Sewing and crafts
Sewing and crafts
The English to Norwegian sewing dictionary with explanations
A work in progress guide in English and Norwegian sewing terms.
All you need is love and laqcuer
... and a little bit of wiring to make grandpa's old work lamp into my favorite piece in our bedroom.
Belted wool coat with notched collar
You can't go wrong with a classic beige, wool coat, so it's a good thing I got mine ready just in time for the first snow.
DIY simple V-necklace
Remember the simple bead and chain necklace I made a while back? Well, this is the follow up.
A sneaky DIY clothing rail
What do you do when you can't afford the perfect clothing rail? You make it—of course!
Short jacket with back pleat
The third—and last—jacket of the winter is complete. Or maybe it's the first of the spring?
Note to self no. 06
Before you go trough the trouble of drafting a pattern, make sure you actually have enough fabric.
DIY simple bead and chain necklace
I'm a sucker for the simple blings, and it's even more fun when it's home made. Keep reading for the tutorial.
A house in the making
We are in the process of building a house, and have just seen the 2nd suggestion from our architects.
Cottage cheese and banana pancake
Sundays are for pancakes (and cocoa)! These are sugar-free, rich in protein and addictive .
Sewing tip: Securing the button hole
A simple—yet lifesaving—tip on how to avoid cutting too far when opening your button holes.
An ode to an old Pfaff
My dear old Pfaff is ready for its retirement. But first I'd like to honor my long time companion.
Gifts are wrapped, I'm home, and my tummy is filled with treats. All that's left is to wish you a merry Christmas!
Note to self no. 05
If you're set on making yourself a new dress for Christmas, you might want to start a bit earlier than the 21th.
Double breasted wool coat
The second coat of the winter is done, and I ended up with double breasted version with single welt pockets.
DIY natural christmas wreath
I'm honouring an old family tradition of making a christmas wreath. See how I did it.
Pattern and tutorial for the off shoulder top
Make yourself an off shoulder top in just an hour. Pattern and tutorial available.
Note to self no. 04
You might want to share with your followers (hello mom and Eli) that you have updated your blog. How else will people know?
Video tutorial: How to sew an exposed zipper
En exposed zipper is a pretty little design feature on a garment. Learn how to do it.
Trumpet skirt with exposed zipper
You know when your favourite piece of garment has shrunken for no apparent reason? It doesn't mean you have to go on a diet, it just means you have to start sewing.
Whole wheat pita bread recipe
There was a whole lot of excitement when these whole wheat pitas puffed up!
Wasited wool coat with yokes
Remember the draped trench coat with yokes? This is its slightly warmer sibling
Note to self no. 03
When you spend days after days making a coat, you might want to take a few minutes to check the pocket placement to prevent them from ending up on your ass.
Beet pesto is the besto
The traditional basil pesto is great, but I'm a hu(g)e fan of this brightly coloured beet pesto!
DIY baby mobile
My sisters baby girl is due any day now, and I've just finished a cloudy welcoming gift for her
Easy going off shoulder top
This summery top might just be as off season as it is off shoulder
No knead bread recipe
Oh carbs, how I adore you! And how I adore simple recipes like this no knead bread recipe
Draped trench coat with yokes
A minimalistic trench coat with hidden pockets and yokes for my inner spy.
Note to self no. 02
Don't leave pins on the floor. Your puppy might find them, eat them, and need surgery. Poor, poor furbaby...
Video tutorial: DIY marble egg easter decorations
I'm not one to go heavy on the holiday decorations, but these marbelishious eggs are more than welcome in my home.
Note to self: All blogs needs a cool footer