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Vof Vof Vof!!! Tomorrow it starts, the Christmas celebration! I have been out and tried to see if Santa is coming …

Nero with Santa hat

I wear my Santa hat so he can see me from far away! I asked Hanna to help me and look to the other road – we don’t want to miss Santa.


Nero, do I really need to wear this hat? It’s too big and I have just fixed my hair! Okey, I’ll do my best because I want to meet Santa, too …


Hey, Nero, come here … please help me! Something has stucked to my fur … huge snowflakes … I don’t know if I like this  …


Relax Hanna, I’m here! Everything is fine and we are ready for Christmas party … you see what Santa has already sent to us …

Finnish sweets

… and we have doggie goodies, too (I ate half of them, but don’t tell Hanna)! Teje has started her traditional Christmas puzzle …


… one sleeve = one star … someone is loosing his shirts, I hope Santa brings him new shirts …


This will be puppie-friendly quilt. Teje said that she uses only strong fabrics because anyway I’m the one who makes the bed every morning. This beautiful design is from Kaffe Fassett. She tries to follow the pattern this time …


Our dear artist friend has made this quilt and she was so kind that she sent her templates to us. Here is her wonderful quilt with her beautiful, sweet puppy …


We have put Christmas lights and cristalls to the windows …


Now we shall go for the last food shopping and then we can just relax and enjoy this magical time! Look,  there he is! I’m sure I saw Santa …

Nero the Shephard

… oh and my hat had felt down! If he didn’t see me? Hey Santa, I’m here and I have been really good boy all the year!


Thank you so much for all your lovely comments and beautiful Christmas cards! We sent our cards three weeks ago but it seems to be that everything we sent that day, has disappeared in the post. We are so sorry if you haven’t received our Christmas cards.

We wish you the most wonderful Christmas time and all the best, health and happiness for the New Year 2013!!! We hope to see you before the new year! Hugs and Kisses!




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Vof vof vof! Hi friends, it’s Nero here! I hope you are fine and I’m sure you are waiting to open your Christmas presents and to eat all the biscuits and goodies that you have been making! Sooner than we believe we can do that! I wrote to Santa to bring me lots of ‘dessert’ sticks and toys! I have been busy with many things ….

beautiful fabrics

New Fabrics arrived and we were waiting these beauties from the autumn! They are from ‘Fluffy Sheep Quilting’! Heaven & Helsinki and Ladies Stitching club – perfect names for fabrics! More about them, when we can show you more. When Teje was finding a place to take pictures, I was busy around …


Could you resist that fresh green?! I guess you desire those fabrics but I enjoyed that fresh, soft grass …


Wow, it was so soft … the ground … and smelled very interesting, the hedgehog is running around every day and I wanted to dig and dig the soft ground and grass to find the smell better! Then I had a feet-bath. I wonder why we don’t have a beige, linen couch even Teje would love that? And there is always a towl on my sofa?

beautiful fabrics

Today Teje had a plan to work all the day and she wanted to start a new baby quilt. In fact she had a plan to start to make a pattern for the ‘Baby Stars’ baby quilt. She had took these fabrics on the table last night but then I said it’s time to go to bed, so she had to leave it today … only today we didn’t have electricity almost all the day! I had to take care of the road because there were men with big cars and they did something with those ‘light-trees’.


This much she did, plus some more cutting, till she believed that the light is not coming and the coffee is not coming. So we changed the plan and now we have bright, clean windows for the Christmas! And clean office and even clean computer!  It was once again lovely sunny day and I was around with Hanna …


Yesterday we had our lunch-coffee outside in the sunshine and Teje was knitting her sock. It was +20 in the shadow! Today almost the same but in the afternoon it was raining a little bit.  blaa …. blaaa …bla … blaaa …. what? you want to hear about my secret?  Oh how shall I tell you our secret? It’s something that Teje has been wondering from the spring. She left the idea till the autumn because summer is always busy time. Then she just didn’t find what she wanted. She started with one, but found out that something really important didn’t work as she liked.


