I really love this painting by James Christensen. This similar to how I am at home: I wear something comfortable (usually sweat pants or my PJs) and everything I need is spread around me: my PC, my camera, whatever I'm reading, my knitting project. My husband refers to it as my "docking station".
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Thursday, June 27, 2013
I knitted this yesterday (during one evening), just to practice creating pictures with textures in knitting. The pattern is from the book Stich 'n Bitch by Debbie Stoller. I learned to knit from that book and in my opinion it's the best book for complete beginners - it really shows you what to do step by step.
I thought I might use this heart as a decorative element in some project, such as a handbag, a pillow or the back of a denim jacket. Let's see where it eventually ends up.
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Thursday, June 13, 2013
My husband found the sunglasses in the street! All of my jewelry is from India. The purse is a recent purchase on a trip to Prague. It's Italian design and leather, but cost next to nothing. The shoes are also from Italy.
I wore this today to go grocery shopping.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
This is my idea of perfection - very "Out of Africa". I absolutely love this and want to go on safari immediately. I don't know why I'm obsessed with Africa lately.
As seen on Facebook, here:
Sunday, June 9, 2013
The pants and sandals are from India, the jacket is Japanese, but I bought it in Helsinki. Unfortunately, I machine washed the jacket after this trip and it shrunk beyond recognition, so this was the first and only time I wore it.
The small backpack is from Samsonite and I have to say that it's been the most durable bag I've ever owned. My husband now uses it when he goes to the store and he carries 3 bottles (of 1,5 Litres each) of Coke Zero in it at once, but it's still going strong. I bought it so long ago that I don't even remember where and when, but it must be at least 20 years old.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
My blue suede bag is new. It's F&F, i.e. Tesco's own brand and it was on sale. I paid something like 15 euros for it and it's leather and suede. In Finland, the only place where you could get a leather bag for that kind of price is from a thrift shop.
My sunglasses are Alain Mikli. I bought them in Paris more than 6 years ago and I had them converted into reading glasses in India. So they're now my "reading in the sun" glasses.
The rest of my outfit is the same as in a previous post.
Tuesday, June 4, 2013
My first ever job title was actually "Pizza Maker" at Canada's Wonderland (an amusement park) near Toronto, Canada. But there, the pizza dough and the tomato sauce were ready-made, so I only prepped other ingredients (grated cheese, tomatoes, lettuce), made caesar salad and - mostly - put together the pizzas, which was done at lightning speed. And then of course I baked them as well. The funny thing is that I didn't even like pizza at that time. Now of course it's one of my favourite things to eat. I only wish that in my job as Pizza Maker I would've also learnt to make the dough the Italian way, i.e. to twirl it in the air, etc. Oh well, maybe I'll need to work in a pizzeria in Italy some day. Then again, maybe you need a degree in pizza making to work at an Italian pizzeria - it's an art form there.
Sunday, June 2, 2013
Our breakfast this morning was home-made bread and coffee. My Mom used to make this kind of simple bread (we call it "tea bread" in Finland) quite often when we were kids, but I don't think I've had it for a few decades. The smell of it baking instantly brought me back to my childhood - like Proust's madelaines.
Today I tried something I've never done before: I picked dandelion leaves from our backyard and used them in my salad. This salad was the most delicious salad I've eaten in a long time - eventhough I eat salad nearly every day. I baked the bread today as well. I dipped pieces of the bread in the same salad dressing I used for the salad.
Dress, sunglasses and ring all from India. The phone is by Nokia.
Saturday, June 1, 2013
The green bracelet is from Leena Collection.
My pants, sandals, bag and sunglasses are all from India. The cardigan is from a thrift store and it's actually a men's cardigan.
I love this photo, which is scanned a long time ago from a catalogue, probably H&M. I used to ride horses as a child and I've always loved them. The sweater also looks cool and I'd like to knit something similar to this one day.