Category Archives: Crafts

“Artichoke” Polish Ribbon Easter Decorating

As I mentioned yesterday, I love how the Polish people here decorate Easter eggs here! 2 weeks ago a few friends and I got together once again to learn a traditional craft here that is done during Easter and Christmas. … Continue reading

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Polish Easter Eggs

Hi, my name is Kelley and I am addicted to Polish decorated Easter eggs.  I LOVE Polish decorated Easter eggs! Every year that we live here in Poland my Easter egg collection is getting bigger and bigger. How could you … Continue reading

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Time to make….Polish Easter Palms

One the things I am enjoying about living here in Poland the longer I am here, is learning about all of their different customs that go with the different holidays.  The first year in any country that we have lived … Continue reading

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Hobby Lobby in Poland

I have mentioned before one of the stores I miss the most from the USA is Hobby Lobby.  When we went back to the USA last August to visit family one of the places I wanted/needed to shop at was … Continue reading

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A day at the Photo Museum (Muzeum Fotografii)

Last week a few friends and I headed down for a tour of the local Photo Museum here in Bydgoszcz. I drive by it all the time, so when one of them suggested that we go check it out, as … Continue reading

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It’s time for a pizza party!

So Saturday was “E’s” big birthday I was telling you about that “E” was sewing aprons for. Since “E” was turning 9 years old this year it is a hard age to plan a party for.  She is getting to … Continue reading

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“E’s” 1st sewing project, Dishtowel aprons

“E” (with the help from “A”) from start to finish sewed aprons the other day for her birthday party tomorrow. She sewed 15 of them today 1 for everyone who is coming for the pizza making party that we are … Continue reading

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Why are dragonflies so beautiful

Have you ever wondered why are dragonflies so beautiful? Ok, some people are deathly afraid of them but I think are amazing just like buffalo, pandas, koala bears, sloths and kudamundi. This morning I was able to hang out with … Continue reading

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What a weekend!

So yesterday I mentioned that we headed down south to Poznan for the volleyball tournament and to meet up with our other kind of, sort of kid, Rachael who just flew back but we had other highlights too over the … Continue reading

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What another festival?

What another festival in town?   Yep, just down the street from us is a park(our version of NY Central Park) and they had a festival promoting the different local agencies/charities in the community, along with lots of crafts and … Continue reading

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Another day, another festival!

I happened to be shopping at one of the local malls Thursday and I stumbled upon this…  Yes, it was a little festival selling traditional Polish stuff and a few other things.  After looking at the flyer it looked like … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunting in Bydgoszcz

Treasure Hunting in Bydgoszcz When moving into a new house means that you need new furniture to fit into the new shape and sizes of rooms.  I need some more storage in this house as I was spoiled in my … Continue reading

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End of Year at MDK(aka Art Class)

End of Year at MDK(aka Art Class) It is hard to believe but it is almost the end of the school year already and that means PARTIES!!  First up for the kids, their art class.  Most Friday’s after school my … Continue reading

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A Visit to…VENA Polish Pottery, Bolesawiec, Poland

A Visit to…VENA Polish Pottery, Bolesawiec, Poland This is just a small store but it is located across the street from Ceramika(White Picket Fence).  It is located in a small strip mall type building with 3 other shops(watch for future posts on … Continue reading

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Decorating Eggs Polish Style!

Decorating Eggs Polish Style The other day I was lucky enough to take part in a workshop about different ways they decorate eggs here in Poland.  These workshops are offered here FREE of charge through the cities cultural program.  How … Continue reading

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Easter Craft Market in Torun, Poland

Easter Craft Market in Torun, Poland This afternoon me and the hubby went to Easter Craft market in Torun, Poland.  This event was only held today and we missed it last year, so this was on our to do list today!  … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day in Poland

International Women’s Day in Poland On Friday it was International Women’s Day now I know for many of you, you probably had no clue about it!  I had never heard of it until me moved here to Poland.  It is … Continue reading

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A Visit To….Ceramika(White Picket Fence) Pottery, Bolesawiec, Poland

A Visit To….Ceramika(White Picket Fence) Pottery, Bolesawiec, Poland Well we are off to another Polish pottery store!  Yes, there are several stores in Boleslawiec, almost as many fingers and toes I have. This is another great store to shop at … Continue reading

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Time to Visit…Manufaktura Polish Pottery

Time to Visit…Manufaktura Polish Pottery Several weeks ago I did a post about Polish Pottery shopping trip I did with several friends a while back. I promised that I would do a post about each of the different stores and … Continue reading

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Time to Visit…Andy’s Polish Pottery Factory in Boleslawiec, Poland

 One of my favorite shops in the Boleslawiec, Poland is Andy Pottery! This blog post was update September 15th, 2014.  Why?  Andy’s has made some MAJOR changes!! This is a family run business just outside of town.  So it can … Continue reading

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Amber Jewelry Oh Yes!

Amber Jewelry Oh Yes! One of the items most people buy when visiting Poland is Amber jewelry  Before moving to Poland I had heard of Amber jewelry but never really gave it much thought.  Well if you have ever visited Warsaw or Gdansk you … Continue reading

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Finally Made it to a Polish Christmas Market!

 Well yesterday we finally made it to a Polish Christmas Market!  We hopped into our car and headed down a lovely little town Torun.  We have been to several in Germany, Belgium and The Netherlands over the years as this … Continue reading

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1 Year Ago Today My World Changed Yet Again!

It is hard to believe but one year ago today, we packed our car and our van and drove to move from The Netherlands to Bydgoszcz, Poland!  Yep, I have officially have been in Poland for 365 days!  CRAZY!!! Never in my … Continue reading

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A visit to…Boleslawiec, Poland (aka Polish Pottery Heaven)

Boleslawiec, Poland (aka Polish Pottery Heaven) Last Saturday I went to the Boleslawiec, Poland with a group of friends.  What is so special about Boleslawiec that we would leave Bydgoszcz at 04:15 in the morning and shop all day and … Continue reading

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My Inner Martha Came Out Yesterday!

Well the weather is cooling down, the heat is kicking on so that must mean one thing…Fall is officially here! To help get in the mood I needed to get the front doorway decorated in the fall spirit.  Being here in Poland … Continue reading

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