Hello my Dear Friends and Welcome to see what there is going on at my home…today I have trees in my post!!!
First I like you to see my Christmas tree. The tree is the same now many years but the decorations chance every year a little bit.
In Finland every one has a real tree…but there is so many trees…all the country is one forest! Here is less trees and the warm weather doesn’t help them to stay nice at home. From early in November Christmas trees are waiting outside in the sunshine to go to some ones home – it needs good luck to look well even few days! So at least I prefer to have my tree weeks at home so let it be a ‘fake’. I love those small lights – that’s why I make my tree very early to find the Christmas atmosphere! Especially in my first years in Greece, it wasn’t easy to feel Christmas with so much sun and hot weather!
This year like last one, I prefer to have less colours in the Christmas tree. Now the decorations are mainly with wool, cotton, paper and doghairs!
These lovely and funny hair balls I have made with Nero – and they are my favorite decorations in the tree!
And this is an other favorite – I just love this happy snowman! It’s from my sister and always first one to give joy for the Christmas tree! So…I have made my tree really early (28.11) when I thought it was too early to show it. Perhaps it stays like this…or perhaps it gets some more decorations… often I add them slowly slowly!
Yesterday Finland was celebrating ‘Independence Day’! First time in all my years in Greece I was watching from the internet the celebration the President has in The Castle of the President! All the ladys in they evening dresses, lovely creations!
Still I had time for some sewing and made a purse which I had in my mind for a while…
Sometimes I have a fabric that I can’t decide how to use it…and sometimes like this delicious white/red strong cotton fabric…it was screaming ‘I want to be a purse and a bag’! I really enjoyed making this and I like the result very much! Some parts I have been sewing by hand and also some decorative stitches! The lining inside is from white cotton. I like to use light colour inside, because then it’s much easier to find your small things.
The best thing to put in this bright colour purse, would be White/Red Sweets…I’m missing Finnish ‘Marianne’ caramels! I am making some other items also with this same, beautiful fabric!
I find always so much inspiration and really good ideas from Terri! One visit gave me the best idea for a new quilt: ‘Finnish Forest’! I’m waiting to start with that after all the Christmas things! I don’t know yet how it’s going to be but I’m quite sure something interesting…
After seeing Terri’s lovely trees I found this tree from my post box!
Thank you Ulla! You have always so wonderful ideas! Usually the simple things are the most beautiful!
Yesterday Santa Claus passed from our house and took all the cards and gifts to carry them with the Rudolf !
I have our Christmas bag with bullfinch and rowan-berries, waiting under the tree…
Every day I visit so many friends and they wonderful blogs… one of them is Mia from ‘Mia’s handmade’! She has every day something nice to show and lovely ideas what we can make for the Christmas time!
Last winter our dear friend came to visit us and brought me the best present from Ikea ( in Athens) FABRICS! This is one of them and I like it very much…perhaps because it reminds me a little bit ‘Marimekko’. I have made from this very thick cotton some bags and other things. Now it was time for a pouch.
I have started to knit a new warm shawl! I desided to make it simple so at the same time I can think and plan my other crafts and works! I have used once before this square-pattern and I think it’s a nice way to make a triangle!
I don’t know if I should believe this or not…but..yesterday we heard that it’s expected to have snow here! Yesterday the wind turned to north. It’s still warm but not so sunny and there is in the air something cool… anyway defenetely we need rain…other wise we don’t have enough water for the next summer. Normally we don’t have any problem with the water because we have very high ‘White Mountains’. Usually they have snow till June! We shall see if we have white Christmas!!!
Perhaps I need soon my warm scarfs – I have many of them – but can’t use them much…
I don’t know how I could show my knittings without my beautiful and always helpful models…
For this scarf I have knitted seperate loop to tight it.
I think Nero is already quite professional! This time Hanna wanted to join us, so here is her amateur style…
I think Hanna would be good as a sock model…she has lovely legs and then we couldn’t see her worried face!
This I have for you today…anyway so I had thought …but always in this point I feel, couldn’t I write some more…it’s difficult to leave your lovely company! Ok – I tell you still one nice place to visit. From Bella’s Country you find many kind of lovely things and photos! Bella is our dog friend and lives her happy life in countryside!
Now I go to continue my sewing – bright and fresh White-Red fabric is waiting to become a bag!
I might have something exiting and sweet in my next post…who knows…Christmas time is full of secrets! Thank you so much for your unique visits and lovely comments – you make me always so happy!!!
Have a wonderful and creative time and see you soon!!!
Ps. This time I decided to use all the time bigger letters. I would be very happy to hear your opinion!
I like the larger font size. It is really easy to read and looks fresh and modern. You have inspired me to try to felt up some of our dog’s hair. She has beautiful hair and she sheds quite a bit, so there should be a big supply!
I love your Ikea fabric bag. The design looks wonderful with that fabric.
Hi Teje, the new font size is very good. I love all you photos and I am amazed that you may get some snow.We have had rather a lot of it this year in the UK.
Your front room with your decorations looks beautiful. We have just got our tree and I can’t wait to get our decorations out this week.
Wrap up with your lovely shawl if you need to,
Hello there Teje! Your tree is beautiful and I really love the furry balls! Your house looks very welcoming and friendly. It’s always lovely to see Nero and Hanna; such stunning models! Your scarf is very pretty. Hope you’re having a good week. Ros and Oscar
There are so many lovely pics in this post, your georgeous treee, Nero and Hanna and those beautiful scarves and not least the stunning red and white bag….WOW. The bigger type makes reading easier on the computer…thanks.
Your tree and its decorations look beautiful! And I loved the red and white purse with the red top stitching very much indeed! The scarf looks so lovely and soft – and what wonderful models you have!
Enjoy your next red and white crafting – I’m looking forward to seeing it. Have a great day! Helen x
Hi TEJE! I think it is just perfect to use capital letters for your name ….. you are such a capital person :0) I have missed reading blogs lately and so have enjoyed catching up with your postings, your craftings and your beautiful models! As you now know I had been busy making quilt tops for Thessalonika …. I am amazed that you have just met Kristine – your new friend and neighbour :0) I am so thrilled to be part of her “virtual team” and will carry on making them in the new year.
Whatever you are doing ….. have a lovely time doing it!
love Val xx Oxfordshire UK
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