She did “design” it, I made it 😊👗🧶

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

Like some of you know I like to knit,- and I have actually knit since I was 12 years old. And I did knit the first baby clothes to my children too. Their first clothes they used from the hospital and home 🤱.

I have knit a lots of different clothes to my children during the years when they was younger. But when they became older “mammi’s” knit clothes was not so popular for a while. Which was okay for me, I understood that 😊.

But when they became young adults I asked again if they wanted or needed some knit clothes. My oldest son wanted some different sweaters, my middle son didn’t want to much, and not my daughter either, before recently 😊.

I have actually asked her a couple of time if she wanted to draw something she wanted me to knit for her, because she is both creative and she draw very good. ( Im probably not very natural- of course , I think her drawings are good 🥰). But the interest has not been to big before she did see some knit clothes on a social media channel 🧶. Then she asked me if I could knit something for her, – and of course I wanted 🥰.

So she did made me a drawing over what she wanted me to knit, we bought the yarn together so she got the colours she wanted, and she moved out….and I forgot to take good to measure how far, wide and so on by her before she moved out 😳.

So I have actually tried my very best to knit “by my head” as well and asked her during the knit “process” how long and so on.

I need to say the results was not to bad at all,- and she was quite happy too 🥰. And I liked it too. I hope she will ask me again to do something like this for and to her😊.

My daughter in her new knit clothes- “designed” by her, and made by me 🧶

Not to bad at all 🥰. I know it was not the most “complicated” clothes to knit, but I’m a bit proud over the result, – and it suits my daughter so perfect 🥰.

My daughter’s drawing, and that’s what I knot this clothes from- nothing more 🧶

I also made her a tights too. Design by me and made by me. I have actually knit 6 different tights this winter. Two to a friend, three to my self and one to my daughter 🧶. They are so nice to use during the cold winter- time. Soft, warm and comfortable.

So when she visited me this weekend she got a different things and stuffs with her in her back- bag to her apartment 😊. Some knit clothes and some homemade food as well 😊. And of course it was incredible great to see her again and give her some good hugs as well 😊.

I was very excited how her skirt and top would suit her, special because I haven’t very much else to knit from and by then a drawing and my mind. But we are both very happy with the finish product. Good teamwork 😊.

It has been a very nice, relaxing and cozy weekend with some “luxury” for my self, and incredibly nice visit from my daughter 🥰.

I hope your weekend has brought you some happiness and joy too 🧡.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

My daughter in her new knit clothes- skirt, top- “designed” by my daughter, and a tights “designed” by me – and it all made by me 😊🧶.

My daughter asked me if I could knit some clothes to her 🧶,- and I asked her if she could draw to me what she wanted me to make 😊. So more and less with just a drawing and my mind I made a nice summer outfit to her 🥰. Good teamwork by daughter and mammi with a good result too 😊.

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“She is like a little sister for me” 👨‍👦🧡

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I’m finish with my first glassbottle painted with neon colours. It didn’t became exactly the way I had in mind, but I think it is because I don’t have any neon lights? 🤔 Anyway,- I still think it became a bit cool 😊. And this glassbottle is to my oldest son’s friend 🧡.

My first glassbottle with just neon colours 😊 A gift to my oldest son’s friend 🎁

He lived in my home for 3 months last year at this time, and then it actually was the second time he has been living here together with my oldest son and me and my daughters well. Both the young boys lived here for a tiny while when they moved to Spain some years ago and was looking for to find their own apartment 😊.

And he had been a bit in and out of my home since that, visiting me together with my oldest son 😊. Both are now living together at the mountains ⛰. I’m actually a bit happy my son and his dog, Zorro, don’t live alone at the mountains anymore 😊. It’s a bit fare away from people to be honest,- after a mammi’s heart and opinion 😅. But maybe that’s why they’re enjoying living there so much?

When my daughter needed help in December 2020 to move all her things back home my oldest son’s friend helped her together with her oldest brother. Both of the young men picked up all here things in a very good and calm way. I was actually very impressed how they handled the situation 🧡.

