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Anna Parikka (RankkaApina)
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World-travelling geek, who always knows where her towel is.
World-travelling geek, who always knows where her towel is.

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Carnival in Köln
My blog (and my sewing) has been neglected for awhile. This, because last year I finished and defended my thesis and moved to another country. Again. This post has been due for a long time, but better late than never... right? Now, in Köln (I know it's Colo...
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A long time a go in a far away galaxy... or a jeans jacket refashion
The Stitchy Details: Challenge Theme:  My own: Learn to refashion project Pattern used:  No pattern, doesn't really involve that part of the process Fabric:  Old jeans jacket + sweater Notions:  Thread for sewing Did you make any pattern alterations or desi...
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Jane Austen tour!
The Stitchy Details: Challenge Theme:  No challenge Pattern used:    Timely Tresses: Julia Fabric:  Yellow + ecru satin/purple + white satin Notions:  ecru/white ribbon + flowers Did you make any pattern alterations or design changes?  made the circumferenc...
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Orion Bar dress
The Stitchy Details: Challenge Theme: Monthly Stitch - June 2014 Pattern used: Sewaholic Cambie Fabric: Black and Orion Bar fabric ordered from Spoonflower Notions: [Any extra notions]  Did you make any pattern alterations or design changes? I used a size 8...
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Back in to sewing: Tractor shirt for my nephew
Just a quick update about something I did for someone else for a change, as I haven't been sewing a whole lot. I bought this fabric from the craft fair in Birmingham, if you remember . When I saw it, I knew my nephew would love it, due to his love of tracto...
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My first new bathrobe in ~25 years!
The Stitchy Details: Challenge Theme: HabitRPG - UFO challenge Pattern used: Jalie 2567 Fabric: Velour éponge Notions: - Did you make any pattern alterations or design changes? Added a loop for hanging  Total price: 60 € Time to complete: 13h ------------...
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I made shoes!
Since I saw Tilly's post  about making her own shoes, I've been wanting to try it too. Of course I Can Make Shoes , where Tilly took her course, is in London.  Now, finally I was in England for work and decided I would spend some money on this, as I have sm...
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My plan for the rest of the year
So, I've been doing everything else but sewing, and even though I don't want to stress about it, I really want to get better at it. So, I decided to make a plan for this year. Nothing too ambitious, because then when I can't keep up, I end up giving up alto...
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Slow beginning of 2014...
So, life has been crazy for me. Lot of traveling, both for work and for fun and I've been somewhat sick most of this year. