Ellen Hatteland

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30 July

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    Yesterday, 09.48 PMby vicky dobson

    Hi ellen. many thanks for your advice on retro vintage top – can I ask what a ‘jack’ is?

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      Today, 03.24 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, sorry.. this it just a little cut in the corner were you have iron the vlieseline first. Hope it’s not confusing. Good luck!! :)

2 days ago

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    2 days ago, 09.54 PMby orchiddream

    Noticed your post on Burda Support. Helps to know I’m not the only one having the activity problem. Grrrrrrrr…….

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      Yesterday, 07.37 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s for sure.. It’s not so fun when the activities doesn’t come up, so I really hope BurdaStyle solve the problem soon! Happy sewing to you ;-)

20 July

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    Jul 20, 2014, 04.53 PMby seasidelaundry

    Now that I see your world of creativity, I truly appreciate your comment. What professional work & extremely good taste in style.

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      Jul 20, 2014, 06.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s very nice of you to say, thanks for your lovely words! I had tour in your studio, and I’m really impressed of your creativity too :-)) Happy sewing to you!!

18 July

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    Jul 18, 2014, 07.23 PMby Zsuzso

    Good luck with the contest I voted for you.

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      Jul 18, 2014, 09.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You are so kind to me! Thank you very much dear Zsuzso! :-))

13 June

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    Jun 13, 2014, 05.58 PMby constanteffort

    thanks for the reply :)

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    Jun 13, 2014, 04.15 PMby constanteffort

    Hi, Ellen :) i saw that you have made 130 projects would you be so kind to let me know how much the fabric cost for all of them? in Patras terms it would be pretty much 650 euros…am I correct?

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      Jun 13, 2014, 05.02 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      You know, that’s a difficult question to answer… The funny thing is when it comes to a hobby you are addicted to, and when you can afford to spend some money on your hobby, then you will give it priority… ;-)

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    Jun 13, 2014, 11.38 AMby lejditea

    Ellen, congrats on being a featured member :D the interview was wonderful and it was nice reading more about you.. you live in one of my dream countries :) also I love the fact that you are a fan of BurdaStyle patterns :) the brocade dress is fabulous :)

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      Jun 13, 2014, 03.56 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot Tea! You are such a nice person :-))

11 June

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    Jun 11, 2014, 05.09 AMby rita61

    Hi Ellen. Did you have anything in particular in mind for the Cowboy Costumes? For females and males? Adults? I remember seeing some in one of the old Burda’s, but before I look again, it would be great to have an idea what you may need. Rita.

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      Jun 11, 2014, 04.13 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, that would be very kind of you! ;) We are all women, but we will have both male and female costumes – it depends of the songs.. We have some Dolly Parton songs, so probable we should have a nice Dolly dress… ;)
      Nice to hear from you!

20 May

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    May 20, 2014, 04.07 PMby Luz Kettle

    Well done on the feature from Burda! Well deserved!

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      May 20, 2014, 09.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thank you very much dear Luz!! I’m so excited! :-)

14 May

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    May 14, 2014, 04.25 PMby kisses

    Hi Ellen! You are an expert at sewing jersey and knit fabrics…what type of machine do you use?

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      May 14, 2014, 09.58 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Oh, thank you very much sweet Kisses for your lovely words!! I’m using Husquarna serger and machine, but you are an expert as well – and I love to see all your lovely dresses!!! :-))
      Happy sewing dear friend!

25 February

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    Feb 25, 2014, 02.35 AMby velvetribbon

    Congratulations on the featured dear friend. You deserved it :-) Happy sewing and have a lovely Tuesday!

