Tuesday, 19 January 2016

Vapriikki Vintage Tampereella 23.-24.1.

On taas se aika vuodesta, kun Vapriikki Vintage täyttää Museokeskus Vapriikin toinen toistaan upeammalla vintageaarteella.
Myös minä olen jälleen paikalla ihanien mekkojeni kera. Mukana on myös muita asusteita kuten turbaanihattuja ja huiveja.

Tapahtuma on maksuton ja avoinna sekä lauantaina että sunnuntaina klo 11-18. Nähdään siellä! :)

Tuosta vielä paivän ohjelma sekä linkki facebook -tapahtumaan

Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Recap: 2015 in pictures

Happy New Year! I hope your New Years celebrations were glamorous.
I spent the New Year in Stockholm with my boyfriend dancing lindy hop at the Snowball.

I thought I'd make a little compilation of the year 2015 with my most liked Instagram photos. So here you go:

I got to see the nature's beauty when visiting my grandparent's place in the north. It was super cold and everything was covered in frost that glimmered like tiny diamonds in the sun. I also witnessed an amazing display of northern lights here in my home town

I also of course did some knitting and sewing

As well as baking and cooking

I also had the best travel year so far traveling the world with my boyfriend. We did Prague in Czech Republic, Copenhagen in Denmark, Amsterdam in Netherlands and Washington DC, Cape May and Colorado in USA and spent the New Years eve in Stockholm,Sweden

I hope your year was at least as awesome as mine. May this year bring a lot of new adventures as well :)

Tuesday, 29 December 2015

Season Sale has started!

Hi guys!
I have put up a seasonal sale on my Etsy shop and web shop. These styles and many more are now 25% off! 
Prices have already been marked down, no need for a discount code.
Sale goes on until the 23rd of January.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Finished knit: Freya Shawl

The days are getting colder and colder here, but fortunately (apart from the day these pictures were taken) this autumn has been very sunny, which makes the changes in the amount of light much more bearable. The cold weathers always seem to inspire me to do some knitting. Handling those warm and fuzzy wool yarns just feels much cozier when the temperature starts to drop.

My wardrobe has been changing towards a warmer range of colors, which brings a new challenge of mixing and matching them with the older stuff. I recently purchased some new leather gloves in brown instead of black, which is what I would usually go for. So of course now I need matching accessories. 

I have bee dreaming of a big warm shawl to just wrap around me and now I had the perfect opportunity (excuse) to make one. When I saw this pattern on Ravelry, I knew I had to get one. 

I chose a light and fluffy mohair and wool blend yarn from Onion Knit. They had the perfect shade of brown for me: dark, chocolate-y brown, to go with my gloves. I got 4 skeins or 200g and that was just enough. All I had left was a 30cm strand of yarn. I had to finish a couple rows early, because I saw I was running out of yarn, but I think the pattern on the shawl looks just great nevertheless.

I found the beginning of the pattern rather easy, but as it got wider and wider, it got a little harder to keep up with the pattern. I would notice half way through a row I had made a mistake in the beginning, and when it takes you half an hour just to knit one row, you can imagine how frustrating that can be to have to go back. But all's well, ends well, I survived and now I have a lovely, fluffy and warm shawl to get me through the winter and bring a little bit of variety to my winter wardrobe.

You can get the pattern for free on Ravelry (registration required)

Monday, 5 October 2015

The Prague Dress

It's been a while since my last post again. I've felt like there's so much to write about, too much in fact, that eventually I ended up writing about nothing. I traveled to the USA with my boyfriend, to see his family and home. The trip was a lot of fun and we did so much, so much I wouldn't even know where to start.

So I thought I'd return to where this blog actually got started. Sewing.
So this post is about a dress I made.

I've become to buy fabrics as souvenirs from the countries and cities I visit. When sown in to a garment, that piece of clothing gets a special meaning. 

This beautiful floral fabric I bought from Prague. We had visited a few small fabric shops with not much luck, so I was really happy to finally come across this one. The only thing was that the shop lady and I didn't have a common language so I ended up buying 1 meter more than I wanted. That's OK though as the fabric was really inexpensive and the rest will be enough to make a skirt as well.

The pattern I used for this dress is from the 1940's. I really like the scalloped edges on the neck line and sleeves. The style is very simple, but it works well with the busy fabric. I can't remember the pattern company as I copied this pattern from a friend and didn't take copies of the covers.

My boyfriend photographed me wearing this dress on our trip to Cape May in southern New Jersey. We took a trip to the Sunset Point, which is apparently the place to go if you're looking to catch a beautiful sunset. We didn't stick around for that long. but we did see the SS Atlantus. one of the concrete ships built during and after World War I. The ship sunk during a storm and it's still there, about 50 meters off the shore.

 At Sunset Point there's also a World War II observation tower which was one of many built to guard the coast line from German submarines. Nowadays it holds an exhibition telling about it's use and the people from cape May who fought in the war.

We also drove up to the light house, built in 1859, not far from here and climbed all the way to the top. All 217 steps. It was a tough job as it was a really hot day, but the view from up there was worth it.

I paired the dress with a sun hat I got from Cape May, since I didn't bring one with me. It didn't even cross my mind as you rarely need one in Finland.
I also wore wedges from Clark's, that I had bought from Washington D.C. So comfy!

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