Thursday, June 23, 2016


On Monday me, kids, my sister and her boyfriend headed to Kålmården. Kålmården is a wildlife park covering 1,5 square km and home to over 600 animals from all over the world. The park has something for the whole family dolphin show, carousel and theater in Bamse world, cable car safari and much more. It is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Scandinavia. Thats why we decided to go now before the big summer holiday weeks start and t will be to crowded. The entrance fee is pretty steep but to be fair we spend 6 hours and didn't manage to see everything. It is a well put together park and worth a visit.

We decided the evening before to bring pack lunch. I mean we are anyways spending lots of money on tickets so no way are they this time  overcharging me for food also ( adults points to me...). Taco pie and sallad and cinnamon buns and home made chocolate balls. My sister was worried that it might not be allowed to bring picnic and as she is a very much of a following rules kind of person it was fun to make jokes about how they will have special forces controlling no picnic. We made a lot of these kind of jokes.

We started the day with visiting and saying hi normal not very exotic farm animals such as sheep and goats. And summing up the day in the end Mila put this as one on her top experiences of the day. Filip also enjoyed trying to walk into the goats and pulling their long ears.

In Bamse world we saw a theater,  did a couple of carousel rides and Mila was brave enough to hug Bamse after Jacob hugged him and also threatening Bamse that he better be nice to Mila. The sun came out and all dark clouds just disapear which would have been great news if it wasn't for the fact that I decided to change shorts for long dark pants and rain jacket and left sun screen in the car.

I was already thinking about our delicious picnic pie after half an hour in the park. I did get reminded of it as the red union in my back-pack was smelling strong every movement I did.

Such great mood on all of us upon till a point when Filip got too tired but of course didn't want to miss the fun. As happy he is as unhappy he can become when too tired. Over all we had fantastic day all of us.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Falling out with a wardrobe

We had this big wardrobe for all our cloths... This wardrobe pissed me off for the last time last week. Me and my dad tried to fix the problem with the doors once and for all. We spent 40 min trying to figure out the issue and then we lost it. Looked at each other and unison said "let's get rid of it!!" With screwdriver, crowbar and hard work we dismantled and carried the wardrobe out in pieces. Yes it felt good until I realized what a mess we had created. Cloths EVERYWHERE and nowhere to place them now... So we started next project to make shelves in the sauna which is a small room with a lot of cloths more then a sauna.. Squeeze in closet and It is as pretty as it sounds.. At the same time I also started project to build shelves in the kids corner down stairs and to reorganize the small room where the wardrobe got pulled out from. Can you imagine the mess... I was cursing myself why do I always start big moving around projects like this and how the hell will I manage to get things back in order.. Luckily the kids cooperated pretty well and let me work to get the chaos under control. I will not show chaos picture as it only makes me feel stressed again I think better to show part of the result. My sewing room does now also serve as a guestroom with nice bed I will show that side of the room when I have managed to get shelves and bedside table in place. Kids corner is easier to organize with the new shelves which I decorated with a nice wallpaper and painted the edges white I am happy with the result. 

Thursday, June 16, 2016

From my sketchbook an early morning water war

I continue my sketchbook journal with an illustration from yesterday morning. I was in the bathroom getting ready to head in to town when the war out on our patio kicked off. My dad had just woken up came over to say good morning and I handed him Filip to look after while I got ready. They were sitting together when Mila came and attacked them with her water gun. To attack granddad and little brother before granddad even had had his breakfast is not a good idea.... He took the water gun from Mila and sprayed her back. AND the war had broken out.. I have never seen Mila so angry.. She came in and screamed "I am gonna hit granddad!!!" "Mamma give the fly flapper I gonna hit granddad with it!!" She was so angry and I know very irritating with a mother who laughs in these situations but it was all just sounding too funny.  After a few minutes all sides calmed down and Mila apologized and granddad apologized and the peace agreement got signed with a hug.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

New sketchbook

I have bought a new sketch book. I love buying pens, pencils, papers and sketchbooks. This sketchbook is going to be my new illustration journal where the plan is to draw thoughts, adventures or everyday happenings here and there. I would love to say and to commit to do an illustration a day but that is just not realistic with everything else that needs to get done in life with two kids, two dogs, house and garden.. 

