mandag 2. mars 2015

Julekort - Christmas cards



Card making = therapy time! 
Keeping calm
and being creative :-).
Tv-free creative evenings.

Det er mye terapi i en times kreativitet hver kveld. Tv'n må vike for korttralla og en kopp te.
Julekort, bursdagskort og Påskekort.

Happy week everyone

Pam xxx



torsdag 26. februar 2015

Hjemmelagde møbler til dukkehuset - Making dollhouse furniture

What to do with a small empty box?

And a handful of beheaded matches?

Well, I made a little shelf for 
Everafter House!

Floral paper inside, and thicker cardboard on the outside. The design resembles old painted planks. Quite Shabby Chic ;)


"Glass" shelves, made from the plastic box of the Everafter doll. 

Now Heather has her very own shelf for bits and bobs. Still has a lovely tea-smell to it too ;-).

Happy weekend
God helg
Pam xxx

onsdag 25. februar 2015

Late night photo shoot - fiddling around in the dollhouse

An orange and a little Tv before bedtime? (Tv = husbands old GPS)


A little lady has moved into my big dollhouse. She says her name is Heather Everafter. Here she is all tucked up in her nighty (vintage Sindy nightdress - belonging to the vintage Sindy I can't find. Have bought her new hair...so if anyone sees a bald Sindy running around, please let me know ;) ).



Things are still a bit of a mess, as they often are in a moving process, but finally it's bedtime. Timmy and Charles can't seem to agree about who gets to sleep on the bed, but Heather doesn't notice...zzzzz

An annoying period of doll making attempts has come to an end for the time being. I just cannot seem to get the expressions right. Seem to have lost my touch. Therefore, I have chosen Everafter dolls. They are smaller than a Barbie and fit the house perfectly. Everafter is a nice thought too I think. "Everafter House". Wouldn't it be nice, a house where one could live happily Everafter ;-)

Bad light for photos, I know and I don't care hi hi ;-) nighty night!

Pam xxx

mandag 23. februar 2015

Vakkert håndarbeid på gjenbruksbutikken - Needlework from the Charity store

A local Charity store was selling everything 50% off last week. Popped in for a peep at the cloths and found some pretty little treasures.
The sewn picture above will be made into a pillow cover for the kitchen. Translation is:
"Happy thoughts and kind words
spread happiness in our world"
About 50 p. A real bargain here.

Salg på ombruken resulterte i en liten tur innom sist uke. Vakker håndbrodert veggbilde over, skal bli til pute i slagbenken. Fem kroner :) 

Denne vakre bordløperen falt jeg pladask for. Nydelig håndarbeid både foran og i finishen bak. Små områder med slitasje som man har lappet med kjærlig hånd. Ti kroner!

Fell completely in love with this pretty table runner. Such neat work and the finish at the back is quite amazing. It must have been used a lot because it has small areas where a loving hand has darned carefully. About a pound, very cheap in Norway.

Vakkert og praktisk, akkurat slik jeg foretrekker.

Pretty and practical, just the way l like it. The grinder is still used to grind coffee beans. Smells soo great!

I do so love things with a history, things that have been around a while and served a purpose and not simply a trend.

Er så glad i gamle bruksting, ting som har levd et liv og hatt en oppgave i en husholdning, og ikke bare eksistert som ledd i en kortlivet trend.

Pam xxx

fredag 20. februar 2015

Tomtebiler - Tomte cars

Noen som husker Tomtebilene? Favoritten var den blå lastebilen med lasteplan. Veldig lik den i mor mor og de 8 ungene (originalversjonen, med skjønne Anne Cath Vestly som mor mor).

Tomte - cars
from the seventies. Some of my very favourite toys, the blue lorry in particular.

My London bus. A beloved toy from the seventies. Loved the tiny steps inside the back.

A few special keepsakes.

Winter Holidays begin today, looking forward to spend lots of time with the children.

GOD HELG
og Vinterferie for de som har det nå,
wishing you all a great weekend.

Pam xxx

mandag 16. februar 2015

Koftestrikk og Fastelaven

Bolen på Fanakofta nærmer seg ferdig. Det tar tid, musklene i nakke og skulder må ha lange pauser, men blir da ferdig tilslutt :). Strikker i 60% Alpakka fra Sparkjøp.

The Fanakofte - Fana Jacket for my husband is coming along nicely. Knitted in 60% Alpaca. Gorgeously soft to the touch.

Årets Fastelavensboller. GLUTENFRIE såklart. Deilg luftige og lette og med skikkelig bollesmak og bollelukt. Øvelse gjør mester. Inni er det masse hjemmelaget jordbærsyltetøy.

Fastelavens' buns with whipped cream and homemade strawberry jam. Glutenfree of course. So light and fluffy and real bun taste and smell, yum! 

Pam xxx

tirsdag 10. februar 2015

Dollhouse - Dukkehus

Just wanted to share a few treasures with you. Found this tiny porcelain bathroom set all alone on a shelf in a hobby shop. Couldn't leave it behind now could I?!
Needs a house to go in don't you think?!

Jeg er så fasinert av miniatyrer. Dette lille baderomssettet i porselen måtte jeg bare ha. Det burde absolutt få et lite hus å bo i eller hur?!

Den lille tangen virker! Tenk så smått! Lurer på hvem sin verktøykasse dette er? Kan ikke være store karen (eller damen ;) )

Wonder who this belongs to? Where has he gone? Fancy leaving your tools all over the place like that! Lucky l was here to put them all back in their tool box!

