Monday, April 27, 2015

Butterfly

I like these scrappy, random cards. The ones that just fall together from cut-offs and tags and stuff that flows around on my desk. The ones that, although they aren't exiting and inventive, still hold their ground and find a nice balance almost on their own. The ones that are dark and earthy and yet has that little bit of glitter and spark that lifts my spirit.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Charger cable crochet

With a phone that's about three years old comes a battery that doesn't quite have the same stamina as before. Sometimes I'm caught a bit off guard and the battery runs very low if my work day is longer than expected. I've decided to keep a charger cable at work so that this problem is easily solved, but that brings the challenge of making sure that charger cable doesn't get "borrowed" more or less permanently by someone else.

Arts&crafts to the rescue! :) There's no question who this cable belongs to. :) Just in case though, I chose the oldest cable, already kept together by duct tape. I did single crochets tightly over the entire length of the cable, crocheting over both ends to hide them and twisting as I went along. Easy peasy. Ravelry link.


Monday, April 20, 2015

WIP: Beekeeper's madness

Reasons to knit the Beekeper’s Quilt: It’s so cute and squishy!!

Reasons NOT to knit the Beekeper’s Quilt: I have no need for a heavy blanket. I get bored without lace. I can’t stand seaming. I’m not fond of mismatching colours. I don’t have a lot of leftover sock yarn lying around. And I really should be knitting gifts for my nieces instead.

So clearly, the pro side wins out on this one. :) Let the madness begin!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Reid toddler cardigan

This toddler cardigan was knitted in a frenzy so to be ready for Christmas… The pattern is uncomplicated with an easily memorized repeat, so thankfully it didn't take long!
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My gauge was ever so slightly larger than in the pattern, so it’s a bit bigger even though I blocked it very gently, trying to stretch it only lengthwise. Better too big than too small, I always say. It’s still a little bit too short though... I also made a couple of other modifications, have a look on my Ravelry project page for the details.


Monday, April 6, 2015

Chalice scarf

I’ve never knitted with linen before, but Line by Sandes Garn is a linen-cotton blend that I’ve seen used successfully in lace patterns so I gave it a go and it worked well. The pattern, Chalice, is actually a baby blanket, but was easily modified to a scarf. For the details, have a look on my Ravelry project page.
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I added clear faceted beads in a triangular pattern at each edge. Even though the yarn is lovely, it just needed that little sparkle of light.
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A provisional cast on enabled me to work the pattern seamlessly from the centre of the scarf towards the edges. This means the pattern is offset by half a stitch in the centre, but I think it looks pretty good. Much better than a seam!

Monday, March 30, 2015

The one that caught me by surprise

I've used nearly every sheet of my BG Wisteria paper pad, but there are a couple of them that I've found to be a colour that just doesn't match anything else in my stash. But look, here they are on a card! Imagine my surprise when this card just kind of fell together all on its own from paper scraps and other leftovers on my desk. I still don't know exactly how that happened...

Monday, March 23, 2015

Oceanspray edging scarf

I love the edging of the triangular shawl Oceanspray, but the body is a bit on the dull side for me. But then I came across this project and realised there was a way to utilise that edging in a different way! I've added a garter stitch border where the main body would be, it is widest at the centre and tapers towards the edges. This, along with some intentionally curved blocking, helps create a crescent shape that falls nicely over the shoulders.
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For the details on how I modified the pattern, please visit my Ravelry project page.
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Monday, March 16, 2015

Sweet girl

New baby arrival! This card isn't really baby pink, but still works, right? It is pink after all... :)
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Monday, March 9, 2015

Enjoy the ride

I made this one for a colleague that started a new job. I often go for arrows as a symbol of moving on, or changing something in our lives. This isn't a topic that's extensively covered in scrapping or card making supplies, so I have to invent my own decorations...
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Those cork arrow stickers are lovely! I used some molding paste and a mask to add another three-dimensional aspect to the card.
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Monday, March 2, 2015

Make a wish

PL supplies in action again! Clean and simple, modern and fresh colours. Kind of a breath of fresh air after a couple of heavily embellished vintage styled cards. But I have no doubt that I'll soon flip the switch the other way again, I just can't land on a single style. Variation is the key to happiness. :)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Forty

Like the previous card, this one is also clean and simple, but I much prefer this one. It's strange how something looks good and something not, but not being able to fully explain why... Anyway, this layout took a while to balance out, but I think the result is ok.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Random

Clean and simple, straight lines, two colours on white. Not much to say, other than here you go!

Monday, October 20, 2014

More butterflies

This one came together really fast, from stuff that was lying on my desk already. Nice and simple, but not too boring. I like the layout and think I will repeat it some time. Also, how can you not love kraft and pink? :)

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Butterflies

I've always found the English term "butterfly" to be a bit weird... Butter and flies? I prefer the Norwegian word"sommerfugl", which means "summer bird"... But what's in a name? That which we call a butterfly by any other name would look as sweet. Ooooh I'm channelling my inner Shakespeare here. Bottom line: butterflies are pretty!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

A fragment

Now where did the overview picture go? I have no idea. I just have this tilted detail shot, and even that one isn't very good. I suspect I took a few pictures when the card was done, probably some time after midnight if I know myself well. When achieving a proper white balance proved difficult in the poor light conditions, I decided to shoot next morning instead. But remembering such things at seven in the morning is difficult and the card was most likely delivered without any more pictures... Oh well. I made a card and that's all there is to it. :)