At times life spoils me rotten, this time I needed it the most. Lovely mail from Shannah (daskaninchen) and Ibabe! New chair! It was Shannah's colourful treasures that sealed my decision to go buy it after having walked past it way too many times with longing in my eyes (okay, so I bought the chair the day I first saw it, but I did walk past it several times and wanted to take it home with me, but ignored the temptation until opening Shannah's parcel). I love the quirky proportions and the scruffy red paint. It's perfect next to my book cupboard. Now at least 1½m2 of my ~28m2 are pretty much perfect. (I have no idea what to do with the rest!)
Thank you all for the congratulations and comments and everything! I'm still a little confused about the whole thing, but I'm sure it hits me eventually. (Someway I had already forgotten the competition and moved on.)
And no. I haven't got any more hidden talent, this is made by Karen! It's a gorgeous sample I bought from her Etsy shop. I know I've blogged about Karen's work before, but her talent is so stunning that I'm going to keep blogging about her :) And I happen to like her too! (Okay, I like other creative people too, even though I haven't blogged about them yet.)
Here's something else I've bought: fancy papers from Hullut päivät ("Crazy days", a four day sale madness of a big department store chain). It's almost too crazy for me, but I did go there last night and found these beauties. I don't know what I'm going to make out of them yet, but I bet it's going to be pretty.
Work has been pretty great, I'm slowly starting to get to know people and my way around. I've been filing papers and learning how to use the customer service computer database. Some time next week I'll start my work at the reception/info. One thing is for sure already, I know my abc pretty well.
The day is almost gone, but it's not too late yet: Happy birthday mom! Hyvää synttäriä äiti! (I did call her midday!)
Today was the day when I realized I need to start getting up earlier. The sun was shining straight into our bed so early it felt inhumane for me to wake up. Of course I could change the curtains into less see-through ones, but I think the waking up early is the thing I should do. Although it was pretty nice to wake up with the sun shining, but it felt a little criminal to try and sleep after seeing that.
Two new books today! And my hands are still shaking from cutting boards for many books yet to come.
Here's another bird book. I seem to never get enough of crows and such. This one is stenciled with brown black on natural linen. The book is pretty small: 4 5/8"x5 3/16"x11/16" (11,7x13,2x1,8cm). 76 white pages sewn with waxed natural linen thread.
In addition to birds I like pebbles too. This is a design that's been in my head for ages, but for some reason it didn't want to come out until yesterday. This book is covered in grayish light blue linen, and it has 84 smooth and thick gray pages. 4 7/16"x 6 7/16"x3/4" (11,6x16,4x2cm).
This photo is an action shot featuring our granny-ish living room carpet. No time for fancy photo shoots when I get trade mail from the lovely daskaninchen. She's no easter bunny, although I found all kinds of surprise treasures from the package. Thanks so much Shannah! You're a sweetheart!
Blackbird 9 (buy blackbird 17 here!) is now hanging from our balcony door key, the Fibonacci rabbit is still waiting for someone with a drill stop by our house. We have bought beautiful picture shelves, but we need outside help (or a drill) to get them on our brick wall. For now the bunny is on our window sill. I hope she (is it a she? I hope it is!) isn't afraid of Sylvester the Cat, who lives in the opposite house, staring at us constantly from someone's window. How rude of him.
I got lovely mail again. Everything was so pretty I needed to take pictures even before opening things up. (I've seen before that other people do that, but usually I'm too excited to leave things unpacked for a couple of minutes.) My postcard and magnet order from Charmfoundry arrived really quickly and it caused some squeals of joy. I hope these cards can soon be a part of our new home decor. We just need to find the new home first. We're going to go see two apartments today. Keep your fingers crossed for us! (I really don't want to move again, but there's no way we're staying here because of a massive plumbing renovation coming.)
Edit: We loved the first apartment, I really hope we get it. We'll see the other in an half an hour, I hope it's nothing close to the first, so we don't have to choose. That is, if we get the first one. I'm so excited!
Edit no 2: The second one was lovely too. A lot different, but lovely anyway. Both apartments have wide window sills. I would be more than happy live in either one. Now we just have to wait and hope for the best...