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Recycling Center Haul

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

It's been a long time since I last went to the nearest recycling center and I had forgotten the huge variety of what they sell. Anyway, here's what I got. I'm bad at cutting straight so I thought this paper cutter for 2 euros would be pretty handy (I tested it at the recycling center and it worked…

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Vanessa | Insect Inspired Acrylic…

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Vanessa. Acrylic on canvas. 30 x 40 cm. July 2015. I made an acrylic portrait painting on canvas inspired by insect hotels and Leilani Joy's art. I spent a long time searching for a name for her and finally decided on Vanessa, because it's a butterfly genus. The background is honeycomb patterned…

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Free Shipping + $5 Off Laptop…

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Just a quick notice that there's free shipping worldwide + $5 off laptop sleeves in my Society6 art print shop Ivy Lily Art 'till the end of the week. Only available by using this promotion link: http://society6.com/ilylilyart?promo=Z2XXPYKXQV2R Promotion expires August 9, 2015 at Midnight Pacific…

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Love Letters

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I got mail! It's been a long time since I last got any mail and suddenly I got some from two penpals just a couple of days apart. My penpal from Hong Kong sent a card from her graduation trip in Macau, China. And my Singaporean penpal sent a letter and a card and these cute heart origami "love…

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Housing Fair | Asuntomessut…

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Tänä vuonna asuntomessukäyntiä ei ainakaan haitannut helle kuten viime vuonna Jyväskylässä. Ja sadekin alkoi sopivasta vasta, kun olimme jo lähdössä pois. Matkustin messuille Kehärataa pitkin. Matka tuntui enemmänkin metro- kuin junamatkalta, koska puolet Hiekkaharjun ja Kivistön…

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New Life of Spruce Wreath with Pink…

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

The spruce wreath I made at the end of May had lost its color and shed a lot of its needles by July. I bought it extra time by fixing the position of the cones with iron wire and spray painting the whole wreath pink. I used the paint outside, but the smell was still horrible and long-lasting. Next…

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Open Garden Day | Avoimet Puutarhat

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Sälgkulla, Sipoo Kävin tänä kesänä ensimmäistä kertaa katsomassa avoimia puutarhoja puutarhapäivänä (28. kesäkuuta). Ehdimme päivän aikana käydä Tuusulassa Rudus Formento kivipihanäyttelyssä, Koiramäen Pajutallissa (joka ei tosin kuulunut puutarhapäivään, mutta oli joka…

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Making a Coloring Book Part 2

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Indian and African Portraits and Patterns Printable Coloring Book. I finished making my coloring book this week and it's for sale in my Etsy shop. It's a 10 page printable PDF file. When the pictures were ready, I used Microsoft Word to make the PDF file and test-printed all the pages. To my…

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Paint Chip Collage | Wall Art DIY

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I found an old color chart from the summer cottage to use as crafting material. I looked for ideas from Pinterest (paint chip) and ended up making wall art using the diamond shapes again. I cut out the paint chips and cut them and some magazine pictures into diamond shapes. The base is white…

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Midsummer in Joutsa

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I spent Midsummer at the summer cottage this year. The weather was quite rainy so I did a lot of painting and drawing inside with my niece. But during the 3 days we also went to the sauna and "swam" a lot (more like dipping in the water, it was still quite cold in June) and went rowing a bit too.

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Making a Coloring Book

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I've been making a coloring book for adults this week. When I decided to make one, it was pretty clear I wanted the theme to be Indian and African portraits and I wanted it to have a lot of intricate patterns related to those cultures. (I have other themes in mind too, but I'm starting with this…

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Twig Heart Wreath |

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I made another twig heart for the summer cottage. I found the idea for this curly heart from a Finnish crafts magazine, but made a simpler, narrower version vs. the weaved heart they did. The wreath ended up on the front door at the summer cottage. I used birch twigs, iron wire, secateurs and…

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Summer Night Watercolor Postcard…

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I finished up this little series of watercolor postcard paintings. I painted the first two over a year ago and the last two last weekend. All four were inspired by Mauri Kunnas' children's book illustrations. The Nighttime Book to be exact. I also made a speed painting video of the last two cards.

