Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Perfect trim

I really do a lot of paper cutting. My most used tools for that have always been a good old metal ruler and a craft knife. They work very well indeed, but now I finally wanted to try a good paper trimmer to see if it makes the cutting a bit more quick and easy. I bought this Fiskars trimmer, because I heard it's quite good. And I must say that I really like my new tool. It cuts perfectly and it can also be used for scoring. The size is just right for me too, you can fit a 30,5 x 30,5 cm paper in there. But the whole thing is very light and doesn't take too much table space either.

These perky dotted papers are by Doodlebug. The trimmer and the papers are both purchased from Heinikka.

Tuesday, 23 September 2008

New stuff

I bought some new materials from Paperikeiju; papers, collage sheets, tickets etc. New stuff is usually very inspiring and that was the case this time also. I made these two atc's with a hint of carnival feeling.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

Pekka the Horse

Just typical: We were taking a nice long walk in the beautiful autumn forrest. I had my camera with me to get some great and colourful shots for my blog. But what happens is that I got two pictures and then the battery went low.

Anyway I managed to get a shot of this handsome trotter horse called Pekka. To be honest, I'm not a horse girl actually. I've propably sat on a horse's back less than five times in my life. But they are such beautiful animals.

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

TMTA: Handwriting

I love writing by hand, and that was also the TMTA challenge this week. There's something sweet and innocent in the selfmade look.. like the lady's dress in my ATC. Maybe she's a mad seamstress, or maybe she just has a very unique taste.

Saturday, 13 September 2008

TMTA: Dancing

Oh, it's Saturday already, so I'm a bit late with my ATC. This week's challenge at TMTA was dancing and I was in the mood for the eastern dance and Mata Hari.

Thursday, 11 September 2008


My cherry tomatoes are ripening nicely on the balkony. I have a little bit of green in my thumb after all. To celebrate my gardening skills I knitted new mottled green socks. The yarn is Polkka from Seitsemän Veljestä. My feet look somehow overly big in the picture...

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Red and yellow

Colours of autumn are slowly beginning to show in the nature. I found the reds and yellows else where too. My ochra knitted scarf got finally finished. It turned out pretty well after blocking, even though it looked like a big mess at some point. The polka dot scarf and the large table cloth were thrifting finds.

Saturday, 6 September 2008

Nice place for an exhibition

I had a little exhibition during the last couple of weeks. The place was a lovely old wooden school building, that was luckily saved from demolition and is now used for art and craft activities. It's also a beautiful and inspirational setting for workshops. I was teaching an art course for children there in June.

The walls have a delicious light blue panels. A huge part of the painting and renovation in the building was voluntary work. Great citizen activity indeed!