Monday, April 27, 2015

Gifts from Ireland

I was lucky enough to win Maria's giveaway =) And last week I got my package:

I thought the knitted dresses looked cute on picture, but they are even better in real life! My daughter took up the green dress, just looking and said (but in swedish): It is totally perfect! And then the same thing with the slippers. She was really impressed by those, and so am I! =)

My doll likes them too =)
Thank you Maria for your wonderful gifts!!

I've had a lot on my mind lately, my mum had surgery again, and had to go to the emergency 2 times after, she didn't heal up well, same thing as last surgery in November. Hope this time will be the last. We have to wait and see.
And I'm not feeling very well myself, but it's nothing bad, but I'll talk more about that later.
A fun thing I done was visiting my brother in Uppsala. Me and my daughter had a wonderful day with my brother. Looked at the big church and walked the streets and finally got to see where my brother lives. =) We had a great day, I only saw a few miniatures in an expensive store, but I manage to buy two small things =) (But the goal with this trip was not to find miniatures, but they make a great memory of this great day)

And finally we got to taste the first bell pepper from our plant. It was delicious =) My little girl has been waiting, and waiting, and she thought this was very exciting. (Me too) =) Hope we get more "home made" vegetables this year =)

Take care

Thursday, April 9, 2015

I made a couch

Over a year ago I started thinking about making a couch. But what type? And which colour? It took me a year to figure out what I wanted, and then I finally got started before Easter. I did a drawing and I decided to make it out of thick cardboard, fabric and sponges (foam rubber). It took me some more time than I had planned, and now after I wish I had done some things differently, but I feel very happy to finally be done with this!

These are the parts I used + cushions made from the sponges. 
I've already put fabric on the sides on this picture, the sides are also made of cardboard, I used double cardboard for that.

Konrad tried the couch while I was working on the cushions. He is a bit cranky, he has been asking for clothes for years.. So I started making him some bib-and-brace overalls, not what he was asking for.. But I could need a hand with the building, so fancy clothes has to wait for later =)

 The pregnant Lisbeth is very pleased to have a couch to relax in.

I even tried out the couch in the house, but the house is such a mess, still.. I have to fix the window, and I wanted to polish the floor, and I have to take out all the things just lying around.. Much to do, but this house is my "forever-project" so I have no rush =)

Hope you all had a great Easter! I did, only bad thing was that it ended too fast... =)
Take care