Work in progress...

I have been busy this weekend...

...more pictures coming soon!

Happy Sunday!


Colors of the rainbow

New wools for new, springly bags, pouches and cozies.
Our team got into semis and winter holidays starting in a week.

Oh, happiness!


Happy birdie factory

I am happy and proud of every handmade item I make and also cherish unique items in general. Even still I dream of making some sort of serial work with my crafts as I think it could make it a bit (a bit? hah!) effective and quicker. I am bad at it, and it´s definitely something I need to concentrate in future.

Making three items in a row was as close to a factory as I got today. But hey, this was supposed to be a HAPPY factory and if three is what it takes so be it (for now). I am getting there!

Have a happy Sunday!


Happy moment

Yesterday was Valentine´s day, which here in Finland is more
of a day for celebrating friendship. My dearest friend gave me
a wonderful handmade gift which included those two beauties
above. They´re her and me - I am the blond in pink. They are
so us - I got tears into my eyes, tears of joy.

Thank you, dear, I love you!


Fall and rise

I am one of those (I know there must be others out there) who do not enjoy doing things that I suck at. I have been told to take these attempts as learning experiences but nah. Especially anything to do with these new (well new to me) things like twitter or facebook make my hair stand straight - and I have tried my best to confirm my friends (read: myself) that I really did not need those. Well having seen how many friends and contacts one can make there in just a few days I finally gave up today.

I have been banging my head to my computer screen most of today (and done some sled sliding with my gorgeous nephew too) and finally managed to get this much done. It´s supposed to be a fan page to my handmades but I am stuck. What on earth am I supposed to make with it now? Can you visit me there? Even comment?

... help, please!


Shopping for a business and pleasure

After the holidays I have tried to keep "do not buy if not really necessary" - rhyme in mind when shopping. It has actually worked quite well as I received the most wonderful holiday presents. Much more than I wished for. So I have been quite happy just making to-do lists for this new year, and I also have made a list what I really need and should buy when found at bargain price.

I crossed one item off that list yesterday when I got myself a brand new kitchen scale! It´s not for kitchen though, nope, but to weight my little wools and felts. I have been longing one for ages, and even this was not that much of a bargain it was not that expensive either. And it was a pretty and sleek and I loved the brand too. Yeah I know how pathetic I am but I just like the guy alright?

I also found the most wonderful (not to mention practical) storage for my desk. I have posted about my craft space earlier and as you can see, all the storage is very welcome. My craft room is at the attic of our very old house and there are none (zero, null, zilch) closets there, it´s all an open space with the most practical slope roof. So all my storage has either been built in (and there are not that much of walls to built in really) or carried in (shelves, jars, boxes, baskets, more boxes...) so when I find a pretty storage unit with pretty price I buy it.

My latest little storage unit is a Groke one. You, who are not familiar with her find more here. The little drawer was -50% and it has the Hattifatteners on it too. A real must-buy you see? I use it to storage my Moomin stamps (needed when sending Moomins via my etsy), my Moomin cards (to the wonderful etsy buyers too), my Moomin figures&pins (etsy again!) and some other pretty stuff. And the drawer matches with the most beautiful jar I got for Christmas. Perfect!

I have made some other pretty, practical and wonderful finds too - thrifted mostly - but I´ll post about them later. Now I am off to make yet an another Moomin package ready for shipping and yes, I´ll crab my stamps from that little Hattifatteners box down right! Works every time: makes me smile!

Happy Sunday everyone!


Surely it is spring already?

At least these colors suggest so. Welcome February and sun, eventually.

Plus some Moomins, apparently. Now I am back to felting for a while,
yummy yellows and greens there too to brighten up any day.
I am not counting the days until March (24) yet but I really really am
looking forward to spring.

Brilliant weekend to everyone (yes, it is Friday tomorrow again)!

This time of the year...

Usually around this time, when children go back to school, and you can just about to smell the autumn, I start to dig deeper in my fabric...