My ‘wintersleep’ or hibernation

Quote Jill Badonsky - Hibernation - Dala Muses
I haven’t been writing/blogging lately, I know. It was a conscious choice I made a few weeks ago. Just because I deserve my hibernation for a few weeks :). The climate here in Dalarna pushes me into hibernation. It’s cold, snowy and dark and this has an effect on my whole being. I know it’s called hibernation in English and not ‘wintersleep’ like in wrote in the title, but that’s just a wink to my first language Dutch/Flemish where we use that word. Read more


Meet the Muse: Loree Pringle

For a long time I wanted to write about another muse of mine:  Loree Pringle from Homestead House Paint Company.  If there’s one lady who knows paint inside out, it’s Loree. I’ve been lucky enough to learn a lot from her in the past years. Read more


The Stencil Studio

Scandi boxes collection - Stencils - Dala Muses

Today I want to tell you more about the Stencil Studio, a ‘fab’ company from the UK. The plan was to show pictures of my stenciled decor displayed outside, on a table in the snow. As soon as I was displaying everything it started to snow heavily for many hours. I moved everything inside and worked from there. Cozy and comfortable!

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Sourdough bread, furniture paint and workshops

Brödladan surdegsbageri Ludvika

I have been promising you photos of our new shop for a very long time. The truth is, only half of the shop was open and finished. Jurgen and I had decided to combine our passions into one shop, one corner for me (furniture paint shop) and everything else bakery and bakery shop. I started out first and wanted to wait with this blog post until the bakery opened. Read more


For introvert creatives: my tips to put yourself out there!

It’s the evening before I leave for a short trip to my home country Belgium. I will be visiting family and teach a group of new retailers for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, together with Old Red Barn, the European distributor for Miss Mustard Seed’s Milk Paint, Fusion Mineral Paint and Cling On brushes. I have done this many times before, I have been on flights on my own before,  I have been in front of a group before, I’m not even traveling to a ‘foreign’ country, but I’m a bit nervous. I just love my comfort zone … said the girl who wanted to start all over in another country. I also love to explore things out of my comfort zone! I’m very complex you could say haha. Read more