August 30, 2011

Greetings From Turku

Hi there,

A long weekend in Turku is now behind
we worked from 10 am until midnight (+ packing and unpacking every day)
gosh, it was fun but I'm so tired now!

Kimara had a shared tent at Tall Ships Regatta
there were lots of folks strolling by day and night
I saw some amazing old ships by the river
fireworks on Friday night looked great, too

kimara's tent via tuuni

tuuni purses with karuski jewelry

syko's sweet corner

I'm happy we made it
Thanks everyone who visited us, we ♥ turku


August 25, 2011

Craft Market Calling

Hi everyone,

This weekend I'll travel to Turku with Kimara girls
we'll set up a booth for a long weekend
there's a Tall Ships Regatta in town
so we'll get a chance to see some awesome grand ships, too

So funny how sweet new ideas arrive when you're busy
and should concentrate in producing things in quantities
but what can one do... I just wanted to give a try
and came up with new floral brooches and headbands

They feature a beautiful vintage Finnish print fabric
which I reinforced and added some felt to make them sturdy
I like the way they are all unique pieces yet look nicely uniform together

For sure I'll bring a bunch of these to our upcoming weekend event!
How is your week going?


August 16, 2011

I think It's Ready Now

Hello, it's a new day!

Rain or shine I'm pretty busy sewing and making this week
yesterday I made some small changes to the structure
of this new envelope clutch I showed you last Sunday.
It has taken hours to put every piece together but
I think it looks quite perfect and works well now.

Once I get a batch of these ready I could list them to my Etsy, too.
Oh, and tomorrow Wednesday I'll be at Kimara's shoppe in Helsinki,
stop by and say hello if you're in town!


August 14, 2011

New Work: Envelope Clutch


It's been a while since I wanted to create an envelope clutch
but came up with a nice design just this weekend
so here are the first pictures of my new piece.
What is great about this design is that this clutch
closes with a zipper (everything stays securely inside)
but has also a beautiful flap with a magnet closure
which gives detailed finishing touch to this piece.
Both inner and outer fabrics have been reinforced
so the clutch holds its shape nicely.

Besides sewing I strolled in the woods for hours yesterday
we went for mushroom hunting and found lots of chanterelles
so I bet we'll make chanterelle soup (maybe even a quiche) today.

I hope you're enjoying your weekend, too!


August 09, 2011

New, Pretty Things


I've been tinkering with some sweet new things here
fabric scrap covered button magnets,
chalkboard magnets with a ribbon (or without, too),
bambi pouches + other small pouches (no pictures of those yet).

What a great opportunity to try out some fun things
as we now have the Kimara summer shop open for August

Soon I need to get busy with a three days crafty event
I'll attend with these Kimara ladies
it's called The Culture 2011 Tall Ships Regatta
and takes place 26. – 28.8. in Turku

There hasn't really been chances for shop updates on Etsy yet,
hopefully this can happen somewhere later in August.

If you want to see pictures of Kimara shop
have a look at my Flickr and our FB page.

Have a happy week!


August 02, 2011

kimaraCRAFTS pop up shop

Hi dear friends,

I know it's been a while since I posted here
July was partly vacation and partly working month for me.
I guess as a one woman business you can never fully rest, ha.

A lot of things have proceeded and the news is:
We've opened a pop up shop for a month of August in Helsinki!

This is an experimental project with four other crafty ladies
and we have worked hard to make it look like us
We even named our collaboration "kimaraCRAFTS"
It's not only about this shop but we'll be attending
craft shows and other happenings together here and there.
Fun & exciting!

If you're in Helsinki in August make sure to pay a visit
We have furnished a sea container with Scandinavian style
and we're located in Hernesaari
where the sea meets the concrete in an appealing way
Read more about us here
and here is our Facebook for the most recent news.

Pictures I took just on our first day on Monday are below.
The opening party will be this Wed from 12 – 8 pm. Welcome! Tervetuloa!

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