torsdag 2. mai 2019

Charity shops and Celiac disease

RED - Danger! Crumbs with Gluten alert!
It is a long time since I knitted heaps of cotton dishcloths for the kitchen
- Old news -
But what does one do when 2/6 of us have Celiac disease?
Make RED cotton dishcloths for the other 4/6 of us of course!
Problem solved!
Colour codes for the kitchen.
A colour for each area.
So...
Where does the charity shop come into this?
The yarn - bowl thingy.
Charityshop find.
Always wanted one of those.
Thank you Salvation Army.
Chuffed 😊.

Pam xxx

torsdag 25. april 2019

Slowly handmade

This litle project took me a year! 
Wonder how many times I stabbed my finger with the needle...?

I love a splash of colour, 
And texture
And handmade
Stuff

And a mini - Candy collection 
Just to make it extra nice

And those polkadots...
- Love -
Them!

Love my little old sideboard too...
But that's a whole different story 😊

Blessings
Pam xxx

onsdag 3. april 2019

Slow Crafting

SLOW CRAFTING

English-paper-piecing

Standing in a craft shop last week, I gazed around the shelves and realized how many cuick-fix craft projects that have become availiable over the past decades. New ideas, new products, quickly slapped together, here today, gone tomorrow. Food for thought.
(Fabric washed and ready for ironing, destined for English paper pieceing quilt-project.) 
(Cutting templates for EPP out of old cardboard. Slow work.)

Reading online, I discovered that there actually is something called "Slow Crafting". I love the expression. It speaks to me of quality, love, time spent in thoughtful meditation, uniqueness...the list goes on. Something made today, and still here tomorrow. 

(Last snowfall of the season)

There is a lot of talk about -slow- these days. Slow eating, slow travelling, slow living...slow crafting.
It's not about lazyness, but about using our time in the best possible way and really being present in what we do and where we are.
I'm off to cut some more templates for my VERY slow English-paper-pieced quilt-project. It's going to take years, but,hey, what's the hurry?!

Pam xxx

mandag 21. januar 2019

Making dollhouse furniture/ hjemmelagde dukkehusmøbler

 Designing and making
 A lounge in a vintage Lundby dollhouse
We have cut out the Tv
I find I have more time
For hobbies and reading.
A lot of time wasted in front of that Tv over the years. Don't miss it. 
Vi har kuttet ut Tv kanalene. Så mye mer tid vi fikk. Lydbok og hobbypussel på kvelden. Savner ikke Tv. Fred i stua. Helt reklamefrie kvelder. Hater Tv - reklamene 😛! 
Pam xx

onsdag 16. januar 2019

Restoring/renovating old Lundby dollhouses /restaurering og renovering av gamle Lundby dukkehus

 A broken white 1950's fireplace has new life
 Bedroom with bathtub on the balcony
 My dream kitchen, in 1:18
The music room
Furniture: Lundby Brasilia

My hobby ❤

Pam x

torsdag 20. desember 2018


Just popping in to wish you a blessed Christmas.
Remember the reason for the season:
JESUS CHRIST
God's wonderful gift to each and every one of us 💟

fredag 13. januar 2017

Goodbye for now - Farvel for nå

A gift fo my daughter, a knitted Marius Jersey.
Bursdagsgave til min datter, en Mariusgenser.

Some of the "nisser" I knitted for friends and family before Christmas. Made nice presents.
Julegaver jeg laget til venner og familie ifjor. 
Strikka tova nisser.


Det blir en lang bloggepause på meg, kanskje jeg kommer tilbake, det får tiden vise. Takk for alle gode ord her inne hos meg. Jeg kommer til å følge litt med på blogger selv om jeg ikke blogger selv.

Goodbye for now. Thank you for all kind comments over the years. I am taking a long break. I may return, I am not sure. I will however be popping in to visit your blogs from time to time.

Blessings, Pam xx





mandag 9. januar 2017

Lundby Stokholm re-do / oppussing

Maylinn and Patrick have been busy.
Their new home is quickly taking form.
Note the qute detail on this house:
A little pool hidden in a drawer beneath the house.

Oppussingen av Lundby Stokholm 2010 er i full gang. Det lille svømmebassenget under huset, i en egen skuff, er en herlig detalj.

Just love love love their PINK fridge!
Emagine having that in RL😊

Dette må vel være verdens kuleste kjøleskap?!

Lounge/kitchen area,
the torn green wallpaper has been replaced by
A faux brick wall (craft paper).

Kjøkken/stue området,
bakveggen er erstattet med mursteinstapet (hobbypapir til kortlaging)


A closer look at the pool.

Bathroom for two.
Bad til to.

Bathroom detail.
En liten pokal til blomsterpotte og bittesmå skjell.

Bathroom detail.

The bedroom has now lost its awful spotty wallpaper...juck.
The text means: The one I love.
Patrick and Maylinn lay chatting and dreaming of their future together. young and just starting out.

Ny look på soverommet.
Framtidsdrømmer. Patrick og Maylinn prater og legger planer for framtiden sammen.

Love the plastic doors to draw down over each room. when down they look like fancy glass windows.

Hvert rom har et plastvindu til å dra ned. Likner funkisvinduer i glass synes nå jeg 😊.

