Sunday, October 12, 2014

White and Blue - Danish influence - My new ceramics

Ceramic photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com
It's the season of working with ceramics again. The course is on every Monday evening. After the summer vacation it was great to start with clay again. This autumn I want to try some new colors and because I'm a great fan of Danish style I chose white and blue.I will continue with my pastel circus too but it is always great to play with new things.

Ceramic photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com
Many years ago I lived in Copenhagen for a few months. That time changed my style of decorating home. I was amazed of Danish people's homes. Families kept their curtains open even in the evenings. You could take a walk and pass by so many living rooms where people were eating, drinkin, smoking happily together. In Finland we tend to close curtains in the evenings to keep our privacy...well danes definitely didn't mind the audience. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Birds

birds photo by www.gretchengretchen.com
Lately I've done only one post in week. But this is already second post so it might be I start to make more posts again!

birds photo by www.gretchengretchen.com
Today has been so grey and rainy day that I wanted to bring some color to it. I got fashionated by the black birds behind my workspace window. I was so glad that I could be inside and just drink my coffee wearing a cardigan. But you know it's weird but even though it's cold and wet I have this thing today...I want to eat ice cream like my IG pic was telling you today. Well, soon I have to go out and drive my bike to home and maybe I stop by and buy the ice cream. Can't help it. Weird.

xo
Kreetta


Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Slow Living - Cottage Weekend

candles, cottage weekend photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com

This blog post is about reminding you and me that it is important to see your friends and family. I got an invitation to my friend's beautiful cottage last weekend. I spent time in beautiful nature and in a good company.

mushrooms. cottage weekend photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com
Doing things together is very rewarding and relaxing. It's so easy to forget to call, write or have a cup of coffee with your friend when you are occupied with your daily tasks and challenges. I'm like that. I can use my days without remembering the most important people in my life. Luckily everybody else is having a bit same kind of problem...

Friday, October 3, 2014

Slow Living - Natural Dye vol. 5 - Opening Bundle Jars


Natural dye jars photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com

I waited for one month. My natural dye bundles in jars were developing. Yesterday I opened the jars. One of the three was succeed. Other ones didn't have enough color in my opinion.

Natural dye jars photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com

Natural dye jars photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com
 
Natural dye jars photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com
If you want to know more about natural dye go and see THE India Flint's work.

I will go to my friend's cottage for this weekend. We are going to mushroom treasure hunting and just relaxing.

I wish you wonderful and colorful weekend!

xo
Kreetta
 

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Iceland vol 4 - Picnic on Videy Island


Hello! Here I am and this is my last Iceland photo story from this summer. Oh, that country is worth to see. During the food photography workshop we had a great opportunity to visit Videy island in front of Reykjavik. We were hosted by Aslaug Snorradottir. She and our workshop teacher Aran Goyoaga made and styled us a perfect picnic.

Aslaug used wild edibles in cooking and those plants and herbs look absolutely adorable in pics too. 

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Try something new - PURE WASTE Textiles by Paula Malleus

Eco fashion. Yesterday evening was the WASTE SIDE STORY fashion show at Teurastamo in Helsinki. It's been a while I've been in fashion show and the reason is quite obvious too. I want to support more ecological fashion. 10 Finnish fashion brand created designs made of recycled fabrics by Pure Waste.  

Atmosphere was excited.  

waste side story fashion show photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com



There were a lot of great designs and I specially liked the lappshoes made of recycled denim. My absolutely favorite was of course those feather crown drama queens by Paula Malleus. Most of the designs were perfect for everyday use. 

As I wrote in headline - try something new. For me it was to use IG pic photographed by phone in this post. Didn't have the real camera with me...and secondly I want to courage you to think again before buying cheap clothing because they don't support anything but consuming. I admit that time to time I buy them too but much less than before. There are a lot of shades of grey in this topic if you know what I mean. I like/try to find my clothes from flea markets and I also try to buy eco fashion. It costs more but you don't have to buy them often. You just have to use them with care. I also make some clothing by myself and you can also make new clothing from used ones. Go and see how it is possible. That's about it. 

Take care and have a lovely weekend!

xo
Kreetta

ps. Thanks Anna for lovely companion. 

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