Sunday, July 31, 2011

The moment when sewingbug bites you, but then you notice that you don't have the materials.


I'm going to write this whole thing in English so please forgive me everything illogical things what might appear.

You  also  might sense the bittersweet taste of my irritament.



Sometimes there are days when I see something which inspires me, were they clothes, accessories or lifestyle things and I want to make them. I start to design 'it' to the form that pleases my aesthetic eye and then I realise: I don't have any kind of materials for it.

Oh, it would be so easy if I could just walk to the nearest fabric shop and buy the fabric which is from my dreams, but actually it's not like that at all. The nearest store is about 170 kilometers away and the assortment is rather small.

This is one of the reasons why I want to move southern. In here Lapland, it's hard to get fabric, lace, buttons, ribbons or even materials for crafts. Except there are a local craft shop, which sells books and toys, but they sell only few things for craft like glue, glitter and carton.

If I want to sew something, usually I always have to wait until I get to go to the town and have to satisfy to that what I'll get from there, which includes the material if it's cotton or polyester, color and pattern. Sometimes I won't even find the right one and I just have to forget the whole sewing project for the moment.

I also have to think carefully when I choose the fabric, if I only like it in 90% I know I won't wear it when it's in the shape of clothing.

But if I do find the fight fabric, then it's time to find a good lace which is the hardest part. Especially black lace it hard to find that would be pretty, good quality (I prefer venetian lace) and the right width.

One option would be to order from Internet, e.g. from Etsy or somewhere else, but it is hard. The screen of computer can falsify the color of the item and if the seller/company is outside of Europe, then the customs will inherit a payment from it. And the seller can always be an imposter.

Especially now I've been really annoyed because the fact that I can't sew a bonnet, because I don't have e.g. lace and plastic bones (which they use in corsets) to keep the shape of the brim.

And now I have two options: I wait until I go to a bigger town, or I make an order to somewhat netshop.

Also there's always the chance that I won't even find these things that I need.
Then I just give a big sigh and keep on dreaming about the day, when I finally will get the chance to sew.











Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Vintage glossy pictures

Today I ended the everlasting project of cleaning my room's huge chest. And I discovered something quite fancy.


You can see many pics of cats. Maybe it tells something about my love to these charming animals.
I really don't know how old these are, but they've existed as long as I can remember. Some of them might have been bought by my mother.


  Oh dear, an edwardian-lady if I'm not wrong. She is just a beauty.  



I'd really like to use them, but I'm not sure if I dare ! I guess they'll wait until I'll find the inspiration.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

random things from last week☆

Hey, you 52 readers made me really happy ! Thank u so freaking much~

I know it's late already and I should be sleeping (tomorrow is a workday) but another week has passed and I decided to do this little update anyways.
So, last week I was in Ivalo if you guys remember and here's pics from that time.

feeling gothic even in 28°C

nice little art shop/exhibition

met biri & reetta


I guess I don't have anything else. This and next week I'm working, then I'll be enjoying the last week of summer vacation.

working. lol
But anyways, good night~!

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Little bit about everything

Hyvää kesäpäivää ! Teatterin ensi-ilta oli ja meni, mutta äitipä toi silloin tummanvioletteja liljoja (tosin ei kuvassa näytä violeteilta) sen kunniaksi. Eli siitä on jo viikko, ja tällä hetkellä nuot kukat näyttää melko riutuneilta oikkeesti. ~(>_<。) Pitäis heittää pois...
Good sunny days ! Our theater's premiere was and went, and my mom bought me dark violet lilies (but they don't look dark violet in the photo) to celebrate it. Now, after a week the flowers look terrible.   ~(>_<。) I should throw them away...  


Perjantaina kävin kattomassa viimisen Harry Potterin ! Olipa muuten hyvä leffa, vaikka loppu jäi minusta ehkä jopa kliseiseksi. 19 vuoden päästä, ja on söpöjä lapsia ja sillee.
On Friday I went to see the final Harry Potter ! I really liked the movie although the ending was little bit too cliché for my taste. After 19 years, cute kids and so one.



Tämän hemasevan neidin kanssa käväsin siellä. Siru tuli iltajunalla paikalle vasta vähän ennen kello kuutta, toisin kuin minä olin jo aamulla lähteny äidin kanssa Pellon kautta Roihin, joten päivällä ehin jonki verran kierrellä kauppojakin. Illalla meinasi tulla vähän hoppu, että ehtisin Sirua vastaan asemalle. (∩_∩;) Vaikka sitten käviki niin, että VR oli myöhässä.
With this beauty I went to see the HP. Siru came in the evening train, just before the movie started.
I was 
already  on move in the morning with my mom. We stopped in Pello, then went to Rovaniemi, where I had some time to do shoppings.In the end I was afraid that I would be late seeing Siru on the station, but it turned out that VR (finnish train company) was late instead.



