Kategori: Övrigt pyssel

DIY Boklåda

Jag har länge funderat på att hitta en lösning för barnens böcker då jag inte tycker att en bokhylla funkar för mindre barn. Alla böcker ramlar över och allt hamnar längst ner, och om man har otur klättrar ungarna i den. Jag gillar verkligen de boklådor som finns på bibliotektet eftersom att barnen når att rota runt i dom, men jag tycker att de är lite för djupa.

Nu när vi har huset och faktiskt har utrymme bestämde jag mig för att snickra lite eftersom jag alltid älskat det, men aldrig haft plats. Jag googlade lite och hittade denna:

Jag gillade att den inte var så djup och att den såg så “ren” ut. Jag har dock valt att utgå från egna mått då jag ville att den skulle passa in mellan en fåtölj och en dörr i mina barns rum och att den inte skulle vara för djup så att min son kan röja runt i den.

De mått som jag planerade från början fick ändras lite när jag väl kom till affären för att möjliggöra att jag köpte så få bitar trä som möjligt och för att få så få klipp som möjligt. Jag använde butikens skär-service för att göra delningarna då vi i nuläget vara har mindre sägar hemma och jag föredrar saker som är raka…

Jag fick lite hjälp av sonen som gärna ville hamra. Och mina försök att få honom att skruva istället gick inge vidare så jag gjorde resten utan min lilla medhjälpare.

Mina fack är inte lika stora utan det mittersta facket är lite bredare för att hålla de lite större böckerna som vi har. De mindre facken är ca 30 breda.

Jag valde att sänka ner mina skruvar lite och sedan spackla över hålen för att göra utsidan så slät som möjligt. Jag grundade sedan och målade två varv med en halvblank vit lackfärg.

Vid närmare eftertanke beslutade jag mig för att inte ha den helt vit eftersom att barnens rum i nuläget har vita väggar och jag ville att den skulle synas lite mer. Jag valde därför at göra ett mönster av de två färger som jag använt till dekorationer i barnens rum. Jag köpte tre tavlor, en kudde och två burkar av Form Living i deras serie “Stoja”. Sedan tog jag med dem till Bauhaus och bad dom att blanda till två av  färgerna. Min tanke är att alla småsaker som jag lägger till i barnens rum ska ha de färgerna för att skapa en genomgående tanke. Mönstrets storlek är helt baserat på den målartejp och washitejp som jag hade i närheten.

Jag köpte ett par billiga ben på Bauhaus för att bli färdig någon gång (projektet började dra ut i veckor) men min tanke är att snickra till ett par finare ben senare när lite fler av familjens husprojekt är avklarade.

Jag är grymt nöjd över hur det blev! Den är stadig (förankrad i väggen så klart) och Den har en perfekt höjd, bredd och djup för barnen och rummet. Emrik älskar den och kommer alltid åt sina babblarböcker och hittar dem som oftast nu för tiden.

 

11/1-18 Boklådan fungerar fortfrande super men eftersom vi har MYCKET mer böcker än vad som får plats har vi fortfranade en bokhylla (som bara blir rörig) så min plan är att göra en ny boklåda snart, den här gången lite större som vi kan ha de böcker som vi inte alltid använder i. Jag skulle cokså vilja göra någon sorts etiketter (med bilder på) så att vi kan hålla en sortering men vi får se vad som händer. Jag har också funderat lite på ben och hade tänkt lite olika delar, främst nåt halvdekorativt. Sen hittade jag den här bilden jag blev lite såld. Tror det kommer bli nåt liknande, och jag tyckter verklogen om att ha benen i en annan färg, då kan jag fortsätta mitt färgtema.

Jars for coffe and jam

In my family we use masonjars for many things, especially for coffee, tea and jam. After using the jars for a while we discovered that the jars that had coffee in them never could be used to anything else again. After cleaning them by hand or in the dishwasher they still smelled a lot like coffepowder and everything in the jar tastes like coffepowder. So we needed to mark the jars somehow (coffeeflawored jam isn’t very nice for pancakes…). I did have somevinylsheets and etchingcreame home so I made an mask with the vinyl and the Cole’s ABC die from Lawn Fawn. I think it turned out really good and will soon do the same for the tea and jam-jars.

