Archive for April, 2009


April 29, 2009


from heidi merrick

from heidi merrick

Ah.. what beauty in a dress. Especially the red and grey one. The designer is heidi merrick. I’m eager to try and sew a dress of my own design. It would have to be rather simple, not too many elaborate details. I could take a simple pattern as a starting point, and maybe use some of my handprinted fabric.

handprinted fabric

I’m thinking of this for the skirt part, and maybe some matching solid fabric, probably red, for the top. What do you think?



April 16, 2009

handprinted scarf


chunks of wool hanging in the window


another handprinted scarf


easter egg by my son


chunks of wool again


another little yarnlover

Spring is finally here! I spent my easter holiday alone with my little babygirl. The boys went to the mountains for skiing, but I was not in form for going anywhere. I’ve had this cold, or infection, or whatever it is for over three weeks now. Sore sinuses, headache. It doesn’t go away. Frustrating. On antibiotics, but doesn’t seem to help. Which means I can do nothing but wait it out. But it’s springtime! And even though I stay indoors mostly, it’s so nice with longer days, more light, spring flowers in the garden and this thin green hint of leaves budding on trees and bushes.

I’m still doing my printing. I’ve sewn up a few pillows out of some of the fabric I’ve printed on, pictures on Flickr. And the scarves that I’ve made a few of. I’m thinking of taking my stuff to this market, Søndagsmarked på Blå, maybe share a stand with Gry at Fintfôr. Pretend to be an artist/ artisan, what fun! 

small is big

April 7, 2009


A couple of years ago, or maybe less, I bought this bag on It was of course handmade, and very well made too. The seller was, I gathered, one who made these bags beside her regular job, more as a hobby thing. And just recently I read her story where she tells about how her bag-making business has developed. I find it most inspiring to read that it’s possible to create your own job out of doing what you like the most. I admit I dream about that myself sometimes.

It has been a most practical bag. Besides looking stylish and cool, it has lots of pockets. It can be stuffed full of things, and still look good – or it can be almost empty and look good too. I have used it for transporting my knitting gear when our little family goes on trips. And when a family with kids are about to leave the house, lock the door and rush to the car, there is always something that someone almost forgot. A banana in case of hunger in the car. A pacifier or a toothbrush. And there is always space left in this bag, a pocket ready to lend room for some almost forgotten, but very important item. It can also be used for groceries or bathing gear. I strongly recommend it: The Market bag.


April 5, 2009


This picture comes from paintedfish’s blog. I think it’s such a good picture, and impressing that something so beautiful as these bowl can be made out of paper. So many things to make! And here you find a tutorial for making papermaché things.

And why not make your own lamp? By first sight, this looks quite expensive and maybe..Italian? But no, no this is made of egg-carton. The tutorial is quite comprehensive, though, I haven’t read it through yet. But check it out: Tutorial for making egg-carton pendant lamp.


This fabric pattern I found on Flickr. I don’t know the designer’s name, or the fabric company. But it has a distinct japanese feel, I think. The colors are great, the turquoise background, the mustard yellow, bright red and white. Bright, but still subtle. Lots of movement, but still harmonious.