Thursday, October 23, 2014

freezing stockholm

i can't believe how cold the weather has become lately. though it is after all november any day now. but it feels like summer was only last week somehow. i'm just not ready for this.

today was the day when both boots and the fabulous happy coat got the seasonal first wear. and it wasn't a bad decision. which make me both sad and happy at the same time. when cold winds blow in stockholm.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

my religion is kindness said the soaring bobbaloo

There was such a surprise in the mailbox today. A truly kind blog reader - you're a Starr! - sent a wee pink gift. A bob without a body. It could have been a gruesome sight, but turned out to be a bit magic instead. Like things and sights with bobs most often are.

It's like a genie appearing. A very pink one. The non-bodyless bobs were a mesmerized by the soaring sight. In fact this might be the bobbaloo equivalent to a deity. It is pink. And its name is Kindness. Middle name Sweetness. Last name... what do you think?

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

the tiny lunch company

lunch company

At the day conference lunch break I decided to enjoy my lunch outside today. On my own. Or so I thought. Because as soon as I sat down I was excitedly greeted and surrounded by a huge flock of house sparrows. All fluffy and pleading, with the odd occasion of fluttering up and down to get my attention it was like having a tiny hoard of hungry cats or loaf dogs at your feet.

In fact I felt a bit like Snow White or Cinderella with all my bird friends. Because obviously the other lunch eaters on other benches weren't at all as interesting as me. When they finally got some bread to share they became a fluffy ball of squeakers and the large pigeons who also came for food didn't dare snatch any bread from the tiny ones.

An overall good and interesting day, but this was certainly the meet cute highlight of it. Heart.

Monday, October 20, 2014

it's an m

it's an M

One of the most clever and entertaining moments I've enjoyed in a movie recently was when Johnny Depp as Barnabas the vampire in Dark Shadows exclaimed "Mephistopheles!" when he saw the McDonalds sign for the first time. Spot on!

Can't say I enjoyed the movie much as a whole, apart from the gorgeous scenography, costumes and make-up, but this scene. Hilarious.

And as you can see, Litte Miss Paw Inspector agrees. 

Sunday, October 19, 2014

sunday snuggles

Because this hibernation thing is really cool. And especially during weekends snuggling up in sofa with cats, tea and TV is as close to hibernation as you can possibly come. 

When in the company of cats, sharing is certainly caring.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

first woolly project of autumn 2014

say hallo to the first knitting of autumn season 2014 - a pair of orange wristwarmers. made to order. as luck would have it it hasn't been cold enough for wristwarmers yet (at least not that i've noticed) so these will hopefully be handed over (no pun intended) just in time for the owner to get snuggly warm with them.

and obviously the knitting is done much more quickly with an orange trio if eager bobbaloo helpers.

Friday, October 17, 2014

first lucia bun 2014

It's madness, I know, but today I had (and enjoyed) the first lucia bun (lussekatt) of this winter season 2014/15. At least a month too early I'd say. Ack, what is happening to the world.

For some reason I thought about baking lussekatter the other week already. But I don't want to get tired of them before Christmas already.

Then today I had one anyway. Sorry world. But it was lovely.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

dear autumn, where is the sun?

zigne and i

Yes you are pretty with all your burning colours. Yes you are the time for new beginnings. Yes you are the perfect time of the year for an overload of cups of tea, book reading and cat cuddles.

book and cat

 old town stockholm


But to be honest, I do wish you could show your sunny side. Because these constant grey skies and rainy days... Believe it or not, there's only so much colours, pretty socks, happy shoes and bobbaloos can do for the mood under such circumstances.


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

once upon a time i painted pots

pia k stockholm painted pot

Those painting pots days seem awfully far away. I don't feel the least bit inclined to do such painting now. Back then I used to paint, sell and give pots in different sizes as gifts. I loved coming up with colour combinations (obviously) and details. The odd pot I kept for myself. One of my favourites from those days is still this one for kitchen utensils.

pia k stockholm painted pot

Though the impression of the pot clearly improves with a feline inspector posing with it.

pia k stockholm painted pot

pia k stockholm painted pot

pia k stockholm

Another favourite is the vegetables pot. It's been used and worn with time. But with a motive that still rocks my vegetarian boat.

pia k stockholm

pia k stockholm

pia k stockholm

And of course the old carrot pot!

A while back I discovered a couple of pots with a style that felt similar to mine. Turned out it was indeed my painting. I had forgotten about that lingonberry and apple pair. A rather sweet pair me thinks. After all these years.

flower pots

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

the prosit sisters proudly present laptop skin and case

laptop skin

The new laptop has now been dressed in what can most likely be described as the most awesome skin ever. The Prosit sisters as kittens.

The customized skin was ordered at Schtickers and I'm very pleased with the quality in general. But there are two details that glitch. 

A) The fact that you have to rely on eye measurement when you change the uploaded size of the photo. It looked fine on screen but irl it is visible (to me) that the sisters' heads are a bit too flat and squeezed together compared to the actual photo. The sizing procedure should be more accurate.

B) The second glitch is that the sizing of the corners of the skin isn't perfect. They need a bit of a trim. I thought I measured the flat surface perfectly, not sure it's my fault or not. And I suppose it's reasonably easy to trim myself.

That apart, a very high degree of adorable loveliness indeed.

P.A.P cases

The new laptop has also received a proper case. Or you could also say, little sister iPad case (made from recycled PET-bottles and wool) has now a big sister. 

For weird and unknown reasons the Swedish company P.A.P's laptop cases has been adjusted to MACs only. By which they obviously miss a huge potential in customers.

I'm just pleased my laptop apparently is of the perfect case size despite being a happy non-MAC. So the 15" size is a perfect fit. I love its simplicity, design and material.

Both skin and case have been paw inspected and approved. By both Prosit sisters. Apparently the cases are great scratching cases for cats too. Who knew.

P.A.P cases
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