Thursday, 12 January 2012

Birthday outfit!

Maja's birthday outfit is now done. Except for the nappy covers/bloomers. I couldn't decide to put tulle on the sleeves or not but today Arron told me to go all the way with the girly theme so tulle it is!
On sunday is the party and on Monday Maja is ONE year old! Amazing, the best year ever!

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


Today have been a very productive day. First i went training. It takes about half an hour to walk there, then i train for an hour and then half an hour back. Its a perfect start to the day.

Yesterday i decided to change Majas room and today i sew some cushions that will be in her room. We have a single bed in there and we will put it on the floor with lots of cushions on it for Maja to play in. She loves the cushions, been playing with them all day, she also managed to get a noose bleed from falling.

I have also started on a top that she will wear on her birthday party. I will probably finish it tonight so i will show pictures tomorrow.


Sunday, 8 January 2012


I'm back. At least a little bit. I have been missing posting but it have also been nice to have a break.

Today i made a hat for Maja. The old one i made have been outgrown. Maja used to love to have her photos taken but now it is so much harder to get a good photo.

I have also decided that i need a new design on the blog, im not very happy with the one i have and this is a bit of a fresh start. I just need to find the time to do it. I have a picture in my head of what i want, or at least what colours to use, its a start.

Picnik collage
Puss mamma.

Sunday, 23 October 2011



So we are back from Sweden and we had an amazing time. I didnt get to do any updating while i was home and since i have been back i havent had the urge to do any blogging, there is so much going on and i dont have the inspiration and energy for the blog at the moment. So this is bye for now, i might come back.


Sunday, 4 September 2011

Here we go!

Its been very busy here lately and a lot of things have happened and the blog have been suffering from it. I haven't been sewing much but last night i made these two pants. The red and white is for a friends son. The mum saw this cute fabric with guitars on and wanted an outfit. The red and white stripey fabric is from an t-shirt that i also used to sew this bunny for Maja. Unfortunate i haven't have time to make them until last night and i only made the pants, the top will have to wait until i come back from Sweden. The boy is a little bit smaller than Maja so these will be great fro him to grow in.

The blue and white stripey ones are for Maja and i made them out of an old pair of Arrons jeans that are to small for him. She needs pants that can handle being dragged on the ground outside. The weather have been so nice and we are outside everyday and Maja crawls around everywhere so these pants will be good. I made them a bit bigger so that she will have something to grow in.


Yesterday was Fathers day here. Maja made a drawing for dad and she also helped me made this top for her. Being a true girl she picked all pink colours ; )
This top is super easy to do. I just cut out the letters in felt and then glued them on with fabric glue. I was suppose to sew them on to so that they will last a bit better but i was doing this in the morning and ran out of time. This is a very quick and easy way to have a bit of fun with your little ones tops.


Today me and Maja are flying to Sweden. We will be there for 5 weeks and i dont think i will do any blogging when im over there, but you never know. Have a great time all of you. xx Maja, Lena and Me

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Bits and pieces!

First and most important, we are going to Sweden, weeeeeeeee! Me and Maja are going on the 5th of September, so excited. Would have loved for Arron to come too. The reason we haven't gone earlier have been because i really wanted us to go all together the first time with Maja but it just haven't been possible so i will go by myself with her.

Maja have enjoyed reading books!

In her new supercute anchor suit.

Favourite tree flower

Walked past this crazy garden on one of my walks.

Look at that creepy cat, it is real and staring me out!!!

Found this amazing mandarin tree.

Picked some, ate them and really enjoyed them.

Made a new beanie for Maja to have in Sweden.

Even tried to embroider her name, have to work on that tho.

Oooppppps, its way to small!

Maja had some good playtimes with Max

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

Bucket hat!

Spring is here and Maja needed a hat to cover her lovely head. We do have one that we got as a present but is pink and girly and you know how i feel about that so last night i started sewing one for her. Over at roubidou i found out that you could try this pattern out for free, its from the book Oliver + s, little things to sew. I have been reading a lot about this book and i have been wanting to try it out and now i got the chance. It was a great pattern and the instructions were super clear. I will do some changes to it tho. I feel that the brim is a bit short, especially in the back so i might make it a bit wider there. I'm also thinking about adding ties so that maybe it will stay on better. I am very happy with the result of this one, and its great that it is reversible so you can have different styles depending on the clothing you are wearing. The checked fabric is from a second hand men's shirt. I will make a whole summers outfit for her in the rest of the fabric.


Sunday, 21 August 2011

Every morning....

.... i wake up and cant wait for the day to start, because i get to spend it with this little one and she brings more happiness into my life than anything have ever done before.


Thursday, 18 August 2011


Im not feeling like a queen today, thats for sure. Had a great night last night, maybe drank a bit to many beers, maybe danced a bit too much, sang along to songs a bit to loud and maybe had a bit to little sleep, but it was so worth it. Had heaps of fun! Today, not much will happen. I will maybe watch a movie, eat some scones and just hang out with Maja.

Colgate smile Jefferson and Jacinda





Look at that hair! and those pants! and those boots!


Soft toys!

Since i didn't have much luck with my last soft toy attempt i thought i would find a tutorial and give it another go and this is the one i followed and this is the result. Super cute hey? Maja is asleep so she will have to test it tomorrow.


Now its time for me to get ready, I'm going out tonight, weeeeeee!

Wednesday, 17 August 2011


Yesterday i made my first ever lasagna! I even made my first ever white sauce. I found this recipe from a Swedish cookbook for a aubergine and chorizo lasagna and thought that it sounded good. Off to the supermarket i went to get the ingredients but i couldn't find any aubergine, I asked the staff but no one knew what it was. I was a bit confused, because i knew that aubergine wasn't a very rare vegetable but i couldn't figure out what it was. In the end i had to call Rebecka, i had a feeling that maybe i was using the Swedish word for the vegetable but i had a mind blank and couldn't come up with the English one. Luckily, Rebecka came to my rescue and told me that is was eggplant i was after. Sometimes you really mix up the English and Swedish.

Anyway, the lasagna turned out great, maybe not as filling as i would have liked to but very tasty.
Yes, first ever white sauce in the making.

Oh, and have a look at this little one, falling asleep on her tummy in the pram, hugging Boris the teddy.
Right now we have taken away her dummy and trying to teach her to fall asleep by herself. Before she got her eczema she was a very good sleeper and slept through the night and very well during the day but when her eczema started she stopped and this weekend it became a bit to much for me not getting much sleep at all so we decided to teach her to fall a sleep buy herself and without the dummy. I am amazed at how good it have been and it was so much easier than i thought it would be. Don't take me wrong, it have been hard but not super, duper hard. Now its been two nights and it takes about 10-15 min for her to fall asleep by herself, and then she sleeps all night through again, go Maja!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Children's magazine!

Here in Australia we have a very cute online children's magazine, Papier Mache, you can get loads and loads of inspiration from it so go and have a look here!

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