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FO´s: I made some stuff

By Sølvi Elise | 15/02/2019
Toaster sweater pattern ny Sew House 7, made by delfinelise

So, I had a concussion. And anyone who follows Gillian would know how much “fun” that is. For me, though, the good that came out of it was that, in my loooong period of zero screen time and no work, I got to finish a pile of UFO´s, and make some new stuff to boot. I had, a while back in an effort to make my sewing space more space efficient, sorted through all of my UFO´s, organized them and put them into tote bags, and labled them. Then they lay there. For months. And mind you, this is after they had been laying around for years. But…

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Oslo Frocktails 2018!

By Sølvi Elise | 30/07/2018

It´s finally time: Frocktails in Oslo!   Join us for an evening of chit-chat about sewing, yummy cocktails and of course an excellent opportunity to bring out that extra special handmade outfit you´ve made, but don´t get to wear as often as you like. Or why not stick to the traditional frocktail-theme, and make a special outfit just for Oslo Frocktail 2018! When: September 8th at 7PM Where: TBA – depending on the interest for the event, we will either book a few tables at one of Oslo’s prime cocktail bars, or we will make a private event just for us. What do you prefer? Please let us…

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A handmade wardrobe?

By Sølvi Elise | 14/05/2017

Suddenly there were more work than I anticipated. And hence, less time for sewing. Shoulders aching. No more knitting. In April I found myself either too warm, or too cold, not having a proper spring jacket to wear. So I actually went out and bought one, actually two if we´re being honest. And I didn´t stop there. For the first time in years, I planned and purchased several items for my wardrobe. And I´m not feeling guilty about it either. Because, guess what? Buying the things I dreaded sewing, or didn´t have time to sew, freed up time and sewjo to actually make some stuff I´ve been wanting…

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#MMMAY16 – I´m in

By Sølvi Elise | 25/04/2016

  Hellu! Just a quick note to say – Yay! – Me Made May is soon upon us! I am having a ridiculous May this year, so will not make any pledges about documentation, but I do pledge to wear only handmades for the month of May (with some undie- exceptions from time to time). I really need to up my handmade game again. The last couple of months, I have slipped into a jeans and tee – rut that I am desperately trying to get out of, at least when it comes to only wearing store- bought jeans. I will probably not document much on this old…

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Learning through blogging.

By Sølvi Elise | 19/08/2015

Time flies while sewing and having fun Do you knew it´s been almost ten years since I started blogging? In the beginning I wrote very random stuff in Norwegian. At the time I had only just begun to sew, and I saw myself more as a crocheter than anything else. After finding futuregirl.com, I was so inspired! Both by her awesome crochet and felt projects, but also by her social awareness. In 2008 this here blog became a sewing/craft- blog. In 2010 I made my pledge to not buy any RTW clothes that year, and I can honestly say that it changed my life. Since then, I can…

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 Hi there! I´m Sølvi Elise. Welcome to my little corner of the Internet. This is a space where I share my craft projects  and thoughts and ideas concerning handmade in a consumerist world.

I live in Oslo, Norway where I use my spare time stitching up my own wardrobe. So far, I´d say that 80 % of my closet is filled with me-mades. I also have an interest in historical sewing, embroidery, knitting, crochet, leatherwork, tablet weaving, rigid heddle loom- weaving, cocktails, jewelry making, makramé, shoe making, drawing, paper craft, machine knitting and generally any craft that looks like fun.