My first drawing is from what I do at the moment all day from morning to evening at least if I want to keep Filip happy... Filip is 1 year and is practicing to walk and need me as support. Great for my back and already bad posture... NOT... Mila is riding around the garden on her horse "Hello Kitty" we have buildt a jumping course and I am appointed judge.

Friday, June 10, 2016

Zita & Bozze the introduction

Zita and Bozze the dogs in the Team
 Born 22 January 2016
The exotic breed Puder Puff = Chinese crested dog but with fur.
My dad was talking about getting a dog as company. I did some research to make sure he picked a good dog. Found a kennel and sent my dad and uncle to take a look mid March and they came home with TWO. What we are gonna do with TWO dogs and how we are gonna cope with TWO dogs was the initial question. But in matter of fact as time is passing I realize that two is easier then one (apart from the obvious fact that two cost more then one in running cost) They are very happy having each other. They play, chill, hang out and are great together.
Zita is the black and white dog. She is the cocky one of them always on alert. She is busy keeping track of what is going on and making sure things is in order. She is Mila's favorite as she likes to participate in most of Mila's games. Zita as from day one loved our cat Levis and are trying very hard to make Levis to love her back. They are cute together and Levis bless him he is such good cat having no problem with two puppies enetring his life,
Bozze is Mr soft guy. Very cuddly and much more layed-back. He is bigger then Zita but also a big chicken runs and hide even from my mothers wild but younger puppy. Although he is not chicken when it comes to bringing in the cats hunting trophies half a rat, mouse and two squirrels. Bozze learned fast that it is great to stay close to Filip during meals. Not only does he get all food Filip drops on the floor Filip also loves to share food with Bozze leaning down and handing him things. The more I say no the better they seem to think so nowadays Bozze and Zita is sent out to wait while Filip eats. I think it is the love for food and to be mr nice guy Bozze has already learn to sit and wait and wait for commando before he is allowed to eat.

They are great dogs. Better then I expected I have to say. Very faithful friends. I can let them out in the garden and they are not even considering leaving. Keeping great track where I am but also totally fine being with my dad or whoever is home. Sweet with the kids. Not biting like most puppies. Easy to teach things. Couldn't ask for better dogs really.

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

First week of June

Last week was such nice week. Loren had a week off from work. Summer sun and and very pleasant temperatures. Saturday I went off for my best friends hen do with excising, riding, eating, spa and more eating from early morning to the evening. It was a lot of organisation behind the day and I am happy it ended up even better then expected.
Sunday tired and stiff from all the activities the day before. Linnea my "co bridesmaid" for the wedding in August stayed with us and we were trying to make a few adjustments to our dresses. The rest of the day a nice relaxing family day before Loren picked up his dad from the airport. I did write about his stay in the last post did I not?!
Tuesday we went to check out an English day care. The plan is that the kids will start here this autumn three days a week. "Do you like the place? " We asked Mila "Yes" she said but when we asked her if she want to come back and go here this autumn she said "NO Thank YOU" It will be as hard for me to leave her a few days but she will find it great fun as soon as she gets into it I am sure and hope. Unexpectedly I got a fun job offer that I feel very excited about. I wasn't really looking for something right now but this kind of came to me. Nothing is signed yet but we have a verbal agreement so I think very soon it will be on paper also. I think it will be a great new start to work Monday to Wednesday and rest of the days with kids and projects at home. 
Wednesday after a day down to the lake we dropped Loren's dad off at the airport and picked Mila's Godfather Bojan up.
Thursday we finally got around to paint the backside of the house. Fantastic to have it done even if I will continue to add paint here and there but at least the main part of what needed to be done this year is done. Friday we headed to Örebro to show Bojan around and to search for shoes for Mila. She has grown like crazy lately and has no shoes that fits her.
Saturday assembly of new bbq that Loren got for his birthday and later we made burgers to test the new tool out.
Sunday we had a day at home and I managed to get Loren and Bojan to build two new planting boxes. Our Mr Sunshine was transformed to Mr Needy with a terrible delicate mood and only wanted to walk holding two hands round and round the garden. In the afternoon Loren head to Moscow and Bojan back to Skopje. 

