February 25, 2010

My Creative Space

Today is an exciting day, we have the Etsy meet-up in Helsinki tonight! So much fun to meet Admins Matt & Benedikta and a bunch of fellow Finnish Etsians.

As this is a short day to work today I just whipped up a custom pouch for a customer in Chicago. A sweet thing is, she has a family in Finland. I have met quite a few US people on Etsy who have their roots in Finland. Each time it's been so nice to have a little chat together. Oh, I have to tell you a cute story! One sweet lady wrote to me a little ago. Her grandma used to call her Karuski when she was a little girl. They have Polish family roots instead of Finnish ones but I still find it amazing how people meet and get connected in an online community. She found it great fun to come across my shop with the same name as her nick name. I loved to hear her story for sure!

This is my new packaging with a handmade thank you card. The packaging material is vintage paper Finnish households used to have on kitchen shelves. I don't think modern homes have these any longer but I remember seeing similar at my Granny's, maybe even my Mom had those when I was small. This roll was found from our attic so it's probably from the 60s.

More creative spaces on Kootoyoo's blog...


Katheyl said...

I'm so envious of the meet up happening at your end! Have fun!

Rita alias alatvian said...

Great post!

Thank you so much for sharing!

NorraSud by ROROISM said...

lovely post!

i wonder if the nick-name was not 'karusek' actually - it's a dog character from post-war children's book. not a happy story i guess.

can't wait for Helsinki story!

vadjutka said...

have fun at the meeting!

and the pouch is really lovely!

Made at Greenview said...

I love your packaging. So thoughtful.

fleurfatale said...

hehe, indeed a sweet story!

Please keep us updated about the meeting!
Can't wait to see your new package in real!

gARiMa said...

hey hi... your packaging and other stuff ae too good... congrats.
just wishing to see them in real if ever possible
keep working

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