perjantai 30. tammikuuta 2015

Mita sina tekisit? / What would you do?

Jos tiedossa on lumimyrsky niin mita sina tekisit? 

If you know there's going to be a snow storm what would you do? 


Mina tytto piirtelin torstaina 7 kaavaa ja leikkasin ne valmiiksi. Perjantaina leikkasin kankaat. Lauantaina myrskyn pauhatessa ulkona ja koska meilla oli sahkot (onneksi) niin minahan annoin ompelukoneitten laulaa.

On Thursday this girl drew 7 sewing patterns and cut them. On Friday I cut the fabrics for these patterns. On Saturday when the blizzard was raging outside and because we had power (luckily) I let the sewing machines sing.



Tein molemmille tytoille samalla kaavalla tunikat. Ottobre Owl Princess. Isomman kankaaksi tuli Lillestoffin joustocollegea ja pienemman Paapiin velouria. Molemmat tykastyivat. Hyvalta nayttaa myos tekijasta. Lisaksi ompelin tytoille pyjaman housut. Paidat tulevat jossain vaiheessa ja bloggailen tuotokset vasta sitten kun koko yokkarit on valmiina. Milloin sitten lieneekaan.

I made both girls tunics with Ottobre Owl Princess pattern. The fabric for the Big Miss tunic is Lillestoff cotton lycra sweat and for Little Miss the fabric was Paapii velour. Both liked their tunics and the maker likes them as well. In addition I sew my girls pyjama trousers. Didn't manage the shirts today so I'll post about them when they are completely done. When ever that might be.





torstai 29. tammikuuta 2015

keskiviikko 28. tammikuuta 2015

Lunta 2 / Snow 2

Maanantai:
Lumisade aloitteli iltapaivalla pikuhiljaa. Koulubussi oli 10 min myohassa (liikenne oli kuulemma ihan kamalaa). Olin kaynyt aamulla kaupassa, varautuen siihen etta meilla on ruokaa ja juotavaa. Puhelinten, iPadien, lappareiden akut oli ladattu. Kolmessa amparissa oli vetta silta varalta etta menee sahkot ja ei saada vetta. Samoin yhteen kylpyammeeseen laskettiin vetta etta on sitten vetta vessan vetamista varten. Kaikkeen oli varauduttu. Luvassa oli hirmumyrskytuulia ja lunta povattiin meille noin metri.

Monday: 
It started snowing lightly in the afternoon. School bus was 10 minutes late as the traffic had been terrible. I had gone to the store in the morning making sure we would have food and water for several days. Phones, iPads, laptops charged. I had three buckets of water in the kitchen in case we would lose power. We had also filled a bath tub with water to have something to flush the toilet if needed. We had made sure we had everything. Predictions promised us hurricane strength winds and about a 1m of snow.


Tiistai: 
Aamulla seitseman aikaan meida odotti tamanmoinen naky alhaalla.  Nakyma takapihalle. Grilli oli lumen peitossa ja ei ihan tehnyt mieli menna nauttimaan aamukahvia terassille. Lunta satoi paljon ja tuuli pollytti sita vaikka kuinka.

Tuesday:
In the morning at 7am this was the view that greeted us. This is the view to the back yard. Grill was covered in snow and I really didn't get the feeling to go out and enjoy my morning tea on the patio. It was snowing heavily and the wind was swirling the snow every which way.


Koirapoika piti kuitenkin vieda ulos. Menin lapioimaan jonkinmoisen alueen autotallin sivustalle (sivuovesta) etta herra paasisi asioilleen. Lunta oli ainakin sen 50cm ellei enemmankin. Pikku ukko oli katsoi minua ulos paastyaan etta "et ole kylla akka nyt tosissas".  Yritti kurkkia lumipenkan yli ja lopulta sitkeesti yritti menna lenkkalle. Onneks oli hihna, etta sai pelastettua papparaisen hukkumasta lumee. Sinne se upposi vaikka urheasti yritti myyriasloikilla eteenpain.

Mr G. had to be taken out no matter what kind of weather. I went outside from the garage side door and shovelled an area for him to do his business.  There was at least 50cm of snow if not more. Little Man looked at me like "you got to be kidding me woman". He tried to look over the edge of the snow and finally heroically tried to go for his walk in the snow. Luckily I had the lead so that I could save the old man from drowning in the snow. There he just sank.


