Have I been pinning or have I been pinning? Seems that every moment for the last week that hasn’t been spent on doing my re-selling thing, has been about Pinterest. I really do have some excellent pins there, even if I say so myself. You really should follow me. Anyhoo, some of my favourites this week were…
Summer is almost here and I’m craving for floral prints. Granted, I’d look like a sofa if I wore this but I like to think that I’d be a pretty sofa. And what you feel inside is what really counts.
Maybe I’d look less like a cushioned seating and more like a hot single girl about town if I ate like this. I have pinned lots of interesting foods, cakes and snacks but I’ve never made anything. But honestly, who has? Have you? You’re lying.
Speaking of making…I pinned this on my Sewing-board. It’s a quilted, reversible jacket by french label Isabel Marant Étoile. The price tag of €290 gives a hefty saving if you make one yourself. Technically, this jacket doesn’t seem too tricky plus you can leave the pockets out. Only difficult thing I can see happening is that if you use too much batting, the armhole might get too tight and/or bulky. And last but not least…
Up. Upper. Upstairs, downstairs. The royalty. This is my interpretation of the theme UP on this week’s photo challenge. I used Pioneer Woman’s Seventies and Sharpen photo actions. They are my favourites just in case you haven’t noticed
If you are interested, click HERE to see what other people have come up with.
Thrifty Finn- dreaming of Paris and Louvre and, and, and…
Last November I went to Kädentaitomessut (Arts & Crafts Fair) in Helsinki. I took pictures but never got around posting about it. Yeaaaaah. That’s how I apparently roll. Well, lucky for me, the fair is twice a year and it’s coming up again in couple of weeks time. So isn’t it really better to post about the fair now? BEFORE the fair is on? As to give information what’s it about?
At least that’s how I reason it to myself.
Anyhoo. The fair is held in huge (in Finnish huge, not American huge) convention center. There are several wings of which one is for crafts and (this time) the other fairs held at the same time are: Child, Model Expo, Outlet Expo and Local&Organic Food Fair. I’m particularly excited about the last one because, hey, tastings. Mmmm. Food samples…
I like that there are both small independent crafters and manufacturers AND shops that sell supplies. Pictured above are bamboo dish rags by Susannan Työhuone (Susanna’s Workroom). I didn’t buy one but I kind of wish that I did. I tried to keep a budget so I bought only necessary supplies like washi tape, ProMarkers, stamps…You know. The basic stuff. Continue reading →
Sometimes you get the proof that you have awesome friends. For me that happened on Wednesday. My sister came over to do my laundry (our communal laundry room is in the basement and can be accessed only through outdoors) and she also got my mail (our mail boxes are also outside, not far but there is usually ice around them so I don’t dare to go there yet).
There were the usual suspects, bills, ads and some cards from Postcrossing but then there was this gigantic brown padded envelope. Naturally at first I suspected something horrible was about to happen (what do you mean I’m too strung out?) but when I saw it was from my friend in Turku I got all excited.
Care to see what she sent me? Of course you do:
A magazine! For paper lovers! I died. I so died when I saw this. She had gotten two copies from our mutual friend in Holland (who is an awesome illustrator) and who had then suggested that the other copy could be sent to me to cheer me up. And boy, was she right.
The magazine is printed on amazing paper. There are amazing illustrators. Freebies, in this case some gift wrapping paper AND a notebook. Articles! You know, for when looking at pretty pictures isn’t enough. My favourite page is this :
As for the articles…I cannot really comment on them as I’m saving them for a moment I feel like reading. But I already like the typeface they are using on the headings:
But guess what got me most excited? A coupon for a free poster! You bet your *ss I’m going to claim mine:
I was going to subscribe Mollie Makes for myself as a Congratulations On Recovering From an Operation-gift but now I don’t know. Decisions, decisions, decisions.
Challenge time! I forgot to post my previous DT-card but I’m double excited about this week’s one. I think I’ve mentioned several times about my digi stamp, vintage image hoarding habit? If I haven’t…Well. My name is Niina and I am an image addict.
This week were asked to use stitching, faux or real and we didn’t get a sponsored image to use so we could run wild! I decided to dive in my extensive vintage catalogue and found this gem. I’m so sorry but when I downloaded it, I forgot to re-name it according to where I got it so I can’t share the source. Totally embarrassed about it.
Anyway, here is my overly cute deer card:
Once again I’m amazed by my obvious talent for everything visual. The pink! The chevron! The pom pom trim! Techniques used: doodle stitching, slight distressing on the edge of the chevron and the deer image is printed on heavy Canson watercolour paper. No ink and no stamping! I feel like I’ve started to move towards more design-y style, rather than entirely crafty. Something for me to ponder about. What do you think? Have you seen a shift in my style?
Don’t forget to join Craft Your Passion this week and I’m also sharing my card on these challenges: