Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Scrap booking

I recently discovered scrap booking and this is my first attempt...

This LO is only 6x6 (15x15 cm), but that was a good size for my first attempt. The reason I chose this format is that I have this album with 6x6 pages in page protectors. I've got two of them, and the plan was to make one LO for each of my girls every month.... ehhh... well, as I said, that was the PLAN... All I've managed to do is this one for March... so I'm kind of a little bit behind... Next I'm going to make a page for Susie. I think I'll start from last month and work my way back... well... that's a plan, anyway....

Sunday, October 21, 2007

A dress for Susie

I knitted a dress for Susie a few months back, and just realized I'd forgot to put it on here... I've had this pattern and wanted to knit it for ages, but haven't had anyone to knit for... until Susie came. Even though she's worn it on several occasions, I haven't managed to get a picture of the dress on her... Anyway, here are some pics:

Here I've just started. I had some problems in the beginning because there was a fault in the pattern... I think I knitted this little bit here two or three times.

The skirt is finished:

This is the top before I knitted the edges around the arms and neck:

And finally the finished dress...

I also knitted some bootees to go with it, but haven't got a picture of them either. I will try to get a pic with Susie wearing the dress and socks...
edit: Why does the pictures not get bigger when I click on them????

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Wedding card

I had to make a wedding card quickly this morning. I didn't have time to come up with a completely new card, so I just used the same lay out as my previous card (the birthday card for Maja in a earlier post). It's quite interesting to see how when I changed just a few elements how I got a completely different card.

This one is for Malin and Charlie. Congratulations!!

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Knitting for Barbie

Maja got a couple of Barbie dolls for her birthday.... They neeeed clothes (uhh.... sort of... or maybe it's just me wanting to make some...)! I was originally wanting to sew some clothes for them, but I couldn't find any free sewing patterns for Barbie clothes on the net, but there was plenty of knitting patterns. And since I rather like knitting... why not?? I've knittet two dresses. I found the pattern for these on this Swedish site (it has lots of patterns in english as well). There's lots and lots of really nice clothes here. It was kind of hard to choose, but I let Maja help me choose seeing as it is her that will play with them. They are both made with some old knitting wool that I found in my drawer of wool.

This is the first one I made (pattern no 160).

And here is the second (pattern 152).

If anyone knows about a place I can get hold of sewing patterns for Barbie, I would be grateful if you left a wee comment...

Friday, October 05, 2007

Happy birthday

My daughter, Maja, is 5 years old tomorrow. I've made her a quick card... really quick. Didn't have time for anything fancy.

Monday, October 01, 2007

Gym bag

My eldest daughter Maja started school last month, and every belonging has to be named. So for her gym bag I cross stitched this little name tag.