Vof Vof Vof!!! Tomorrow it starts, the Christmas celebration! I have been out and tried to see if Santa is coming …
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 …
… 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 …
… 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!
NERO, HANNA & TEJE
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Posted in Baking, Christmas, Decoration, Dogs, Felting, Mini Quilt, tagged Christmas, christmas baking, Christmas decoration, ginger coocies, mug rug on December 14, 2012 |
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Hi everyone! Hopefully you don’t have stress with your Christmas schedule and preparations! I haven’t done any so I thought I could share my earlier Christmas makings because there is still one week to bake coocies, make decorations, sew something …
Last two Christmases I have made many needle felted decorations with dog hairs. When I brush Nero and Hanna, I collect the ‘wool’ from the brush. You can make also yarn from that and my mom used to do that. I makes the most warm yarn! But to these balls now …
You know my sweet Golden Retriewer friend London. When I have been taken care of her, I kept some wool to make Christmas decoration to her mom. I made something very simple and natural. Few branches from cypress, ribbon cutted from fleece, paper ‘ribbon’ and paper cord … two woollen balls … almost like snow balls …
I add also very thin metal wire for hanging and if you like you can add beads etc. for extra festive look. Next photos show one that I have made with Nero’s wool and the materials you need (needle for needle felting and those very light balls). You can make also hearts, wreaths etc.
Crochet snowflakes are different project – great one – for those you can find good tutorial from Lucy at ‘attic 24’.
Last year I made little, white Christmas tree which became very famous and loved. It is really cute and easy to make. You can read all the post where I show how I made it HERE.
This year I have been sewing a lot, but not Christmassy things. Last year I made lots of mini-mini quilts, mug rugs, Christmas mats and tutorial how to make them.
One small decoration I made suddenly and with a moment’s inspiration, was this felted cover for candle glass. HERE you can see how easy it is to make.
And then lets start to bake … oh I can smell Christmas … my ‘must’ bakings are Ginger Coocies and Christmas Stars. I do hope I shall make them also this Christmas!
Oh how I wish I had now those stars with my afternoon coffee! I have bought all the things I need to make them, so perhaps I shall have tomorrow baking day instead of cleaning!
When I was looking for these Christmas photos I ran to one with Hanna. I just have show you her sweet face and with this Hanna’s relaxing moment, I wish you wonderful week and do try to relax even I know you are very busy! Thank you so much for visiting my little blog and for leaving always so appreciated and enjoyable comments! See you soon!
TEJE & HANNA
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Merry Christmas!!! It’s Christmas Eve!!!
I wish you all The Best Ever Christmas!!! This is my first Christmas here in Blogland and it has been so exiting to make our bakings and crafts together and share our ideas and inspirations!!!
Some of us are ready for the Christmas Eve dinner….I have still some last things to do and then it’s time to relax and enjoy this most magical time of the year!!!
With these scenes from our Christmas I want to wish you and your families Merry Christmas!!! Have a wonderful and peaceful time with your dears and friends!!! Enjoy this magical time with good food and lovely sweets, Christmas songs and movies…good books…!!!
Lots of love, hugs and kisses from
TEJE and NERO
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Happy Saturday evening!!!
How nice to see you! Today I have been sewing place mats for my dear friend and I have been baking! It’s time for ‘Christmas Stars’ – one of the most traditional baking for Finnish Christmas!
Christmas corner in the kitchen! This crochet table runner I have made (too) many years ago, dare I say, …. years ago! Small figures have gathered during the years…
For the Stars you need the dough like for croissants and marmelade. Now adays you can find very good dough from the market so these Stars are the most easy and quick to make. Traditionally we use plums for filling but you can try any other fruit you like.
I made these stars few days ago and again today, so I have photos from both of them. First time I used cherry marmelade and today I had dry plums (without stones). I boiled the plums with some water (not too much) till they became quite soft. You can mass them a little bit with the spoon. The plum ‘marmelade’ should be thick.
Here you can see how to cut the scuares and how much to put filling.
Turn every second corner like this and the star is born!
You can make also triangles!
The filling with plums looks like this – quite thick!
Before you put the stars to the oven, spread them with egg.
These Stars are just perfect for the Christmas time! They are not too sweet and the plum is good after eating too much and heavy food!
Enjoy The Christmas Stars with icing sugar and coffee or your favorite tea!!!
I like to thank you all for the most sweet words about Nero’s Blanket!!! It was so much fun to make it and plan how to do it! I have got some question about it and I shall add more details to the last post ‘Nero’s Blanket’. Nero is also so happy for all your recovering wishes and his feet is now fine and he enjoyes running around and brings us all the toys to play!
I just can’t believe that there is only few days till the Christmas! Still few days to make Christmas things, to open the advent calender and to look lovely blogs with their advent calender!
Hope to see you soon again!!!
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Posted in Cats, Chania, Christmas, Dogs, Nero's Post, Sewing, tagged burlap basket, cats, Chania, Christmas, creative, Dogs, Nero's Post, sewing on December 14, 2010 |
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Posted in Christmas, Dogs Cats, Felting, Just delightful, tagged Christmas, decoration, felting, just delightful, My Creative Space, sunset on December 11, 2010 |
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“It was a gloomy and stormy night…”
Hello! I hope you have lovely Saturday – what ever weather it is! Finally we have winter and I understad better what you have been through these last days. When it’s months and months summer, you just forget how the cold weather feels – and you miss cool and cold winter with rain…
Yesterday we really had rain…it was raining ice cubes!!! It was so loud that we couldn’t hear other’s voice! The wind has been very strong and the ships stay in the ports. In Athens it is snowing. In Chania we have + 6 degrees.
Don’t worry, I know you have often enough rain…no need for me to show it…so here is the sun coming out from the clouds…
I can’t send you sun today…but I made one especially for you!
When I made this felting some days ago, I wasn’t sure how I like to continue it…in the sun the colours look so beautiful!
I wanted to do something over it, but also I liked it very much just like that! …I decided to make this an experiment and make another one if needed…
So…now there is some shine in the sun…
…waves on the sea…
…birds on the sky…
…SUNSET… one day I shall give you better photo with the real SUN!
When it’s rainy and cold, it’s better spend your time at home with your friends…
…with your Christmas things…
…to make some more Christmas decorations… Helen has made beautiful things for her tree!
Do you remember the small trees I had made from old books? I happend to see them also here with photos how to make them!
Thank you all so so so much for visiting and leaving wonderful comments!!! I enjoy reading them and hearing your news!!! I wish you lovely time and I hope this SUN gives you happy light for your winter days!!!
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