27 February 2011

New necklace & scarf

This ceramic focal was bought in Suomenlinna this summer. (You can find pics here.) 
The artist called it "the home of the Christmas fly" and it was meant to be a Christmas ornament.
To me it looks like a star fish. 

The other ingredients in this necklace are ceramic beads by MaryAnn Carroll, carved wood beads and copper.

I finished my scarf. There's no fringe on this one. It's the same color as Mirja's scarf. All three scarves are made of the same soft yarn called Novita Pop (70% acrylic, 30% wool).

23 February 2011

Awesome Blog Award!

I can't believe I got another award! I got the Awesome Blog Award from the amazing Nellie over at The Cat From Hell. I love reading about her adventures with Kozmo and her Hairy Slobbery Sisters!

I'm supposed to post 7 things about myself. Some of you may have read the 12 random facts about me in January, so here goes:

  1. I love chocolate and ice cream.
  2. I probably own more books than I should (at least that's what my hubby thinks).
  3. The above is most likely true about beads too...
  4. I love to bake even if I don't do it that often anymore.
  5. I love Calvin & Hobbes and Mutts.
  6. I love mythology, especially Egyptian, Greek and Roman mythology.
  7. I love watching nature documentaries on TV.

I’m also supposed to pass this on to 15 awesome bloggers, link to them, and let them know I have given them an award. Here are some of my favorite blogs:

21 February 2011

Jewelry, owl and hedgehogs

Carved jasper leaf, agate bead and jasper nuggets and chips. 
Ceramic connector and toggle from Earthenwood Studios.
Ceramic buttons from MaryAnn Carroll. 
Crystals and Czech glass beads.
Copper and brass.

Mirja made this tiny owl in school. I love it!

For You - Hedgehog with flowers
Print from Terra Blue Art.

Ceramic hedgehog by Miisu Viita.

Ronja made this hedgehog several years ago. It looks very happy.

13 February 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

 Ronja made this birthday drawing, "To Granny, Happy Birthday".

 I made this necklace for my mom. She likes smaller jewelry.

 Ceramic pendant from Classic Bead, jasper, quartz, Italian onyx and brass.

 I used one of the treasure tins from Susan Faye as a gift box.

 Mirja made this card with hearts.

Yesterday we all went swimming as Mirja had swimming school. We went out for pizza afterwards. Delicious, definitely one of the best pizzas I've ever had.
Today we went to Porvoo to celebrate my mom's birthday. I had my knitting with me and I got a lot done while we sat talking. We had a really good time!
All in all we had a wonderful weekend!

Here's what I've read, traditional romance and fantasy. Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors. Masques is an updated version of her first book. The sequel, Wolfsbane, was her fourth book I think and it was never published until now. I started reading her books when I found the Mercy Thompson series, but I really enjoy her earlier books too.

Lori Foster: Bewitched

Patricia Briggs: Masques

Patricia Briggs: Wolfsbane

06 February 2011

Sunny Sunday afternoon

Ceramic pendant from Classic Bead. 
Copper green opal and small faceted carnelian rondelles. 
Czech glass flowers. 
Patinated copper beads from MissFickleMedia.
Copper and brass.

Most of the day was grey, but the afternoon was beautiful and sunny. We girls went on a short walk. Ronja hurt her knee in the icy school yard a couple of weeks ago and it still isn't quite well. There isn't anything wrong with her knee, it just takes a long time to heal. No football practice for her for a while yet. We had sauna after our walk and it felt heavenly!

01 February 2011

Knitting and reading

I finished Mirja's scarf a week and a half ago. 
I have enough of this yarn for one more scarf. I need to find another pattern though.

Here's a better picture of Ronja's scarf.

Both scarves side by side. 
Ronja's scarf is about 200 cm long, Mirja's about 150 cm long (+ fringe).

 Here are some of the books I've read:

Lori Foster: Unbelievable

Kelley Armstrong: Frostbitten

Yasmine Galenorn: Harvest Hunting

Haunted by Your Touch

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

J.K. Rowling: Happy Potter and the Half Blood Prince

J.K. Rowling: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows