Last Minute Decorating Ideas

Need few simple ideas to decorate your New Year’s party? Here you are! Cozy up your New Year’s Day morning: Have a creative year 2013! Advertisements

Through My Window: Week 51 – The Last Week Of The Project

My friends, this is the last week of my project. I hope you do not mind if I connected the last day of the year to this week.Actually I was getting a bit lazy to the end of the project. I know after it will be over I miss this staring through the window in … Continue reading

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year for all of you my faraway-so-close blogging friends! Love and be loved, stay healthy and safe, be happy, patient and creative!

Through My Window: Week 51

Merry Christmas to everyone! Here are the photos through the window from the last week. Above is Monday, 2012-12-17 10.39. Tuesday, 2012-12-18 10.40: Wednesday,2012-12-19 12.46: Thursday, 2012-12-20 9.52: Friday, 2012-12-21, the day of the end of the world: Saturday, 2012-12-22 – missed. Sunday, 2012-12-23: See you next week!

Kertasníkir Came Last Night! Happy Christmas!

Kertasníkir or Candle Stealer came last night! He is stealing candles from the children. This is the last of the brothers trolls. Today, the 24th of December, 6. p. m. Christmas is coming to Iceland. Today we wish each other Gleðileg Jól (Happy Christmas!) and eat Christmas dinner. Then we open our Christmas gifts under … Continue reading

Ketkrókur Came Last Night!

Ketkrókur or Meat-Hook came! He is steeling hangikjöt (the Icelandic smoked lamb) using a long hook.

Gáttaþefur Came Last Night!

Gáttaþefur or Doorway-Sniffer came! He has a big nose and always is sniffing around the door to find the place where laufabrauð is.  Laufabrauð is a traditional Icelandic Christmas bread – flat and rounded, decorated with cut ornaments. My in-laws are gathering tomorrow to cut  laufabrauð. Usually it is done earlier but it seams everybody were … Continue reading

Gluggagægir And Ginger Cookies

Gluggagægir or Window-Peeper came last night! He is looking through the windows for the things to steel. We were backing ginger cookies, decorating the ginger cookie house and a Christmas tree:

Through My Window: Week 50

Here are the photos through the window from the last week. It is just two more week of this year left (well almost one and a half), can you believe it? Above is Monday, 2012-12-10 10.39. Tuesday, 2012-12-11 11.40: Wednesday, 2012-12-12 11.29: Thursday, 2012-12-13 12.42: Friday, 2012-12-14 16.07: Saturday, 2012-12-15. 12.58: Sunday, 2012-12-16 12.44: See … Continue reading

Bjúgnakrækir And Some Christmas Sewing

Bjúgnakrækir or Sausage-Swiper came last night! He is steeling sausages that are hanged for smoking. In all schools and kindergartens in Iceland there are Icelandic sausages – bjugas served for lunch today. Kids love it and it makes Bjúgnakrækir one of the most beloved Yule Lads. Here is the costume of monkey that I made … Continue reading