And of course I did Thank him a lot because he chose to use his time, even take of his working- hours to help her. Then he told me “Of course, she is like a little sister for me”🧡. And as a mammi that touched my heart a lot. Imagine he looked at my daughter as a little sister 🧡. His little sister 🥀.

The glassbottle “all around: but without any lights inside 💡

But maybe it is in away a bit natural too? It’s 10 years between them, and they have spend a lots of time together here in Spain. My daughter has spent some evenings together with them looking at movies or watching her big brother when he was streaming different kinds of online games when they lived a bit closer.

I also knit a hat, scarf and elf- socks to him,- just because he deserves it 😊. And it can still be s bit cold up there in the mountains even the Spring is slowly coming ❄

It’s also my daughter that has been looking after his two cats when he has travelled to Norway and visiting his family and friends.

And last Spring when Spain “closed down” for 3 months, and put us all into curfew, one of his cats actually moved into my daughter and lived there for 3 months 🐱.

Some details from the glassbottle with neon colours 🔎

So in so many ways I can actually understand why he looks at my daughter as his little sister, also because I myself think about him as a part of my and our family. But it still touched my heart very much when he actually told me this, and even more because he used the words “of course” 🧡.

So I want to give him something that shows him how much I presage him as a the person he is, the part of my and our family he has become, as well as the care he had shown my daughter, and still do 🧡. And then it became some knit and some painted, both one of a kind, and made just for him 💙.

And PS- a big Thank you to the blogger #zoewiezoe that actually gave my the idea to try to paint with neon colours 🎨 🥀 I m going to continue try to paint with neon colours as well as oil colours, and also some acrylic painting too, in between 😊🎨.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

The neon painted glassbottle with lights inside 💡

I was, and still is, very touched by my oldest son’s friend’s words when he was helping my daughter moving back home to me in December 2020 💙. And I wanted to give him something “special” made just for him because of this- just to try to show him how much I presage him and also his help 💙.

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I have knitted a Spring dress to myself 🌞🧶👗

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

January and February was a bit quite months in my different freelance work, both in the writing area as well as on the chat line. So when I was waiting for some work to do, some money to earn I made, actually knit, myself a dress for the Easter and the Spring 🥀.

Finish with my dress for the Easter and the Spring 😊

My knitted dress could probably been a bit longer, but I now can choose to use it as a short dress or a long jumper.

My knitted dress from front, behind and also the pattern I have used.

The pattern I have used is very simple. I just used it in away to create my dress a bit more colourful.

It’s maybe a bit to short to use for a woman in age 48? Some will probably think so, other will probably don’t give it to many thoughts at all 😊. For me it’s not a problem that it’s a bit short, I like it that way.

And the yarn I have used will actually not crawl in the wash, but stretch.  Not all yarns in Spain are of the same quality, and this yarn I have knitted with is 100% acrylic.  My experience with 100% acrylic is that it expands a little and stretches a little after being washed in a washing machine. 

I have knitted three different tights (one black, one dark gray and one light gray) to myself too, also which I use in my home office.  It’s good to wear comfortable and warm clothes in the winter, I think.  And they have become a little more stretchy after a few laps in the washing machine too.

I like to knit and create, to be creative and create something useful in one or another way. But to be honest,- I really hope there will be a bit more work to do in my online freelance work soon,- even I’m not “wasting” my time with not doing nothing when I’m waiting for more to do 🎨🧶.

Anyway,- I know there is some different busy days in front of me the next weeks, not just work, but other things and stuffs that’s need to be taken care of.

I’m grateful for having a creative mind, and the possibility for create different things 💚. Special during a time as we live in now at days, and it also “takes my mind” a bit away from negative thoughts to be creative and create. I presage that. I know many people are struggling now at days with heavy thoughts and the difficult time we live in. Because it is a difficult time in one or another way for many people around us- sometimes we forget that and think it’s just we that have a difficult time- but it’s not 🧡.

