Mermaids` Makings

Monthly Archives: November, 2010

The Brave Tin Soldier

These cute Christmas Decorations at lilla a reminded me of The Brave Tin Soldier. Do you remember this lovely story from Hans Christian Andersen? When I was a child I saw a cartoon of this … Continue reading

November 29, 2010 · 5 Comments

Christmas Street

Here is our Christmas Street that we made last year. And today we made a lovely Christmas tree out of egg cartons. The little decorations are from egg cartons as … Continue reading

November 26, 2010 · 4 Comments

Our Christmas Calendar

This is actually our first Christmas Calendar. I did not have advent calendars  in my childhood. For my son I used to buy the one filled with chocolates.. but you know … Continue reading

November 26, 2010 · 9 Comments


… Father Christmas is still asleep… But his Päkapikks are busily making and packing presents for children all around the world.. day… .. and night …        Houses idea and template … Continue reading

November 21, 2010 · 15 Comments

Christmas Mouse

Have you seen anything cuter? After seeing this   you have to grab the egg box and start making your own little mouse, don`t you! Not only are organic eggs good … Continue reading

November 18, 2010 · 15 Comments

Christmas Bells

These are our first Christmas Tree decorations this year. We had lots of fun making them as lil mermaid enjoyed counting the bells, sorting them by the size, choosing colours … Continue reading

November 17, 2010 · 6 Comments


Birdhouses for the exibition at lilla a. Mine looks like a gingerbread house. Maybe it is because Iam looking forward to Christmas so much :) ***

November 16, 2010 · 1 Comment

Little Houses

If for some reason you can`t sleep at night.. what would you do? That`s right- make some little houses. These were meant to be Christmas Tree decorations… but my daughter calls it … Continue reading

November 14, 2010 · 1 Comment

Chocolate cake, anyone?

We baked some cakes yesterday. They tasted very good :) To make the cakes we scrunched some kitchen foil, covered it in tissue paper and decorated it. By the way- … Continue reading

November 14, 2010 · 1 Comment

Autumn Päkapikk

November 11, 2010 · 2 Comments

Savoy Cabbage Leaf Print

We made some prints on white paper and when they were dry we cut them out. In summer we had made some backgrounds using sponges to print and now it was … Continue reading

November 8, 2010 · 9 Comments

Bonfire Night

Annabel learnt a lot about  Guy Fawkes at school and  when she came home she wanted to paint a bonfire and draw Guy Fawkes. For the bonfire picture she squeezed … Continue reading

November 6, 2010 · Leave a comment


This is a Dogfish. Whilst I was making my pom pom flowers Annabel got the leftover pom pom and cut out some circles from  cardboard. She them tied  yarn over … Continue reading

November 6, 2010 · Leave a comment

Winter Birds

I owe this tutorial to my lovely blog friend Pam from Gingerbread Snowflakes. I promised her I would make it a loooooooooooong time ago. But here it is. Last year I made … Continue reading

November 4, 2010 · 16 Comments

An Evening Game

Lil  Mermaid made this apple tree picture a month ago. As there was some space left  I thought we could add some people picking apples. So she drew some people, I cut them … Continue reading

November 4, 2010 · 8 Comments

The Farm

Finally we made a little farm for our farm animals.    The little sheep are made of air drying clay. We made two balls.. one big one and one small one.  Then … Continue reading

November 3, 2010 · 6 Comments

A lovely card

Annabel made a card for her teacher. It`s so sweet :)

November 2, 2010 · 4 Comments

Pumpkin Seed Vase

I made this vase for my son`s teacher about 15 years ago. Then  I used a lot smaller jar (paint for the children was sold in little glass jars) and I … Continue reading

November 1, 2010 · 4 Comments



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