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      Feb 25, 2014, 06.57 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I was really surprised! Thank you very much Hana – you are such a lovely person! Happy sewing dear friend! ;-))

18 February

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    Feb 18, 2014, 02.05 AMby Bbtiny

    Hello Ellen It is so great to hear from you. True, I haven’t spent much time sewing and looking into projects of others lately. You know, I just moved from Hungary to the States… and therefore have many things to do to get organised. However, after so many weeks without sewing, I have to admit, I start to miss it. The only problem still is, that now that I DO have a sewing room in our new house… there is still the table missing! What a huge problem. So therefore, I’m desperately trying to find a table that fits the room and my needs ;O> ! I have to spend more time here again…. Have a great week! Brigitte

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      Feb 18, 2014, 08.20 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Brigitte! Nice to hear from you :) How exciting – moving to another country and another continent! Yeah, – then you must have a LOT to take care of and many things that you have to do! I’m glad to hear that you soon will be able to enjoy your hobby again :-) I couldn’t live without my sewing machine…! Have a fabulous week and looking forward to see one of your new project made in US ;-))

9 February

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    Feb 9, 2014, 09.33 AMby sarahsdaughter

    Hi Ellen I was wondering if you can help me.I would like to make this dress… I know you have made it. Does it pull down at the neckline?

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      Feb 9, 2014, 12.37 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Sarahsdaughter, I remember this was a little tricky, but I think I hand-stitches the the knot over the neckline. You can try with needles first and then you will see if it feels right. I hope this will be a little helpful for you. I have just finished another dress with a similar knot – and for this dress I have done like I explain.. Wish you good luck! :)

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    Feb 9, 2014, 01.22 AMby rita61

    HI, I have to ask. Where are you off too on this holiday??

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      Feb 9, 2014, 07.01 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Rita, nice to hear from you!
      We are going to Tenerife – it’s a lovely place to enjoy holiday wintertime :)

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      Feb 10, 2014, 03.12 AMby rita61

      Oh nice! I hope to travel to Spain one day. For now, we are going to try me on a short flight, and if I am feeling okay, we will fly to Vegas in March! :-) Now to loose those Christmas pounds so my clothes fit!!!

      I have to share, I was so excited today, I found heel bar buckles at a great price that I’ve been trying to find at a reasonable price. Someone told me to try a western place, and there is an Equine Emporium 30 minutes away!! So happy!!!

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      Feb 10, 2014, 04.03 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I’m happy for you – that you found these heel bar buckles you wanted for a good price :-)) It’s always nice when it happens!
      Spain is nice, but it’s too cold there now so the Canary Island like Tenerife is wonderful in wintertime.
      I hope you will feel okay flying to Vegas – what a dream!! Cheers my friend – you will manage!! ♥

6 February

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    Feb 6, 2014, 10.58 PMby schnui

    Hi Ellen, I have been really busy with visitors lately and haven’t had time to comment on all of your lovely projects. I love the pale blue cardigan in particular and the colour of the knit really does look great on you. That is such a nice cardigan pattern. I see that you are sewing for a sunny holiday. Have fun and I look forward to seeing what you have made. I am about to start sewing for a cold holiday which is fun too. I am going to be going on a cruise around Great Britain and Northern France in May and then I am going to Stockholm for 5 days. I know the weather will be warm for everyone over there but for me, it will be cold.

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      Feb 7, 2014, 07.50 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi schnui, nice to hear from you :) You are so kind thinking about me – and I really appreciate your sewing friendship :) May can be a very nice month cruising around because the blooming is starting and it can be very lovely. I think you will have a wonderful journey – just enjoy! Sewing is nice no matter if it’s winter or summer and I enjoy every moment I have for sewing :-) I like Stockholm very much and we have friends living there. By the way – did your son enjoy his trip to Bergen at Christmas?
      Have a wonderful weekend with lot of Happiness!

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      Feb 7, 2014, 10.49 PMby schnui

      My son Matt didn’t end up going to Bergen because his friend and his family decided to go to Reykjavik for a week over the New Year holiday season and they asked him to join them. Matt absolutely loved Reykjavik and had an amazing time there. He bought me back a lovely scarf that can become a hat. He said the art and craft industry in Iceland was so innovative. I have bought up my 2 children to appreciate art and craft and they really love it as adults too. The reason I want to go to Stockholm is to find some information about my Grandmothers family who immigrated to New Zealand in the late 1880’s. My great grandmother came from a lace making family, so the fine arts are in our blood and I want to see where they lived as I have an address in the old town. It will be lovely to see where all this happened. My daughter is very artistic as is my son but they both have jobs which mean that art and craft is purely a hobby and pleasure. Do your children like art too??

