The Swedish summer stencil collection

The Swedish Summer Stencil Collection - Dala Muses

It’s the most abundant time of the year. Summer has started, or to be more precise: It’s Midsummer in Sweden, one of the highlights of the year. An appropriate time to tell you about something super exciting I have been working on for a while now. It’s so hard when you can’t tell anyone what you’re so passionate about. After the launch of my stencil collection inspired by Scandinavian folk art, I walked around with another, but very specific, idea for a new stencil collection. I’m so happy to tell you that it’s ready! Read more


Finally a flower drawer dresser

Flower drawer dresser in Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint - Dala Muses

Installing a dresser with the drawers used as planters (a ‘flower drawer dresser’)  was high up on my agenda since years. I never had a balcony or a covered deck and lived in a very rainy country so I postponed the whole idea. Since we live in Sweden we have a covered balcony and deck. Perfect! Read more


Moving out!

Moving out to Kraftcentralen 1911 - Dala Muses

Yes, I moved out. It sounds like I’m 18 years old and moved out of my parent’s house, but it’s ofcourse only for work that I moved to Kraftcentralen 1911. After 7 years of working from home, first in Belgium, later in Sweden, I decided it was time for something new. Spring is here! Time for new ideas and a new stage in life. Read more


Scandinavian blue and red, part 3

Scandinavian blue and red with Fusion Mineral Paint - Dala Muses

You may have seen in a previous post about the Artist’s Way that I have a thing going on with red and blue right now. I took photos from my newest secretary desk, a place where I can sit down and journal. When choosing the colours my inner Katrin Cargill popped up and said ‘sorry, red and blue, again”. It has become an obsession in my house.  Read more


On-trend colors that speak to me.

I need color. Desperately. It’s quite a dramatic start of this blog post, but Winters are long in Sweden and I’ve had it with different shades of white, grey, black and blue. I’m longing for Midsummer, wildflowers, sunshine and color. This, and Miss Mustard Seed, inspired me to write this post. Read more