Wednesday, March 2, 2016

NEW YEAR NEW STUDIO!

The past two months have been interesting and inspiring craft-wise, and the biggest reason is the awesome new studio space that let's me craft and design in peace, with lots of light and space! No more pin needle hiding from a 4-year-old, no more trading between dinner and sewing table, no more random stuff appearing to and desappearing from my projects! Hurraaay!! The space has huge windows all over, which makes it just beautiful with all the natural light coming in. I have one table for the sewing machines and another bigger one for cutting fabric or doing other things like animation, silk screening and such. Also, just got the silk screen printing supplies, so almost ready to start printing again, sooo nice.
I'm sharing the studio with a wonder woman called Nanette Davidson, who has two big looms and a wall full of weaving material. I will write more about her later. Let's just say that I've really lucked out here and feel crazy happy and proud to hang out with a crafter and a multitalent like her! She's a wonderful fiber artist, but also the kind of cook-person, who (in my father-in-laws words) can fix a five course dinner out of half an onion and an apple for 20 people, in half and hour ;)
So feeling good and making big plans for my crafty and artsy future here! Still sewing pants and eye pillows, but finally designing and prototyping other things too. Waiting for the spring to arrive to Brasstown and enjoying the way. Have a great day!

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

HOLIDAY MARKETS IN SWEET OLD BRASSTOWN!

This Thursday at the Brasstown Makers Market, and Saturday AND Sunday at the Turning Point Clay Studio. Welcome!!!

 


Friday, November 20, 2015

Welcome to Jasper, here we are!

Jasper Holiday Market & Expo, at the Chattahoochee Technical College in Jasper, GA. Welcome, 10am - 4pm! Our spot is all the way in the back, come say hi :D


Friday, November 13, 2015

Ready, set, sew! (getting ready for the holiday markets)



 These pieces of cut tees will turn into a couple of pants in the near future. Next week that is! We're going to the Jasper Holiday Market & Expo on Fri 20th and Sat 21st to represent Friendsday and to see what's up in Georgia, how exciting! Open Sat from 10am to 4pm, welcome!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Rest under colors

These eyepillows are made of organic silk, organic lavender buds and organic flax seeds. And work well while taking a little nap or getting in a sleepy place in the evening. Some yoga teachers put them on their students faces during the final relaxation, hmmmm....









Friday, August 14, 2015

FROM TASAPAINOKOKOELMA TO FRIENDSDAY!

The time has come, it's happening now. The realization that 'Tasapainokokoelma' might be a bit challenging for anybody but a finnish person to pronunciate... So, from this summer on, we will be calling ourselves Friendsday.
Friendsday. It's when you have a meeting with a nice colleague or play with friends in school in the morning, then Annalie comes over for some hanging out in the afternoon, and then go for a potluck dinner to Harry and Julie's. Also, in Finland it's a day for celebration on February 14th, instead of Valentine's Day. And, it's easy to everybody to say!


Other than changing names and figuring out how to do it smoothly, we're preparing for some crafts booth activity, The John C. Campbell Fall Festival being the next big show, October 3-4th. Sharing the booth with the super talented Allison from Pelagic is going to be so nice. She makes beautiful and funny books and prints. Here's one.



Thursday, March 19, 2015

TURQUOISE!


Why do my eyes like turquoise so much nowadays? It started innocently with just some small things, like underwear and earrings, and now I could just dive inside anything that's turquoise. At a recent clothes swapping evening at a friends house (which was lovely, and super convenient, since I just gave away most of my clothing in Helsinki), almost all of the things I "found" were blueish, greenish turquoise.

Miten on mahdollista, että yhtäkkiä rakastan turkoosia? Ensin huomasin valikoivani pieniä turkooseja palasia, alusvaatteita tai korviksia, ja nyt näen sitä kaikkialla ja pyrin sen luokse jatkuvasti. Pari viikkoa sitten osallistuin vaatevaihtari-iltamaan, (joka oli ihana ja tosi sopiva mulle, koska annoin pois suurimman osan vaatteistani syksyllä Helsingissä) ja melkein kaikki löydöt oli sinertävän vihertävän turkooseja.

The new home needed some textiles, and accidentally I ended up sewing curtains, pillowcases, and a canopy for the tiny person. And what colour? Luckily it's easy to find thrifty (turquoise) material around here!

Uusi talo tarvitsi joitain kodintekstiilejä, ja päädyin ompelemaan verhoja, tyynynpäällisiä ja katoksen pikkutyypin sänkyyn. Minkäköhän väriset tuli? Onneksi täällä on hyvät (turkoosit) kirppisvalikoimat!
The fancy vinyl sticker there is made by a friend of mine who I used to share a studio with. Check out madeofsundays.com

Toi hieno vinyylitarra on entisen työhuonekolleegan tuotoksia. madeofsundays.com