Little bit over a month ago I got a fantastic idea to do some volunteering. When Maailma Kylässä /World Village Festival started looking for people, I signed up almost immediately.
Naturally I thought I’d be doing something important and exciting which in my case turned out to be laminating signs. Hundreds of them.
It didn’t look like it would be that much work in the beginning but as they day progressed, I swear I thought I’d never get out of there.
I also thought owning a laminator would be all kinds of fun, you know for crafting, but not so much anymore.
But in the end we were rewarded by sight of a row after a row of new, shiny, signs. That WE MADE! I count this as a craft project. Next step in my volunteer progress is helping to hang up those same signs. Yippee.
Thrifty Finn- Trying to do year’s worth of good deeds in one week.
P.S. Anders is now at the MAC-store getting a replacement hard drive. Only (?) costs 189 euros. Still. Hating Anders for doing that to me.
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…
As per usual, I’ve been on a spring cleaning/organizing kick lately. I always do when there’s more light and one can actually see the problems one has in one’s apartment. For me, my tiny place was overtaken by sellable items and I decided to book a table at a local flea market to get rid of my overstock. 35 euros for 7 days. Not too bad. So , on Saturday morning I dragged (ON THE BUS) two Ikea-sacks full of retro goodies (that I’d been pricing till early hours) to other side of town. Then on Sunday I carried two MORE sacks and today, one more. That’s 5 sacks, my people!
When I had done organizing my booth today, I wandered over to the till and began chatting with the owner. First, I wanted to know how much I’d sold so far. HARDLY ANYTHING!!! Already a painful vision of me carrying those five sacks home coming Friday occurred. I asked if should put a discount sign on this early in the week and the answer came as bit of a shock.
Apparently my prices are too low as they are! Whaaat!?! I thought if I’d price them low enough, I’d actually sell the stuff but nooo, that’s not how they do things in Espoo. My solution? Tomorrow I’m going to go and raise the prices. Even if it takes me 2 hours to rip all the price tags off and replace them with new ones.