Thank you for all lovely comments, made my day :)

Tusen takk for koselige kommentarer, gjør grå dager lysere :)

Pam xxx

mandag 9. februar 2015

Lovely Simple things - Enkle, trygge, gode ting

Årevis med restegarn har blitt til et bestemorsteppe i glade farger som lyser opp i vintermørket.
My leftover wool has been turned into a bright and cheerful granny blanket. Love using up scraps.



Loving the smell of fresh homemade bread for my boys.


Pretty ice sculptures along the stream where l walk my dog. 


Loving the Pizza my son made on Sunday :)
Pizza bakt av min sønn på søndag :)

Hope you all have a good week, 
Ønsker alle en god uke
Pam xxx

onsdag 4. februar 2015

Creativity and blue Winter skies

Beautiful Sunny days with glittering snow and clear blue skies. I even heard a bird singing! And the light...the light is returning!
Chilly evenings with temperatures dropping down to - 18 Celsius, the perfect scenario for piping hot tea and card making. Easter cards more often than not.


The woods are full of animal tracks
foxes, elk, deer, birds, hare
...aand cats :)

  

Moove dog! I want your bed! :)

Surprise dinner for my Husband.

Just because :)


Pam xxx

torsdag 29. januar 2015

Sewn Pyjamas

Minstemann har fått ny pyjamas. Hadde stoffene liggende og brukte et mønster delvis tegnet av meg selv.

A new pyjamas for a young man. Went through my fabric stash and found enough for a set.

Weekend again.
May it be a good one for us all.

Pam xxx

tirsdag 20. januar 2015

Hexagon quilt of recycled fabric - Hexagonteppe i gjenbruksstoff.

Idag er det rene snøstormen ute, perfekt for en stund med håndarbeid. Denne quilten skal beståav kun gjenbruksstoffer. Dongeri - fra familiens utslitte bukser, gammelt sengetøy fra 50 - 70 tallet, minstesønnens emils-skjorte m.m. Et skikkelig miljøvennlig stykke håndarbeid med andre ord, og full av minner.

A very snowy blowy cold day outside today, perfect for a little bit of inside sewing. This quilt is to be made of only recycled fabric. My families worn out jeans, 50 -70s worn out bed clothes, shirts etc. 

The world I woke up to this morning. Looks as if it will be snowing all day. Glad l don't have to take the car out today as there is no snow plough until this afternoon.


Welcome to new followers, so thrilled to have you along!

Pam xxx

søndag 18. januar 2015

Landlige striper og skogtur - Scandinavian Country style and forest hike

I do so love soft stripes, I would prefer that to floral patterns any day, at least where table cloths go. I use Lavender water when ironing, makes the task a lot more enjoyable and the linen cupboard always holds a faint scent.
Jeg er så forelsket i myke landlige striper. Dette har resultert i at jeg har sydd nok en duk, 240 x 140cm. Den blå har allerede vært mye i bruk. Bruker Lavendel vann når jeg stryker, duften sitter i duken når man senere henter den i skapet.


A lovely fresh sunny Sunday today. - 6 Celsius and windstill. We wrapped up and wet for a couple of hours hike. Dog and cat running round our feet. Jenny found a moose leg, or the remains and dropped it proudly at Hubby's feet...juck ;).
50 cm of snow is forecast over the next week, so I suppose I had better do my shopping list and get that done tomorrow.

Minus seks og vindstille, strålende sol og blå himmel betyr søndagstur i skogen. Et par timer, lapskaus på bål og hund og katt i hælene. Ungene koste seg sånn. Jenny fant et elgben...eller restene...ærsj ;).

Pam xxx

torsdag 15. januar 2015

Dull winter days in dollhouse and real life - Dukkehus og innekos

Dollhouse 1:6
What better to do than snuggle up in a cosy chair with a warm blanket on a blowy snowy day.

My newest real life project.
Restegarnsteppe, nå skal alle garnrester brukes opp.

cosy wood fire burning all day, our own wood.
koselig med fyr i ovnen når vinden blåser og snøen laver ned.

Kosestund i dukkehuset også.
Teatime in the dollhouse. Knitting and reading while snow falls outside.

Candle light.
Vakre tindelys fra Løiten Lys.

Pam xxx

tirsdag 13. januar 2015

German Crystal and Country stipes - Tysk etterkrigskrystall og Landlige striper




Trying to use all my things,
Life is too short to keep lovely thing stuffed away in a cupboard.
These beautiful glasses are from 1940/50's Germany. Love the way the light sparkles in the different colours. 
The cloth l made last week. Just love the soft pale blue stripes. 2,60 m x 1.40 m

Snow, sleet and a howling wind here.
Pam xx



tirsdag 6. januar 2015

Dorulldukke - Faux Vintage Toilet roll cover


Fant en liten dukke på ombruken, plukket av henne det pjuskete englekostymet og laget meg en god gammeldags dorulldukke. Det sto slike på mange bad da jeg vokste opp. Hadde ALDRI trodd jeg kom til å ville ha en selv ;). 

Growing up in Norway during the 70's and 80's, these toilet roll dollies were a well known sight in many a bathroom. When l found a small doll at the charity shop, l felt like making my own. Spare toilet roll under the skirt.
Voilà, faux vintage toilet roll dolly!

Pam xxx