torsdag 22. desember 2011

One year...

If you are willing to take a minute, please check my other blog. Today is a very special day!

tirsdag 22. november 2011

Little houses!

I made some houses, for Christmas.
Made with scraps only (the linen is not exactly scraps, but stash fabric for more than 10 years). These were a lot of fun! I think I will make more:-)

Great for Christmas presents:-)

søndag 20. november 2011

The last of my swaps.

As I told you yesterday, I have a couple of more things to show you. 
First, the "Pretty Little Pouch Swap", which I sent to Megan in Los Angeles.
She got the package, and I think she liked it.
I made this pouch from the Curvy Clutch pattern from Keyka lou.
I really loved sewing this clutch, I had fun choosing fabrics, quilting the linen and playing with different types of wrist bands. I ended up using a chain.

The last swap I was in, was the "Goodie Bag Swap", where we sew bags for a secret partner and send it filled with some scraps and if we want to, some other extras as well.
I had a lot of difficulties with this swap, I made three bags before I was happy with the result.
Again, I used a Keyka Lou pattern, this time it was the "Lots of Pockets Tote" pattern.
I love the result, but my partner didn't receive her package yet, so I can't tell you where I sent it. But here it is:

I have decided that this was my last swap in 2011, I need to focus on Christmas presents and other things. I'll get back to swapping next year!

lørdag 19. november 2011

Been busy!

I'm so sorry I have been away from my blog for far too long... I have been busy with life and some sewing!
There has been some swaps that I will show you, and some Christmas presents that are in the making.

First of all, my mug rug from the "Mug Rug Swap adventure 3"!
This one came from Sweden, from Karin.
She made me a beautiful Christmas mug rug, and sent some very nice extras along with it.
Thank you so much!

Then there is the "Scrappy Swap", and I got the most thoughtful gift ever from Marian!
She made a frame from fabric scraps in my favorite color and framed a lovely poem she found on my other blog. I can't tell you how much this poem means to me, and how well it describes the feelings and emotions about loosing a baby... 

She also sent wonderful scraps and a delicious chocolate... Chocolate didn't make it into the picture, I'm afraid.

I have been sending some swaps too, the "Scrappy Swap" to Leila.
She is expecting her first baby, so I made a little hat to send along with the scrappy pouch and fabric scraps.

I have a couple of other things to show you too, but I think I'll save it for another post.
Have a good weekend!

Hugs <3

søndag 16. oktober 2011

Mug Rug Swap adventure 3.

I joined this swap for the second time, and this round there was a holiday themed swap. The twist was that our swap partners could choose their holiday!

My partner had chosen Thanksgiving as her holiday, so that gave me a challenge. We don't celebrate Thanksgiving in Norway, but I did my best and came up with this!

Maybe it's not exactly Thanksgiving, but at least it's autumn themed, and as my swap partner said that she likes rich, warm autumn colors, I think this will be ok.

I added some cute little details, buttons, crochet leaves and rick rack. I'm happy with the mug rug, and I hope the recipient will be too. It was sent on a long journey yesterday!

Have a nice sunday!

lørdag 15. oktober 2011

Swaps... Again!

First, I would like to take the opportunity to tell my readers that today is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day. This is a cause that needs more attention.

I will light candles this evening, and I hope you will too.

Now, to something completely different!
I had a great mail day yesterday:-) 

My Pretty Little Pouch arrived!
It came all the way from Florida, USA, and it is the most gorgeous project pouch. 

I love the details, stitchery, YoYo's, the zipper pull... Beautiful!
The green text fabric is great.

There were extras in the pouch too.
Beautiful, hand dyed yarn from Chile, and a crochet pattern.
This yarn is gorgeous, soft, and it has a great color. 

And another pretty little pouch!
Lovely green fabric, and with pockets inside.

I love all of my presents, thank you from the bottom of my heart to Jeannie in Florida! 
She is such a great swap partner.

tirsdag 27. september 2011

F-R-I-E-N-D-S swap.

