Wednesday, December 27, 2006

A beautiful name…

I’ve sewed my niece name on a sweater. She got it as a Christmas gift. A couple of months ago she came home from day-care and cried: “They say that I’m nice and all that, but no one ever says that I have a beautiful name!” Poor little girl (3 years old)… Fanny, now you have the sweater to show everyone your beautiful name!

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Monday, December 25, 2006

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a nice Christmas!

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Friday, December 22, 2006


I’ve started wrapping all the Christmas gifts. But I don’t think they look so good… Does anyone of you have some tips or links to share of how to make beautiful or cool wrappings?

Tomorrow we are going to decorate the Christmas tree, yippy!

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Monday, December 18, 2006

Gingerbread biscuits

Last week we baked gingerbread biscuits. It’s one of my favourite Christmas sweets. We had some glögg (mulled wine or hot wine punch) to the gingerbread. Yummy!

Have a nice week and don’t stress too much! Take it easy and take care!

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I’ve sent them!

All the Christmas cards have been sent, and I hope they arrive before Christmas. I’m always very late with these things. And you who expect a Christmas card from me; act surprised!!

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Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Christmas Card

I’ve done a Christmas card in a shape of a tag. I’m obsessed with tags ;-)
The stocking have I painted with watercolors and the text (Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year) is done in Photoshop.

At the blog Lantliv i stan (Country life in the city) it is right now a challenge to show your Christmas cards.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Printing on tags-tutorial

Someone asked me how I did the tags shown earlier, so here is a tutorial! I hope you understand it, if you don’t, just ask me and I try to explain.

Step One
Make an arrow on the printing paper so you know how to put the paper in the printer later. (I didn’t do that the first time I’ve tried it. It didn’t look good upside down…)

Step Two
Put the paper in the printer, arrow down.

Step Three
Now, print your logo or the picture you want on your tag.

Step Four
Put a piece of tape on the backside of the tag.

Step Five
Put the paper on a lighting table (I don’t know if it’s the correct English word for it) or against a lamp so you can see through both the paper and the tag. Can you see your picture? Good!

Step Six
When you are satisfied with the layout, make sure that the tag is fixed to the paper.

Step Seven
Make a line with a pen around the tag so you can see where to put the other tag you want to print. In that way you don’t have to use the lighting table or the lamp to get it right next time.

Step Eight
Now put the paper with the tag in your printer, arrow down and print.

Step Nine
Voila! There’s your good-looking tag!!Print, as many you want!

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Sunday, December 10, 2006

Decorating for Christmas

I’ve been so busy so I don’t have enough time for Christmas decorating! But now I’ve started. It’s just a little candle and a Mrs Santa Claus so far… More pictures to come!

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Tuesday, December 05, 2006

The Christmas market

This weekend I was selling my stuff at the Christmas market. On Saturday it was +10 degrees and the rain was pouring down. It was very few people that visited, but who can blame them? It wasn’t exactly what you call “Christmas spirit”…

On Sunday the weather was a bit better and I think I saw the sun for a little glimpse. It was many people at the Christmas market but no one was buying… Of course I got a few things sold but it wasn’t the quantity I’ve expected. It was fun to try it, but I don’t know if I will do it again. “Don’t give up, you have beautiful things!” one of the other crafters said to me. “Next time you maybe sell all of your things.” Maybe she is right, time will tell. I maybe set up a blog shop with the stuff that I didn’t get sold…

The old stable

My stand

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