Mutta anyways... viimisen Potterin kunniaksi halusin vähän laittautua, joten vedin lolit jälleen kerran päälle (ja pidennykset päähän). Ekan kerran Rovaniemellä kuljin näissä tamineissa, eikä tällä kertaa sattunu mitään ikävää. Sitä kun ei koskaan tiedä. . .
But anyways... in the honor of the final Harry Potter I decided to dress up in lolita. It was my first time in Rovaniemi wearing lolita and nothing unpleasant didn't happen. Because you can't never know what will happen. . .

sorry of the lazy pose

JSK: selfmade, blouse: vero moda, bag: vintage, shoes: flea-market


wait, what's that?

Ja ostoksia !
Vaikka joka puolella oliki houkuttelevia -50% ja -70% alennuksia, ei mukaan kuitenkaan tarttunu mitään valtavaa vaatekasaa. Totta puhuen, nykyinen (massa)muoti ei vain houkuta, puhumattakaan ns. normivaatteista (mm. t-paidat, hupparit) ja siitä, kuinka nopeaan trendit vaihtuvat. Vaikka vaatekaapista löytyykin normaaleja farkkuja ja t-paitoja, uusia ei tule niinkään ostettua. Kirpputoriostokset on myös useimmiten joko erikoisia, tai sitte tuunaustarkoitukseen.
And then the shoppings !
Even though there was quite a lot -50% and -70% sales, nothing huge mountain of clothes didn't pile up. The truth is that the 'normal' fashion doesn't interest me anymore. I mean I still wear normal clothing, but new ones I won't buy (like t-shirts and hoodies).  But the secondhand stuff what I buy is always different from common fashion.


Tosin asusteina aina löydän normaalikaupoistakin. Gina tricosta kaulakoru, joka toimii samalla rintakoruna. Alennuksessa puoleen hintaan.

Accessories I will always find, even from the normal stores. From gina tricot. Necklace which is also a brooch. Half price discount.



Mitä? Etten koskaan hankkisi päänsyöjärusettia. Nytpä on. Pellon Seita Shopista tarttu mukaan ihanan lila (jättimäinen) pantarusetti/rusettipanta, miksi vaan sanottekaan.
Tähän kun löytäisin vielä sopivan kankaan, niin saisin tehtyä mätsäävän mekon.
Time ago I've said that I won't ever get a huge headbow for lolita. Well, now I have. From Seita Shop which was in Pello.
Someday I will find a perfect fabric for this and make a matching dress for it.




Hellehattu. Koska tuoki oli puoleen hintaan alennuksessa, ja kesä on kuuma, varmaan tulee vielä jatkossaki olemaan (sekä ensi kesänä), ajattelin sen olevan ihan hyödyllinen.
Tuohan on melko yksinkertainen, joten suunnittelin jo sen koristelemista kukilla ja nauhoilla, ehkä höyhenilläkin. Ja näytti muuten älyttömän hienolta perjantaisen lookin kanssa.
Summer hat for the hot weather. This was also in half price and looked quite good with gothic lolita.
It's rather simple, so someday I'll decorate it with flowers and ribbons. Maybe even with feathers.



Ja vihdoin, se puhelin ! Entinen on sekoillut heti alkuvuodesta hankkimisen jälkeen ja on ollu lähinnä riesana, sekä halusin kosketusnäytön. Expertillä oli aleessa tuo, so why not. Odotan jännityksellä, millasia vikoja tästä paljastuu.
And finally, phone which is working ! The last one had been messing around from the very beginning and I wanted a touch screen phone. Luckily it was on sale in Expert. But I'm waiting what kind of problems this one has.

Huomenna olen suuntamassa Ivaloon - jälleen, ja siellä vietän koko viikon. Sitte alkaaki työt ja niiden loppumisesta viikko, alkaa koulu. (´_`。)
Tomorrow I'll be heading to Ivalo and will be staying there for the whole week. Then my work starts and week after that school starts. 
(´_`。)

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Our theatre group's premiere ☆ Come and see!



Kuten otsikko sanoo~
Koko tämän alkuviikon (ja loppuviikonki) olen juossu teatteriharkoissa ja nyt on mainostuksan aika!
\(○^ω^○)/
Tarina ei kylläkään ole omaa tuotosta, vaan ihan valmis teksti ollu, mistä me ollaanki sitte muokkailtu siitä ittellemme sopivaksi.

Tulkaa siis katsomaan lauantaina 9.7. klo 18 ja sunnuntaina 10.7. klo 15 esitystä "Ne kirotut teinit" Kolarin ala-asteen salissa! Ikäraja k-10 btw.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Fancy breakfast

This morning I decided to dress up a little and make a lovely breakfast for myself. I'm really really sorry about the bad background, because I didn't find a nice place from my home, that would've been a good background. o( _ _ )o
But I'll just leave these here. Hope you like them.