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