Hi Friends! It’s Fabric Time! Time to show you my first fabric shoppings, visit to other Merimekko store and library!
I love this bundle – just perfect colours for spring or any season! Beautiful mixed green for grass and nature themes and gorgeus mixed reds! That fabric on the Top brings water to my mouth! And I found few great low volumes which my stash is missing so much. These Fabrics were in the ‘pieces’ BOX – I didn’t look yet all the ‘normal’ Fabrics on the selves! I’m planning to go to search them today and to buy wadding!
Last days I have been in my town, visiting friends and went secong time to the library.
I found books from Kaffe that I haven’t read before and I found Helen’s book! When I saw it in my first visit, I’m sure I said loudly and smile on my face: “Helen”! I felt like I almost met dear friend!
This book I carried home and read from cover to cover! Helen’s blog is one of my favourites!
Library in my town is old and even it’s ‘heaven’ for me, it’s too small. There has been lot of discussion to build a new library because there is so much books etc. in the store without space enough to have them available. In my ‘small’ town there are also few other smaller ‘sister’ libraries outside of the center.
My photos are quite Brown because of this early spring season. Soon everything will be So Green! Weather has been perfect for me! Almost every day sun is shining and the temperature is around + 3 / + 8 C.
Even they don’t have enough space, they have done their best to make the library nice and comfortable.
And now, shall we go to Marimekko? I was happy to see that the Marimekko’s department in the big cloth shop ‘Pukimo’ was as good as I remembered it! Few big other Shops have also some Marimekko items but mostly dishes and in the NEW big shopping center ‘Veturi’ there is a Marimekko shop, but I like better this in the center of Kouvola …
Wouldn’t you like to have bunny dreams?
Bunnies every where! Mugs, pillows, trays …
Did you know that marimekko means mari-dress? I don’t know from where the name Mari comes – it is woman’s name and perhaps when this company began it sounded modern, cosy, young, happy …
Addition: thank you Hannele for your comment and telling us that the name “Marimekko” and Mari comes from Armi Ratia’s second name Maria!
It is amazing that still their stripy t-shirts are all that: modern, simple, cosy, young and happy … after so many years they are still and agin so much In FASHION! Not to speak about so many other fantastic things they have in their collections. I love their bags. – my favourite school bag, over 30 years ago was Marimekko’s big white tote! and of course I love their Fabrics …
These I picked from the ‘pieces’ box … prices are still quite “good”, so I couldn’t take all the box, even wanted to do that. I chose the red, the grey on the right with modern flowers and the piece in the up-middle which feels mixed cotton/linen (my favourite). But I can’t forget that with yellow flowers (very thin and perfect for summer blouse) and the white-grey on the right (linen also perfect for blouse). We’ll see …
By by Marimekko!
Thank you for joining my day and trip to Finland! Thank you also for your sweet messages! Hope to see you soon!
Sorry that I haven’t visited you so much lately, but I know you understand why.
PS. My sister found this link with funny and cute dogs and cats! Sometimes it’s complicated to use people’s furnitures!