Last Saturday was event called Siivouspäivä. That’s when you can set up your own little flea market stall anywhere you want (rather like Queens’ Day King’s Day in Holland). It’s purpose is to encourage people to re- and upcycle things. Me and my sister decided to sell our goodies in Kallio, Helsinki as we figured that it would be packed with people and thus we would have bigger chance on good sales.
We were right. I managed to get rid of bunch of fabrics I wasn’t so keen on anymore and managed to make profit. Well done me! I kept getting complimented on my selling skills all day long.
*waves like a Miss Universum-contestant, weeps and whispers I love you to the audience*
BUT it wouldn’t be a good market if I didn’t make some scores myself. Well, actually I went to Hietalahden Kirpputori too on Sunday and continued my shopping there, so not all these finds are from Saturday.
I call this shirt the Urban Fractured Giraffe. 1 euro.
Domino-book. Oh, how I drooled after this book when it got out. The designs inside still look fresh and exciting. 1 euro.
Marianne-pattern by Sanna Annukka. 5 euros.
Vintage fabric. My grandparents had sheets from this fabric but different colourway. 2,50 euros.
Vintage christmas decorations. Since my old collection got stolen, I’ve been desperate to re-start my collection again. 50 cents.
Yellow stripes. 1 euro.
Yardage. I think almost 10 meters in total. 2 euros.
Vintage Cluedo. It’s missing one player piece and the murder weapons but I can borrow them from the new set I have. 1 euro.
Left out a skirt (of which I will blog about another time), a vintage Christmas tray and some random bits and bobs. I splurged 5 euros on the Sanna Annukka-piece. It’s actually XS sized tube top and the pattern is one she designed for the candy company Fazer to promote their Marianne-candy. I’m a fan of Sanna Annukka and few years ago I wrote about her HERE. Iäm such a fan of this pattern. When they launched it, they had a Metro-magazine covered in the pattern. I hoarded three copies. Should have taken more so I would have plenty for Christmas-related crafts. Now they just sit in my bookshelf to be carefully admired once in a while.
Some frames I may or may not use for framing my favourite vintage fabrics, some more :D vintage fabric, and yet another silkscreen. The dark fabric is yardage, there’s about 6-7 meters of it. The mustard coloured fabric is a pair of curtains. I paid about 25€ for all of these.
Hah! Finally a new banner. I had to re-download some digital scrapbook papers from Pixels & Co to get going (and bunch of new fonts from interwebs) and here’s my new masterpiece! Genius!
My obsession with Pinterest is still going strong and I have quite a few interesting things to share. Starting with:
Yeah. I have a gym card but I haven’t gotten any exercise done in two weeks. Fine, OVER two weeks. I’m going today. Seriously, I’m going today. And I will be getting my fitness on. From my board “Funny”.
This dress is gorgeous. It’s by Dolce & Gabbana‘s A/W14-collection. I pinned this on my Sewing-board because I have a horrible, 90’s lace dress that I was going to donate but I realize that I can do something similar to this with it. Hah. I’m so clever!
But we all know I’m never going to get around doing it. Or maybe, just maybe, this time I will.
Hah again. Potential, yes. Ability get started, not so much. From “Quotes”.
But then again I could re-adjust my attitude. Haters gonna hate, makers gonna make. I added this onto my board “Font Book” but I think the Quote-board would be a better fit.
Speaking of making and a better fit…Me loooves! Now I’m hoping that no one will make an offer on my fabric stash so I can make couple of these babies. I have few Burda-magazines from the library and I know couple of nice patterns that would look GOOD on me. And then the leftover scraps of fabric I could use for:
Thrifty Finn-In a fabric and sewing and general making fever.
I got home yesterday from a flea market where I took my items to, all mad because I hadn’t been selling as much as I thought I would. Not to dwell on the loss, today I photographed some things to sell online. (Sidenote: I might want to stop fingerprinting my camera lense. Might take better photos then.)
This one is my favourite:
Thrifty Finn- feeling a sense of calm after getting things done.