Sewing & crafts
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Home & interior
Sewing & crafts
Note to self no. 08: Pregnancy edition
My due date is getting close, and I'm sharing some notes of the things I've picked up the past nine months.
Pattern and tutorial — Baby raglan shirt
Sewing for the little on is so much fun! Free pattern and tutorial available.
"Are you collecting scissors or something?"
Some collects stamps, and other fine wines. I seem to be a scissors collector.
Finding the perfect crib
I got my hands on this adorable 60's rattan crib from the Netherlands, and I couldn't be more pleased.
Pattern and tutorial — Baby overall size 62/4 to 6 months old
I've made this overall for Baby G. Free pattern and tutorial available.
A house in the making: Current status and materials for the ground floor
We are working on the material palette for the house. So much fun!
Happy 3rd/21th birthday <3
Our lazy, joyful, weird, stubborn and clever furbaby turns 3 years old today, and I've taken a trip down memory lane.
Maternity lace dress with frills
Rocking the curtain look and stepping slightly out of my comfort zone with lace on bump.
I would love to fill our home with poppies and puppies. For now, I'll settle for the first of the two.
Maternity knot top
My maternity wardrobe is growing (as am I). This time I'm tying a knot on my belly.
Our pre-baby bedroom
Our bedroom won't look like this for much longer. Soon there will be a baby living there too <3.
Maternity friendly culottes
Elastic waist is my friend at the moment! I made these maternity culottes for my growing belly.
Our living room
We can't seem to get enough of dark interiors. Our living room is no exception.
Maternity shirt dress
I've made my very first maternity wear to dress up my growing baby bump. I hope to make many more!
Beetroot and kale salad
When you come across something as tasty and healthy as this salad, you just have to share.
Note to self no. 07
Remember to photograph the dress you made before you’re unable to squeeze your pregnant self into it.
A little kitchen makeover
Our kitchen has gotten a bit of a facelift with a fresh coat of paint and a new countertop.
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 follower(s) that you have updated your blog. How else will people know?
Video tutorial: How to sew an exposed zipper
An exposed zipper is a pretty little design feature on a garment. Learn how to do it.
Trumpet skirt with exposed zipper
There's no need to go on a diet when your favorite skirt has gotten too small. You just have to make a bigger version!
Whole wheat pita bread recipe
There was a whole lot of excitement when these whole wheat pitas puffed up in the oven!
Wasited wool coat with yokes
Remember the draped trench coat with yokes? Say hello to it's slightly warmer and more colorful sibling.
Note to self no. 03
When you spend days after days making a coat, take a few extra minutes to check the pocket placement.
Beet pesto is the besto
The traditional basil pesto is great, but I'm a hu(g)e fan of this brightly colored 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. At least I'm ready for next summer.
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
I've made myself 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 welcome in my home.
Button up marble shirt
This lucky shirt got to join me on my holiday in Losbon this easter. It even got itself a little photoshoot.
DIY headboard with wool padding
Our Ikea bed needed some pimping up, and a headboard was just the right thing. Keep reading for a tutorial.
Note to self no. 1
Never keep a permanent marker right next to the fabric marker. You might just end up mixing the two...
Note to self: All blogs needs a cool footer