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Personalised gifts made with the Silhouette Cameo vinyl cutter.

I've made some personalised gifts lately.
Coffee/ Tea mugs with names/ text. Vinyl was cut out on our Silhouette Cameo and attached to store bought mugs.

Mug with name in pink glitter vinyl for a sweet colleague 🌸

Mrs and Mr mugs for a the newlyweds 💕

Their wedding date at the back.

Gift for my older sister Annika who is an artist. For her art project 25 years anniversary  (Work in progress since 1994: "ett og etthundre terningkast om dagen").

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Anna Dress

This is my Anna Dress, pattern from By Hand London. I made it for a wedding I was lucky to take part a couple of weeks ago 💕

This is the slash neck option.  Because of the fabrics large pattern I changed the original panelled skirt to a half circle skirt instead.
The fabric was a gift from a sweet colleague (from my previous workplace) for my 50-years birthday, a couple of years ago.
I didn't know what to sew from it until we were invited to this wedding. I had the Anna Dress pattern for a while and though it would be the perfect match for this fabric, and this occasion.

I made a tie belt from a matching silk fabric.

I think the dress turned out really well, and I felt quite pretty at the wedding party 😊 "Jewelry" from Cooee, Sweden.

I even made some shoe laces out of the dress fabric,  to make my new Superga leather sneakers match the dress better!

The wedding couldn't have turned out better!  Both the ceremony and the party was held outdoor in Kragerø - and the …

Redesign: Dress from old tablecloth.

I participated in a really nice sewing course, a month ago.  It was the talented Ingrid Bergtun who held the course (and who is the designer of this dress).

We made dresses from old tablecloths.

The course was held at Clarion Hotel the Hub in Oslo.

I chose a rather small tablecloth with beautiful embroidered flowers.

The colors in the embroidery really appealed to me.

I cut away the lace trimming and layed out the pattern pieces  (that we drafted out of a little to big t-shirt) to get the most out of the fabric.

I made a tie belt from a perfect green bedsheet, and the ruffle at the bottom is from a fabric in my stash (because it was not enough fabric from the tablecloth for this).

I'm so happy with the result!

Pictures are taken at the university (Blindern) nearby where I live.

I even got time to make a small tote bag of the last piece of embroidery  (kind of looks like a butterfly).

Thank you so much for the inspiration and a great sewing course Ingrid ✂️😊
You got me out of my …

Linen Bread Bags

I have made a few linen bread bags.
Drawstring bags and Bento bags.

Made of 100% linen fabric from Stoff & Stil.
These two are given away as gifts. (forgot to measure them...)

The "bread and wheat grain head" texts are made of HTV (heat transfer vinyl)  on our Silhouette Cameo. Size is 12" and 9".

Several languages here. Also made with HTV.

These bags were easy and fun to make, and hopefully they will keep the bread more fresh than in the not so environmentally good plastic bags.

The Stellan Tee

The Stellan Tee is free pattern from French Navy
It's a basic T-shirt with a boxy, slightly cropped fit, proportionally long sleeves that can be rolled up, and it has a subtly curved hemline.

I made this in size S, and I think it's a great relaxed T-shirt.
Next time I'm thinking of making a size smaller to make a T-shirt that's even better for layering. 

Fabric is organic cotton jersey (Kärnor) from

Pictures are taken in Vigelandsparken (Vigeland Park) here in Oslo today,  where the Magnolia is blooming beautifully!!

Jersey Dress #2/ Jerseykjole med sving #2

This is my second jersey dress with pattern from Ida Victoria, Sting & Ting (see the first one here).

I bought the the additional patterns for this dress, and the fabrics, when I was at here place for the sewing course. This pattern includes several sleeves options, neck options and this color blocking option for the top pieces.

I made this one with 3/4 long sleeves and the same neckline as the first one. And, off course, with pockets too!

I changed the full circle skirt to a half circle skirt on this one. I think it's works really well for me.

 Here's pictures from out Easter holidays in the mountains a few days ago 🌞 The weather was PERFECT and we had a wonderful time skiing in Venabygdsfjellet (in Rondane).

Now we are home in Oslo again, and spring has come! It's blooming beautiful everywhere 🌸🌼🌺🌞