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 fun 2014

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Happy Christmas to you all! Since the eve has come and gone, and presents are given and received, I guess I can safely share a couple of the gifts I made. Our oldest girl wished for sofa-cushions, pale with silver stars on them. She had seen them in a magazine, but couldn´t find them in any […]

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

shorttravelled food

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

You´ve heard of the phrase short-travelled food, I am sure. The idea is to eat food which is grown near where you live, and save the environment from pollution from extensive travels the food takes. A pretty good idea! Well, as it so happens, I just bought my Christmas dinner from my neighbor! I walked […]

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 […]

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