Tuesday, December 31, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hellu!
Last year I did a recap of 2012 on New Years Eve and I thought I'd do the same this year since it's fun :) Here's the one for 2012.

This has for some reasons been the hardest year ever and for a lot of reasons been the best year of my life. The best thing that's happened this year (and except for my bf, the best thing in all of my life) is that I'm an aunt now. I got a niece in february and a nephew in july. Holding those little people for the first time... Last week my niece fell asleep in my arms for the first time and I felt so lucky I could burst. I could probably never describe exactly how happy becoming an aunt has made me so I'll just stop here before I cry all over my keyboard ;)

Another cool thing is that me and the bf got engaged on my 25th birthday (where does the time go??). In june I graduated after 3,5 years of studies. I have a title now (and a job that I like woop woop). Pretty cool! The next big thing happened in august when I went to Iceland to discover my roots and learn icelandic. It was awesome meeting my relatives and getting to know the people in my class. Hopefully I can take the bf there next year :) My niece and her family ;) moved to our city in august and now live real close, which is like the best thing ever. My bestest friend also moved and is just a short walk away! :)

This was also the year I got really into no poo and all that jazz. I still buy 90% of my clothes second hand (I should do a post soon since I've updated my wardrobe a bit). I also try to get other stuff second hand, from shops or from my family he he. I also kinda took the no pooing to another level by quitting the pill, which I haven't talked about on the blog but seriously increased my quality of life by like a billion. Preach!

Anyways, this will probably be my longest post ever since I'm gonna post my favorite nail arts of 2013 as well as my favorite DIYs (the ones I have pics of that is). First up, the best nail arts!

Spongy, tape and rhinestone mani with two new favorites: Sephora - Any Way Any Where & China Glaze - Stella. Purdy!

Bought me some new neons with shimmer. Perfect for crazy leopards!


Tried another way to use hole reinforcers with some A Englands.


Finally got the hang of the cloud mani.

2013 wasn't a very nail arty year. Hopefully I can get more creative in 2014 :) And now the best for last, my favorite DIYs! Trying to remember them I thought I didn't make that much but eeh.. I kinda did :)

 Two rainbow favorites in one pic. The pillow because it's cool and the baby sweater since it was the first one and also the first piece of baby clothing I made.

Probably one of my funniest posts. Pobody's nerfect.

One of the coolest pieces yet. Stomach warmed with Hönsestrikk.


One of my most complemented pieces, also very fun to make. Embroidered kånken.


More experimenting with the sweater pattern.


And another adventure in cotton. Samfestingur.

Phew! If you got all the way down here...
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Day of DIY # 56. Samfestingur.

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Here's a baby DIY I cast on in april. And finished in october lol. It lay almost finished for a while when I gathered energy for figuring out the finishing touches. I intended this for my niece lil G since she was the only one around at that time :P Then I was too slow and she outgrew it before it was even finished. But fear not because my nephew entered the world and I got it ready for his visit. Unfortunately lil A is a bit bigger than his cousin and it was too small for him as well! Ah well, it's on hold for the next baby to grace our family :)

 Tadah! The pattern was originally an icelandic one called Samfestingur that my mom translated for me (yes she knows everything). I then modified it so I could knit it in the round and with raglan sleeves. Because I löööv me some raglan! ;) The yarn is cotton from various sources and a tiny amount of bamboo. I bought the buttons new (oh my!) since I didn't have any fitting ones at home. I did the size 3-6 months (if I'm not totally mistaken).

I'm really pleased with this one so it was too bad neither kiddo could wear it... Since I do like squares I'm happy with the pattern, which was also effortless to make but makes it all the more interesting :)

Toodels!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Grey + holo.

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I finally made some nail art. A subtle mani with grey and grey.

This is two coats of H&M - Miss Stone Heart (yes I use it aaaall the time 8)) then I added hole reinforcers and A England - Ascalon + Seche Vite top coat.

It's hard getting good pics now since it's dark before I go to work and dark when I get home. So expect flashy pics on the scarce manis...
Toodels!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Life.

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The days are moving quickly. I've been working for three weeks now. It's going fine and I like it. Just a lot of stuff to remember. But I'll get the hang of it :) I'm working on some christmas gifts at the moment but I still have some unposted DIYs. For today though, just some random lifey pics.


I love it when my outfits are mostly second hand/hand made :)

Cosy nights in with the bf.

And an awesome breakfast on a saturday.

Yesterday me and lil G went on an adventure in the snowy weather to visit my best friend. For his birthday I gave my brother in law (and my sister) a home cooked lunch and some baby free time :) And yesterday we found the time for this special occasion! I made some pannbiffar and a sallad and took lil G out for a walk. First time I've been away by myself with her and it went really well :) About two hours away from her parents and she was happy until we were about to leave my friends place. Proud aunt! :)
Toodels!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Day of DIY # 55. More baby pants.

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Here's another pair of baby pants I made a couple of weeks ago. More info here. This is my contribution to this weeks Husmorsskolans Syförening.


You may recognise this fabric :) The cuffs are from two old sweatshirts.

These were also too big... But I'm getting there lol.

Toodels!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Day of DIY # 54. Baby socks.

Hellu!
I made these socks for my nephew. And got them ready in time for his visit :)

The yarn is sock yarn (75% wool, 25% synthetic) from Lidl, bought a couple of years ago. I have the same yarn in brown tones and red/orange/pink. The pattern is this one from Drops. One ball of yarn made 2 pairs of these. For some reason it's such a nice feeling knitting up balls of yarn :p

Action pic! :)

I have a feeling I'll make a lot more of these since I have a lot of nice sock yarn in different colors :)
Toodels!