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Pledges and sustainability.

Although I have had this blog since 2005, only the last 5 or so months have been really productive. It all came down to my challenge 2010, it´s simple: I said to myself in january this year;  that I shall restrain myself from buying any new clothes.  After making this decision, I discovered the fantastic online…

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Tagging the home

Today´s little craft project was inspired by this idea over at design*sponge. I printed out some letters on decal paper and cut them out and hung them on the refrigerator. “Mat” means food in Norwegian.This could come in handy if I ever get so hungry I forget where the food is…

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>My crochet cardigan

> So this is another project I´ve been working on. I started on this in august. And I´ve had a rather outdrawn break from it a while now. I have been more in a sewing mood than a crochet mood lately. That is a great thing about crafting, you never get tired, because there are…

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My challenge 2010

I have always seen myself as a giving person who helps others in need. I am born and raised in one of the wealthiest countries in the world and have always learned to give to those who have less then me. Still, after I finished studying and started working, I find myself in the shameful…

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>I want spring!

>Dear Spring, where are you? We need you! As I wait for warmer and brighter days, this crepe paper flower reminds me of what is to come. Instructions are to be found here, as mentioned earlier.

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>Food!

>Allright, so this has nothing to do with crafts, but I came across this article about cooking, and it is hillarious. In Norwegian, I´m afraid. But still. Lots of good tips for the amateur chef. http://blogg.aftenposten.no/ekern/2009/11/06/10-blemmer-du-gj%C3%B8r-pa-kj%C3%B8kkenet/

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>My grandmother´s dress

> This is the first of the projects I want to finish this year. This two-piece dress is a treasure to me. My grandfather’s brother was a sailor. He sailed the Seven Seas when it was still a grand adventure and when everyone in my coastal hometown had at least one man of the sea…

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>So many projects, so little time.

>There are so many things I would like to do! I don´t know where to start, so I thought I´d write about it first, and maybe then I´ll see in what order I will do stuff. 1. The Epoxy is for making one of these cool cakestands. 2. The card is for a good friend…

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>Top shop(s)

> So, here are the nominees for my favorite Internet stores: 1. www.hifa.no 2. www.etsy.com 3. www.stoffochstil.se 4. www.sewingpatterns.com 5. www.spoonflower.com This doesn’t mean that Hifa is the best and that Spoonflower is least good, they are all fabulous. But a list is a list. And numbers are required. 1. Hifa is short for Hillesvåg…

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