I had lots of fun making and shopping the items for this swap! It is going all the way to Sue in Australia. I really hope she will like her swap!
These are sneak peeks, I don't want to ruin all of the surprise.

Sue likes rich autumn colors.

Something for sewing.

Something to wear.

Something to write ideas in.

Something for sewing and something for personal use.

I put a couple of surprises in the package as well, a last minute gift...
Hope you like this, Sue! I had a great time with this.

lørdag 10. september 2011

Doll Quilt Swap 11 recieved!

I got my quilt a few days ago, all the way from Asheville, North Carolina, USA.
Thank you so much, Amy!

She made me a very nice little quilt, with some of my favorite colors.
I love it!

Amy also included a charmpack of "terrain" fabrics by Kate Spain.
I will have to figure out what to sew from it, because the fabrics are just lovely!

Love the backing of the quilt as well, cute fabric with cherries on it:-)

tirsdag 23. august 2011

2011 F-R-I-E-N-D-S swap

I signed up for this swap, and I'm very excited to find out who my partner is! 
Swapping is so much fun:-)

onsdag 17. august 2011

Doll Quilt Swap 11.

This was the most exciting swap for me ever, and I was VERY nervous when I signed up! There are sooo many talented ladies in this swap, could I make something that would be good enough for it?
All I can say is that I tried my very best, and that I hope my partner likes it!

This tiny little quilt was a real pain in my b*** to sew, I have never used the seam ripper more. But I love the way it turned out.

It measures 13.5" square, so you can imagine how tiny the half square triangles are.
There are 9 "Lady Of The Lake" blocks, all made from scraps.

I know the points in the HST's are not perfect, but it's so small that this was the best I could do. After all, this is my very first mini quilt. Ever!
I had a hard time deciding how to quilt it, but I landed on some random lines and in the ditch around the borders. I hope my partner likes it:-)

The back of the quilt.
I thought this fabric was perfect for the backing, and the binding just HAD to be red.

I sent it today, to someone far away from here;-)

mandag 15. august 2011

Swapping -Again!

I got my Pretty little pouch from the swap at Flickr!
I'm so happy about it, my partner have been reading my likes very well. She made me the most gorgeous pouch, and lots of extras, too!
Here is one side of the pouch, lovely patchwork with fabrics and colors I adore!
Combined with linen, which is great. 
She even embroidered a little heart in one of the linen squares, perfect... 

 The other side, these circles are perfect:-)
A nice touch with the hand embroidered details.

And the extras, take a look!
A beautiful pincushion, a coin pouch, zipper, buttons, fabric scraps, rick rack, ribbon and snap buttons. I love it all so much! 

 This is a photo of the lovely pincushion, Its gorgeous. Way too pretty for putting pins in. I will have it on display in my sewing room.

 Thank you so much, Emily!


Just a note to say that I have been changing the settings in my blogs!
Some of my readers have been sending emails saying that they could not leave comments.
I hope it's ok now!

fredag 12. august 2011

I have a new blog.

I just started another blog, a very personal and serious one.
It will be mostly about life and the loss of our son, Henning.
If you want to take a look, you can go here.

Thank you!

torsdag 11. august 2011

Some more swapping!

I was so lucky to have a partner that sent my "Make Mine Modern" swap very early!

Well, I'm not that fast, I'm afraid, but I am now finished with the swap, and it's going in the mail today!

I made a project pouch, wich my partner wished for. I hope she likes this, I know it's made in colors she loves.

This is the back of the pouch,with a pocket and a cute frog button.

Here is the front, I made a wonky log cabin block and added some hand stitching details.

The pouch has two interior pockets as well.

I also made this mini quilt, and I hope she likes it.

It was great fun to sew the tumblers and to add the little quote...

And as you may have noticed, I really love buttons! So the flower had to be there:-)

Here are the whole package, minus the mini quilt.

I hope my swap partner will enjoy it.

(There are a couple of surprises that didn't make it into the photo)

onsdag 10. august 2011

I have a lot to share!

First of all, I would like to say thank you to Elizabeth from Texas for my "Make Mine Modern" swap! I participated in this swap on Flickr, and she was my secret partner.

