Tuesday, December 30, 2014

My first Licca doll

I felt well enough to go to my family on Christmas! yay! =) I was very happy to see them, grandma, mum and my brother (home again from Japan). We had a great time, the snow wouldn't stop falling, not great weather to drive in, but it's not far to my mum, so it was OK. And me and my daughter was very happy to see all the snow! =)
I was still coughing and my voice was almost gone.. I had to stay quite for a couple of days. That was so much harder than I thought =)
And still I'm not well.. I think I got an infection, hope it will be gone real quickly! I hate visiting hospitals, so I'll wait a bit longer, hoping it will go away by itself!
Anyway I wanted to show a Christmas present I got =)

Jane wrote about Licca castle small shop in Japan, and I asked my brother if he could go there (while he was living in Japan this autumn), maybe take a picture for me, or buy a doll if it was not too expensive, he said he would look it up. I didn't hear anything more about it, and didn't ask, but then on Christmas, I saw a paper bag, with the mark; Licca castle small shop... I was very excited. And he had bought me this perfectly beautiful doll!! She is so cute!

He thinks her name is Aki-chan (He didn't take Japanese while study in Japan, but he has picked up a few things anyway, I'm really impressed, all those fancy lines make no sense to me, but he said he could see words) =)

Aki Chan

 She has a very sweet face! I just love her look!
She almost reminds me of my daughter, big brown eyes, brown hair and a sweet face =)

And her hair is the softest hair I ever felt =)
My daughter loves the hair too =) She likes to touch it and just look at this doll, like all my dolls =)
Next year I have to show you all my new dolls, they have already grown out of my shelf.. The Ever after high dolls just keep coming my way... more on that later =)

My Best wishes for 2015 and happy new year to you all!!
Take care

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Advent gifts number 4

Time flies, and here comes Christmas =) I got to open my last swap-packages on Sunday. Unfortunally I have gotten sick again =( A cold, fever, lying in bed freezing and coughing =( I cant even enjoy the snow and the sun that has finally come to us!
But now to funnier things, swap packages =)

From Kikka:

From Leena:

My dollhouse really need some tiding up, so meanwhile I lye in bed, I asked my doll to do the cleaning with her new presents =)

The fantastic chandelier from Leena would look great in my Fantasy roombox, or in any of my scenes =) I hope to get back some inspiration and strength soon so I can work on my mini projects soon again. But until then: Merry Christmas!!!

Take care

Monday, December 15, 2014

Christmas decorations and swap packages number. 3

The little Pettersson's boy found a box full of Christmas decorations, finally he got to unpack them =)

I made this box and some Christmas decorations about 10 years ago, just found them again =)

The small Santa-pots are made by me, the bigger (yet small) Santa and candlestick are old purchases.

A tiny and a real "Julstjärna"

And yesterday was Sunday, and this month for me, that means unwrapping gifts =) It's very exciting, every time =)

From Kikka:
Tasty gifts =)

From Leena:
Moomin-painting, a flag and Christmas-red carpets
A Big Thank you to you both!! These gifts will go very well in my houses!

Take care

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


My Santas worshop/house has been resting for a year now, but I started it knowing I might just work on it in the Christmastime, so I think it will take me many years to finish it, but that's all according to the plans =)
I started making a Santa Claus last year. He was finished last year, the 23/12 but has been waiting ever since and finally I finished the post about him.
I saw a doll that was on sale, and I thought he would be perfect as a Santa, with a little modifications =)

First I striped him and gave him better arms (added pipe cleaners)
And then I made a pair of trousers of red felt.
And I added white wool at the end.
And a coat, with some white wool (I used his old clothes as a template for the new ones)
And a cap. Now he just needed to get a bit older, and whiter =)
I painted his hair white..
..and his beard, and the eyebrows, I forgot about that first =) But it made a huge different having white eyebrows instead of brown...
I gave him some beard cut from yarn

And a black ribbon, and he was all finished.

I'm not that happy with the coat, its very stiff and maybe too big. Don't know if I can fix it, until then Santa is just happy to show off his clothes at last.

I think Santa is wondering when I'll paint the house, it should be red, but I haven't even started with the paint yet..

 And of course he wishes you a Merry Christmas =)

Take care

Monday, December 8, 2014

Advent swap nr 2 and a surprise

Last week, the day before my daughters birthday the mail-man rang our door, he had a package, I thought it was for my daughter, but it was a big surprise, it was for me, from Birgit! I wasn't expecting any packages, I haven't bought anything in Birgit's Etsy shop now (I did before, and I was blown away how talented she is, even better in real life than on screen) =)
And I only made a Christmas swap with Kikka and Leena. So this was a big surprise for me!
And how could Birgit know that this particular day, had a tough start for me and I came home just before the mail-man, a bit sad that I didn't have much friends, and I felt very alone this day, and then the doorbell rang, and my favourite mail man came with lots of cards for my now 3-years old daughter. And this wonderful surprise! Thank you Birgit!!!

And then I got to open my second swap-packages from Kikka and Leena yesterday too!

From Kikka:

From Leena:

 My doll tried on the ski-cap and played with the doll and wanted to eat some cake =)

 And the mini magnifyingglas works perfectly =)

Thank you all!!

Feels like I have tons to do right now, so I haven't made that many minis, but I have been buying dolls =) Me and my daughter look at Ever after high almost every day, she is even more into this than me.. and she Loves my EAH dolls. I have to show you my new dolls some day, my collection just keep growing ;)

Take care