Do you know the feeling of visiting a summer cottage after a long, long winter? How you procrastinate the first visit of the season weekend after weekend because you know that you will be welcomed by a cold and uninviting house, dusty furniture, cobwebs, trapped air and the sad-looking heather that you planted in a pot next to the stairs the last time you visited the cottage in autumn?
Like every year you know that the very first visit is the most work-intense one. You will roll up your sleeves, dust the shelves, stock up on cans and firewood and candles, bring clean sheets and wipe the floor until the cottage feels cosy again, welcoming and yours.
This is how I felt about this virtual space of mine and for months I have dreaded to come here, share photos and stories. Not because there wasn’t something to tell and share (there always is) but because I felt I had to move some furniture, paint the walls, reorganize all those virtual boxes that have piled up in here before the blog would feel like my space again.
Now winter has almost passed and after a long break I have decided that it is about time to do some dusting in my virtual home and fill the blog with fresh air and a little update. For now, wiping the floor and opening the windows will do, I save the major spring clean for the coming weeks.
Three dolls will each be looking for a new home coming weekend and I am looking forward to sharing their story with you on Friday so that you have time enough to become acquainted with my Snowdrop Girls (and hopefully fall in love with them as much as I did). Each stands 43cm/ 17″ tall and comes with two sets of clothes, they will be available in my webshop on Saturday, more info on this in the upcoming blog post. If you want to take a sneak peek, you are welcome take a stroll over to my Facebook business page where I have added a few photos.
Also, I have opened a second Instagram account, a decision that has taken me some time to come to. Quite a few of you have been following my #onebouquetperday project (the 2017 season will be starting soon) and I have decided to keep it simple with one account for my daily bouquets and with another one for my work as a dollmaker. I switched names to make it as easy as possible – if you want to follow my #onebouquetperday flower series, I can be found here as @onebouquetperday and if you want to get a sneak peeks at my dolls, I can be found here as @notesfrombjorkasa.
I am happy that you have come back here to gather around my table and sip a cup of tea with me (please, ignore those unpacked boxes behind you) and I look forward to sharing glimpses from Björkåsa with you.
Warm greetings from the south of Sweden,