Saturday, July 4, 2015


Hi again! =)
Now I've finally got my swap packages =) I shipped my swap-packages a while ago and got 3 myself too. The last one from Norway had to wait all week in the post office, I finally got it yesterday.

We had a sad week here. Mums dog has been ill for awhile, he had a heart disease and got pills for it. But lately he had gotten worse and this Wednesday I followed mum and her dog to the vet, there was nothing they could do. And we ended up going home without him =(
This is the worse part of having a pet! We got him as a tiny puppy, he was acctually a birthday gift for me, at my 17th birthday. He was the most energetic dog I ever meet =) He chose my mum and loved her the most, so I got another dog, he passed away 2 years ago, and of course I was reminded of that at this hard time, but it felt good to know what was going to happen and that I could be with them both at their last breath.
He will be missed..
But now to much funnier things, the swap!

This is what I sent:

To Kirsi
A mini book, glow-in-the-dark stars (for the roof), pop corn, pop-up toy, pull-toy-sheep, a lollipop, a train jigsaw puzzle, and a piece of cork (to make pinboards, shoes, you name it)

To Magdalena
(Not the best picture..)
A block-puzzle, pop corn, pull-toy-sheep, glow-in-the-dark stars (for the roof), a lollipop, a train jigsaw puzzle, 4 Art Deco plates and a piece of cork (not in the picture..)

To Anna
A poster, glow-in-the-dark stars (for the roof), pop corn, pop-up toy, pull-toy-sheep, a lollipop, a train jigsaw puzzle, and a piece of cork.

And the packages I got:

From Sara
A few posters, 2 waffles (My daughter really liked these..), 4 red roses, a clock (very cool 3-d effect) and a clay colour tool.

From Anna:
Plants, legs for a table (I have a few parts to chose from to use on this), a poster, Nintendo, spade, packages of seeds, Barba-family, toy bird and "gardening pants".

From Liv
A carpet, kitchen towel (I have been wanting one of these for a while now, so that was extra fun to get), stickers, clock, glass jar with candy, cake stand, cake, pot, cookies, plate, cookie jar, bowl of ice cream, bowl, calender, sign, lemon slices, tea cups with plate and spoon.

It was once again a fun swap =) Exciting waiting for packages and to open them =)

A quick update on how I made my things:
I have made a few of these things before, like the pull toy sheep (old news by now, but still as fun to make!) pop up toy, plates and I did show you the pop corn.
The lollipops are from this tutorial:
The block-puzzle:
The glow-in-the-dark stars, are miniatures from my own stars, I thought these were so much fun when I was a kid, and wanted some in my dollhouse too =) Made them out of glow-in-the-dark polymer clay, and then I printed a label, to make them a liitle cooler ;)
And the jigsaw puzzle was fun to make, I printed them here: and glued them in different layers, all in paper and cardboard, and cut them out careful and glued "balls of clay" on them. You can actually "play" with the puzzle, my daughter is very found of them, she takes all pieces out, and try to put them back, but its a bit hard since they are sooo small =) Great practice in fine motorics ;)

And a fun thing about swaps, it always makes me very creative and I make a lot of stuff for myself too, not only for the swap. This time I got stuck in clay and have been working on clay every day for a long while now =) I could sit forever, but sometimes I have to eat.. and play with my daughter, so the time I actually spend with clay is not that long.. =)
There have been a lot of cakes for her dollhouse, she just realized she can ask me to do stuff for her, and week as I am, I always end up doing as she said ;) So lots of cake for her dollhouse, and plates and bowls.
And now they have a party:

I think a party will make a good ending to this post, so take care and if you like us finally have summer heat, enjoy, it might be over before you know it =) (They say we will get much colder weather next week, again.. but I enjoyed the sun and heat while it lasted!)



