About Ningiu

Ningiu is the Greenlandic word for grandmother, since I'm part Greenlandic and because handicraft reminds me of my grandmother and mother I find the name appropriate.

lørdag den 19. december 2009

Made with LOVE

Both fabric and feeling
First, two large floor pillow covers (28 x 28 inch) for my sister.
Made with Amy Butlers new fabric line LOVE

Second, two dolls for my nieces using a pattern from wee wonderful.
I’ve named them Marie and Laura after my own two girls,
I think my nieces will find it amusing that the dolls are named after their cousins.

And finally third, yet another weekend traveller bag for my mother in law, again using Denyse Schmidts County Fair fabric. She wished for one when she had seen the one I made for myself.
I hope your christmas will also be filled with LOVE
(both fabric and feeling)
Merry Christmas

mandag den 7. december 2009

giveaway winner

Wauw 207 comments… Thank you all so much for playing along.
I wish I had a prize for each and everyone!!
I asked random.org to generate a number….
And the winner is Carol with number 103, Congratulations Carol!!
I'll contact you for further information.
Because there where so many comments,
I asked the random number generator to pick another number…
And number 29 came out… Congratulations Donna you are the winner of 5 strips (2,5 X 22 inch) of the FMF seedling prints, one of each color.
Again thank you all so very much!

tirsdag den 1. december 2009

I got the blues...

…And the greys, and the greens, and pink, and yellow. And you can have some too.
I’m off course talking about Denyse Schmidt Flea Market Fancy prints.

Here’s what you can win:

1 fat eight (app. 9 X 22 inch) of each floralprint shown above.
And here’s what you have to do to enter the giveaway:
Become a follower of my blog, or add my blog to your blogreader and leave me a comment that you did. (if you already are a follower leave me a comment about that)Remember to leave your email or blog info, so I can contact you. You need to do this before december 6. I will draw a winner on the 7th.
Commenters from all over the world a welcome
Thank you too sew mama sew for organizing this fantastic event.
I’m off to enter all the other great giveaways outthere.

lørdag den 21. november 2009

Getting in the christmas spirit

Well it certainly feels like Santa read my letter… Look what arrived today in the mail.
This wonderful pillow made by the very talented Brioni. I had seen it in the Pillow swap talk flickr pool, and crossed my fingers it was coming my way!!

Another wish would be to win won of the fabulous prizes in FMF freaks giveaway.
Check it out here:

Remember to come back for the Sew mama sew giveaway day, I'm also planning a giveaway in the FMF category.
There’s a craft Christmas market at school next week, and I feel like I have had my very own sewing sweatshop in the past couple off weeks, hence the decrease in blog-posts.
Well here is the fruit of my labour, well some of it, there’s a few things not quite finished yet…
Quilts and rattles and clutches (using a pattern from Keyka-lou) and ornaments and....
And softies...

And pillows...

I hope you have a great weekend


søndag den 8. november 2009

books, books and a pillow

This weeks Sunday stash is 3 new books and a calendar. The calendar is such a great idea filled with sewing tutorials from numerous talented bloggers,
I cheated a little and have already looked through it and found some have to do things.
And the Quilts’ baby book is very inspiring and very well written! I can only recommend this two. I have only glanced at the other books but they sure look promising too.
Speaking off books, I made a book case wall hanging using a pattern from Fun quilts modern quilt workshop book. I’ve promised Kristoffer he could hang it in his office.

On a different note, I finished my pillow cover and have sent it off to my secret partner;

I hope he/she will like it.
I have to admit that I think it turned out pretty ok :-)

I hope you had a great weekend.


fredag den 23. oktober 2009

My Euro bee quilt top

September was the first month in the Euro bee,
and it was also my month too send out fabric and instructions
I received a total of 19 blocks from the other 11 members,
and added just one block from myself.
And here is the result, I know I’m biased but I love it!

I love the fabric, the layout, the colors and just everything!
In case you ask, my own block is the one in the bottom right corner,
there is close-ups of the rest of the blocks in the flickr pool.
Thank you so much too the wonderful ladies from the Euro quilting bee
Have a great weekend

lørdag den 17. oktober 2009

Swaps and bee's

This week I finally got some time to do some patchwork sewing. Time seems to fly by around here; there isn’t much time in between school, children, coocking and so on… So it was really fun to play with some fabric.
The first is a Euro bee block for Rita. She sent some gorgeous fabric and wanted a wonky log cabin, I’ve never done one before but it was fun trying.

The second is for the pillow talk swap, where my secret partner had revealed a love for hexagons, so I tried this layout, it’s been awhile since I did hexagons so the Y-seams where a bit tricky, I’m still debating if I should give it another try :-)

I hope your are having a great weekend


søndag den 11. oktober 2009

quilt festival

This is my entry for Amy’s online quilt festival.

My favourite quilt was finished during the summer.
I’ve been trying to take some new pics of it, but there isn’t enough light.
So you’ll have to do with the old one.

It’s a regular nine-patch that I made in Crazymomquilts-quiltalong.

I think this is my favourite quilt because it’s a colorway quilt (which I love) and because it’s made entirely of scraps from other quilt projects,
in that way I can recall other quilting projects when looking at it.

