lørdag 25. januar 2014

GROW YOUR BLOG PARTY


2 Bags Full


Welcome to new visitors and GROW YOUR BLOG PARTY!  I love to blog and visit other bloggers, and it is fun to learn to know new bloggers. So I have joined the GROW YOUR BLOG party hosted by Vickis - 2 bags Full

 My name is Marit Johanne and I live in Norway. 
I started my blog 6 years ago when our youngest son left the nest. I got   more time for crafts and started the blog as a kind of journal of what I made. Now I also post about events and travels, and  some everyday life. I soon learned that it was so much fun and inspiration to visit and follow other bloggers. And hopefully my blog can give others inspiration too. If you find my blog interesting to follow, there are different options for signing up at the right side of here.



KNITTING
What I do most is knitting. Last year I followed a knit-along of mittens/wristwarmers. I was lucky to win a prize  that was drawn among those who had knitted mittens all 12 months.  
I won a pattern and yarn, and  I have just finsihed those mittens. 











They are called  Denver from Kulabra design. They are knitted with Norwegian wool,  Rauma  Gammelserie, needles 2.5.









SEWING
I also like to sew. Last year I didn't sew much but I have decided  to sew more this year. I started with a Christmas  table runner. You can read more about it HERE. I think January is the best time of year to sew for Christmas :)  I am dreaming about making a big quilt, but I think I am too impatient, I prefer smaller projects like tablerunners and wallhangings. 



 
And in January you can buy Christmas fabrics to reduced prize.   I found a fabric with Nativity scenes, I have an idea in my head of a wallhanging with a mix of quilt blocks and this nativity fabric. Time will show if I get it done, or if it will only stay in my imagination! I have started with a small wallhanging from a piece of the fabric. It is a quick and simple quilt, but I think it is decorative.



Now I am making a bag. It is "Jenny", designed by Bente Malm. It is a new pattern for me and interesting to sew. After making 12 bags from the same pattern I thought it was time to move on to a new one. I love to make bags, and even if some are made with same fabrics, no one are exact alike. Each bag I make is unique.






 Here is some of  Mathilde's sommerbag, designed by AnnAKa, which I have made so many of.

If you want to see more of what I have made, I had a summary of the  crafts I made in 2013 HERE
I hope you have enjoyed your stay and welcome back!

GIVE AWAY

I will also have a little GIVE AWAY! I have made this little Needle case with stitchery on, from the Australian Creating Country  Threads magazine. If you want to join the give away you will have to click here on  GIVE AWAY  and leave your comment there. It is open for all, also international. The drawing will be on February 15.

Give away åpen for alle - gå til mitt forrige innlegg
GIVE AWAY og legg igjen en kommentar der. Trekning 15.
februar.



32 kommentarer:

Siddis back home sa...

Så mye fint du har sydd og strikket, de vottene var fantastisk flotte! Ha en magisk helg og Happy knitting & Quilting!

Barwitzki sa...

Herlige arbeider!!!
Jeg sette mest pris på deilige votter. Masse glede jeg ønsker deg med strikke, ny og blog.
Klem fra Viola

Angela Welch sa...

Lovely mittens! And you have been very productive with making bags! Thanks for sharing your work.

Shannon Meyer sa...

Hello Sandy and welcome to the GYB Party!! I am Shannon, one of Vicky's volunteers for this event just coming around to help check out everyone's blogs:) Love your knitting and sewing projects. I'm wanting to learn to knit this year:) Hope you have a fun time at the 'Party'!!!

Sara sa...

Hi Marit,

Thanks for your comment in my blog. It's nice to meet you! My boyfriend is Swedish, and his brother is currently living in Norway. I guess the world is quite small.
I see you are quite an artist! Congratulations for your lovely blog!

Sara

Gillie sa...

Hi Marit,

Thank you for visiting my blog. Love all your knitting. Would love to be included in the drawing, thank you,

barbara woods sa...

following , thanks

Patricia Dolton sa...

