Monday, October 24, 2011

We are back !

I don't know where to begin, it's been overwhelming, exhausting and so very exciting.
We love the house, it's about 200 years old with a very peculiar lay-out ( I had to wander through the house over and over again trying to get it) , it has 3 cellars ( basements)  but they are above the ground.
Erik turned one of them into a wine-cellar but after one week it's a wine cellar without wine :-)
We managed to paint the living room walls and beside the decorating that part is finished .
We planned on taking one room at the time and next time the entrance will be painted.
Here are some photo's:
Baker sat on the dashboard of the moving-van and suddenly she started to scream ! IIIIIIIEEEEEE IIIEEEE !! BLIP BLIP IEEEEEE !!! 
After a few seconds I understood ! There was this road sign saying: Luxembourg ! She knew Blip lived there ! Gosh are they smart or not !

Our first home made Spaghetti Puttanesca, !There is nothing as good as a pasta when you're tired and hungry ! ( Baker is sitting on the windowsill )
  When I was in the kitchen, suddenly a Pine marten showed up in the kitchen window, looking at me with a very curious face as if he/she wanted to say: who are you ? It was the cutest thing and I couldn't stop laughing.

 The next day we unpacked the stuff and Pinky is urging us to put the couch together.
 The poor thing was a bit upset, the couch wasn't assembled yet and she hates sleeping on the floor tho we brought 2 warm woollen rugs for her.
 Well Pinky has a big brother Arthur and he takes care of Pinky needs!

The following day we let Pinky discover the garden and as you can see she has found her favourite spot on the terrace on the side of the house. From here she has a perfect view on her land :-)
We did take time to walk around and showed Pinky the surroundings.
We all felt so happy !! 
We were invited by our neighbours ( Anja and Ronny) who made us feel very welcome ! They own this fantastic authentic  house behind us.
They don't live there permanently  and you can rent the house as a holiday-home ! This is the link to the house : , and another :
We also met our neighbour who lives next to us : Helmut, a incredible nice man who's face inspired me for a gnome ( I hope no one  will tell him this ever! )

Well, I'm still so full of impressions and I hope I gave a bit of an idea how our week went, if not please ask !
This is how we left our living room, waiting for us to come back in 2 weeks for the decorating part.

 I hope I can go back creating tomorrow I'm severely distracted at the moment !
Helen x

Friday, October 14, 2011

"VACATION " !!!!!!! 14october----22 october

Some of you know we bought a house in Germany a couple of months ago and now finally everything is official and tomorrow we will receive the key of our little fairytale home !

We will be there for a week to furnish and paint and enjoy this little forest house.
For the next 2-3 years we will be using it as a vacation home and later we will be moving permanently to Germany.
We don't have internet there yet so it will be quit here :-(
I will take pics of course so when we are back I think there is a lot to show you !

Have a great week you all !

Helen x

Monday, October 10, 2011

Hooray !!! Finished !!!

We have a new friend in the house and since he is very close to Finkle I let him talk you through our little catwalk show :
Wow, thank you little Duff for this nice presentation !

Little Duff is a present I received from Sharon !
She sells her little critters her :
The tiny scarf is made by sister Sophie and you can find her shop here :

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

New Gnome in the making. . . .

Picktin and Baker were keeping a close eye on me while I was working on the clothes of the new Gnome :-)
This is : Finkle "Fall" Fudnock III
He is the Autumn-watcher, he makes sure the last leaves will fall, some late birds get going to their wintering grounds and helps the elves to conjure mushrooms.