Thursday, June 27, 2013

DIY chalk

  • plaster of Paris and water (1:1)
  • acrylic paint
  • ice cube tray
  • glass
  • spoon
  • measure cup
  • mix acrylic paint and water well. It takes about 2 minutes.
  • measure and add plaster of Paris
  • mix it 
  • pour liquid into the ice cube tray and wait until hardened. ( about 1 to 3 hours)
  • take chalk out of the tray and dry for about 3 days

Now go and paint!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Helsinki street style

Hel looks is definitely one of my favorite sites.
In paticular people create a image of the city.
see Helsinki!

marimekko wallpaper, 1969

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Have a nice weekend <3


Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Picnic blanket

We are frequent guests in a forest park with even mosquitos not being an obstruction for us :3 Fresh air and one may dream a little that you are not in a megapolis, but somewhere in a small village.
Here is an idea concerning sewing a blanket on which the boys can play and read books.

Pieces of strong fabric, polyester and black fabric for back side (for practicality).


Monday, June 10, 2013

New photo shoot for Shum Gam

I have already mentioned Shum Gam in my previous post. This photo shoot was with Little K.
* new collection and more photos here

K with another little model Anastasia

Sunday, June 9, 2013

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Cake pops

I cooked these cake pops for Julie's birthday party, which we celebrated in the open air. Because in Russia these pops are not well known, many have asked me about the recipe :3

What we need:
 300g  butter cookies
 50g    soft butter
 150g cream cheese
 sugar powder

Blend cookies.
Mix butter, sugar powder and cream cheese.
Mix well with cookies.
From this "dough" make small balls and put them in freezer for 30 min.
*after 30 min* join balls with sticks.
Melt chocolate.
Dip every ball into chocolate and then sprinkle with topping.
 Put cake pops in a fridge.
15 minutes before serving put them out from the fridge.
* you can use polystyrene for holding your cake pops by sticking their wooden sticks into the polystyrene. :3


Monday, June 3, 2013

outdoor birthday party

Our friends' daughter Julie turned 3 and they decided to celebrate outside: where birds sing and squirrels jump :3

We had a great day! Little K hunted bugs and put them in toy cars ( oh my!), Little M very much liked the swing and all invited kids took turns swinging him. :)

Mosquito bitten but satisfied, we made it back home.
All next day our boys were asking me about going to the birthday party again :3
happy kids. happy parents.

3 year old Julie