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upthewoodenhills Finally: snow! ️ Thank you so much for all the Merry Christmas wishes! I hope you are enjoying your holiday! ♡ 18h

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upthewoodenhills Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays everyone! I'm lighting candles and sipping coffee slowly before we begin with the Christmas dinner preparations for tonight. Also in this pic: the current late evening obsessions since two days back: making paper snow flakes. :) Hope you are enjoying your holidays! ♡ 2d

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upthewoodenhills The day before Christmas Eve here in Sweden. I'm almost at my parents' place in the south after a few hours trip from Gothenburg. Looking forward to dinners, watching films, reading, seeing friends and relatives and of course a lot of crafting! :) Happy Holidays to all of you! I hope you are spending this time of the year with your loved ones. ♡ 3d

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upthewoodenhills Wrapping up some last things before Christmas. So looking forward to be heading south tomorrow. Hope your Monday is great - and don't forget to rest in between all of the Christmas preparations. :) 4d

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upthewoodenhills Very subtle and beautiful Christmas vibes at this place. Love all the hyacinths. (#artillerietstore) Been strolling around town a little this weekend and now I'm resting. Tomorrow I'll be having my last workday before Christmas. :) So happy that it's finally winter solstice today. Looking forward to lighter days from now on. Hope you're having a beautiful weekend. ♡ 5d

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upthewoodenhills Yesterday I made gingerbreads together with @solveigsdotter, @jrnstrm, @asollander and @photographybykarina. It was such a beautiful evening and besides baking we bought take away, had tea and listened to Christmas jazz. There was a long quiet moment (probably a few hours) where each one of us were totally focused on putting icing on each of these little cakes. :) I haven't put icing on gingerbread since I was a kid I think, it was quite challenging to get it to look good! ;) Happy Thursday! ♡ 1w

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upthewoodenhills Origami pieces I've been working on lately. ♡ Not entirely sure where I'm headed with the bigger pieces that looks like circles but they've been a way for me to "master" the craft and they are also extremely addictive now once I've started making them :) 1w

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upthewoodenhills Latergram from about a week back, when there was sunshine! Been packing orders today and slowly getting into a Christmas mood. When there is time left I try to organize all the items in this tiny tiny apartment, besides the usual clutter that I'm trying to reduce, I really need to organize my work space as well. Hoping that it will all be in order for the holidays :) Hope you've had a beautiful Tuesday. ♡ 1w

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upthewoodenhills The finished result of the collage for @jumperfabriken :) It's titled "Winter Mornings" and it features their knitted cardigan "Arwen". The collage was inspired by the ritual of waking up early in the cold mornings, grabbing a cosy knitted sweater, lighting candles, having coffee and see the daylight arrive. ♡ I hope you like it! :) 1w

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upthewoodenhills I've been meaning to show you a little collage that I did for the Gothenburg based clothing label @jumperfabriken a while ago here. I was so happy when they asked me to put together one for this season as well. I've been waiting for the right time to post and now when things are slowing down a bit at work and we are moving towards the holidays I thought it would be a nice time. :) I've been wearing their wool knitted cardigan "Arwen" during this entire fall, it's been my favourite garment to wear especially in the cold mornings. This is a little sneak peak of the collage of it, the whole collage will be posted later today. ♡ 2w

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upthewoodenhills Malmö looking pretty. ♡ Leaving for Gothenburg now. I had a wonderful time here. See you around Christmas again. I really enjoy Gothenburg but southern Sweden will always be closest to my heart I think. :) Have a beautiful evening everyone - and thank you for the sweet comments in the previous post. See you tomorrow! ♡ 2w

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upthewoodenhills Not sure what happened to the storm here but when I woke up this morning there was sunshine and a blue sky. The clouds are coming back a little bit though. I don't wanna leave this place, even though nice things are waiting at home. Great things always happen here, because this is the place where I get to spend time alone, think, read and experiment with things (mostly paper right now) ;) and ideas. It's actually here the magic happens - in a cluttered apartment with three introverts (mom, dad and me) doing our own things and then we get together for breakfast, lunch, fika and dinner during the days. During my childhood we were always unable to do things as a "group" - family activities and so on, so it ended up with everyone doing their own activity and it was totally okay. :) Everyone of us dislike to be forced into social situations without being able to prepare ourselves for them. There, I said it - yes I'm an introvert! :) Feeling really inspired at the moment. And I'm so happy to say that 1). the round origami decorations, to the right in the pic, have finally been worked with to a point where they are ready for international shipping and ready to launch for real (!) in the beginning of 2015 and 2). I'm also working on items in light grey - what a lovely, calming colour that is. What are you up to today? :) Happy Saturday! ♡ 2w
  •   upthewoodenhills @sillytracyrose Thank you! Sending lots of love! 2w
  •   zimtsternhh Thank you for sharing! I was also always told in school that I was not participating enough and shout be more outgoing... So I always felt, that I'm not ok the way I am and should be different. A few years ago I stumbled upon an article about introversion and it was an eye opener. Knowing it's just how my brain works and totally normal... I still struggle with the whole topic and finding my place, but it was definitely a huge relief! Have you read "Quiet" by Susan Cain, yet? I bet you'd love it! 2w
  •   mariela__79 Can't wait for 2015 and order one, you and your family sounds like us️ happy Sunday2w
  •   upthewoodenhills @zimtsternhh Thank you for reading! And thank you for your beautiful comment. I've been struggling for almost my whole life trying to accept the fact that I wasn't like the others. I also came across an article about two years ago about introversion that gave me answers and opened my eyes. The writer mentioned the Susan Cain book but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but now I'm thinking of buying the book for real. I've been reading a book about introversion by a Swedish author that's been really inspired by Cain's book and it's so great to finally read about these things and through that to get to know myself better. It helps so much to know that it's biological whether one becomes introvert or extrovert and that gives me extra comfort in knowing everytime I think about that I should try to "change". It's better to accept it and feel proud :) Almost all of my closest friends are introverts and this has been a hot topic and a huge relief to talk about lately :) 2w
  •   upthewoodenhills @mariela__79 So happy to hear that Mariela! 2w
  •   zimtsternhh Yes, acceptance and hopefully some day even being proud about it is definitely the way to go :) Now that you mentioned it... I think I also bought that Swedish book on my last vacation (I've been learning Swedish for a while), so I guess this will be my reading material over the holiday. ;) the "funny" thing is, that in many books about this topic they say that in Scandinavian countries introversion is more accepted, so it was sad to hear that you had the same experiences in school that I had. 2w
  •   dromma Jo jag funderar mkt dels i egna vuxna sammanhang, jag själv är ju rätt bra på att ta plats, och känner väl ett behov av att istället lyssna på andra mera. Sen såklart pga mina barn, som antingen är platstagare och väldigt sociala, eller introverta samt någon som är mera blyg. Att ha koll på vad som är vad, vilka som är vad och att bemöta på rätt sätt verkar ta mig hela deras uppväxt så jag hoppas att de överlever resa! 1w

