onsdag 30 december 2015


I am just crazy about papercrete! Can't wait to see how it holds up to the wet on and off again winter we are having. But for now just making small things for the inside.  

torsdag 17 september 2015


The Flowers are fall, the darkness is fall, the rain is fall but the temperature is Swedish summer! Little strange but hey, I'm not complaining!

Can't really see the pot at all here! But it is nice, I promise! Probably should have planted succulents instead. Oh well, next time. 

söndag 2 augusti 2015


Thought I'd show a little of the papercrete process. First I take lots of newspapers and office paper and shred it (luckily my office has a paper shredder, maybe not common in this digital age)

Then I pour water over all of it and let in soak for a week. If I'm in a hurry I pour boiling water over it, then I  can use the next day.  I mix it with my concrete mixer, or if a smaller batch, the paint stirring attachment on my drill. This is how it looks all mushed up. 
Now ready to drain excess water and add cement and perlite. 

måndag 27 juli 2015


Ok, ok. How in the world can I keep up with everything? Instagram, Facebook, etsy, Pinterest.  (Plus of course, work, housework-yuck, I don't do it! workout, Skype with grandson and daughter far away) so the blog has suffered. But I'm going to try to improve!
This huge flower pot is papercrete, made from old paper, concrete and perlite.

A lot of old newspapers! And recycled papers from work (they think I'm crazy at the paper shredder). 

torsdag 28 maj 2015

tisdag 16 december 2014

Dreaming of a White Christmas.......

This is what it was like in Sister Bay, WI, the day after Thanksgiving! I hold that dear to me now as in Stockholm it can't be any grayer , no snow and dark. Just a week left to get in the spirit

torsdag 27 november 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

A special thanksgiving today 27 November, my Emily's 27 th birthday. Still dark here in Sister Bay but soon I will wake K and drive to Green Bay and pick Em, Seb and little Noah up. And at home, William is trying to get things ready for the 1st of advent!