Sunday, July 31, 2011

Did you know?

Tom Hanks, co-star and director, played a prank on actress Julia Roberts while shooting their new film Larry Crowne. Check it out! It is great!


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Yarn bombing/guerilla knitting

Have you heard about it? I like the idea so much that I am thinking of taking an action. We have got a new street lamp and the concrete pillar is so boring. Why not dressing it ;) ?

I love these  projects. Have you seen one around your place?

Mountain air helps curing the whooping cough

We took a trio to the mountains. High altitude can help curing the whooping cough our boys have now. We were lucky since there was an eco fair with local producers of vegetables and cheese, wooden and felted products and some homemade sweets.

is there something for us?

this meal is calles "Ĩompe", which is boiled potatoes with cottage cheese and some cheese as the shepherds ate it

writing to the loved ones :)

this bumblebee has lunch, too :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

The fingerloop tutorial

I would like to share a great tutorial for a square string, named also the Viking string.

This is the way how I like to make it, comfortably sitting with the string attached to my toe.

You need seven strings in two colors, 4 of one and 3 of the other, about a fathom (=6 ft) long.

Fold them in half and tie them together at the loose ends.

Now put them on your fingers: 4 on the left hand, on 4 of your fingers (not on your thumb), and 3 on your right one, on 3 of the fingers (the little, the ring and the middle finger).

With your right forefinger go through the loops on your left hand and grab the lowest string of the little finger. Pull it through. Now you have 4 occupated fingers on the right hand and only three on your left.

Move the strings on your left hand lower: from the ring finger to the little one, from the middle to the ring and from the forefinger to the middle one.

Now use your left forefinger and go through all of the strings on the right hand to grab the lowest of your little finger. Move the strings one finger lower and repeat and repeat.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

What an amazing giveaway

One lucky winner will receive all 19 books of Elsa Beskow sent directly to their home. The contest is open to anyone, anywhere in the world, who has normal mail delivery. Please visit this page and you'll see what you have to do.

Here's a list of the books to be given away:

  • The Sun Egg
  • The Land of Long Ago
  • Princess Sylvie
  • Children of the Forest
  • The Curious Fish
  • Peter in Blueberry Land
  • Emily and Daisy
  • Pelle's New Suit
  • Around the Year
  • Woody, Hazel, and Little Pip
  • The Flowers' Festival
  • aunt Green, Brown, and Lavender
  • Christopher's Harvest Time
  • Peter's Old House
  • Ollie's Ski Trip
  • Peter and Lotta's Adventure
  • Uncle Blue's New Boat
  • Peter and Lottas Christmas
  • The Tale of the Little, Little, Old Woman

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Ypu can read a legend about Erazem Predjamski and his castle here: Predjama castle

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Summer at the sea side

This is my lavender bush. 

Lavender is my favorite flower and herb.

Figs are not ripe yet. But pears are already :)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Peach strudel

I could write a recipe if anyone wants to try to make it. I promise it is delicious!

the dough

butter crumbs

and here it is: my first peach studel


My younger son turned One today.

Happy birthday, my dear!