mandag 20. oktober 2014

Dukkehus - Dollhouse from 1905


These pictures are from the small farmhouse I began re-doing a way back. These partcular dollhouses were produced round 1905.



Husmannsplassen "Kastet" som jeg pusser opp/restaurerer er et dukkehus som viser seg å være fra 1905. Kjøpt for 150,- på loppemarked for noen år siden.


Pam xxx

søndag 19. oktober 2014

Vintage Sindy furniture


My vintage Sindy furniture from mid 80's has found a new home in the big 1:6 scale dollhouse. 
Will be back with more to show soon. 

Pam xxx

fredag 3. oktober 2014

Håndarbeid og kulturlandskap - crafting and landscape


Koseteppe i oldemorsruter ferdig. Eldstesønnen er godt fornøyd.

Granny blanket for my eldest son
completed.




Beautiful stone walls on the farm. The walls were buildt with stones from clearing land and also made to keep the soil contained up the hillside.

Vakre gamle steimurer på gården. Bygd av stein fra åkerrydding og for å holde på jorda i skråningene. 



Ladder up the hillside on a recent hike.
Stige opp fjellsiden på en tur vi gikk.
Vakker utsikt og sug i magen.

God helg :)
Happy weekend :)


lørdag 27. september 2014

katt og strikkekofter. Norwegian knitted cardigans and a new family member.


Solveig, kattungen vi skulle få, ble tatt av rovdyr før vi fikk hentet henne :(
Fredag hentet vi hjem Kajsa,
ei lita jente med futt i for å si det mildt :).

Solveig, the kitten we were going to have, got taken by a predator before we could pick her up sadly :(.
Friday Kajsa came to stay with us.
A real sweetie.
Big puss Melvin isn't convinced yet though ;). He will come around.


Mariusgenseren er ferdig, klar for høstens skog og fisketurer.
Nå ligger garn i grått og natur klar, til fanagenser med rundfelling.

The " Marius jersey is finished and ready for Autumn's hikes and fishing trips.
Next wolly project is a Fanakofte in grey and nature-white.


Wish everyone a lovely Autumn Sunday
Or spring for those of you in that season :)

Ønsker alle en fin søndag.

Pam xxx

lørdag 20. september 2014

Granny inspiration


Nye puter,
Inspirert av både oldemor...



Carl Larsson...
Og Katthult :)


Litt høstblomstring i hagen, 
Minsteguttens blomster blomstrer enda :).




Some Autumn makes and a few garden photos. 

Happy weekend.

Pam xxx

onsdag 10. september 2014

geriljastrikk på en måte - knittingproject with the children


Making stuff with the children is real quality time, for us all.
This time we tried our hand at geriljaknitting - of sorts -
This is the result.
A colourful piece of work full of laughs.
A tribute to Autumn colours.

Noe av det hyggeligste man kan gjøre synes jeg, er å lage ting sammen med ungene. Kvalitetstid av beste sort - for oss alle.
Denne gangen har vi prøvd oss på litt geriljastrikk - på et vis. En hyllest til høstfargene.


Pam xxx

torsdag 4. september 2014

Niste - Packed lunch




Hvorfor ikke pakke nisten i noe ekstra hyggelig?!
Min venninne hadde pakket nistelunch til oss i denne igår,
Lunch på en lysning i skogen, i sensommersolskinn.
Er det bare meg som tenker på Elsa Bescows historier? :)


Nisten inni var ikke mindre hyggelig
Nam!


My friend packed a wonderful lunch for the two of us yesterday on our forest hike.
Just look at that pretty old lunch box! And what a treat inside! Jum!
I love everything non-plastic, represents something more lasting to me.
What a treat :)

God helg 
Happy weekend

Pam xxx




tirsdag 2. september 2014

Dollhouse renovations - Oppussing av dukkehus


What a tiring business it is
This renovating.
The lady and gentleman who have bought this big old house
Really have their work cut out for a while!
They put this sign up in their half-finished kitchen so they would remember to
Keep calm and drink
Coffee!


The animals still need feeding, in the midst of wood shavings and half-layed floors.


A Maileg table with two chairs (one of which had a fault and had to be changed) was the perfect housewarming gift from a dear friend. 
Tea for two
...or Coffee, as it were.


The lady of the house is a keen crafter, look what was in one of their many boxes.

I had better leave them to it, heaps to do l can see. Lets check in on them later shall we.

Oppussingen fortsetter.
Gulvlegging på kjøkkenet og Maileg bord med to stoler ankom samtidig! Ikke rart de måtte trøste seg med kaffe og muffins! Jeg lar dem jobbe videre og titter innom senere ;)

Pam xxx

 

fredag 29. august 2014

Making dollhouse furniture - lage møbler til dukkehus


DOLLHOUSE furniture aprox 1:6 scale.
Aprox. because the house is slightly smaller.

I used:
 empty box
Ice cream sticks
Glue
Cardboard
Piece of wood for top
Fabric
Thin grill stick for curtain rod
Paint.


Du trenger:
En valgfri tom eske
Ispinner
Fin kartong til å kle inni
Limpistol
Hobbymaling
Plankebit til toppen
Stoff
Og grillpinne til gardinstang.



