30 december 2010

New Years Challenge!

Are you up for a New Years Challenge?! This is for everybody, not only children!
Here is how to:
Drink some Champagne, or have someone else to drink it, and keep the metal cap and the wire.
Make a Champagne Cork Wire Chair. See instructions here. You are allowed to use the cork part too.
Take a picture of your Chair, the picture should be without any text.
Send your picture to lilla.a.design(at)gmail.com, (replace (at) with @). Add your name and blogadress (if you have one) in the mail. Deadline is 10th of January.
I will then arrange a woting for the best chair!
Happy New Year to all of You!

21 december 2010

Winter Wonderland - Kids Christmas Exhibition

On the shortest day of the year, when the snow covers the world and the stars twinkle in the sky you can hear quiet sound. It is all the creatures of Winter celebrating the return of the light. If you go out that night and quietly wait, you can even see them moving around the forest. There will be elfs, angels, imps and even mother earth herself. Let's follow them and see what they are up to.

A big Thank You to all the contributors making this a fantastic Celebration! I am happy and proud to present to you all funny, beautiful, mad creatures from all over the world! So amazing that we can come together likethis eventhough we live in Denmark, Dubai, Finland, Germany, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Spain, South Africa, Sweden and the UK!

I will leave you to it, wishing you all a Merry Christmas, as we will today be travelling up north to see Santa Clause. See you back in January!

Once upon a time there was the old elf couple of Grandpa and Grandma Christmas. They were attending the big winter solstice party and dressed in their best. They had gifts for everybody, but just as they were leaving Granpa noticed that the gifts were missing. The undercover elf Tonttu Torvinen had secretly took them! He got cought and told that he had just wanted to have some extra for himself. Grandma said that he could just have asked and that would have been fine.

by Aura 8 years, fieldtraps

Tonttu Torvinen

by Nuno 1,5years, fieldtraps

Reindeer and Father Christmas

by Annabel 5 years, mermaidscreations

A family called "the Gargles" heading for the beach.

by se7en, se7en

A magical elf, with a bag full of gifts for Christmas eve.

by A 4,5 years old, lilla a

A pirate- elf at a first moment, with a beard

by Niki, 4 years, plavonebozutikamen

A fairy with a wings

by Beti, 5 and a half years, plavonebozutikamen

The colourful reindeer is a bit piggy and she likes to eat paint.

by N, age 9, hurlum

The dalmatian reindeer is strictly vegan.

by S, age 8, hurlum

This is Superfee. She is an angel who usually lives in heaven, but sometimes she comes to earth to help little kids. She has one magical power: her scarf can transform into glasses. The glasses help her find the kids. She gives them toys, books, and shoes.

by Fé 3 years, schlitzohren

Two Angels and a King.
We thought about three angels but at the end one of them is king. Now we are going to make more of them to make all persons from the Nativity.

by 9, 7, 5, 3 years old boys

This creature is ice mermaid and her name is Lilli. She is wearing now her wedding dress and she is going to marry tomorrow a fish called Boni.

by Maippu 4,5 years, siksaksis

Unfortunately a witch has come along - she is very firm and sour. She loves winter time as the snow makes everything so quiet. But she gets upset every time the snow makes her curley hair collapse. The only thing that can make her happy is...peppermint filled chocolate - so that's what she eats..

by Olivias 12 and her mom 40, tanketallerken

Meet the Winter Fairy Princess Ice.

by F 5,5 years, forskollarare


by Alicia 4 years old, bawimy-sie

A snow creature from Poland " Śniegolud" is arriving.
He stands close to the window and takes care of the snow outside, for not to get melted too fast :)

by Hania age almost 4 and her mum (a little bit older)

A Little flower lady

by Lidia 2 years old, bubaseski

The Red Riding Hood Gnome

by Kuba age 4, bubaseski

Here is mother earth - Gaia. She is wearing a dress of flowers. She has lovely pink hair, it’s a shame it doesn’t show up too well.

by Lilli aged 6, foundationteacherindubai

"Muumi", a moomin. Hat was very important detail while making the creature.

by Katarina, 21 months, with the help of her mother, paperiliitin

This is a "Tomtenissa" called Nissan. She has the magic power to make all your dreams come true (we are talking chrismas gifts). Nissan lives in a castel, in the highest mountain in the North Pole.

by Naia. 6 years old, ianyckelpiga

This is Emil, the imp. He is a christmas creature, sleeping the whole year in his treehut until he wakes up the first december. Then he walks through the winterly forest, looking kindly at every animal and plant ... he shows the fox where to eat and covers the flowers with snow. In the longest winter night he is sitting on his tree, watching the twinkling stars. At the end of december he lays down in his hut again, sleeping and dreaming of slightly falling snowflakes and shiny northern lights ... until next christmas is coming.

by Rasmus, 8 years old, lingonsmak

This is Filliochus, he likes to ski in the mountains and dring hot chocolate in a warm cabin.

by Linus Elias 4,5 years old, kine-marie

19 december 2010

Japanska juldockor

Vi var på julbesök hos L's bb-tvilling (födda på samma dag), och jag passade på att sy några juldekorationer till henne. Jag klippte ut några figurer i ett tyg med japanska dockor, och en baksida i ett annat, sydde i ett band när jag sydde ihop dem och fyllde lite vadd i. Finfina barndekorationer som man också kan leka med! Hittade idén hos Fabechs Fabrik.

