december 24, 2012

september 27, 2012

A while back Lotta came to visit and spent the weekend sewing Tilda dolls and dyeing floss =D


It has become somewhat of a poison, it is SO much fun!!

Scarecrow

Vintage Angel

Next week Hubbie is going away for a couple of days and then Lotta is coming back again. Who knows what we get into this time ;)

Also Nox took his first steps today! Yay!! Can't believe a year has almost passed by since he was born. He is such a joy!

//Cici

september 24, 2012

Ephesians 6:10-18



Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might.
Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
Wherefore take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness
And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;


juli 24, 2012

Productive weekend!

This weekend me and Lotta spent hand dyeing floss. After colouring we wrapped them up in plastic. Then we had to wait for at least 24 hours.


What to do with all that time??? Well, we started thinking that hand dyed floss really deserved handmade bobbins. So out came the scrapbook papers...


Then we realized that all that prettiness needed a pretty box to be stored in so we went shopping...


Then came the rinsing...


It took it's own sweet time but finally we hung them all to dry :) And we waited... 


So, we gave our chairs new jeans-covers. Something I've wanted to do for a long time and I LOVE the way they turned out.
  

And then, finally we got to put all those beautiful hand dyed floss in our pretty, pretty boxes.


Oh, and we couldn't leave the highchair. It looked awful with it's dark brown wood and yellow plastic seat from the 70's (you can see see the chair on this old picture of Nataniel, forgot to take a beforeshot).

So, I bought some white paint sew together some old jeans and now it looks like this:


I love it!!

After Lotta went home I couldn't help myself so now I'm sewing jeans together to cover the sofa in the kitchen to match all the other chairs ;)

//Cici


juli 14, 2012

Singing

video

"Kiss i sängen och ha det bra,
ligga lite och fundera.
Varm om stjärten som en sommardag,
jag tror jag kissar lite mera."

//Cici

juli 03, 2012

Sewing, sewing, sewing

Earlier this week my friend Lotta came to visit and we spent two whole days in my sewing room sewing. When she went home I had finished two new bags and I love the way they turned out!


 I also started making a new quilt from a jelly roll.

We also had time to bake and made these delicious macrons with creamy chocolate in between.

The day after Lotta went home these was in my mailbox and I immediately started cutting fabrics for the Angel project tote.


Also I made these for one of the projects in the magazine.


And before I knew it, this patchwork case was made :) The pattern is Lynette Anderson's and it was so easy to make and looks adorable. I'm certainly making more of these!


Now I'm off to the cuttingmat! More projects in progress ;)

//Cici

juni 27, 2012

Mid summer

 We spent the weekend in beautiful Järvträsk



We had cake



And we just relaxed and had fun



What did you do??

//Cici

juni 19, 2012

Luleå

Spent the weekend at a quiltgathering in Luleå at Quilterian. It was so nice to meet old friends and make new ones. Thank you all for a lovely weekend!! It's been an inspiring weekend and I can't wait to continue with my projects.


See how deeply concentrated they all are?? One might think there was no cheerful chatter but then one might think wrong ;)

//Cici

juni 06, 2012

Giveaway!

In celebration of her new BOM "Home Sweet Home", Helen of Hugs'n Kisses is having a giveaway. You can win a full pattern set to the "Home Sweet Home" BOM:


Gorgeous isn't is?!

//Cici

Kallholmen



Kallholmen har en utlottning på sin blogg där du kan vinna sängbordet på bilden eller en en annan vara för samma summa. Ta chansen vet ja! De har så otroligt vackra saker i sin butik.

//Cici

maj 27, 2012

Mother



Dear Mom, I said a prayer for you
to thank the Lord above
For blessing me with a lifetime
of your tenderhearted love.

I thanked God for the caring
you've shown me through the years,
For the closeness we've enjoyed
in time of laughter and of tears.

And so, I thank you from the heart
for all you've done for me
And I bless the Lord for giving me
the best mother there could be

- Anonymous -

I miss you!!

maj 26, 2012

Cake eating contest

video

My brother and daughter compeating at my father's 60th birthday! The competition was rigged so that he got a piece of cake that was twice as big as hers and she got a tablespoon and he had to use a teaspoon =D.

//Cici

maj 02, 2012

Back to work


Six months travels fast and tomorrow it's time for me to go back to work and Janne will become a "stay-at-home-dad" for the next six months.

