*wooly things

I finally finished the scarf that I started knitting exactly two years ago :)
{My plan is to use up all old wools that I are lying around in my home for ages}
There is a new project on my needles already – a little blanket. Pictures will follow!


*gloomy times

It's always impressing how all colors of nature's color palette are fading more and more in the winter season and the trees are getting blacker and blacker. Analogue photography is able to underline that gloominess even more. 



{Music: Breezeblocks – alt-J (Cover from Korantemaa)}

A little throwback to some chilly January moments!


*when it still was Christmas

It seems such a long time ago already.



Welcome to Narnia snow world!


*red + white

The first month of the new year was a quite tricky one in many ways, but in the end I see the necessity in all the changes and happenings. They will have an impact on the future in a good way as I hope at least. We have icy days and still snow, but I can sense a change in the light more and more, behind the dull sky is a sun that is waiting for a new calling to raise nature out of its sleep again.


*gingerbread magic

Easy recipe for gingerbread:

You need:

• 560g rye flour (I used organic wholemeal rye flour)
• 360g powdered sugar (I usually use half amount of sugar)
• 160g honey
• 4 eggs
• 1 package gingerbread spices
• 2 teaspoons natron

{I made just the half portion: I used 280g flour, about 100g sugar and 80g honey, 2 eggs, half a package of gingerbread spices and 1 teaspoon natron.}

Whip eggs, honey and powdered sugar until foamy. Add gingerbread spices, natron and rye flour and knead until it’s a homogeneously dough. Roll out the dough about 1,5 cm thick and cut out forms. Place on a (with baking paper prepared) baking tray, brush with mixed egg. Bake at 180 degrees about 10 minutes.

For the frosting I used one egg white, a bit lemon juice and added as much powdered sugar until it had a nice, creamy consistence.



*The scent of the moon

How is your Sunday?
We have snow-free, but cold days. It's almost full moon here, in contrary to the first picture, where almost no moon is visible! I started to knit a hat with some cozy wool I got from Lily once and I wrote my first letter in this new year. At the moment I am in love with my new silver fir essential oil, it smells so good! What are your most favorite scents? Mine are changing with my moods, but generally I like sandal wood, rose, spruce needles, peppermint, white musk and many more. There is also an oil mixture by young living called "Inner child" that I really love!

There are also scents that are quite personal that are non-purchasable, like the smell of my grandpa when he came home from forest work, or the smell of my fathers car, the smell of the cold air when it unites with the scent of the freshly lit fire in the stove, my mother's hand-knitted clothes, the ears and paws of Sunny dog, certain letters from dear ones... The world is full of wonderful smells! 

Have a cozy evening + until soon again!


*white | part 2

Before Christmas I connected all the crochet snow flakes I got from dear Lotte to decorate the kitchen window. And I found this snow heart in the middle of the forest :)


*white | part 1

And everything emptying into white.