Thursday, October 30, 2014

Anno 1808

Perhaps you remember some of the articles that Janne Toftegaard from the company ”Anno 1808” wrote for the magazine? She’s been doing handmade decoration items for us on a freelance basis and we’ve had a great and inspiring co-operation on many levels. One of Janne’s first articles was about the making of these nice cotton wool Santas that really resemble the old ones. Here you can find instructions on how to make these great Christmas decorations yourself. /Vivian

In addition, Janne has just published her first book about this fine craft. Find out more at:

Monday, October 20, 2014

Delightful changes

We haven’t been blogging much lately but for a good reason: we’ve been working hard – and still are – on finishing our new book full of exciting do-it-yourself projects involving our paint and wax products. As we have decided to only show completely new projects in our book, we’ve gotten ourselves into a lot of work. Although the paint is very easy to use, it’s still very time-consuming to develop the ideas, get all the pieces of furniture, and paint and patinate them. Hard work but lots of fun because we just love painting and being creative! We have a great team here at the editorial office and in the company as a whole, and such a project requires everybody to work extra hard next to all the everyday tasks. We want to thank all you lovely people in the Jeanne d´Arc team for making this happen. We’re really looking forward to showing you our book…but for now you’ll have to do with some simple blogs. /Vivian

Do you like what you see?

The book will be published in Danish, Swedish, Finnish, Dutch and German. An English version will be printed, when the paint is available to overseas areas.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Creative October

Now is the time to get started with creativity indoors. To many of us creative people, getting our very own space for these pursuits is the greatest happiness... In this edition of the magazine, we focus on creative space. This has resulted in some interesting articles with great ideas for the decor. Fortunately, old crafts that are about to fall into oblivion are taken up again and make a comeback as hobbies. At the slightly more ordinary end, we show you several examples of lovely fall wreaths which you can easily make yourself, and we take you inside different, cozy and inspiring homes. Happy reading. /Tina