Top #2

I just realized that I haven’t written in English for a while. So let’s write in English today.

I sew a black top in December and I really liked it. Now I sew a similar one. The material and straps are thicker than the first one’s.

The top is quite simple and easy to make. My double needle was (it still is) broken, so I used a normal one with zigzag and straight stitch. I made one seam and the others were folds.

The result is ok, it could be better as well but it’s ok and it’s what I was waiting for and planned to be. I didn’t use any patterns so the plan changed a few times during working. For the materials I paid about 7-9€, not bad.

The top is long enough to cover my butt. And because its cutting is just a regtangular tube its tighter from curvy parts. The material looks like satin, it sets nicely and its quite thin.

Thanks Ella for the pics!


-Okuliina

 

Mittens for grandpa

Hello!
I gave 4 Okuliinacraft gift cards last Christmas. One of them was for my grandpa, mother’s father. He ordered mittens. Now the mittens are ready. Black mittens, wrist is knitted, and thumb and top is crocheted. So once again I prefer to use two techniques in a mitten. The wrist is long, a third of it is knitted two purls, two loops, two purls, two loops…. and the rest of it is just loops. From the thumb to the end it’s crocheted.

I’m happy with the result. I guess the size is just good and they look like they’re made by me.

Yarn: Vilma by Nordia
needles and the hook size: 3,5loops: 52 (thumb 20)


-Okuliina

Kevät fiilis! FEEL THE SPRING!

Siis munhan pitäis lukea enkun kokeeseen tai nukkua. Ei. Kirjoitan nyt! Voisihan sen tehä enkuks enkun kokeeseen lukemisen sijasta, edes jotain enkkua!
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Sooo, I should be studying for my English test or sleep. No. I’m writing now! But well, I could do that in English, as placing the test studying, at least some English!

The lovely spring time has started now here in Finland! Us, Finns we’re a little negative people. But now even though life isn’t a lovely pink and cute princess dream, I feel very nice now, so I thought I could write a little list about things I’m thankful for.

I’m thankful for/I like/I ’m relieved/I love that…….
-The sun is shining
-Days are longer
-Less than 60 schooldays before summer holiday
-I got the Vogue today that I’ve been waiting so long
-I’m fine with myself
-School sucks a little but I can handle it
-This blog gets more readers than ever
-I have awesome friends
-Finally I can wear sneakers after wearing boots all winter
-I have such a big and caring family
-I have freedom
-I have so many opportunities
-I have some orders waiting -Winter is finally (hopefully) gone
-I have lots and lots of yarn
-I have energy to survive through the day without coffee
-I’m working on my dreams to come true
-My to do-lists are short
-Tomorrow starts the weekend
-I ate the world’s best lasagne today
-We ate banana cookies with my sister today
-I did well in French test
-I’m quite happy, happier than I have been in a long time


-Okuliina

Faija käyttää napapaitaa / iskän synttäri

Heips!
Taas meidän perheessä juhlitaan! Iskän synttärit! Onnea faija!

Iskä soitti mulle viime syksynä Vesterinen yhteineen biisi Faija käyttää napapaitaa koulumatkalla, sitä me molemmat ollaan popiteltu ihan kiitettävästi. Syksystä asti mun on pitänyt tehä täläinen paita iskälle, mut en oo vaan saanut aikaseks. Isänpäivälahjaksi esim. mut sit en jaksanut, niin ei mulla ensin ees ollut iskälle mtn isänpäivälahjaa kunnes edeltävänä yönä tein pikapikaa iskälle lahjan. Nyt sain synttärilahjaksi aikaseksi tän paidan.

Idea tuli Faija käyttää napapaitaa musiikkivideosta. Ostin vaaleanpunaisen miesten M-kokoisen (eli iskälle peinehkön(?)) t-paidan, se maksoi 5-7€ muistaakseni. Kotona lyhensin hihoja ja helmaa taitteen verran, taitoin siis kangasta taitteen verran sisään ja ompelin, tällöin helma ja hihat lyheni n.2cm. Tummansinisellä tekstiilitussilla kirjoitin rintaan FAIJA. Lopuksi silitin taas värin kiinni. Helppo ja nopea juttu. No juu en usko et paita on ihan täysin napapaita mut menköön! Tää on mun visio mun faijan napapaidasta!

Tässä linkki Faija käyttää napapaitaa musavideoon!

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Onnea iskä! PUS!

