Happy Friday and welcome to Finland! Yes, this week we're visiting fellow Finn Tuija. Her shop Tuuni.etsy.com contains "treasures from the past, upcycled to you with love"; a lovely description of these beautiful home decor items.
My day starts at 6.30 when our daughter comes to wake us up. Sometimes it's hard to get up so early, but it's also convenient: there is more hours in a day when you sleep less.
I tend to check my e-mail and Etsy Teams forum while sipping my morning coffee.
After breakfast I take Helmi to daycare. It's located around the corner, we are very lucky to have only 5 minutes walk there and back. It has been a very cold winter, around -20 C for week after week.
After 8.30 I take our dog Vilma for a walk.
Our route goes through this picturesque little village that has its origins in Middle Ages. There is a wonderful rock church, grain fields and river with an old mill in the area. Can you believe it's only 15km away from Helsinki?
9.00 I check my e-mail again and try not to spend too much time at the computer. I get carried away sometimes. Better start working now. Today I'm sewing couple of fabric bins in custom size for a lovely customer.
Around noon it's time for lunch. Today I'm having creamy chicken soup with rye bread (soup is ready made, but so good!).
Then I take some photos of the fabric bins and also of myself. I was told to :)
After a cup of coffee I usually continue sewing, but today I drive to Helsinki to see my retailer Eija, who is owner of a lovely little boutique called Mereija.
They focus on recycled and eco friendly accessories and also clothing repare. She can turn any old piece of garment into most fashionable outfit. I brought her some of my frame purses.
While in Helsinki, I also visit my old friend Jaana. She's a goldsmith and I will collect a babyspoon I ordered from her. It is a gift to Helmis' little cousin who is having his christening soon.
The day goes by so quickly. It's time to pick up Helmi.
Then I make dinner and spend some time with the family. Her favorite game is hide-and-seek, but she allways runs out from her hiding place before we find her, that is so funny. She goes to bed around 8.30 and we finally have some time together with my husband.