' It has been too long!

A crochet hook storage basket and paper pieced fox pillow for a swap friend!

Hello sweetest readers!!!

First of all - a big thank you that you still stick with me reading this blog even if the last blog post happened to be written a couple of weeks ago! I am so sorry!

But hey, at least I got some fun things to show you! Let´s start with a swap I sent out in the beginning of January to my dear swap partner in the USA.

She didnt know who was sewing for her, it was supposed to be a surprise but she had a mosaic with things she loves and could use. This little woodland fox made an appearance in her favorites a couple of times so I thought it would be perfect to give her a winter wonderland fox pillow!

She also asked for some kind of storage for her crochet and knitting needles and yarn and all those odds and ends that you keep piling up when you knit and crochet. So I made her a basket to hold all her treasures as well as wips :)

This is the other side:

Also Miss Jamie is turning into an ambitious little baker and is often pretty busy illustrating a recipe book of her own!

Thanks for being such great readers!!! Have an awesome weekend!!!


' Merry Christmas


Merry Christmas everyone!!!! Have an awesome time and let Santa treat you well! :)


' My Holidays bag

Little paper piecing templates for my Holidays bag!

A few of you were asking me about templates for this wee little 241 tote I made (pattern from noodlehead)...so i thought I´d share my patterns in a little PDF christmas present for you ;)

There you go:

...twinkling stars...

...a gingerbread house...

...a quote from Santa lol...

...and Holiday lights!

I hope you all enjoy these!!!


' Rudolph bag tutorial

Sewing tutorial to sew a Rudolph christmas bag!

Hello everyone!!!

If you want to find out how to sew the Rudolph bag hop on over to Clover & Violet where I share a tutorial with you!


' The north pole

The north pole advent calendar!

Hello everyone!!!

I really really reaaaaally wanted to show you what we did for an advent calendar for Jamie this year. I know most of my American friends dont do advent calendars, but it is such a sweet thing for the little ones (and the adults too really!). You get to "open one door" of your advent calendar each day from the 1st of December up to christmas on the 24th to find a little treat each day. This year Jamie got an enchanting north pole one!

There is the house of Mr. and Mrs.Clause...

...signs to point out what else to find...

...the pink bakery to get a lot of special sweet treats...

...and a group of glittery penguins...

...as well as a very grumpy Sven...i dont know if he´s being grumpy because he got to carry several packages on his back or because he got turned into a gift for the 24th of December lol

I hope you all got a magical advent time!!!


' Fairy Tale Goodness!

A fairy tale themed sewing swap!

Happy Monday everyone!!!

So first of all...after a lot of thinking and twisting and turning and re-thinking I decided I dont want to follow a certain blog posting routine anymore. I just noticed that sometimes I could write two blog posts a day for two weeks because I got so much to show and tell and sometimes I dont really know what to write about. So I figured from now on I will blog whenever I got something great to show and write about...like this super amazing swap package from my Courtney! It was a swap that has been all about favorite fairy tales and we agreed on making a recipe journal for each other...isnt everything just too cute?! I am in mad love with the embroidered little red riding hood!!!

The ribbon...Miss J already claimed it! :)

And there has been the most gorgeous stack of well-hoarded fabric!!!

And this!!!! Yummmyyyy!!!! 

Have an awesome week everyone!!!


' Fabulous Food Friday

Recipe for baking muffins on Fabulous Food Friday!

Happy Friday everyone!!!

It´s coooold outside, so how about staying inside with the yummiest ever muffins?!!!

Lemon poppy seed mini muffins (about 36)

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons poppy seeds
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sugar
2/3 cup butter, softened
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
a bit of lemon extract or grated lemon peel
1/3 cup lemon yogurt

You got to preheat your oven to 350°F (175C). Combine flour, poppy seeds, baking powder, baking soda and salt, set aside. 

Mix sugar and butter until white and fluffy. Add 1 egg at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and lemon extract. Add flour mixture and yogurt, beat just until moistened. 

Spoon batter into mini muffin cups. Bake for 15 to 18 minutes (tops should be lightly browned).

Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend!!!