Thursday, May 17, 2012


My grandma was the one who taught me how to knit. You tube taught me how to read patterns:) When I was pregnant, my knitting skills improved drastically, especially towards the end. For christmas this year, I knitted this santas hat and matching scarf sets for my nephew and a friend¨s daughter. I get all my knitting patterns at Garnstudio. This is a site that has thousands of free knitting patterns. The patterns are all tested, and written very clearly, something that is very important for a beginner knitter. I order most of my yarn at Nordicmart.com. They have great prices, and they have the yarn that the patterns at garnstudio call for. These little Santa¨s helper hats come together so quickly, and are so cute. This is the pattern I used.

Sunday, May 13, 2012


When I saw the tutorial for the knitting needle case on Design Sponge by the BBB Craft Sisters, I knew that I would have to make it, or atleast try. The sewing itself was not too difficult, but when it came to printing on the numbers, I wished that I would have just left that part out. My stamps were terrible, and absolutely impossible to get straight, and the black ink gave a harsh look.  Maybe a different color would have helped. However I love having my needles organised! Its so nice to know if you have the right needles before you start a new project. I even made my sister- and mother-in-law these for christmas, quick and easy gift. Thank you design sponge:)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


So this is my first ever blog post.  Ever since I was little I have loved to make things. After choosing a career path that requires very little creativity, I forgot how fun it is to create. On maternity leave, I have gotten the chance to re-explore my passion. I bought myself a sewing machine, without having the faintest idea how to use it. I bought myself yarn and knitting needles, not knowing how to read patterns. I am so grateful that I discovered blogland. 

On this blog I will share with you some of the tutorials that I have tried to follow- some more successful than others... :) If I am able to recreate some of these beautiful things out there, anyone can. Thank you, everyone in blogland, and on pinterest for being such great inspiration! One day maybe I will even add something of my own:)

So, I think I should share with you my first project after investing in my Brother sewing machine. Just learning how to thread the sewing machine was a project in itself:)

The first tutorial I followed was a tutorial by Lindsey Cheney over at the pleated poppy for a crayon roll.  I loved the way the crayon roll looked. I would have loved to have one of those when I was a little girl.  The clear, step-by-step directions would have made the project straight forward, if it wasn´t for the fact that I had no clue how to use a sewing machine. It all went down well, until I made a mistake and I had to try to fix it, then i made another, and another. When i started to think that I was getting a hang of it, then the thread started puckering... you know the deal. Despite all this, I finally ended up with a cute crayon roll slightly modified from the pleated poppy tutorial. Even cute enough to give away to a 3 year old birthday girl:)