Friday, November 28, 2008

ONE OF MY... friends has become a text blogger. I call her a text blogger because she is a writer. She writes in norwegian, so therefor I will now describe her blog in norwegian.

Portofritt heter siden hennes og hun skriver de søteste tekster om livet, stor og små hendelser. For de av dere som blant annet elsker loppemarkeder eller er en del av den underlig blogg-verden, vil dere nok kjenne dere igjen i hennes tekster. Unn deg noen minutters lesepause og opplev at du trekker på smilbåndet, det gjorde i alle fall jeg.

Lykke til Portofritt!

Thursday, November 27, 2008


..but not always the wrapping.(Unless you don´t buy it from Summerbird) So here´s how my give-away chocolates ended up.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008


As I promised, here´s the design for the match box that you can download. It´s made for the norwegian boxes that measures 7 x 5 cm.  Just click on the picture and drag the it to your desktop and print. Remember the colours will turn out different on differnt type of papers. I used a matte heavyweight paper, that way the colours turned out a bit bolder.

Monday, November 24, 2008


New design on match boxes. Each year I make new ones for Christmas. Tomorrow I´ll give you the pattern for the dotted one (in different colours), so you can print out your own Ü

Sunday, November 23, 2008


Yesterday I checked my sitemeater just to see how many visitors I had latly, and I must admit I got shocked. 700 visitors and 1700 page views on one day! How could that be? Then i found out that the wonderful site Whip Up had linked me and my froebel star. The editor and originator of the site , Kathreen Ricketson, explains Whip Up like this.

"This website has been created in order to bring the best original and exciting crafts to the attention of many. To create a community of artists, crafters and makers and share ideas in a central space."

It´s so inspiering and I bet you will get a lot of ideas. I know I did.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Here´s my latest creative project; a mobile. I´ve got this lampshade for a while but never got the time. Now it´s done. I spraypainted it yellow and collected bits and pieces from my home. The flowers were ment for broaches, lots of different ribbons, the buttons are old and remeber the button-stickers from the scrapbook-store, here´s where they ended up. I made it for the baby, but Mathea fell in love with it and the mobile is now hanging in her playroom. So now I have to make one more Ü Have a happy happy weekend!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


I´m just done making illustrations for a mom and her son. Hope you enjoy them Ü


Thank you so much for your wonderful comments on the playroom. You all put a smile on my face Ü

Some of you wondered where I got my fabric; and they are all bought at the fleemarket. A lot of the dressup-clothes are bought at the secondhandstore, I just redesigned them a bit so they would fit her. My husband made the kitchen and I love it. He likes to do the practical things and me, I love to decorate. Again, thank you!

Monday, November 17, 2008


It´s been a busy weekend. While Mathea stayed at her grandparents, we turned the TV-room into a playroom. She has her bedroom upstairs and needed a place for her self and a room that was closer to us. I made different prints that I framed and the retro picture is fleamarket-fabric. The patterns that I showed you earlier is now turned into a small flags. The stool with the green pillow on is a box filled with all of her dress-up things and the princessdresses hangs on the shelf. She is so proud and she loves it Ü...and so do we.

Friday, November 14, 2008


I´m really into stars these days. Here´s another one to make, the Finnish paper star. Just click on this LINK and it will take you step by step.
Again; good luck Ü

Thursday, November 13, 2008


This post I will write in norwegian, it´s much easier for me to describe. Sorry about that Ü

For et par dager siden var jeg innom den søte butikken PYNT i Porsgrunn som drives av blogger Lykke & Lykkeliten. Butikken bugner av gamle og nye saker, noe hentet fra USA og andre ting fra loppa. Eller hva med en "one of a kind" kjole sydd av gamle retro tekstiler? De er utrolig fine. Som hun selv sier "jeg tar inn ting som jeg selv kunne tenke meg å ha hjemme". Jeg håper det er mange som finner veien fram til PYNT og gjør den store julehandelen der, for det er jo slike butikker vi vil ha! Butikkene med det lille ekstra, de som har det ikke alle andre har. Lykke til PYNT!