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Granddad from Skopje

Loren's dad and the kids granddad farfar Dragan came to visit us from Skopje. Big deal to have him coming over. First time in Sweden. First time he is meeting Filip. And hundred years ago nearly or at least somewhere in the 90's he last flew an airplane. Him and his best friend both in their 80 was like two excited kids coming over. It was great to have them here with us for a few days. Filip utilized farfar fully taking him for walks around and around the garden. Mila was shy.
One day they took a walk without telling where, knowing the area or having a phone with them. After 3 and a half hour we were sure they were lost somewhere in the forest and getting ready to start the search. As we were jumping in the car they came walking down our road. One said they got lost the other one said that he knew all along where they were.
I hope they are soon coming over again so the kids can hang with their granddad and Loren with his dad. 

Also in this collage you can see that we finally managed to paint the back of the house. Great job done. High five to us!!

Friday, June 3, 2016

Summer heat and Hat production

Summer heat here in Sweden at the moment. Its great and at the same time little stressful already June and actually the summer is here. SUMMER IS HERE and it is so short it is making me a little stressed to enjoy it as much as I possibly can. All the dark months up north we have been longing for light and nice temperatures that comes with these three magic months June, July and August. Or actually maybe not that tragic I do like May and most of all I love September and October. But still summer is short so we better enjoy it fully. Our new patio is helping us to make the enjoyment even higher as outdoor is now only a step away without hassle of shoes or too much organization involved. Just simply open the door and their it is the SUMMER and a lot of pollen and 4-5 small bikes for one little girl and toys that the dogs has stolen from the kids and now and then a half eaten mouse or a very cute and very dead squirrel.

Funny enough I have got orders of hats from friends and friends friends in Prague. I am creating hats every spare minute if I am not in the garden or just collapsing somewhere after busy days here with lots of visitors and things going on.

Here is some of them and also my fabric collection they are picking hats from.

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Stockholm and how to become Swedish

It feels like ages ago last time I went up to Stockholm and so I decided it was time to get out of the forrest and head to the city. I love the energy from city and need a good combination of city and country yes I do think I have written about that before. However as much as I need that combination I also get use to country life and kind of forget I really need the other source of energy. And when I get a dose of city I go "ahhhh yes this is just what I needed" and then I will be extra happy to go home to my garden and continue to sow seeds and plant flowers.
I went up with my dad who anyways was going up to work and didn't mind to fill up his car with a cookie monster  ( great with crumbs in the seats...) 3,5 year old who used up all her mammas surf on the phone watching Youtube. A 1 year old who was complaining (read screaming) refused to fall asleep for about 1 hour of the journey which feels like hundred years and I was even considering jumping off anywhere and walking back home... Me I  was driving, trying to keep the peace in the car and drinking coffee. We managed 2/3 of the trip in good atmosphere and so that is classed as a success.  But we did end up a little later then planned so my dad droped us and continued to his job and my mother came to pick us up.

Mila has been longing for her grandmother asking for "when are we going to see my little mormor?!" Since we got here they have been hanging out in the garden, playing with Molly the crazy puppy, taking a bath in the hot tub, eating a ton of strawberries with whipped cream, going on a sky-bar attraction, riding escalators and playing memory game. And yes of course Mila has taken good care of aunty Sofies barbie horses, I think it is around 65 barbie horses saved in boxes here and every single one of them has a name AND Sofie still remember all the names.

Surprise was that Loren managed to find a good ticket for Friday evening to join us here in Stockholm. And that gave me a chance to fix a surprise for him a couple of days before his birthday. Mormor offered to take care of the kids and I found I perfect Comedy show "How to become Swedish in 60 minutes" who had premier Yesterday. We headed down-town and walked through a  busy Stockholm hand in hand (no stroller, no kid on the shoulders...) . We had dinner and beer at the Theatre bar before the show. The show was great and well worth to see and the Islandic comedian had really managed to capture some significat signs for Swedishness and Swedish behaviour. After we enjoyed another drink before heading back to the kids who had had just as great evening as us with mormor and Göran.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Science fiction by Mila

I loved to write and illustrate books when I was a child or actually I still love it and dream of making childrens books. Mila has already started to follow my footstep but in a slightly different genre then myself. Mila is more into science-fiction//horror.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Illustration world with inspiration from books

