04 maj 2012

Personlig färg / Personal colour

Blanda din egen personliga färg! Jag har gjort hela familjens färger som tryck, genom att använda födelsedatumet som cmyk- kod. Detta har jag gjort i Photoshop, men vilket annat bildredigeringsprogram där du kan skriva in cmyk koden för att bestämma en färg fungerar säkert. Jag valde c=DD, m=MM, y=ÅÅ, k=00, och fick således en färg baserad på födelsedatum. Orsaken till k=00, dvs. ingen svart, var att jag ville hålla mig till klara färger.

How to mix your own personal colour! I made the whole familys colours by using the birthday date as a cmyk-code. I chose c=DD, m=MM, y=YY, k=00 in the colour slide in Photoshop. Any other picture editor program will work too. I used k=00 ( no black)  to get bright colours. 

03 maj 2012

Kort / Cards

Till väskorna i förra inlägget följde det ett kort som A gjorde. Kartong, tusch, mönstrat papper och lim.

Along with the bags from the previous post came a card A made. Cardstock, pen, patterned paper and glue.

02 maj 2012

Tygväskor med tryck / Fabric bags with print

A slutade på sitt skogsdagis, och har börjat i fritids inför kommande skolstart i 0.an. Som tack till den fina personalen på dagis gjorde hon fina textiltryck på bomullstyg, som jag sydde tygväskor av. De gjorde stor glädje hos mottagarna, och jag hoppas de kommer till användning. A var superduktig på att hitta på rätt motiv till varje lärare, som passade precis. Som tur var det inte farväl, utan på återseende, då L börjar hos dem uppe i skogen efter sommaren!

A had her last day in her forestkindergarten, in order to be starting in school in 0.grade after the summer. She made nice fabric prints for all her wonderful teachers, that I sewed bags of. She put a lot of thought into each print, to fit the teacher recieving it, and they got very happy. Luckily enough we didn´t have to say the big goodbye, as L will be starting there after the summer!

09 april 2012

Påsk / Easter

Vi har varit ute vid koloni-projketet hela påsken. Njutit av de få vårblommor som vågat sig upp i kylan, förberett trädgårdsland, groddat potatis inomhus, flyttat jordhögar och byggt en teletubbie-kulle. Det underbara utomhuslivet.

We have been out by our lotment-project all Easter. Admiring the few springflowers that have dared to show in the cold, preparing the kitchen garden, sprouting potatoes inside, moving around some dirt and building a teletubbie hill. The wonderful life outdoors.

27 mars 2012

Treasure Boats - the Exhibition!

Once upon a time we were asked by BIGKidsMagazine if we could make some boats for them. And so we did, kids from near and far built their ships and sent them out on a long journey, all the way to Australia. On their way they met sharks and pirates, but all survived the thrills and came safe to the destination, apart from one that apperently sunk in Davy Jones' locker. 
These ships were carrying treasures only kids can find.  Gold for homeless kids, plastic diamonds, pipe cleaners, a pair of new scissors and pearls for mom. They sparkle and shine, just like the kids that built them. 
Now the new issue of BIGKidsMagazine is finally out in the shops, and we are sailing in it! The magazine is sold in Australia in these shops, and can be bought online here. It looks like an issue filled with treasures, and I am looking forward to holding it in my hand. 
Thank you everybody that took part of this great adventure and built a boat. But now, ship ahoy, let's sail away on the seven seas!

My treasure boat is magical. It can fly and row by itself. Ladybird and bee are sailing on the boat with their treasure box. There is all kinds of treasures in the the box – rocks, seashells and plastic diamonds.
By Maippu age 5
Sailing form: Jyväskylä, Finland
The pirate captain Emma sails her boat on holiday to the beach and the jungle. She has gold and silver on board, but no water and no food. Only plates. And a fake shark to scare off other fish.
by Emma age 4
sailing form: Malmö, Sweden
The pirate captain sails a party boat which he made for the fish from all the treasures he found. The fish have fun, eat candy and dance under the disco ball.
by: Kalle age 4
sailing form: Malmö, Sweden
This is our pirate ship. We are the pirate family. Our boat is called The Cat. We hunt for money, so we can buy ourselves lots of nice things. We like to be pirates together.
by Fe, 4 years
sailing from Helsinki, Finland.
My children wanted pirates treasure boat.
We're on the seaside, so we used things we found on the beach: sea shells, sticks and stones.
By Kuba age 5, and Lidia age 3,5
sailing form Dziwnow, Poland
It is a pirate boat, on which it is a pirate. The treasure is some pearls and some of those pipe cleaners, in glittery colors.
Sailing from The land of Barbie and the city "Barbie-land-boat" and it is on it's way to the Pirate city.
Emelia age 7
sailing form Gråbo, Sweden
It is a pirate boat that my dad is driving. The propellers are treasures that they have found. It has a engine so it goes forward.
Sailing from the superman-country, from the city Krejskajer.
Agaton age 4
sailing form Gråbo, Sweden
Mario has decided that his sea is red (Mario´s favourite color) as well as the boat´s deck. Of course, it has a big sail in blue, cut with his brand new toddler´s scissors. He was very sure of the treasure´s contents: his new scissors, colour pencils and Lighting Mac Queen with Buzz Lightyear!
Mario age 3.
sailing from Madrid, Spain
The Blue Trireme is sailing home from Timbuktu carrying 3000 pounds of antique buttons for my collection. 
Hood #1 (age 14):
sailing form Cape Town, South Africa

