tirsdag 30. juni 2015

Blomsterenga ved fjellets fot - Wild flowers at the foot of the mountain

My view while enjoying my morning coffee.
Swallows flying overhead, the river floating quietly by.

Hazy lazy days of Summer
at the foot of the mountains.


Restoring old windows
cutting grass
repairing the barn bridge

Looking after the animals

Picking flowers (gift from my youngest)


Er så takknemlig for blomsterenga ved gården her. Fantastisk å sitte ute og nyte morrakaffen og nyte synet. Høyt oppunder fjellet skriker en fugl, over hodet mitt suser svalene og smetter elegant inn under takmønet. Det glitrer i elva som smyger stille forbi. stille innlandsommer i all sin prakt.

Pam xx

fredag 26. juni 2015

Simply Summer - Sommer ganske enkelt


Summer sewing
Simple and cheerful
Hexagon addiction


Happy Summer to anyone who might pop in, at home or out travelling.
God sommer til alle som måtte stikke innom, enten du er hjemme eller har tenkt deg ut i verden :)

Pam xxxx





onsdag 8. april 2015

Spring birds in a basket - Vårfugler i redet

Cheerful multi colour

(Mysterious picture-turning again, sorry)

Five Spring birds in a nest
have moved in to my youngest's room.
Little snippets of retro fabric and a few odd buttons.

Fem vårfugler har flyttet inn på yngstesønnens rom.
Hadde noen små rester av retrostoff og endel enslige knapper.
Ble koselig synes jeg.

Har vært veldig mye syk i det siste, det blir en liten pause i både håndarbeid og blogging til formen er litt bedre.

My health has been really bad lately and I feel the need for a time-out from blogging.
I will be back before you know it.

Take care

Pam xxxxxxx

søndag 5. april 2015

Easter Sunday - He is risen!

Påskemorgen
Graven er tom
Jesus lever!

Easter Sunday.
The grave is empty
Jesus is risen!

Pam xx

torsdag 26. mars 2015

Winter is back - Kong vinter er tilbake

Enjoyed my morning coffee with this outside my kitchen window today.
Poor crocus, all smotherd in a white blanket.

Påskeliljene titter forfjamset opp av sneen.


Easter week nearing rapidly.
Den stille uke er rett rundt hjørnet, liker Påsken bedre enn jul egentlig, mye kos men myye mindre stress. 

Var ikke dette en søt måte å oppbevare restegarn på? Fikk plutselig en lysende ide (syns jeg selv). Praktisk og pent. Ser ut som evighetskuler syntes eldstesønnen :).

Put my wool scraps in a huge glass jar, rather pretty l thought. My eldest son thought it looked like a jar of brightly coloured sweets :)

Another card, picture kept turning on it's side and wouldn't listen to reason.

Take care and God helg (happy weekend)

Pam xx

fredag 13. mars 2015

Café i vårsola - Café in Spring sunshine

My boys set up an outside Café yesterday, by the playhouse. Spring is wonderfully early this year and almost all the snow has gone!!



Earliest Snowdrops ever here!

Middle son baked Muffins and little sandwiches.

Smallest son made the money to pay with

and Coffee, Juice and hot choc. drink.

And smallest son went and got a chair for me in the shed and a stool for my knitting basket.

Oldest son ran errands and sorted out a  counter.

A great Spring afternoon.

Våren er her, allerede i mars! Guttene mine laget kafé. De bakte muffins og fingermat, kaffe, saft og kakao i ettermiddagssola. 

God helg,
Have a good weekend

Pam xx

fredag 6. mars 2015

Hjemmelagde kort - Homemade cards

Sunny days with a promise of spring in the air. This is of course reflected in my cards these days.

Solskinn og fuglekvitter om dagene. En måned til Påske. Dette må jo bare gjenspeiles i kortene mine. 




oops.. seems l havn't quite let go of Christmas :)
Et julekort til slutt ;)

Pam xx

onsdag 4. mars 2015

Marius sokker - Knitting, using up leftover wool

Mariussokker til datteren på 19.
Marius pattern socks for daughter (19).

A quick little make. Warm knitted socks are an important part of our winter attire here north. A nice way to use leftover wool too, creating cheerful patterns along the way (the Marius pattern was of course not created by me).

Sokkestrikking, super måte å bruke opp restegarn på, bare fantasien setter grenser.

Pam xx

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