Monday, March 27, 2017

NEW PATTERN: Isak's Bunting

Happy Monday my lovelies!
 I'm kicking off this week with a new pattern addition  - Isak's Bunting!
Every home needs a bunting to feel cozy and warm, right?
This bunting will be a great Easter decoration. Also, it is the perfect match to Isak's Blanket.
Isak's Bunting is a quick, easy and fun pattern to make and it is suitable for anyone with basic crochet skills.
I had so much fun making my buntings, playing with different color themes and shades.
I will definitely make more.
I think it is the dotted binding that makes my heart skip a beat.
For you who would like to make the blanket and the bunting, you can find a 2in1 pattern including both patterns in a separate listing. And that is not all, it comes to a DISCOUNTED PRICE. Yes!
Just look for the listing called Isak's Blanket & Bunting Set, and if you already have purchased Isak's Blanket, you should have received an email with information on how to get your Isak's Bunting discount.
Check your spam inbox if the email has not arrived.

Together these two creations makes an excellent new baby gift. Another great thing about making the set is that it is an economical project. When making Isak's Blanket you will most probably end up with some left over yarn and it will be just enough to make the matching bunting. Isn't that great?
All my patterns are available in my Etsy Shop and in my Ravelry Store.

Makes a bunting sized approx 260 cm/102 inches

• 5-page PDF file
• Approx. 135g of Sports Weight/4ply cotton yarn
(I used Tilda 50%cotton/50%acrylic from Svarta Fåret)
• UK and US terms
• Written pattern, diagram and accompanied pictures for clarity
• Tips and photos for inspiration

Now available here:

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Isak's Bunting pattern coming on Monday, March 27th

Hi my lovelies. Just a note to let you know that Isak's Bunting pattern will be available in my Etsy and Ravelry shop on Monday, March 27th. I'm making listings for the bunting pattern separately as well as TOGETHER with Isak's Blanket, a 2 IN 1 pattern, calling it Isak's BLanket & Bunting Set at a discounted price. If you have already bought Isak's Blanket pattern, don't worry, you won't miss out. You will receive a personal email from me with a special deal. Watch your inbox. Hope you will enjoy.

I'm off to have my first cup of tea, hang some laundry, do my photography homework and join my last Intermediate Photography Class at Michelle Petersen's Photography. Later I will start to organize my studio (!!! It's REALLY about time...) and take a bike ride before the rain rolls in... If I'm lucky I might be able to squeeze in a muffin bake with Emmy Bo and treat myself a fresh home bake with my afternoon coffee. :)

I'm so pleased to hear you enjoy simple, small things in life too. When listing the small things I will do in my day, it actually sounds like pure bliss, doesn't it? And that is what it is - pure bliss!

What are you up to today? Any walks in the woods? Coffees with friends? Home projects? Crochet? I wish you a wonderful day full of simple things and a Happy Weekend!


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Small Things

I see my neighbor walking across the field with a friend. He is doing some repair of his bee hives, cutting back some apple trees and bushes, getting ready for the honey and bee season. 

I sit on the bench by the shed, watching the laundry dry, reading and crocheting, having tea and soaking in the warmer temperature and sunshine that peeks out from the clouds every now and then. The Granny cardigan project is showing to be a real challenge. I have frogged it 3 times, and just keep on bumping into more and more hick ups as a go... I'll tell you more another day but I thing I've had it with this cardigan... 

The yellow tree is in bloom, the very first sign of spring coming around. Colorful flowers are sticking up from the ground here and there, the blue ones we call Grandma's Glasses in Swedish.

Luca Bo spends time outside, working on re-design projects like painting the decks of his skateboards. For hours he is entertained by spray cans of paint, sketching and designing. Afterwards he leaves to go skating and comes back home 2 hours later all sweaty and red of his cheeks. "This skateboard is awesome, Mama". I believe him. He made it so of course it is awesome. He is proud and I am proud too.

We have lazy mornings on the weekend, sleeping in and making scones. Izzy won't let me make the bed until late afternoon. She is a lazy primadona... eats, sleeps and goes out just for an hour or so... She is fat. Yes she is. And we love her dearly just the way she is. She is a real character. Knows when to snuggle up with you to give comfort. She always comes when someone is ill in bed. The best snuggle-up-cat ever.

I finished THE blanket. Yes I did! I sat down one evening and weaved in those ends and I was done in less than 40 minutes. Why did it take me so long? We went down to the beach front of the Geneva lake to take some pictures in the late afternoon magic light, me and Nelly Bo, but we missed the great light by 5 or 10 minutes so we just enjoyed the views for a minute and went straight back home. I'm still waiting for the perfect day to take pictures to share.

We make soup. At least twice a week. We have become the family who loves soup. Mixed veggie soup, creamy potato and leek soup, lentil soup, chicken soup, broccoli soup, zucchini soup, yellow pea and ham soup, spinach soup, Minestrone soup... We never get tired of it and it is perfect for those busy evenings with sport activities when everyone comes home at different times. 
The evenings fall and laundry is being folded while watching TV. I've kept the stars form Christmas, not sure when or if I will ever take the down. I love them so.

The time passes 10pm and soon the house is all asleep. Shutters banging in the wind wakes me up at night. It's quite annoying but I always forget to close them at night... Another sunrise arrives around 6.30 am and a new day starts. And maybe it all sounds a bit dull and boring, but lately I've come to appreciate all these small mundane things of everyday life more. They have actually become quite precious. We have had our fair share of dramas here lately, things going on behind the scenes... Why long for special moments, vacations, adventures and a better future? Life is right here, right now with the ones I love the most. And that is all that matters in the big picture, isn't it?

What were your mundane but precious moments this week? I would love to know.


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