tirsdag 30. desember 2008
tirsdag 23. desember 2008
torsdag 4. desember 2008
One of the members of the group lost her daughter Emma in breast cancer some years ago. This pattern is made in honour of Emma. Finished, it measures 22 x 19". I loved making the tree, and I've printed several prints and will use them as this years Christmas cards.
I think it's very touching of Miriam making this tree and name it after her beloved daughter.
torsdag 27. november 2008
mandag 24. november 2008
Annica sent me the first postcard and also the lovely tag. Thanks Annica, your embroidery is great, and the colours are beautiful.
torsdag 13. november 2008
fredag 7. november 2008
torsdag 6. november 2008
Some days ago, I won a giveaway on Guzziesue's blog. She had made a beautiful bobbin lace bookmark, and I was so happy that I was the lucky one to win it. Today I found a big envelope in my mailbox, and inside it so many gifts!! A shoppingbag from Germany, a gorgeous magazine called "Stitch", beads, charms, badges, a lovely little felted brooch (the green bird), tea, chocolate, fancy yarn - and the bookmark which is so lovely. The close up is here:
Thank you so much Sue, I'm overwhelmed!!
lørdag 1. november 2008
Gudveig and Kicsikatò. Can you please mail me your post addresses??
Thank you so much to all of you for the friendly and encouraging comments, they are all highly appreciated.
onsdag 29. oktober 2008
søndag 26. oktober 2008
søndag 19. oktober 2008
onsdag 15. oktober 2008
Take a look at Lenna's blog, she organizes a lot of swaps!
I used a fabric with a leaf pattern as background, covered it with snippets of net and Angelina cut in leaf shapes, covered it all with organza and free motion quilted before I mounted the fabric on linen and added some couched yarn. We have the most beautiful autumn in my part of Norway, and I've been inspired from all the gorgeous colours we have enjoyed for weeks.
tirsdag 7. oktober 2008
These two wallhangings are inspired by the book "A workshop with Velda Newman". I like the texture of some of the melons. I painted the lemons and orange with water color pencils before quilting. If you click on the photos, you'll see the details.
Lucky me: I have received two blog awards lately!! The first one from Peg and the second from Annica. Thanks a lot ladies - you make me blush!! - and it means a lot to me.
I'm supposed to give these awards to other bloggers, but this time I just can't decide which ones to select. So, if you read this and know that you are among my blog friends, please feel free to copy the awards to your blog.
søndag 28. september 2008
fredag 12. september 2008
onsdag 10. september 2008
The background fabric is a sunprint covered with sheer fabric, some fresh flowers under organza, paintsticks and stencils, felted silk rows and waste, some beads, fancy yarn, painted and heat distressed Tyvek, heat distressed Kunin felt and some fabric flowers. The piece is machine quilted. I hope my partner will enjoy it!! And thanks to Inger Lise who got me going!
tirsdag 2. september 2008
I suppose my Norwegian visitors will recognize AnnaKa's angel table runner....I nearly finished two of them before Christmas last year. The wall hanging is one of Dilys Fronks' patterns. Only the binding was missing on that one, so all of a sudden three Xmas gifts are finished!!
torsdag 28. august 2008
torsdag 21. august 2008
This photo shows an experiment with fresh flowers from my garden. The technique is easy and very decorative I think. I covered fabric with Misty Fuse, put grasses and Hydrangeas on top, covered with more Misty Fuse and a layer of organza and ironed it all between parchment paper. I've done this before with flowers on white fabric, but I think black turned out even better. The grasses and flowers on the left is trapped between layers of organza. The plan is to cut holes in a sunprinted fabric and use these pieces as "windows".
tirsdag 19. august 2008
mandag 18. august 2008
fredag 8. august 2008
The next card is for a swap called "In my dreams" - if you click on the photo you'll see what I'm dreaming of! Some time ago, Ati had a post on her blog where she showed a felted piece based on a rock carving. She also gave a link to a site about rock carvings in Norway. I had no idea that I live very close to some. Thanks for the information, Ati! This is my "interpretation" - felted wool and some knitting yarn - for a swap called "Where I live".
The last postcard is for a "Red and Black" swap - I've just stamped some red batik and used a pinking wheel on my rotary cutter.