Sunday, 31 October 2010


It doesn't take much nowadays to make me happy - seeing that lovely 5.5 blood glucose reading at 11 o'clock at night, watching my children confidently heading off for a day at school, that first sip of my mid morning coffee and that satisfaction at finishing another felt creation.
Today I felt as though I had hit the jackpot! There is no doubt that winter is fast approaching here in Finland. The winter tyres are on and the car heaters plugged in. It also means winter jackets and trousers and the dreaded winter boots. Growing children mean rapidly growing feet so with fera and trepidation I made the children try on last years winter boots - 2 sets, one set for cold, wet snow and one set for very cold dry snow. They all fit! That is 200 euros we have saved - now that makes me so happy!

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Head down,must felt!

My first Christmas order is done and now in Japan - how exciting is that! I work well when I have a deadline, can't beat a bit of pressure. Now I am counting down to early December when I will be at a 5 day Craft fair. First I need to take stock, literally and then a bit of planning and making a good old list of things to do.

Roll on Christmas! We have had our first snow already - didn't stay long but those first few inches of snow always look stunnung!

Friday, 8 October 2010

Have pump will travel!

Our first flight with the pump!(off to the UK for my Dad's 80th birthday!) I have packed spares, extra spares and just in case of disaster spares. I have you never know you might need it stuff, carbs, extra carbs and help I need carbs. I don't think I have forgotten anything but just in case I am checking my list for the twenty sixth time. I now have to explain to my dear daughter why her hand luggage looks like a mobile pharmaceutical supplies unit( just the perfect size bag!)
Just need to do one last check...............

Monday, 4 October 2010


Well a slightly better name than roadkill, which as my dear husband pointed out this little lot look like! Since doing my course with Brigitte Krag Hansen in May I have been scouring the internet for raw fleece. You never quite know what you are going to get but I have had a few good buys from Etsy and E bay. Thankfully the glorious summer we had made washing wool a breeze and from those great piles of wooly fluff these little dears appeared. Meet the Splat Family.

From top right, Sauli, Simo, Saila, Sid, Suvi and Seppo - most who have gone to new homes.
I have been lucky enough to find some new raw fleeces which are drying in the sauna at the moment so some new Splats will be appearing soon. They are really fun to make and each seems to have their own dazed expression - wouldn't you if you had been squashed! Well and truly splatted!!