Monday, September 12, 2016

Setesdal inspired hat

Finished a hat, ready for fall!
I have earlier knitted a pillow with this yarn and pattern, see there for more information.
My hubbie has made some new lamps for the hallway in the cabin. They are made out of some old jam jars, old hamp rope and some plumbing and electrical parts. They look great!
 Also he has made some mug coasters from a tree on the lot.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Curtains for my cabin kitchen

My cabin kitchen curtains are finally done, I am very happy with the result. Fabric and kit from "Stoff & Stil". The challenge was that the tree fabric was not wide enough, so I have to extend it and make it match. I used a YouTube video to figure out how to do this; How to join patterned fabric
I also made a pair of pillows. The pillows are based on pattern: 5 minute pillow covers tutorial by "The Wonder Forest". I made the back overlap wider and added some buttons.
The table and bench are made by my husband, except the table top which is a defective top from "Lom møbler". The table top defect is cut off, then sanded and oiled.  Placemats from Kid Interiør and plates/glass and chairs "Børje" from Ikea.
Kitchen from "Kistefos Møbler". Love the kitchen, but not happy with the customer service.
We have also stained and painted the cabin this summer, very happy with the darker color.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Misty Pines

For Earth day few years ago I entered a Facebook competition hosted by Pine Needles Quilt & Sew, and I won the kit for this quilt. Thank you so much!
It took a while to finish, but I made it! Finished size is approx. 180 times 150 cm.
The quilt will go up in the guest room in my log cabin, it is too nice for the bed!  I will add a sleeve  on the back and get a small birch tree to hang it on from the ceiling.
The pattern was featured in McCall's Quilting Jannuary/february 2013. The quilt is designed by Patti Carey. The pattern is also available from, named "Winter Solstice". The fabric is from The Stonehenge Woodland Collection by Linda Ludovico for Northcott.

Monday, March 21, 2016

"Setesdal" pillow

Making crafty stuff for the cabin, knitted a pillow for my sons room.
Yarn: Dale alpakka in colors:
"Koksmelert" 1088
"Petroleum" 7572
"Gråmelert" 1042
"Mørk Lyng" 4855
Needles: 3,5 mm
The Setesdal pattern I picked from the pattern booklet:
Sandnes Garn Tema 15 klassikere

I am thinking about knitting myself a jacket with this pattern. This yarn is so soft and great to knit with, but the price is too high.

Hope to enjoy a few days at our new cabin this easter holiday! Happy easter to all!

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Log Cabin pot holders

My dream has come true, we are now owners of a log cabin in the Norwegian mountains. We are still busy getting installed in the cabin. A log cabin pot holder I have made for the cabin.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Jacket for Boy B!

Another cooperation project with mom, hopefully it fits little Boy B, her great grandson.
Yarn: "Hobbygarn" by Viking (Australian Wool)
Pattern: "Tøff genser og lue" by Turid Stapnes , Norwegian weekly magazine "Hjemmet", Issue # 4/2015.

My cat Harry also joined me in the camera session, wanted his picture taken too.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Scrap wool pants

I finally finished this wool pants, just from scraps. I had a copy of a pattern that I used, but some information was missing. When I look at this picture I wonder if I should add more length? I appriciate your opinion!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Summer Vacation 2015

Not much to show for in the crafting section, only these pot holder for my mom (as ordered). I have made many of these, see info in earlier posts.

I had a great week in Lofoten, Norway with my family, parents and uncle. Did get time for some horseback riding at Hov Hestegård, a memorable time "tølting" along the beach.
Icelandic horse Mimir.
I visit the Skral festival in Grimstad and listen to Hozier. <3 <3
Later my husband and I went to England; here are some pictures:
Tracy Park & Golf in Wick
Victoria Park, Bath
The Island Chapel in St.Ives
St. Michael's Mount outside Penzance
The Bear Hotel in  Devizes
My 18 year old son got his driving license this summer, see him drive out of the yard for the first time was a milestone.  He has spent the last fourweeks in the US. He has been a counselor at a summer camp. I even got to read about him in the local paper Leader Telegram! I am very proud of him. The biggest event is though seeing my cabin being built up in the mountains. It actually made me cry the first time I saw it. It should be ready for Christmas. Got to make quilts, curtains, and furniture this fall!
Now back to work!

Friday, June 26, 2015

Three pocket tote

I have made two three-pocket totes to give away as presents.
The pattern is "Three Pocket Tote" (TQC401) designed by Karen Montgomery, published by The Quilt Company .

Ran into the woods next to my house to get the picture, got eaten up by mosquitoes. But it is so pretty with the sharp green new growth on the blueberry brush and the pine trees.

Linking up to TGIFF over at chezzetcook modern quilts.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Marius Kids Hats

Little boy B's hat that I made earlier was too big, I then had to make two more, maybe one will work. How can resists a 3 year old boy asking? Not me, the grand aunt.
The pattern and yarn (Smart)  is from Sandnes. I will send them off shortly in the mail together with this hat that my mom knitted and I made the pon-pon.
The hat is made from Viking Hobbygarn (autralian wool). Lovely colors for spring!