-Okuliina

Lemppari vaatteita!

Heips!
Vaatteet puetaan ylle joka päivä! Siispä tänään avaan teille vähän vaatekaappini ovia, essittelyssä siis lemppari vaatteet! Eli jälleen lifestyleen liittyvää massa postausta.

(Pahoittelen kuvien erivaloisuutta ja -laatuisuutta, kuvat on otettu eri päivinä)
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Zaran perus musta ja valkoinen toppi (n.8€) aluspaitana ja melkein minkä tahansa vaatteen kanssa, perus ”pohjavaate”
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Mustat farkut menee aina. Pillifarkut on se juttu, vyötärön korkeus on oltava keskikorkea. Mustat farkut menee lähes missä tahansa! Cubus (n25€)
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Zaran valkoinen kauluspaita, joka tulee pyllyn yli on myös yks luottovaate.Käyttäessä sen on aina oltava silitetty (kuvassa ei). (n.23€)
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H&M:n sininen puuvilla paita, rento, mutta siisti arkivaate (hinnasta ei mtn tietoa)

Vihdoin ja viimein laitin taas löysät housut housut jalkaani, joten tennaritkin joutuivat jo käyttöön (tosin sukkahousut vielä löysien housujen alla, ettei nilkat kokonaan kuole)
H&M (n20€)

Ihana lilanpunaisenmarjapuuron värinen paita, hihat löysät, sauma edessä on kiva spessu juttu paitaan, kyljissä halkiot, pituus pyllyn puoliväliin, halkiot lantioon.
Stayn paita Carlingsista (n20€(?))

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Nahkatakki on SE juttu! H&M:n biker tyyppinen keinonahkatakki on nahkatakeistani se arkisempi ja uudempi yksilö. Nahkatakki on mulla käytössä läpi vuoden. (n40€)
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Zaran keinonahkatakki (n70€) arkena, juhlana, takkina, jakkuna, kesällä, talvella, sateella, pakkasella, aina! Ihan lemppari takki siis.
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Jumpsuitit on mahtavia. Cubuksen musta jumpsuit 3/4 hihoilla, lahkeet löysähköt ja edessä narut, vyötäröllä ohut kuminauha (n.40€)

Gina tricotin musta villapaita avoimella selällä (n. 19,99€(?))

Elementistä ostettu musta t-paita, selässä narut

Mustat löysät haalarihousut Carlingsista. Punaisella ympyröidyssä kohdassa selässä muutama itse craftattu pisto istuvuuden vuoksi (n.25€)

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Jostain kaappiini ilmestynyt lemppari kotihuppari
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Cubuksen pyjamahaalari, ihana ympäri vuoden jouluisesta kuosista huolimatta (n20€)
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Lemppari huivi on myös H&M:ltä viime vuoden alesta (n.10€)

Tällä hetkellä myös mekot ja isot tai pitkät villatakit on kovassa käytössä ja lemppareiden joukossa. Tähän kasasin vain lemppari paidat (oishan niitäkin toki vielä paljon) ja housut. Tällä hetkellä mun vaatekaapissa onkin oikeastaan vain vaatteita, joista oikeasti pidän, mutta tässä ainoastaan top lempparit. 


-Okuliina

Okuliinacraft in traffic

You know, the feeling when sometimes something very small makes your day way much better.

Well, that happened me today, on my way to school. I was tired and frustrated because at the moment i was so fed up with school and schedules and ordinary stuff. Yeah, I like everyday ordinary life, but atm I need something to change. It was dark and cold and I was in a little rush, a little stressed out and tired (hey, it was about 7.40am in the morning). Well my frustration is not the thing over here now. The thing is that suddenly when I was waiting for the traffic lights to give me my way, next to me was standing a girl, about my age (or a little older/younger). I think that she was a little mentally retarded. I was listening music so probably I didn’t hear her first, but then I noticed that she was clearly talking to someone, and the someone happened to be me. The girl was flattering my  bag, the Okuliinacraft bag with reflectors. She was interested about where’s the bag from and how is it made and she thought that it was really amazing and inventive. I told her that I have made the bag myself by sewing. She flattered the bag more and said that it’s pretty amazing that I have had enough patient, creativity and time to sew my bag by myself. OK, I get it it maybe it’s little weird when some random (mentally retarded) girl just comes to flatter my bag, but in that moment it felt so good and positive. It made my morning a way much more better. For the girl it probably wasn’t such a big deal to say that my bag is beautiful and nice, but it was a big deal for me! A small saying that made my morning better and positive. We stood there talking about the bag for a while, until the traffic light gave us our way, she wished a happy day for me and I wished back, then i carried on my way and said goodbye. The girl had made me smile.

