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EMBROIDERED BEDSPREAD

My darling sister Sussi has always been great at making/giving really gorgeous presents and for my wedding, this wasn't an exception. She made this beautiful bedspread and pillows in linen, where she had embroidered our names and the wedding date with thick yarn. I love it, it's so beautiful and it's looks so good in our bedroom. Thanks sis!

I know she is working on a similar project, which we'll post pictures and a 'how to' of here on the blog. So keep an eye out for this, 'cause this is a really cool technique, which gives embroidery a whole new feel. 

See you tomorrow!

SUPER CUTE DIY HOSTESS GIFT

Today we have this super easy and adorable DIY hostess gift for you. Every woman likes to receive flowers, but this little cutie has a slight twist. We have gorgeously wrapped a herb plant, instead of the usual flower, in hessian and added a cute tag. 

The really cool idea about this is that the hessian actually works as a pretty flowerpot. You attain this by putting the herb pot into a plastic bag before you wrap it up. This way it will still hold water. 

NOTE: The size of the hessian will depend on your size of herb plant. You can get an approximate size, by looking at the first 'how to' picture.

DOWNLOAD TAGS HERE

Save the 'how to' picture below, to have a quick and easy wrapping technique handy or maybe pin it to one of your craft and DIY boards.

DOWNLOAD TAGS HERE

Have a great weekend.

ZIPPERED JARS

Hello everyone, hope you are having a great week so far? 
We have this little fun project for you, which can take on any color and pattern of your choice.  

So we decided to dress up a couple of utensil jars, with some leather and a zipper. The reason for this choice of fabric was that I, Annika, have this thing about a 50's cream color in my kitchen and that happened to be the exact color of that piece of scrap leather we had laying around.

Pretty easy to make, just measure your jar and cut a piece of fabric in that size and attach a zipper for closing. You can of-course use any fabric you like, I would actually love to see this one in some kind of pastel color fabric with flowers. Would look super cute.

Have a great day!

 

EASTER LEFTOVERS

Sometimes I have a hard time putting away all the Easter decor right away. Like this little fluffy fella', he is just to cute to store. So he got his own little special place in the sun. 

Have a lovely weekend.

HAPPY EASTER

We want to wish you all a happy Easter and we hope you enjoy your days off with family and friends and lots of good food.
I'm going to Aarhus, my hubby's hometown, to visit his folks and have Easter dinner. It's always so nice to visit them, lots of talk and good food.

Today I have this little cutie for you. Sussi did this embroidery with yarn on linen, from one of my many little sketches. It turned out super. Love the idea of embroidering with thick yarn.  

It's hanging on my wall now and I think it'll stay there for at least another month. I guess I'll have to extend my Easter this year :)

May you all have a fabulously colorful Easter.

RETRO KITCHEN SCALE

I have had these pictures laying around for a while now. It was a small "restoring/getting it to match my stuff" project I did a couple of months ago. It all started with one of those frequent visits to the local thrift store, where I had seen this little kitchen scale quite a few times.

I was so loving the shape, but not the color and there for I just kept putting it back on the shelf. Then one day, we met again...and I knew exactly what I had to do, to make the scale fit my kitchen. 

So I brought the little thing home, disassembled him and spray painted all the parts in a nice cream color. I taped the front of the scale, so I didn't get any paint on the dial.

I think it turned out really well and he fits so perfectly with my kitchen colors, but the really cool thing is, he actually works. 

This has been one of my favorite "old treasure find" projects.

Have a great day.

CROCHET BABY "CONVERSE"

When I stumbled upon this pattern of a pair of baby "Converse", I just had to try it out, and I made them as a Christmas-gift for a baby in our family. 
 
 
And I think they are just adorable:-)
 
 
The teddy-bear on the first picture is actually my (Sussi´s) first teddybear. I got it from my Dad, when I was a newborn, and still in the hospital with my Mom. And thanks to our Mom I still have it. She was an amazing woman in many ways. Among other things, she saved some of our stuff & babyclothes from our early childhood. And I just love to keep memories like this teddybear.
 
Have an amazing day.
 
/Sussi & Annika
 
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CHRISTMAS PILLOW

Decorating for Christmas can include more than just ornaments and Christmas trees. Making your own pillows and throws are a great way to add some cozy winter mood. This is a cute pillow that will fit with a classic Christmas or country style, but depending on your choice of fabric, it could fit anywhere in the house.
 
 
 
 
You'll find the instructions here
 
Merry 17. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 

X-MAS LETTERS

This is a really cool project for the kids room. Of couse depending of your choice of fabric, this will go anywhere in the house, and add a really soft and cozy look. It could also be an alternative to Christmas pillows on the couch. It's a bit time consuming, but if you're used to sowing, you'll like the result of this project.
 
 
 
 
 
  

  
 
Click on the letters to download and print.
You'll find the instructions here
 
 
Merry 14. December. 
/Annika & Sussi
 

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