Tuesday, 26 August 2014

blog series: for the love of { color } #003 brown

{ #003 brown }


Brown really is the most natural of them all. I love it for it's ruggedness and earthy feel. When I think about it, I see wood. And wood is another of my favorite mediums! Especially light wood, stained wood, painted wood. I love the texture of wood too. And the knots and grain of it.

To me it is a reliable color that represents the earth and every thing natural...




{ featured above... clockwise from top left }

* Wooden hearts
* Blind mongoose. Well he only has one eye.
* Piece of wood. From my love.
* Bow & Arrow. Made by my love.
* Round earrings. Worn by my mother in the 80's.
* Hand-carved elephant. By my love.
* Picture of that place that you don't know and never been to and probably never would go to... but that you dream of...


Monday, 25 August 2014

the { BIG } reveal... { clue 3 }


{ clue nr 3 }

It's all about... 
A place of birds and bunting. Paper and flowers. Wood and food. Wine and prettiness. And so much more...

Do you have any idea what the { BIG } reveal is???

Remember that I am stretching it out... so keep a look out next Monday morning as it is { spring day } and ALL will be revealed. The only condition is that my friends and family are not allowed to comment as they all know!

Monday, 18 August 2014

the { BIG } reveal... { clue 2 }


{ clue nr 2 }

It's all about... 
70 creatives will get together in a street with a saddle. The house of Jesus is here.

Do you have any idea what the { BIG } reveal is???

Remember that I am stretching it out... so keep a look out next Monday morning for the last clue and then on { spring day all will be revealed. The only condition is that my friends and family are not allowed to comment as they all know!

Monday, 11 August 2014

the { BIG } reveal... { clue 1 }


{ clue nr 1 }

It's all about... 
three friends and something that originated in a house... and started over a cup of coffee.

Do you have any idea what the { BIG } reveal is???

Remember that I am stretching it out... so keep a look out next Monday morning for another clue and then on { spring day all will be revealed. The only condition is that my friends and family are not allowed to comment as they all know!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

{ dear } July

Dear July,

Thank you for:

* ideas magazine / idees tydskrif
* frilly socks
* washi tape
* annie sloan chalk paint
elmien
* jelly tots
* washi tape brooches
* typo sale
* 1 600 likes

{ ideas magazine / idees tydskrif }
It was such an awesome day when I opened the Ideas magazine / Idees tydskrif for July 2014 and found a little snippet on Miss Milly! It was a proud moment for me as only I will know the amount of hours and tears and hard work that went into the last few months since I started with Miss Milly. I am a big fan of this magazine and to be mentioned in it, is a great honor!


{ frilly socks }
Finally cold enough weather so I could wear my pretty, girly, floral frilly socks from Cotton On!


{ washi tape }
I was super excited about my mega stash of washi tape that arrived via snail mail! Some awesome new color and design combos to work with!


{ annie sloan chalk paint }
I bought 3 beautiful colors of the famous Annie Sloan chalk paint and tried my hand at it for the first time by painting three crates I bought from Pep Home. They came out beautifully and I am totally hooked on this versatile paint.


{ elmien }
I visited my beloved friend Elmien from Owl & Fox and she set the prettiest girly table for us in soft pastel colors with delicious treats and our favorite tea, Earl Grey... She has perfected the art of hosting and making pretty! She spoiled me with a BOX full of birthday gifts, beautifully wrapped! I opened all of them but packed them back in the box to keep until it is my actual birthday when I will re-open them :) Such a special day with such a special person!

 

{ jelly tots }
The new Jelly Tots coated in white chocolate are just to die for! Have you tried it yet? I shall call it my "discovery of the month".


{ washi tape brooches }
Of all the brooches I make, the ones made from washi tape are my favorite! Aren't they just too beautiful? If you would like to see some more, head on over to Miss Milly's page on Facebook.


{ typo sale }
Very few things in life come close to a visit to Typo. And when they happen to have a sale, it is even better! Found some real pretties! I am now the proud owner of a stag head!


{ 1 600 likes }
It seems that Miss Milly grows by a hundred likes a month because it is exactly one hundred likes more than it was in last month's post! Thank you to each and every one following along!

Monday, 4 August 2014

the { BIG } reveal


If there is something that I really battle with, then it is to keep a surprise. I am good at keeping secrets but when it comes to a surprise... I have to admit that it really is not one of my strong points!

In my early twenties I was invited to a lady friend's kitchen tea. As it was my first one ever to attend, I didn't know that these things are meant to be kept as surprises. So a few days before her kitchen tea, she phoned me up and asked me if I will go with her to buy something she still needed for the wedding, on the coming weekend. My reply was: "But isn't it your kitchen tea this weekend?"... and with that reply I was pulled right into the world of not keeping surprises. And I have forever battled with it. 

Needless to say I am always the one blurting out what I bought as a gift for someone. A very sad state of affairs if you ask anyone in my life. I've had conversations like this before: "Do you want to know what I bought you for your birthday?" Mark: "No babe." Me: "Oh, okay. But I am gonna tell you anyway! I bought you an Orbital sander and Jigsaw. They were on promotion at Builders Warehouse." And there goes the surprise element. Right out the window.

So with this secret that I have been living with since 05th May 2014 @ 12:10 ( I know the exact date and time because I still have not deleted the call log on my phone... to remind myself constantly that it is not a dream!) it has been a daily battle not to blurt it out on Facebook or my blog. I decided to instead, keep it interesting for all of you and stretch out the feeling for a little while longer!

So here's how I am gonna stretch it: I will compile some clues, leading up to the { BIG } reveal... the only condition is that my friends and family are not allowed to comment as they all know! I will do it over the next few weeks, so keep a look out every Monday morning and then on { spring day } all will be revealed.

Do you have any idea what the { BIG } reveal is???