24.4.08

Trend: Happy folklore


Trend: Happy folklore, originally uploaded by -syko-.

I am part of a trend that I was not aware of! In fact I didn't think I was very trendy at all... I got the new issue of Koti & Keittiö (Home & Kitchen) today just to find these beautiful pictures featuring my creations in very nice company! I want that dotty shirt! One of the reasons why I chose to study Ethnology at the university was that I loved traditional crafts. I used to knit a lot using traditional Scandinavian patterns and at some point traditional cross-stitch was my passion. I have always admired folk embroidery and appliqué and I think it's really cool that a journalist has found something of this in my work. Koti & Keittiö was a positive surprise too. I hadn't read it before, since the front page does not look very tempting, but the inside was a nice surprise! I might consider ordering it, they enclosed a very good offer...

This week I have been making stuff for Elina's new web shop patio.fi. I am very happy that she will be selling some of my creations on-line in Finland. Here are some garden fairies waiting for scarves and wings; something to do in front of the TV tonight! I hope you like them Elina!I hope the sun is shining in your corner of the world, my trendy craft friends!

19 comments:

Kerry Mosley said...

these are delightful...really lovely.

LizzieJane said...

Even without their wings and scarves they are still adorable. My goodness you have been busy!

Katy said...

How could she not love them? They are beautiful - I love the watering can ones!
And check you out - miss trendy!, I think you *are* the trend - not just part of it ;)

Gina said...

Those fairies are absolutely beautiful - love them!

Berlinswhimsy said...

It's always amazing to find you are "trendy" when you didn't even realize it! ;-)

I love those fairies!

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Have only just found your blog. It's fab. I love the little dolls and spots on anything - apart from skin! - are just great. :0)

Miss Frugality said...

You are bang on trend!
Your little people are just amazing! Their smiling faces,spiky hair,and stripy socks make them so endearing....loving those magazine shots!

Charlie P said...

You trendsetter ;) How cool to have your work published in a magazine!
Love the garden fairies, I'm sure they'll sell out in no time.

Elina said...

Fairies are great, I absolutely love them! Thank you, Kajsa!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your garden fairies are so cute! Especially love the watering can on their dress. Congratulations on appearing in the publication - how exciting!

kennedy & friends said...

hey lucky girl!!!! come check it out!

Aly The Red-Bliss Monkey Studio said...

Congratulations on the magazine! That's such a lovely photo too. Nice.

Lesley said...

We already knew you were trendy :)

How exciting to see your work in a lovely magazine!

I love your garden fairies. I'm sure they'll be exactly what your customer wanted!

xxxx

GloamingDesigns said...

wow - congrats! you're getting some wonderful press!

Yummers! said...

Do you realize how you have blossomed in the past year?? Your work is more varied, and you are getting recognized all over. You know I am a fan of your creations and I want more and more people to experience the joy of opening a package from you. A gift to oneself!!
Congrats on the published work.
Hugs,
Joni

Anna said...

Oh, Kajsa, your work is really wonderful! Your blog is a treasure to open slowly and enjoy...

Jenn said...

So fun to catch up on all your wonderful new work!! Congrats on the lovely feature...you deserve it!!! xox...jenn

isabel f. said...

Those are really too cute!!!
great work Kajsa!
:) Isabel

Tonje said...

Your garden fairies are really cute! Hope you'll post a photo when they have got their scarves and wings on...