Emma Elwin

Notes from a Swedish stylist

The rabbit and the turtle

This one started crawling two days after he turned six months. So now he is finally able to do what he has been dying to do since this summer, which is chasing Stella around the house. Thankfully she’s very patient with him trying to eat her paw, grab her tail and pull her ears. I could spend a whole day just watching them. They also have the same taste when it come to toys. The other day I found the two of them happily chewing on Stella’s old smelly teddybear. Here’s hoping they’ll move on to playing fetch soon – where there is no chewing involved…

Pompom rug

I have this little DIY project going on since I found some old yarn that I got from my dear grandmother. I am making a little baby-sized rug for Dylan’s room. It really feels great to be working with my hands every evening before going to bed, the repetition of the physical movements is almost a meditative feeling that makes me so calm and relaxed. Or maybe I’m just grateful for a distraction at the moment as there is a virus going round Stockholm which means I’ve been cooped up in the house for days as I can’t take Dylan to any public areas. Whatever it is, I have a new hobby and knitting and making pompoms of yarn is keeping me busy and zen this January.

Same but different

Goodbye bank-waiting-room-sofa, hello chic seating

Sofa cover, Bemz.

I am so happy with the result of the make over we did on this pull-out sofa bed. The new cover blends in perfectly with the room – and more importantly, it no longer looks like the kind of sofa you would find in the waiting room of a bank. The only thing missing now is a nice coffee table and magazines, I’m going to start looking for inspiration, what would you go for?

My little foodie

Dylan turned six months old yesterday, which just seems crazy to me; it’s a cliché but time has gone SO fast. So far he has only been having breastmilk pretty much, with a little taste of fruit purée every now and then. I am planing to continue with nursing for as long as possible but since he loves – I mean REALLY loves – to try new food I am on the hunt for new recipes for organic baby food. Today I am trying out a millet porridge with apricot jam, I’ll get back to you on the verdict from my little foodie.

A weekend of organisation

This weekend’s plan is simple: organise the s*it out of our home. For starters I have these old wooden boxes lying around that are going to get a coat of paint. I’m really obsessed with storage and organization, do you have any life hacks on the best way to organize your things? Oops, I lied, One more thing, I want to try to skate on the now very frozen lake outside our window. Fingers crossed I remember how to skate!

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