Thank you so much to Amy for hosting this festival, it’s such a wonderful idea!

And thank you for stopping by, I hope you’ll come back sometimes.


mandag den 5. oktober 2009

sunday stash

I know I'm a day late, but better late than never right?
I've joined the pillow talk swap over on flickr, and have been assigned a secret partner.
After a bit of stalking I pulled this fabric. I hope my secret partner likes it.
I sure feel in love with this combination.

I hope your weekend was good


søndag den 27. september 2009

small projects of the week

This Sunday was spent making these six coffee cup cozys,
I made them for Kristoffer to use in his office. They are made with Amy Butler’s Midwest modern fabric, and came together quite easy, but maybe a bit girly

And if you haven’t already heard, Amy from Parkcitygirl is hosting her second bloggers quilt festival, from October 9-16. Last time over 500 participated, and I really look forward to explore the blogland again.

I hope you had a great weekend.


søndag den 20. september 2009

Small projects sunday stash

A little while ago, this beautiful parcel arrived at the door.
In case you don’t know it’s Denyse schmidts county fair line.

I simply love these colors and prints.

I have already brought some of it to good use, I made two box bags using this tutorial.

I’m using one as a pencil case, and the other for my sewing gear.

I also made a shoulder bag using Amy Butlers Weekend traveller bag pattern, I can highly recommend the pattern, it’s easy to follow, and have some very cute details.

I hope you had a great weekend.

lørdag den 12. september 2009

I'll huff and I'll puff...

…And I’ll stuff.
Or the story of how my dinner plate became Billy the Bat.

It started when I wanted to make an owl. I’m not very good at freehand drawing and figured I had to have some sort of shape I could trace around.

My dinner plates fitted just perfect.

Afterwards followed a series of testing and changing of the original shape.
But nothing seemed to work just right

Then the last testing spawned a new idea.

And after another testing, Billy the Bat was born.

I think he is very cute, the next one is gonna have a bit smaller wings, and embroidered teeth instead of felt ones.

But all in all I’m quite pleased with my first pattern development.

I hope you have a great weekend.

lørdag den 5. september 2009

The last of the summer reruns

Wow, the summer sure did fly by, I didn’t finish as many quilts as I had hoped,
but I did managed to finish some.
I had almost forgotten about this quilt, and found it while I was cleaning up my fabric cabinet.
I don’t know why it took so long to finish because it came together quite quickly in the end.
It fits the ending of summer just perfect, since the colours and prints has a felling of fall to it.
I’m experimenting with different batting trying to find a favourite,
and figured that a cotton/wool blending would be just perfect for this

. I didn’t like working with it, since it was very slippery
and made it hard to avoid wrinkles on the back.

But I think the end result is quite cute, very retro and perfect as a baby blanket.

Otherwise there really is allot going on around here. Marie turned 1 last Tuesday, and started day-care, we are having a party for her tomorrow. My maternal leave is over and I have returned to school, which is extremely exciting, but also steals away my quilting time. (Not that I’m complaining, I’m going to sew a lot in school, how lucky can one be!!)

So I’ve decided that September is going to be a small project month, I’ve been wanting to do various little projects for a long time and now seems like a perfect time to do it.
I hope you have a great weekend.

søndag den 30. august 2009

Sunday stash # 12 quilt festival goodies

If you have nothing to say, you can always show fabric ;-)
Uptown fabric by Erin Michael, found at the Danish quilt festival.

I went to the Danish quilt festival this weekend, and was actually pleasantly
surprised to find some pretty good fabric stores.
I forgot my camera so you will have to do with some fabric pics
Hopefully your weekend was as good as mine.

søndag den 23. august 2009

sunday stash # 11

Panda leaf print from Robert Kaufman

Ava fabric from Alexander Henry
I hope you had a great weekend

torsdag den 20. august 2009


This is Dottie Daisy, and she is just the cutest little girl bug.
Christy from sweet tidings sent her to me as part of our bug swap.
This is Caramella. She is afraid of flying so I had to make her a little friend that could hold her hands, when she was sent all the way to the Philippines. I hope you like them Christy.

And because I had so much fun using Rebecca’s bug pattern,
I just had to make another little fellow.
Speaking of Rebecca from Blinking Flights, she is having a Pay It Forward thing going on at her Etsy shop where if you are lucky you can get one of her softies for 50 cent.
I was the lucky buyer yesterday, and I really look forward to be adding Dot to our family.
Take care

torsdag den 13. august 2009

Busy as a bee

Well I haven’t been but the other members of the Euro bee has.
I’ve joined my first bee and was assigned with the first month. I sent out my fabric and instructions just before I went on vacation Saturday before last.

And already there are some amazing blocks popping up in the flickr group. I’m really excited about them, and get butterflies in my stomach every time there is a new pic.
Since we’ve been on vacation I haven’t been doing any sewing, but I brought along some embroidery supplies including patterns from Polka dot bunny. I’m thinking about using them for a fairy tale wall hanging, mixed with Heather Ross far far away,
and other fairytale themed fabric.

When returning from vacation Nicole from polka dot bunny
had sent me this great package filled with great goodies.
Thank you Nicole, it really made it so much better to return to normal life again.

Take care