Saturday, April 28, 2012

High Chair Before & After

Yesterday and today I was working on S's high chair.
I cleaned it, glued it and painted it.
Sewed a new cushion for it.
Still going to sew some new bibs from the same fabric.

Here's a before picture for comparison:

This is an Artek high chair:
It's been passed down in the family since the 60's or so.
My godparents gave it to me after K was born.
I love it and might just store it for possible later use by one of our children.

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Love for mud seems an in-built thing in children...

K is no exception...

Puddles are her passion...

Usually she is very careful and doesn't like to make a mess...

But mud is something else...

That doesn't seem to bother her one bit.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Kite & Silver Cloud Dress

This gorgeous dress is made by Wild Things dresses:

We bought this dress as a gift for our goddaughter in Hungary
but I took the liberty of doing a little photoshoot of it with K as my model.

Hopefully it will be liked and worn a lot by little A!
(And hopefully I can take photos of her wearing it one day!)

Package From Greece

S's godparents in Greece sent him a package a couple of days ago.

S is still a bit too little to care much but K loved everything they sent...

Especially the chocolates...

And this Greek puzzle book which is really amazing and something I didn't even know existed!

K wanted to make all the puzzles right away...

...whereas S was mostly interested in the box itself, haha!

Thank you very much for everything,
can't wait to see you in the summer! ♥
(I'm planning a trip to Greece this summer but I'll write more about it once the plans are a bit more concrete...)

Saturday, March 24, 2012

At The Library

 I took K again to the library today.

We returned the books we got the last time...

 ...and got a bunch of new ones.

This time I had trouble persuading her to leave the place...

 ...'cause she would have just wanted to stay there and look at all the books.

 There was also a puzzle on the table... finally we agreed that she makes the puzzle and then we leave.

All the way home she was kinda grumpy...

...but I think she still enjoyed taking a walk.

The weather is getting warmer... this might have been one of our last chances to wear our fur boots!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Blackout Poetry

PARTIALLY WRONG / measuring numbers / filled with errors / not knowing the amount / already seeing there's no way of getting information / that's when we bundle everything together

I decided to give newspaper blackout a try.
I like it a lot.
I used to write poetry but haven't written anything in a long while.
This gave me inspiration, and a way of writing without actually writing, you know.

EVERY THIRD / more than one third doesn't believe / two out of five think / that every fourth doesn't think

Unfortunately these are in Finnish but I'll try to find some English magazines or articles lying around and make some English ones, too. I added little translations to the captions but they aren't that good, really.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Mohawk Time, Baby!

We gave S a haircut a little while back.
Now it's mohawk time in the family!
(No, me and K are not gonna try it, haha!)

 It looks so cute on S, and people say it really fits him.
We think so too!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Krtek's House

Last night I stayed up late building a house for K's Krtek, aka the Mole.

 I made it out of cardboard boxes, wallpaper pieces,
and basically everything I could find around the house.

The table is a ribbon roll and the plate is a lid of a baby food jar.

We bought the little cat paintings when we visited Prague. Now they finally found their place!

I cut the bed out of a small cardboard box and wallpapered it, and knitted the blanket from leftover thread.

I'm still planning to work on the roof and add the nest and the birds there.

The little bottle is an old pharmacy bottle.

Do I even need to tell you if K loved the house or not...?

It was so worth it, seeing her face in the morning, even if I'm a little tired now, haha!

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Package From Hungary

A couple of days ago we got a package from K's godparents in Hungary.
It was lovely and made me miss Budapest so bad...

They sent us Unicum, a Hungarian herbal bitters which me and A really love.

They also sent us ground paprika. That and tea were the only things we actually asked (or more like, begged, haha!) them to send because the ground paprika just isn't that good over here.

K was very excited about the package, of course.
The mailman brought it early in the morning and we had to open it right away before having breakfast or anything.

This Hungarian story book and the little piggy were meant for S
but it was too late to explain it to K when she saw them!

Thank you so much for everything, guys!
Now it's our turn to prepare a package for our Hungarian goddaughter...

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Today a blacksmith visited A's workplace to show them how to forge and stuff.

 When A came home, he surprised me with a ring he forged for me!

It's really gorgeous, and the pattern on it looks like tree trunks in a forest.

I can only say that I love this ring!