August 14, 2017

Suvi and Kielo

August 14, 2017 9 Comments
On a sunny day in Jakobstorp, a little village in the middle of nowhere...

These two are so much fun to have a photoshoot with. It is the last day at the cottage and I took some photos of my Pureneemo's and it all ended up in this little comic. Hope that you enjoyed it! Tomorrow (later today, after a good night sleep) we will travel back home to reality and at the moment I do not look forward to it. Summer has gone by so fast and I would love to enjoy it a bit more. Hope that you are doing well! Happy new week!

July 21, 2017


July 21, 2017 16 Comments
Hellou and hope that you are doing well! We are doing just fine and this summer has really gone by fast. We are in the beginning of our countdown for a trip back home, to reality, school, work, autumn...but still some weeks to go that we can enjoy. 

Had some plans to post about my newest addition, but life got in the way. My mother in law and her sister ended up in the hospital, on the same day, with just hours apart. What is the odds for this to happen? And it got crazier. Both had pneumonia! Both got penicillin and are home now, doing much much better. What a relief!! The day after, on the 18th July, we celebrated my mother in law's birthday. She is 98 year now. Amazing.


And now - let me introduce Kielo to you! For a while ago, when I wrote about my first Pure Neemo, I got a question from Lise at Daggry Saga, if I had some other favorites among these dolls. Long story short - one of my favorites, Sahra's a'la Mode Meow Meow Russian Blue Alisa, was on the way to her and she had thoughts about selling her and I was very interested in buying! On the same day I took Suvi out on a trip, the doll arrived to our tiny local store here nearby our cottage. Picked it up on our way to my mother in law and opened the package. Could not resist. ⌒°(ᴖ◡ᴖ)°⌒

She is such a cute little one! Just love her. Thank you Lise! (づ。◕‿‿◕。)づ And here are some photos! First four are taken at my mother in law, in her living room. The rest is taken in Jakobstorp, where we have our cottage.

The box. Adore the shadow!

In the box, poor thing.

Hellou, I am Kielo (Lily of the valley in Finnish) and out of the box, finally! 

Her things.
Oh, stop it!

What should I do now, just stand here?

Wait! Do not go!

Strike a pose. 

Rawr! I am dangerous! 

Nice to relax in the sun.

Well, well - it is raining!

But I am still pretty!

July 13, 2017

Suvi on a trip

July 13, 2017 8 Comments
I am ready, let's go! Made a simple dress the evening before and
the shawl I crocheted in the car, on our way. It is twisted and can be used
in two different ways.
Hellou from the south Öland. Some old houses in the background.
On a sunny day, we - the whole family, took a road trip to the city Kalmar and the island of Öland. I took Suvi along and thought that it would be fun. And it was.

Kalmar is a city in the southeast of Sweden, by the Baltic Sea and was one of the most important cities between 13th and 17th century. It was a fortified city, with the Kalmar Castle as the center. In the year 1658 the importance diminished, until the industry sector made a difference in the 19th century. From Kalmar you can drive over the Öland Bridge to the island of Öland. We did that.
Kalmar and the island of Öland are pretty beautiful and very flat. Perfect for them who love to bicycle! We drove our car and could enjoy a lot that way. On the island the cattle walk and live freely. No fences at all, so you had to look up!
Suvi in a rose garden. It was a bit windy and late evening, that is why the focus is a bit off.
Suvi by the Baltic Sea, in Mörbylånga. I picked some pebbles there. 

Suvi and some pebbles
Suvi relaxing in Mörbylånga.
In Mörbylånga. She is doing her best to not say anything about the smelly alga.
Windmill, a typical sight on the island of Öland.
Around the Kalmar castle you can walk, have a picnic or just enjoy your free time. Inside the castle you can experience how it was in the medieval time. I visited the little renaissance garden they have. Such beautiful flowers and plants. We drove even to the tiny city Mörbylånga on the island of Öland. 
Kalmar Castle
Flat as can be. A memorial place on the island of Öland.
It was a lovely day and it was nice to have a day with the family. On that day I got a note that my package, sent by Lise at Daggry Saga, had arrived. I picked it up the following day and found this cutie, that I bought, inside. More about her later on....
Meow. More about her in the coming post...

