Monday 12 November 2012


Wind singing in a chimney in the East Finland. Small early winter storm. Heaps of melting snow here and there, the ground has the same colours as the wool on my knitting needles, small earthy dots on natural white. Fire crackling.

Beavers are trying to build their home to one of the creeks close to the surrounding forests and fields. Such delicate work of branches, moss and clay.

Thank you to Design*Sponge for featuring my new items in my small online shop!

Thank you also to everyone of you for writing to me, for your orders and kind words! So happy.

The two pictures above are small details of a painting that I painted not that long ago of a sweet couple. Smiling greetings to London!

Happy new week, calm moments and first scents of hot apple juice with cinnamon!


  1. This post makes me smile. I love a bed of pine needles, how the ground there makes a soft 'thump' sound underfoot. Warmth. -Mihaeko

  2. So you are having winter there?... You tell about it in such a charming way, that although I don't love it, I like the pictures you create with your words! It must be very exciting to see a beaver close to you in its natural environment!
    I wish you a cosy new week!
    Another tender painting!:)

  3. hooray for the design sponge shout out! Beautiful work

  4. Hi there to Winterwonderland Suomi!

    I was in Japan last week and the weather there is still quite fantastic and warm (up to 20° C). Here near Munich it is grey and cold - typical German november weather. Time to knit, crochet or read.

    Greetings! :)

  5. I like to read your post in the morning, then I'm sure my day is going to be inspire and with a smile.
    I really love "Winter Is Ending " and "Liida and Moshka ".
    I hope I can buy your painting one day.
    Or do you mind exchange with me, I make cup with duck and polar bear:)

  6. Winter is here! I had my first Glogg on Sunday <3

    Cute print!

  7. I'm so glad I ended up in this blog, it's so beautiful and warm..! I want to stay here forever drinking tea and watching all your sweet flower patterns.

    Have a lovely, lovely week!

  8. Those cards are so cute! :) They absolutely deserve a spot on design sponge..

  9. He loved it! He also may have cried a little when I gave it to him *but shhhhh, you didn't hear that from me* :) I'll email you pictures later today.xx

    1. So lovely to hear dear Freya! Thank you for everything!

  10. So nice to travel from your recent post to this one with the charming details of the portrait. Beautiful details. I always like your subtle layering.

  11. Thank you everyone for visiting here and giving me many smalls through your words!