07 April 2012
I've decided to move this blog to a new space.
Come see our new home.
Kisses from Isa at 11:38 PM 4 comments
06 April 2012
to bear a teddy
After much pondering, over-thinking, and wading through the strange lands of my
inner mind, I have decided to keep this little blog of mine.
Happy Easter weekend.
Kisses from Isa at 8:25 PM 7 comments
29 February 2012
24 February 2012
Photo Daniela Talvitie
Styling Elina Felin
Dress Tiia Vanhatapio
Dress Tiia Vanhatapio
Make-up Aino-Sophia Kojonen
Hair Taryn Renee Baker
How are you all?
I have been well.
My family was visiting from Germany
this past weekend
I loved it so.
I have been a horrible blogger lately.
But the reason is that
I've been working on
a new blog
with a bunch of friends,
and I'm so excited
I can finally tell you!
We are launching the site
in 5 days,
on Wednesday the 29th,
so check back here for the link,
sometime in the evening.
We have a nice little collection
of articles and photos
I've been interviewing
and it makes me
so very happy.
It's been a blast,
and I can't wait to show you what
we've put together!
I must say I am simply in love
with this picture my friend Dani took.
I want that flower crown...
and those freckles.
I agree 100% with everything Gaby says here,
especially the sex bit.
Kisses from Isa at 6:52 PM 10 comments
13 February 2012
Do you celebrate Valentine's Day? We do, every year; something we picked up
while living in the US.
Hand heart stamps are still my favorite (Valentine's or Mother's Day) gift idea ever.
The idea is by Khali and her instructions are here.
Btw, thank you all so much for your kind words on my previous post. I am still in
the process of figuring out what to eat. I do manage to not eat wheat etc on most days,
but it has had the unfortunate side effect of me drinking liters of coca cola and eating
tons of chocolate (bad, bad! Why am I not allergic to the unhealthy stuff).
Here is another cute Valentine's idea.
And here, too.
I want to do this with Fe next spring!
Happy Valentine's Day!
Kisses from Isa at 6:51 PM 11 comments
Labels: crafts, crafts with kids, links, Valentine's Day
01 February 2012
40 degrees fever and a big fat stomach bug.
Both of them.
Also: I got some lab results back, and it turns out I am allergic to everything. I mean, everything.
The only things I am not allergic to are: egg whites, fish, milk, cabbage, rice. And dust mites. That's it!
Oh dear! (Though, honestly, I feel oddly empowered by the knowledge and even somewhat ecstatic.
If you have any advice on how to live without wheat, gluten, fruits, or most veggies, please share.)
PS Thank you, Apartment Therapy.
Kisses from Isa at 4:42 PM 32 comments
26 January 2012
drawing on tables
We drew on our dining table with crayons today. Some friends helped, too. It was fun! :D
(I'm pretty sure I could get it off with soap and water if I wanted, but we are getting
a new table next week, so I figured, why not. Haha, I'm not completely crazy.)
Sorry for the post overload today.
PS This etsy shop... oh!
Kisses from Isa at 7:33 PM 11 comments
Labels: activities with kids, fun stuff, kids art
Fe has been having nightmares, so I let her paint a picture of our family onto the window blind
right above/behind her bed. Fe, Sisi, mom, and then dad (the sunlike one, without a body).
May there be happy dreams from now on, sweet little one (I sometimes forget she is only 4).
Kisses from Isa at 4:54 PM 2 comments
Labels: childhood, craft, crafts with kids, Fe, kids art
24 January 2012
Sweater into Hat and Mittens
One of my cashmere sweaters (actually my one cashmere sweater...) was accidentally
felted when it got washed and dried alongside our towels... GASP! (The Mr did it and
he is adequately sorry.)
Anyway, I didn't want to throw it away, so I decided to make a hat and mittens out of it
for Sisi. The crafty people tell me that's easy. And the mittens were easy, I just traced her
hand directly onto the sleeve of the sweater (hey, who has time for templates!), cut it out,
sewed, by hand, because I still haven't figured out sewing machines. They intimidate me.
The thumb-part turned out a bit funky, but it actually makes it easier for the little one to put
her thumb in. Ha! The hat is... well, it is original for sure. Maybe I should use a pattern next time.
(I simply don't have the patience to follow instructions. If you do, then click here for a tutorial.)
I was also too lazy to finish it off properly, I hear one should use binding or something. Oh well.
Still, having created something makes me happy, even when it's imperfect. The mittens
we'll definitely use.
Kisses from Isa at 5:25 PM 11 comments
23 January 2012
Somebody has been a bit independent and moody lately. I sometimes feel like I have a teenager in the
home. They don't start puberty at 4, do they?
Kisses from Isa at 7:27 PM 15 comments
Labels: childhood, Fe, motherhood
19 January 2012
Snow muffles all sounds a white quiet.
You know I used to think that Finns, like their long winters, are just really boring in their stoic reserve,
but I'm beginning to wonder if, like their long winters, they have simply mastered the art of calm.
(Not all Finns, but certainly quite a few.)
Kisses from Isa at 11:40 PM 7 comments
Labels: Finland, photography, poem, winter
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