Yesterday, I turned 21!

Happy Tuesday everyone!

Yesterday was my 21st Birthday! It was also my uncle’s 49th Birthday, and Mickey Mouse’s 85th Birthday! 🙂

I was at work all day, so I celebrated with my family on Saturday and Sunday.

On Saturday (November 16th) my mother and step-father invited my uncle and aunt along with my two youngest cousins. My parents-in-law also came. And Magnus of course! We had pork medallions for dinner and three different cakes for dessert. My favourite was the Pavlova wich was topped with blueberries, strawberries, raspberries and grapes. 🙂

On Sunday (November 17th) I celebrated with Magnus, my dad, my little sister, my grandparents, my other uncle and one of his sons (my oldest cousin). We had take-away pizza and had ice-cake and swedish Kladdkaka (a chocolate cake that’s more like confectionery). 🙂

On Monday (November 18th, my actual Birthday) I was working from 11-21 (11 a.m. – 9 p.m.) so I made cupcakes to share with my colleagues and boss. 🙂

Irritating enough, I didn’t take ANY pictures at all… But here is a photo of some of the gifts I received 🙂

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 Clockwise, from top left: A Sewingbird Angel sewing kit by Tilda/Panduro, five skeins of Baby Merino by Drops Design (I also got the Victory pattern!), a nice winter sweater by H&M, and a cute cardigan by Edith&Ella. 🙂

I hope everyone had a great weekend!

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*This post is not by any means used to brag about things, I just wanted to document it for personal reasons.

My Birthday Wishlist 2013!

Happy November, everyone!

I know many people think November is the greyest and most boring month in the year. Many people, myself included, struggles with depression through the darker months, just waiting for the sun to come back. It’s just like in “Rock-A-Doodle”! Anyone seen that? It is one of the movies I remember watching when I was little. In case you haven’t seen it, here is the trailer in Norwegian!

So, what do you think of the Norwegian language? I’ve always been curious about what Norwegian sounds like to others who doesn’t understand it 🙂

Anyway, I have always liked November, but not because of the weather. It’s because November is my birthday month! So today, I’m sharing my

Birthday Wishlist

…with you! I have made it in four different categories, so here it comes:

Patterns

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1. Victory by Tasha Moss (By Gum, By Golly). I absolutely love this knitting pattern, and I really want to knit it for the Knit for Victory Knit-Along

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2. Anna Dress by By Hand London. I see more and more beautiful versions of this pattern!

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3. Cambie Dress by Sewaholic Patterns. Such a cute dress pattern!

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4. Gift Certificate by Colette Patterns. They have so many great patterns I want to try!

Books

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1. Coronation Knits by Susan Crawford. I love that scarf!

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2. Manuelas Diner; Søte Fristelser by Manuela Kjeilen. This book is in Norwegian, but next year she is going to write books in English!

Big, expensive things (that I probably have to wait purchasing until I have my own home)

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1. Philips PerfectCare Expert GC9246/02. The iron of my dreams!

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2. KitchenAid Stand Mixer (Candy Apple Red, Crystal Blue, Ice, Pink). Who doesn’t want one?

Other things

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1. Pandora in Black by Miss L Fire.

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2. Joan Dress in Grey by Daisy Dapper.

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3. Straw Holder in glass by Jimmy’s Retro (available in Halden at Fønix)

I hope you enjoyed reading my wishlist!

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*All Pictures are from the links under or Google.

The Casino Dress! …that turned into a skirt!

Hello everyone!

I’m sorry it’s such a long time since my last post, I guess I will become better at this blogging-thing one day 🙂

Anyway. Do you remember the dress I told you about in my first post? The one from 2008 that I took apart to make separates?

Well, I felt it would be too bad not to show my very first homesewn piece of clothing on my sewing blog, so I went and sewed/basted it together!

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The pattern is from Retro Butterick, but I don’t know the number (I borrowed it), and the fabric is “Tumblin’ Dice” by Alexander Henry

I wish I still had the picture of the inspiration dress, because my dress really is a good copy of it. The biggest difference is that the background color is black instead of green, wich I think makes the inspiration dress more summery.

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I actually reconsidered to keep it as a dress, but as you can see it doesn’t fit very well, and it’s really not my style anymore.

So I took it apart one more time, and made a skirt!

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Much better I think!

This way I think the busy print is more wearable, because I can pair it with simple knit-tops and black tights for a fun look, perfect for fall. But I can also pair it with the belonging top every time I want to channel my inner Dolly Clackett! (If she would approve? I don’t know her personally, I’m just a big fan of her style) 🙂

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Casino Dress/Skirt – Handmade by me, Jo Cardigan Big Cherries – Collectif, Knit-top – H&M, the Perfect Petticoat Black – Emmy Design, Black tights – H&M, Wanda Shoes – Skopunkten, Cat-eye glasses – Daisy Dapper/Specsavers

Have you ever refashioned something you’ve made by hand?

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