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Iik! Week at Linnanmäki

Iik! Week at Linnanmäki

Laura 22/09/2019 0
Today is the last day of Iik! Week in Linnanmäki (Helsinki, Finland). This is a time period between 7th and 22nd of September, when ghouls and ghosts ...
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Painting with watercolor and talking

Painting with watercolor and talking

Laura 20/09/2019 0
Long time no ocean! :) Here's a small piece of why I have been underground, in other words kind of depressed. I have finally gotten over my depressi...
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Volunteer working

Volunteer working

Laura 27/05/2018 0
I was trying to send this YouTube link to a potential employer, but their form disables caps and YouTube videos have caps sensitive URL's. Since I rea...
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Trip down memory lane

Trip down memory lane

Laura 16/10/2017 0
I wanted to start cleaning out my work space, and I begun by going through this little container full of embroideries. So I decided to take you along ...
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Sewing hacks, pt 1

Sewing hacks, pt 1

Laura 12/10/2017 0
Here are some of the essentials I think every seamstress should have! As always, video straight below and text+pictures after that if you don't fancy ...
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Safety first!

Safety first!

Laura 09/10/2017 0
I just want to be safe from all the cars, when I bike. So here's how I made a reflective hood on my biking helmet and my backpack. As usual, the text ...
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DIY for knitters

DIY for knitters

Laura 05/10/2017 0
If you've ever had any trouble with stitches that drop from your work when it's in a project bag, here's the tutorial for you! :)So how I did it w...
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Sewing Cuffs

Sewing Cuffs

Laura 02/10/2017 0
Here's how you make a cuff that doesn't start widging about when you have worn it for years!So the technique goes like this: you cut a piece of fa...
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Beanie tutorial

Beanie tutorial

Laura 28/09/2017 0
This time I'll show you how to sew a beanie. First, you make a pattern for it. This is the pattern I drew a few years ago, and the one I'm using. ...
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Grommet tool

Grommet tool

Laura 25/09/2017 0
I bought a grommet machine! There's just this one problem....I have been looking to get a grommet machine for myself for a few years now. I've had...
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UFOs for the people!

UFOs for the people!

Laura 21/09/2017 0
This time I will be showing you my UnFinished Objects. Straight below is a video, under that is a short written version. Let's dig in! :)I actuall...
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Fabric stash tour

Fabric stash tour

Laura 18/09/2017 0
Here's a video, that actually became MUCH longer than I was anticipating..! It took a whopping 45 minutes to go through some of the fabrics I have sta...
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Meet the machines!

Meet the machines!

Laura 14/09/2017 0
Hello again! This time I'd like to introduce to you all of my machines! As per usual, there's a video on top of this post, and when you scroll down th...
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Hooded vest with lacing

Hooded vest with lacing

Laura 11/09/2017 0
Hi again! This is what I've made this time: a vest with a cool lacing detail on the sides, and a hood! Below is a video of the making, and under that ...
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Machine embroidery from UT

Machine embroidery from UT

Laura 07/09/2017 0
Hello again! This time I'll just do a little walk-through on how I embroidered this particular piece of black denim, and also how I now use this handy...
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Cropped hoodie with lace lining

Cropped hoodie with lace lining

Laura 04/09/2017 0
Here's how I made a cropped hoodie with lace lining in the hood. Straight below you can see it on video, and below you can read all about my making pr...
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Extension tubes came!

Extension tubes came!

Laura 25/06/2017 0
I love taking macro pictures, but have not had the right lenses on my camera to do so. I was searching for good macro lenses and still they seemed rea...
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Video editing

Video editing

Laura 25/05/2017 0
I watched some videos today, my own among others. There were a few things that stuck out like sore thumbs, so here is a list of things to improve vide...
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Embroidering a patch

Embroidering a patch

Laura 21/04/2017 0
I love Veronica Varlow, and the idea of Veronica's Kissing Army. So again, I made a patch on VKA. I have made one before, but can't find a picture of ...
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Roller derby madness

Roller derby madness

Laura 17/04/2017 0
I had trouble fitting all of my roller derby stuff into my bag, so I made a new one! I had all the materials lying around, so why not? Here's what y...
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The gayest knee pads ever

