30 September 2011
We collected a bunch of maple leaves, and then made crowns of them today. It has been
a perfect fall day in every sense, with over 20 degrees C (that never happens in Finland),
and much happiness and laughter.
Instructions via here. (You only need the leaves and their stems, no glue, no thread, easy.)
A happy sunny weekend!
28 September 2011
Did I tell you? Sisi is off the breast ever since I went to Stockholm (oh the bliss!). Finally. I think I
deserve a round of applause. In other news: While Sisi sleeps like a baby now, Fe has stopped sleeping
altogether, basically. She was up from 1 to 3 am last night and woke up at 6 am (WHAT?! WHY? What's
with motherhood and sleeplessness and will it ever STOP?!)
So. I figured we needed some superhuman strength to get us through our day. I dug out some fabric
leftovers and this ugly ribbon and some felt pieces, had the kids sit in front of the TV (yes I did and
it was great!), and made these capes for them. No sew, of course. It took me less than an hour.
And it helped! Clad in the alter ego of Supermessy (I think she meant Supermissy but I can't be sure),
tired out Fe stopped the whining, and started doing all kinds of things for me, the poor mother victim.
Like entertaining Sisi (almost) all day long. And checking in every 20 minutes or so to keep me from
drowning and/or being kidnapped by pirates. Awesome.
Maybe I should dress up as some sort of super woman every day. To help me feel the power. I'd be a
super-speedy shape-shifter, with the ability to be in many places at the same time.
What's your superpower? ;)
PS This wedding... so happy.
26 September 2011
23 September 2011
Miss Fé, with some help by me, painted this little portrait of Sisi onto a T-shirt using fabric marker
(thank you Stockholm!). Lady Sisi likes it so much she wants to wear it all the time. For bed, too.
Idea from lilla a.
16 September 2011
I rolled her in toilet paper, and she scared us. A very scary toilet paper mummy (and a
cool ninja, too, after applying a bit of PS magic).
(Did you play paper mummies when you were younger? My brother and I did all the time. Happy memories.)
Happy, happy weekend. I'm off to Stockholm. See you mid-next week!
15 September 2011
These two are always a blur in this home, jumping, running, and going going going.
I had their energy.
Pictures by Fe.
This website and her labels make me want to start canning (for realz).
I loved these Santas and christmas cards (hey, it's never too early to start planning for Christmas!) by Jane Foster.
And her home.
Only The Brave.
new+to+me books for children. Can I get these in Finland?
13 September 2011
What did you do yesterday? We were baking. One thing led to the other and: we had a chocolate fight!
With melted chocolate. Yuuuummmm. No pictures of the actual fight (coz.. I had to save the camera.)
But ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh so much fun (and a big, sticky mess).
I highly recommend you try (in the bathroom, without your camera).
12 September 2011
From left to right to left:
White Horse photo wall. Norm 06 lamp. Miss Under The Rain wall sticker. Kebnekaise knitted pouf. AVA bunk bed.
Playsam dollhouse. Muuto stacked shelf. Eames rocker or one for kids.
bookhou alphabet. Papp 2 Horse by Alex Hellum. Raindrop lamp. bookhou felt chair. Pinocchio multicolore rug by HAY.
Egmont mushroom in black.
+ colorful blankets and pillows and art work and a bunch of children!
We are moving, across at least one ocean, in less than a year, at the end of spring. (Germany, England?
Still not sure about the details.) I have been looking forward to moving for the past four years of my life.
And now that it's near, the Getting Out Of Here, I'm starting to feel very settled all of a sudden. Like I
don't want to go. Like I need to get the girls' room done, finally, with a huge horse head for a wall, so we
have to stay here forever, and live happily, among pine trees and the most wonderful friends anyone
could ever ask for.
Sorry for the shopping craze. I'm dreaming, or making peace, or being silly. (All of them, I guess.)
Indulge me. :)