Sunday, 18 April 2010

Green is the colour of the day

My love for spring continues- with Green treasury on and with my ever lasting love of animals. 
Due to our life circumstances me and hubby are still separated, and yesterday was our wedding anniversary. I felt blue for whole day, missing my hubby terribly and the only thing that got me in my giggles was my 6 years old son and 3 years old Westie. Boys kept me busy, which inspired me to search for springy animal items from Etsy. Animals give you unconditional love, and they are honest with it too- cats will not love you unless they feel like it, dog will adore when you feed and cuddle them. And then I remembered the quote from
  Douglas Adams' The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 ~ It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem.  For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much - the wheel, New York, wars and so on - whilst all the dolphins had ever done was muck about in the water having a good time.  But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man - for precisely the same reasons.  ~

Maybe the key is to have a giggle, not to worry about what could happen and what should be, just hit the waves and live for full. Well, think about it 170,243,000 dolphins live on this world, and they just can not be wrong can they?

Dolphin mum and baby by JustJaynes at

We hope that, when the insects take over the world, they will remember with gratitude how we took them along on all our picnics.  ~Bill Vaughan

Dragonfly t, by Evolution now at

If all the beasts were gone, men would die from a great loneliness of spirit, for whatever happens to the beasts also happens to the man.  All things are connected.  Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth.  ~Chief Seattle of the Suquamish Tribe, letter to President Franklin Pierce

Fox art by Amberalexander at

The difference between friends and pets is that friends we allow into our company, pets we allow into our solitude.  ~Robert Brault

Daniel the bear by ANichelleDesign


After scolding one's cat one looks into its face and is seized by the ugly suspicion that it understood every word.  And has filed it for reference.  ~Charlotte Gray

Cat note cards by Deborah Julian at

Sunday, 11 April 2010

Spring time

For such a long time I've lived in countries where the change of seasons has been more suttle, more invisible. Finland has been covered with so much snow this winter and these masses of snow are now fast melting. This spring has left me in awe- everything around me has changed by hour! The change is brutal and strong. At the moment there is plenty of mud, dirty, grey snow with muddy puddles everywhere, nature looks like it's been caught naked.

In the same time there is this strong sense and smell of new life, air is full of nest building birds and their tweets and beeps, creeks are running with new power after the pressure of ice and one can nearly hear the trees stretching their bent branches and twigs, getting ready to push the new leaves out ready for summer.

I'm starting to get itchy too, I'm ready to build my own nest! This year's relocation is forgotten, I need my own home now, and my hubby by my side. In reality, this is nearly nimpossible for us at the moment, so I've pushed my extra energy to knitting; I've several things on needles, and in more plans in my head colours, styles and ideas.

This soft orange invites me to make more slippers! Yarn is my favorite felting yarn, Huopanen by Novita, and the only negative thing is, that I do not have more hands to knit few projects in same time!

My mum found this Regia silk yarn, char coal black yarn. Such a pleasure to knit with, and to wear I'd imagine! cardi is soft, but not flimsy. I knitted a basic bolero with soft ruffled neckline, as soon as I'll have a model I'll be adding it into my shop!

This is the reason I love knitting. Out of the odd chaos, mixed colours and little bit TLC, one can create some sense, something unique and individual. This item will be added into my shop soon too, as I'm nearly done with it. These are sleeves to summery cardigan. Check out my shop soon, and you'll see the finished result.

Ironic enough, due to relocation adn spring time I'm knitting more than ever- but I can not add my items to my shop without available model, someone to help me out!

Monday, 5 April 2010

Happy Easter everyone!

Easter time is important celebration for us Christians, and during the celebrations one tries to think and ponder about Christianity and the mercy of God. There are parts of bible that are difficult to understand, so difficult questions to answer that when humans have tried we've only managed to split the churches up to different houses, to different sides of Christianity.  In a case we can not figure something out we should remember the simple fact;  the truth comes from child's mouth! 

I got an email from my dear friend few weeks ago, and it still gives me giggles. It is the 10 commandments from the child's mouth. There used to be series of books where teachers collected information from school tests from their students, and I do have a hunch this email could be part of those books. As this email have now travelled around the world, I took the opportunity to introduce it here, unfortunately I do not have details of original source.

Here are the 10 commandments from child's point of view:

1. Do not steal from poor people if they notice it. (Frida, 6 years)
2. Do not give onions to little babies. I've tried once. (Thea, 7 years)
3. You can only hit someone when you really have to. (Henriette, 7 years)
4.  Do not bad mouth anyone when standing next to them. (Oscar, 7 years)
5. Try to be as nice as you can be, you can do everything else after. (Glenn, 6 years)
6. Always listen to your mother, especially the tone she uses. (Thomas, 7 years)
7. Protect yourself.  (Kristin, 8 years)
8. If someone hits you, pretend you didn't hear it. (Sebastian, 6 years)
9. Love God very much, even when it is difficult and he does not show up when you shout "Come and show yourself"! (Robin, 6 years)
10. Do not lust after your spouses things. And you have to sing on Mother's Day, other wise there'll be unbeliavable row. (Tom, 9 years)

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