I have started on an illustration some weeks ago. I still have to go over it with second layer of colors to make it more rich and alive. If  I will get around to it. I have got inspiration from different books and characters. I love children books and I read for Mila and Filip every night without a fail. I buy a lots of books both new and second hand. I have been able to read a different story every night until now when Mila only wants to read one particular book "Märtar galloperar". It is about a girl called Märta who is learning how to canter on a pony.... I have now read this book every evening for over 2 weeks.. Sometimes even two times per night. I wonder what will happen if "Märta galloperar" goes missing for a while!? I might try that very soon if I only can remember to make it go missing before I am already trapped in the sweetest way. Laying there in the bed with one kid on each arm and gets this very loved book handed over to me and with a very sweet voice Mila asks " mamma can we please read Märta galopperar tonight!?" like she havn't heard it in ages. First I am trying "but why don't we read xxx or xxx or maybe xxx" but at this point she is not ready to negotiate it is "Märta galopperar" or no sleeping...  

Friday, May 13, 2016

Filip turning 1 year

Last week was a busy and fun week here at Lundsätter. Loren drove together with 3 friends our car from Moscow to Sweden. Road-trip from Moscow to Riga and from Riga ferry over to Stockholm. They arrived to Lundsätter on Tuesday just in time to enjoy the warm sunny spring weather ( actually more summer temperatures with 23 degrees)
Started with taking the gang for nice walk and ride. Mila was thrilled to have not only pappa here but also Adad, Igor & Gazzan to show them how she rides Puzzle. The following day we all went to Örebro for nice lunch and play down town. The nice spring weather was truly amazing and we could enjoy having lunch and dinner outside. Our patio is the best investment ever as it is like an extended living-room where we can hang out on nice days like this. On the Friday we had arrange a BBQ party to celebrate Filip´s first birthday. Friends and family came out and we had a great time although as always when throwing a party not so much time as a host to sit and enjoy even though we had great help organizing all the food and drinks. I can't believe that Filip is already turning .. How fast this year has passed it is crazy. On the Sunday we continue to celebrate Filip with starting the day with having him christening in our very beautiful church here in Vingåker. Great ceremony with choir and good atmosphere. Family from my side was collected and came out for lunch and cake after. Thank you all for coming and celebrating with us.
It was busy but fun days and we had so much help over the days. I got spoiled having help with cleaning up the kitchen, making great food, garden work and taking care of the kids. If all guest were like this I would have people staying all the time. Kids are super happy when Loren is here and of course sad when he has to back to Moscow to work. Filip is such pappa boy and it is so cute to see how he only wants pappa to take care of him when he is here and first thing in the morning reaches for him. Mila is pappa's princess and are shining extra when he is here. I hope we soon can all be in one place all the time. I am proud how we manage to stay strong and make this work even though it is hard to be apart so much. 

Writers block

I am in a phase where I am not getting around to update my blog. The internet is pretty bad out here in the forest. My computer is still in Moscow and I am borrowing my dads at the moment and we are not getting along that great. I have been busy with garden projects and before that stair project inside and many other things. But maybe the biggest reason is that I have writers block or maybe more asking myself why am I blogging and for whom am I writing. After doing some serious thinking I have come to following conclusion.I am updating and want to keep updating my blog because:
  1. I have such a crappy memory and by using my blog as a journal I will capture feelings, events, memories etc which I have noticed is gold worth especially as the kids are growing up so fast.
  2. It is away for me to sit down switch my brain on and activate my writing skills and use my English in written form. Maybe even thinking it would be good to also write in Swedish sometimes. I mean other then here I don't really have the chance to write much more then messages and emails. And I have always loved to write stories, articles etc. 
  3. Best inspiration when I am sitting drawing and painting is to know that I will use my illustration in a concept together with my texts 
So I have the answer. I will get back into being more active as it has so many benefits for me and that is what matters.

Here is a memory illustration I made back in February that I found and realized that I have not written down anywhere what is going on in the picture. It is me super proud mamma with such clever small boy who is using potty successfully since the minute he could sit stable. He is also a master in doing the movements of itchy bitsy spider and happily clapping hands to if you happy and you know it clap your hands. Pointing at everything he wants while his big sister is running around being a unicorn or a flying Pegasus. 

