Friday, December 09, 2005


I've been busy with baking and crocheting, and have totally forgotten to update my blog, but you shouldn't miss out on a chance to se a picture of the finished brunkagefigurer (brown cake figures) that I made last week.

150 g brown sugar
250 g sirup
150 g margerine
1 tsp ginger
3 tsp cinnamon
½ tsp clove
2 tsp baking soda
1 egg
550 g all purpose flour

Brown sugar, sirup, and margerine is melted in a pot.
Add spices and baking soda and stir.
Take off heat and let it cool off until lukewarm.
Add egg and flour, and knead until smooth.
Put dough in fridge for a couple of hours or over night.
Roll dough out about ½ cm thick and cut out figures.
Bake in a 200 deg. Cel. preheated oven for about 8 minutes.

When the cookies have cooled, you can decorate them using icing made of egg white and icing sugar.

Friday, December 02, 2005

My first attempt at felting

The postman came with some of the yarn, that I have ordered for my felting project, today.
The yarn is called Schurwollkammgarn, colours 193 and 198.
I crocheted 10 rows of 10 half double crochet stitces (5 rows of each colour).

This is how it looked before it got felted: And this is how it looked after I felted it in the bathroom sink:
The piece went from 9x11 cm to 7.5x10 cm. Now, I just have to do some maht to figure out how many stitches and rows I have to do to make a bag.

Monday, November 28, 2005


Æbleskiver is a round type of cake that is made in a special frying pan. I'm using an electrical one, but traditional pans for making æbleskiver looks like regular frying pans with a handle, only thicker and with concave half spheres for making the cakes round. Directly translated from Danish into English, æbleskiver means apple slices, which is weird since there are no apples in them. The batter is very similar to american pancake batter. Æbleskiver is usually only made and consumed in a christmas context.Usually they are served with some kind of preserve, marmelade or jelly and sugar.

Sunday, November 27, 2005

My own scarf and gloves

The yarn used for the scarf and gloves is an extrafine 100% Merino wool, superwash, called Siena. I crocheted with a 3mm hook eventhough the yarn called for 3,5-4mm.

For the glove, I used the pattern for the cuff and the first 8 rounds on this pattern. Thereafter I totally improvised.

The scarf is made using Kreuzstäbchen (cross-doublecrochet).


Vanillekranse (vanilla wreaths) are a one of the most typical Danish christmas cookies. I usually make at least 4 different cookies for christmas. You need a meat grinder with a star pattern cookie plate to make the vanilla wreaths.Ingredients:
50 g grinded almonds
165 g cold butter or margerine
250 g all purpose flour
110 g sugar
½ egg
vanilla from ½-1 vanilla pod

Mix butter with flour using hands or foodprocessor until it looks like breadcrumbs.
Add sugar, egg, vanilla and grinded almonds. Mix quickly until the dough is smooth.
Let it cool in fridge for about an hour.
Shape into wreaths using star pattern plate in a meat grinder.
Bake for 7-10 min. at 200°C/ 392°F in preheated oven.

Mittens and a scarf

I crocheted a scarf and a pair of mittens for my nephew when he turned 3 this November. I used this pattern for the mittens and made up a pattern for the scarf (2 dc in same st, skip one st..., turn w/3 ch).

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Decorative Autumn Leaves

I bought some autmny coloured cardboard and found some leaf trace patterns on the internet. I drew the veins with colour pencils using two colours per leaf to match the cardboard colour.

I'm quite pleased with how they turned out.

Autumn leaves on my windows.


Hi, and welcome to my blog.
This is my first attempt at blogging. My vision for this blog is to write about, and show off, my little creative projects, such as: crochet, paper crafts, drawing and baking.

This picture was taken when I had my hair braided a couple of years back.