  1. Hi!
    Sorry for the dog!
    Lovely items in your swaps, both ways! Enjoy!
    Have a nice weekend!

    1. Thank you Kikka! Hope you had a nice weekend, I had a hard time relaxing, maybe it's the stress after losing the dog, but I hope for a better week next week!

  2. I'm so sorry for the loss of your dog, even though he bonded to your mother he was your "family". Pass my condolences to your mother also please.

    Gorgeous swaps! Haha, your little sheep always make me smile :)

    1. Thank you Susan!
      Glad to hear the sheep makes you smile =) I just love making them.

  3. Siempre es muy triste perder una mascota. Lo siento.
    Preciosos intercambios.

  4. I'm sorry for your mother's (and your) dog!! It's always a sad moment when a member of the family passes away.
    The items you sent and those you received from the swap are all cute and fun!!

  5. You received a lot of nice things in the swap and I really like the things which you made. Making the glow-in-the-dark miniatures is a very creative idea.

  6. Sorry to hear about your dog it is always sad when we have to say goodbye to them.
    Your swap gifts are fantastic both given and received. The train puzzle is so cute.
    Hugs Maria

    1. Thank you Maria!
      The train puzzle was fun to make, I got better and better at cutting out the pieces =)

  7. I am so sorry to hear about your childhood pup. Losing a pet is always hard because they become such an integral part of the family! On a happier note, I love all the little children's toys that you made for your swap! So colorful and fun!

    1. Thank you Lindsey!
      I just love making mini toys! I could keep working on my nursery forever =)

  8. I'm sorry about your dog.... Your swap was fun to see and there were lovely gifts given and received. You came up with some very clever ideas for sure - and even found the time to stuff your daughter's dollhouse with cakes... ;O)


    1. Thank you Birgit! It seem there are always time to spoil my daughter ;)

  9. oh Hanna Im so sorry to hear about your dog, I liked your swap items I hope they made you feel a bit better.

    Marisa :)

  10. Sorry about your dog. Pets are member of the family and it's very hard to part with them but tragically their life span is too short.
    Lovely swaps all around. Enjoy yours.
    Hugs, Drora

  11. Hi Hannah, I'm so sorry about your mother's dog. Your swap gifts, both given and received, are so fun! It sounds like you had a blast working with clay again. Thank you for all of the great links. xo Jennifer

    1. Thank you Jennifer! Yes It was fun to work with clay again, I kept going while the inspiration lasted, now I have to take a break again, until next time I feel like taking out the clay again =) (I never know how long that will take)

  12. Siento mucho la pèrdida de tu mascota. Los intercambios muy bonitos todos.

  13. Sorry about the pup pup :( I hope these goodies keep your spirits up. The are wonderful goodies I hope you are inspired by them!

  14. What beautiful swap items! I look forward to seeing more of your clay work.

  15. :( That is so sad about your/your Mom's doggy. You are right- it's a really hard part of having a pet. But so many pets need good homes. I think when one leaves it just means your next dog/cat is ready for you. So many dogs and cats have horrible lives out there. If you can give them a good life then you have done a good deed. And we'll see them again in heaven. Of this I'm sure.
    I LOVE your swap! So many goodies exchanged hands. It looks like you girls had a great time. I can't wait to see more of your clay creations.
    big hugs♥,

  16. I love all the swap items that you made -- thank you for all the links! I am excited to try making some of them. And all the swap gifts that you received look great too.
    I am so sorry about your mum's dog - it is always so hard to lose a member of the family. I now have a whole bunch of miniature dollhouse cats after my cat died last summer because they reminded me of different expressions she had. I am planning a crazy cat lady scene :)

    1. Thank you Penelope! I'd love to see if you make any of these things, will keep my eyes open =)
      I have a lot of animals in my dollhouse too, might have to make myself a pet store some day =) and a crazy cat lady, and dog lady and... =)

  17. So Sorry to hear about your dog. You probably have lots of fun with swaps. So cute miniatures and other goodies.
    warm hugs in sad moment


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