Thursday, February 28, 2013

Frosty greetings

All the trees on my way to the bus this morning had a layer of frosting on their branches - and with the foggy lights from the city it looked truly magical.

Wishing I could go home and sew.. *sigh*

Monday, February 18, 2013

When making things for others

I've not been one of the most eager to join swaps and similar things - with some exceptions, of course - but when I do, I generally try to make something I think my swap partner might like. But in some cases, you end up with a partner which is a little mysterious when it comes to what he or she likes (perhaps there are few blog posts showing what he or she has made or likes - or perhaps your partner hasn't blogged in quite a while.. maybe he or she doesn't really have a crafty blog at all!).

In most cases, selecting the project or colours for a swap can be quite easy, but when it comes to situations like the ones listed above (and similar) I've decided to simply make something I'm proud of - something I'd like to receive if it was being made for me.

What do you do when/if you find your self in such a situation?

Monday, February 11, 2013

First meeting in 2013

Lest Wednesday was this year's first meeting in Tåsen Quiltelag. It was the first time I'd have time to come since November, so I thought it was really nice to get some much needed vitamin q's and inspiration - plus meet up with a bunch of friendly and talented people. I went together with Anne Ida, and we both had a good time.

And look! There's even a couple of pictures of my things on their blog!

Candlemat, pattern/kit from Bareroots.

Leftovers from a Cinderberry Stitches-project
ended up as a tablerunner.
 I may not alway have a new, finished project when I come to these meetings, but I really like the response I get when I do.

I'm currently working on a bunch of secret stuff - something for a competition, something for an exhibition - and something for a swap - so it might be a little while before I can post a finished project (or one of the above items..).

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Tuesday night FO

Yup, surprice! A finished object (FO) on a Tuesday night.

Bought a kit to make this candle mat (pattern by Bareroots) from Lille Stasjon when the store visited Tåsen Quiltelag a few months ago. Prepped the felt shortly after - and left it on a shelf seemingly forever.. Started working on it a couple of weeks ago - and suddenly it's done!

Now let's see what else I've got that can be finished.. Hmm..