IMG_8472 IMG_9267 IMG_9274Kaffe is the swedish word for Coffee.

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Lawn Fawn – Cole’s ABC

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Masonjar

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Yet another bib

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Here comes a bib I made from a owl-oilcloth that I just love, and it’s the cloth that on our table right now. I bought 1/2 meter extra just so I could make some bibs from it.

This one is made to be gender-neutral so I avoided the use any of the purple, pink  and blue birdies.

 

(See the first post for the pattern)

Another Bib

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So I made another bib, or actually I did a lot more but I only made one new color-combination. I haven’t bought any new fabric so there ain’t to many combination to be done.

I have avoided to made one that is mostly white, or that have white trimmings so they won’t look dirty to quickly. The green and the pink fabric really don’t go well together so thats´’s another combination that’s out.

A baby-sun-hat

2014-04-21, 2This easter have just been so wonderful. The weather have been warm and sunny all day so we have been out having lots of fun. A walk in the park, barbecue and just a couple of walks. Unfortunately we wasn’t really prepared baby-wise. We soon realized that Freja only have winter-hats. Due to all shops being closed for easter I started to Google pattern for sun-hats. I found this tutorial and pattern from Bethany.

2014-04-20It was really easy to follow (I didn’t cut and sew the straps, instead I breaded some yarn. I think that a strap that you can tie is better so it can be adjusted for size and occasion) and the hat is just so cute… but to small for my daughter. The hat I made from Bathany’s pattern is approximately 38cm in diameter (my daughter has 43).

After another search I found someone saying that the hat-part should have the length of 1/3 of the diameter you want. So I copied the pattern from Bathany and resized it in Word. My base is now 14cm instead of 11cm, and my bring has an inner diameter of 17 cm (calculated after the hat-part was done s that the brim would be the exact length I needed. This one is slightly to big for my daughter, but in the good way. She can probably have it for a month or two and it’s still good for now. On the second one I then attached a ribbon to ad some interest. On the picture below you can see the difference in size.

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Handmade Bibs

IMG_4833Freja is now old enough to get some food, but that also means she is old enough to get food all over. We bought a babybjörn-bib but it’s to firm and she is to short so it gets uncomfortable for her, so I have been looking around for some soft bibs and didn’t find any. Or at least not any for a price I’m willing to pay. Then I decided to see if I could find some patterns online and make my own. I found a couple of ones but I really liked the one from Linda at Craftaholic anonymous, and I have used her Infant one for all the three bibs here (The infant and the toddler pattern is the same around the neckline and just differ on the length).

IMG_4760I started out with doing the green one and for that one I followed that pattern. The green is vaxed fabric and the black is regular cotton liner. The neckline is a perfect fit for my daughter so I fear that it will be to small soon so for the next one I altered the neckline. I really do like the pattern, the shape and length is perfect and I like that the pattern isn’t handmade. It’s easy to trace and is symmetrical. The green bib have been used and cleaned before this picture and are therefore a bit wrinkly, which doesn’t bother me (same with the pink and white one).

IMG_4839For the next one I altered the neckline by just drawing a straight line from the inside of the neckline and up to the edge. I also made the pocket a bit wider so it would stand out more then one the green one, but after using the green one the pocket stands out enough so I won’t do that alteration on the future ones. One this one I was in a hurry when it sewed the lining so it’s folded on some places (sorry for that). I really like the color-combination of this one and I look forward to made more bibs in different colors. I intend to decorate the pocket on future ones but I haven’t found a way to stitch on letters and shape which gets nice enough, yet. This one is also made with vaxed fabric and cotton liner.

IMG_4843The last one I made is from oil-cloth (a piece of a tablecloth) which is a bit stiffer then the vaxed fabric (Freja can use it but I think it needs to be used more to soften the fabric some, now it looks a bit uncomfortable but still usable). I just love the mushrooms! One this one I also altered the neck but i keep the pocket as the pattern made it.

