Productive Christmas season

I have started on Christmas presents already, and I have made a lot so far ^-^. I usually buy gifts, but this year I will try to make most of them =) Of course some people will get bought gifts, as I doubt small kids often likes soft packages XD

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Painted a CLAMP picture of the Mokonas’. It is really bright and I sort of like it, so I might keep it myself XD

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Two more Mokona pictures for two people =) I will add some text over the middle =)

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A table runner I don’t even know who will get yet XD

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Made an adorable Tilda doll. It was the new toys that came out this season, and it looks adorable =)

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made a small filt maskot for a friend =) It was actually really fun, so now I am working on making more for other friends =)

Well, that is a few things I am making for Christmas =) Will try to make some other stuff as well, and if you wonder about the patterns to any of these small things, just ask. I don’t think I can put out the pattern to the Tilda doll, but the bunny and the table runner should be ok =)

Back home after summer ^-^

I have been visiting my mother for a while now, and have gotten back home now, and as usual, I had to clean a lot when I got back. But this time I cleaned a lot, and also packed my old computer away, as it is only collecting dust. But after taking it away, I finally got enough space to make my own working space!

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I got some pictures up on the wall, and sorted my scrapbooking, sewing, quilting and drawing stuff a little. My plan is to try and make some christmas gifts now that I have the time for it, but so far I have only finished some stuff for myself.

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It is a simple tablecloth that I have been working on for a while, but I didn’t get the time to get it together before now. I also tried some stitchery from a old Norwegian series named Flåklypa, because I really really loved the christmas movie XD. I am packing it away now, and going to put it under my TV for Christmas, with some pretty christmas lights on =).

IMG_1170 IMG_1171Then I finished up a filt poncho I started before I went to stay at my moms. It is a pattern from a christmas themed Tilda book, and when I finally got it done, I decided to make a hat too, since I had a lot of filt left. I might have a small problem with that I didn’t get to iron it down inside, but I found out that ironing burns the fabric away, so it is a little bulky.

Now I am going to make dinner, and life is good =w=. Now Halloween and christmas can come.

 

1st December!

Ok! Now it is the 1st of December, and I am free! I know I haven’t updated for a while, but that is because after Halloween ended, I had a month of deep study and ebil exams! (But hey, history reading is easier in the long run than Japanese…)

Just finished the last one yesterday, and you know what that means? This whole December, I have vacation!!! I am staying in Bergen until monday, then I will start on the nine hour trip back home to my hometown and be with my family until school starts again=) My mom and little brother have moved now, but at least now we have our own net, so that won’t be a problem this year! I thought about making a post each day till Christmas, with one Christmas related thing each day=). (I’m just bored and need to make someone suffer with my Christmas expectationsXD)

But what a start of December XD I just saw lightning and there was a big bang XD Was a real thunder clap above the place when I had my exam as well, and then all of us inside the gym just suddenly heard the rain hit down XD It was massive! I’ll clean my room later today, and I think it is stupid that I don’t have any decorations right now… would be nice to put up, but that would be so stupid since I just stay here a few days and then leave.

Oh! I am also making clothes for Christmas! I feel really proud! I found the holy place of fabric here in Begen, a shop called Stoff og Stil. It was so big!! And some of the fabrics were so cheap! Some of them went all the way down to 11 kr for the meter! (1.9 in dollars).

I bought fabric for about 300 kr worth, but I don’t regret anything! I bought four different fabric, one gradianted blue that I think might be quilted or something, I got three meters of it because it was the cheapest and I wanted to make a smal over jacket for the cold Christmas XD I am soon done with it now, I just have to sew the sides in and also get a blue thread to line around it, and I might have to add some extra around because I have a fair bossom XD somthing the japanese pattern books does not take into account.

This is the form of it, but I am not going to cut it up like that XD I am going to wear it for Christmas after all, if it looks weird, I will not be allowed XD.

Then I bought two meters of a black fabric with stretch, that I will make a black blouse off, that I can wear this over! And if I don’t want to use this over it, I used the two other fabrics I bought and made myself a vest! And I love it! It became so beautiful!

You don’t really see the nice pattern on the blue or the way I put together the striped black and red here, but at least you can see how it ended up=) I am not entierly done with it, since I have to make the holes for the buttons, but I don’t have a sewing machine, so I am asking my mom to borrow her’s when I get home since this blue fabric will fall apart the second you cut into it, so did the other fabric, so by the time I were going to sew in the sides, most of the threads had fallen out, and I couldn’t even get most of it together in a nice way T.T. At least it is on the inside that the worst parts are, and no one will see them XD.

Then I will leave you with the 1st December Christmas memories! In Norway we have a long tradition of Christmas calenders on the children TV, most adults still watch some of them today! I am one of those, and this year it seems I will be watching Christmas on blue mountain once more XD But these clips are from one of the oldest ones, and because of running time that is less than the others and maybe because children just don’t like these sort of stuff anymore, it won’t be sent again on TV, but that won’t stop me crying over the opening melody each year! I love this series, and I don’t care about the fact that now most of it seems to be parodied as one big pedo joke! This is childhood and Christmas for me!!!