Monday, December 24, 2012

Merry Christmas...

Dress made...


Food prepared...


Presents wrapped...

Now it's only my beauty sleep to try and fix...

... Merry Christmas everyone...

Wish you a wonderful time with family and friends

Love
xox


Friday, December 14, 2012

Christmas Sewing...

 It's that time of the year...
Even I have jumped on that train...

I put on some Christmas music...
Celebrated Christmas Sewing using my

...Christmas Pincushion...


Love that it's rather big and soft...
And keeps my needles tight and deep...
Perfect when a doggy nose comes close for inspection...

Made a tutorial on this one last year
You can find the tutorial here


Good luck!!

This day I hadn't something in mind
Oh yes I had...just kidding...;0)
But don't know what happened...it didn't turn out as I had planned!!!

In a quite crazy mood...
I went to attack at my fabrics..

Had JUST DO IT...in my mind all the time...
Don't think..
Just do it!!

I picked fabrics that spoke to me...
not thinking if they were going to suit the owner...

I just cut up strips and happily sewed away...
and all of a sudden it was born a crazy
and busy "thing"
made during a creative attack...


Now it's on a journey with a destination 
So Shirley...put on your sunglasses at Christmas Day!! ;0)

After some frenetic searching in my cupboards..
I found my next targets...
Two unfinished gifts 
(2 years ago)
That this year will be delivered!!

So I'm happy to say I have been creative!!
!!!YAY!!!!

Have now rested two days after my crazy sewing...
and will go back and finish up!!!




Sunday, December 9, 2012

Paper hearts...

 Remember these...
A favourite of mine...


Had a lovely time decorating my mini tree...


...So easy to make...




...Have fun making them...

...Happy second Advent to you all...





Saturday, December 8, 2012

A colour fix...

 Kitchen sofa desperately needed a new cover...
...
Went to my trustful fabric shop...
My own fabric closet
and found an old but oh so wonderful curtain
With wide stripes in red, orange and pinks...
PERFECT!!!

Sorry haven't a before photo...
Forgot...:0)

When the cover was finished...I realised that the pillows
Didn't match at all...
So what to do..
A raid through my beloved fabric closet...
where I found some great fabrics...
Remembered a fabric I had at my old work...
So a little trip took me there..
And I got a wonderful and just perfect fabric..
I'm so in love with it...


Retro...
Red background..
Orange and pink flowers
With a little touch of purple and white...

...L O V E L Y...


...S M I L I N G ...


...Ric rac and Pom Pom added...


And I have a cheerful and happy little corner
and it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas !!!

So so pleased with this...
Joy and happiness!!!


...And Molly have approved and tested...

Now it's just ...
I need some new quilts!!!!

With 
...O R A N G E...
...P I N K...








Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tasha Noel...

Could anyone have a more perfect name at this time of year...

Noel...Tasha

And she have being like the Santa Claus himself...

these lovely fabrics came into my mailbox last week...

Was lucky to win at her blog 
in September...

Think I have January saved with a lot of play!!!
 


The pink ones...


...aqua...:0)


Red and white ones...


Reds...don't you just love the bunting fabric...


...sweetness all over...


The whole fat quarter bundle...:0)

And ahhhh...did you see the panel...
It's so pretty...
Took a picture of one of my favourites...


And with a very clever setting with different borders...


Very very lucky...
That's me...:0)

I LOVE THEM TASHA!!!!:0) 
THANKYOU

Will have to put on my thinking cap during Christmas time...
and see if I can come up with something nice with
these lovely fabrics...

Otherwise...
Christmas decorations have been target number one 
this week...
Found these ones last year 
...and...hmmm I think they match Tasha's fabrics perfectly...


So up they went...:0)
In a green tree... I was so tempted to buy a 
Pink or a white tree...
Guess Lars would have told me that it's enough..lol..
Maybe next year...;0))






Friday, November 30, 2012

Ta...da...:0)

 I have a FINISH!!!!

Hippety hippety ..:0)

Not a patchwork thing...though...
Crochet...


Firstly I had set on making the lampshade 
With Granny Squares...


Changed idea when seeing the Grannies together...
Wanted them for a blanket instead...


So a lot stripes was the new idea!!!
And it was FUN!!!


Wasn't sure about mixing all kind of colours...
So I went for my new love..
Pink and orange!!!


And I LOVE it...
Just need to paint the foot white...
Someday..:0)


Now I can sit here and just relax...
Or whatever I want to..
And just be happy...


And it makes a pretty pattern on the wall too...

Great to finally have something 
FINISHED...
Odd feeling...:0)
But a GOOD one!

Yesterday I got a most wonderful win in my mailbox...
Will try and take photos today...
So see you all...




Tuesday, November 27, 2012

My crochet...

 Crochet...

All day long...all night long
Not...just in betweens...

Progress on my Granny Squares...
They are now a rectangle of something...
Had a little project in mind for these...





Close up...
Oh my that orange do look BRIGHT...
(Sure don't look that bright inside, ain't easy 
dull and grey November days...not inside and not out either!)



On the creative progress I just needed to test 
Something else out...

Lots of stripes


Love love the colours and all the fun
Crocheting along row by row


Yes..yes..I thought...
It will work..

So the Grannies will continue to grow square by square...
and maybe one day they will have become a
Little blanket for me!!

The rows..
Are in the making...


Promise...:0))
I will show later...
Light are sooooooo bad...
photos didn't turn up well at all tonight...
BUMMER!!!!




Friday, November 23, 2012

Gift from Louise...

Hello...

Did you think i had forgotten all about you...?
How could I...;0)
Not a chance...but you know days just pass...
In my world they just DO!!

Have tried to be a little creative though...
No patchworking!!!

CROCHET...

But first I have to show you SOMETHING...

Something I have enjoyed and smiled at ever since
I visited Louise...

A gift from her...made for me...


Pretty pretty...:0))


Hmm... I can se some black hair on these pics....
Wonder who can have left those trademarks...;0)


Do I need to say that 
I LOVE IT!!!



It's even more pretty hanging inside...



But the lights inside are so poor when it's 
rainy and gloomy outside...

So outside is the best option to take photos right now...
Still haven't made myself a light box ...
for taking better photos...
Maybe one day...:0)

Crochet...
Ahh..
Lets take that another day...;0))







Sunday, November 11, 2012

Marica weekend...

 Back home again...
and I had a wonderful time away...
Didn't do much...
Just caught up on lost time together...


Taco dinner...glass of nice white wine...
Chatting and Downtown Abbey...
Dark chocolate...
Off to bed after midnight...
(That's very late for me...:0)

Up in the morning to a set table and breakfast...
and after that a look into my bag...

Yarns...


Decided to see if I could restart my granny squares...
Totally forgotten all about how to join 
these as you go...
So while I browsed the Internet for some info...

Marica looked into the books I got in the mail 
just before I left...perfect timing!! :0)


More chocolate...;0)


Lovely new books...
Have to read them...well look into them tonight...
And dream of future projects...maybe..;0)

Found the page I was looking for...
Sarah Londons tutorial on how to 
Join as you go...


So now I have a perfect project to take with me
on Viktors Floorball trainings...:0))

Sadly my little getaway had to end...
Thankyou Maricafor a lovely sleepover 
and wonderful company...
 I won't wait two years to visit you and yours again!!!
PROMISE!!