Teeny tiny table runner from a charity store.
Handmade.


Bitteliten håndheklet duk.
Fra bruktbutikken.


God helg dere :)

Happy weekend everyone
 Pam xxx

søndag 24. august 2014

New Dollshouse - Stort Dukkehus


I have bought a new (old handmade) dollshouse. It is huge, almost fashion doll scale. I have put my coffee cup on the floor so you can see just how big it really is.

It will need a lot of doing up and changing, as is transformed from a toy into a decoration. 
As l said, it is almost fashion doll scale. A Barbie is 29 cm, I will be custom making the dolls for this house. Probably roughly 25 cm. Years since I last made dolls, hope I'm not too rusty :).

I love the staircases, 3 of them.

Pretty wallpaper, a keeper perhaps.

...and look at the attic! Ahh the potensial. See my lounge window-view out of the small window? 

Great transformations ahead, stay tuned :).

Jeg har kjøpt et nytt gammelt dukkehus!
Det skal pusses opp og det skal spesiallages dukker i str 25 cm.
Elsker trappene, 3 stk! Og loftet, her skal det skje store forandringer, følg med :).

Pam xx

lørdag 23. august 2014

Going no ...poo

Anyone tried


Cutting out shampoo?
No - Poo!

There are lots of links out there
when you google it.
I first heard of it via the "Down to Earth" blog in my sidebar. A blog well worth the read!
Back to my hair.
I started a week ago,
I have heard it been said
That it will take five to six weeks before
One sees the full result.

What l did:

Take two bottles.
Bottle number one
Fill 1 litre + 1 tbl spoon bicarbonate of soda.
Pour over hair, massage in and allow to work a min.
Rinse.

Bottle number two
Fill 1 litre lukewarm water + 1 tbl spoon of vinegar.
Pour over hair.
Rinse out.

I am rather pleased sofar, 
One week and it's not getting fatty atall.
On the down side: slightly frizzy in the morning ( my son thought l looked a little like a troll)
But that is temorary l undertand, and my hair is very soft.

Will be back with an update.
Well worth a try,
Saves money and environment
and does me good.

Pam xxx


fredag 22. august 2014

Gone off my rocker - Nytt trekk på gammel slitt gyngestol

An old rocking chair looking delicious in new "dress".
I payed very little for the 
The fabric l had in my stash
Voila :-)


Poor old chair
Who would have guessed
That it was
Sooo very comfortable!!


En gammel gyngestol jeg kjøpte ifjor
For den nette sum av 150 -,
Stoffet hadde jeg.
Nyydelig å sitte i :)





søndag 17. august 2014

Meat and bone stock - hjemmelaget kjøttbuljong

Inspirert av ruskeværet, har jeg kokt kjøttbuljong. En stor pose suppeben har putret under lokk i 12 timer sammen med purre, etpar gulerøtter og litt krydderier. 

Making one's own stock is super easy and very satisfying. The meat bones boiled for 12 hrs along with some carrots, leek and a few spices. The finished liquid was then strained twice and put into containers to freeze.


One portion l saved and watered out
1 part stock, 2 parts water. That is what works best for me.


Homemade meat soup.
Contains a hoast of different vegetables, can vary with the seasons.
The warmth and goodness of this soup stays inside you for a long time on a cold day.


Dessert,
at weekends only ;-).
Big treat this time:
Sponge cake with strawberries and vanilla cream!

Luksus helgedessert:
Sukkerbrød med jordbær og vaniljekrem.

All GLUTENFREE
Alt helt GLUTENFRITT :)

Pam XXX



torsdag 7. august 2014

Glimt fra Lundby dukkehuset - a peek at the Lundby dollshouse

Tre etasjer Lundby  med hage.
Ett av mine miniatyr prosjekt.
Her er en liten titt..

Three story Lundby dollshouse with garden.
One of my minuature projects.
Here is a peek..




The above pictures are from the master bedroom.
The curtains and very soft bedclothes are sewn from my father-in-laws unused handkerchiefs.

Mykt sengetøy og gardiner er sydd av svigerfars ubrukte herrelommetørklær.


The half finished bathroom.
No lights working yet.

Et bad som mangler litt detaljer.
Ingen lys i vinduene enda.


Pam xxx

mandag 4. august 2014

Vakre Bergen og miniatyrprosjekt. Beautiful Bergen and miniatures for my project.

A holiday trip to Bergen.
More miniatures for my project and a beautiful city.


Tiny ornament. Bought in a tiny souvenir shop up the west coast. Fisherman and son.


From Bergen. Tiny Hanseatic houses for a dollhouse project.


More miniature souvenirs. The cannon is for the professor's study.


Narrow alley in Bergen. A well known tourist attraction. Bergen is now a modern European city, however at one time this is what it looked like. Nowonder fire and plague spread quickly.


View over Bergen from Fløyen. 
The cable cars were fun, at least for the two legged. Jenny wasn't atall sure.

I love coming to Bergen, a beautiful city, set between majestic mountains.

Pam xxx