Friday, 25 March 2011

Friday Feels Fab!

Since I am a SAHM (stay at home mum), one of the highlights of the day is when the yellow postvan zips up the road. Today, I was already in the garden when it came, and instead of a handful of bills; the postman handed me a handful of packages!
The lovely Shelley from Nebraska, whom I have never met, but is a friend of a friend of a friend sent me these gorgeous dishcloths, all wrapped in a pretty pink ribbon.

The lovely Olivia, who we miss SO much sent these! A bundle of balloons just begging to be blown up (poor mamma!), 3 gorgeous cross stitch kits for the macolsson kidlets, and 2 pretty towels with embroidery threads to embroider on.

Thank you thank you thank you! Mrs MacOlsson is now going to sit down with this gorgeous teapot - a present for her fabulous mother in law - and spend a peaceful oh- so- short minute or two enjoying the sun streaming in through the window while the kidlets have a well needed nap.

Have a wonderful weekend everyone, and to my package sending friends - THANK YOU!

Friday, 18 March 2011

A New Shop Front!

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I've decided to launch a new shop through my mrsmacolsson facebook page! I've also changed the name to reflect the new status. mrsmacolsson on facebook is now called Mrs MacOlsson Boutique Shop. All my products are available there for purchase - I'm going to be adding some new ones every day over the next week. At the moments all items have free shipping, and as an extra bonus, if you "like" mrsmacolsson on facebook you will receive an extra 5% discount.

Find me here.

To make a purchase, click on the little shopping trolley on the left of the page, alternatively, if you want to pay by bank transfer, contact me direct instead.

Remember, I am delighted to accept custom orders, so if there is a colour or size you would like, or even a different product, just contact me!

Thank you!

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Hair and the Moomin Bag Winner!

These are my new fun crafting occupation! Sweet, springlike, and great for using up my fabric scraps.

These hair clips were a lot of fun to make. The buttons come from my Nana's button box, so are most definitely vintage! They are all available for purchase on my etsy shop.

And the winner of the Moomin bag is the lovely Allie from Ystad! Comment number 9 and the random number generator picked your number. Email your address (again).

Saturday, 12 March 2011

Little Lizard King

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Have you seen this fabulous site? Scurry over to Little Lizard King and drool over her fabulous patterns and designs. You can purchase and download her patterns direct.
I have bought several of them, and been really impressed how easy they are to follow.

Think of gorgeous sunsuits for little girls, sweet apron knot dresses, funky little boy vests, bowties, crayon holders.......

Check out an old post of mine to see some of the items I have made here and here

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Semlor and French Style Cooking

Yesterday was Fettisdagen (Shrove Tuesday) in Sweden. Traditionally, we eat semlor, a delicious sweet bun filled with marzipan and whipped cream. So, since all the MacOlssons are still feeling very yucky, we decided to bake our own.

And to compensate for all the delicious indulgence yesterday, I made this absolutely scrummy healthy lunch today!
Its courgettes (zucchini) and tomatoes layered in a dish,drizzled in olive oil and seasoned with salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 10 mins. Mix together 3 eggs, 1 1/2 dl creme fraiche, a crushed garlic clove, a pinch of nutmeg and cayenne pepper, some chopped basil and salt and pepper. Spread this over your courgettes and tomatoes and return to the oven until the mixture is set (about 30 mins). Serve with a green salad, preferrably drizzled with the balsam vinegar I brought back from Paris.

Don't forget to enter the Mad March giveaway to win a Moomin tote bag. Leave a comment on the previous entry before Saturday...

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Mad March Giveaway!


Not a Mad March Hare, but a Moomin cloth tote bag giveaway.

All you have to do is become a follower of this blog, AND post a comment on the blog telling me you have done so. If you are already a follower, then just leave a comment.

A random comment on this post will receive this cute bag! Closing date Sat 12 March.

To become a follower, scroll down to the follower section on the bottom right and click on the button, to post a comment, look for the comment box! You can hide your profile if you like, to follow anonymously.

#This isn't one of my own creations, but I saw it on sale and couldn't resist buying a few!#