Thursday, 26 June 2008

Women's houses

So, I'm dwelling on my house inspiration again. These little cottages are inhabited by some vintage styled ladies. It kind of makes you wonder though... do they really have a door on the back side of the houses, or how else are they ever gonna leave there?

Wednesday, 25 June 2008


I've been making some collaged birdhouses on leftover matboard that I got from a framing shop. The holes are for attatching a metal wire, so these can be easily hanged anywhere. More houses coming soon...

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

At the beach, but no bikini's

We made a mini summer trip to Pori and visited Yyteri beach. There was no chance of sun bathing though. Thick gray clouds filled the sky, and there were occational showers, but we were lucky enough and didn't get soaking wet. Anyway the nature was beautiful despite the dull weather, and I got to see the Sea, which was my number one plan.

Friday, 13 June 2008

More colors

Yey, the sun is shining again after a long row of rainy days. The busy weeks with art courses are now also over and it's time to sit down and unwind a bit. There are little amigurumis growing on my balcony... well not really, but my basil behind the bunny looks luscious, doesn't it?

I'm testing a new kind of yarn: Gjestal Janne, which I ordered from here. It's a lovely yarn and suites perfectly for amigurumis. The color range also delights me. Yarn thickness is similar to Finnish Novita's Seitsemän Veljestä, so you can easily combine the two.

Friday, 6 June 2008

Children's art

We had a wonderful and creative week. I'm very proud and almost amazed how well the course went. Somewhat large amount of plaster was used during lino cutting, but there were only small wounds. And nobody cried.

Here's the house we had the course in. This painting was made by Julia, 8 years.

Lino prints all ready and neatly in rows.

Group of cheerful paper mache matryoshkas.