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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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
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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!)
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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
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Tässä on sama pitsimalli kolmessa eri koossa.

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