Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday is my day: Tuuni

Happy Friday and welcome to Finland! Yes, this week we're visiting fellow Finn Tuija. Her shop 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 :)
Hi there!

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.

Nighty night!


  1. *Waves to Tuuni* gosh you lives in Winter Wonderland and look at that young happy boy, are you sure is only 15km from Helsinki?:)) and your purse look so cute! Btw, what sewing machine is that? Look gorgeous and thanks for sharing your days:)

  2. Hi Tuija ! So nice to meet you here; you have more snow than we have here :) By the way, I am totally in love with Vilma ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  3. Hi Tuija!

    Nice to take a peek in to your life :)
    Hope that springtime it not that far away.
    Like your shop. Great way to use all those crocheted doilies!
    Have a great weekend!

  4. Nice to meet you! You live in such a beautiful place! And have an adorable girl!

  5. Hej!
    Nice to see your home and your workplace. Weather and nature are very similar to where I live, Värmland in Sweden. You make very handsome work.

  6. Hei Tuija, kiva nähdä sinut täällä!
    Teidän asuinympäristö näyttää oikein viihtyisältä. Hyvää viikonloppua!


  7. Aaww such a sweet day! Love your daughter, so cute!
    So much snow you have there!!

  8. Hi Tuija, the village where you live is so cute! and all that snow, that's gorgeous :D Great to know you a little bit more :)

  9. Thank you!

    Lots of snow this winter, yes. It is quickly melting away tho, and sun is shining almost every day. Spring is around the corner! It is so beautiful here during the summer, I wish you could see that :)

    ira: my sewing machine is Husqvarna Emerald 118, I love it <3

  10. Many thanks to both of you for sharing!
    It's so exciting to learn more about you and to see you!

  11. Your designs are beautiful. Lovely post! you are very lucky to live in such a lovely place. Reyes XXX

  12. Thank you for that lovely visit to Finland and for taking the time to share your day with us! Love your designs especially the lace and linen storage bins. I'll have to see more of your work! Stay warm and happy creating. :)

  13. I am in love with scandinavian countries!!
    thanks for sharing your day! enjoy the weekend.

  14. What a lovely story. I visited Finland a few years ago and I'm sure I went in that little shop in Helsinki. I love the way you have re-used the crochet mat on the linen bin - tres chic.