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Desk Drawer Organization DIY

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I found this tutorial on Pinterest: recycling old cereal boxes into drawer dividers. I used transparent plastic boxes (from cherry tomatoes etc.) before, but the covered cereal boxes looked so cute I had to upgrade. And I finally have a good way of storing my washi tapes! Löysin Pinterestistä

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Palmitos Park | Gran Canaria

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

If Puerto de Mogán was the most beautiful place in Gran Canaria, then Palmitos Park was my favorite thing about the trip. The park has both animals and plants. There are parrot, dolphin, birds of prey and exotic birds shows, orchid and butterfly houses and a cactus garden. I also enjoyed the bird…

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Trying Out Trio Magic and…

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

As promised, I'm getting back to you about these "magic pens" that I bought at a fair in Gran Canaria. I think I've seen people sell name calligraphy pictures made with these pens at fairs before, but this was the first time I noticed they sell the actual pens too. Trio markers have 3 tips in one…

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Las Palmas | Gran Canaria

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

View over Las Palmas from Saint Anna Cathedral. One morning we took a bus to the capital of Gran Canaria (or one of the two capitals of the Canary Islands): Las Palmas. You could go round the city with a sightseeing bus, but we decided to just walk around. We began and ended our walk at the San…

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How to Recycle Yogurt Containers…

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I saw a tutorial in a Finnish crafts magazine (Ihana) on how to recycle old one liter yogurt buckets or containers into flower pots. They used fabric for covering the containers, but I opted for paper and the same diamond/rhombus shapes as for this box. I cut out more diamond shapes from magazine…

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Puerto de Mogán | Gran Canaria

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

One of the places I absolutely wanted to see in Gran Canaria was Puerto de Mogán. It's called Little Venice because of the canals. The white houses with colorful borders and little alleys with flowering trees were the most beautiful view of the whole trip. Yksi paikka, jonka halusin ehdottomasti…

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Gran Canaria Cards, Reads and Buys

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Of course I had to send a few holiday cards from Gran Canaria. I hope they've arrived. I bought some of the cards and all of the stamps from a little shop in Las Palmas. Cheers to the ugliest and most boring stamps in the world! Gran Canarialta piti tietysti lähettää muutamat postikortit.

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Spruce Wreath | Kuusikranssi

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I found instructions for a beautiful spruce shaped wreath from a Finnish craft book. I made the wreath at the summer cottage, but brought it home to replace the Easter wreath finally. The basis of the wreath is made of willow branches and the "branches" are made of pine, spruce, juniper, calluna,

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Arguineguín | Gran Canaria

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

Sunwing hotel in Arguineguín, Gran Canaria. / Sunwing-hotelli, Arguineguín, Gran Canaria. I was in Gran Canaria for a week in the beginning of May. We were staying in Arguineguín in the south of Gran Canaria, but also visited Las Palmas, Palmitos Park in Maspalomas and Puerto de Mogán. I'll…

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By the River | Spring Video

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

I wanted to immortalize one sunny Saturday in the middle of May. And this time, instead of taking a lot of photos, I took some video clips. You can watch the result below or here. Halusin ikuistaa yhden aurinkoisen lauantain toukokuun puolivälissä ja tällä kertaa tein sen videomuodossa.

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White Beaches and Parasols |

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Julkaistu 2 vuotta sitten

And finally I'll end this Mallorca series with photos from Alcudia and bus trips around Mallorca. (I've been writing Alducia all the time, but it's pronounced Alcúdia, stress on the cu.) Our hotel was in Alcudia and that's were we spent most of the week. Alcudia is a beach resort so perhaps not…

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