Saturday, March 26, 2011


We are a family of six living in a house that was constructed in 1883, so the rooms have high ceilings but there is very little storage space... and since there aren't that many rooms we have constructed two lofts. The newest one is from a few years back and it is where the cave-man and I sleep... Our youngest daughter has her room below, with an Ikea Expedit bookshelf dividing her part from the computer table and the passage to one of the bathrooms.
So our 'bedroom' is a bit of a haven for us all, when one of the kids wants to nap or just read in peace, or play with Pippi Longstockings house, or something, they head up there...

(There are kites and things hanging everywhere in the house... among other useless things that have found their way into our lives)

Monday, March 21, 2011


                 Il faut que la vie nous arrache le coeur,
                            sinon c'est ne pas la vie.

Perfect poster

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Minerva has been home from school, fever and a horrible cough... the nice thing is that she has had time to PLAY!!!

So there has been a dollhouse or two on the table, and lots of dusting and organizing...

Monday, March 14, 2011

Handu & Veera

        Stripe Study Shawl by Veera Välimäki, yarn hand-dyed by Ilu from Handu... LOVELY!!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011


Minerva has always loved playing with snails... ever since was little she would organize slides and things on the terrace, she would name them and follow them and then let them loose (in our neighbours garden)... this morning the first snails of the season were out... she played for a while, named them but then said that growing up has made her feel that they are a bit icky... =)


Wednesday, March 9, 2011


The first flowers are always yellow... and the garden is a jungle.

I think Oliver's tomb will be surrounded by beautiful stones...
must start gathering them...

It's been a month sweet Prince Oliver... We miss you!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Another Cowl

This is wonderful BFL yarn dyed by Ilu from Handu, and I had trouble deciding what it wanted to become... I ripped three times before it found it's final form ,but it was worth it!!

The pattern is Boomslang, from Ravelry, and I LOVE IT!!!

PS. The daughter is pretty cute too... she finally got rid of her braces and actually smiles now!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

More Rain...

                                           Our front gate


Friday, March 4, 2011

Ravelry Exchange!!!!

I took part in an exchange among finnish Ravelers and received a beautiful red package in the mail yesterday from Thuja!
The box was red, and this was what I found as I opened it:

RED!!! The best milk chocolate, salty licorice and a lovely little box from Marimekko...

             A skein of sockyarn from The Sanguine Gryphon,

                                    Spinning fibre from Skein,

     A lovely red pouch with a rooster embroidered in cross stitch,

             And a card with Jan Van Eyck's 'Man with a Turban'

This is the photo of everything together!
A lovely package, thank you Thuja!!