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      Feb 8, 2014, 07.50 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      What an interesting choice! Reykjavik is fantastic – and for sure a lot of the modern art and fashion are invented there. The scarf you got seems very modern :)
      That’s wonderful schnui – to have genes from Stockholm! I hope you will be lucky and find more interesting history from you grandmothers family.
      I haven’t spend that much time studying art and craft, so my sons are not that interested, but for sure they like history and like visiting new places and historical places when travelling :)

12 January

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    Jan 12, 2014, 02.29 AMby rita61

    Sewing – Sewing – Sewing – I just Love it :o) I AGREE! Best hobby and so rewarding.

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      Jan 12, 2014, 07.23 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Rita, that is for sure! It my passion – and it’s like therapy for my body and soul ;) So we have to keep up the good work! Cheers!

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    Dec 31, 2013, 11.07 AMby sarahsdaughter


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      Dec 31, 2013, 12.20 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Happy New Year dear sewing friend! Thank you for all your lovely commets through the year – it’s always nice with feedback! :-)

30 December

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    Dec 30, 2013, 06.17 PMby saxsilverain

    Hi there, I noticed from your status that you have been having the pink bar problem when trying to upload the pictures. I had it too from last night till just now, but I found a trick that you might be able to try as well, though it needs a lot of patience. You can check my last comment on the Forum page, under Website Feedback, on the topic: Bug Tracking. Hope it helps! I know how frustrating it is, believe me!

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      Dec 30, 2013, 07.44 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks a lot! I will give it a try ;)!

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      Dec 30, 2013, 11.14 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Ji-Ha! It worked with Google Crome! Thanks to you :-)) Happy New Sewing Year!

29 December

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    Dec 29, 2013, 10.31 AMby Mary Athey

    Not again ellen?? I have two projects to put on. How many photos did it allow you before the pink line appeared ellen?? Last time it happened to me i was to put two on x

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      Dec 29, 2013, 06.48 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Mary, I can’t upload any photos at all – the pink line comes immediately. It’s very frustrating.
      Yesterday I tried, then I was able to upload two photos before the pink line showed up…
      I have been in contact with BurdaStyle support, so I hope they will manage to fix it soon!

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      Dec 29, 2013, 07.16 PMby Mary Athey

      I do hope they fix it ellen. I have more projects to out on and i would like to put more than 2 photos on. I love seeing all peoples project photos from every angle so 2 is not enough. You are right about it being frustrating!! I will wait to see if they can fix it before the bew year ellwn x

22 December

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    Dec 22, 2013, 10.16 PMby Rikamekko

    Enjoy holidays, too! Do you sew something during holidays?^^

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      Dec 23, 2013, 10.39 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Rikamekko!
      Nice to hear from you ;)
      I have always projects going on… Have just finished my red Christmas dress – I will post it after photo session :-)
      What about you – are you working on X-mas sewing projects?
      I was looking at Kantō region – are you living in Tokyo area? We have been to Japan several times (summer 2012 last time) and I really love your country and the people in Japan is so gentle and nice.
      Wishing you a wonderful Christmas! :)

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      Dec 23, 2013, 02.03 PMby Rikamekko

      Hi! Thank you for your reply.Red Christmas dress, sounds great! I’m looking forward to see it : ) Not related to X-mas, I’m working on something bag tomorrow. Actually I’d been frustrated why I cannnot make great things like everyone’s. After thinking about it, now I can see it’s alright as I am. I think make things what I just want to make and when I want to make.
      Well I live in about 130km away from Tokyo.
      Thank you for your kind words about my country.
      We’re always welcome you. Come to Japan again^^
      I wish you all for a wonderful Christmas : ))))

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      Dec 23, 2013, 07.34 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I had a tour in your studio and I have to say; I’m really impressed of all the nice things you have made! You are a very good seamstress! Keep up the great work – and I’m looking foreward to see your next project :-)) Cheers!

