Look Mom – no training wheels!


I had a wonderful weekend! Beautiful surroundings, good food, and great company. We stayed up too late of course, but then again, what’s too late, when you get the chance of chatting the night away with a bunch of inspirational girls? I think Karen had a great birthday, definitely an example for others to follow!

When I got back home Sunday, Ronja was dying for me to see what she could do! So after we finished lunch, we all went out to the parking lot near the house, and this is what she showed me.

Without training wheels!!!

As you can probably tell, she was shining in competition with the sun, while showing me that she could ride her bike

without the training wheels!

Or maybe she was shining in competition with her very proud Dad – I’m telling you, even though the weather was wonderful, the sun had a mighty tough day getting through to anyone… What a family to come home to!
By the way, these pot holders are the first thing I made with the fabric, I showed you last week.

Pot holders

They were a gift for Karen, and though they were actually part of a joke, and the real gift was something else, I quite like the way they turned out. I didn’t have a pattern or anything for them, so I googled a bit, and found some that I like, and then I tried imitating the style – not the fabric, though, that had already been chosen.


  1. susanne v says:

    Åh ja, HUN er da for skøøøøn – det er kækt at kunne cykle! Og du er knagme “kæk” til at sy – de er smukke de der “potholders”! I det hele taget er det en daglig fornøjelse at kigge dine stoffer og sammensætninger ud – du laver så meget smukt og det virker stærkt inspirerende!

  2. Astrid says:

    Lisa – Thanks! She WAS proud! 🙂

    Teri – Nope, you’re right about that! 😉

    Susanne – Tusinde tak skal du have – det var sørme sødt sagt! 🙂

  3. Karen says:

    How fantastic!!

    She’s growing up and venturing out into the world. She is defnitely beaming, and is far lovelier than any old sunshine!!

    GREAT potholders, by the way – why don’t I ever think to make things like that?

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  5. Astrid says:

    Karen – as for Ronja – you are so sweet, but I agree, how could I not? As for the potholders – thanks! You really should – it something you can enjoy a lot, because they don’t end up in the laundry after 2 hours of use (as opposed to childrens garments) 😉

    rikki – That is just a totally sweet thing to say – I’ll keep trying to make you happy! 🙂

    James – well, welcome to my blog – glad to have you here! 😉 And thank you!

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