Lunta tuli koko ajan mutta oli pakko menna lumitoihin ettei ihan hukuttaisi siihen. Autotallin ovi auki ja ei kun menoksi. Onneksi olin ottanut lapiot sisalle etta olis helpompi lahtea hommiin. 

It was constantly snowing but we had to go and clear the snow so that it wouldn't be too much. Open the garage door and get going. Luckily I had took the shovels inside so that we didn't have to hunt for them.

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Ja olihan meilla lumilinko. Se ostettiin tana syksyna kun jalkapuoli ja selkavaivainen tekivat viime talvena lumitoita enemman kuin tarpeeksi. "VAPAUS!"

And we did have snow blower. We got it this autumn as me with my foot sore and my husband with a bad back did our share of snow clearing quite enough last winter. "FREEDOM!"


Kadonneiden portaiden metsastys.

Hunt for the disappeared front steps.


Mies ja miehen lelu.

Man with a man toy.


Niin ja onneksi ne kuninkaallisen vanhuksen palvelijat tekivat lumityot niin etta hanen kuninkaallinen korkeutensa paasi kunnolla ulos ja kavelylle.

And luckily the servants of his royal highness did the snow so that He could go for a proper walk.


Keskiviikko:

Tammoinen oli sitten lopullinen lumimaara. Kyllahan sita tuli ihan kiitettavasti. Klo 8.30 pihaan peruuttaa tankkiauto aikeenaan tayttaa propaanitankki. Noh, tankki on haudattu maahan keskelle etupihan nurmikkoa. Tuliko meille mieleenkaan eilen lumitoita tehdessa kaivaa polku tankille ja sitten etsia se tankin kansi sielta lumen alta? EI! Tuliko propaania tuovalle firmalle etttei ehka ihan heti seuraavana paivana ison lumimyrskyn jalkeen kannata yrittaa tayttoa ellei siita ole etukateen sovittu? EI!

Wednesday:

This is what the total amount of blizzard snow for us was. Quite sufficient. At 8.30am a tank reverses to our drive intention of the driver to fill our propane tank. Well, our tank is buried in the ground in the middle of our front lawn. Did we even think yesterday while clearing the snow to also dig a path to the tank and find the tank lid? NO! Did the company delivering the propane think that it might not be such a good idea to deliver propane the following day of a big blizzard unless you have scheduled it before hand? NO!


Meilla paikoitellen mitattiin 70cm. Joissain vahemman. Tuuli oli pollyttanyt. Ja yon aikana hottolumi oli kai vahan jo painunutkin. 

We got about 70cm. some places had more, some less. The wind had made drifts. And I think the fluffy snow had packed a bit during the night. 


Meidan pikkuneiti on noin metrin mittainen. Tasta nakee hyvin etta ainakin se reilu puoli metria tuli helposti. 

Our Little Miss is about a meter tall. Here' you can see how we really did get over half a meter easily.


Kaveltiin korttelin ympari. Sielta loytyi esimerkiksi esiin kaivettu postilaatikko.

We walked around the block and we saw this post box that really had to be dug out.


Tytot tekivat naapurin tyton kanssa tunneleita siihen hottolumeen. Ei kauheen onnistunutta puuhaa kun katto romahti vahan valia kun sita jai siihen kattoon noin 10cm eika se hottolumi todellakaan kestanyt. Mutta kivaa heilla oli.

The girls made tunnels with neighbour's girl. Or should I said tried to as the snow was so fluffy. The roof would collapse every now and ten but as it was only about 10cm and very light snow if did not suit their purpose. But they had fun.



Anna lapselle tikku ja siita on iloa vaikka kuinka kauan. 

Give child a stick and it will entertain her for a long time.

tiistai 27. tammikuuta 2015

Lunta 1 / Snow 1

Me saatiin lauantaina kivasti lunta. Satoi koko paivan. Noin 15-20cm oli koko saldo. 

We got nice amount of snow on Saturday. It snowed all day. We got about 15-20cm. 