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      Dec 23, 2013, 08.32 PMby Rikamekko

      Tusen takk! Have a nice Christmas today!

2 December

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    Dec 2, 2013, 04.27 PMby lauriana

    Hi Ellen, thank you for the message on my wall. I got really frustrated trying to upload my latest project yesterday and today… So glad I’m not the only one having trouble. Although I also noticed the latest new projects on the list are from 27 November, so I guess no-one can upload anything. I really hope they’ll solve the issue soon!

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      Dec 2, 2013, 06.55 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      That’s true – no one can upload any photos – so I hope they solve this soooooon!!! Happy sewing :))

28 November

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    Nov 28, 2013, 07.41 AMby Mary Athey

    Hi ellen. I can’t believe this is happening again?? It spoils everyones enjoyment of this site. it took me three attempts to upload mine. it gets frustrating as it’s time consuming. I hope its sorted soon x

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      Nov 28, 2013, 08.12 AMby Mary Athey

      Maybe try doing what i did ellen?? I combined my photos and it accepted them?? It would’nt upload them in singular form for some reason x

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      Nov 29, 2013, 09.23 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Thanks Mary, maybe I have to try this.. it is frustrating, but I’m sure they will fix it soon – > Hopefully :)

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      Nov 29, 2013, 09.33 PMby Mary Athey

      I miss seeing all the new projects. The featured projects keep changing at the bottom for some strange reason as well? I do love this site ellen but i get disalousioned with it a lot of the time as i think they favour youth in their featured projects more than anyone else. What do you think? I kmow i am not alone in thinking this? A few sewers said they where pleased i got featured (once) as its normally the young ones x

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      Nov 30, 2013, 10.54 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Mary, they have to keep the site alive even if they have problems, but I have not thought about the issue you mention…, maybe you’re right – I have just been here since July this year :) – before that I have been a “non-active” member.. let’s see what’s happening next. Nice to hear from you anyway ;))

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      Dec 1, 2013, 08.43 AMby Mary Athey

      Hi ellen. I hope burda fix the technical problems soon. Whoever burda choose to feature dos’nt bother me as i get such lovely feedback and comments from you and quite a few other lovely women. I feel like i know you all a little bit through our love of sewing. I’m going to make a couple of xmas dresses ellen as hopefully i’ll be going out more than once lol. Enjoy your sunday xx

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      Dec 1, 2013, 10.35 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Mary,
      I also hope that the site will be up and running very soon… I have so many project I wanna share :) – and specially when you get feedback from other lovely seamstresses – it’s just fantastic and inspiring! I have a great passion for sewing and to share it with someone with the same passion – it’s just terrific! ;)) I do love sewing dresses – and this is a great season! Wish you a wonderful Sunday too!I’m in Copenhagen for the time being ;)

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      Dec 1, 2013, 11.21 AMby Mary Athey

      Lucky you ellen. I’m just having a lazy sunday in my p.j’s watching old movies and eating the wrong foods lol. I am now going to cut out a full length animal.print dress?? If it dos’nt work or is to much i will shorten it. The fabric is very bold so it might be to much full length but i won’t know until i try. Have fun ellen xx

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      Dec 1, 2013, 02.42 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I love animal print and I’m sure the dress will be lovely on you. I made an animal printed oversized jacket in a wool mix fabric – it’s fun and nice to wear :) Enjoy and have fun you too ;)

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      Dec 1, 2013, 02.52 PMby Mary Athey

      Sounds fabulous ellen x

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      I do hope it all gets sorted out soon ay ladies :)

13 November

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    Nov 13, 2013, 01.26 AMby schnui

