Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween

Vi har vært på Halloweenfest. Ungene spiste godteri til de fikk vondt i magen. Jeg har laget kostymer til hele familien unttatt dalmatineren.

We spent the night at a Halloween party. It eas fun, and the kids ate too much candy. I made costumes for the whole family except the dalmation.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Klar for vinteren

Ungene mine tror at bare det blir november så kommer det vinter og snø. Men her på vestlandet er ikke sjansene for det spesielt stor. Jeg er ihvertfall klar med mine nye votter. Mønster er laget av Jared Flood og er publisert i  Vogue knitting fall 2008. Strikket i Mirasol fra Du Store Alpakka.

My kids believe that as soon as November comes there will be winter and snow. But there's not much chance of snow here yet as we live on the west coast where there's mostly rain during winter months.
But I'm ready for snow with my new mittens. Pattern by Jared Flood from Vogue knitting Fall 2008. Knitted in alpaca.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Jeg tester ut større bilder på bloggen med et bilde fra Knattholmen ved Sandefjord.

I'm testing how it works with bigger blog pictures with a photo from last summer.

Monday, October 26, 2009


Random number generator har plukket ut Tulip og Helt Vilt. Dere må sende meg adressen deres så kommer premien i posten snart.

Random number generator picked Tulip and Helt vilt as the winners of my little giveaway.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

1970's apple print

Kimberly brought me some fantastic 70's place mats. I just had to make another bag. I think this one will be my new knitting bag.

There's still time to join my little giveaway here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

A beautiful house

I used to drive past this beautiful house everyday on my way to work.
I always wanted to have a peak inside. And now I can. It's for sale.

PS! Remember to join my little giveaway

Thursday, October 22, 2009


It's about time I had a giveaway.
You can win this little zippered pouch. All you need to do is leave a comment and tell me what you'd like to read obout in my blog. (Everyone is welcome to join. I'll ship worldwide)
I'm also giving one to one of my followers. I'll draw the winners on monday morning. I've made a whole stack of these. You'll find them in my shop.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Orange retro

This orange mirror was waiting for me to rescue it today. I found it in the basement of my brother in law's shop. It still has the prizetag. 34 NOK

Monday, October 19, 2009

Blue Tit

Inspired by Tulipaner og Tomater, I've started recycling old embroderies. My first attemt was this bag. And now this lovely little bird. The bag pattern is from Anne-Pia Godske Rasmussens book "Hånd i Hanke".
The bag is for sale in my shop.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

I've been busy crocheting. I'm sending a whole load of toadstool ornaments to a museum in my hometown. They are selling them in their shop at Christmas.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Easy jeans fixing tutorial

I have three young sons, so jeans whith wholes are well known around here. It's a known fact that fitting those tiny little pants under the sewing machine is almost impossible. But if you use your darning foot it can be as easy as pie.
You need some vliesofix, a darning foot and some sturdy fabric. I use denim.

Iron vliesofix unto the denim, and pull the paper off.

Cut the denim into suitable pieces. I usually make a whole stack when I'm at it.
Zigzag the patches. I use my serger because it's fast and the seam looks nice.

Iron the patches to the pants.

Use the darning foot and set your machine as if you were free motion quilting.
Sew around the patch. I also like to make a few seams across to make sure it will stay put.

All done! I hope you find this useful. Good luck.

Monday, October 12, 2009

The dressmaker

Remember my post about the vintage green dress. Here's my mom wearing her dress to a wedding in 1972. So young and beautiful. And look at that hair. Isn't it gorgeous??

Friday, October 9, 2009

Thrifting Friday

I found this cute little painting in a thrift store today. It had the ugliest frame so i removed it. I also found this jam jar from Arabia.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

I love orange

Our sweet friend Kimberly is moving to Germany for a few years, so last night we had a little surprise goodbye party for her. A big thanks to Andreas for delicious food. We had king crab, chantarelle soup and grouse. Dessert was chocolate mousse.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Mini face lift

I've done a litte face lift on our hall and entrance. I was tired of all the black furniture. Mainly because dust is very visable on black. So I painted everything white. The stairs also needed a coat of fresh white. I've made a new rush seat on the little thriftet stool on the left.
What startet the whole thing was this post over at Frøken Paris.

Here's the hall before.

Entrance before

The rest of the hall is the African corner of our home. I've bought the masks and batik in Madagascar. My mom bought the carpenter's tool chest at a garage sale.

Book covers

I've had these two little emroderies lying around in my studio for a while. I redescovered them yesterday when I was trying to do some organizing.
I just added a few scaps and now I have two new book covers. My studio is still a mess though.