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

Embroidered purse, koruommeltu pikkukaukku

This is a purse I sent to a dear friend for a birthday present after she moved back to her home country. The frame is a little battered (sorry C!) since I didn´t have the right tools at the country. I used some left over mauve linen and chose some embroidery cotton that would make… Continue reading Embroidered purse, koruommeltu pikkukaukku

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

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

Bracelets and pearls, korujuttuja

I've made quite a number of chainmail bracelets for graduation gifts and birthday presents. Usually I use a weave called the byzantine chain, or "king's chain" as it's called in my native finnish. The weave of this slightly less elaborate design is called the 'Jens pind'. This particular bracelet was woven from little rings with… Continue reading Bracelets and pearls, korujuttuja

Byzantine chain, Kuningasketju

Inspired by my son´s adventurous historical hobbies, I broadened my jewellery making a couple of years ago from beads to chainmail. This design is a very popular one, probably as old as the byzantine times, as the name suggests. It feels and looks quite luxurious but at the same time it´s very easy to wear.… Continue reading Byzantine chain, Kuningasketju