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Easy Easter Chick Crochet Pattern

Easy Easter Chick Crochet Pattern

I’m a bit of a squirrel — whenever I come across a craft pattern in a magazine that I like, I tear it out (or online, pin it) and keep it safe for a rainy day. That’s how I am in possession of a 15 year old pattern for these cute crocheted Easter chicks. Since the […]

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Happy Thoughts

Happy Thoughts

After feeling rather moody and demotivated in November and December, I’m kicking off the new year by reintroducing my column Happy Thoughts, where I list all the little things that made me happy and inspired in the past week. I’m doing this for me more than anybody else — writing Happy Thoughts does wonders for my […]

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Make Your Own Gift Tags

Make Your Own Gift Tags

In last week’s Christmas DIY I showed you how to make easy and chic Christmas cards. Today it’s all about those pretty gifts tags. Last Christmas I made some pretty simple, yet pretty gift tags made with white paper, pattern scissors and a Christmas sticker. This year I’m giving you three more options. Since gift tags are so […]

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Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Make Your Own Christmas Cards

Making Christmas cards is one of the most fun crafting sessions I have during the year. I listen to Christmas carols while trying out new ideas or recreating designs I’ve seen in magazines or in the shops. Here’s instructions for how to make seven different Christmas cards. I promise, neither of them are difficult to […]

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Christmas Workshop

Christmas Workshop

Thursday has been dedicated to my annual Christmas workshop. My main focus will be to create this year’s Christmas cards, but I will also look for inspiration for gift wrap, including self-made gift tags. Christmas cards — Last year I embossed most of my cards, but this year I want to mix up my techniques. Panduro, the largest […]

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How To Knit a Christmas Piglet

How To Knit a Christmas Piglet

As I was retreiving my knitting supplies from the basement to get cracking on this year’s Christmas gifts, I came across a knitting pattern for this cute little piglet. It’s the perfect pet for my handmade Santa couples! Since the piglet is so cute and incredibly easy to make — you only need to know how […]

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Happy thoughts

Happy thoughts

{1} DIY planning It has been a while since I did any good DIYs and I’ve missed it — making things with my hands makes me relax and feel accomplished — so now I’m planning several new projects. From tailoring my own clothes in order to make them fit my (tall) body better to creating beautiful gift wrap, […]

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Happy thoughts

Happy thoughts

{1} Mum and her dog Nelly, aka the cutes Sheltie ever The second part of Easter was spent in my home town in Western Norway, visiting my mum. While mum was incredibly happy to see me, words can’t describe how excited Nelly, her Shetland sheep dog, was! Whenever Nelly hasn’t seen me in an hour or more, she goes […]

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