Today has been such a special day, I was up really early this morning! I finished my new seasonal-bag just in time, and was all set...
...to a Christmas fair with Mia! It was my first time, and I had a list ready for my shopping, and I studied it while I waited Mia, she was running a bit late. I wished to find a new tea set (a pot and some pretty cups) and also some stuff to make a himmeli.
Himmeli? You might ask, and that is just what I thought when Mia first told me about them. They are (this is from dictionary): "mobile decoration made of straw or other similar material" and even they are pretty old tradition in Finland, and quite fashionable today too, here in Riverland we have not seen any, ever, and I definitely wish to make one for this Christmas. Mia had one in her home when she was child, and it sounds lovely. This fair might be the right place for that stuff. But wait a minute, now our ride is here... we are on our way!
Wow, that was quick!
Oh my, it was a really big building full of people! I felt quite small, and needed to go to Mia's pocket to see it all safely from there...
And wow, were there some things to see, feel and also try. I was offered a sample of strawberry juice...
... and some cinnamon buns, which were should I say not mouse sized...
... and we went to find me something little more mous-y, and we found this wonderful raspberry pastry:
But how about my list? My tea set? They were all out of stock, I was told that quite a few little shoppers were there yesterday (I know, we should have come then but Mia had quite a busy day), and all sets were sold. I got a few tips where to ask, though, so I will continue my search. And how about himmeli? Da-tah:
I got my straws, and Mia got me a book with some great instructions too:
I think I am off to bed early to study my book. But before I go:
Happy Third Advent Sunday!
P.S. That wonderful pastry was baked by Kirsin Minit and sold us by Tarja Ahola. Thank you ladies!