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Author Archives: Anna

What a hoot!

I’ve been participating in a DIY swap with an owl theme. My first idea was to free hand crochet an owl with strips of knit fabric. But then I remembered I had some cute paper with an owl print. It’s been a while since I’ve done paper craft so it was fun to pull out … Continue reading »

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Luscious lingerie

Have you seen the sew-along that Anna and Sarah are co-hosting at A Few Threads Loose and Ohhh Lulu?  They are sewing a French pin-up corset garter belt and a French pin-up bra corselet. I’m tempted to sew the garter belt but I haven’t decided yet. There are so many other exciting projects on my want-to-do-list and it’s still thick-stockings … Continue reading »

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Resizing Briar Rose

I can’t believe how fun my Briar Rose is. I even enjoyed knitting my swatches! I took the basic measurement and using the Knitting Fiend Calculator I calculated an estimated yardage. Luckily I had enough of the green baby wool in my stash so I moved on to knitting swatches. Following Tashas recommendation I washed … Continue reading »

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Failure is always an option!

As Mythbuster’s Adam Savage says it: Failure is always an option. What he means is that even when an experiment fails there is valuable things to learn. This is what happened to my Meringue skirt. The story and a picture: I was excited to start a new skirt project and made some pre-planned adjustments to the pattern … Continue reading »

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Squirrels anyone?

The wonderful week continues! I found a newsstand in town that sells Mollie Makes, a magazine that I have been admiring on the web, and the latest issue of Ottobre features really cute baby clothes with a squirrel application. New projects include crochet wrist warmers and animal applications!

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Hello Monday!

If today was any indication, this week will be wonderful! The sun was shining, with the temperature a few degrees just below zero and a couple of centimeters of snow. You’ve got to love Sweden in January. To make things even better I received two packages; a bunch of vintage buttons that I found on … Continue reading »

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Skirts!

I’m a skirts and dresses kinda gal. Actually, I only own one (1) pair of pants and they look like this. Since I’m breastfeeding dresses are pretty much out of the question right now so it’s skirts seven days a week. That being said I really need some more skirts at the moment. Good thing I … Continue reading »

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Briar Rose: Vintage Knit-along

The last years I’ve been in constant search of vintage inspired knits, sweaters especially. I’ve looking at RTW as well as patterns to knit, but found few. The patterns I’ve found has been a disappointment, either they have been to modernized or either the size has been too small. Vintage patterns usually only come in one size and … Continue reading »

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Getting started

What better way to start this years sewing with a sew-along! I got the Colette Sewing Handbook during the holidays and reading it has inspired me to better document my projects, both sewing and knitting. So finding the Sew Colette sew-along on Rhinestones and Telephones made me decide to actually sew the five garments in the book … Continue reading »

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Welcome

Hello! My name is Anna and this is my attempt to inspire, create and document. I want 2012 to be the year when I: update my wardrobe with more self made pieces, inspire (at least) one person to start knitting, document my sewing, knitting and crochet, participate in (at least) two challenges, get more involved … Continue reading »

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