I hope your days in one or another way it’s easy, and I hope you can be able to focus in just a tiny little positive thing in your day or life when the days feels a bit difficult. I really know it’s not easy to do when it all feels “cold and black”- but I hope you will manage it 💛.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

It’s not to bad this dress, and it’s very soft and comfortable to wear too 😊

When I has been waiting for some work to do in my freelance online work I have knit and created me a Easter and Spring dress 😊. I’m very grateful for having a creative mind so I manage to do something out of my “waiting- time” during this a bit now and then challenging “corona- time” 🧶🎨. To create takes my mind away from negative thoughts- and I like that, change my focus into something positive 😊💚.

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Look at this “sweetie pie” 🐶 🥰

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

I haven’t dressed up many dogs in my life, just my son’s dog, Zorro. And I haven’t knit very much to any dogs either, except from a couple of scarfs to Zorro 😊.

My son wanted his dog to have similar scarfs as himself, and of course, if I can manage to fulfill my son’s wish (as well as my two other children’s wishes) I try to do my best to meet his wishes 💙.

I need to admit that I haven’t actually totally understood this special connection dog- owners have with their dog until my son brought Zorro into our family 🐕. At the same time as I do understand people who have animals and their love for their animals.

My kids had have different kinds of animals when they grew up. But at the same time I haven’t felt that an animal was a part of the family in the same way like I feel my children are part of my family ❤. Do you understand what I mean?

I understand people has strong feelings for their dog or cat or any other kind of animal, but it’s actually not before Zorro “entred” into my life the I really understood why people look at their dogs as a family- member 😊. And I also do understand why my oldest son wanted a couple of similar scarfs to his dog, because his dog is a part of his family, and Zorro is not just a part of his family, but also one of his best friends too 🐕.

I have friends that have dogs, dogs that I actually have been “dog- sitting”, looked after and taking care of when my friends needed some help for that. But I have never had any special strong and warm feelings for their dogs. I have just accepted and respected that they have this feelings for their dogs, and took as good care I could for the dog with no good or bad feelings in my heart. Just taking care of 🐕.

It’s sounds probably a bit cold and frezy, but I have probably just been very neutral in my heart for the animals 💛. Like I have mention before,- some people are animal- persons and some people are people- persons.

I’m a people- person, nothing worse than that. And I’m probably never going to get my own dog either, but as we all know,- you should never say never 😊. But I feel I’m very finish to have any kind of any responsibility for anyone else then myself for a while now 😊. Not any people, not any animals, not even a tiny little goldfish to take care of 🐠. I just want to have the responsibility for just me,- and I think that would be more then enough for me for a while too 😅. But it’s good not all and everyone is like me 😊. And one thing is for sure,- if you get a dog you should really take good care of it, love it and raise it. And I’m not there in my life now. But luckey many other people are 🥰.

One of my daughter’s closest friends has a tiny little dog, and the dog’s name is Zelda , she is a female 🐶. I did knit a scarf, hat and elf- socks to my daughter’s friend because she deserved a tiny little “attention”, and of course I needed to knit something to Zelda as well then 😊. So I knitted a tiny little blanket and a scarf in similar colours, style and fashion as I knit to my daughter’s friend 🧶.

Zelda with her knit scarf and blanket 🧶🐶

Look at her, so incredibly sweet. She looks a bit like a little diva or a queen 👸. And I also think her “mam”, my daughter’s friend, treats her a bit like a tiny little princess now and then too 👸🐶. Something that it’s natural because she is a part of my daughter’s friend’s family 😊.

Well,- I’m actually starting to get the tiny “swing” of knitting dog- scarf and blankets to dogs now 🧶So maybe I should try to knit some dog- clothes too? I need to think a bit about that one 😊. Maybe I should try to knit some baby- clothes first? A friend of mine is expecting a baby during this summer and I’m going to knit some baby- clothes to her baby 😊. But it’s many years since I have been knitting baby- clothes so I should probably try to do some of them before I starts on a “dog- clothes” project 😊. What do you think?

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡 Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Look at this little princess Zelda on her knit blanket and with her knit scarf 😊.

