New curtains, verhojen ompelua

Saunan verhopitsiI had to replace the curtains in the changing room of our country sauna after ruining the old ones in the wash. I was going to sew some of my lace edgings onto the old ones, but had to buy some new linen instead.


Saunan pukuhuoneen verhot oli pakko uusia sen jälkeen kun olin pessyt vanhat verhot riekaleiksi pesukoneessa. Continue reading

In the pink, vaaleanpunaista

Mekko ja korvikset A dear friend gave me her summery silk dress to renew. The decoltée had sort of enlargened and she asked if I could do something to remedy this. I opened the middle seam and adjusted the front and back a little and then added a tiny bit of lace in the front to keep the pieces together. Couldn’t resist making the earrings to match!

Ystävättäreni pyysi apua ihanan sikkimekkonsa avaran kaula-aukon pienentämiseksi. Continue reading

Frivolité spice up for shoes, käpypitsiä kenkiin

Frivolité kengät

I bought a really comfortable pair of shoes that I immediatly decided to pimp up with a bit of lace for a more festive occasion. It was easy to sew the tatted lace onto the wide elastic band that runs over the shoes. I also added little bows to the back and sewed those on with a couple of stitches along the back seam and the stitched edges.


Uudenkaupungin kenkäkauppa Alinasta löydän joka kesä ainakin yhden parin ihania kenkiä. Tämän kesän ensimmäisellä visiitillä sieltä tarttui mukaan mukavat mustat nahka-avokkaat, joissa oli sopiva venyke koristeltavaksi pitsillä. Continue reading

Woollen throws, neulottuja peitteitä


A good knitting project to have lying around is a big blanket, it won´t get finished too quickly! While planning other things to do I can keep busy with knitting something easy. This blue throw will some day adorn our flowery sofa.


Joku käsityö pitää aina olla helposti jatkettavissa silloin kun suunnittelee seuraavia. Neulottu peite on tähän tarkoitukseen mitä mainioin työ. Continue reading

Frivolité edgings, käpypitsireunuksia

Kolme reunapitsiä
More lace edgings – tatted this time. All three are made with the same pattern. The largest, black lace with thick cotton yarn and a needle. The middle one sewed onto the little linen towel is shuttle tatted in a soft mercerised crochet cotton (needle size 1,25-1,5 mm) and the smallest a try to elaborate a little on my grandmother´s simple pattern in her old nro 70 thread.
I´ll try to write down the pattern from an old chart I found on Pinterest and which I slightly modified (and hope I get it right!)
R 5-5-5-5 rw, CH 5-5rw, R 5+5-5-5rw, CH 5-5 rw, R 5+5-5-5, CH 6 rw, R 8+3-6-3, R 3+6-3-3-6-3, R 3+6-3-8 rw, CH 6, R 5+5-5-5rw, CH 5+5
Tässä on sama pitsimalli kolmessa eri koossa.

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