And now few days ago she found it! It’s called Yoko! What’s that, you may ask … it’s our new theme! Yeeeeeee !!! I’m so exited – we are moving! If you are interested to see how it looks, you are so welcome to click HERE HERE HERE!!! I need to warn you that the place is still quite empty and not ready. We (she) have been really busy trying to fix so many things. At least now she knows much more than 2,5 years ago when she were fighting with herself to find out how to start a blog. We don’t move far away, we stay in the same neighbourhood – just need a little more space and a change. Please welcome to visit and tell me your opinion! We continue still here in the same place at least till the end of the year. I let you know when I start to write my posts in my new ‘home’.


Thank you so much for spending time with me and thank you for writing so amazing messages! It is so much fun to chat with you! I do appreciate if you tell honestly what you think about our new home! I really hope you like it!



Ps. I go to wake up Hanna, she is snoring too much!

Ps. I had to come back to add this: when reading and checking my post I realized that I’m writing about moving to a new ‘home’ and after that I show a photo with houses! Honestly it was a coincidence! How that happens to me all the time?

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Vof vof vof – it’s me Nero here! How great to see you – I have many things to show to you and also some great links at the end! Want translation? Vof is my language and means Hi! Wips = works in process and Wifs = works in finish – now you know some doggie language! In the morning it looked like this on our sewing table …

Sorry, but is someone messing up with my post? This photo just didn’t want to come here and now it doesn’t want to turn?

I don’t really sew, I just tell and show. Teje did some preparings in the morning and then there was SUN so out we ran to take photos. I have been waiting so many days to show you our new fabric baskets! Voila …

beautiful sephard

You can’t see them well? I thought you would love to see my beautiful face first. Okey, here you are, a closer shoot …

You see we were quick enough to catch Hanna in the photo. She is so good avoiding portret photos. Those fabrics with letters are so great for this kind of projects. They are not too hard but still more firm than normal cotton. Exterior has fleece and thin cotton and then there is also lining with that great red ‘kitchen’ fabric! We didn’t quilt those outside pieces but we shall try that, too. It will make them even more steady.

fabric baskets

Our knitting project is going so and so. Three pieces (two sleeves and one front) are 3/4 ready. But I’m (she is) so lazy to start to think how to make the curves on the sleeves and other pieces, so she just starts the next piece … and at the end she has all the pieces at the unpleasant stage. Very soon she needs this jacket so hurry hurry!

fabric baskets

This blogging is really so much fun and teach us so much! I don’t speak many laguages – only ‘doggie’, some ‘finnish’ and a little bit better ‘greek’ – usually I let them believe that it’s all greek to me. But anyway Teje learnt one new word last week: gab! You see I have that! She was writing the post title big bag but she is typing so many mistakes and wrote gab. Then she thought (she likes words and letters) that it looks funny word play and left the name: BIG GAB BAG. It is that green/white/black tote bag. She didn’t think even a moment that there exists a word gab. Then she saw that you used it also in your comments and she took her green, magic book filled with words and there it was! Lucky her that it didn’t mean anything terrible! Great word and I’m sure she never forgets that. To our Finnish readers I like to tell that the book says it means ‘lorpotys, puhelahja’ (please add in your mind those sopts over o). I hope the book has it right!

my puppies

… here I am just gabbing! I wonder can I say like that? But I have an other question to you. Have you seen quilt card? If not, it looks something like this …

Christmas card

I have to confess that this is also a little bit wip because we put that tussel quickly with a safety-pin just for the photo. Now I/she needs to sew it there. This was idea of a moment when she saw those wonky triangles and they looked like a tree.