Christmas decorations for L's birthday-twin. I cut out some japanese dolls from a fabric i have, and a backside in another, added a ribbon and stuffed it. Perfect decorations for kids to play with! I got the idea at Fabechs Fabrik.

En tvillingtröja

En av mina vänner fick tvillingar i höstas, och det gav mig idén om en tvillingtröja. Motivet fortsätter från den ena tröjan till den andra, och då måste man rita en lååång hund. Hunden är applicerad som tröjan med kaninen.

A friend of mine got twins a couple months ago, and it gave me the idea of a twin t-shirt. The picture goes from one t-shirt to the other, so you have to draw a looong dog. The dog is appliqued on as the rabbit t-shirt.

18 december 2010


Detta blir en julklapp till en liten flicka. Hennes mamma och jag hade kaniner när vi var små, så jag tyckte det kunde passa bra. Jag ritade av en kanin bild, spegelvänt på pappersidan av ett dubbelsidigt limtyg. Stök med svag värme fast limtyget på baksidan av tyget och klippte ut kaninfiguren i tyget, pillade bort skyddspappret, placerade ut figuren på tröjan och strök fast den. Sen sicksackade jag runt kaninen. Jag tycker det är ett fint sätt att göra en enkel tröja lite mer personlig.

A Christmas gift for a little girl. Her mom and I used to have rabbits as we were kids, so I thought it was a fun idea. I mirrored a rabbit on to the paperside of a doublesided fabric adhesive. I ironed it on to the fabric, cut out the rabbit and pealed off the protective paper. I placed the rabbit on to the t-shirt and ironed it on. Then I sig-sagged around the rabbit. I think this is an easy way to personalize a simple t-shirt.

Glittersnö landskap

Jag vet, det var ju först på tisdag ni skulle få se Winter Wonderland. Men nu får ni ett till, för vi älskar små landskap. Vi gjorde glittersnö-modellera, genom att blanda glitter i hemmagjord modellera, se recept här, men blanda i mycket glitter i mjöl-salt blandningen, och håll den vit, alltså ingen karamellfärg i. Sen byggde vi upp snöklädda kullar på en bricka och släppte lös alla juldjur och tomtar vi kunde hitta.

I know, it was not until on Tuesday you would see the Winter Wonderland. But we could not help ourselves, we had to build another one. We made glittery snow-play dough, recipe here, just add a lot of glitter and no food colouring to keep it white. Then we built snowy hills and let all the elfs and animals out!

17 december 2010

Last call for entries - Kids Christmas Exhibition

Today is the last day to send in your creature for our Christmas Exhibition! Read more about it here.

16 december 2010

En liten pekbok

En liten julklapp till små nyfikna fingrar. Jag hittade lite mönstrade tyger i lådan, och sydde ihop en liten mjuk pekbok. På vissa sidor gjorde jag enkla applikationer i filt, så man kan känna på de olika texturerna. Jag lade in ett tunt lager vaddering mellan i sidorna, och borde nog ha låtit bli, för det gick nästan inte att sy ihop den i ryggen till sist! Men den blev mjuk och go, och jag hoppas den lilla blir glad för den. En vägledning här, och flera fina böcker här.

I sewed a little soft picture book for a Christmas gift for our new second cousin. I hope she will like it. A tutorial here, and some more nice books here.

15 december 2010

Traktor tröja

A gjorde en traktor tröja till farfar i julklapp. T-shirt, textilfärg, fat, plastbilar med hjulmönster. Vi hade en tidning inuti tröjan så färgen inte går igenom till baksidan. Klara färdiga kör! Färgen fixerades med strykjärn efter anvisningar på färgen.

A made a tractor shirt for her grandfather for Christmas. A t-shirt, fabric colour, a plate and cars of plastic with nice wheel patterns. We had a newspaper inside the t-shirt to prevent the colour to go through. Ready steady go! I fixed the colour by ironing on it.

13 december 2010

Änglar med muffinskjolar

Av fina glansbilder med änglar och muffinsformar gjorde vi juldekorationer. Gör så här: vik muffinsformen på mitten, och på mitten en gång till och limma ihop den. Så har du en lagom kjol att limma ängeln på. Fäst ett band att hänga upp den i på baksidan med en bit tejp. Doppa kjolkanten i lite lim, och doppa eller strö på glitter. Häng upp och torka.

Christmas decorations from angels and cupcake cases. How to: Fold the cupcake case in two, and once more, glue in between to get it to stick. Stick an angel on it. Add a piece of string to hang with tape on the back. Dip the lining in glue and sprinkle glitter on it. Hang to dry.

Deltar i Förskollärarens Julgransutställning.