Sunday, 31 October 2010

New retailer 2Hands in Nurmijärvi, Finland
Finnish designers and well as wicked international textile designers, special threads and amazing craft courses running throught the year and with amazing prices! Check them out, please:)
More thingies arriving next week including more Funky Bambies, Funky Phants and Funky Baby sneakers, one off jewellery and so on! Also goodies for Father's day!
P.S. Please remember to turn your clocks:)
x X x

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Pick n' Mix- Mix n' Match

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Goodiksessa, Laivurinrinne 2, Hki, -20% Synttäriale
26.10.2010- 6.11.2010

Sekä Mereijassa, Mansku 56, Hki, kaikki
Funky Homo sapiensin ja Mereijan- korut -10%
25.10.2010- 6.11.2010
Lisäksi PICK N' MIX- MIX N' MATCH; suuri määrä
yksittäisiä roikkukorviksia- paljon uniikkikappaleita:)

Ihanaa Halloween- viikkoa!
x x x

Friday, 22 October 2010

Robin Redbreast

"Robin Redbreast in a Cage,
Puts All Heaven in a Rage"
(William Blake)

Robin is my ultimate favourite bird.
When I lived in London, I had one visiting me every day while I was working on my comp. I had a street view towards the BRIT School (Performing Arts), a stone fence separating me from the young British hopefuls roaming about in their skimpy leotards, singing loudly, drums playing endlessly.
And the Robin was balancing about the rocks and searching the gaps:)
Such a beautiful bird, Robin is.

We moved, and Robins were left behind:(
I did my research and found out that Robins (Punarinta in Finnish, Erithacus rubecul) were supposed to be the 3rd (or 4th) common nesting birds in Finland.
Although I had never seen one before
I had these weird "anxiety" attacks, maybe 6month, after the move, every time I thought about "My Robins" which I kinda understood were an embodiment of me missing the UK even though I wasn't exactly ready to admit it just yet.
Sometimes the feeling got so strong that I felt this horrible pain inside me,
like my soul was aching and splitting my body in half, strangling me.
I kept hoping that I would see one in my garden as we have quite a rich variety in small birds.

"Sun pitää olla varovainen mitä sä haluut, sillä sä saat sen" (Andy McCoy)

used to be my mantra when I was growing up.
I never lost my faith in that some what vague saying, and it has never let me down (so far). I kept longing and the day did come and there is indeed a Robin living in my garden. I haven't managed to snap a photo of him, but I've now seen him couple of times and the other day he was right behind my work room window.
Sitting on a branch of my Maple tree, just metre away from me, staring me through the window its head tilted to the side. I Hope that his arrival was a good sign, it sure has been a tough year.

My heart doesn't need to ache after my Robins anymore:) It's quite a weird thought to think that this one breed of birds would give me so much comfort and happiness. Until I see him again, here's couple of lovely pics I searched via Google. I do apologise I don't know who the pics belong to, but who ever you are- Thank you for sharing! x x x

Sunday, 10 October 2010

Thursday, 7 October 2010

Ellu's Chair part.1

Once upon a time there was a beautiful hand crafted chair sitting alone in an antiques store in Porvoo. And there was a girl who was about to turn 30, and she was longing for a chair, a swing chair to be more precise. So did the girl's friends get together and purchase her the magical swing chair:) The birthday girl was ever so pleased, but the the chair needed a re-vamp. The original fabric is indeed ever so lovely, but it was slowly deteriorating, so the friend's took care of that too. Here's the chair in the shop:
And here it is now:) Part one, "demolition", 2.5hours in:
So far 140 euros spent for the chair
Needed: 2 different sized tags, grey needled wool, jute and sea hay as the filling.

Absolutely everything needs to be replaced as the chair is unfortunately bit of a stinker and all the work would get wasted if the old, yet great conditioned, but smelly fillings would've been left:( On the fifth pic you can see a two layered filling, first a thick coat of wooden shavings/"hay" that was traditionally used in war- times when everything was non existing or simply rationed, and a new coat of the sea hay was added to gain more comfort when it was again available:)
It's not going to be a complete waste as I can recycle the fillings in my garden to protect the berry bushes from the zero temperatures (great tip!) :)

Friday, 1 October 2010

Attention, please! LAST (and additional!) SALE day today, Friday, 1st of October in Mereija, Helsinki. 10% OFF all Funky Homo sapiens and Mereija- jewellery:)

Coming up: PICK and MIX earring party at the end of October:)
Have you lost a pair, or just enjoy wearing different pairs? Please, come and pick up your One off's, golden oldies and other random pieces:)
Please join the Mereija-group to receive extra offers and win gifts at random draws:) And to keep up with the news and new goodies of course:)
Thank you! Have a wonderful weekend!
x x x
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