Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Since I put ruffles at the bottom, I thought it would look nice with some at the top as well. I should have sewn the ruffles on when I made the top, but since I hadn't thought about ruffles at that point, the top edge was already done so the ruffles here are just sewn on the back (instead of inbetween the two layers of fabric). Looks ok.
The back of the dress has buttons down the middle. This used to be the shirt front, so it wasn't any hassle involved making button holes etc...
I still got the sleeves from this shirt, so I might make some matching trousers/leggings to go with it.
Friday, May 23, 2008
We got quite a bit of attention on the train in to Edinburgh, wearing our national costume (Nordlands bunad)... especially the girls... But then again, they looked soooo cute!
I counted 6 people in Nordlands bunad (same as mine)... yay!! But there was a lot of people in other bunad (Norwegian national costume) in Edinburgh this year. The weather wasn't "all that", but at least it wasn't raining... which is good for Scotland...
There were even celebrities in Edinburgh that day... Gok Wan from "How to look good naked" He didn't have anything to do with the Norwegian parade though....
Back home again... time for a photo shoot and some snacks...
Monday, May 12, 2008
(Dear Mrs Eccles. I have to leave school quarter to 4 cos I have to pick up my granny. Love hearts from Maja)
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Ps. Picture 1 and 2 were taken with flash so they look a wee bit brighter than the rest....
Friday, May 09, 2008
Today while Maja was at school, Susie and I met up with a couple of the girls from my ante natal group and their "babies". We try to meet up regularly... although that isn't always easy... I think it's great that we've stayed in touch after we had the babies though.
Since the weather was so nice, we decided to have a picnic in the park. The girls had a great time running around and sharing each others food and drinks. The mums enjoyed themselves in the sun too.
Back at home, Maja has got hold of my camera and she's taken a few snaps... This is one of them:
Don't you just love it when you find out hours after the event (by looking at photos taken by your 5 yr old) that your smallest one has taken her garden toys (i.e. DIRTY bucket) inside and put it in your white sofa...??
Tuesday, May 06, 2008
I got the pattern for this lovely make up bag (and for a larger one) from Elna in Norway. Thank you very much! The bag was really easy to sew, but I think maybe I did something wrong with the lining, because it seems to be a bit... not big... but it doesn't really fit... it's all crumpled up, if you know what I mean.... no?? But I'm not giving up... I will try to make another one soon, and maybe do the lining part a bit different.
This is the other side of it. The fabric I used was something I found in a charity shop... I really like the brightness of the colours on this fabric.