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. 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Workspace - Creative Place

still life photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com

This week has been quite busy. I still feel I haven't done enough, you know that feeling? But I'm so happy I have started painting after a long break. I also have been block printing on the day when the light suddenly vanished. Thunder and hail storm came to entertain me. Well, I don't like it so much but it made a beautiful light on my window.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Watermelon Cake


Watermelon cake  blog: www.gretchengretchen.com
Yesterday I was just too tired to everything. So nothing happened...well, today I took the time back. I sewed a t-shirt from old cotton shirt, made two seat covers, made some arranging and cleaning (should do a lot more!), went through papers, some writing and finally I made a cake. Watermelon cake. 

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Slow Living - Natural Dye vol. 4 - Tansies

tansies photo by Kreetta Järvenpää blog:www.gretchengretchen.com

I have had natural dye in my mind so many times but I have to admit I haven't had a time or I've been just too lazy, haha. But yesterday evening I had this big obsession of making some testing with tansies.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Flower Garland Workshop


Flower garland photo by Kreetta Järvenpää www.gretchengretchen.com

In our daily life it is very fashionable to say that I've been soooo busy. I don't want to say it but this time - I have to say it. So many things have been going on lately and so many wonderful things!

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