Sunday, November 29, 2009

Tiny But Overwhelming

I wanted to make something festive but not too christmassy. Something scandinavian, yet oriental. So I made a tiny folk bag combining the things I cherish in my stash. Some might think it is too busy, at least when the photo is showing one of my fabrics in the background. But I need to have this kind of pictures now, when it is so dark outside.

Speaking of design, Helsinki, the nearest city, has been name as the world capital of design in 2012. Can't wait for all the events of the year! My main profession is about designing digital services so I hope they will not be forgotten either.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


A page for the deco booklet "Bizarre.

I have been scrapbooking lately and actually even finished something that I have not been able to take pictures yet. And I have started to make Christmas cards too. But then, in the middle of all that conventional stuff I decorated the last page of the Bizarre deco with something pretty weird. I find this so enchanting I had to scan it!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tulips for the Next Summer

A page for the deco booklet "Tulips"

Luckily this deco came along in October and I remembered to plant tulips for the next summer. With peonies, they are my favorite flowers.

Winter is always hard time for me. It's so dark and cold here in Finland. The only consolation is that I can wear the woolly knits that I have made myself!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


Sometimes I feel that the form is overrated in design. I see white objects everywhere. I think we Finnish are obsessed in white. I am not a big fan of whites, and really, if you examine colors, it's like the whole world could be expressed with color only.

My starting points were the iris flowers from my garden, a dark blue belt from my sister's winter coat and pale blue baby merino yarn I had bought from the sale. My intention is to knit a hood for my sister.
Another project on the go is to hand spin yarn for a lace scarf. My color scheme is inspired by Nepal. I have dyed four lots using the same theme but different colorways. Here's the third lot.

I hope the yarn will be lovely. The singles look very pleasing!