consists oc a frame with tulle as a net on one side, where I can hang my earrings, and hooks for necklases on the opposite side. It is really practical. I love it!
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5  My black-and-white theme in Interior Decorating: Completed Projects by Ylva on: January 19, 2006 08:00:27 AM
I decided my room needed a makeover, but I didn't feel like making it a huge project, so I decided to keep the walls and floor and such as it was, and just spice it up a bit with little cool detail. Oh, and I've been obsessed with black and white lately   Grin

My doll, dressed up in polkadots, and with a rose in her hand. and yes, it is her in the picture too, on vacation  Cheesy

A mobile I made. It is really simple origami. I made the patterned paper too.

My clock

My lamp. Excuse the bad pic.

Lill' sweeties living in my bookcase. I found them in my brothers' rooms. Grin

Paintings I've done to match. And some pics of my dear friends. (They live in Madrid, whilst I live in Stockholm, so I don't get to see them too often)

I hope you like it!

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6  Bags, bags, bags in Purses, Bags, Wallets: Completed Projects: General by Ylva on: April 24, 2005 01:05:57 AM
This is my collection of home-made bags so far. (Missing a few which have been given away)

Embroidered summer-bag:

Embroidered jeans bag: (my first bag)

Made during a pink-and-black-obsession-period this autumn:

Made to go with my winter coat:

From some Indian-style fabric I found laying around at home:

Small linen bag:

I hope you like them. I do  Cheesy
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7  "Newspaper" top in Clothing: Completed Projects: General by Ylva on: April 24, 2005 12:51:46 AM
I found this fabric in the sales-pile once, and I absolutely loved it. It would be a bit too messy to make an entire top out of though, so I mixed it with some plain white fabric. It was a bit see-through, so There's a second layer of white fabric underneath. The back is all white. I made the pattern.

Thanks for all the credit! Cheesy
Making the pattern wasn't that hard at all, I just drew a plain top on a piece of paper, then got out a ruler and drew some lines across it. I decided what to make which colour and cut apart at the lines. I added seam allowance when transferring the pattern to the fabric. I sewed the front (the stripes) together first, and then added the extra layer and the back just like with any top. I might make a real tutorial if I have time.
Oh, and I found the fabric in the scrap-box at my local fabric store, so it was cheap too! Grin
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8  Felt flower pin in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ylva on: April 23, 2005 05:57:09 AM
I'm really proud of this one!
The stammen and leaf are made from wire wrapped in green paper. The pins are saftypins tied to the wire by small pieces of string and covered in paper too. The flovers are felt, with seed beads in the middle.

The back with saftey-pins
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9  Rose jeans in Clothing: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by Ylva on: April 23, 2005 04:27:18 AM
These are some jeans I wore when I was 12 years old. They were way too small for me, so I decided to add some extra fabric at the sides, so they would fit again. I also undid the hem at the bottom to make them a bit longer. While I was at it, I thought I could as well add a personal touch to them, so I made the rose. It is an applique made from lots of little pieces of different fabric and a few sequins.

Front view

Side view

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10  Re: Glass Picture Marble Bracelet in Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General by Ylva on: April 23, 2005 03:02:22 AM
I just love this idea!
I couldn't get hold of any braclet thingy to glue my marbles to, so I just glued them onto thin wire, and glued a pice of fabric to the back. it's not as professional-looking, but it is much cheaper  Grin

This is how the finished braclet came out:
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