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And just for 20min earlier I had snapped about my frustration (Arkeen kyllästynyt=Frustrated with ordinary)


-Okuliina

Personal style

Hi!
I hope that everyone’s year started well. My holiday ended already on Monday, so I have been at school since Mon. Hope that holiday could have lasted longer… The year has started well for me. We had an awesome New Year’s party last week. Well anyway I’m not here today to write about New Year. I’m writing here just about personal style, not sure if the title describes well the topic I mean, but just wasn’t creative enough to think about a better title. So what I’m going to write is that we all have noticed that everyone has their own style. So I though it would be nice to kind of compare different styles of people.

Everyone has their own styles, and that’s a thing everyone has noticed. But then there’s us who like to change their style sometimes. I am one of them. Then there’s those who doesn’t mind at all that how they look and/or what they’re wearing. Some people wear only brands, and their normal daily outfit is someone’s feast outfit. Others love to wear colors and others like more to wear only simple basic colors like gray, black and white. I guess you got the point already.
But the thing I want to take up is that what others think about your style and what is the reaction in them if you suddenly change your style. Of course it’s easier to change your style during holiday or when the season is changing, because then there’s not so much others to judge, when the season is changing style change is easier because then you anyway have change for example from shorts to jeans/pants. Often we stop  to think that what others may think about our clothes. I think that’s kind of pretty weird. It’s weird because it shouldn’t matter that what others think, the main thing and the only thing that should matter is that you like the outfit you’re wearing and feel comfortable in it. Believe in yourself! Everyone should have possibility to wear whatever she/he/it wants to wear. Why do we judge others so easily? We all do it, but it’s just pointless because the only thing we get with it is bad mood. The one we’re judging will get down and probably never going to wear anything such clothes, and the judges, we just waste our energy to judge negatively and make that annoying negative energy.
Some people loves to wear dresses, others only wear pants and shirt, others are wearing whatever they feel like to wear. It is obvious that if you wear something very special and different than others you will get some comment about it, and you just have to face it. Also, you shouldn’t always take the comments as an insult if they’re not super positive.
The same thing is with make-up, others wear it much, some doesn’t use at all, someone use only in a special occasion. And we all wear make-up for different reasons. We also use make-ups differently. It’s OK.

I have days when I want to wear a dress, well I will wear a dress. Today it was -18°C outside and I wanted to wear a dress, I knew I could get cold because I was wearing only tights, but actually I didn’t get as cold as I though because I had other warm clothes. Then I have the seasons when I use only some kind of clothes. Sometimes I want to have an outfit that is similar to everyone’s. Then I may have a day or even a season when I want to wear something that others don’t. Sometimes I hate to wear loose pants, sometimes I use them two weeks in a row. It’s fine. I have a lot of clothes so why shouldn’t I use them all sometime. If I were a little shorter or I wouldn’t have to wear shoes all day I would totally have heels every day, but now I use them only in a special occasion. Sometimes I wear only foundation and mascara, sometimes I put effort into my make-up and have mascara, eye shadow, blush, powder, lip gloss/lipstick. One day I want to have a very dark and dramatic eye make-up, then the other day I want glitter. At the moment my daily make-up is foundation, mascara, powder, eyeliner and I do my brows.

  If you never change your style will you ever find your own style?

Just remember to wear clothes that you feel comfortable in, you like and they match with your mood.

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Well, okay this outfit was kind of I had to wear, but in the end I liked it though.

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I said once ”I’m never going to wear ripped jeans” well then my mind changed.

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If you know me you wouldn’t nowadays believe me if I would say that once I though I will never wear a leather jacket. I love them.
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And yes, sometimes I wear something colorful, not often, but sometimes 🙂

Sometimes I just don’t care how I look or what I wear, well then I’m not usually in a public place. Btw, I fell in love with this bomber jacket I bought this weeks. Bombers were also on my not to wear lists, but it changed.

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I like to wear overalls as well

And remember that we all have the right to wear what we want to. We have the chance to change our styles, why we wouldn’t do that. Let’s just leave our doubts and rock the style we’re wearing. We all have our own styles, we know that so let’s just accept it.

-Okuliina