19.5.07


Finland part 1

Blogland is a very international community which I enjoy wholeheartedly. I find it very easy to get inspired by stuff from far away exotic places. So I have challenged myself to dig where I stand and make a few things that are based om typical Finnish symbols. So first out is a pouch with the Finnish lion (suomileijona), which is the official Coat of Arms of Finland and also the name of the Finnish hockeyteam. Ice hockey is a really big thing over here (not in my house, but in the rest of the country...). I think you have to be a Finn to understand that the look of my lion says that Finland got silver in the World championship... Before I make a fool out of myself I will stop talking about sports.

Pretty/Modest has featured me over at her blog, thank you very much. My circus cat is so proud to be in such good company ;-)

The birds are still flying around in my craft room, here is one and two new additions. Enjoy the weekend and stay tuned for more thrilling facts about Finland!


12 comments:

beanblossom said...

Hello! It's funny because my first major in college was Finnish Studies at Suomi College (now Finlandia University) in Hancock, Michigan, USA. I only took one year of Finnish because my husband graduated from his engineering college nearby and we moved. But I loved learning Finnish and I just recently found my books again.

I don't remember much (it was 16 years ago!), but I knew what a "Suomileijona" meant! My little cat is named Kissa, so I guess I am still using a little bit of finnish! :)

Näkemiin!

Di said...

I would never have thought that a lion would be the symbol of Finland!! I certainly have learnt something knew! I guess your lion looks a little sad that it wasn't gold!! He's very cute though!

Berber said...

Great lion!
It's good to look for inspiration close at heart :)

Mirre said...

Sorry, that was me :)

Matroskin said...

Your lion is cute! My baby thinks lions say "eehaa eehaa" like horses. Silly boy.

julie said...

lovely lion- so interesting to hear about finland which i know little about..

Tips Of All Sorts said...

I'm glad to have arrived at your blog. I've been to Helsinki twice and would love to learn more about the Finnish culture straight from a Fin.

A fan of Marrimeko definitely!

Tips Of All Sorts said...

Oops, my name is Clara, an editor churning out tips for a site called Tips Of All Sorts.

Miss Frugality said...

Your little lion is very cute!It's nice that your inspiration has come from closer to home,and great to learn a bit more about Finland from it.

Anina said...

I love all of your creations. The little lion does look kind of sad. Maybe next time he'll have a smile on his face.

ruth said...

Love the lion! and now I know something new - that the lion is the symbol of Finland.

Taryn said...

I adored my stay in Finland and wish I could go back! I stayed in the Acombe apartments and just loved it. I didn't get to explore as much as I did Norway and Sweden because it was raining pretty heavily, but my oh my, the Finns are a good looking bunch of people! Thanks for the reminder!