Christmas cards

Beautiful Christmas basket! This basket is funny because it’s full of grass. One day Teje thought to pick this ‘antique’ basket from the ground and what she saw – lots of cute greens growing through the bottom …

Hanna is always some where near! I think quilt cards are wonderful way to send Christmas greetings to your friends! If you like to make some but you are not sure how, look our tutorial for mini quilt – coasters.

Hmmm, what else … aaa jes I said about links … I have seen again so many fantastic things to make and sew and some great tutorials! Have a look here:

* Pocket wall organizer made by ‘Sew Lux’ – this is beautiful and practical way to keep your Christmas cards, notes etc!

* Box bag made by ‘Truly Myrtle’ – this is great bag to keep your projects, make-ups etc. You can use fabric or piece of your old favourite pullover!

* Wonky pinwheel block made by ‘Green Leaf Goods’ – this is beautiful and fun patchwork block and I’m sure I shall make many of these!

I’m sure you enjoy all these great tutorials and beautiful blogs!

Something she has managed to do today. I go to have a nap with my girls and send Teje to her corner to continue … who knows what these are supposed to become (?).

We are linking with Lee at ‘W.i.p. Wednesday’!

We all from ‘My Post’ = Nero’s Post, send you armfull of hugs and thank you so much for joining our EPP adventure! Do you read Laura’s blog ‘Quokka Quilts’? Laura is hosting the EPP Travellin blog hop and we were so happy to join that! If not, you could stop by! She’s is so sweet and fun, too! She gave us a good laugh with our Greek feta cheese! Have fun and take care!


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Vof vof friends!!! I have a birthday!!! I’m now 8 years …  for a big dog like me it means that I am very adult now. But I don’t show it … I start my morning  with playing and making happy jumps! This week we finally played also with some fabrics and made some english paper piecing!

english paper piecing

It’s our first time and can’t say it’s too difficult but it takes very much time. First to make your templates if you don’t have them ready. You can order them but I thought it’s better to make them by myself for the first time because I didn’t even know what shape or size I finally want to use.

templates for paper piecing

For me the most difficult part was to choose the fabrics. I just don’t have enough fabrics and colours in my stash! I want to go for shopping! (and I went but more for that when they arrive).

paper piecing

These pieces I have papered = they have the template behind. I used small piece of tape to catch them to keep them on a right place. Kerry from ‘verykerryberry’ makes amazing paper piecing and she used a small spot special glue.

paper piecing

Why I started now paper piecing? There has been so many fantastic paper pieced blocks and works around but I have never found the time (courage) to try. Then my blog friend Laura from Australia invited me to join her Bloghop. Laura writes wonderful blog ‘Quokka Quilts’ and I am so exited about her great idea; so I just had to join!

paper piecing

This blog is darker than I had in my mind and I’m not sure if I’ll join with this or perhaps I’ll make an other one. I just couldn’t find good colour for the centre piece.

I have sewn now all the other pieces, except the yellow triangles and the light blue squares. My blog friend Jessica from ‘Life Under Quilts’ is also very talented with paper piecing. She has made a great tutorial and she said it’s better to sew first all the seams around the centre piece because then you can take the template away and you can fold your work. Like this it’s easier to continue sewing the following pieces.  All the good tips and advices are so important when we start something new!

Chania Greece

In the morning … we have still so good weather, over +30 degrees and sunshine. For most of us who live here in Greece it’s quite tired to have so long time very hot weather. Still I guess it’s better that cold and rain. The light is amazing in the mornings and I enjoy always so much watching the sea.

I want to send special thanks to my blog friends Jane and Mia! I was lucky (again) to win Jane’s give away at ‘Jane’s Journal’! She sent to me beautiful bag charm with sewing theme with blue beads and a special souvenir from the Olympic games! And she had made to us the most sweet and unique card! As a little girl my hair was exactly like that – Jane couldn’t know that – how fun! Thank you so much Jane!!! Have a look at Jane’s etsy-shop for goodies and presents!

