All the pretty dala horses

By Christy - January 28, 2012

I love Swedish dala horses! I've made a few dala horse inspired crafts before such as this and this but this decorative dala horse cushion (I named mine Lily)  from Tilda's Summer Ideas is really my favorite. I think I need to sew another horse to keep her company. ;)

I've learned from Hanna, one of my favorite Swedish bloggers that the traditional dala horse color is actually orange. Check out Hanna's link on how these Swedish icons are painted and decorated.

Hmm, I wonder what's going to be my next dala horse project. I still have some extra Aida cloth so this dala horse cross stitch project from The Split Stitch would be fabulous I guess.

By the way,  the Sweet Tidings creativity theme for February is Shabby Chic! I'll be posting the last Coffee Month recipe and project this weekend.

Till then. Happy weekend! 

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  1. Lovely. One day I hope to sew up a selection of pillows to display in rotation for my couch, and this would be a wonderful pattern to add to the mix. Er, but what does one say to a Swedish horse, surely not yeee haw! ^_^

  2. I love Swedish horses too!! My Aunt has some authentic ones which I love.


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