Monday, May 31, 2010

Photo tag

 This blog inspired me to try and design my own picture tag, to personalize the pics I take, here is a first try:

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Baby shoes pattern + finish

Time to make baby shower presents... 

There is a baby shoe pattern on the web that is super popular from Stardust shoes : link to her tutorial, they are soooo cute!

But there is no indication on how to make the baby shoes somehow "seamless" i.e to sew a sole inside the shoes so as to hide the seams between the sole and the sides, so here is what I do:

Before turning the shoe right side out

I cut an extra piece of sole in the "lining" fabric and pin it on top of the shoe as seen above, so that this piece of fabric "sandwiches" the whole shoe.

Then I sew it (5mm from the border) and leave an opening to turn the shoe inside out, don't forget to cut slits all around the edge (this smoothes the curves when turned inside out)

Once turned inside out, sew the opening by hand, then turn the shoe right side out and you're done!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Gaveleg hos Lille bitte fnug

Jeg deltog i Lille bitte fnugs gaveleg og fik den her rigtig søde Giraf rangle! Mange tak Betina, den er så sød og gav mig lige lidt inspiration til et nyt projekt :-)

Desuden har jeg set at nogle nu spiller med nye regler, lige som f. eks en gaveleg jeg er med i hos  Frk Turkis.

Derfor har jeg besluttet mig også at ændre den her leg lidt denne gang.

1. Jeg foreslår at sende en gave til den første der melder sig - omkring et tema jeg vælger
2. Den der har meldt sig skal sende mig en gave omkring det samme tema
3. Hvis man har lyst til det, kan man viderføre legen på sin blog

Temaet bliver...... JORDBÆR!

Hvad siger I til det ? Håber nogen har lyst til at deltage i min gaveleg :-)

PS: Betina, du kan godt regne med at få en lille gave retur fra mig :-)

Friday, May 21, 2010

Patch sewing time

Elbow patch sewing time for two sweaters of Mr. Cool - He got very happy with the work done on the grey one :

 but totally disapproved of the result on the braun one... go figure...

Monday, May 17, 2010

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Mini Crochet cupcakes

So the Crafts Beautiful magazine just arrived in my mailbox with a little leaflet with "summer crochet projects", where I found this crochet cupcake/muffin:

Unfortunately the instructions were not complete as there was no indication on where to switch color and on how to do the nice "corolla " around the cupcake...anyway I wanted to do a smaller cupcake, something that could be used as a present tag so here is my revisited version of the cupcake in a mini format (^-^)

row1:  4 sc. in an adjustable loop/magic circle - slip stitch to close the circle
row2:  2sc in each stitch (8 sts)
row3:  *1 sc, 2sc* repeat 4 times (12 sts)
row4:  *1 sc in next 2 stitches, 2 sc* repeat 4 times (16 sts)
row5:  work 1 sc in each stitch around (16 sts), sl st the first st of the row then 1 ch
row6:  change color and work 1sc in each stitch around (16 sts)
row7:  *1sc in next 2 stitches, sc2tog* repeat 4 times (12 sts)
row8:  work 1 sc. in each stitch around (12 sts)
row9:  work 1 sc. in each stitch around (12 sts)
row10: work 1 sc. in each stitch around (12 sts)
------- fill the cupcake with filling material
row11: work only in the back loops: *1sc, sc2tog* repeat 4 times (8 sts)
row12: sc2tog in each stitch (i.e. 4 times), finish with a slip stitch, weave in the end

Then I crochet the corolla on the last row of the first color, as shown on the picture : *1 sc in the first "stitch" and 3 sc. in the next stitch* repeat until the end.

I added some beads on the top as "topping" and voila!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Baby Shoe Bag

Inspired by Dina Ladina's wonderful world ! - made this very easy shoe bag with this tutorial (

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Lynhurtig mini Give Away - Gaverne blev sendt

Og her er en sidste minipengepung jeg har syet til Lene S. 
Håber de alle sammen bliver glad for dem og at farven vil bringe os solen tilbage ! (^-^)

Friday, May 07, 2010

Fabric Bracelet - Bracelet en tissu

I completely fell in love with those "fabric bracelets" from Kitty

So had to duplicate them... I like to have mine wrap my wrist twice

And did some tests with a bead on one band

and a bead attached to both bands

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Stroller raincover pocket

It has been a while now that I have been in need of a "stroller rain cover pocket", to keep it safe from theft and from the wind (that has blown away my last rain cover...)

I conveniently used the coin purse tutorial from Tiffany Harvey (alias pmthreads) and added some velcro straps on the back to attach it to the stroller


Saturday, May 01, 2010