Saturday, September 27, 2008
Friday, September 26, 2008
When Anne-Sophie and I saw this tunic/dress in the new issue of Ottobre Woman, we both loved it right away. It's the kind model which will suit a young girl - like Anne-Sophie - and an older girl like me. It all depends on fabrics and accessories....
I would like to make it in a wonderful black fabric like this
But this georgeous green is definitely an option too...
All the fabrics are from Små Tekstiler - if you have a look at the shop, you will see that a sale is going on....
Which fabric Anne-Sophie would choose is a bit more difficult for me to say. When she was younger I knew excactly what she liked, but as she has gotten older, it's not as easy to figure out as it used to be!!
But since she is in to Liberty fabrics at the moment, these would probably be a qualified guess - I think!!!
When she returns from school I will ask her to have a look at this post, and then I will know whether I'm all wrong ;0)
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Sometimes you can find them in places like this
or even here (SO embarrasing!!)
To avoid these unfortunate situations in the future I have being searching for suitable options.
I could make a strawberry pincusion like this one,
which I found on Martha Stewart's homepage.
But I think that I will be better off with a needlebook, like the one from the book Tilda's House.
It will be perfect for when I bring a needlework in my bag, and I will avoid being pricked in my finger when ever I pick up my purse from the bag...
Monday, September 22, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
Well, now I have it and I'm sad to say that I was SO dissapointed! The new example didn't have any new stuff at all - as I thought it would....
It's still an incredible good book and I love my old, tattered "Børnetøj du selv kan sy - 0-4 år". But I don't need 2 of the same kind...
If you are thinking about buying this book, then please let me know. Mine is for sale - the new one, that is ;0)
Or else I have to save it for a looooooooooong time, and give it to my daughter ;0)
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
When I wanted to finish the bright one, I all of a sudden couldn't figure out where to sew or not!
Luckily I have my very own knitting encyclopedia: my mother!
She has knitted for years and years, and in the past we hardly ever saw her without her knitting in her hands, whenever she had a spare moment.
Sadly she no longer knits due to the fact that she had a stoke 7 years ago, and got lame in her right hand side.
Actually she has knitted a scarf since then using "knagerække strik" - with the use of only one hand. I don't know what this specific technique is called in English, but it's done like you see in the picture below.
But my mother hasn't lost her huge experience in crafting...So she could give me a useful piece of advice to move on with the "Djævlehue".
Now I will not start any more knittings before the "Ansigter" and "Stikkelsbær" are done!!! Honestly!
(Oh, how I love the fact, that you can't see whether my fingers are crossed or not ;0) )
Monday, September 15, 2008
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Poisonous fungi - but oh my, how beautiful and proud this one looked - all red with georgeous white dots.
The finest little bird's egg, which I had an incredible urge to pick up and bring home to remember the fantastic colour. But I didn't eventhough it's was broken.......
And when I spotted this, my first thought was: "I wonder what happens if I push the red button in the middle of the wood??"
This purple fungus I had to bring home, due to it's colour and to the fact that I had to look it up in a book, to find out whether it was a "Violet Ametyst".
The treasure ended up looking like this - and it tasted wonderfully....
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
The very last apple is hanging all on it's own on our appletree - too bad that the rest of them have been eaten, because they are simply devine!!
But this one is for the birds to take - the insects have already made a big hole in it...
The tall and handsome Sunflower - which turned up out of no where, but in the very right spot!! - is nodding and looking tired.
The raspberries are blushing faster than we can eat them. But that's obviously not an issue for Otto - he can eat them faster than any of us!!
Sct. Hansurt is more beautiful than ever. I just love it when they are just about to pop open their little pink and green flowers...
And - inside - loads of these are waiting to bring a little cozyness on dark autmn evenings........
I love September!!
Monday, September 08, 2008
Friday, September 05, 2008
She was a teacher at "Skals Håndarbejdsskole" and extremly good at knitting, sewing, embroidering - you name it.... I haven't seen Lisbeth for many years, but I still haven't forgotten the buttons she made...There have been times, where I wish I knew how to make some, so I could sew them on to a dress, where they would fit perfectly! Then all of a sudden I saw a tutorial in "Hendes Verden" - and it told how to make Lisbeth's buttons!!! Actually that tutorial was made by Skals Håndarbejdsskole....how funny and coincidental is that??
Of course I had to try it and these are the ones I have made so far. Only the blue one is done.
I plan to make loads of them. It's such a cozy - and quick - little job...
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
The latest one is this (sadly it's not all done yet!!) but it's not for either Anne-Sophie nor Ida ;0)
Recently, I found this amazingly beautiful cardigan on Ravelry: Dale Konfekt Cardigan.
I would love to make it for myself sometime in the future, but I have been searching and searching for the Dale magazine #196 without any luck.
I have found Dale yarn in some Danish yarnshops but none of their magazines!!
I will keep on searching....
When I was a child, our only TV channel - DR - had a phenomenon called "fill-in-fish" or "pause-fish" if you like!
Whenever there was an interval between the programs lots of swimming fish would turn up on our TV screen and it almost felt like looking at a fish tank....
Now I have started my own pause-fish phenomenon: pause-knitting. And don't we all know that???
In between knitting on "Ansigter" I started making a little sweater size 4. It's "Stikkelsbær" from the book "Hønsefødder & Gulerødder". (Actually it's a Christmas present! I have to start now, to be sure to finish it in time!!!)
I just needed something to knit while watching TV or talking to my family....that is not an option I have while knitting "Ansigter" ;0)