Happy New 2012 Year ! / Laimingų Naujųjų 2012-ųjų Metų!

One more year is over. Was it better or worse than previous one – who knows? Everything looks different from the distance. More clear. Sometimes the consequences not the events themselves make something look good or bad. I wish all of you wisdom, creativity, happiness and love next year! I wish you to be strong … Continue reading

Marry Christmas! / Linksmų Šventų Kalėdų!

Ketkrókur came yesterday and the last Yule Lad, Kertasníkir, came today! Marry, happy, cozy Christmas for all of you my friends! Ketkrókuras atėjo vakar ir paskutinis Kalėdų Senis, Kertasníkiras, atėjo šiandien! Jaukių, linksmų ir džiugių Šventų Kalėdų visiems!

Gáttaþefur Came Today! / Gáttaþefuras atėjo!

Thirteen days before Christmas I started introducing Icelandic Yule Lads – trolls that live in the mountains and start to come to the man’s world thirteen days before Christmas. They all have their very strange habits and are no angel at all. They bring small gifts to kids’ shoes placed on the window sill while … Continue reading

More Christmas Decorations: DIY elk pasta garland / Dar kalėdinių papuošimų: pasidaryk pats makaronų girliandą

Here is one more Christmas decoration I have added to our home today. You can easily make this cute pasta garland yourself. Perfect for Christmas crafts with kids. You need: – IKEA elk-head-shape pasta (you can use both regular and full corn – garland will be in two shades) or any other figure pasta you … Continue reading

Gluggagægir Came Today / Gluggagægiras atėjo!

Thirteen days before Christmas I started introducing Icelandic Yule Lads – trolls that live in the mountains and start to come to the man’s world thirteen days before Christmas. They all have their very strange habits and are no angel at all. They bring small gifts to kids’ shoes placed on the window sill while … Continue reading

Bjúgnakrækir Came Today! / Bjúgnakrækiras atėjo!

Bjúgnakrækir or Sausage-Swiper came today! He is stealing smoked sausages (bjugur). Kids like bjugur – there are sausages for lunch today in many kindergartens. Since I have not tried  Icelandic sausages, we had them today for lunch. Boiled smoked lamb meat and horse meat sausages are eaten with boiled or mashed potatoes and white sauce, … Continue reading

My Christmas Gifts / Kalėdinės dovanos

I made these typographical prints as a gift to the teachers of our Lithuanian Sunday school. I used a text of an old pagan Lithuanian song for these prints. Christmas in Lithuanian language is still called the same name as in ancient pagan times . . . In some sources Lithuanians are called the last … Continue reading

Skyrgámur Came Today! / Skyrgámuras atėjo šiandien!

Skyrgámur came today! He steals skyr . Skyrgámuas atėjo šiandien. Jis vagia skyrą.

Hurðaskellir Came Today! / Hurðaskelliras atėjo!

Hurðaskellir or Door-Slammer came today! He likes to slam doors, especially during the night. Hurðaskelliras arba Durų Girgždintojas atėjo šiandien! Jis mėgsta girždinti duris, ypač naktį.

Askasleikir Is Coming! / Askasleikiras ateina!

Askasleikir or Bowl-Licker is coming today! He is the one that is stealing food from ‘askur’ – wooden dish used to eat from in ancient times in Iceland. Askasleikiras atėjo šiandien. Jis vagia maisto likučius iš “askur” – senovino medinio islandiško indo, iš kurio buvo valgoma.