Saturday, April 10, 2010


Today was a beautiful Spring day here in Helsinki (that is, if you are like me desperate enough for Spring to call a day of sunshine a "beautiful Spring day", despite the remaining snow on the ground and the bare trees ...).

I went to the city centre to stroll around for a bit and visited the Designmuseo, one of my favourite museums here. They have a new exhibition about Modernism at the moment and a permanent exhibition about Finnish design, which I like very much. Their shop is also great.

Today, there also was a workshop on cake decorating! How cool! The materials were included in the entrance fee and everybody was welcome to try their hand at it and take the result home. There were different decorations available and it was really fun!!! The women in my family are really good at making cakes and decorating them beautifully, but I never really tried it before myself.

I think it turned out quite nicely! As you can guess, Spring was the inspirational theme for my decoration ...

Also in the spirit of Spring, I made this dress/tunic for my friend's daughter. The pattern is from Ottobre Spring '09 and the fabrics are Little Folks by Anna Maria Horner. I recently ordered a collection of those fabrics and they are really great. Everything people have been writing on the net about them is true. They ARE "buttery", "dreamy" and "breathtaking"! AND a pleasure to sew with. There is a great post about sewing with these fabrics on the designer's blog here.

Love that rick-rack framed heart-pocket!

1 comment:

The Muse of The Day said...

OK, I was going to comment on the orange tunic and come back another day so that I could get to work, but I could not resist ... just a few more peeks. And boy was I rewarded - the muted background on this piece is the perfect choice with such a special pocket. Very good choices. Carolina