Felted mittens, huovutetut lapaset

We're in the middle of winter with forecasts of temperatures well below freezing as far as they'll predict. A pair of woollen felted mittens is just what's needed for this weather and I had to replace an old pair. For felting you need a 100% wool yarn, preferably loosely spun. Mine is an discontinued old… Continue reading Felted mittens, huovutetut lapaset

Happy holidays, iloista joulua!

A white Christmas this year! At dusk the scenery turns into a beautiful blue which we call the "blue moment". I'll be working on this year's gingerbread house during the holidays. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and happy holidays! * Saatiin valkoinen joulu tänä vuonna 🙂 Piparkakkutalokin edistynee joulunpyhinä. Mukavaa ja piparintuoksuista loppuvuotta kaikille!… Continue reading Happy holidays, iloista joulua!

Lace shawls, pitsihuiveja

It took me just over a year to knit this woollen lace shawl, on the left. The one with the bigger circles is an older version knitted with linen thread. I love the delicate look of them both. * Vuoden uurastuksen jälkeen sain vihdoin villaisen vasemman puolisen huivin valmiiksi. Toinen isompikuvioinen on parin vuoden takaa… Continue reading Lace shawls, pitsihuiveja

An upholstery job, nojatuolin verhoilua

This was easier than I had expected! Our old armchairs had served well but were looking a bit dreary. I found this velvet upholstery fabric that suited our colours and decided to give it a go. * Vanhojen kauhtuneiden nojatuolien verhoileminen onnistui mainiosti ja oli loppujen lopuksi helpompaa kuin kuvittelin. Väreihimme sopivan kankaan löysin Eurokankaan… Continue reading An upholstery job, nojatuolin verhoilua

Bralette, kevyet rintaliivit

This sporty but feminine bralette was quick to sew and easy to fit. The free pattern by Madalynne Intimates is called Barrett and comes with complete and comprehensive sewing instructions. Madalynne has a wonderful site all about lingerie. * Kevyet bralette liivit valmistuivat parissa tunnissa. Kauniin ja ilmaisen kaavan löysin Madalynne Intimates sivustolta. Malli on… Continue reading Bralette, kevyet rintaliivit

The many details of a wedding dress, hääpuvun monet koukerot

We had a lovely wedding in the family last weekend and I had the honour of making the wedding dress for my daughter-in-law 😀 We started planning it in march and went shopping for materials. The lace is a cotton guipure and the top layer of the hem a silk chiffon. V-neck at the back… Continue reading The many details of a wedding dress, hääpuvun monet koukerot

Quick knitwear sundress, hellemekko trikoosta

We're in the middle of a freaky heatwave as are so many corners of the world. So this sundress using an old nighty for a pattern was just the thing while waiting for some bra supplies to arrive. * Hellevaatteille on tänä kesänä ollut käyttöä! Odotellessani tilaamieni alusvaatetarvikkeiden saapumista ja kesän suurprojektin eli hääpuvun ompelun välipalana… Continue reading Quick knitwear sundress, hellemekko trikoosta

Sewing underwear, rintaliivien ompelua

I've been working on this fun project for some time! It took many trials and errors but I finally finished my first bra. I will use this pattern to sew many more. Maybe with some handmade lace? 🙂 * Monien yritysten ja mallikappaleiden jälkeen sain vihdoinkin valmiiksi ensimmäiset itse ompelemani rintaliivit. Näitä taitaa alkaa syntyä… Continue reading Sewing underwear, rintaliivien ompelua

Crocheted squares, virkattuja neliöitä

This is an absolutely charming book! It features some jems of the antique lace collection of Japanese lace enthusiast Mitsuko Fukuoka. She accumulated her lace collection during the many years she lived in France, and the patterns have been beautifully adapted into charming purses and shawls etc. * Tämä on aivan hurmaava kirja - nimensä… Continue reading Crocheted squares, virkattuja neliöitä