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A leaner neck warmer

It might be spring but me and my giraffe neck still need a neck warmer. Lucky for me I like making things. The neck warmer I crocheted last year was in a thick recycled yarn and ended up being a bit bulky, which ideal for winter. So now I wanted a thinner one I could […]

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2022 – Make art!

It’s almost the middle of March and I’m only now getting around to writing about my theme for the year. Considering the state of the world, a lot of things feel completely pointless but drowning in complete despair doesn’t help anyone either. Help where you can and donate if you can (my contributions went to […]

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2022 Calendar is here!

Remember that calendar I designed for 2020? You know, back when we all thought it was going to be a magical year? Well, I liked my quirky rhymes so much I decided to bring them back for 2022 with new illustrations. This time the calendar is in A4 and letter size instead of A3. I […]

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Food for thought V.7

1. Did you watch love the Pixar movie Soul? I absolutely enjoyed it, from the beautiful animation to Jon Batiste’s piano playing but afterwards I saw several people on social media point out something I hadn’t payed attention to. That for the majority of the movie, the black main character is not in his own […]

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The summer hat

I think this is maybe the first hat I’ve ever owned (at least as an adult)! I got tired of looking for summer hats online and finally crocheted one myself. I sort of followed this pattern using this paper yarn.I’m really glad to finally have a summer hat that fits and stays put. I was […]

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June Flower Power

As it has become my ritual every summer, I recently visited the Rhododendron Park (Alppiruusupuisto/Alprosparken) in Haaga. The past few weeks have been really intense for me so it was really relaxing to walk around in this explosion of colour. I hope I never get tired of this place!

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It’s another beanie

It might already be spring and sandal weather might be just around the corner but I’ve been knitting a beanie. Even though I’ve knitted on semi industrial knitting machines, I somehow thought that knitting in the round by hand was something that was going to require a lot of practice on my part. However, it […]

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Food for thought V.6

1. This article by Susie Lau about the many form of discrimination and racism people from the ESEA (East and Southeast Asian) and AAPI (Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders) communities face in the fashion industry. 2. This article by Elie Gordon about social media’s role in white washing veganism and why the movement has to be […]

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The loveliest batik shirt

Sometimes I make such great finds when second hand shopping that can’t believe my own luck. That’s exactly what happened when I found this wonderful shirt. I was in the men’s section hoping to find a hoodie when I decided to look at men’s shirts, something I rarely do. The minute I saw the print […]

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Food for thought V.5

1. Read Amanda Gorman’s powerful and inspiring poem that she read at Joe Biden’s inauguration. 2. Read this article by Jaughna Nielsen-Bobbit about “hygge racism” in Denmark 3. If you speak Swedish I would highly recommend the Raseriet podcast. 4. Watch this heart warming, Oscar winning short film 5. Diversify you insta feed. Here are […]

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