Monday, February 20, 2017

Lavendel satchels

Last summer we planted some lavender (both from seed and from the flower shop) in our garden, and when the autumn came I cut off the flowers and dried them inside. And, since things to tend to take some time, in January I finally took the time to sew up some lavender-filled satchels.


I had a mini-charmpack of fabric with a lavender/flower theme, and when I first saw it, I knew it would be a perfect match for our lavender. 

Two of these were given away to a college of mine, as a late Christmas-early birthday present.


Little miss A was very happy the other day, when we walked to the store and bought "crocodiles" (a bag of dried fruit - with a dinosaur on the front). She walked all the way there and back again by herself - wearing her brother's old wooly pants (they're almost 7 years old now) and her cousin's ond strawberry knitted hat (I knitted it for E when she was 1, which is about 7 years ago too). Inheriting and reusing is a good thing when they're this small. 

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Have a good and crafty week!

Monday, January 16, 2017

January 1st

The first day of January came and went two weeks ago, but the day will be remembered in these pictures.

January 1st was spent outside in glorious sunshine (and a somewhat biting chill that snuck up on you when you entered the shades). 

Hubby, P, my sister and E went iceskating while mom and I took the little ones (A and F) for a stroll so that they could nap. (F fell asleep quite fast, but A stayed awake until we ventured back to the iceskaters an hour later.. then she fell asleep...)

We joined the flood of tourists and other norwegians out enjoying the sun, and walked around Aker brygge. 


At the end of the pier (brygge) there was a lovely view out to the fjord, with the low sun shining brightly.


And turning around, we had a good view to Akershus festing (to the right) and the Oslo rådhus (to the left).

So far 2017 has been a mix of sunny, almost Easter-y days and very foggy or rainy days. Not much snow, and the snow that has come has either rained away shortly after falling - or frozen to ice..

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Entering the new with the last of the old.

My crafting corner and I are entering the new year, by showing the final completed project of the old year here on the blog. 


May the new year bring goodness, kindness, happiness, time to craft, laugh and smile - to you and your family!

Happ New Year 2017!


Friday, December 30, 2016

SSCS 2016 - 10th anniversary parcel opened

I know I've probably said this every year, but it's the truth non the less. I feel so spoiled by my Secret Santa, just look at this adorable stitchery wallhanging that was wrapped up under the tree - for me!


Michelle, my Secret Santa, made these adorable stitcheries, and included some extra treats too. She's a very talented designer, and if I'm not completely wrong, I think some of her designs have been wrapped up and sent all over the world over the past 10 years of the SSCS. I highly recommend a visit to her blog to see her designs and work!


In the parcel was also a very cute birdhouse scissor fob, one of her own patterns (the snowmen are so cute!) and embroidery thread in the most gorgeous shades of red. It just screams "make something christmassy with me!".


I'll leave you with another photo of the ornament from Michelle - and my wishes to you for a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

The 4th Sunday of Advent



Some days sparkle all by themselves - and others need a little help.

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Lucky, lucky me! I got a copy of the gorgeous redwork-book Simply redwork by Mandy Shaw. I can't wait to choose and start my first project!


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Almost Christmas now.. only a couple more days to go.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

The 3rd Sunday of Advent


A time to make - and a time to take a break..


Lucky me - two new skeins of thread (in new to me-colours) and a mini craft cutter! 



Monday, December 05, 2016

Santa's sleigh has arrived!

And look at the adorable ornaments Michelle sent me!


An ornament with a kangaru - so adorable! And the tiny stocking too.


The main parcel is safely stored with the rest of the wrapped gifts, ready for Christmas. 

Only 13 more days... time flies!


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This post is a little overdue - thanks to a nasty stomach bug.. the whole familt went under - first A, and when she was back on her feet, the rest of us dropped like flies during one short evening..