Thursday, December 30, 2010

Little house


on one of our sick days and while playing with modeling clay


Sunday, December 26, 2010

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmassy breakfast


Every morning my son gets something called "grød" some kind of cereal boiled in water. This time I added some milk and funky pears cut in star shapes. 

I am really not into cooking but the bento wave is slowly catching up on me!  Little tutorial found here at obentotube.

And he loved it!


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Mom's pillow covers


Oh wow, just received christmas presents from my parents, included in the package were two beautiful patchwork pillow covers that I need to show off - thank you mommy :-)




Saturday, December 18, 2010

Pakkekalender II


This is what went toVisitsen for the Pakkekalender swap.

 She mentioned in her previous posts that the color of the moment was sth close to pink/pale purple, so I made some christmas tree decorations in these tones, wrapped in a handmade little pocket

I used a bag bought at "Søstrene Grene" and converted it into a pocket, so I had at hand a matching zipper and handles to make a matching bow 



The tutorial for the knitted balls is from "I like lemon"

These were the most challenging to do as I am not too good at knitting and moreover with two colors! I'm quite happy with the result :-)




Then I used an idea seen on the christmas issue of "Crafts Beautiful magazine" , a genius idea using wires of different dimensions !






And at last decorations made out of salt dough and covered with some paint I found in Panduro that imitates the effect of snow


Monday, December 13, 2010

Strikke Kurv


To continue with my recycling projects, I just made myself a knitting basket, to accomodate the knitting project of the moment, it also helps me keep some "order" on my messy desk :-)

I used some golden thick thread and painted the borders of the box with some golden paint


Friday, December 10, 2010

Pakkekalender I


Today is the day I have to open the present form the Pakkekalender game organised by Unikarina, and I have to say this time I have been SO LUCKY! A superb knitted shawl/scarf - I'm so impressed by the work done by Tineke, thank you so much!

Moreover it fits perfectly in my garderobe as I wear a lot of black, it looks gorgeous!



Sunday, December 05, 2010

Christmas tree this year - cardboard christmas tree

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After some hesitation, I finally decided not to go for the real thing and continue my cardboard boxes recycling process....


Friday, December 03, 2010

Cardboard house

After a hectic moving period, where we are still settling in verrrryyyyy slooooowwwwlyyyyy, having so much "raw" material at my disposal and a child to entertain.... we decided to construct a mini-house!

Welcome to your new home, sweety pie







Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Moving soon


The images on the side of our moving boxes puzzle me

Monday, November 01, 2010

Kreativ pakkekalender lege


I am really excited to participate in this christmas game hos unikarina!



Friday, October 29, 2010

Syge dage


These last weeks have been punctuated by the flu on an on and off basis and hopping from one member of the family to the other....! So one of those days we played dinosaurs sticking, it started like this: nice and cosy




and ended up like this.... a mountain of unrecognisable dinosaurs stickers


Thursday, October 28, 2010

Origami elephant

Little origami elephant from youtubber Tavin15



Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Origami pumpkins


I just discovered a blog called Brinja København, via Dorthe's Roderier.

She linked to a super cool website called the origami club with great video tutorials, and there is a section about halloween. I tried to make a 3D pumpkin but failed at the last stages of the "montage" so if anyone has any tip about that part they are very welcome :-)

So instead I followed this tutorial on yt from MrCaboblanco


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

MIni Crochet Pumpkin

I found this super cute project from Julie Kundhi via the craftzine blog


But because I only had very few orange yarn, I had to size down the pumpkin and make it mini, so what I did is row 1 4 sc into the ring, then I went on row 2, 3 and 4, directly knitted a row 7 and 8 and then decreased with row 10 and 11, then row 12 with brown yarn.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Butterfly necklace


I used a broche purchased at H&M for 25kr. and a satin lace sewed at the back, to create this romantic necklace



Saturday, October 23, 2010

Raslepuder

I went to the babymessen last weekend, where I saw Tine Mynster perform and I fell in love with her songs. From her first album "Balder" she has a song where she plays with a little peabag or cushion, putting it on her shoulders or her head and letting it fall , it was a big hit with the kids, so I decided to sew some peabags and get the song!




Friday, October 22, 2010

Gift wrapping with fabric ribbon

Yesterday night I needed to wrap a gift for a newborn baby but only had craft paper at hand, so I used fabric wrapping string to give it a softer look - I teared two strips of fabric 


 
to do so you just cut a slit with a scissor along the length of your fabric and just tear it by hand, it gives a perfect band with a nice raw edge

One of the strip was not long enough so I had to tear two strips and sew them together
 
Then I just rolled a bit the two strips together and wrapped the gift


Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Baby vest number 3


Finished project, the result is quite nice, a bit too big for him but at least it'll last a couple of months.

I like the finish in the back with the green yarn, I ran out of the grey yarn...


and these are mini little wrist warmers, an idea I got from my newly found co-knitter :-)

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Strik cafe møde

Last saturday I went to a knitting reunion at the "culturehouse" of my neighbourhood, it was a very nice encounter with the initiator of this idea.
This is the project I was working on while sipping a coffee and chit-chatting with a co-knitter

If you are in the area and would like to try it out, it takes place on saturdays at 3 pm at the Christianshavns Beboerhus :-)


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bigger baby vest

From the thriftyknitter tutorial, my attempt to make a "bigger version"

Thanks to my son for striking the pose :-)



From the side




Saturday, October 09, 2010

Panduro lykkepose challenge IV


I couldn't resist and bought two lykkeposer from Panduro!



There were lots of things for "candle crafting" so that might be something that will pop up near christmas... but there were also two balls of yarn. One was sufficient to complete this super cute project:

oh yeah.. well, the stripes were not intentional, got distracted...

Great tutorial from ThriftyKnitter, this is a vest for a newborn, I am working on a bigger version for my son, to be continued  :-)


Thursday, October 07, 2010

Sarubobo



These cuties were made possible thanks to Mariruru and her tutorial, they are called Sarubobo, cute name for cute little creatures, she also has an etsy shop full of cuteness! It's temporary closed because of her newborn baby, but you still can see what she had for sale

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Fimo buttons



Fimo buttons for a project in progress.... the grey ones look like ninjas jeje





Monday, October 04, 2010

Small letters in their bag


Found small plastic letters for 1 kr each! I thought they deserved to be kept in their own little fabric bag

Friday, October 01, 2010

My blog's 4th Anniversary!


It's the 4th year Anniversary of my blog today and I thought it was a good occasion to thank my dear and fantastic "companion" without which I could not have done all the fun things I have been doing until now: my sewing machine!



I bought it new at a local supermarket when I arrived to Denmark for the equivalent of  94 EUR! Unbelievable n'est-ce pas ?

And here is a recap of all the banners I've had since the beginning of the blog



Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Cherry on top Award!




I just learned today that I have been tagged for the "Cherry on top Award" what a fantastic news! It comes from Christine - Frk Turkis, thanks so much for the Award! She does totally amazing things with her sewing machine, I am very honoured :-)

The Award consists in mentioning 3 things one likes about oneself and give the Award to 3 other bloggers, so here are the 3 things I like about myself :

- that I have such a fantastic baby boy
- such an amazing partner in life (lucky me)
- and that I always at least try, even when times are tough, to improve myself in many ways

The 3 nominees are:
Lille Bitte Fnug: for her new but oh so inspiring blog
MollyMy: for the very nice and delicate creations
Lille a : for the great energy that comes out of her crafty experiences with her children