Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

Wishing you all the best for year 2015 with this pic taken one night almost two years ago when the Northern Lights together with the moon and the stars illuminated the landscape. Hope your year will be filled with magic, peace and love!

Tree of Life by Monica Nordling

Tuesday, 23 December 2014

Season's Greetings

Some months have passed since the last status update, sorry for that. Spent a great summer at ancient and medieval markets, met wonderful people and got inspired to create new work to share with you next summer. So a buzy autumn turned in to a buzy end of the year... 
We up north in Finland are enjoying a white xmas this year ;o) Sending you all Season's Greetings. Take care!

Season's Greetings by Monica Nordling

Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Kouvo La Arctopolis

Such a heatwave over Finland but not complaining, summer is here! For the coming weekend a new hint where to go. This time Kouvola and Kouvo La Arctopolis ( , Facebook ), great programme for the whole weekend. When heading towards this sign at the market, you will find Nordic Tales too ;o)

Nordic Tales sign by Monica Nordling

Thursday, 10 July 2014

Loviisa Ancient Fair 12. - 13.7.2014

A good tip for the weekend, make a trip to Loviisa and experience Bastion Ungern and the Ancient Fair. Nordic Tales will be there, would be great to see you there too!

Check out what the Fair is offering 
(info only in Finnish)

Nordic Tales by Monica Nordling

Thursday, 19 June 2014

Summer Solstice

Midsummer around the corner... despite the weather enjoy the Summer Solstice ;) Hauskaa Juhannusta! Glad Midsommar!

Summer Solstice by Monica Nordling

Thursday, 5 June 2014

Viking tent

Promised earlier to keep you updated on my tent project... next week on Friday the tent should rise on the field for the Saturday Vikom Fair in Liljendal. Still some work on the tent, but keeping my fingers crossed I will make the deadline ;o) Here some pics what's going on...

Drying in the sun... by Monica Nordling 

Material for the tent by Monica Nordling

One of my dragons by Monica Nordling

Still some work to do by Monica Nordling

Testfitting 1 by Monica Nordling

Testfitting 2 by Monica Nordling

Monday, 2 June 2014

Vikom village in Liljendal 14.06.2014

A buzy Spring will turn into a buzy Summer but I'm not complaining while interesting things are ahead ;o) The first of them being the Fair in Liljendal the 14th of June. We will build an old village there called Vikom, offering people a lot of program for a day here is more (in Finnish and Swedish) More on this on Facebook  Welcome!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014


Bookbinding <3 Took part in a course some weeks ago and made my first books ever. Feels great to know the basics and that you can now test all kind of methods to create books you have pictured in your mind... here is a pic of my newborn babies ;o)

Bookbinding by Monica Nordling

Saturday, 5 April 2014


It's been a while since I had time to take the camera out for a walk... just checking out signs of spring in nature. When doing so you tend to notice things that should be taken care of, so tomorrow spending some time with a rake instead ;o)

Springtime by Monica Nordling

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Runes meet Iceland...

Yesterday the sun participated in taking photos of goods that will end up at the fairs this summer. Sun rays led me to a room that is not heated wintertime, but have to admit, got so carried away that I didn't even notice it was a little bit chilly... here some runes meeting a landscape from Iceland, also seen in the banner of this page

Runes meet Iceland by Monica Nordling

Monday, 17 March 2014

Card weaving

Hi there! Sorry for so few postings over here lately, real life has been keeping me buzy...
Timeconsuming is also preparations for the coming summer with ancient fairs, handicrafts of wood, yarn, stone, photos, paper etc...
A week ago I had the chance to learn from a master the skill how to use cards for weaving, still practicing, here is a pic of one of my tests ;o)
Wishing you all a great start on the week!

Card weaving by Monica Nordling

Friday, 14 February 2014

Valentine's Day

Wishing you all a Happy Valentine's Day. Take care of yourself and those you love.

Valentine's Day by Monica Nordling

Monday, 6 January 2014

No snow yet

Normally January + Finland = Snowy landscape... still waiting for the snow to light up the dark nights over here. Until that happens a pic to start the magic... ;o)

Nature telling tales by Monica Nordling

Sunday, 5 January 2014

The runes and 2014

2014... New year with exciting adventures ahead ;o)

Though named Rune of the Day, you can still pick a rune for 2014 and see what kind of message you get:  (sorry for the time being descriptions on the runes only in Finnish)

Would be nice to hear what you got ;o)

I got Fehu, some of the meanings of this rune: new beginnings, wealth, prosperity...