Or we can do some work on our secret christmas-project. I can't reveal too much - but have a look at this georgeous webshop where we bought the materials for it. Look at the categorie "kits (laves af børn)" which means: kits to be made by children. I'm sure you will find something interesting...
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
Monday, October 29, 2007
I also got very inspired by the blog "hverken fugl eller fisk" to start knitting a sweater for my husband. He is however quite particular concerning knitted sweaters. I don't know how many times I have found a pattern for him to see, which he unfortunately didn't like. But the one yesterday was "actually very nice...hmmm... I must say it looks good!!" So now I must buy the pattern and some beautiful yarn, while he still likes it...
I still long for embroidery. It has been a while ago since I embroidered. I have lots of ideas in my head, so now I only need to find out what to embroider on. Probably some children's clothes. Maybe a little shirt or a dress?
On Thursday my son, his friend and I are going to crafting day at "Skals haandarbejdsskole". This is an event that takes place every year on the first Thursday of November. Actually it has exited for 10 years this year. I think that it is the most wonderful idea, and many girls and boys go there and have a very good afternoon. They can try out different ways of crafting and get lovely cake, buns and drinks. At the end they proudly get to bring home the things that they have made - many lucky parents can look forward to nice handmade presents...
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Today I will try to finish a bigfooted bunny for our little neighbour girl. She turns 4 tomorrow and is the most beautiful girl with white hair, sparkling eyes and a big smile.
Wednesday, October 24, 2007
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
Winter means warm clothes, so at the moment I'm making this sweater. I love the many shades of green in it and the way it has been knitted. I have also tried to add a bit of winter to the trousers, by using wool trims at the buttom of the trouser leg. I sew them on by hand and I think that this kind of work reminds me of knitting. I can take it every where I go!
We actually picked 5 kilos...Yummy!!
Friday, October 19, 2007
Look what came in my mailbox today! The wonderful, amazing "nisser" from the Danish company Maileg (from this shop). Each year for christmas I buy 1 or 2 new "nisser" and I love them so much. My very first Maileg "nisse" was a gift to me, many years ago, from my dear friend Lise Lotte. Since then....well, they have become a collector's item to me - and many other Danish women.
More about christmas! I don't know what has gotten in to me, but the Maileg "nisse" in my mailbox must definitely be a sign....
To change the subject I want to show the beautiful flower in the picture. My daughter made it for her long hair and I like the way she has decorated it with buttons.The skirt in the other picture is one I made the other day. The most awful thing that I have ever made according to my daughter - I am satisfied with it though...
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
All the things are from a shop called http://www.kamia.dk/ . The jugs are made by Helle Rittig at http://www.rittigkeramik.dk/ - the candlestick by Swedish designers http://www.bengt-lotta.se/ and the sign for baths by Danish http://www.casalinga.dk/. I hope my family remembers this when the time comes!!
Sunday, October 14, 2007
Today I have been finishing details on several pieces of clothes. As I told earlier on, I have to make 2,3, or 4 different things at a time - then I can work in different positions with my body. The button-hole loop on the dress on the picture, is actually pale pink. It looks salmon-coloured!!
Believe it or not - the christmas clothes for children has started to show up in the shops! This cardigan is from a Danish designer of children's clothes called Miniature. My son used to wear their clothes a lot, but unfortunately he is too big now. He loved it and thought that it was very comfortable.
I must admit that I have thought about making christmas dresses for little girls for a while...
Friday, October 12, 2007
During the holidays I have better sew something for my daughter. Together we found a beautiful pattern, that looks a bit like the green tunic/dress on the picture. She really loves this kind of shape and I find it quite nice as well. At school Anne-Sophie found a drawing in an old book, which she is going to embroider on the tunic. Yes! She will NOT learn how to knit ( believe me I have tried ) but if she wants to embroider, that's just as fine. I wish that both my children always will see the advantages and joys of having great hobbies.
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Funny how young girls all of a sudden want to wear knitted stuff again. My daughter and my niece would both like to have a sweater... I have cut out so many things to sew: trousers, dresses and sweaters. Now it all lies in a big pile waiting to become something else. I think I have to start with the boys' stuff! Oh, I haven't mentioned my new tag (all though I have had it for a while). I designed it myself and I think that it turned out very well. I'm satisfied!
This afternoon we have to buy 2 pumpkins for my children. They love to turn them into funny faces -you never get too old for this activity. Some of our neighbours have allready made their pumpkins - nice and cosy with candles inside.
Sunday, October 07, 2007
Friday, October 05, 2007
Wednesday, October 03, 2007
However this one is quite peaceable.
I have embroidered it on a pinafore dress, that fits a girl aged 3 -4. You can soon find out more about it on http://www.lille-ursus.dk/.I have to show the picture on the right. Never have I seen a lamp like this one! Whether it is pretty is debatable, but I love the expression of it. The lamp is made by a German girl called Bettina Schons. She also makes stuffed animals as well. You can see her stuff here: http://www.herzenstreu.de/
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Selvom jeg ikke kan vente til det her sjal er færdigt, må jeg erkende at jeg ikke længere er særlig hurtig til at strikke. Det gik ellers så godt engang, men efter jeg kørte galt og blev operet for diskusprolapser og fik dårlig nakke, kan hastighederne ikke nå de samme højder!!
Som kompensation for dette investerede jeg i en strikkemaskine, som jeg da i hvert tilfælde kunne komme et godt stykke vej på, inden for en rimelig tidsramme. Den står fint dér under sit beskyttelsesklæde. Endnu ikke rødglødende, og mangen gang har jeg måtte besvare spørgsmål om hvorvidt strikkemaskinen er kommet i aktion!
Jeg har besluttet at dette efterår/vinter SKAL jeg i gang. Jeg ærger mig til stadighed over ting der kunne kreeres på maskinen så let som ingenting....
Mit eneste hjertesuk er savnet over ikke at have et hånd-strikketøj der følger mig overalt, som i "forgange tider..."
Heldigvis kan jeg stadig sy i små perioder af gangen og dette stof har jeg lige klippet ud til små pigebukser i str. 92 cl.
Jeg elsker at lave børnetøj. Børne viser deres umiddelbare glæde eller misbehag ved tøjet, og tester funktionalitet og pasform med det samme.
Mine børn på 15 og 10 år vil - til min store glæde - stadig gå i (dele af) mit hjemmesyede tøj. Dog havde Anne-Sophie en "hvor-er-jeg-træt-af-at-gå-i-hjemmesyede-kjoler-periode" omkring de 7-8 år!
Nu vil hun gerne have sin egen stil og kan jeg bidrage til det, i en tid hvor så mange unge mennesker hellere vil ligne hinanden, så gør jeg det med glæde....
Jeg er nødt til at nævne, at de fantastiske små mænd med parasollen ved mit blog navn, er lavet af kunstneren Julie Arkell. Hun er enestående i sit udtryk!!