Hi all! Enjoyed your weekend? I certainly did. The weather has been gorgeous and I enjoyed my last holiday weekend in the sun in my garden. As for the crafts, well, as you can see this year I'm equally obsessing about any Nordic stuff as much as I was last year and I still find the Nordic culture fascinating. Here are more of my recent red-n-white makes.
Some more new Norwegian Julekuler finished off and decorated. I have finally reached the book chapter with the heart designs and I enjoyed knitting them a lot!
*(julekuler = Christmas balls in Norwegian)
Individually, with their names...
("Christmas Package" 29/55)
These three gemmed heart balls are my favourites in this batch of balls :) Simple but charming pattern, easy to knit and it looks great when embellished with some rhinestones. They will sparkle nicely in the sunlight if you place the balls near a window.
("Heart Lattice" 31/55)
("Hospitality: Room in the Heart" 32/55)
("Meeting Hearts" 33/55)
For my "julekuler" I have glass-painted a big glass cube to display the balls in (or perhaps some sweets or little baubles, not sure yet...) I decided to give this plain glass a decorative band with some Norwegian motifs. I used a white and red relief paste as well as I glued on some red and white rhinestones for the sparkly finish. I left the band partially transparent as I decided it looks better when you can see through it. The cube retains the lightness this way, I think.
And this is what the cube looks like when empty...
Sadly today has been the last day of my holidays. Back to work tomorrow! This means less time for crafting! Boooo!!
Hand-made Monday time! Head over to Handmade Harbour blog to see what other crafty people have been up to!