Two cats and lots of Skandinavian craft books

2 cat friends

When I visited my mom and dad this summer mom and I got a lot of crafting done, with me leading the way. I’m in such hurry, feeling there is so much I want to make before the summer ends, before Christmas, in this coming year. I try not to stress her out, but I guess I can be a bit intense sometime. But all the projects that I start, she summons me to finish. In that way we each got two beautiful cats sewn from a pattern I found in one of her many craft books. I usually take two or three with me to bed each night and flip through, getting inspiration and ideas for even more things I want to make. Then I try to sleep… not easy at times.

Mom's quilt booksMom has a lot of books about quilting and sewing, and the best once are from Norway or Denmark by authors like Lisa Bergene and my all time quilting favourit: Anne-Pia Godske Rasmussen!

Her creations are often brown, white and beige, a sweet but still modern cottage style with amazing quilts, softies, decorations and bags – all in the kind of fabrics I love. Love! I want to make everything from her books, maybe one day I will have done that.

Get Skandinavian books too! I see a lot of Japanese craft books around, but really there are some great Skandinavian craft books to. Have a look, aren’t some of these books magic?!

Fabric flowerMom and me made two cats each and two mini bunnies. Mine still needs clothes before they are finished. I also made a small ballerina doll and a couple of other things that were not from her books. Pictures will come as soon as I finish all the detailing!

I also sewed one tiny flower with a pattern from the book. I had of course planed to make lots and lots of these, but then… I ran out of time and that is what happen a lot for me.

My fabric flower
My litlte fabric flower with my parents real flowers.

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9 Responses to Two cats and lots of Skandinavian craft books

  1. louise says:

    Your cats are just lovely, do they have names?
    Cheers, Louise

  2. Fran?oise says:

    Yes, I agree with you. I’ve got Lisa Bergene’s “A passion for patchwork”. It’s a very nice book, full of good ideas. And it’s much easier to read than Japanese… Although I also have quite a few of Japanese books!

  3. Marita says:

    The cat’s and flower looks so lovely. I also love her designs and was looking in her books in the store, but they are quite expensive. Glad I can loan some from the library too ;)
    Hope you get lots sewn with her designs. What next ?

  4. Laura says:

    Those cats are totally adorable! I love them! Sooo cute! :)

  5. Veronica TM says:

    Your cats are adorable! The books look really interesting, have to check them out!

  6. the cats look so friendly and sweet! totally adorable work!

  7. judith says:

    Your cats are so lovely! I have these scandinavian craft books and made the cats and the sitting chicken too
    I love to read here!

  8. Julia says:


    Lovely cats!! and lovely books too!! I am buying some of them, the ones I could find at Amazon, I can?t understand how it works the page you sent, as for prices, etc….
    Thank you for sharing!

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