DIY advent calendar

onsdag 2. desember 2015

I made this advent calendar from scratch! I almost can't believe how good it turned out! Definitely worth all the work. This would work as a wall organizer as well if you are not into the whole advent thing :D 

What you will need:

Two big pieces of fabric. One for the pockets and one for the "background".
I chose this awesome fabric that looks like christmas tree branches and a grey felt!
〔click here to purchase the: pocket fabric & felt fabric

iron on patches, decorative thread (did not end up using all the threads) and something to write your numbers on. I chose the stars that almost look like cardboard! 
noel heart , stars to write numbers on (could not find the exact ones) , gold stars , bakers twine (did not end up using this) gold thread (I'll get back to that later) , red thread〕

stiff interfacing for the back! You will also need a this interfacing for the pockets!

Now we can get to how to make it!

First you will need your pattern piece. This can be what ever size you prefer.

 find the size you would like your pocket to be. I wanted mine to be 12cm x 12cm.
 divide it by 2.      12 : 2 = 6
▻ add 6cm to both sides of your triangle
 add 1cm seam allowance at each side

Then you cut out 24 pocket pieces.

Fold down 1cm at the top and press

sew straight across. Here you can see I used gold thread on the top pocket and red for the one beneath. The gold thread flew everywhere and I had to rethread my needle a lot, so I decided to use red thread instead. 

Then you iron both sides inn 1cm then the bottom 1cm. do not sew.

Iron both sides into the center.

Fold both sides in half and press into place.

Pin it to your "background". One needle in the middle


and one needle on each fold!

Sew down the lines!

Then you just sew on your stars and iron on your patches !

And you are finally done!


Maple Roasted Nuts + DIY Gift Idea

onsdag 18. november 2015


I made these incredibly delicious maple and cinnamon roasted nuts. They taste dangerously good, you might not want to give them away! But if you do Im sure they will appreciate it, a lot. They take about 1 hour to make. If you decorate your jars whilst the nuts are roasting, it  won't feel that long at all! ( watch my YOUTUBE video for directions and decorating ideas )

They are:
& Totally Addicting


// ingredients

▻ 1 cup of pecans
▻ 1 cup of walnuts
▻ 1,5 cups of almonds

▻ 1/3 cup maple syrup
▻ 1-2 tbs cinnamon

// notes
You can use whatever nuts (or seeds) you like the most.
It does not matter what cup you use, as long as you use the same cup through out the whole recipe.
You can use as much or as little cinnamon you would like.

// directions

1. Preheat your oven to 175C / 350F
2. Mix everything in a bowl
3. Spread onto a baking sheet
4. Bake for 45min - 1hour  stirring once every 10 minutes
5. They are done when they fell "dry" and crispy


I decorated my jars with stickers, ribbons, fabric scraps, scrap paper black board tags etc.

Watch my video for further information:

chocolate moussé tarts

søndag 8. november 2015

chocolate moussé tarts (vegan, GF, paleo, almost raw)

I'm a biiig chocolate lover and consume it whenever I get the chance! So when I heard my aunt and cousins were coming for dinner, I knew I had to make something delicious for dessert. I ended up with these tarts that taste so freaking delicious, Its hard to control yourself.

They taste:
with a hint of cinnamon


Moussé filling // ingredients

▻ cream of 1 and a 1/2 can coconut milk
▻ 50g cocoa butter
▻ 80g raw cacao
▻ 50g maple syrup (or more if you prefer a less bitter mousse
▻ 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
▻ 1/2 tsp cinnamon
▻ pinch of salt

(( you can also use store bought chocolate of your choice ))


1. melt cocoa butter in a bowl over a pot of simmering water.
    Stir in cocoa powder, vanilla powder and cinnamon.
    Then the maple syrup. It will thicken up a lot, but that is okay.

2. Add in the coconut cream. continue stirring over a low heat. This will take some time, but its definitely worth it.

3. If you get any lumps you can use an electric mixer to get them out. even if you don’t, I would still recommend it, because         it makes it super airy :)

4. chill in fridge until it firms up or over night.

♡ The mousse is delicious as is, but add on the tart shell, and berries it really take it to the next level. 

tart shells // ingredients

▻ 90g walnuts
▻ 30g dates (measured without the pits)
▻ 1 tbs coconut oil


1. soak the dates until they are soft.

2. When they are soft and juicy, pulse with the walnuts until it crumbles.

3. add in the coconut oil (it helps them set and firm up in the fridge)


☞ cut thin strips of parchment paper and lay them into the muffin tin.

    press the crust into the tins, up the «walls» as well.

refrigerate until its firm. Whip up the mousse that has set in the fridge 

spoon in the mousse, use your fingers to "smooth it out" 

refrigerate until you want to eat them

Garnish with berries and enjoy! 

Let me know down in the comments if you try them out! 

XX, Hedda 

Lilo and Stitch Halloween Costume

torsdag 29. oktober 2015

Hello and welcome to my brand new blog! Im so super excited to be posting here, I can barley wait! 

My very first post will be my halloween costume, wich was so much fun making. It really got me into a redesign and sewing mood, so stay tuned for both videos and picture posts.

When I was younger I used to love the Lilo and Stitch movies. Specifically the first one, I watched it over and over again along with Mulan and Pocahontas. Those were probably my favorite Disney movies of all time. But back to the point. I really loved Lilo and Stitch,  I already had the Stitch stuffed animal, so I wanted to make a Lilo costume. But I thought that the dress would be very basic so I wanted to make her hula outfit as well. That way people could decide which one they wanted to be. 

I looked everywhere for a hula skirt (☝︎) but could not find one. I ended up with a silk scarf and a pair of green jeans (that really smelled like cigarettes by the way), to make a skirt.  And I think it turned out pretty great. I guess this costume is more of an inspired than a replica, which I think is okay :)

Every clothing piece (excluding the flower crown and the white top) was bougth at Fretex, which is Norways answer to goodwill :) All in all both costumes was about 300 NOK or about 35 dollars. Wich is  A pretty good deal if you ask me  ✌︎  It will be a lot cheaper if you already have some of these items at home. Or maybe your aunt or grandma has something you can have. You can really get these costumes for free!

The flower crown is about a year old, I bought it at Claire's and Stitch is from Disneyland ♥︎

☟☺︎I made a YouTube video documenting just about everything I did making the costumes☺︎☟

I would love to know what you think and/or if you try it out!

xx, Hedda ♡