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Garden spring clean

I have been busy with spring cleaning the garden lately. Less time for indoor creativity and more time for pure hard working projects in the garden. And I like it alot especially now when I am starting to see the resluts. I had a target this year to clean up behind the house where my dad has been storing all sorts of good to keep building materials in the nature. Roof tiles, pipes, plate, wood, styrofoam blocks etc etc. Material that has been laying there for 15-20 years and as you can imagine not a pretty sight although everything kept with good intetions that it will come in handy one day. But enough is enough. I wanted to get it done before the grass starts to grow or become too warm so the snakes wakes up. Every spare minute when Filip has had his daily nap or got help from my dad to take him I have been carrying, digging and fixing outside. At fist it did feel like a mission impossible to clear out and organize everything but slowly but surely I am getting there.
I am proud of my work I have to say and now I am ready to start to focus on real garden work with planting.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Lundsätter development

I am so amazed how far we have come from last year with our Lundsätter house. Second floor on our part, patio, finnished work outside on the fasade etc etc. Now it really is starting to look organized ans great out here. Last week we had builders here to work on some smaller projects with focus on safety. The railings for the stairs has been replaced just in time to be ready before Filip will move around. My granddad started the project and has cut and designed the railing but never had chance to mount it. I have been painting the first layer before putting up. First I was thinking white. But then I thought that is too normal and boring for us so I tried a colour called jazzucci. Interesting colour in some light it looks light grey in other light like pyjamas blue, greenish and turquis, I am very happy with the pick. On the outside they are working to finnish the patio and to secure it with railing and stairs. I also took the opportunity to build a pergola on the pation. It really looks amazing such a great job but also so so useful to have this patio. After these jobs are done we will enjoy the fact that we dont need to rush to do anything major on the house this year apart from painting on the back. 

Approaching one

Not long now before our little baby Filip is turning 1 years old. Where did this year go? Feels like he has always been around but at the same time just arrived. Since he is born he has been our mr Sunshine. Such happy easy going character that we sometimes look at him and wonder where did he come from. It is lovely to see him growing and amazing to get to know this little boy and what he likes and wants. For each day he is learning new things and developing new skills. He is now in this cute phase of pointing at things saying "dääär" ( there in swedish) not only pointing out every lamp in the house but actually poining at what he wants. Why he is still not crawling or not even really trying is probably because he is so good in pointing, charming and has so many assistants helping him to get it. For example granddad Stefan is with us a lot and has many creative ideas to entertain Filip. He has a long rope on not only the walking chair but also on the swingset so my dad can swing Filip pulling the rope and at the same time drinking coffee at the patio. He has a strong will and knows what he likes, but most of the time super happy. He loves water. He loves to play in the water in the bath tube, shower, kitchen zink and in a glass. He can spend hours on the swing set and loves being outside. Duplo is his favourite toys. He doesnt really like to be in the stable only if he can go the sulky holding the reins. He likes cat Levis but doesnt care much for the puppies Bozze and Zita we have in the house. 

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Nasty nasty cold go away

I feel like I want to scream "NASTY COLD GO AWAY!!" I know I know I am very dramatic over a simple cold.. I know it will go away. I know only a week home with cold is not the end of the world...My rational side knows all this.  But I am going nuts anyways soon!!!
Kids has had high fever for a few days and now green snot everywhere. I am also feeling rough. Kids need my full attention which is kind of tricky sometimes how to help two at the same time. The only nice part is that Filip is a little more mamma oriented and want to cuddle in the sofa (until he sees my phone or the remote then he wants them more then me..) And we have all together had a nice middle of the day looong nap a couple of days now. I have been able to sleep a little and read a little and then sleep somemore. So I guess not all bad if I should try to see it with positive eyes and yes I am starting to see the light in the tunnel.. Loren is currently travelling in Ural mountains and we are very much looking forward him coming home on Friday.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Chasing the spring all the way to Spain

Great feeling complete Team Nikolovski collected and ready for adventures down to Spain and costa del sol to find the missing sun and spring weather. Moscow and Swedish winter has been kind of hard this year ( like every year..) We flew to Malaga and from there rented a car going to my mother & her husband's house in Puerto Banus. First time we saw the house in real life and it was very nice and fancy as expected. Cute neighbourhood on the so called Swedish hill close to the Swedish shop with Swedish TV chanels and even Swedish radio in the car we rented. I can't really get my head around the need but I guess same same but different during my in total around 12 years abroad I had my ways to get what I needed from Sweden also. When I moved the first time 2001 to Holland the internet was not everywhere like today and therefore no SVTplay nor newspapers online or even Facebook. It is even hard to imagine today. My best friend was send me letters and my mum and dad was sending sweets and magazines every other week. My grandmother was recording Sweden's most popular series on TV "Rederiet" "Skilda Världar" & "Sen kväll med Luuk" on VHS and sending it down to me every week. Occasional we also did trips to IKEA to get some stuff from the Swedish shop there. Over the years and being intergrated in the countries I have lived in I have say I don't have the same need for Swedish products at least. But with internet I have the opportunity to consume swedish TV, news, magazines and follow blogs which is great and has really made me feel that I can get the best of two worlds. Just some thoughts but enough about this and back to our vacation.

