"He could spell his own name WOL*,
and he could spell Tuesday so that you knew it wasn't Wednesday"

"He respects Owl, because you can't help respecting anybody who can spell TUESDAY,
even if he doesn't spell it right"

A. A. Milne: Winnie-the-Pooh

Happy Tuesday!


* W-O-L, yes, I love it.


Would you be my valentine

Truly, madly, deeply inspired with love.

Just what we all need, and not just on Valentine's Day.



My home is my castle

We had a lovely weekend! Wonderful castle, beautiful scenery, just enough snow to make everything white and pretty, great company and relaxing time.

We played a lot of hide&seek "auntie, you can come to seek me now"...

...and we sought after those tiny parts endlessly. Some of us spent significant amount of time in pools and jacuzzi's, and we all ate and slept so well. Lovely. Now I am back to work, sun shines and new crafts are in mind/making/ready. I'll show them to you soon!

Happy Tuesday!



An important quote

“Goodbye, said the fox. And now here is my secret, a very simple secret. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly. What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Inspired by foxes and foxes to inspire you.
Happy Wednesday!



Color therapy

January is progressing nicely, it is the 16th already. We've had snow I wasn't hoping but was expecting, and it's little colder also but still: February is closer than December, that's all I count.

The color-palette is changing too: the brighter and more springly colors are appearing. It's not that I choose them every morning that consciously, they just jump from my shelves into my needles.

It's less than a month until the Valentine's Day. Here in Finland it's the day of friendship more than day of love (although friendship represents love on its best but you know what I mean), and I am thinking of making some hearty items. There's really no need to wait until the Valentine's Day to say I love you but it for sure gives a great excuse. I have marinated these jewelry bases (below) for months and maybe now it's time to take them out and play.

We're heading for a mini-break this coming weekend, and when we return (on Sunday 22nd) this month is almost over, and I welcome February with open arms.

Happy Monday!



These days

I enjoy crisp, sunny and bright January days. I admire frosty trees and beautiful blue skies. Days get longer and lighter, and I can almost hear the birds singing. It feels like March. Life is good.



Welcome (pre)spring

The giveaway-prizes were delivered by Mr.Postie so they can be shown too

Today is the official end of the Christmas-time here in Finland, it's called "loppiainen" and it's a national holiday here too. I am using this post to declare the dark winter days over also (it snows heavily but still) and I hereby welcome spring, or a pre-spring at least. Optimism is my middle name, you know.

Happy Friday!


EDIT. I just had to add links to Vivienne's pre-spring posts, you can find the first one here and the second here, as they were the true true inspiration for this post of mine! Here's to you, Vivienne, and your "only-one-month-winter" calendar, it's a true life saver! Thank you ever so much!

This time of the year...

Usually around this time, when children go back to school, and you can just about to smell the autumn, I start to dig deeper in my fabric...