Mia sent to us the most sweet coasters! Mia, my Finnish blog friend,  is making beautiful and very unique felted items (bags, pouches etc.) and I’m so happy to have these – they make me smile every day! Mia’s lovely blog is ‘HandmadebyMia’! Thank you so much Mia!!! Have a look at Mia’s etsy-shop for goodies and presents!

felted coasters


… is my cake coming …  better I’ll go to see  …

Nero Shephard

Thank you so much for joining us today and our warmest thanks for all your sweet comments! It is so wonderful to read your messages and to hear from you!!!

Hugs and kisses! See you sooner!


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Vof vof my sweet friends! It’s late evening and we are waiting our dear friend from Finland … soon we are on our way to pick her from the airport … how exiting! She always plays a lot and keeps some goodies! But I have a moment and want to say Hello to my mom!

man's best friend

Last week Teje came home so happy, because she had met ‘my mom’s mom’ = that sweet woman who has my mom, dad and one sister! We were so happy to hear some news from them and learn that they are all fine!

dog's laugh

We wanted to take a nice photo to show how I look now with my summer fur – very slim! But oh boy, it is still so hot that I didn’t like to model in the sun.

I love to play and even it’s hot I’m trying to play few moments now and then! but just wait to see when autumn comes, I shall be outside all day long and have so much fun!

German-Belgian Shephard

If you look the first photo, you can imagine that I heard something exiting … she said the magic word … I heard it … αυτοκινητο = car!!! I love car drives!

Once when I was young, they were looking for me every where and couldn’t find me. The car was outside and there I was! I had jumped in from the half open window! Okey, I know the blue car is for me because I’m a boy (=I make a mess with my hairs) …

Let’s go to the airport now! I’ll be back soon … in few days with new news! By by friends! I blow you a kiss!!!

Hugs to my mom, dad and Dima-sister!


PS. Look, how much fur I had in February! Here I’m guarding my garden with my ‘adopted’ sister Hanna.

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Vof vof vof!! What’s up friends?! Hope you are fine – I am! The weather is great – at night! In the day time it’s still really hot but in the evening I relax outside listening the sounds of my garden … birds on the trees, hedgehog walking around, cats in the neighbourhood and so on. Because here in my blog we like to show always even one craft, I’ll show you this …

lavender pouch

In the evenings when I search my garden, Teje is making lavender pouches. There are now quite many, but still we need to fill them. I show you more later.

This summer my vegetable garden is not full of tomatoes, cucambers, paprikas, watermelons, strawberries etc. This year we didn’t put there anything because we (they) knew that it’s going to be very busy summer. But I found something …


Yeeeee, grapes! Heh – heh, this was few weeks ago, see I was still wearing my toeless sock! I love grapes but then we learnt that they are not good for dogs, so I don’t eat them anymor (only if I find them on my own from the garden).

rose wine

I don’t believe – she bought pink wine! is there really pink wine? I don’t think greek language has pink word for wine. There is red = κοκκινο, ερυθρο  (kokkino, erithro) and white = ασπρο, λευκο (aspro, lefko), but no pink!

Βθτ νεωερ … oups, sorry forgot to change the letters … ment to say, but never mind, if she likes pink. She went to ‘Jumbo’ for pillow firms and we got new toys – pink and blue!

Oh ssshhh, why this happens – again most fun part of my post is missing … I try again …

So here we have just got our new, clean toys …

happy dogs

We had so much fun and Hanna made some great piruets!

playing dog

Look, she has been knitting! No, not she, but she …

spider net

We didn’t disturb her project and she has knitted a huge net during the last months!

We are not very good with not showing what we have done , but we’ll try, because there is something happy next week and it’s sort of related with ‘this’. So we save ‘this’ for then and I show you only a sneaky peaky!

quilt and sea

Thank you so much for joining me today and writing so sweet and special messages! Now it’s again evening and I’m on my way to lie down outside and leave my writer to do some ironing.

