Category Archives: Pretty little things

Moomin family

At the moment, these Moomin figurines are our favorites. They sing, dance, cook and play hide-and-seek all day long. We also used to have Little My, but she was the smallest of the bunch and the best one at hiding, so it’s been some weeks since the last time we saw her.

These are from a Moomin advent calendar we bought this Christmas.

I think every figurine is hand-painted, and all of them as surprisingly well-made.

Making jewelry is something we do daily, too. It’s fun and it’s great for fine motor skills (super important for a bilingual child!).

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Spring treasures

Above you can see some of the things I like right now. Firstly, tulips! The first day of spring is here,  and what is more appropriate than tulips now? These days we always have fresh tulips at home. Somehow I got Hannes to understand that it’s as important as fresh bread on daily basis.

Secondly, I’m very much into Lucas Papaw Ointment now. It’s one of those great all-round products similar to Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream, minus the weird smell. This ointment is based on fermented papaya. Also, it’s an Australian product, and anything from down under is pretty exotic here in Sweden, which I like!

And then we have children’s books. Isn’t it wonderful to get a chance to dive into that world again? I think it is, and I’m so happy I “have to” do it thanks to Johannes now! I especially like books which have nice artistic illustrations in them. What a nice first introduction to art for a child!

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Metropolitans I met and liked

I bought these necklaces for presents recently!

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Flower head vase

These days we get a lot of flower deliveries from friends, family and colleagues. The flowers are all really pretty, but every now and then some of the flower heads droop or start to wither.
Fortunately, I have a great way of taking care of these poor flower heads. I have this special vase, which consists of many small cavities in which I place the flower heads.
I don’t know of anyone else who has this kind of special vase, and I’ve never seen it in a regular store. However, sometimes they have them in thrift shops.

I’ve previously made a post about collecting flower heads by a flower shop, and this is what I do with those as well. It requires a bit of work, but the result is a very pretty centrepiece.

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Tilda rag doll inspired bunny

Tilda rag doll inspired bunny

Tilda rag doll inspired bunny

Here’s a Tilda doll inspired bunny I managed to sew last night. The body is made of pure white linen and the clothes are mostly cotton Tilda fabric. I think the hardest thing when sewing this kind of toys is actually stuffing them. It takes ages, and so much stuffing material!

Also, I don’t think I’ve shown you the finished version of the chubby Tilda doll I made this summer. Here she is:

I even made a pink peony for her hair:

Here are my creations together:

And the view from my kitchen window today,  just because:

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Lemon tea and Lime Crime

Unfortunately, I’ve been feeling a bit under the weather during this week. I think I’m having a common flu, at least all the classic symptoms, such as fever, runny nose, coughing and headache are there. Due to my pregnancy, there are not really that many medicines I can take to help and improve my state, so I’ve been mostly staying in bed drinking hot lemon tea and reading.
I’m trying to take it as easy as I can in order not to urge the baby to come out. After all, there are supposed to be at least two weeks left before the date, and the last thing I want is to give birth to someone while being ill!

Anyway, one thing that made me really excited is getting a package from Lime Crime. Just the look of their stuff would brighten up anyone’s day! Can’t wait to get better and try out all this gorgeousness, so stay tuned for swatches, looks and reviews!

 

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Glass nail files and nail polish swatch of Enigma Green 416 by Kiko Milano

Lately I’ve been very much into light blue and turquoise. Maybe because I’ve been shopping for my baby boy so much? I buy things in different colors for him, of course, but I must admit there are a lot of shades of blue included there, too.

Glass nail files with Swarovski crystals and zodiacs by Mont Blue

Glass nail files with Swarovski crystals and zodiacs by Mont Bleu

This is why getting a package with these glass nail files from Mont Bleu made me extra happy this time around. I’ve raved about glass nail files before (read here!), and I could go on about their advantages forever. And by the way, the glass nail files by Mont Bleu are honestly the best ones I’ve ever tried, and I’ve tried many. And how cute are those tiny Swarovski crystal incrustations (Mont Bleu is a Czech company located in Prague, this is why the Swarovski crystals really make sense here)!

As a bonus, I also got these adorable stud earrings with multicolored crystals. They kind of shift colors depending on the angle of observation.

Swatch of Enigma Green 416 nail polish by Kiko Milano

Swatch of Enigma Green 416 nail polish by Kiko Milano

Of course, I just had to do a manicure using my new glass nail files! Here’s a swatch of Enigma Green 416 by Kiko Milano. I would describe this one as a dusty teal or turquoise.

Make-up bag made with Tilda fabric

Make-up bag made with Tilda fabric

And here you can see a make-up bag I made yesterday using some Tilda fabric. Right now I’m learning how to sew in a zipper in the best way, so this is why I produce a lot of this kind of bags almost daily!

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