Optical crochet purse

Here’s the first optical crochet pattern I’ve ever tried out. It’s from Virkkuri II, a crochet book by Molla Mills. As you may remember, counting stitches is not my forte, but I really wanted to see if I had the patience to work through this. Normally I watch movies or TV while crocheting, but this pattern required a…

About time!

You know how lists are the greatest way to actually avoid writing coherent sentences? My plan today is to share a few lists with you. Why? Well, the countdown is over, we have reached the magical minimum dosage of daylight again, and I’m on fire. Thank you daylight! If you’ve never experienced the darkness, it might…

Huuma magazine launched

Huuma magazine is out. We had the launching seminar on Friday 10 January at the elegant Savoy Theatre in Helsinki, partied till late in the night, and went to sleep with the magazine on our night stands. I’ve been involved in many printing processes before, but never quite felt this way about the final product. The…

How did we manage to crowdfund Huuma?

In my previous post I listed the basics about our fantastic Huuma project: the new magazine that aims to inspire, excite, empower, encourage and bring joy to its readers. In this post I will tell you how we totally nailed it. Not only did we reach our financial goals on Mesenaatti.me, the Finnish crowdfunding platform,…

All about Huuma magazine

Those of you who follow me in Twitter, have noticed that I’ve tweeted a lot in Finnish lately. Those who follow me here, have noticed that I haven’t been blogging very actively in the past couple of weeks. There’s an explanation, and this is it. I’m working with a bunch of excellent, skilled, inspired, energetic…

Berlin in five days, part I

I have so neglected this blog for way too long. Sorry! Not to mention the countdown! I’ve been too busy to even count the weeks until we have more daylight in Finland, and in fact, I have completely forgotten there is no daylight. Here’s the thing: I’m walking the walk, not just talking the talk!…

Concentrated awesomeness

Awesomeness might not even be a word. But who cares? This week has brought so many cool things my way that it’s time to make a good old list of all things good. You know, like this. I found my first ever black chanterelles from the forest near our summer house. Plenty of them. Made a…