Thursday, July 12, 2012

The little artists

Today I got my kids into a photographic session that I wanted to do long time ago, but sometimes is easier to photograph everyone´s kids but your own :).
So, last may I had the oportunity to discover and participate in one of the most original happenings in Helsinki, so called "The cleaning day" or "Siivouspäivä". On this day, the whole city turned into a street market, where people sold everything they didn´t need anymore. From bikes to skirts, toys, guitars, shoes...anything! Helsinki was a huge recycling center. As part of this happening, was placed in Lasipalatsi square, a container, with 6 sewing machines, and loads of remnants  from the well known Marimekko design company. 
The idea behind this, was, to use this leftovers and  sew something new. There, to guide everyone, was the incredible girls, Mari Savio, Lotta Charlotte, Heta, Oona... They were the ones that helped me to start what is becoming my new hobby.  
For Lukas I did the shorts, and Noa the dress in black, white and red pattern. They are my first ever handmade clothes, and I have the feeling that more will come.
The other dress that Noa is wearing is from Cos.
Now I just can´t wait for the next "Cleaning day"!. And if you want to see more of what happened that week, you can visit my facebook page in here.
See you in my next post, promise very soon!


  1. So good pics!!!! And so cute models :-)

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    1. Gracias guapisima!! que tal van tus "holidays"?

  3. La ropa está super chula y la idea es genial.Antes a eso se le llamaba "aprovechar unos retalitos que tengo", ahora es reciclar, en cualquier caso si supieramos coser más nos tomarína menos el pelo con el precio de las ropa, no crees?.

    Ole¡¡ con esta ide, besos

    P.D: Los crios estan super mayores y muy guapos.

    1. gracias guapa! pues si creo que hay que empezar a reciclar en serio...todo se puede usar de diferentes formas muchisimas veces. la semana pasada les hice un pantalon con un sueter mio que ya no uso...
      Como vas amor? que tal por alli? besines!

  4. Your photos are great!!lovely photoshoot and your kids are so cute!my blog (that I don't write anymore): /Sanna

    1. Thanks a lot Sanna!! :) I just notice your msg and check your blog! it is absolutly fantastic! you should carry on posting! and sahring this beautiful things! :) I look forwards to see more from you! big hug!:)