I am so lucky, she made me a lot of beautiful things and gave me lovely fabrics, and some extras, too.

She made a sewing machine mat, two adorable pincushions, a fabric basket with lovely details, and a crochet project pouch, complete with adorable scissors and crochet hooks. Everything in my favorite fabrics and colours.

The fabrics she got me are fabulous, four fat quarters and a charm pack.

Look at this, it's all so beautiful:-)

It has been a bit too long between my blogposts lately, It's summer and a lot to do:-)

We were on a holiday last week, in Trysil. We rented a cabin through my job's union, and had a great time!

The first photo is NOT the cabin we rented, but you see, I just had to take a photo of it. These cabins are not the usual standard, but there are a lot of high standard cabins in the area. I think it's a shame to even call them "cabins", because they are so big and luxurious.

Bamse sneaked in to the photo, he loved it there.

This is "our" cabin, we had a lovely time there, and I'm sure we'll rent it again next year.

I have some more to share too, but I'll leave that for another post.

Big hugs to you!

torsdag 28. juli 2011

Mitt Lille Land... My little country...

"Mitt lille land", performed by Maria Mena.

Written by Ole Paus.

Lyrics are in Norwegian.

Let the pictures tell the story...

I love this song!

søndag 24. juli 2011

No words...

I have no words to describe the horrible act of terror that was made this friday in Oslo and in Utoya...

My thoughts goes to the people affected by this, parents, friends and family.

I light candles for the victims.

mandag 18. juli 2011

Time for some swapping!

I joined several swap's over at Flickr, and this is the first one finished.

In the "Pretty Little Pouch swap 2" I got a wonderful partner, and I think she will like this. It's a small pouch (5"x 8"), and I loved making it!

This is the back of the pouch. Sorry about the ugly piece of paper on it, but there's a name behind it. I don't want to spoil the surprise, just in case she happens to read my blog.

This is the front.

I made half of a Dresden plate from scraps and sewed it on a very rough piece of linen (from IKEA).

The pattern I used is the Keyka Lou Inset Zip Pouch, but I gave it my own twist.

The zipper came from my grandmothers stash, I'm so happy I can use the things from her. I added a colorful piece of ribbon to the zipper pull.

I hope my partner will like this as much as I do! It's been a very fun pouch to sew, and I enjoyed using linen.

Now I'm off to find some goodies to put in the pouch! I think I have a couple of things in mind:-)

mandag 20. juni 2011

The best birthday present ever.

Hmmm, Blogger doesen't want to place my photos in the order I want them...

Well, anyway, I participated in a swap on Flickr, the Mug Rug Swap Adventure 2, and this is what I recieved. Isn't this mug rug beautiful? Thank you so much, Wendy!

She even included some teabags. I love tea, so that was great.

And now, for my birthday present... I love it! I have been wanting a new sewingmachine for years, but the type of machine I wanted was way too expencive. I have been drooling over this Janome since it came on the market, but couldn't afford it.

Well, I had my birthday recently, and my whole family gathered together and gave me money so I could buy it. I love them sooooo so much! And I guess they know me so well, they understood that this was the best gift I could ever get.

Thank you to every single one of you, you are the best:-)

The first item I made on the new machine it this mug rug...

I can't show you anything but a sneak peek, because this is my item for the Mug Rug Swap Adventure 2, and I don't want to spoil the secret for my partner, in case she reads my blog. I'll show you later.

I went out of the box with this, and I'm very happy with the result. Combining my two favorite hobbies, quilting and crochet, was so much fun!

Only scraps were used, pretty happy with that, too.

I hope everyone is having a great week!

lørdag 4. juni 2011

Small things...

I made four small drawstring bags last week, I love these colours.

I have not been on the "red & aqua" wave, but I do love those colours together.

These bags are for sale in my shop(see sidebar)

I hope you are having a great weekend!

tirsdag 24. mai 2011

Giveaway at Bentes Quiltehage.

Leave a comment at her post and get a chance to win a lovely prize:-)