The gayest knee pads ever

Laura 07/04/2017 0
I train roller derby here in Kotka (shoutout to Kotham City Rollers, whoop!). Apparently (correct me if I'm wrong), the black plastic parts in knee pa...
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Scoodie, part 2

Scoodie, part 2

Laura 29/03/2017 0
Although it took me a good long while to get here, I am here! Everything kind of fell apart for me in the January-February time, so I actually skipp...
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Making a yoga mat cover

Making a yoga mat cover

Laura 02/02/2017 0
I made this yoga mat cover with no pattern, just eyeballed it. I used a bright green cotton, possibly from Eurokangas. I added a patch with an embroid...
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Novita Hile-scoodie

Novita Hile-scoodie

Laura 30/01/2017 0
I have been knitting this scoodie for over a year now, and it has been such a struggle. I thought I would tell anyone trying to make this scoodie, tha...
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In the woods

In the woods

Laura 23/01/2017 0
I have been thinking about my past happy places, and have figured out that I spend far too little time in the woods now that I've grown up. As a child...
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Tron Hat

Tron Hat

Laura 23/11/2016 0
My boyfriend asked for a hat to wear when they go to a cottage with the guys on the weekend. The only instructions I got were something Tron-related a...
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Things I've sewn recently

Things I've sewn recently

Laura 22/11/2016 0
Here are a few of the things I've managed to sew for myself in the last year or four. I had a rough patch with sewing because I had a business that re...
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Easy pencil case

Easy pencil case

Laura 10/11/2016 0
So here is the worlds easiest pencil case tutorial! You only need some fabric, a zipper and a sewing machine. This one doesn't even have a lining, so ...
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Craft meeting at Tampere

Craft meeting at Tampere

Laura 26/10/2016 0
In 2014 I went to see what a Finnish hand crafter event in Tampere was all about. This is the blogpost I wrote about it, but I have since lost the d...
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Halloween mask

Halloween mask

Laura 25/10/2016 0
I wanted to draw something because it's Inktober and Halloween is just around the corner and I haven't drawn anything in such a long time...
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Double exposure

Double exposure

Laura 25/10/2016 0
I decided to try and improve my skills in some areas. Thus, I decided to try out one photography skill per week, every sunday. Last week ...
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Machine knitted hat, part 2

Machine knitted hat, part 2

Laura 25/10/2016 0
With this one I decided to make the same kind of start as when I'm knitting a sock. More on it is on this video (in Finnish). So I'm a little...
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Decorating with bleach

Decorating with bleach

Laura 25/10/2016 0
What a wonderful Tuesday! Today I'll tell you about bleaching a black shirt to adorn it; this is one of my all time favourite ways to emb...
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Knitting a hat with a machine, part 1

Knitting a hat with a machine, part 1

Laura 25/10/2016 0
So I found this amazing hat made with a loom. I wanted to get one! So I decided to try and make one using my knitting machine. The idea is si...
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Photography: watercolor droplets

Photography: watercolor droplets

Laura 25/10/2016 0
So this is what you'll need:  - a black backdrop (I used a 1 euro cardboard from Suomalainen Kirjakauppa)  - a see-through vase fil...
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Photography: waterdroplets

Photography: waterdroplets

Laura 25/10/2016 0
This is something that everyone who has a camera has tried, I think! Taking pictures of water drops is something I tried in KyAMK photography...
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Photography: smoke

Photography: smoke

Laura 25/10/2016 0
Today I want to show you smoke photography. I learned this technique on a photography course at KyAMK. I didn't do a very good job at the...
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About Bokeh

About Bokeh

Laura 25/10/2016 0
For a long while now, I've wanted to try bokeh photography. It's a technique in which you put a cover on your cameras lense and put a decorat...
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Tales of a craftster, part 3

Tales of a craftster, part 3

Laura 25/10/2016 0
Previously happened: Tales of a Craftster part 2. Whoa! I totally forgot to update my story as I have be...
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Tales of a craftster, part 2

Tales of a craftster, part 2

Laura 25/10/2016 0
Peviously happened: Tales of a Craftster part 1. We are still in the year 2006. Last week we left off at our cabin. I had just started experi...
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