Tuesday, 25 November 2014

I just can't wait...

- to get started on our new cushions after having partly bought and partly dug out these fantastic fabrics.

I simply love the colours - they just seem to make me happy which can never be a bad thing :-)

I made the embroidery of the reindeer earlier in the year. I've made embroideries since I was a very little girl and always loved it, but haven't really found the right purpose for it - for me it's something my grandmother put on her wall. So I'll try to incorporate it in a cushion, maybe in some kind of patchworky pattern (which is new to me) - maybe it will work, maybe it will not...


The painter has started today, and I am already much calmer :-)

Have a great day!

Gitte x

Monday, 24 November 2014

Ready for...

- the painter to start. 

My lovely hubby has been working all weekend to get ready for the painter to start his work tomorrow, and last night at 9 he was done - only to to realise that the drain for the shower was blocked. After three hours of trying to unblock it, at midnight we had to call it a day...

Oh the joys...

But back to the important bit - WE ARE READY - and here are a few pictures to prove it :-)

Living room:


Oooh - I have also been fabric shopping, but more about that later. Have a lovely day :-)

Gitte X

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

It's amazing to...

- see what you can actually achieve when you put your mind to it - and when you have a bet going on with your neighbor of course :-)

I am very proud to announce that all the cabelling in the living room is done and almost ready for connecting to the mains - all by me...

Didn't think I had it in me :-) 

Have a great day.

Gitte x

Friday, 14 November 2014

Just thought I'd share....

- todays finds.

The colours for the livingroom will be...

So now I have something to work from when I go fabric hunting - I can't wait :-)

Gitte X

Cushions, Cushions, Cushions...

- I don't really think you can have enough of them...

Work on the living room and hall is moving forward - slowly but surely (maybe a little bit too slowly for my liking :-)) and as much as I would like to go and buy some new sofas, my bank account doesn't really agree.

My next project is therefor to make some new cushions and renew the furniture that way.

So last night I went on Pinterest and spent a couple of hours hunting for inspiration.

I already know that the colour scheme will be yellow and grey tones (which I have yet to convince my hubby about, but I know he'll come round) - and here are a few things I found:

You can see the rest of my cushion board here.

So I guess today's task is to go find some of those pantone colour things you can get in the paint departments and start planning - can't wait to get started :-)

Oh - and Jane, that blanket on the back of your sofa is exactly what I'm looking for, so watch out :-)

So my weekend will spent hunting for fabrics at stof og stil and maybe start to do some sewing - it's a hard life :-)

Have a lovely weekend.

Gitte x

Friday, 7 November 2014

Luckily there is still time...

- to do some of the thing I really enjoy whilst trying to project manage everything that are going on around the house.

I have finally had time to finish off my new hand towels for the kitchen (I only started when we went camping in July...)

It's interesting, because last night when I was reading Jo's post about why I read other blogs it made me realise why (apart from being nosy of course :-): To get inspiration. Sometimes it's for specific things and sometimes I just come by things I like the look of. And then I take a little bit from here and a little bit from there and end up with my own version of something. And that's what I love about it.

And this is exactly what I have done here. When we went camping in the summer I wanted to make something I could sit and do at night when the girls were asleep. So I found this post from Tusindfryd with the titel "Turn off your brain knitting" and just knew I was on the right track. I loved the way she'd she used the contrasting colours round the edges and was actually excited about trying to crochet...

So on our arrival I found this local yarn place called Isager where I got the wool for my towels - in the three contrasting colours I wanted in my kitchen: Turquoise, Green and Petrol.

Using a double seed stitch (2 knit, 2 purl instead of one of each) I started with 70 stitches. I made them as long as I found suitable and finished off be crocheting a border using the pattern of a granny stripe.

And this is what I ended up with, using a leather strap as a hook:

So now I have added a few more items to break the whiteness of my very white kitchen.

And with that I wish you all a lovely weekend.

Gitte x

Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Novembers project...

- has now been kick started, why rest on our laurels and get bored 
:-) And let's just say that we are no less ambitious this time than we were with the window project.

So the plan is to revamp the living room and hall - with a goal to finish no later than 1 December for Christmas to kick in, so no pressure...

This, among other things, means strip off old wallpaper, take down a wall, redo the electrics, brick up old doorways, break down the door to the basement, get the painter in to do up the walls and ceilings, get the floor man in to sand down the floors etc. etc....

We have of course cheated and started already, and then today we realised that the electrician we wanted wasn't going to make it... Not good when you have booked the painter to start on Monday :-)

Luckily we are not the first ones in this area who have done up a whole house (perhaps the most optimistic and unrealistic, but haven't we all been there...), so we called one of our lovely neighbors and knowing what we are going through, he was here fifteen minutes later. So even though my husband definitely thinks I am slightly mad, I am still optimistic :-)

So here's the starting point - and then you just have to wait until 1 December for the result (I wish...)

So until next time...

Gitte x