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The blog of Swedish artist Johanna Öst.

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Wardrobe

Jun 26, 2012 in Home and My photos

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Finally got around to taking some semi proper photos of my wardrobe! It doesn’t have any windows so it’s really hard to photograph well. The photos are still a bit dull and grainy, but they’re the best ones so far.

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Green 40s suit

Jun 2, 2012 in Sewing and My photos

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I finished this suit, made from a 40s pattern, quite a while ago and you’ve probably seen it in a few Instagram photos since I’ve been wearing it a lot, but now I finally have some proper photos of it.

I got the fabric by accident when ordering what I thought was a very pale green fabric on Etsy, I got a refund but didn’t have to send the fabric back. I realised it was a great fabric anyway, and just the right size for making up this pattern.

I made a matching belt as well but I don’t have a buckle for it yet, so this black patent belt will have to do for now.

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She-Ra castle

Apr 24, 2012 in Dolls and toys and My photos

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Remember this painting? I made it in exchange for the She-Ra Crystal Castle and a whole bunch of the dolls. I never had any She-Ra toys growing up but I’m a huge fan. When I was a kid I cut out the Crystal Castle, dolls and horses from a toy catalogue and played with them like teeny tiny paper dolls.

I did a huge, amazing toy trade with Nathalie, who I got this from, many years ago when I was still living at home, but I turned down the She-Ra stuff because I simply didn’t have room. It’s been nagging me ever since so about seven years later I finally asked if she still had it and would be willing to trade, and now it’s mine! I still want some more dolls and horses, especially my favourite Catra, but I’m so happy I have all this.

I’ve been cleaning and fixing everything up and now it’s all done. There are few things I like as much as cleaning and restoring toys.

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Hair flashback

Apr 19, 2012 in My photos

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A few old photos of what I think is probably the best hair I ever had. This was back in 2004 so I would have been about 19. Sadly I’m now allergic to hairdye and can never have black hair again. These photos were actually taken after my first allergic reaction.

Though even if I could dye my hair again I’m not sure I could do it. I’ve come to identify so strongly as a blonde that I’d feel totally weird about it.

I could of course cut my hair this short again, but I just don’t think it would have the same effect with blonde hair.

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Strawberry Surprise

Apr 15, 2012 in Dolls and toys and My photos

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Random My Little Pony photo documentation before packing this one away! I don’t have any room to display my ponies so I don’t really buy them anymore, only at flea markets if they are cheap, in great condition and a pony I especially like. This one happened to be all of the above.

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