Monday, September 29, 2014


Another card for a man, I've had to do a few of these lately. Always challenging. This guy has more than a couple of cars in his garage, so the vintage car seemed like a nice choice for him. All paper except the kraft base and the green mat is Project Life supplies from various kits

Thursday, September 25, 2014


Cards for men are always tricky, and I usually choose kraft for the card base. Then layering bold colours and patterns without too much fuss. Washi tape and a few accents are all that's needed. On my last scrapping fair I picked up a few Project Life supplies and I love using them on my cards!

Friday, September 19, 2014

My heaven

This shawl, you guys, this shawl... Wow. It's been a long time coming - I cast on in the summer of 2012!

I wanted something complicated as a contrast to a garter stitch project I had started at the same time, and complicated is truly what I got. That edging was no walk in the park! I had not one, but two lifelines in my knitting until that edging was done, and I needed them both on a couple of occasions... In contrast, the main body was done in three intensive knitting days.

It's big and airy, with incredibly open lace, a challenging edging and a much easier main body. I loved this project even though it had many long rests. Tricky thing to photograph too, I can't seem to get the colour right in any of my pictures. It's darker and less pink than in the pictures below.

 I did a few modifications to the pattern, but I won't bore you with it here. Have a look at my Ravelry page for the details.

Post-blocking measurements: 85 cm from neck to corner, 170 cm across. Bigger than anticipated, and I still feel like I could stretch it just a little bit more. Blocked to a round-ish triangle. Love the result! :)

Monday, September 15, 2014

Birthday hug

Again, a pink and kraft card. This one is softer in style and colours, and I like it very much! Some Tim Holtz tissue paper and Golden molding paste along with washi tape and Glimmer Mist are the main features here. The layering of elements like these is what I enjoy most about card making...

Friday, September 12, 2014

Sonja Benedicte

I've been a bit hasty when photographing my cards lately, so the colours are a bit off on this one. It's really a lovely pink, brown, kraft combo that I love. The bottom of the image has a green hue that doesn't belong here... Sorry! I really must stop taking pictures after midnight. Or make myself a proper light box. Anyway, this is a card for a good friend and her new baby girl. Congratulations!

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Lady Emmeline

Hi everyone, it's been a while! Anybody still reading? :)

I've got a few things to show you. I thought I'd start with this cutie, the Lady Emmeline toddler cardigan. Check out my notes on Ravelry if you'd like to check out the details and find the free pattern. It's knitted in Mini Duett, which is 50% wool, 50% cotton.

So this is a new discovery: I love slip stitch patterns. :)
It looks like stranded knitting (which I avoid if at all possible), but knits up without a fuss and with a very tidy WS. One colour at a time! I'll definitely do a similar pattern in the future.

I knitted the 4 year size hoping that my yarn/needle combo would make it a better fit for the 3 year old recipient - while keeping the length measurements of the larger size, as this little lady is quite tall. I was, however, quite shocked when my width measurements came in under the 2 year size! Thankfully the blocking solved that without problems. This thing could probably be stretched and blocked to fit a 6 year old just fine.

See what I mean about a tidy wrong side? That's just wonderful. Hardly any floats for little fingers to catch on. In a way, I almost like the WS better...??