11/30/2012

How-to: crazy beanie


So, this is my giant pom pom beanie. I´ve got a lot of compliments on this and it´s pretty simple to make also. Here is how:



 1. You need a beanie (mine is from H&M) and a pom pom whatever size you want. The bigger the better. You can make this pom pom by yourself too, that´s what I did. 

 My beanie was a little bit loose on top, so, I used an elastic to make a nice draped effect on the front (this is optional f.ex. if you don´t have a sewing machine).


2. If you choose to use the elastic then you will want to put the beanie on your head and measure how much you can drape without it pulling too much because then it wont stay on your head! What I did is I put the beanie on my head and folded the loose top forward then measured from the top of the beanie to the front edge and that´s how long my elastic is. Is that clear..?

Turn your beanie inside out. Use a pin needle to attach the other end of the elastic to the top or where you want the draping to start...


3. ...and the other end to the center front edge of the beanie. Don´t put it all the way to the edge, you don´t want it to be visible to the right side.


4. Stretch the elastic when you sew it on. The material underneath should be straight when you sew it and the elastic will pull the fabric together looking like you draped it. Use long stiches and preferably zig zag if possible.


5. Now you can turn the beanie around and sew on the pom pom! Sew it on the draped line by hand using regular thread and a long needle..  


Tada!


11/19/2012

Instagram.













1. Mbar, Helsinki. Nice place for hanging out. Good music. Try that drink Drop of passion!
2. Nail foils. Obsessed with this nail look. I have foils in gold as well.
3. Leather fringe earrings I made. 
4. That´s my face. Wearing those earrings I made. (God damn I´m blond!)
5. Pretty leaf :)
6. Vintage hand bag I bought recently. Half suede, half fur. It doubles as a muff.
7. Blueberry ice cream. Yum! And no, it´s not a coinsicence that it matches with my nailpolish.
8. Illustration on a canvas tote. Drawn by me.
9. A print skirt I made a while ago.
10. My home.

I´ve had problems with my camera lately. Not only that but it´s also not very safe to carry a camera with you in Finland when it´s fall and basically raining all the time. Whatever the reason, I have been more attached to instagram than to my blog lately. I finally feel like I´m getting my motivation back slowly.


9/03/2012

Taiteiden yö / Night of arts, Helsinki













Street art, exhibitions, fashion, music, perfume testing, events, drinks, a good friend... I think that´s about enough for a perfect day.

8/10/2012

Road trip chic pt. 2

DAY 3














Ok, so, we woke up in Rauma. This was monday. Before leaving we took a walk around the old Rauma, old buildings and adorable little cafes and stores. Then we headed to the south coast of Finland and we saw the first sunlight during our trip. So far it had been cloudy and rainy. On our way to Hanko we couldn´t help but stare at the wind power stations from the car. We were literally driving half the speed the other cars ´cause we were so mesmerized by the size of them, we had never seen them so close! There´s a lot of things you don´t see every day living in a big city. In Hanko we spent most of the day by the sea. We went all crazy over seashells and we collected handfulls of them. People were probably wondering if we had never seen seashells in our lifes. At night we hang out at the harbour, drinking, listening to music, talking about dreams, watching the sunset and just enjoying being alive. And oh, soap bubbles! The little joys of life.


DAY 4















The final day. First stop was Fiskars. I had no idea this sort of place exists. You probably don´t know but Fiskars is also a brand for sciccors and knives and it comes from this village. I didn´t know there could be so many tourists (very well cut away from the photos) in a small village like that. You could find Fiskars museum, Fiskars store, hotel, restaurant, other tourist spots... and all of them along one street. It´s a lovely village anyway. There were many art installations around the river (I´m sitting on one and then there are the bottles). I hopelesly tried to send a grass boat thingy down the river but failed (see fail attempt #7). After Fiskars we drove to Porvoo which is actually quite close to Helsinki but we had never visited before. To me the biggest surprise was that it was like a real town. My classmate from college lives in Porvoo and I always imagined it to be a small village with no centre. Then we went home to sleep ´cause we were exhausted. End of story.