30. juni 2011
26. juni 2011
Helgøya, Hedmark, Norway.
No shopping today, just looking. (They have an online store, too.)
22. juni 2011
More than twenty years ago, a good friend of mine made me a yellow butterfly summer top. It was a swap, I sewed her a skirt, she didn't know how to handle a sewing machine at the time.
The skirt is long gone, but I've kept the top, even though I haven't used it much. It was cute, but a bit to short for my belly...
Since then, my friend has learnt to sew. In easter, during her dress exhibition, I was inspired to turn the old top into a tunic, using an old college sweater from my father and some lace ribbon.
20. juni 2011
On the blog "How about orange" I learnt that you can get different views with Blogger: Flipcard, Mosaic, Sidebar, Snapshot, or Timeslide
Here's a Flipcard view of my blog: (Click on the photo to get the up-to-date version).
Or see a Timeslide view here. Those are my two favourites. On "How about orange" you can get a lot of other nice tips - check it out!
Btw - thanks a lot for all your comments on my redesign cardigan - and for all other comments, I do appreciate them.
18. juni 2011
Needle: 3.0 mm
Yarn: Pickles Extra Fine Merino
Modifications: Two skiers are substituted with the initials of the recipient.
Ø is the 28th letter in the Norwegian alphabet.
(There are three letters after Z: Æ, Ø, Å)
8. juni 2011
A sweater made more than twenty years ago - now with several stains.
I machine stitched and cut.
Zig-zag around the edges.
Picked up stitches for ribbing, around 2 sts every 3 rounds. K2, p2. Short rows for shaping around the neck. Four buttons holes.
Embroidery over the stains - and a bit more.
Fun with colours and stitches!
Fake leather buttons.
Et voilà! A new cardigan!
A fun project!
If you need embroidery and knitting inspiration, check out this blog.