February 20, 2015

February 17, 2015

Vintage gloves redux

My mum bought this pair of shetland wool gloves in London back in the late 60s. As you can see in the last three pictures, they've been very well worn and loved (by both of us) and they have holes in most of the fingers and the cuff. They're also (most probably) child sized, because they're too small for me, and I have tiny hands.

Anyway, I decided to create a replica of these vintage gloves, using Shetland wool like the original pair, but with a few improvements. I made a small alteration to the chart, added a longer, tighter cuff to keep my wrists snug, and knit the fingers longer so the gloves fit my hands nicely. Now I hope this new pair will last as long as my mum's. Who knows? Maybe in other 40 years someone will be knitting a replica of mine :)

February 10, 2015

Töölönlahti

The other day I shared a progress photo of this piece on Instagram, and here's the final illustration! It's inspired by one of the nicest places I visited in Helsinki last Autumn,Töölönlahti Bay, with it's amazing houses and friendly ducks.

February 2, 2015

Toothy

A toothy lady I painted in my sketchbook while testing the White Nights Watercolors I bought as a souvenir in Helsinki. They're super pigmented, I love them!

January 26, 2015

Quiz the season





Last year I illustrated an 8 page quiz for the 2014 Holiday special of American Girl Magazine, but I haven't been able to share these until now. These were o much fun to make, specially the girl walking the dogs! This is a selection of my faves, but you can see the whole spread (with lots more spot illos) on my website.

January 14, 2015

Dalahäst mittens


Things have been a bit crazy in the beginning of this new year. 2015 started with a new super fun commission, and I've been glued to my desk since then. However, I still managed to knit these Dalahäst mittens for a dear friend in Canada. I hope they keep her hands warm and cozy!

December 10, 2014

Recent sketches



Here are some little drawings from my sketchbook I never posted here, all done with watercolors and experimenting with linework. Lately I've been sharing more of this "sketchy" stuff on my Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr and I've neglected this space a little... so, follow me over there if you want to stay updated!

November 18, 2014

Autumn is coming


Inspired by the current season, I designed this pattern with watercolor leaves. You can get it as a great number of products (like tote bags, phone cases, prints, mugs...) on my Society6 store.