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upthewoodenhills Did my work for today, now: rest rest rest. There's a storm coming here in southern Sweden. It's rainy outside and very windy. Posting a latergram from the apartment today. I haven't gotten into decorating that much for Christmas this year but I took out the angel chimes - one Christmas decoration that I really enjoy and that makes me think of childhood memories! So I'm getting candles for that one soon. :) Speaking of Christmas: my friend Jenny, known as @jennyskantz is having a Christmas calendar together with some other small, great and creative designers here at instagram. If you want to participate in following the calendar you can look under #theswedes_christmascalendar2014 too see more of the beautiful things coming up for each day. (And lots of nice things to vin if you have little ones at home) :) I can't believe we are already halfway to Christmas! Again, time is moving fast. :) Have a beautiful Friday evening! ♡ 2w

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upthewoodenhills #tbt - from two years ago when there was snow at this time of the year in Gothenburg. Now I'm at my parents' place in southern Sweden. It was nice to step into a warm home and be served with homemade dinner in my current state. Feeling grateful :) 2w

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upthewoodenhills Thank you so much everyone who came to the workshop at @formfroken yesterday! I hope you had a great time - it was a lot of fun! I'm recovering from a cold today and I lost my voice so I think that it's finally time for a few days of rest now. Looking forward to it. :) ♡ 2w
  •   analog1984 Beautiful 2w
  •   homestyle59 Vackert! 2w
  •   kristianjessiesilver Beautiful colour! 2w
  •   camyleahofcarpathians nice shot 2w
  •   vallmovinda Tack själv!! Det var fantastiskt trevligt och roligt. Jag har just inhandlat en bra sax och en linjal. Vintern är räddad! Vaknade förresten imorse och kom ihåg hur man viker tranor, det fanns nånstans i bakhuvudet. Krya på dig! 2w
  •   upthewoodenhills @vallmovinda Vad kul att du tyckte det! Bra med sax och linjal - vintern är verkligen räddad då! ️ Och bra att minnet om hur man viker tranorna också kom till liv, det finns så otroligt mycket kul att vika! Tack för fin kommentar! 2w
  •   upthewoodenhills @homestyle59 Tack! 2w
  •   mayahill_exsupra The colour is amazing 2w

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upthewoodenhills What a sight for sore eyes - blue skies in Helsingborg! :) Almost in Malmö right now. Looking forward to a few days off, and before that, to see some of you tonight at the origami Christmas workshop I'm hosting at @formfroken! ♡ Happy Wednesday! 2w

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upthewoodenhills Getting packed and ready to go to Malmö tomorrow! :) I want you to know that I read all your comments even though I haven't been able to respond to all of them lately. I really appreciate them and thank you all for taking the time to write something now and then. :) And I also wanted to tell you that @vintagefabriken is having an offer today in their #fabrikensjulkalender where you can buy my origami decorations and get free shipping on them together with a beautiful gift wrap! Read more about it under today's pic over at @vintagefabriken! ♡ I'm closing the office for today to rest a little, this whole season has been very intense and fun and I'm looking forward to some holiday soon to catch up and gain energy for the new year. Hope you are enjoying your Tuesday! 2w

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upthewoodenhills Happy Monday! :) The sun is shining and the sky is blue in Gothenburg again. I'm off to southern Sweden and Malmö in a few days to host the very last origami workshop this year in the evening of December 10 at @formfroken. We still have spots left for this one so if you are interested in joining it you can read more about it on www.upthewoodenhills.com/workshops and if you'd like to buy a ticket you can click your way to www.upthewoodenhills.com/products or buy it in @formfroken 's shop! We will be making smaller Christmas decorations during this course and everyone who attends will also get a special set of patterned papers that you can use to make more Christmas decorations after or during the course. Hope to see you in Malmö on Wednesday evening! ♡ 3w

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upthewoodenhills Good morning! ♡ Sunday morning and soon I'm off to the beautiful store @lekioskshop to host my last origami workshop this year in Gothenburg. We have a special Christmas theme for this one where we will fold smaller Christmas decorations :) If you live in town I warmly recommend a visit to Le Kiosk - they opened last week - a cosy small interior store with many pretty interior items and some vintage as well. They are located at Sveagatan 20 in Linné town. Wishing you a beautiful day! :) 3w

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upthewoodenhills Saturday and finally finally sunshine after almost another week of grey weather! Happy weekend. ♡ 3w

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