Now when I have made some and got a hang of it a bib takes about half an hour to make from start to end. So it’s easy and fast. I really recommend it for those with infants (much cheaper also). Example: The muchroom-bib roughly costed 4 Euro (for liner and fabric) and then I have fabric left for probably two more bibs. I will make lots of more (have lots of fabric left) and I intend to leave some behind at Freja’s Grandmothers, aunts and so on so I don’t need to bring it with me all the time. I also plan to make some as gifts but that is probably something for later.

And here comes a picture of Freja eating and smearing bana-pure all over in her pretty bib.
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Owl-mobile: finished

2014-01-19So the Owl-mobile is finally done. When I started off I imagine that it would be 5 owls but after some measuring I realized that with this size there is only room for 3. So this is the ones I made.

On the Pink one i stitched the wings and feet before putting the two halves together but I really didn’t like how it looked and how it felt when I needed to stitch the halves together so on the black one I did wings and feet last.

I made hooks of some old paper-clips but I’ll see what I can find for solution later on.

You can see the Pattern I used here.

Owl-mobile: the frist owl done

So a couple weeks before our little Freja arrived I started to make some felt-owls for an owlmobile. I didn’t get very far, due to the total lack of inspiration during my pregnancy but yesterday I finished the first one and more is on the way.

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My Owl don’t have any tailfeathers yet but I might add it on later. I made the body first and then sewed together the top of the body, put the breaded hanger in between the bodyhalfs and then sewed up the bottom. After that I remember that feet and wings would be good so I put them on later. I thought I would do wings and feet before sewing it together on the next owl but now when I’m doing the next one I realized that you could and should do that with the feet but if you attach the wings before sewing the halfs together it will be hard to stitch the halfs together nicely so I would recommend to do the wings last.

My hanger is just two strands of black and one strand of white yarn that I breaded together. I made the hanger longer then the Carrier so I have some space to play with but also so I can fasten I on the Carrier later. The pupils are just drawn on with a permanent marker but I might sew something on later, the permanent marker was a nice solution when I didn’t find my black felt (that I later found under the sofa).

 

I’m using this pattern which I have found on a couple of different sites but I haven’t really found a creator, I found it on this site. I have shrunk the pattern down a bit (don’t remember by how many percent) so that I could fit a couple of ones hanging on our babycarrier. I used this stitches for the outline and just some regular ones to stitch the parts. For the stuffing I used the filling from an old Ikea-pillow.
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So hopefully the finished mobile will be up soon:)

Babynest

So our little girl came to the world a bit earlier then expected and is now 3 weeks old (time flies). The good thing is that my crafting-inspiration is back.The bad thing is that time flies and most of my days still goes to looking at our little princess.

So the truth is that I haven’t made a crafty thing yet (even if I have lots of plans) but the good news is that my dear sister is on a visit and she made me and Freja a babynest. The babynest turned out great! She found the cutest fabric for me (I just love owls) and Freja have been sleeping nicely in it last night and all day today. And the best thing is that it fits the cradle perfectly so now we don’t need to stuff the sides and bottom with miscellaneous things.

The pattern is mostly taken from this site, but with some changes, plan and unplanned.

 

The next step is to sew some handles, but that will be for another day:)

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Aunt Jenny in the process
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The finished babynest
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The use of Freja’s babynest:) Allowing mum and dad to cook dinner together in the kitchen

Black and White Christmascandles

So because i already gave my parents their christmasgifts two weeks before Christmas i wanted to give them something little on chritsmas eve, so i decorated some candles.

The candles are “Fenomen” from IKEA and i did use two sets of stamps from Panduro. The Pinecone one and the christmas tree one.

One thing i didn’t remember from the last time i did candles was that the silk paper is so thin that when you stamp on it the ink will get through. Fortunate i had my craftmat under, but i was annoying. I did like how the pinecones look, they are striking and bold.

Stamps: Panduro – Talkottar (“pinecones”) and Gran/God Jul (“Christmas tree/Merry Christmas”)

Other: Candles (from IKEA), White silk paper, wax-paper.