Thursday, December 8, 2016

WHEN NOT SEWING..

This little article was published in the Cherokee Scout newspaper last week! Sewing is fun, and baby circus is too :)  

Right now planning the schedule for next spring. There's going to be baby circus classes for 4-12-month-olds, and hopefully a group for 1 and 2 year-olds too. AND, we're going to start a salsa class for baby wearers, teehee! So much niceness happening at the studio, so inspiring and sooo fun. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

DOWNTOWN!!!


So, it wasn't that long ago, when we were celebrating the move to a nice new studio space. And now we've done it again! It's almost miraculous how things like this happen. From one excellent space to another, from a friendly place to another. This one, the Studio 58 in downtown Murphy, is a great one for us, because it has a sweet little store front too. Plus, again we're sharing the place with some amazing ladies!

There's Hannah Levin, a multitalent yoga instructor, ayurvedic counselor, potter, musician, art teacher and a friend. She has her own Heartfelt wellbeing office and assisted thai yoga room there and she teaches yoga regularly at the awesome big yoga room, that's a part of the studio space.

And there's Sarina Holland, a yoga teacher and a doula, a super warm-hearted and open-minded young mom of two little loves, and the owner of Studio 58, this amazing space that gives us the opportunity to play and do our thing. 

Honestly couldn't be happier and more excited to be a part of the team, and sooo looking forward to what the future can bring for all of us! Cheers and hurraaay for an active fall and future at the Studio 58!!


Monday, September 19, 2016

FALL 2016 IS HERE!

And what a sweet time of the year it is. The overwhelming heat starts giving up, people have returned from their summer vacations and adventures, little ones are getting back to their school routines, and I get to concentrate on being artsy and crafty! During last spring I decided to put aside my masters thesis to be able to be a better crafts person. It feels super relieving not to have two big projects going on at the same time. The thesis will get done some day when I'm physically closer to the University of Helsinki. And while I'm here in Brasstown, I might as well take full advantage of the crafts surrounded atmosphere that's so special to this place.

This fall is going to be pretty busy, and it makes me feel excited. In less then two weeks there's the Fall Festival at the John C Campbell Folkschool, and especially since it was cancelled last year because of some crazy raining, I'm really looking forward to it! At the moment there is a little mountain of silk, lavender, flax seeds and embroidery thread to be made into nice little eye pillows. And after that, a pants making marathon. And all this while juggling a four year-old and a five month-old. We can do it!

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!