søndag, mars 31, 2013

Påskemorgen slukker sorgen...?

Hm... snakk om å bøye seg for overmakten! I dette tilfellet: For mange lys for tett sammen = for høy varme for stakkaren i midten. Se bildet under. Ikke prøv dette hjemme.... og så håper jeg at alle har hatt en super påske og slett ikke har bukket under for dårlig skiføre, for mye påskemarsipan eller andre uhumskheter. Påskemorgen slukker sorgen!

lørdag, mars 30, 2013

Padding tutorial

Here it is, my tutorial for a customized circular padding:
1. I bought a kitchen chair padding at 50 % discount and decided the thickness and firmness of the foam rubber padding would be perfect for making a precisely shaped and stady seat padding for my piano stool. The cover was crocheted during Christmas and had been waiting for a proper filling ever since...

2. I used the crochet cover as a template to mark the size of the actual padding (inner circle) and seam allowance (outer circle). I used a pointed and very sharp pair of scissors (not the blunt pair shown in the top photo...) to cut the fabric following the outer circle marking.

3. Then I marked the foam rubber padding, making the circle as even as possible

4. Using a very sharp little knife I cut the foam rubber following the marking, and then cut another cm within the edge to make sure the padding got the right size and leaving the top fabric a cm bigger (seam allowance)

5. I then cut the bottom layer of fabric allowing ca 5 cm of fabric all the way around as seen in the photo below.

6. Folding in the bottom layer of fabric, securing it  by folding the top layers seam allowance and pinning the layers of fabric to the foam rubber - distributing the pins evenly...
7. ...adding quite a few more pins to make sure the top layer is as neatly shaped as possible, and also making sure it stays in place while stitching as shown in the photo below
 8. keep stitching all the way around the padding, and VOILA!

 "...both sides now..."
...the piano stool padding at work here...

torsdag, mars 28, 2013

Happy Easter!

 Happy Easter! The sun is out, and little green leaves are appearing - on the branches I put in water a couple of weeks ago. Spring is near!!!

onsdag, mars 27, 2013

Circular comfort

 Last week I finally finished this circular piano stool padding. The yarn is a fingering weight cotton from Søstrene Grene - leftovers from a ripple bed spread (that I finished last year but still haven´t blogged). It was impossible to find a circular padding of the right size, so I ended up making it myself. A step-by-step tutorial for this will follow... PS - the stool was purchased last summer at Skafferiet - well worth a visit!

mandag, mars 11, 2013

Button buddies

I just had to show off the little button cuties on my Candy Cardie...

fredag, mars 08, 2013

Fairly fair

Another crochet project using scraps from the stash... I don´t know how many scrap projects I have started, just to end up bying more yarn to be able to finish it off at an appropriate size. I guess it is no point guaranteeing this will NOT happen this time, but it is still my intention. So this will be a blanket, size "as big as it gets using all my white, off-white and pale beige scraps"...

I decided to put my inner yarn snob to rest for a while, as my stash contains little scraps of acrylics as well as the finest angora wool. If I am ever to "get rid of" the undesireable acrylics, it will have to happen now. As the photo shows I even have some really old wool as. The logo below just screams early eighties - genuine vintage yarn, no less ;o)

tirsdag, mars 05, 2013

Candy Cardie good to go!

Isn´t she lovely? Isn´t she beau-tiii-fuuuul?!?
A surprisingly quick and pleasant knit, this one! I cast on the 7th of February and bound off the 27th. A few days later I took my  baby to the spa and gave her a bubble bath and light steam press - and of course I carefully trimmed all the woven in ends inside the sleeves and alongside the front hems. And. Then. I. Discovered. With. Great. HORROR!!!! That I had accidentally snipped one stitch on the right sleeve as well... But I have fixed it! Picture proof below!