Wednesday, September 29, 2010

....Hvad du skal bruge for at sy - Beginner Tools for sewing...

Old=New - Fant denne instruksen i mønsterbok fra 70-tallet. Like aktuell i dag!!

Found this instruction in a book with patterns from the 70s. Still current!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Høstfargene har begynt å komme....Fall

"Nature never makes anything that is superfluous." - Aristotle

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Husk Fuglene....Remember The Birds....Concrete Waterplate for your birds

Stort rabarbrablad er hva du trenger for å forme dette fuglebadet. Først blandes sement. Plasser rabarbrabladet oppå en sandhaug. Smør sement oppå, og legg plast over for å holde det hele på plass. Etter noen dager er det hele klart til bruk. Bitene inni er knust speil. Ikke kast ødelagte speil. De kan komme til nytte!! Old=New.

This concrete project is done by using a huge rhubarbh leaf for forming. And, if you have a broken mirror...don´t trow it away! In this project pieces from a broken mirror is used for decoration.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Festfingervante - Festive Finger Gloves designed by Brita-Kajsa Karlsdotter (1816-1915)

Teknik: Broderi, översydda förstygn, stjälkstygn,
ensidig plattsöm,korsstygn,pärlor och påläggssöm.

Översydda förstygn, stjälkstygn,
ensidig plattsöm - ovansida och undersida.
Pakken med garn og mønster kjøpte jeg i butikken på Nordanå Museum i Skellefteå. Så at de ville passe perfekt til bunaden 17 mai!! Historien om designeren er veldig rørende - God lesing!!
I bought the instructions and materials at Nordanå Museum in Skellefteå. My intention was to make the gloves to wear with my National Costume - Nordlandsbunaden -. With the cold weather in Norway they are truly a must. I like them a lot!!

The story of designer Brita Kajsa Karlsdotter is as follows:
Brita Kajsa Karlsdotter lived a hard life where the struggle for bread and food was her most important task each day. She was good and generous. Her strong religious beliefs gave her strength through the difficulties she met in her every day life. Often, her embroideries are signed with the letters ARTHG which means All The Glory Belong To God.

She was very poor. The material she used for table cloths were pieces of used sheet - recycling - återvinning - gjenbruk - even in the 1800s! She picked the part of the sheet that was in the best condition. More, she picked the red cotton threads of a glass towel to use for embroidering. Great idea for recycling!!

Her inspiration is from the nature in her surroundings. It was pine and Wild Swedish summer flowers. To make the pattern she had to tore into the fabric directly by using her nails or the needle. All her works are different, but her compositions may be repeated. Old = New!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Streusselkuchen mit Obst - Smuldrekake med Solbær - Crumbled cake with Blackberries - Gateaux avec Cassis

Blackberry is a small soft black fruit that grows on a bush with thorns in gardens or in the countryside.

125 grams butter
150 grams sugar
3 - 4 eggs
Whip mixture to foam.

1 tbs powdered vanilla sugar
Salt (Tip of a teaspoon)
300 grams flour
3 teaspoons of baking powder
5 tablespoons unwipped cream

Fruits or Berries
Apples, Rhubarb,Blueberries,Blackcurrant ....

Spread batter on greased plate.
Spread fruit or berries on top.

Crumbled doug, Streussel, Smuldrepai
150 grams flour
125 grams sugar
125 butter
Place the cake in the middle of your oven in 200 degrees for about 15 minutes.