Summer for Barbie, Barbin kesä

This summery post has been in the making for a long time. I finished Barbie's dress a couple of years ago after purchasing a set of 50's patterns but I couldn't portray her without shoes, a sun hat, a shawl...  and since I'm into making underwear - Barbie needed some too. The classic 50's style… Continue reading Summer for Barbie, Barbin kesä

Whittling a wooden spoon, veistelty puukauha

Sanded spoon

I´ve been enjoying the past sunny week sitting outside refreshing my whittling skills. While my husband made planks out of a maple tree with a chainsaw I dug out my old gouge and knife and made a wooden spoon from some well dried hard birch. * Olen mieheni kanssa nauttinut aurinkoisista kevätpäivistä liiterin edustalla puutöitä… Continue reading Whittling a wooden spoon, veistelty puukauha

Dyeing underwear, alusasujen värjäämistä

I've been continuing my bra making experiments and have perfected my pattern based on the Harriet bra of Cloth Habit. Amy of Cloth Habit has also experimented with dyes for her underwear. Inspired by her I did some research and found a dye - iDye Poly - that can be used for the synthetic fabrics… Continue reading Dyeing underwear, alusasujen värjäämistä

Valeampiaispesä, fake wasps nest

Virkattu ampiaispesä -postaus on ehdottomasti suosituin kaikista blogissani julkaistuista jutuista. Nyt kolme kevättä myöhemmin voin jo jakaa käyttökokemuksia ja todeta että temppuhan toimii! Alun perin suhtauduin ajatukseen aika skeptisesti mutta sen jälkeen kun ripustin näitä villaisia pesiä strategisiin paikkoihin ei oikeita pesiä ole näkynyt, ampiaiset ovat hakeneet pesäpaikan muualta kuin keittiön oven yläpuolelta, terassin katon… Continue reading Valeampiaispesä, fake wasps nest

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

Crocheted purses, virkattuja pikkulaukkuja

Just finished this pretty little handbag to go with my turquoise gear. It was the first time I fixed a metal frame to a bag.  This crocheted pouch cover has been waiting a long time to be framed, so one less UFO (UnFinishedObject) in my stash! * Ensimmäistä kertaa kokeilin metallikehyksen kiinnittämistä laukun reunaan. Sopivilla… Continue reading Crocheted purses, virkattuja pikkulaukkuja

Crocheted star stitch basket and serviette rings, tähtivirkattu kori ja lautasliinarenkaat

The serviettes needed a storage basket so I crocheted a square one out of some thread I purchased from a sale. I have no idea what the material is, some kind of linen? For the basket I used a double and for the serviette rings below a single thread. Both have a row of  "star… Continue reading Crocheted star stitch basket and serviette rings, tähtivirkattu kori ja lautasliinarenkaat

Renewing chairs with lace, ulkotuolien uudistusta virkkaamalla

We bought some synthetic wicker chairs for the terrace some years ago which, not surprisingly, didn't last very long. The metal frame though was in perfect condition so I decided to redo the seat and back with some crocheted pieces. * Sain ajatuksen näiden tuolien korjaamiseen sisustuslehden kansikuvan tuolista johon oli punottu leveää satulanauhaa kauniiksi ristikkäiskuvioksi.… Continue reading Renewing chairs with lace, ulkotuolien uudistusta virkkaamalla

Rhubarb juice, raparperimehua

Both young and old love this fresh and delicious rhubarb juice flavoured with a hint of cinnamon. It makes a lovely summer drink, for the grown ups spritz it up with a splash of vodka/gin or sparkling wine. Very refreshing on a hot day! Ingredients: Rhubarb, sugar and cinnamon sticks.  Mix about one part of… Continue reading Rhubarb juice, raparperimehua

Dolls’ house furniture, nukkekodin kalusteita

I'm furnishing a country living room 😉 and couldn't resist buying these lovely little dolls' house chairs when I spotted them in a gift shop. A little family run business makes them from plywood. They are ready cut for you to assemble, which means they're sold in very handy flat packages. I painted my Gustavian… Continue reading Dolls’ house furniture, nukkekodin kalusteita