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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

AUGUST IN INSTAGRAMS

Holy moly, where did August go? It's September already and I can't believe it. Fall seems to have decided to arrive today too; it's grey and rainy outside. I start a new job tomorrow, so it's the perfect day to stay inside. I'm predicting a day of sewing. :)

It's been a while since I did once of these monthly Instagram catchup posts, so thought I'd be fun to do one again. It's always fun looking back at the month. Notable mentions include a high school reunion (Bo swimming is from the reunion BBQ the next day), a family reunion, a trip to Helleren by Jøssingfjord, and of course our wedding. Even though I didn't have my phone on the day, a few of these are still wedding related, like our newspaper announcement, me baking my wedding cake, and my beautiful bridesmaids toasting champagne on our boat. #graemeandhilde2015

August has been an exciting month, let's see what September brings!

Sunday, 30 August 2015

WE GOT MARRIED!






Graeme and I got married last week!

I actually meant to post these photos last weekend, but I ended up being a bit busier than planned! The house has been full up until this weekend (8 people over the past 2 weeks!), and things are finally starting to get back to normality. Either way, the day was fantastic and I can't wait to see the photos! In the meantime, here's a couple shots from our engagement shoot!

Photos by Desiree Mostad.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

NORSKE INTERIØRBLOGGER




Flat 3/6 was featured on NIB the other day, how exciting is that! If your new around here, welcome! :D

We're quite busy around here preparing for our wedding on Saturday. The house is full of people and we still have quite a few projects to finish in time, including tomorrows project: baking the wedding cake (can someone remind me why I decided to bake my own wedding cake again?!). But as always you can follow on Instagram, I'm @hildeandhercamera!

Sunday, 9 August 2015

BO'S MINI PHOTO ALBUM

In 2013 Graeme and I drove our dog from Scotland to Norway. Little Bo visited England, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany and Denmark, and now considers herself quite the worldly dog. She's explored the cobbled streets of Bruges, and walked along the canals of Amsterdam. She visited my uncle in Bremen, and slept in a king size bed in Aalborg. Though her favorite part was probably all the windmills we drove past, she was endlessly fascinated by them.



I've been wanting to make a photo book from our little trip for a while, and I had actually started one using blurb's software, which is how I usually make my photo books. But after updating my mac's software, the blurb software no longer works and I've lost all the photo books I was working on, including a couple I was making as presents for people. Heartbreak. I've been looking into using InDesign to make photo books, but so far I'm very much in the learning stages so making a page still takes me a bit longer than I'd like. Meanwhile, we got a new printer, and it prints the most amazing photos. The printing process was definitely the most difficult and frustrating part when I made my last album, so this new printer is such a game changer. I only have to print things once. I now want to print everything. I started with a mini album of Bo's Journey through Europe.



So I cycled to a nearby craft shop and got one of those mini Instagram-sized albums. It's small and all the photos are square, which actually made it so much quicker and easier to finish. I think one of my favorite parts about making a photo album (other than having the finished product at the end, obviously), is how you end up reliving that particular trip or event. There were so many bits about the trip that I had forgotten about, and it all came back to me when I was going through the photos. I didn't do any stamping this time (other than some dates scattered around), but I kinda went to town on my photos with alphabet stickers. One of my original ideas was to use maps as backgrounds for journaling, but instead I ended up making some backgrounds in Illustrator and printing them on card, which made the whole thing feel a lot more cohesive, and meant I ended up with a bit of a color theme throughout.


I was a bit unsure of how to end the album as we didn't take many photos once we reached our destination, so ended up with this photo I took of the road map we used and our route highlighted. I'm so happy to have this album finished, and sitting in my bookshelf!

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

DIY TARTAN SKINNY TIE

As Graeme's Scottish, he'll be sporting a kilt in our ever approaching wedding. And as a wedding present from his parents, he got a custom made kilt with all the trimmings in their clan's tartan. A few weeks ago it was finished, so he managed to pick it up while we were in Glasgow for a friend's wedding and it's currently hanging in his closet! And as the tartan was made to order, it came with a roll of leftover fabric. I had my own ideas of stuff to make, but Graeme requested I make him a tie, bow tie and pocket square. You know, so that he's covered as far as McMillan tartan accessories goes.

But as I've already made him bow ties (like this knitted one and this tartan one), he might need to wait a bit longer for that one. But I've never made a tie before, so that sounded fun. I used this pattern from See Kate Sew, which is simple and easy to follow. Though I think if I were to make it again, I'd probably add about 10 cm to the length of it and try to make it all in one long piece rather than two. And as the tartan fabric is quite thick to begin with, I probably shouldn't have added interfacing, as I think it would have been thick enough on its own. But doesn't he look spiffy? It'd be fun to make more of these, in all sorts of patterns. Though I probably shouldn't say that too loudly, or ties will be all I'm sewing from now on.