Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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Christmas decorations

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Karoline sent me the link to this article in The Guardian about Yiwu, the Chinese village that produces 60% of the world´s Christmas-decorations. Photograph: Imaginechina/Rex I think the images are so captivating, I just had to share with you! Season-workers come here and work all year to mass-produce all sorts of decoration. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters […]

Painting with kids

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The annual paint-a-gift-for-Dad-workshop was yesterday. This is Edvard´s 3. annual picture, and he wanted to paint with a brush, and not at all with his fingers. I was quite impressed with how clean and neat he was, didn´t get a smear of paint on himself!  He also painted a tree-baulb for me, which is now […]

a green Christmas

Monday, December 15th, 2014

We´ve been a quick couple of days to London, to help our youngest girl move back home to Norway. Two days of fun, followed by a really early morning with 7 suitcases, 2 bags, 2 nets and 2 big purses. Phew! It was good to be there, and good to get home! (London is always […]

pre-Christmas-worshop at home

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Our oldest girl and her little boy has been here for a couple days, and we´ve had such a good time. It´s been so busy lately, it´s been good to take some days off and just BE. Victoria hash´t sewn much at all since since middle high, but wanted to make an advent calendar for Nikolas. […]

Bjørn´s new curtains

Thursday, December 26th, 2013

It´s almost a tradition now. Giving my brother-in-law something home-sewn for the kitchen. He and my sister are about to get a new kitchen, so I thought it might be a good chance to make him new curtains. They´re in linen with silk hearts appliquéd on, and with a freestyle machine-embroidered text on it. The […]


Wednesday, December 25th, 2013

Wishing you all a most wonderful and peaceful Christmas holiday!


Thursday, December 19th, 2013

It´s the last week before Christmas, and at work we met one evening, with families for a Christmas-workshop. I did a show-and-tell on how to make a little Christmas-tree-ornament. (By the time I had the chance to take photos, one family had already left) I think we all had fun, the kids were incredibly creative […]

This year´s Christmas ornament

Wednesday, December 18th, 2013

A bunch of little old ladies is what turned up when I started making this years Christmas tree ornaments for our swap. I thought I was going to make a snowman. Or a penguin. I had even thought of a moose (for natural reasons… mooses have been on my mind the past months) But no. […]

Christmas is getting closer

Sunday, December 15th, 2013

Three of my favorite kids visited last Sunday, for our annual “make-a-Christmas-gift-for-Dad”-workshop. They all make a little painting. One each year. By the time they´re grown up, they´ll have filled a wall! This year one of the dads joined in. Very successfully I might add. He kept in the kitchen, making us Christmas-tacos (so he […]

Christmas at Sola Airport

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Christmas at Sola Airport! It´s a big assignment I´ve been working on the past couple of weeks, hired in by a local marketing-agency as a set-designer/stylist. They had most of it planned/designed, but my job to execute, get it done. It starts (for my part) right before entering the security-area. A big sign showing what […]

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