We are happily settled in our new home in Helsinki (so if anyone is coming here on a trip, be sure to let me know, I want to meet you!). There's still a lot of small things to get sorted but we're getting there. I am trying hard to clear out stuff that we don't use and for every single item or garment I decide I can part from I feel a little bit lighter. Tomorrow I am going to sell at the flea market with my sister who will soon be moving as well. Hopefully I can earn a few bucks too, the kids have been promised a bunk-bed (thinking of turning this unfinished quilt into curtains for it)!
Since I am working on a hush-hush project the whole month and cannot show you what I'm sewing I will take you on a tour around our apartment the coming weeks. Our apartment is small which makes is challenging to organise, but as I said I quite like that I am forced to go through all the STUFF and only hold on to the things I am really fond of. Our kitchen is small and did not have enough cupboards so I made this simple shelf that I have always wanted to have. I don't collect many other things than fabrics and buttons, but I have a weak spot for tins, probably because they are not only cute but also practical, a great excuse to buy them! The Moomin mugs are in daily use. There is another shot of this shelf on flickr.
My brother and his fiancee gifted us with two of these Ikea shelves (photo below), they didn't have enough stuff to put in them, they said(?)! This one holds a lot of the children's things, the other one is in our bedroom. Even if we moved to a smaller flat the children's room is bigger which has reduced the amount of toys in the livingroom, which is wonderful. This is how it looked last Spring.
Big E likes her temporary sleeping place next to the "rainbow books". She reads so fast so I hope she won't get bored at school. Her first real school day will be the 18th...