JOURNAL

Vibrant Blossom

I always get a bit nostalgic during fall and find myself looking at pictures of the past summer’s highlights. It’s usually when Helsinki is becoming increasingly grey and it’s still a while until Christmas. This summer I was really glad to be able to visit the Rhododendron Park and take in all the colours. I […]

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I need more purple in my life

You know when a colour gets trendy and you start seeing it everywhere and then you start wanting garments in that colour ? That’s what happened to me during that recent lavender trend. I hadn’t had a reaction like that in a while! My wardrobe is a bit lacking in the purple part of the […]

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Food for thought V.3

1. The blog post that later resulted into the book “Why I’m no longer talking to white people about race” by Reni Eddo Lodge. I haven’t read the book yet but it’s at the top of my reading list. 2. This conversation between Felice León and Kimberlé Crenshaw about how Black women are left out […]

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Daughters of the dust

Daughters of the dust first got on my radar after Lemonade was released, when I was reading different reviews and analyses of Queen Bey’s masterpiece. I added the movie to my watch list but then kinda forgot about it. That is until last week when I found myself in one of my intense googling sessions, […]

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In a field of rhododendrons

Visiting the Rhododendron Park (Alppiruusupuisto/Alprosparken) in Haaga in early June has become a bit of summer ritual for me. It’s become a sign saying summer is really here. I always take my camera with me so it has turned into a a bit of a photo challenge as well. I never get tired of taking […]

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Aeon Flux

I was listening to an episode of Still Processing a while back (the best podcast out there if you ask me) and Jenna mentioned the movie Aeon Flux and it kind of lingered in my thoughts so I wrote “rewatch Aeon Flux” on a post-it note.A day later I watched the trailer trying to remember […]

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New crochet pattern and Etsy shop opening

Undine is probably my favourite crochet pattern of the ones I’ve designed so far. I like the seamless repeat and how abstract it is. I’m really looking forward to see what you all create with this pattern.I’ve also opened up an Etsy shop! For now it’s only for the crochet patterns but I’m open to […]

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Food for thought V.2

Systemic racism isn’t only an American problem The origins of the therm Intersectionality This documentary is a must watch for everyone! It explains the history of the racist American justice system and how it basically hasn’t changed much since slavery but also the role of capitalism in all of it. I think it’s great that […]

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Neon Candy

These colours bring back fond memories of hot summer days walking around Harajuku and being amazed by everything I saw. Tokyo is such a fascinating city and I dream of returning one day. Right now I’m looking for neon cotton yarns for a scarf project. Any tips?

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Food for thought V.1

I’m starting a new segment here on the blog where I share books, articles, documentaries and other forms of media discussing issues around racism and decolonisation. I’m no expert in these matters but I wanna do my part in raising awareness and amplifying the voices of activists and people who work with these issues. I […]

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New crochet pattern: ASTRA is now live!

Drumroll please! I have finished another tapestry crochet pattern and I’ve named it Astra. I think it’s a timeless and versatile pattern that can be used for different types of bags or cushions. The pattern has a couple of options and can be crocheted with two or three colours.I’m really curious to see what you […]

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The parallelogram scarf

Parallelogram, try saying that five times! Quite the tongue twister.I’ve been wanting to knit a scarf for a while. I wanted one to partially replace some of my wool scarves but also have a thicker scarf for the colder days of spring. I also wanted a handicraft project that I can just pick up when […]

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