Hugs and Kisses!!!!!!!!

PS. Of course linking at ‘Fabric Tuesday’, ‘Link Party Tuesday’, ‘Made By Me’


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Vof – vof – fovvv – vuf!!! Hi my friends, it’s Nero here and I’m really exited  to see you and say few words after a long while! First I want to show what I made today just for you …

Nero's flowers

I send you million kisses with this flower to thank you for your sweet wishes to get well!!! Now I’m fine, still have a thin sock on my foot not to lick it, but the terrible thorn was found under my skin and it’s thrown far away and now I feel so great!!! They gave me the recular vaccination (using the opportunity because I was asleep) and the vet burnt something next to my ear – yach! it smelled awfull and hurt, but I couldn’t move because I was in so deep sleep and felt so tired. But now I’m all fixed and feeling fine and happy – enjoying my days with my sweet girls!

dogs with toys

Everyone loves to play or what! I have my dearest ball – almost as old as I am and Hanna has the knotted rope. She is making happy dancing with that! Foxy enjoyes our company but doesn’t join the game – she is just walking between our legs! Teje is going to play with that box?! She said that it gave her a good idea, but first she has to iron – sorry about the mess behind us – she has set the ironing centre outside.

cinderella shirt

I think you could almost believe if I say that I re-fixed this shirt, because this is super extra easy and so fun! Only problem is that there is no scissors to fit my paw.

Just take your lovely summer shirt and sew patches over it! We chose patches from very thin fabric, that we have used to make a summer shirt few years ago. I love it because it’s like water colour painted and with beautiful colours.

Teje named this ‘Cinderella’ shirt! Those cute tuffels are from very big, thin scarf she bought one smmer and she made a summer shirt from that scarf. I don’t think you have seen it – I have to remind her to take photos because it’s quite fun with lots of tuffels on the down edge and the colour (it’s always about the colour here) is changing from white to ‘stormy’ blue.

New idea on Teje’s table … she was thinking long and hard something … finally yesterday she took some materials and began to try if that idea could work. I like the crochet flower and those ribbons could be fun to play – or no, I want those thread balls!


You know Diane? She is our blog friend and has a really beautiful blog ‘FROM BLANK PAGES’! She makes so beautiful quilts and has always great ideas like now hosting a new party! Idea Party! Doesn’t that sound so interesting and fun. Her idea is to share our ideas = from blank pages = our notebooks = ideas that often remins in our mind or notes but should be shared and done! That happens also here in our creative attic, so we love to join this party! Party button is on my sidelist, so you can visit easily and join the party every Thursday.

'Sunday Special'

I love words and playing – playing with words – even better! There is ‘Silent Sunday’ but do you think I could be silent? so I thought ‘Sunday Special’ sounds fun, too! This is my Sunday Special. I had left this tuff on the floor at night and in the morning when Teje went to wash her eyes, she was looking curiously what’s that on the floor … it is specially beautiful tuff and she kept it. By the way I’m full of those now. I’m brushing my fur every day and I have collect already one paper bag full of my tuffs! I should learn to use vacuum cleaner – I’m told!

This special Bird box is from Emma who send us her amazing jewellery (we won it from her give away). Unforgivably we forgot to show this most sweet box. Thank you again Emma for this most beautiful jewellery! Visit Emma in her lovely blog ‘SILVER PEBBLE’! You can see my favourite jewellery better HERE. There was really funny coincidence with this jewellery. I visited Lucy at ‘ATTTIC24’ and she was telling a sweet story how much she wanted to win this same jewellery! Go to read her post because her story had really happy end – for her and Emma!

Nero and Hanna

What! Did I hear someone said something about Desserts?!!! Sorry now I have to run! I won’t miss my dessert!!!

Thanks for visiting me today and being so wonderful friends! I appreciate how sweet you were when my foot was hurting! I send you huge hugs and kismet kisses!!!


special flower bucket

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