Thursday, December 20

mr snowman

Hey Mr Snowman, where are you going?

I'm going to the North Pole to visit my friend the Polar Bear.

Hurry up so you won't melt!*

*The newspapers tell there will be a white Christmas only in Lapland. Right now it's above zero in the whole country.

Yesterday was another busy but happy day. My sister sings in a choir and they had a concert last evening. It was held in the Church of St Lawrence in Vantaa (real close to Helsinki), and it was nice to get to see the church as well - it dates back to 15th century and is really beautiful. The concert was good and it was nice to meet my brother-in-law's parents briefly.

After the concert I whipped up Mr Snowman for my nephew. Last year, when he was still a baby, I thought it'd be nice to make him a Christmas ornament every year, so when he's old enough to really get excited about Christmas, he'd have a small collection of ornaments all his own. However, last year I was feeling pretty miserable and dead tired right before Christmas, so the ornament idea didn't lead anywhere. I'm not promising annual ornaments, but I also bought him a stuffed mushroom ornament by Maileg. Cheating, I know, but I happened to see some Maileg ornaments in a florists', and they're really cute.

I've been thinking of making a different kind of hot air balloon for my nephew's room one day, and that plus seeing this inspired me. I made the top hat with the instructions at The Small Object. I'm fairly pleased, though maybe the ball should be something else than polystyrene - it has so many dents already, I wonder what it'll look like later.

Mr Snowman has a present for the Polar Bear with him.

The photos are best I could do without daylight - didn't have time to take photos today, although it was nice and sunny. Maybe I'll get better photos of Mr Snowman after Christmas...


Becky said...

That is so sweet! What a thoughtful tradition to MAKE ornaments! I checked out Maileg website. Cute things..thanks for the tip!

Nuttula said...

Oikein hyvää joulua tulin toivottelemaan!!

kevin styris said...

Also bear in mind to want your own newest wage stub or perhaps proof of cash flow and your driver’s enable or perhaps state IDENTIFICATION. exclusively at USA day advance, having the cash you may would like area unit planning to be each of cash advances our prime priority. most folk perform each of our greatest to help to form your own loan information around very useful, we tend to tend to require you to completely regularly hunt for u. s. of America all on your short term borrowing wants.