Wednesday, April 30, 2008


Here they are! All 7 of them! The quilted bags are now done and ready to leave me for their new owner... Hope she'll be as pleased with them as I am.

The fronts:
And a view of the back of them as well...

Monday, April 28, 2008

Two dishcloths

I haven't got much to show you at the moment... I spend the little time I have "off" from children finishing those pink quilted bags (They are almost done now though). I thought I'd break up my posts about those bags with a photo of some dishcloths I knitted before easter. I couldn't show you them at the time I made them as they were going to be presents in my familys annual easter game... where we roll dice and fight over presents.... It's a game my mum invented and it's quite silly... but it is FUN!

The dishcloths are called 4 corners dishcloth, and they are easy and fun to knit! Knitted in 100% cotton.
It was hard to get a decent photo of them, because Susie kept running away with them. I think she wanted them for herself... she kept stroking them and cuddling them...

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

More pink...

The quilted bags are finally starting to look like something...
This is what they looked like last night:
The "only" thing left now is to put on the top border and zippers... better get on with it...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Status report...

Sorry I've been a bit slow on the blogging front lately... Had hubby home in the weekend, and then I've been busy getting my house ready for putting it up for sale.

Anyhoo... here's a wee update on my bag order. All the fabrics are cut and I'm in the process of quilting the bags now.
I'm almost done with the quilting, but I ran out of white fabric for the lining, so I need to get some more of that. I went to the quilt shop in Linlithgow today, but they closed at 2pm on wednesdays... I didn't know, so I was there about 10 past.... that meant I had an hour to kill in Linlithgow before I had to pick Maja up from school... went to the textile shop to see if they had some white cotton. But guess what... They were closed too!! I'll try again tomorrow or maybe friday.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

My first custom order!

A few weeks back I got my first custom order over at Etsy! Yay!!! The customer wanted 7 of my pink quilted bags (like the one below, this one is still for sale in my shop).
I had to get new fabric for the stripe at the top, because I didn't have more left of the ones I used in the original bag, so the custom bags won't be exactly the same. Yesterday I washed the new fabric, and I've been cutting the pieces for the bags today, so I'm now ready to start sewing.
Guess I should go downstairs and get started instead of sitting here blogging...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Back again

I'm sorry I haven't blogged much the last 2-3 weeks, I've been away on easter holiday to Norway. The girls and I spent 15 lovely days there even though the trip there was a bit more eventful than I enjoyed.... lots of bad weather, plane being diverted, delays, snowy roads etc made it so we didn't arrive at my parent's cabin until 2am!! We had been travelling since 8.30am (17,5 hours), so we were pretty tired when we arrived.

We spent the next four days at my parent's cabin at Bortelid. As you can see there was plenty of snow there.

Maja even entered a skiing competition on easter saturday. She had been looking forward to that for ages, so it was good fun when it finally happened. She had got new skis and shoes, and although she hadn't been skiing for two years, she did really well. Maja's the one in the yellow chicken hat....

Susie spent most of her time either sleeping (well tucked in) in her push chair, or on her sled. She really enjoyed sledding, and even though she can't speak yet, she mad it clear what she wanted... every time the sled stopped at the bottom of the hill, she just pointed to the cord... meaning she wanted to be pulled back up again...

The rest of the holiday was spent in Kristiansand with my parents. Per managed to join us for a few days as well. First some days up at the cabin and then later on, a few days in Kr.sand.

I din't do much crafting while I was away. Remember that poncho for Maja I planned to take with me?? Well... it was kind of pushed aside by the new shawl I started knitting for myself... I got this lovely yarn as a late birthdaypresent while in Norway, sooo.... let's just say it's always more fun to start something new.... (haven't got a picture of the shawl yet, but will post one later on).

EDIT: There are more pictures from our easter holiday over at my mum's blog (just scroll down a bit).