Thank you for visiting my blog. You are like my mom. She is a quilter & she focuses on table runners, wall hangings, & crib quilts.

I love the embroidery on the giveaway item.

Beth sa...

Thank you for visiting my blog during this Grow Your Blog party. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work. Your projects are beautiful

Cheri, the Quilting Nanny sa...

I am a Grow Your Blog blog hopper too....www.fabricandmemories.blogspot.com
Looks like you have quite a few great talents!

Sheila sa...

Greetings from Nova Scotia , I am visiting from the GYB party and it is very nice to meet you . Your work is beautiful , those mittens ate incredible and since I also love to make bags it was nice to see your creations . I am a new follower and look forward to seeing much more .

Bernadett Rauski sa...

Hello,

Nice to meet you.:)
I would like to participate in your giveaway.
petitearmoire2@gmail.com

Greetings.

Bernadett

Chantal sa...

Hi Marit

It is so good to meet you. I love your blog. Your knitting is stunning as is your sewing. It is so good to meet people from other countries. I look forward to seeing all the beautiful things you make. The afghan on my blog - the pattern is in a tutorial on Sarah London's blog called SarahLondon.wordpress.com
It's a fun one to make.

2Turtle Doves Designs sa...

Lovely needlework :-)

Thanks for sharing ... I am following.

~Val

creations.1 sa...

Hi Marit - thank you for visiting my blog. I have enjoyed looking around your blog.

Emily C sa...

Hello. Have you noticed that you can never have enough tote bags?

Sowing Stitches sa...

I am a new happy follower via email!

Elbjørg Syvertsen sa...

Så mye fint du lager Marit. Artig å følge bloggen din.

Kippy SoMature sa...

Hello Marit! What a joy to find your blog! I am excited to follow this blog becasue you have different interesting projects you work on, and the giveaway present is darling! the playful birds make me smile :D
~Jennifer (california, usa)
http://kippyssomature.blogspot.com/

LivM sa...

Disse vottene ble så fine, mye finere enn oppskriften tilsier. Flink er du med symaskinen også! Misunnelig der!

Gina sa...

Marit, it's nice to meet you! You have a lovely blog! Your knitting is fabulous as well as your sewing! I love the table running and the bags! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower via GFC.

Cath sa...

Hello Marit, nice to meet you. I love to follow blogs from other parts of the world as I like to get to see a bit of what it is like to live somewhere else. Added bonus with you is that we have something in common....sewing.
Cath @ Bits 'n Bobs

cmoh sa...

Oh you have a lovely blog. What a pretty part of the world you live in. We just had a winter storm and it crippled our city, only 2 inches of snow LOL. I love your mittens the colors and design are delightful. Your sewing is wonderful. It has been lovely getting to know you.

Hugs
Caroline

Thistle Cove Farm sa...

The work of your hands is beautiful! Visiting via Vicki's GYBP and enjoying your lovely blog.

Carole sa...

Beautiful work Marit, those mittens are gorgeous and I am delighted to meet you. I plan to follow via email.

okcamp sa...

The mittens are beautiful.

Amy sa...

Hi,
I am visiting from the GYB party. You do such lovely work. Your bags are great and I absolutely love those knitted mitten. I can't wait to see what else you make throughout the year. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.
~Amy
Sew Incredibly Crazy

Judy Cooper Textile Images sa...

Hello. I live in St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada. Nice to meet you. I'm trying to visit all the blogs - that is very time consuming but fun :)
Your work is lovely. Such a nice giveaway too.

Wendy sa...

hello nice to meet you! Your mittens are amazing!

macmillanmarie sa...

Hi I love your blog- your bags are especially lovely. Thanks for sharing.

Gillie sa...

Thank you for commenting on my GYB post. Would love to be entered in the giveaway - will be back, this is a mad dash to get around the world, lol before Saturday!

Patty Antle sa...

I enjoyed seeing all of your projects Sandy. So nice to meet you!