Sunday, July 31, 2011

Cath Kidston projects

I finished my Cath Kidston projects from the book "Sew!"
The small bag is cute

and the pillow matches my curtains

I also finished my blue and white tablecloth,

the lace I planned to use for the edge was too small

so I used some ric-rac ribbon instead

Looks good together with my new blue and white collection from Green Gate!

Have a wonderful summer week!

Friday, July 22, 2011


Inspired by a blog, I made my own version of the 
 leftover yarn knitted  backpack...

I only used wool yarn that was in my stash..

It is fully linned and the only things that I needed was
the Norwegian ribbons for the handles 

and a small Norwegian flag

it took a while to make, because I had no actual pattern...

 but it is an original and it will travel with our daughter
back to the US next month...

A busy weekend for all of us is coming up,
hope you have a nice one too!

Wednesday, July 13, 2011


We have been back in Norway for a year now, and it is time
to be tourists in our own country...

We traveled with the ferry to Bergen

and then with train to Voss
and stayed in this historic hotel, 
wonderful service and children friendly!

the journey continued by bus

through a mountainous valley

and down a spectacular hairpin road which twist and turns

then a fjord cruise between Gudvangen to Flåm

spectacular waterfalls

and beautiful villages along the way

we have a saying in Norway that goes somehow like this: 
there is no bad weather, just bad clothing....

then we arrived in Flåm and spent a night at a hotel

and next morning a train journey on the Flåm Railway

with impressive waterfalls

and magnificant mountain scenery, another train journey from Myrdal
back to Bergen

We spent a few days in Bergen

including a visit to the aquarium

then the ferry back home!

Ofcourse I had to knit on our trip, and it resulted in
these two hats
which I felted  in the washing machine

one is for our princess and it fits perfect,
good for the coming winter!

I hope you enjoyed our Norway trip,
thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment!

Have a wonderful summer!