Colours of a Rainbow

October 13, 2018


The rainbow skirt was made for a special occasion with preloved items only. The base was a blue skirt which made the project easier. Other layers and ruffles were sewn to place quite quickly.



188 (KuusenAllaLarge)Hello hair, here’s a little sparkle for you. Don’t tell anyone I used a sock to make the base of this do.

PS. Two years of blog silence is properly ended with this Christmas tree photo. Kuusen Alla translates Under The Spruce.

Cha chain chain -lamp

March 11, 2016

With one long chain looped around the handle this library lamp became more pleasing to the eye, maybe also for the eyes of the beloved Tinttu.

Tinttu ja lamppu (Large)

Two wrongs make a right

March 7, 2016

I got this thing about scarves. I love them! I get attached to one and wear it all the time until the next one comes along. I still keep the old ones around even if they’re ripped. New preloved items also find my way.


Two scarves made into one

This time I had two scarves which both had pleasing colours but something else wrong with them. The long stripy scarf wasn’t long enough to my taste and it had some small holes. The woolen rectangle was also too small. Since they had matching colours I cut the long one in half where the holes were and handstitched the the folded woolen scarf on top. The ravelling ends of the striped scarf were conveniently locked between the woolen scarf folds. Finally I embroided the woolen part with some geometrical shapes and leftover yarn which also works keeping the folds in place. Needles to say this is my favorite scarf for this winter!



March 6, 2016

I wanted to celebrate going to the movies with braided ponytail. Not exactly your Princess Leia style but the latest Star Wars film was great!


Rectangular crochet doilies make lovely corset belts. Wrap around your waist and attach with a ribbon through the holes of the crochet. What a fun way to add a little colour, warmth, shape and spunk!

Kuva 024 (Large)

Everything seen here is preloved (except the tights).

Crochet doily corset belt


June 5, 2014

During hot summer days I prefer light fabrics. I think clothes are the best sun block! Some clothes however have an unwanted quality to show a bit too much in the sunlight. Here’s my solution for very thin harem pants (from Rishikesh, India). Special thanks to my colleague for the photo!



A bought this unfitting shirt from a recycling center just because of the fabric: black with metallic threads. Cut the shirt under arms and hand stiched the elastic to the waist already on holiday location.

002 (Medium)And the location… Two years ago St. Petersburg looked like this through my lenses.

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