Saturday, April 5, 2014

A picture - a moment

Weekend Doings

I got this squirrel picture with my cell phone this morning - a moment. I was sitting by the kitchen table, and he got up really close. My husband put up a small three right outside the window and hung up some bird food, a great way to see birds and other little creators up close. My cat also love this, he sits in the window- shaking all over..

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Knitted Juggling Balls


My son wanted som juggling balls, and voila!
Great project for using up your scrap yarn! I used pattern from the book "55 Christmas Books to knit" by Arne and Carlos.
Here is a free pattern too! Wanna try? Here is some help learning how to juggle balls. It is a good activity when taking a break in the office!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scrumptious Candy Dish pillows


Pattern is Candy Dish by Jaybird Quilts. The blocks where cut using the Hex N More Ruler. The fabric line  used was Scrumptious by Bonnie and Camille for Moda.
The pattern and fabric was purchased at Katrines Quilte Stue in Oslo. I have plenty of fabric leftover. Unsure what to make next....

Linking up to TGIFF at Devoted Quilter.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Pot Holders


This is my first product in a tecnique new to me; tunisian crochet /railway knitting
I also crocheted scallops along the edges, also a first time for me. Not perfect, but it was fun, I will make more!
I used cotton yarn Schachenmayr Cotton Time; which was a good choice. The cotton yarn did not split, and it is washable. I used a chrochet hook 5mm from Knit Pro with a cord.
The pattern is from a norwegian book called "Hekling og hakking til kjøkkenet" by Tove Fevang. The book is now available in a cheaper version in the grocery store magazine shelf!

This is when my 16 year old son started to give me a hard time....

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Newborn baby boy hat

This hat is made for a colleague of mine, who is expecting a baby in a few weeks.
Yarn: Freestyle by Dale
Pattern:  From the book Dalegarn No 218, design 21803 by Kari Haugen.
Needles: 4,5 and 5 mm
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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Denali handbag

When I travel, I buy fabric instead of all the junk you can get as souvenirs. These fabrics where purchased last summer in Denali, Alaska, USA. For the inside of the bag I used a lighter scrap fabric, which makes it easier to find smaller items inside. The bag is washable.

This bag is my contribution in a sew-along, hosted by "Epla", the magazine "Dilla på håndlaget" and the shop "Stoff & Stil". Pattern is here (norwegian). The bag must be finished by March 26, you have still time to enter!


Linking up to Serena at Sew Giving

Monday, March 3, 2014

Olympic chrochet hat


I used a pattern from my local yarn shop Strikkestua.
(Pattern in Norwegian can be found many places on the internet for free)
Crochet needle 5 mm (4,5 recommended)
Dale Baby Yarn, (two strands), Red 4536 and Grey 0007.

Here is the original hat:
Marit Bjørgen and Heidi Weng,Norway
Olympic Games 2014, Sotsji, Russia
I really hope to get going on my craft projects again, after a while indisposed due to a trippple broken pinky finger. I have started several projects, but have to put them away because of my injury. Hope to catch up again now!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Colour on Top - not

Another hat is knitted, quick and easy, comfy and warm!
Pattern: "Colour on top" by cria. I added 8 stiches for my big head with lots of hair. Yarn: Urban by cria. Color: "Svart Pepper"

                                       

Monday, January 6, 2014

Jubilee Cosmetic Bag

On my birthday yesterday I got some time for just me and my sewing machine. I have done good progress on my Misty Pines quilt, but I got sidetracked by a stack of  scrap squares from a mini charm pack (Jubilee by Moda).  It was finished the same day, and I only used stash! I am happy with the result. I do not now what to do with it yet. Just looking at it and being proud for the moment!
And happy new year!

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