Kun kavin koiran kanssa illalla lenkilla viela lumen sataessa niin oli niin sellainen olo kuin olisi ollut Suomessa. Puut oli tykkylumen peitossa. Todellinen talven ihmemaa. Niin kaunista kuin olla ja voi. Ainoa valo oli lumen heijastama ja muutama katuvalo.  Ei ollut muita liikenteessa. Yksi aura-auto jossain kuului kolistelevan. Harmitti ettei ollut puhelinta mukana etta olisi voinut ottaa videon siita hetkesta.

When I took our dog our for his constitutional in the evening while it was still snowing it felt just like being back in Finland. Trees were covered in snow. True winter wonderland.  And so unbelievably beautiful. Only light was the one reflected from the snow and from few lamp posts. No one else outside.  I heard one plough making a racket somewhere further away. I'm a bit annoyed that I didn't have my phone with me so that I could have taken a video and capture the moment.


Seuraavana aamuna oli ihana auringonpaiste. Lumitoissa koko perhe. Tai no tytot peuhasivat lumessa naapurin lasten kanssa. Harmi vaan etta alkoi tuulla sen verran etta kaikki lumet puista putosi pois.

Next morning we had gorgeous sun shine. We were out all family clearing the snow. Well, the girls were playing in the snow with the nighbours' children. Shame that the wind picked up so much that all the snow came down from the trees.









Ja nyt on taas sitten koti-ikava. Miten yhdesta lumisateesta voi tulla koti-ikava? Taisi olla ensimmainen kerta taalla ollessa kun lumi on syyllinen tuolle suloisen kirpealle tunteelle.

And now I'm home sick, once again. How can one snow fall create it? I think this is the first time I can blame snow for this bitter sweet feeling.



torstai 22. tammikuuta 2015

Kangasta ja korkkia / Fabric and cork

Lupaus itselleni saada isomman neidin huone tammikuun aikana valmiiksi nayttaisi toteutuvan. Ihme ja kumma. Olen tarkoituksella varannut fysioterapia ajat muualle kuin tiistai ja torstai aamuihin, jotka ovat olleet minun omaa aikaani. Paaasiassa fysioterapia ajat olen ottanut juuri noihin ajankohtiin ettei ole tarvinnut miettia mihin pikkuneidin pistaisi siksi aikaa. No, nyt olen ottanut neidin mukaan ja iskenyt hanelle iPadin kateen puoleksi tunniksi. Han on ollut kovinkin tyytyvainen. Nain olen vapauttanut itselleni muutaman tunnin parina aamuna tehda askarteluja huoneen valmiiksi saattamiseksi. 
Seuraavana vuorossa oli kankaalla paallystetyt korkkiympyrat. Idean nain joskus kauan aikaa sitten Pinterestista ja ihastuin. Niin helppo ja yksinkertainen juttu mutta silla saisi paljon ilmetta ja varia. 

My promise to myself to get Big Miss' room ready during the month of January looks very likely to come true. I have been booking my physical therapy times on purpose to somewhere else than  Tuesday and Thursday mornings (which have been my time). Before this I've been going exactly on those days  so that I wouldn't have to worry about baby sitter while I'm gone. Well, now I've been taking her with me and given her my iPad for entertainment for my appointment time. This way I've freed few mornings to do crafts to get the room ready while Little Miss is in school.
Next project was fabric covered cork coasters. I got this idea a while back from Pinterest and really loved it. So easy and simple but something with which you can add lots of colour and add to the look.


Tarvikkeina tahan kaivoin katkoistani erivarisia puuvillakangkaita, IKEAn korkkisia pannunalustoja ja liimaa. Silitin ensin kankaat. Leikkasin karkean ympyran kankaasta noin 2,5-3cm suuremman kuin korkkialusta. Asetin korkin kankaan nurjan puolen paalle. Naette kuvasta etta laitoin aika reippaasti liimaa korkkialusen reunoille. Mietin kuumaliiman kayttamista mutta tulin siihen tulokseen etten halunnut vahingossakaan polttaa sormiani tassa hommassa.

My supplies were different coloured woven cotton fabrics, IKEA cork coasters and glue. I first ironed the fabric. I then cut a rough circle around the coaster about and 2,5 - 3cm bigger than the coaster itself. I set the coaster on the fabrics wrong side. You can see from the picture that I used glue quite liberally around the edges of the coaster. I was thinking about using hot glue gun but decided that I didn't want to chance burning my fingers in the process.