The Blistering Barnacle sailed home from Rotostrophi the ship was laden with gold bullion for all the homeless kids.
Hood #2 (age 12):
sailing form Cape Town, South Africa

The ship, The Camouflage, has sailed home from Venezuela packed with Indian spices for the king.
Hood #3 (age 10):
sailing form Cape Town, South Africa

The Black King sailed from New Zealand, carrying pearls home for my mother.
Hood #4 (age 8):
sailing form Cape Town, South Africa

My ship, the Buon Appetito, came home from Hawaii laden with pizzas for all our citizens.
Hood #5 (age 7):
sailing form Cape Town, South Africa

The ship, The Slithery, sailed home from the Island of Tarn, laden with boxes of treasure for my friend.
Hood #6 (Age 5):
sailing form Cape Town, South Africa

The Mouse is sailing home from deepest Africa, carrying necklaces for all the girls on the boat!!!
Hood #7 (age 4):
sailing form Cape Town, South Africa

Me ship is called: Me Dog... and it is carrying biscuits from faraway for Me Dog...
Hood #8 (age 2):
sailing form Cape Town, South Africa

The man sailed off to find treasure and one day said, "Do you think I should spend my riches?" He talked to his mate and they decided to spend it on more treasure.
by Lily, age 5,
Sailing form: Nashville, United States
Our boat is called the Brice, it has a mermaid on it and likes sailing in the bathtub. Inside the boat is a treasure of a golden necklace, a golden pirate and a golden ring.
By Jude age 3
Sailing form: Baltimore, Maryland USA

My treasure boat has a heart compass to guide the way, and we are going to look for treasure around the coast of east Africa.
by Elly age 9
sailing from: International Falls, Minnesota, USA

My cruise ship is going to Hawaii, where we will meet up with family for a vacation. Family is the true treasure.
by: Katy age 11
sailing from: International Falls, Minnesota, USA

The boat has a crocodile on the side.
By Emma age 2,5
sailing from Fällforsån, Sweden

The ship has a trampoline so the pirates can swim. The treasures they are looking for are hair, or thieves they can eat. They fight with swords. The ship’s name is Julia Charlotte Tyra Johansson.
By Julia age 4,5
sailing from Fällforsån, Sweden

The captain is Maiken. The pirates dug in the sand with swords and found a treasure in the sea full of sharks in Uptien. They are going to sell the treasure to a bankpirate they saw on a piece of paper.
By Maiken age 4
sailing form Vännäsby, Sweden

The Blind Eye once sailed the seas of Eye Blind. They were searching for the treasure of Blind Eye - the pirate. The boat was sailing along and an killer whale attacked it. The ship sunk down to Davy Jones locker and they were never seen again.
by Adam age 6
Sailing form Seattle, USA

All the animals are sailing to find diamonds, so we can hang them in our Christmas tree.
By Agnes age 5
Sailing from Copenhagen, Denmark

This is a fast boat.
By Leo age 2
Sailing from Copenhagen, Denmark

This is our pirate airship "Dziagudugu". Our family is the crew of "Dziagudugu", we are all pirates! Yo ho ho and a bottle of raspberry juice! :) Our most precious treasure is our family and the time that we spend together in our ship looking for adventures.
by Stefan age 3 and Jadzia 10 months old
sailing form Warsaw, Poland

The name of the ship is "Kasvisbåt" (vegetable ship). On board the ship are treasures of a princess and a queen. The ship is taking the treasures to the grandmothers house and the treasures are originally found from a magnificent plant. The ship itself can run, fly and dive. The flowers on board are laughing happily.
By K age almost 3
Sailing form: Helsinki, Finland

A eats the mast of the boat and tells "Hnghäh!" - I think that's what the treasure is called. While I asked the name of the ship, she replied "ätä", which means in her language mother.
By A age 1
Sailing form: Helsinki, Finland
I made a list of ALL the treasure in the world, some is pirate treasure, some is my treasure and some is the Earth's treasure then I went on a BIG treasure hunt to find it all.
By: Ebi-kun age 61/2
Sailing form: Saitama, Japan
We thought the inside of the milk bottle was shining as a treasure, so we put it inside/out and left it open so the boat could contain the treasure: sweets. In the house and in the garden Samuel found several treasures: two candles (left since Christmas), a piece of the broken red watering can and three screws. Samuel wanted the treasure boat to be red (he said with sparkling eyes) and he decorated it himself. It also needed wings (he said with conviction!) While he was painting, he was looking for the letters he could recognize on the old newspaper that protected the table. We had
the idea to cut some out to write the boat's name. "Trésor" for Treasure, in French.
By Samuel age 3 1/2
Sailing from Antananarivo, Madagascar
My boat
I made a very fast steam pirate boat that is sailing from Australia to find the treasure. There is steam coming from the smoke stack and a pirate flag to show it's a Pirate Ship.
by Curtis age 5
sailing from Jervis Bay, Australia
The old steam boat
My boat is sailing form Australia to Paris. I have a scary pirate flag stuck to the front, a steam stack and colourful decorations all over.
by Ruby 7 years old
sailing from Jervis Bay, Australia
Her treasure: an adventurous ride with wild vikings
by: Selma Evalotta age 4
sailing from: Geringswalde, Germany,