måndag 21 juni 2010

Princess cake

I have to brag a little about my creative and talented little sister, however, in an area other than sewing, namely baking. She has made this fabulous princess cake to celebrate the wedding of Crownprincess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel, which took place last saturday. And by the way, it tasted as good as it looks.

måndag 14 juni 2010


Hipp hipp hurray for the teenager Lilja today!

söndag 13 juni 2010

2 year old star

Our Lilja turns 2 tomorrow so I have sewn a new harness for her. 
I used an old pair of jeans, black woven nylon strap with reflective stitching and a star to dot the "i"
Hope she likes it!

Here is the first prototype that I made, with fleece. It works well and doesn´t come off no matter what.

And a matching collar.

söndag 30 maj 2010

onsdag 26 maj 2010


I used both foundation and paper piecing on this block. The Church window block has 37 pieces.

tisdag 25 maj 2010

In the garden

Apple flower buds

Peony bud and a busy ant

Plum blossom and blue sky

and in a year it will look like this...


BOW is finished! Grandpa´s chickens has 40 pieces and it´s paper pieced.

måndag 24 maj 2010


This block (Chase A Myth) is paper pieced in three sections. I redrew the pattern because I wanted 90 degree angles on the large triangles. The block has 41 pieces.

lördag 22 maj 2010


Okay, new attempt! (Cathie´s Campfire) 29 pieces. Pedantic as I am I think paper piecing will work fine for me. Lines, angles and corners become fine and precise.


Did my very first paper pieced block yesterday. Took an easy one and tought it would be a piece of cake, and yes, it was, but something went wrong......Can you find "the error" ? (Trooper Green´s Badge) 13 pieces.

onsdag 19 maj 2010


Yes, this is fun! My third block, M-1 (Dogwood Days) was a little bit tricky and I did some changes (from the book) so that I would get the corners to fit the central block. Machine pieced, 29 pieces.

Have a nice day!

tisdag 18 maj 2010


Look what I´ve had time to sew before breakfast! C-12 (Family Reunion) Machine pieced. 49 pieces. I´m really pleased with it :)

måndag 17 maj 2010


It´s done! My first Dear Jane block. I loved piecing it. My B-10 (Jud´s Trophy) has 27 pieces because I did the centerpiece in one instead of three. Now there is just 224 more to go... I´m not sure I´m going to use these  blocks for my "baby jane". I haven´t yet decided what color I want. If I can´t decide, I will go for the original colors. Time will tell.

söndag 9 maj 2010

Happy mother´s day

A small gift for my lovely mom. Hope she likes it...

torsdag 22 april 2010

Flags of the world

I´ve planned a trip around the world but it will definitely take longer than 80 days.... I will start with Scandinavia and the neighboring countries.
Faroe Island


lördag 3 april 2010

Happy Easter

What a dull gray weather, the rain just pouring down. The snow is melting faster of course in the rain so we may try to put up with this wet weather for some time. Really soon, we have wonderful spring here.
Vilket trist grått väder, regnet bara öser ner. Snön smälter förstås snabbare när det regnar så man får försöka stå ut med detta våta väder en tid till. Riktigt snart har vi härliga våren här.
With last year's Easter cake made by my sister Amanda, I wish you a very pleasant Easter.
Med förra årets påskkaka gjord av min syster Amanda önskar jag er en riktigt trevlig påsk.
The recipe can be found at Kinuskikissa. Here you will find the cake decorations. The recipe is unfortunately only in Finnish. Here you can try to translate it into the language you want.
Receptet hittar du hos Kinuskikissa. Här hittar du dekorationerna till kakan. Receptet finns tyvärr endast på finska. Här kan du försöka översätta det till det språk du vill.

torsdag 1 april 2010

måndag 29 mars 2010


De är enkla och roliga att göra och framför allt mycket praktiska för olika saker. Man kan variera storleken enligt vad man behöver förvara i dem. T.ex. pennor, make-up, pengar, mobiltelefon mm
They are easy and fun to make and above all very practical for different things. You can vary the size according to what you need to store in them. Eg pens, makeup, money, mobile phone etc.
Gåvor till nära och kära. Förhoppningsvis är de i användning och de uppfyller sin funktion.
Gifts for loved ones. Hopefully, they are in use, and they fulfill their function.

Anna som skriver på bloggen Noodlehead gillar allt som har med dragkedjor att göra. Kolla in hennes tutorial som inspirerade mej att satsa på dragkedjor. Så jag beställde 20 meter!

Anna, who writes the blog Noodlehead like everything associated with zippers. Check out her tutorial that inspired me to go for zips. So I ordered 20 meters!

torsdag 25 mars 2010

Windmill puzzle

Väderkvarnar ur Miranda Innes LAPPTÄCKESBOKEN
Windmills from Miranda Innes Traditional Quilts around the world
Här är pusselbitarna som behövs till detta väderkvarnspussel...
Here are the puzzle pieces needed for this windmill puzzle....
Jag har använt bomulls- och linnetyger
I have used cotton and linen fabrics
Det är roligt att göra olika mönster, men svårt att besluta vilket man ska välja
It's fun to make different patterns, but difficult to decide which one to choose
...och pusslar.....and puzzling....
...och pusslar.....and puzzling....
...och pusslar.....and puzzling....

Såhär kommer det antagligen att se ut som färdigt. Jag har inte ännu bestämt om det ska bli en löpare, fyrkantig duk eller väggbonad
This is how it will probably look like finished. I have not yet decided whether it will be a runner,square table cloth or wall hanging