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One dog,loads of crafts: 06-Dec-2011

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

December Daily 05.12.11

These photos clearly shows that I need to take one of the " holiday photos" classes! But that will be next year :-) I got a gorgeous vase from my sister for my birthday. It was perfect to hold my "fake" Christmas tree. In Norway we normally don´t decorate the tree until the evening of the 23rd, but I really want my flat to have some of that jolly Christmas feeling! I got some wonderful branches and decorated them with small red and silver hearts. I also got a new Advent star (a Norwegian tradition) and some lights for my kitchen window. I love it!


    December Daily 04.12.11

    On the forth day I decided to share my Spotify Christmas playlist. I have no idea what to do with the first page, I´m considering making one more photo collage from the 3rd... What do you think?

    My missing page. I´ve got two options: 1. my favorit Christmas songs 2. a photo collage from the 3rd.

    I love Spotify! And I love the transparent "page dividers".


    December Daily 03.12.11

    On the 3rd my BFFs came from Oslo to celebrate my birthday. We started out with Elise and breakfast in her brand "new" house. The day continued with a visit to the aquarium, were we got to see Santa feed the fish in the HUGE tank. After that we went to take photos in a studio. We did the same in 1997 and it was so much fun! The day ended with an amazing meal at a restaurant and home made chocolate cake at home. It was a great day!

    A collage with some of the photos we took.

    The brochure from the Aquarium.

    A photo of the Santa diver and some journaling.


      December Daily 02.12.11

      A bit late, but I did it on the day! I´m so happy with my self :-) This is actually a story from the 28th of November, my 30th birthday, but it is one of the most important Christmas traditions on the farm so it had to go in the album.

      We make all the traditional Norwegian Holiday food from scratch on the farm, and us «kids» have been involved with that forever. It was just one type of meat we use on our bread we did not make together with the adults. It was my favorite, and the chock when I walked into my Grannys kitchen to face a huge pig head was just to much. I didn´t eat it for years. I´m over it now though, and I´m learning to make it so that I can keep the tradition alive when I get my own family.

      This story is about Mør (it´s a sausage). We start out by grinding the meat, then we add spices (sometimes we add the spices to the meat before we grind it because it´s easier to mix it in that way). While making the meat/spice mix we have to make «prøvekake» (mini burgers to test the seasoning) and it is so much fun! It´s the only taste we´ll get until the 24th. When everyone is satisfied with the amount of salt, pepper and all that stuff it is time to make sausages. When I was young we used a sausage horn (these words aren´t in the dictionary so I make them up) that we turned manually image of "pølsehorn"), now we are using a huge industrial grinder and everything is so much faster. In the end I think we made about 25kg, and we use it as Christmas gifts for relatives :-)

      I made a photo collage template to fit the photos I wanted to use. After printing I "framed" them using a Faber-Castell Pitt artist pen in copper.

      I had to get my aunts recepie for pork sausage and had to write it on the closest paper available. I think adding the envelope makes the story come to life!

      I did some journaling, and added a list of the different types of sausages we made. We ended up making 5 types!