Saturday, April 25, 2015

Out doors

Took all my dolls out doors at the same time as my hubby and I took a road trip nearby where we live. Then we drove around and searched for a place to stop and place all the dolls. I was so glad that I found a sunny spot with forest, flowers and even water. Took photos of all my dolls and you can see some of the photos on Flickr and Instagram. 

Borrowed one of the girls' doll and made her all new.
Apple White, with her new pretty face.
Then I have, finally finished the first of my tries on a doll repaint. She stood naked for a long time on my desk and I almost felt sorry for her. Decided that she can not stand like this, naked and with the head beside her. So, I found some fabric and made her a simple dress and a head band. Then I went out doors, on our backyard and took some photos. Some days later I finished the Ever After High repaint too and she tagged along with the other dolls. I am rather pleased with the outcome and now I just want to make som clothes to her, that suits her face. 

It is Saturday over here, but it feels like Sunday after a late night party. And I have not even been at a party. The allergies and the pills for the allergies can make me tired. So I am glad to have a calm day with nothing special going on. Later this evening we will watch the third movie about the Hobbit's adventures. Earlier today we watched a NHL game. The Swedish hockey games are over and that was something else. I'm glad that the Växjö Lakers won! It will be exiting to follow the rest of the NHL and Stanley Cup. My favorite teams Arizona Coyotes, LA Kings and Boston Bruins are not in the game anymore, so I follow Tampa Bay Lightning, Anaheim Ducks, Nashville Predators and Chicago Blackhawks. My husband follows Rangers and Red Wings. It is fun!

Well, time to make some dinner. Have a good weekend.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Some relaxing days

Flowers on the square in Karlshamn,
south Sweden, where my mother-in-law
The ordinary life is back again after a vacation for some days at my mother-in-law. She lives in South Sweden, so we have a 6 hour road trip to her and back home. It is like half of the country by car. 

The girls had their Easter vacation and my husband had som days of from work and the weather was just perfect. It could not be better then this. One of the days we visited my husband's aunt and uncle and checked the cottage too at the same time, to see that all was in good order. The cottage is placed in the middle of the forest, so even if his uncle and aunt are our eyes and the road is closed for those who do not live there, it is always great to have a look. I have reported some strange behavior on that road and it is not fun.

Well, anyway. Those sunny days gave me som energy and it was nice to see mother-in-law again. She is over 95-years old and still going strong even if she has some difficulties with her eyes and hearing. But she does not complain at all. The girls give her joy, my cooking gives her pleasant times at the dinner table and her son helps her with the heavy stuff. And we even watched some hockey on one of those days. I love hockey, but she said that it was in some way action free. She is funny.

At the lake nearby our cottage.
Apple White in the sun.
I took even the chance to enjoy my time at our nearby lake, not far from the cottage.  I sat there for a while, enjoyed the sun, took some photos of Apple White and other things over there. The girls took a walk from the lake to the cottage and hubby closed his eyes and let the sun warm his face. A well needed break.

Now it is just about 8 weeks before the girls have their last day at school and we start our summer vacation. Some will be spent at the cottage and some at mother-in-law. Then there will be some road trips too.