Monday, September 15, 2014

Autumn again?!!

Wait, it's september already? Where did summer go? What happened to it?
My school began again and we already had our 1st examen. But that's life. On the bright side (well technically not that bright) I finally got my sewing machine to a mechanic. My poor sewing machine sat totally in pieces for whole summer.
And as for knitting and crocheting, well I haven't done anything special, but I have a few ideas that might turn into patterns someday and at the moment I looking for the right yarn (my huge stash is still not obviously enough)

All the best
-Minttusuklaa

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The free week of my summer

Hi all,
My only free time aka holiday came and went just like that and it was just for a week. But spending a week with my family was sooo great. We went to northern Finland, well almost Lapland and it is truly a beautiful place.
We saw reindeer and luckily I didn't drive over any of them. The weather was hot (about 25 degrees) and that is prettty great for Finland :)
This summer I have been a lazy knitter and unfortunately my sewing machine broke down couple of weeks ago ;( and it isn't fixed yet.
But I found my passion to read books again and that is what I've been doing. Believe it or not but since high school I was so fed up with books I haven't read proper books except once or twice a year. But this summer I've read for all the lost stuff I haven't read.
And maybe I'll find a passion for crocheting and knitting too. :)

And then couple of pics, these are taken along a famous Finnish hiking route called The bear's route:



Sunday, June 22, 2014

Midsummer's little panda :)

As probably most of you know, I come from Finland and this year the summer so far has been terribly cold. Even now it is 13 celsius degrees outside. To be honest I really don't like this waether, summers aren't supposed to be this cold, but I'm glad that I have summer job that is mostly an indoor job.
Last week it even snowed in some places here, I'm glad that I missed the summer snow :) (Everywhere I went that day, the sun shone and birds sang).



But I had the past couple of days free so I finished this cute little panda and I decided to name her Hao Hao. The pattern is the same as in the cat, but making a bit different ears and adjusting other measurements I made a panda. (Pandas are probably my favourite animals). The chart for her cupcake dress I found from Ravelry, but the pattern itself is something I just came up with. I'm planning to knit a monkey or a turtle next and my fingers are itching to crochet again. I haven't done any crocheting since Xmas, just knitting and sewing.
I also did some sewing with my smallest sister, but our sewing machine broke down yesterday, I'm glad mom promised to get it fixed next week (I have the best mom in the world). And I started to learn Japanese again :) 


Hyvää kesää kaikille! Jos tätä säätä nyt kesäksi voi sanoa, no ainakin olen tyytyväinen omaan kivaan sisätyöhöni. Onneksi onnistuin kaiken lumen ja rännän missaamaan viime viikolla, joka paikassa missä kävin niin aurinko paistoi ja linnut  lauloi :) 
Sainpahan viimeinkin väkerrettyä pandan valmiiksi kun sain vapaata juhannukseksi. Ohje on oma ja sama kuin kissan, vähän muutin korvia ja muita raajojen pituuksi. Mekon muffinssikuvio löytyi Ravelryä surffattessa, mutta muuten ohje on omasta päästä kehitetty.


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Dresses and graduations

Hello all,

I finally have my summer holiday after a very busy, exhausting and rewarding spring. And I still feel like I could fall asleep in the middle of sentence. We had a huge test (which I passed) a while ago and my lil bro graduated from high school. So this last month has been a little hectic, but I don't know if I ever told you that sewing is the best stress-reliever in the world and according to that motto I made a new dress for myself last thursday.
It is made up from two different patterns, the other pattern was from '99 and the other '09, isn't that funny? I modified a top pattern and a dress a pattern, added pockets and wider straps and shortened the hem. And I love my new dress :) I don't normally wear dresses so often, but this is probably s far the BEST dress I've ever made. The fabric is dotty cotton and the style is a little like in dresses from 1950s. I don't know if I should add bows or something like that. (And sorry about the bad picture, but I wanted to share this with you readers :) )


- Minttusuklaa

Monday, April 21, 2014

Summer come soon...

Hello all and happy easter/passover,

I've had my easter holiday, well the couple of days that it lasted, nose stuck in a book. We have a huge test coming in 2 weeks and they say that the early bird gets the worm and in this case of studying I think I'm one bird really late.
But I've managed to knit a bit, I'm currently working on a panda and a bunny. And I also have to sew a new dress for myself. My little bro is finishing his high school this spring, so any ideas for any good and free dress patterns/ideas for a dress?

-Minttusuklaa


Monday, March 24, 2014

Dolls of Spring

Hello all

My doll-making fever still continues, this time I finished one that I began knitting probably 2 yrs ago and the sewn on I made yesterday (she's still missing some parts, so I'll post better pics later...).
I had a few little girls visiting and we made cut handbags together. I like working with children even though it took about 13hrs to prepare, seew and finish all the handbags. You can guess who was tired after the day, but when you see all little girls with their beautiful handbags... I just love that feeling.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Spring is here, or is it?

Hello,

It has been raining and snowing and raining again basically the whole past month. Compared to last winter this winter hasn't felt like a winter at all.

So this is what I just knitted for very spring-coloured yarn... Ok not just, do you remeber my sort-of-a-promise few weeks ago? I began knitting her last summer, but buried her in to the pile of lost projeccts for a while. I'm really glad I got her done and my pile is getting smaller :)
There where at least dozen little pieces to knit and to keep track of, but she turned out really cute. My little miss springtime.
After-Before
The pattern is Jean Greenhowe's hush-a-bye-baby and I really liked the pattern. It was simple, but not too easy though.

Hugs!

-Minttusuklaa