Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Frog Ballet in Wales

Last week we spent a few wonderful days with some friends in Wales. While there I made this frog as a present to the two little girls in the family who invited us. The frog turned out to have a life on her own, as one color after the other ran out of my left-over wool. So what meant to be a normal green frog turned into a Frog Ballerina. You can download Annas lovely frog here or check out her inspirational blog "Min Resa". (Swedish)

This was my first trip to Wales and it was just so beautiful and peaceful. Nowhere to go, nothing to do - more than to just be and relax. All the kids had a great time by the river and GOSH how I enjoyed the countryside.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Branching Out

Finally I managed to finish off my Branching Out Scarf. I do love the color and the scarf is OK, but I don't see myself wearing it, so I put it in the "gift" box and hope I will find someone that it will be just right for soon. Knitted in Gepard Garn Cotton Wool bought at Froken Garn in Malmo, when visiting Sweden in April.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Hair Pin Lace

Some time ago I bought and wanted to try hair-pin lace crochet. The start wasn't the best, but I now finally finished my first cuffs, after a couple of attempts and adjusting the pattern slightly to work for me. They are now on their way for someones birthday next week...
The yarn is Du Store Alpakka - Baby Silk, color Petrol, which I bought from Garnharvan in Sweden as part of a beginners kit for Hair Pin Crochet.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

Cuddly Waldorf Doll

Just finished another doll, a cuddly one for the smaller children this time in lovely dusk blue velour. Now up for sale in my Etsy shop.
Also made some dolls clothes for two little girls birthday today. Didn't have their dolls with me, so I do hope they will fit. Here is Milly modeling one set of clothes.

Saturday, 12 July 2008

Beautiful Beautiful Pomatomus

My July socks are finished and they turned out sensational (if I may say so myself - and I do...).

Knitted in Noro Kureyon, color 188, bought at Loop in Islington, London.

Again I had two friends in mind when knitting this. But as the colors take me back to my lovely walks on my beloved island Halso near Gothenburg, I think the socks will soon find their way to Sweden.

Sebastian and Milly - Waldorf dolls

New Waldorf dolls are finished. I find that the more dolls I make the more I enjoy it. Having just finished running the second doll course at our Steiner School, I just cannot stop.

These two dolls are called Sebastian (after the German volunteer who spent the last school year at the school) and Milly (who is now up for sale at my Etsy Shop).

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Waldorf Dolls in the making

I'm running work-shops at our local Steiner School where we making Waldorf Dolls. Great fun, especially to see the faces of everyone when they come to the stage when all the body parts come together as a doll. The birth of your very own doll.!
I've got some requests to make some dolls, so here is now a little doll factory. Fun!

...and many thanks to Quilta and Eks Lilla Bod, both in Sweden, for sending me the dolls hair so quickly.

Pay It Forward

Finally!! More than six months after I joined the pressies are finally on their way. So I hope Lisa, Franca and Jacquie will enjoy them when they arrive.

Wednesday, 2 July 2008


First Pomatomus finished and boy do I love how it turned out with lovely Noro's Kureyon Sock-yarn...