Pam xxxx

onsdag 4. januar 2017

Årets ord: TILLIT / A word for 2017: TRUST

The word God gave me for 2017 is

 TRUST

Last years word was believe, and as nothing has happened yet concerning certain matters, I am growing impatient and troubled. The word "trust" is an answer to prayer. God is saying: Trust Me! ❤

Årets ord er 

TILLIT

Det er endel ting i livet jeg bekymrer meg kraftig omkring. Alt synes å stå stille eller til og med bli værre. Jeg blir redd og rastløs. Gud har stadig minnet meg om årets ord siste ukene. Han ber meg ha TILLIT til Ham. Være stille og vente, stå med ham og ha tillit til Ham ❤.

My daughter at University will be 21 this Winter. My present is a knitted Marius wool Jersey. She is very pleased about it 😊.

Datteren min fyller 21 i vinter og en hjemmestrikket Marius genser i originalfarger står på ønskelista.

Oh yes, and another dollhouse has moved in! A present from my sweet husband.
A Lundby Stokholm from 2010 I believe. 

It is such a cute house. Underneath, in a drawer beneath the house, is a little deck an swimming pool! A little tear in the lounge wallpaper, otherwise in perfect condition.

Min snille mann vet at jeg elsker dukkehus, for et par dager siden kom han derfor hjem med dette til meg. Siden det ikke er vintage, klør det i design-fingrene etter å hacke det og gjøre det til et ordentlig hjem.

The young couple Maylinn and Patrick have bought it. Buildt in 2010, it is still new, but, they still need to make it their own don't they.
- What shall we do about the wall paper Maylinn?? 
Patrick wonders...
But Maylinn is far too busy admiring the sea view to hear him.
Maylinn is a nurse and Patrick a dentist, married in August 2016, this is the first house of their very own. 
more later.....

Maylinn og Patrick har kjøpt sitt første hus sammen. - Hva skal vi gjøre med tapeten??
Spør Patrick...
Men Maylinn hører ham ikke, hun er altfor opptatt av å beundre havutsikten...

Pam xxxx

fredag 23. desember 2016

Christmas - Jul


To all
A very blessed Christmas.
Happy Birthday Jesus
The reason for the season ❤

Pam xxxx

tirsdag 22. november 2016

Lundby dollhouse

A new - vintage bathroom for the Stockhom mansion. Love all small details (some added by me). 
See the little razor plugged in ?

Et nytt - vintage bad til Dallas huset.
Så gøy med alle små detaljer. 
Ser dere barbermaskinen som står til lading 😊!



By night. 
The electrical system in the old house still works!

Lys på badet i vintermørket.
Ble så glad da det viste seg at alt det elektriske virket i vintage huset.

A full-stocked kitchen.

Fulle skap på kjøkkenet.

Diningroom chairs and cupboard in place.

Spisestuestoler og skjenk med finservise
Og et lite barskap øverst.

More kitchen.

Kjøkkendetaljer.

I found my vintage fireplace
and some other furniture and details.
Time for tea and swiss roll?

Jeg fant den gamle peisen og endel andre ting til stuen.
Tid til kaffe og rullekake?

Fanny celebrated her birthday.
Wonder whst Geir bought her?

Fanny feiret bursdag, lurer på hva som er i pakken?


Lundby house by night.
Når natten faller på.

Lundby Aquarium


Pam xxxx

(P.s. apparently there are cookies (alas not the edible kind) on these blogs now, and I have to tell you about it. 
Det står når jeg publiserer et innlegg at jeg må opplyse om at det brukes cookies/informasjonskapsler på disse bloggene nå).

onsdag 16. november 2016

Dollhouse for a boy - Dukkehus til en gutt

When a boy overtakes a dollhouse, 
a handful of Trashpack figures, a flock of
animals and a British pilot
move in 😊!
Here they all are, having a film and 
Pizza evening
Når en gutt overtar et dukkehus
flytter det inn:
En håndfull Trashpack, en haug med dyr...
Og en Britisk pilot!
Her feirer gjengen med film- og 
pizzakveld 😊

Nytt gulv måtte legges i stuen nede,
det ble biljard-tema.

A new floor was laid in the ground 
floor lounge. Pool theme.

And oh good grief...
"I can't have a pink bathroom mummy!"

"Et rosa bad kan jeg ikke ha mamma!"

So we gave the room a new look.

Vi gav rommet en ny look.

Pam 😊 xxxx

lørdag 5. november 2016

Kakkelovn - The Swedish wood burner

I have made a Swedish wood burner.
I have always loved them, majestic pieces
of furniture. 

Jeg har laget en Kakkelovn 
til Dallas dukkehuset.

A pill box and the cardboard roll
inside the kitchen paper.

En pilleeske og pappen i en kjøkkenrull.

A bit of lace at the top.
A plastic wrap around the base.

En blonde rundt toppen.
Tykk pakkeplast rundt fotenden.

All painted white.

Malt hvitt.

Taa-daah!

Towels and toilet paper,
safely away from dog and cat 😏.

Håndklær og toalettpapir.

Parfume and cream, other toiletries.

Litt til sminkebordet.

Early morning here and snow is falling.
Dog and I heading out when coffee is ready.
(Drora, I keep trying to comment, but my phone just wont let me publish. Really love your beautiful witches house!)

Første snøen faller her. Vinteren ser ut til å være tidlig ute i år. 
Morrakaffen er snart klar. 
Får drikke den før jeg våger meg ut ;)


Pam xxxx