Nox

It's with mixed feelings I'm going back to being a full-time working mom and I'm already looking forward to my summer vacation :). I don't have time to work! I have so many other things I wish to do right now. Well, there's a time and a place for everything so I just have to be patient I guess.

//Cici

april 12, 2012

New ideas.

Sketching on some new pattern ideas. Now I just need to find some time to do some actual stitching and sewing too :)

//Cici

mars 10, 2012

Nox and Neo

Nox in his new outfit.

Neo in front of their new computer.

//Cici

mars 09, 2012

Nataniel 5

It's hard do imagine that five years ago I gave birth to this...

Nataniel
...the smallest of boys, a premature baby så small he could were his fathers weddingring on his arm. Today he became five years old, and a big boy!


A boy who wanted a weddingcake, not just a birthdaycake! Happy birthday my beautiful boy!

At the end of the day the boys invited us to a show... so LET's ROCK!

video

//Cici

mars 02, 2012

Market Baguette by Cinderberry Stitches

Ages ago I made the stitcheries for the market baguette bag by Cinderberry Stitches. Then I didn't feel like cuttig all the 1,5" strips for the bag and figured I would by a honeybun to solve that problem. Since there's no quiltshoppes where I live I started searching the internet but never seemed to find a honeybun I liked... But then suddenly a couple of weeks ago I knew what to do! Here's the result and I just LOVE my market baguette bag!

Front.

Back.

I like it so much I couldn't help myself so I also made a smaller bag using selvages.

Front


Back.

//Cici

Tävling

Ta chansen att vinna en vacker skylt från Ofelias Hus!


//Cici

februari 29, 2012

Porthouse



I want, want, want one! It would look so beautiful in our house.

//Cici

februari 11, 2012

ER

Yet another saturday has been spent in the emergency room at the hospital. This time it was my turn with really bad stomach aches. Unfortunately they were unable to help me and I was sent home. Hope the medication helps!

//Cici

februari 06, 2012

Suddenly winter for real.

Saturday morning we woke up to a cold house. Only 9°C indoors and -37°C outdoors! By the end of the day we had reached a temperature of 15°C indoors and we were all freezing. Neo had his own way of keeping warm:
video


Saturday night I spent in the emergency room with our daughter who had stomach pains :(
Sunday morning the water was frozen! My DH (God bless him) spent most of the day working on defrosting those waterlines and by evening we got the water back. So... thank God it's monday! Except I'm sick again...Coughing and feverish but I guess spending a weekend like a popsicle will do that to you.

//Cici

februari 01, 2012

Makeing progress.

I couldn't resist the Bunny Hill scrappy plate club so I pulled out one of my many scrap bins

and started cutting.

240 pieces! And I didn't even make a dent in the scrap bin! First seem has been sewn

The second one too...

Pretty soon I'm gonna have me some dresden plates!

//Cici

januari 30, 2012

Sewing again!

I've been sewing again! Made a Quilt for baby Henny that saw the light of day december 28. She also got a toy and a wheat warmer. The wheat warmer is my own pattern and I'm not going to show it to you just yet ;)



Also I made this book cover. In this book I write down all the clever thing that comes out our boys' mouths =)


//Cici

januari 29, 2012

I hate my blog right now!

For days I've been trying to post some pictures of things I've sewn but whatever I do I can't get them the way I want them, they're all tilted to te side :(

//Cici

And as soon as I posted this it suddenly worked just the way I wanted!

januari 11, 2012

Blogger's Choice Fat Quarter Bundle

Who knew there was so much fabic yet to be seen ;-) I had a blast putting my bundle together even though it took quite some time to do it! This is how it turned out:


If you hurry you can still enter with the bundle of your choice at Quokka Quilts.
Join in the fun!

//Cici

januari 04, 2012

Playing in the snow & GreenGate

Went to Piteå today to pick up our oldest son who's spent a couple of days with Lotta and her family. This is what they have been doing:

Building snowmen.

Skiing.

Building tunnels.

Making a snow vacuum cleaner.

I did some shopping and bought two of these lovely mugs from GreenGate. I'm in love with all their things and wish to buy even more! =).

After a very yummy dinner and cake (!) we got to drive home in a blizzard. It took us a while but we made it.

//Cici