Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Around Town on Disposable Cam

May - June...

(Where a [large cuddly? :O] dog almost ate me for lunch...)

Many thanks to K for the disposable camera.
:* xoxo

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Day of Leisure

Sometimes, good friends move away, or have other life changing events, and it makes you cherish the time spent with them even more.  This was one of those days where I had the opportunity to do just that.

It started out with the perfect breakfast at Sam James (which, in my opinion, is still the best coffee in the city)...

...then making a new friend before leaving...

...and catching up at SJ's with baby Stella, Max and Cloudy (Cloudfoot - my little peg-legged polydactyl "boyfriend")...

 Hope you're having a lovely midsummer weekend!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's Hot Outside

When it feels like 41°C outside, all I want to do is to sit in the shade and have an ice cold treat.

Yum = Blueberry Basil and Roasted Almond gelato from Soma....

I'm taking a day off from my "day job" tomorrow (today?) to spend time with some good friends, perhaps paint ( 2nd job), and hopefully have more ice cream! ;D

Saturday, June 16, 2012

** NEW ** in my ETSY Store: Sami Taste Buds - Nesting Dolls ~ An Ode to the North

Introducing the 4 taste buds - Sweet (Søt), Salty (Salt), Sour (Sur) and Bitter (Bitter), now available in my ETSY store!

They have traveled a long way from the most northern part of Norway.

Sweet (Søt) loves guompa and cloudberries, Salty (Salt) fancies lutefisk and varmrøkt rein, Sour (Sur) prefers pickled herring and lingonberries, and Bitter (Bitter) only wants radishes.

Once properly outfitted, they are ready for reindeer herding!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Tape and Stickers

I must confess I have somehow fallen back in love with stationary, stamps and stickers.
Here are some lovely finds from Hanji Handmade Paper and Crafts...

Speaking of lovely finds, have a look at Charles Fréger's "Wilder Mann" series.
Too brilliant!

Friday, June 8, 2012

Grazie Mille, Polly!

A most beautiful package arrived today from Finland, thanks to Polly!

There were so many special things:

Like Polly's lovely hand drawn birds...

The Rudolf Koivun Kuvitutsta postcard, a darkroom print of one of Polly's photos from her Diana Mini...

And Moomin goodies...

Grazie mille, dear Polly! :**

And a happy weekend to you! :)

Monday, June 4, 2012

A Rainy Sunday Assembly Line

Lately I've been trying to work harder at juggling my day job and be more diligent with my need to paint/create.  I should probably take this painting business a lot more seriously and to "get painting" (as I was told/ordered by a friend of mine).

I've also started watching more Etsy Lab videos, and perusing through the Etsy Help Forums to try to see how I can improve my Etsy store/sales.  The hard lesson about all of this is that I'm at the complete mercy of my suppliers - I have a shipment that I've ordered in April that has not yet arrived..... :(

However, on the brighter side of things, I am very much looking forward to finishing this latest batch of toys, and I'm lucky and super thankful to have lots of support from a network of wonderful friends. 

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Inspired by Finland

Polly's wonderful "100 Feeders" project inspired me so much at a time when I truly needed it. Polly is a super sweet girl who is originally from Italy, but is currently living and studying in Finland. She keeps a lovely blog and has a passion for analog photos.

To thank and to congratulate her on the completion of her project, I sent her a bird themed package...

And then had some Moomin candies to celebrate...