Welcome 2013

Welcoming the New Year peacefully at home with cats and boyfriend, although the plans for the starting year are exciting and challenging ๐Ÿ™‚


Mudcake which I wont be making again…

The cats seem to be interested and not scared of the fireworks. Happy New Year 2013!


What have I done…

…So what did I do for Christmas presents this year ๐Ÿ™‚keksitjakissa

Sesam- and sesam-coconut-cookies to my collegues at work. The recipe is Japanese, but the coconut version my own mix ๐Ÿ™‚ The recipe makes about 50.

3/4 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1 egg

1 1/4 cups sifted flour

1 tsp salt

3/4 roasted sesame seeds

Mix together butter, sugar and egg. Mix in remaining ingredients. Place rounded teaspoonfulls on buttered cookie sheet. Bake 4-5 mins at 180 degrees of Celsius.

For the coconut version I mix for the half of the dough 1/4 dl coconut flakes.



I made this lavender-olive oil soap with my mother for gifts to friends and family.


Date cakes for Christmas sales.

tuubijapipoย mallineule

Tube scarf and a beanie for a boyfriends niece. The pattern is sort of a spiral type, see the graph above. It’s very easy to make and fun too!



Tube scarf for my sister, lace and jersey.



Pin cushion and pouch for knitting needles. The cat inspects the quality.



Himmeli for my mother-in-law. It’s traditional Finnish decoration for Christmas and made out of straw. Good tutorial with pictures can be foundย here.