June 27, 2017

A day at the Wämöparken

June 27, 2017 16 Comments
Hello friend! It has been some days since the last post, but I have been busy with the festivities during the girls' last day at school, younger daughter's prom and the trip to our cottage. I have been posting some photos on Instagram and even on Flickr, but not so much on the blog. Well, here I am again and I hope that you are doing well. Here follows a post from our latest little trip. Sightseeing nearby is a lot of fun. And I hope your are enjoying your dolly-time. 

Psst....image heavy....!

Karlskrona is a beautiful city, not far from our cottage, near the Baltic Sea. the city has a lot to offer and I enjoy every trip there during summer time. Yesterday we took a family day at Wämöparken. It is a scenic excursion with historical buildings from different times and different places in the county Blekinge. It is a nice place for strolling, throughout the year. During summer time the cottages are open daily and there are even a mini zoo with the most common pets like chicken, pigs, goats, horses, ducks and rabbits. It is like Blekinge in a miniature. The park has its roots in the early 1900’s and there were a big party in 1910, when the park opened. There is an open-air theater and music pavilion, nature and lots to see.

By the Fisherman's cottage. The roses had a strong fragrance and looked so lovely

Fisherman's cottage

Zipporah by the Fisherman's cottage.
I took Zipporah along and took some photos, strolled sightseeing and enjoyed a day out. Did not see any ghosts - it is said that some of the older houses has some ghosts living there.

Zipporah in one of the old wagons at the park.

Zipporah and a happy wish for nice weather (Fint väder)

Mother Mina's Mill
Lars Petter’s cottage was moved to Wämö in 1910. The house has a log cabin and several lofts. During winter, the families usually lived in the central part of the cottage that has dining tables, beds and a space for small animals. There is likely not a man named Lars Petter, but the initial above the door, inspired to the name. In June 2011 the cottage was injured hard by a fire. The man who started the fire was charged and he confessed to the crime. The damaged parts were repaired by traditional methods.

Zipporah by the Lars Petter's cottage

Lars Petter's cottage today

Beautiful flowers.

Another old cottage, today it is a tiny shop for souvenirs. 
Mother Mina's (Wilhelmina Ohlsson) Mill moved to Wämöparken in 1916-1917. The hard wind is well know here and the wings on the mill broke repeatedly. The mill got new ones last year.

A cottage, from 1857, were owned by a big family, living a good life. Ten children were bord and nine made it to adulthood. Kitchen, living room and a chamber gave room to the parents, kids and sometimes even workers - often related to fishing, so the house got the name ”Fisherman’s cottage”.

Zipporah on a small pier.
It was a lovely day. We stopped by a grill bar and ate some yummy hamburgers before we drove home to the cottage. While waiting for the kids, I took this photo of Zipporah by the Baltic Sea. 

June 4, 2017

Of topic and a new dress…

June 04, 2017 10 Comments

Some days ago I was sitting in the kitchen and talked to our kids about their own thoughts for the coming summer, the last essays to be done and the future. Now they are watching the One Love Manchester on TV - a concert in tribute to the victims of the Manchester bombing. It is to honor the lost, injured and affected. I think that it was cowardly done to attack our future like that. The youngster have not done a thing. But as a journalist wrote here - it is easier to build up buildings than a generation. The thing that scares me most, is that our girls could have been there on 22nd May. They have seen Ariana Grande before and have been even abroad to see their stars. It really hurst to see innocent people to become victims like this. We never know when, why or what - it is the new way to be in war. We are vulnerable, but we need to stay strong. Never let fear take over.

I know that this was of topic, but I had to share some thoughts.

On the evening when I sat in the kitchen, talking with the girls, I made a dress to Polly. The upper part is crocheted and the skirt I sew on, added some decorations and then the first try (too big) became a bow, that she has on her head. The pants she had, I have returned to the kids collection and the long sleeved t-shirt will be something new later on.

Here are some photos. Hope that you are well. Happy June.

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