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Danish Red Cross has opened a webshop where you can buy one of a kind vintage clothing, handmade toys and designer gifts. Only for Danes though but great idea for raising money for charity.

The doll called Liv (life) knitted by volunteers buy it online here.

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“Rød grød med fløde” -the first thing you learn to say when visiting Denmark, and to everyone´s amusement. It means red porridge with cream and is a traditional dessert. Here it is, rhubarb porridge with whipped cream, home-made of course at  my grandparent´s house. Since blogging has entered my life, some peculiar situations arise when I take pictures for the blog. Like when I arranged the porridge next to the flowers and my grandmother gave me a slightly worried look and I assured her that it is quite normal for my generation to document everything they do on camera.

So I took pictures in their basement of homemade fruit juices, jam, jelly etc. My grandmother Edith still looked worried but a bit amused at this point..

This is what the rhubarb porridge  is made from, fresh from the garden.

These toys are from when my mother was a child and my son really loved playing with them, even my old dollhouse was a hit.

Hand embroidered pillows are everywhere in my grandparent´s house, even the toilet has hand crocheted towels for the guests.

My grandmother gave me this pretty vintage flower dress from the 70s. Thank you Edith.

I hope you enjoyed my family story. My grandparents mean so much to me, when I was a child I used to stay with them in the summer and since I am partially brought up abroad, they have been a stable part of my life. They really understand how to value the simple things in life and my cousins and I loved to stay there, play and eat fresh beans, potatoes  and strawberries from the garden.

My grandparents are in their 80s and still very active. My grandfather-engineer and inventor- invented the first solar energy storage system for heating in Denmark, during the energy crisis in the 70s, called Sunwell, I am so proud. My grandmother works as a volunteer at a 2nd hand shop. These volunteers care for every garment, and clean and prepare the clothes for sale, and nothing is wasted but all goes to charity. These pretty porcelain teacups are from the shop -and very cheap too.

One of the best accessory shops in Copenhagen is Pico. They produce their own product design in their own workshop ranging from scarves and shoes to jewellery and hair accessories. They have an online store as well. The materials for the jewellery are sterling silver or goldplated sterling silver. The price range is low and the quality high.

The interior of the shop is something out of an old grocery shop with wooden shelves and glass display mounts. You can get all the items in almost every colour.

Scarves en every colour.

Hairbands

Glitter, neon, leather and more.

Bows for every taste.

Pico online shop here.

Graphics for Bloesem Kids Wear Neon by Marjon Hoogervorst

Bloesem (consists of both Bloesem Living and Bloesem Kids) has been a favourite blog of mine for some time and I am happy to find out that they have launched a kids wear jewellery collection.

All the images are from their website.

Photographs by An Van Daele

You can buy them online here. The materials they used are: Swarovski crystals, neon threads of elastic and cotton and for the closing they have used 9.25 sterling silver.

They are definitely on my summer wishlist ♥

Sailor button earrings from Kawaiicph sweater from Petit Bateau

I bought some vintage buttons in a second hand store and made some jewellery from them. It is very easy to make these earrings:

First you cut of the button part with a diagonal cutter. The backside needs to be flat.

Then you glue on the earring studs, so simple, I gave them a lacquer coating afterwards so they are shiny and more durable.

Picture from my book Dansk Tatovering by Jon Nordstrøm. This picture is from a documentary from 1969 by Nils Vest and is a film about tattooing.

From the book Dansk Tatovering : graphics by Tattoo Peter, 1940

I love the naive and romtantic graphics you find in old-school tattoos.

Bikini from my vintage pin-up magazine goes nicely with the sailor style, would love one like it…

Kids sailor fashion with neon belt from Tommy Hilfiger.

Turning used Lego parts into grown-up toys. These ear studs are very small.

Lego means “I assemble / put together” in Latin and this toy continues to surprise in its ability to generate new ideas in the people “Lego-ing”. Even grown-ups find themselves engulfed in this game, and with a 4 year old in the house I have a perfect excuse to play..

It really requires patience to drill holes in hard plastic with a heated needle, so I took a break after doing one pink “diamond” Lego earring…

Fu manchu beard and Frankenstein Lego men earrings, definitely an icebreaker at any party!

I started making jewellery from vintage Lego parts a long time ago but haven´t showed them here yet, so here they are. Every time I wear them they generate nostalgic memories from people I meet.

Huge dark green Lego diamond ring, -actually a special Lego spare part and with an intricate construction.

Lego neon-yellow crystal diamond ring, also cute worn with a long colored string as a necklace.

More Lego crystal rings

Organic Lego leaf structures here used on hairpins.

A more classic variation is this smoke coloured Lego part ear stud. The shelf is from Retro Villa.

Last chance: leave a comment and win  giveaway jewellery…the winner is announced on Monday  ★ Enter the contest here!

Getting ready for new spring paper projects, paper from Tiger and Søstrene Grene…This post has pictures from the week with rain, sunshine and a birthday..

Making presents…soon I will be launching my new website kawaiicph.dk..

Can never get enough balloons…

My son´s latest DIY project is a cardboard robot.

Spring flowers from my garden.

All this spring rain is a perfect excuse for wearing my favourite raincoat with little red mermaids from Danish Danefae.

Tulips from my garden.

DIY magic..

Giveaway here ♠

Tiny glitter shoe earrings in a shoebox from Harrods

I have a miniature stash of all kinds of tiny treasures the perfect size for jewellery making.

Bottle opener with bow

I have shown these sodapop earrings before, on the left you can get an idea of how small they are. I have given them a lacquer coating.

Playing card earring studs, decoupage and lacquer coated.

Vinyl record earrings. I made the hole by using a heated needle.

I am happy to have so many readers of my almost 3 month old blog and decided to make a giveaway present for you.

How to enter the giveaway contest :  Under comments you write which Kawaiicph jewellery from this post is your favourite (you can only choose 1 item each) and why you should be the winner. Remember to leave a way for me to contact you. If you get chosen you win the jewellery you have selected as your favourite. Monday, April 18th. I will select the winner ☆ and send the giveaway present to you!

Number 1 Star Necklace

Number 2 Flower Ring -adjustable size

Number 3 Heart Stud Earrings

Number 4 Coin Earrings

Number 5 Star Stud Earrings

Number 6 Bear Star Necklace

The jewellery is handmade and the earrings are sterling silver. This is how it´s made:

First I warm up the cernit clay with my hands, then I cut out the clay into the shapes I want. Remember to make holes with a needle before you bake them. The clay is baked 30 min. in the oven, afterwards they are given 2 layers of lacquer coating. The clay is glued to the jewellery parts with uhu superglue.

Which is your favourite jewellery? Leave a comment below and you could be the winner ☆

I read the supercute blog by Sara from Minimega. She creates beautiful paper graphics such as postcards, posters etc. and shares her creative ideas on her blog. One of her posts is with jewellery made with cernit clay and I had to try this for myself. I really like these molds I bought on etsy. It is easy to use the cernit clay, my only problem is when I glue the pieces on to the jewellery parts. Especially the earring studs don´t seem to stick. I have tried with reular jewellery glue and with a glue gun. Maybe you can help me?

I solved the glue problem with superglue instead of jewellery glue. The neon flower ring i my favourite. I have more colours in cernit clay and will try some og the others, the bow is gold but looks more cookie coloured…The bright neon colors turn out nicely. After they have baked and are cold, I have given them a glossy lacquer coating.