September 28, 2010

New Work...Soon

new earrings with vintage components
are almost ready for this weekend's craft & design market
i'm going to make the hooks from sterling silver wire
still several pairs to be assembled
but it's already looking quite nice
and soon starts 'made in finland' exhibition in Tampere
karuski pouches & jewelry will travel there too

here's one sweet blog link i came across.
if you like cooking/baking + enticing photos.
i find them both inspiring!

September 23, 2010

From The Craft Market

this week has totally flied by so fast!
i spent last weekend at AuraStreetMarket &
as usual i loved the event
the sales weren't as good as a year ago but still decent
i feel happy so big thanks to everyone who visited

this time i'm not posting karuski pictures
but a few photos of irjamarie's whose table was next to mine
selling her sweet greeting cards, all in vintage style
she even offered me her place to stay the saturday night
so very kind of her, i feel grateful

I'm now fully working on another wholesale order.
Hopefully soon I can make something new, new, new for my Etsy too.
But first comes another craft market event. Not this weekend, but the next one.

See you soon again!

September 16, 2010

My Creative Space

this whole week
i've been posting about my creative space
each day has involved crafting in a form or another
and today i'm assembling earrings & pendants
i'm getting ready for the weekend
AuraStreetMarket, see you soon!

Earlier this week:
embellishing paper bags
pincushions in vintage coffee cups

More creative spaces on Kootoyoo's blog...

September 15, 2010

Craft Fair Preps II

i got paper bags in different sizes
last night i stayed up late
embellishing them
i stamped paper cake doilies
and coasters too
added a little glue and voilá
packing material is ready
i hope buyes will like them
and re-use the bags a lot after the purchase

Lots of vintage cabs and cabochons arrived in mail. Now I can make a nice selection of post earrings right on time before the weekend.

ps. I've got about twenty pincushions in vintage cups ready now. Things are improving!

September 14, 2010

Craft Fair Preps

it's only five days away
AuraStreetMarket in Turku
last week I got these cups
they are turning into pincushions
with karuski style of course
hopefully they will find
new loving homes this weekend
I do like them!

Busy week but I like it.
I wish you're enjoying yours!

September 10, 2010

Vintage Finds

lovely vintage coffee cups
from a local flea
just found these + many more
and got an idea
i'll make some sweet new things
for my upcoming craft market
something useful
and pretty too

It will be a busy weekend hands full of work...
Happy weekend to you too!

September 08, 2010

Season Delights

ripe plums and tiny tomatoes
very last marigolds
blooming before they fade away
then I will collect their seeds
keep them in a secure place
to sow them next spring again
keeping the circle moving

What do you like the most in autumn season?


September 03, 2010

Magazine Feature

Friday is here again, yahoo!
I hope your week was a good one, I feel quite content despite the cold I caught.

I met my wholesale customer and she approved my first prototypes for laptop sleeves. She mentioned about Karuski pouch having published on a Finnish lifestyle magazine 'Maalaisunelma', issue #7 with an ecological approach.

So nice to see them concentrating on eco-friendliness, fairtrade & handmade

This Karuski pouch is available in three different patterns on

Such a lovely magazine with inspiring styling

I decided to subscribe, can't wait to receive the next issue to my mailbox!

I'm going to snuggle on my couch with a blanket + this magazine.
Hopefully the flu will be gone by Monday [if not sooner].

Happy weekend to you!

September 02, 2010

My Creative Space

This glass jewelry box sits on a shelf in my studio. It used to belong to my grandma. For a long time I thought it looked far too romantic to my taste. Funny enough my taste has evolved during years and now I like it much, much more than I used to.

I haven't changed the contents. A few of granma's old treasures are still in there.

I photographed these vintage button earrings on the jewelry box today.

Lots of other new earrings got also photographed so I predict my Etsy shop gets an update soon.

More creative spaces on Kootoyoo's blog... play along!
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