I’m starting to understand more and more this family- connection a dog- owner has to his or her’s dog 😊,- and also why maybe some similar “outfits” is fun to use together with the dog 🐶. So therefore I have knit a tiny little dog- scarf and a blanket to this little “sweetie pie”, and also something similar to the owner of this “sweetie pie” 🥰.

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Then pink it is 🎨😊

Hi ❣ It’s so nice to see you,- like always 😊 I hope all is fine with you 🧡

It’s often during hard and difficult time and situations we really see, feel and experience who our real friends are. And during December 2020 I did see who really was my daughter’s friends. Not all of them, but some of the closest she has here in Spain. She have some great and close friends in Norway too. And also a couple more here in Spain, but there’s two young women that has been around my daughter a bit more then others during the lasts months 😊.

The circumstances my daughter was in during December is not something she has shared with “all and everyone”, but I was allowed to write about it from my point of view as a mammi during a situation like that. And she also went to some good friends of her here in Spain for some great and supporting conversations 💛.

Like I mention, there’s special two of her friends that’s has taken a bit extra good care for my daughter during the lasts months, and I wanted to share my gratefulness for being there for her during a not the easiest period in her life. So I have painted one bottle each to them, and in pink. Because both of her friends favourite colour is pink 🎨.

Two painted winebottles with a “touch” of pink 🎨

I like to give, give people I care about something that shows them how grateful I’m for having them in me and my children’s life in some or another way. To give I don’t necessarily mean give gifts. It can be serving a nice meal, or just let them feel very welcome in my home with some tasty snacks and good drinks and good conversations, or let them borrow my air if they need to talk, give a good hug, or some other kind of attention. But it can also be small gifts like a painting, a knitted scarf or a painted glassbottle. It’s depends a bit on the different situations and also the people I’m together with.

I like to share and show that I presage my friends and family. I’m not good enough to show how much I care about my family in Norway, but there’s some suprices for them all “under process” too 🥰.

And I really wanted to share this two young women, my daughter’s friends who my I presage the time they have spent together with my daughter the lasts months 🧡. Anc then it became too oil painted winebottles with a touch of pink colour 🎨.

The painted winebottle to a young woman called Megan 🧡 without lights inside.
The same painted winebottle with lights inside 🕯.

One of her friends have also been “babysitting” my daughter a couple of times during the last months 😅. Sounds probably a bit strange since my daughter is actually 20 year old 😊. But I had just started my own “travel” in my own life when my daughter moved back home in a hurry, and I just needed a tiny bit time alone during this time as well. A bit “adult- time”, a bit just “Laila- time”. Sounds maybe a bit selfish, but I think maybe someone who already has been through the “children- moving- out” process and actually did like their new adult time and the life on their own, know what I’m mean, without being a bad mammi 😊.

One of my daughter’s friend got also some knitted stuff like a hat, scarf and elf- sock. And her dog got a blanket and a scarf too 😊. As “Thank you” for “babysitting” my daughter 😊.

My daughter has no hard feelings for this “babysitting” situation 😊. We had talked about this, and we both needed a bit time a part from each too 😊. It’s just a bit fun to call it for “babysitting”, because I have actually asked for a tiny bit time “off” for being a mammi and time for just be me, the adult me where just my “needs” was in focus for a tiny bit while 😊. And a timeout from being a mammi create me also to a better mammi 😊. Even when the children are young adults 🧡.

The other winebottle without any lights inside 😊 This is to a young woman called Cecillie 🎨
The winebottle with lights inside 🕯. Not the best video, but better then nothing 😊.

I hope you too have some great people, family and friends in your life you know are there, will be there for you,- special during difficult times, as well as good times 🧡.

I wish you a great day or evening wherever in the world you are 🧡. Thank you so much for using your time and dropping by my blog today 🧡

See you soon 😊

Then it became two pink painted winebottles for two of my daughter’s close friends here in Spain 💛. Because I wanted to show them how much I presage the time they have use together with my daughter during a bit challenging time for her 💚.

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