    Hi Ellen, I hope you had a wonderful holiday and enjoyed the warm weather before you head into winter in Norway. I love all your clothes that you have sewn and posted lately and you must have felt very proud looking so lovely each day on your holiday. Does your husband like what you make or is he just use to you always looking great in your beautifully made clothes? He must be very proud of you too but if he is like an Australian man, who mostly likely won’t say anything. Today I am sewing the top the same as your orange top in my Dehli Store fabric. I think I wrote to you that I was going to make the dress version and I don’t know where I got that idea as there isn’t one. But once I am finished this top, I am sure I can convert the pattern to a dress and it would be very cool to wear. It is getting very hot now in Brisbane and I just want to wear cool cotton dresses. My son is travelling to Norway at Christmas time to visit 2 school friends working in Bergen and I am trying to tell him it will be very cold. As a family we have traveled to Canada in the winter and I am assuming it will be a similar cold!! I have only been to Norway in the summer and it was a perfect climate for traveling in. I back packed all over for a month in 1978 and absolutely loved Norway. I will always hold Norway close to my heart. In 2007 my late husband and I had booked a Hurtigen cruise from Bergen to the very top of Norway which we had dreamed of doing but sadly my husband was too ill to travel. So I do hope that one day soon I can make that journey as I would love to see Norway from the coast. I wish my son was coming in summer but he cannot get the time off work then. I know he will love Bergen and I hope he can travel by train through to Oslo as it is such a beautiful train journey. What are you sewing now? Clothes for winter? I will look forward to seeing your next projects.

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      Nov 13, 2013, 10.31 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hi Schnui, we had a wonderful holiday in Tenerife and we really enjoyed the nice and warm weather:) I’s so wonderful to “stretch” the summer a bit and since you have been to Norway you know that summer don’t last so long here.. I’m really surpriced that you son is travelling to Bergen for Christmas! Our 3rd son is living in Bergen, but unfortunately he will come home the 12th of Dec. We are living close to Bergen, just 3 hours by car and ferry :) Maybe he wanna have a trip to Nedre Vats? If you like you can send me an email;
      I would love to welcome you and your husband to Norway too, and I do hope that your husband is well now.
      Thank you, your so sweet to say that you love my sewing – I’m really impressed with all the fabulous projects you have made too :) My husband loves everything (mostly..) of what I’m sewing, and he’s a bit proud.., and that’s nice. It makes me so happy to spend time with the sewing machine – and that makes him happy too :-)
      I’m looking forward to see your new dress – I’m sure it will be wonderful!!
      I have always projects going on, patterns, ideas, looking into magazines and planning or sewing new items.. Lately I have been using my overlock a lot for stretch fabric – I do have a lot on my mind..
      Nice to hear from you! Let’s keep in touch! :)

10 November

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    Nov 10, 2013, 10.13 AMby liliv-1

    Have you figured out what’s happening with the site? projects and activity are nowhere!!!

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      Nov 10, 2013, 04.55 PMby Mary Athey

      This is turning into a bit of a nightmare liliv and ellen. I hav’nt been able to see any new projects since the 6th. I did’nt want to post any of mine in case there was something wrong and now i know there is?? Burda needs to sort this out and sort this out quuckly x

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      Nov 10, 2013, 07.10 PMby liliv-1

      A nightmare indeed!! The whole site is upside down these days!

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      Nov 10, 2013, 07.21 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      I was so Happy to see that the issue with the photo quality was solved, so I posted a draft I saved the 28th of Oct. on Friday the 8th of Nov. I couldn’t find it in the member’s projects, but it was in my studio like it was the first project I had posted. Next morning I posted a new project to see if this would work, but that project I can only see under my activity and not in my Studio at all. There has not been any new project from the members since the 6th of Oct. like Mary says. I think there must be a connection when BurdaStyle support team solved the photo quality in the software and they must have done something wrong… I have left messages on BurdaStyle Support wall and also in the Forum under Bug Tracking and Photo quality.
      Hope they will solve this issue quickly!

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      Nov 11, 2013, 02.49 PMby liliv-1

      I had discovered your new posts and had commented on them!! Were you able to see my comments? If not I want to tell you from here that your Blue printed dress is great!! I hope the problems of the site will be fixed soon, I have missed everybody’s great sewing posts!

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      Nov 11, 2013, 04.06 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Me too Liliv! It looks like we are on track again.. ;)
      I love your new blouse and the model it so nice!

