#Imadethis! 📍💜💤 A sleep mask for my sister! It's far from perfect, but this is the very first thing I've made from scratch with my sewing machine, and I'm just glad I was actually able to do it. (Big thanks to @ingridviklysne for the inspiration and the instructions!) I bought some leftover silky fabric from a local shop and used a cute lace trim which I found in my late grandmother's stash ❤ In 2019 I want to keep experimenting with sewing, and my goal is that before the year is over, I'm going to wear a garment that I've made myself. If I can actually create a functioning piece of clothing, I'll be so proud! For now, I'm quite content with this little thing.
2018 is almost over, and it has been quite a year! These were my most popular photos. Let's hope for more waffles, vintage dresses, everyday adventures, geeky holidays, books and pretty places in 2019! I'm not going to buy another flat, though. That process was awful, haha, but luckily the result was amazing, and that's one of the reasons why I can look back on this year with a big smile. Thank you for the love, support and sense of community in 2018, my friends! ❤
Our very first tree! 😻 It moved in last night, and now stands next to the grandfather clock in our living room. It smells so good, and I am so thrilled with it! This evening, when my fellow and I have both finished our work before the holidays, we are going to decorate it - and share a bottle of champagne. This is, after all, a day to celebrate! Not only because it's Friday, but because it's winter solstice as well. Did you know that the celebration of the sun was the original holiday this time of year? It was very important to the Vikings, and considering how bloody dark it is up here now, it's no wonder! In Scandinavia we still use the old Norse name for it, 'jul', which is where 'yule' in English comes from. I'm not religious, but I love jul, and I love that we've been celebrating the return of the sun since long before the church came and crashed our holiday, haha. Anyway, now I'm headed to my last shift at the wine bar before two full weeks off. So stoked! Already looking forward to being reunited with this tree!