Friday, December 28, 2007

Christmas Present from Friends

Lotta, Ritva, Katariina and Pellervo from Sulkava gave me a really pretty Christmas present! A telephone table, that they bought from their Austria trip. Just perfect for the doll house! Thank you so much!

The last two days

The day before the Christmas Eve Riikka gave me these packages and two cards for my dollhouse. Aren't they so cute!!

On the last day, the Christmas Eve, I got this very cute cradle!!!!! Just perfect for Kristiina (Kirsty)!! And a picture of it.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

So this is Christmas!

I wish all of you a Very Merry Gingerbready Christmas!!

Have you done already your gingerbread house ??!!

Many more surprises!

Riikka has given me so many cute surprises over these days. Here she has made tiny Christmas cards. The bookmark she bought from a market.

Oh, these tiny dolls are just perfect for Eliza and Tom to play with! I am so happy for them!

I just love this necklace Riikka gave me the other day. I wear it everyday now!

This notebook is handmade and absolutely wonderful! Riikka bought this and the necklace from the Christmas market.

The pages of the notebook are made to look kind of olden. Look at the edges!!

This joyful flower was made just for me! ;)

Sunday, December 16, 2007


Today Riikka gave me this surprise! A gingerbread church for the doll house family! She said she bought it from the doll and teddy bear market a while ago.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

The 10 days of Christmas surprises!

Riikka decided to make me a 10-day Christmas surprise calendar. It started on the 14th day of December. On the first day I got this little knitting basket with cute yarns in it. The basket found its place right away in the living room.

On the next day, I got this very decorative thing where I can put some Fimo candles in. I am very excited to see what comes next!!!

Sunday, December 2, 2007

The Doll and Teddybear Market

Today at ten a.m. we went the Doll and Teddy Bear Market. It was soooooo wonderful! Stall after stall it was filled with lovely, cute, awesome doll, teddybear and doll house stuff!!!!! Most of the stuff was hand made by skilled people.

And these are what we bought! On the right side there are the stuff Riikka bought (real shopping-spree...) and on the left hand side is my stuff (the red spot is a pretty candle).
The thingies in the bags are materials for making mirrors. (I'll take better pictures on a day we have more is sooo pitch dark today).

But this is what I am REALLY happy about:

I found an vintage Lundby doll house from the seventies... with some furniture in there already. This is perfect for tuning!!! And I'm going to do everything myself. I might even create a new blog about it... Perhaps the main language will be Finnish, because many Finns are tuning their Lundbys. But of course I will put in some English, too.

The Mini Club

Have I told you about our Mini Club? In the Mini Club there are several participants: me, Riikka, our mom Outi, my friends Saara and Iines and their moms Susanna and Susan, and sometimes Saara's little sister Niina and Iines' little brother Matias.

Yesterday we had Christmas theme and these are what we did: candles, carlands, wreaths, ornaments in their storage boxes, ginger breads... We had so much fun!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

The Christmas Calendar!!!

The Christmas Calendar starts today!!

I made a calendar for my dear sister, Riikka. As you can see there are 24 tiny boxes, which Riikka will open one at a time. I have filled every box with something little for her doll house, most of them I have made myself. Some are from the store. The Chistmas calendars are very typical in Finland.

Here is the link to Riikka´s blog, which tells you every day in December, what will Riikka find from the boxes! Check it out often!!