Aloin kaantamaan kangasta reunan yli. Kangasta joutuu hieman taittelemaan etta reunan saa suoraksi mutta liiman avulla homma hoitui mukavasti. Sormet tuli vahan tahmaisiksi tassa kohtaa. Annoin liiman kuivua kunnolla ennen seuraavaa vaihetta. Tykkaan kovasti Comand kiinnitystarroista. Ja niita kaytin nytkin. Jokaiseen laitoin yhden, jonka kantokyky oli paljon suurempi kuin olisi tarvinnut. En halua niiden tippuvan. Ja asetin tarran niin etta vetokohta ei nay reunan yli, mutta siita saa halutessa kiinni. Ja sitten ei kuin seinalle. Valmista tuli! Neiti tykkasi kovasti sen jalkeen kun ensin huomasi ne (kavi nimittain huoneessaan pari kertaa ennen kuin keksi uudet tulokkaat huoneen sisustuksessa.

I started by turning the fabric over the edge. You have to crimp and fold the fabric a bit to get a neat edge but with the help of the glue it worked nicely. One will get sticky fingers if the glue comes through the fabric. I let the glue dry properly before the next step. I like Comand strips a lot. And I used them in this project as well. I used one with much higher weight capacity that was needed as I don't want them to fall. I place the strip so that the pulling bit of the strip is accessible but hidden. After this I placed them on the wall. Done! Bit Miss liked them after she first noticed them (she did go to her room twice before she actually noticed the new additions in her room decor.


keskiviikko 21. tammikuuta 2015

maanantai 19. tammikuuta 2015

SUPER DOG

Siivoilin laatikkoa, jossa on meidan pikku-ukkelin tavaroita. Hihnoja, leluja, takkeja...... ja miehen toinen persoona.

I was cleaning a box that contains our little mans things. Leads, toys, coats...... and his alter ego costume.


Super koira suojelee! Ei voisi olla sopompaa supersankaria.

Super dog will protect! There couldn't be a cuter super hero.





Tama ostettiin aikoinaan kun papparainen oli nuori mies ja olimme menossa vappubileisiin. Pappa paasi siis mukaan ja tietty piti vaate olla asianmukainen. :D Voi kuinka ihania muistoja! Ja voitte kuvitella kuinka tyttoja nauratti kun nakivat nelijalkaisen supersankarin viilettavan pitkin huushollia.

This outfit was bought when our old man was still a young strapping guy and we were going to First of May party. Old man was invited as well so he had to be accordingly dressed. :D Oh what wonderful and fun memories! And you can imagine how the girls were laughing when they saw a four legged superhero going around the house.


lauantai 17. tammikuuta 2015

Tupsuhulluutta / Pompom madness

Sain taman idean jo aikaa sitten. Toteutus on kestanyt ja kestanyt. Tein naita tupsuja valilla tyttojen balettitunnilla syksylla tai isomman neidin jalkapallo harkoissa. Niita oli kiva varkata Novitan tupsukehikkojen avulla.

I got this idea quite a while ago. Making the idea come alive has taken a lot of time. I was making these pompoms in the autumn while waiting at girls' dance lessons or Big Miss' football (soccer) practise. They were fun to make with the help of Novita pom pom frames.


Nama tupsut ovat isomman neidin huoneeseen.

These pompoms were for Big Miss' room.


Ensin trimmasin niita vahan.

First I trimmed them a bit.




Tarkoitus oli tehda tupsunauha huoneeseen yhden oven pieleen. 

The idea was to make a pompom garland to decorate one of the door frames.



Mittailin ensin vahan lankaa, johon tupsut tulisivat. Pitihan vareja ja yhdistelmia suunnitella ennen kuin solmin tupsut lankaan. Laitoin oven kumpaakin karmiin kiinni pienet Comand koukut joihin kiinnitin tupsunauhan.

I measured the yarn I was going to tie the pompoms to. Then I planned a bit the colours and sizes before tying the pompoms in place. I also put small Command hooks to the side of the door frames (to the top) where I tied the garland.





TADAAAAAA! Ja vihdoinkin se on siina! :D Tykkaan kovasti vaikka itse sanonkin. Niin myos huoneen asukki.

TADAAAAAA! And it's finally done and finished! :D I love it even though I say so myself. So does the person living in the room.