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.