Mermaids` Makings

Soolaleivasiil- Moving House Present

We went to visit our dear Polish friend who had moved into her new flat. As it is a tradition in Estonia to bring salt and bread we decided to make a bread hedgehog. We bought a loaf of nice organic bread and stuck matches to make the spines. Our friend said that in Poland they bring salt and bread to newly married couple. It is interesting how traditions can be similar yet so different at the same time.

When I was a child I heard that in  some parts of Russia people give a present of cockroaches in a matchbox when you move house. How lovely is that :D

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12 comments on “Soolaleivasiil- Moving House Present

  1. mermaid
    October 30, 2010

    Thank you ladies :)

  2. Maya
    October 30, 2010

    I just saw this at creativejewishmom and had to come over here to say that it is just adorable!

  3. Creative Mind
    October 29, 2010

    really unique idea…hmmmmm

  4. creativejewishmom//sara
    October 24, 2010

    Hi Linda, How great to see you on Craft Schooling Sunday!
    Hope all is well, and thanks so much for sharing your porcupine, he’s just so sweet….and I love that dish towel too! all the best and would love to see you again soon!

    • mermaid
      October 24, 2010

      Thank you :)
      The tea towel is from my favourite shop in England- from Ikea :)

  5. Jo
    October 22, 2010

    You have Polish friends! how nice to hear that, I’m Polish too :) have a nice day, I like your blog

    • mermaid
      October 22, 2010

      Thank you! I like your blog too. And yes, we have a lovely Polish friend called Katarzyna :)

  6. kessu
    October 21, 2010

    armas siilike :)

    • mermaid
      October 22, 2010

      Aitäh! Päris armas tuli välja :)

  7. lilla a
    October 21, 2010

    We go that in Finland too, but I have never seen one decorated like that! And cockroaches, no thanks…

    • mermaid
      October 22, 2010

      What about Sweden?
      Well, you can make a hedgehog next time you visit somebody who has moved the house:) Makes a difference from just a bread and salt. I know some people cut a hole into hedgehog`s back and pour the salt in it and then cover the hole with bread crust.

      • lilla a
        October 30, 2010

        I think you have flyttgröt, moving porridge, in Sweden.

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