8 November

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    Nov 8, 2013, 10.42 AMby janene

    Ah I see. So its a Burdastyle issue! Thanks Ellen. I was going round in circles trying to fix the problem my end!

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      Nov 8, 2013, 11.15 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hello Janene! It looks like BurdaStyle have fixed the dark photo issue today – Finally! :) I post my draft from the 28th of Oct., but I can not find it in the members projects, so I don’t know what happend… Good luck with posting again! :)

1 November

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    Nov 1, 2013, 10.30 AMby Mary Athey

    What happened to your photos ellen?? X

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      Nov 1, 2013, 12.43 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hello Mary,
      It started the 27th of Oct where all activities are lost, both from my friends and me.. I left a message on BudaStyle support, but they have not done anything about it as I can see. Also from that day it happend that the photos from members was getting very dark – have you not noticed? I have tried every day since to add a new project and upload photos, but they are getting so dark and doesn’t look nice anymore.. What do you think? They have an issue in the Forum about the photo quality, so it looks like Meg is going to contact the right person to solve the problem. Let’s cross our fingers X

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      Nov 2, 2013, 01.51 AMby Mary Athey

      Check out my new project ellen? Mum took the photos in the beer garden and it’s brightly lit. They need to get this fixed x

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      Nov 2, 2013, 10.33 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      The photos your mum took in the garden must be very nice, but I agree these are too dark.. You can also have a look at members projects of october, and it’s hard to understand that the employees at BurdaStyle doesn’t notice how dark they are.. I hope they will solve the problem fast :) Have a nice weekend sweet Mary!

4 October

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    Oct 4, 2013, 03.17 PMby Anjovis

    Oh, lucky you Ellen – sunny holiday ahead :) I’ve had so little time for sewing lately. Just work and sitting at the office. Haven’t had the time to comment all your lovely project either. But I still love your style :D Have a great weekend! Love, Anna

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      Oct 4, 2013, 05.13 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      Hello Anna,
      Nice to hear from you :) It’s pitty that you haven’t time for sewing.., but you can make plans in your mind, that’s also good therapy :) It’s not so easy to make priorities when you have a lot of things going on.. Thank you, that’s so kind of you to say ;) Enjoy your weekend too!
      Cheers and lots of Love, Ellen

31 August

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    Aug 31, 2013, 01.38 AMby schnui

    Are you moving to Singapore or going for a holiday??? I really like Singapore and if you are going to live there, I think it will be a very nice lifestyle. It is hot and humid but air-conditioning makes life bearable there. Over the years I have stopped in Singapore on route to Europe and I have found some really good fabric shops. I follow a blog and Adey is the most amazing dressmaker and she has information on her blog, where to buy fabric in Singapore. I hope this helps.

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      Aug 31, 2013, 12.53 PMby Ellen Hatteland

      It’s a business trip – not moving… I’m working in my husbands company and we have delivered the first AutoStore automated warehouse system in Asia, so we will attend the opening. You can have a look;
      Thank you very much for the blog-link, I will keep that in mind if we are lucky and have some spare time.. :) Thanks a lot!! Cheers!

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    Jul 22, 2013, 09.06 AMby Ellen Hatteland

    Dear sewing friends, I have been a “non-active” member since 2009, but now I’m here ;) I have been sewing for many years and it makes me so happy to make new projects! Therefore I have many project I wanna share with you :) When my boys were little (I have 4 of them) I enjoy having a litte sparetime on my own and it makes me feel good to manage to make my own clothes. It’s like therapy for my body and soul ;) So I will keep up the good work! Lots of Love, Ellen

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      Aug 16, 2013, 09.04 AMby liliv-1

      Well now you have decided to be an "active"member you became the more active of all of us! I love your work and your presence here, full of smile and color!!! Keep sewing, keep posting!

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      Aug 16, 2013, 09.25 AMby Ellen Hatteland

      I love sewing – and therefore it’s amazing to be a member of this fantastic webside :) I’m very impressed of all the lovely project and the sewing entusiasme.
      and Liliv I have to say; I love your style and all your lovely project – I do have the same passion for “lady” outfits! You are marvellous!