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 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

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

Whitework tea cosy, valkokirjontapannumyssy vanhan mallin mukaan

This week-end  is Shrove Sunday. The Finnish tradition calls for a brisk day out sledding, skiing, skating or just getting your cheeks red.  After that you can enjoy "pulla" the Finnish bun, one specifically filled with loads of whipped cream and either marzipan or jam. We'll be inaugurating the new tea cosy which I've just… Continue reading Whitework tea cosy, valkokirjontapannumyssy vanhan mallin mukaan

Serviette monograms, lautasliinojen nimikointia

We've been using linen serviettes in my household now for several years. There is the bother of washing and ironing them from time to time but they add a nice touch of luxury to everyday life. This is the second set of monogrammed napkins I've made, this time for a young lady's 30th birthday. The… Continue reading Serviette monograms, lautasliinojen nimikointia

Personalized linen, yksilöidyt laudeliinat

Here are some little crocheted motifs to mark linen towels with. We use these as seat covers for the sauna, so it was an appropriate gift to take to our friends' summer cottage 🙂 * Kesätuliaisiksi ystäville vietiin pienillä virkatuilla kuvioilla koristellut pellavaiset laudeliinat. The oak leaf is a design I found on Charlotta's crohet… Continue reading Personalized linen, yksilöidyt laudeliinat

Sewing a tablecloth, pöytäliinan ompelua

Tablecloths are easy to sew - when you have the right size fabric! This time the table was so wide that with normal fabric the sides would not have dropped down properly over the edge. Two solutions: sewing one seam along the middle or adding pieces onto the sides, both of which mean buying twice… Continue reading Sewing a tablecloth, pöytäliinan ompelua

Souvenirs from France, tuliaisia Ranskasta

An overwhealming fragrance of lavender fills the room when I open my suitcase after our yearly trip to France. Throughout the year I'm reminded of our summer holidays as the lavender continues to perfume our home in small bouquets around the house and specially made lavender pouches between the linen and in wardrobes. The little… Continue reading Souvenirs from France, tuliaisia Ranskasta