 Mila was super happy to she her mormor and was very clear that she wanted to stay in Spain forever and Filip was so excited to see the pool and insisted on splashing in the water although it was waaay to cold for my taste even to dip a toe. Mila has also been looking forward to swim in the pool for weeks and packed her swimsuit by herself I did try to tell her that that might not happen but that she of course could try. She even asked me to draw her picture of the trip where she and her grandmother are swimming. No big deal says me who is not a big water lover anyways she can swim next time. The light and the sun was great for us northen people who is slowly getting out of winter hibernation. Mila was running around playing horse, telling mormor all about all and nothing, talking to the very lame cat that she named Bella and playing with a big plastic dolphin in the sun in the garden from morning to evening. Me and Loren managed to get out doing some good walking. We enjoyed tapas and sangria and Rioja. Checking out Puerto Banus beach collecting shells. Great time.
After a few days we said thank you and waved bye bye heading to Malaga. We (Or actually I will give Loren all credit on this) had rented a great 100 sqm apartment in super cute central area of Malaga. Great big genuine food maket only a few meters in one direction, cute square with play area also only 2 minutes in other direction and cute streets without cars right outside our doorstep. I have been in Malaga a few times before but never really got that impressed but this time I fell in love totally and want more. Mila was walking the streets like she belonged there and she was asking how to say different things in spanish as she wanted to stay and make friends there... Hmmm kind of trick as my spanish is very limited to Hola and gracias and por favor. She even asked today before she fell asleep when we can move to Spain. Filip also enjoyed the trip very much. He is a very social little guy and in every restaurant he found old ladies that he could get full attention from and charm the socks of. It is amazing how such small person can be so social and find people everywhere to communicate with.
Great trip it was!

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Back in Sweden and update from Lundsätter

Me and the kids came back to Sweden from Moscow a couple of weeks ago.
Mila missed her friend and activities and so did I. Winter is not so easy as it has a lot of limitations a specialy in our neighbourhood in Moscow. A lot of snow fell and even if we have lots of dedicated full time snow cleaners they never managed to get the roads clean so I could walk with the stroller probably and with Filip being so small I need him tucked in the stroller when we are outside in the cold. Also as though you might think Russians are when it comes to cold and kids they are extremly careful and so it is very hard to meet up with other kids in the area as they are being kept warm inside. I will write more about coultral difference also that I have experienced in an other post.

So we are here at Lundsätter. Mila got bright and happy coming back and are enjoying seeing friends and family. Here is an update illustration I made last week.
- Mila has got a ballerina dress that she wants to wear all the time... Not very convienient when it is still cold and snow outside
- Filip I am sure is growing a couple of cm during the night. He is also developing so fast now. I am proud but a little disapointed.. He can say pappa, tack ( thanks) making the movements to itsy bits spider and is using the potty successfully before he is even trying to say mamma!!!! I mean shouldnt mamma be THE first word ?! And finaly a small tooth has seen the light.
- Levis the cat is happy having kids back. They love him. And he loves to wake us up 6 in the morning and I am stupid enough to let him stay inside when I know he does this to me as a thank you. 

Colorful and home made

I have been sewing a lot lately. It is my evening and night activity. I have been buying new cool colorful and mainly ecological fabrics here in Sweden. Filip has got a lot of colorful tights as I find clothing for boys in the stores very dull and boring. Why so much dark colors with cars and trains for boys ? My strategy is to buy plain light bodies and matching them with colorful fun pattern tights that I make myself. Only problem he is growing so fast that I have to keep up with my production for him.  

Also I was so happy to make it to big sewing fair in Stockholm last week. Nothing really that I havn't seen before but it was a good day out and I did some shopping of funky eco materials. For example the strawberry tights below from JNY I found very nice and cherful and keeps me dreaming of summer.