Sunday, February 28, 2010

Winter Days

We have had incredibly snowy and cold winter in southern Finland this year. So I have had my fair share of knitting in the living room while it's been snowing outside. The newest bag is called Spring as we are really quite desperate for spring in Finland!
My husband has spend a lot of time trying clear the routes from the snow. This photo shows how our little garden is filled with the snow. We even had to take some snow from the roof so that it does not get too heavy. Our youngest dog Cosmo enjoys watching him working!

Friday, February 26, 2010

Impressionists on My Mind

I had a custom order for a doll sweater. There was no special wishes for theme or colors. I quickly got the idea of impressionist painters and sunflowers after I finding some lovely handdyed yarns from my stash.

Yesterday I attended a meeting arranged by in Helsinki. There was about 40 Etsy sellers from Finland and Matt and Benedikta from Etsy's new Europe's office. We had show and tell and there were pretty amazing stuff that people had made for their little shops. In the world of super markets I sometimes wonder if making by hand will be totally forgotten. But yesterday I felt that there are so many of us who still appreciate handmade stuff.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

My Fantasy World

When I make collage, I live in my own fantasy world where everything is rich, colorful and filled with dimensions and details. It's like picking a kaleidoscope and filtering the everyday life through it. Very relaxing and comforting!

A page for the deco "Purple"

A page for the deco "Text"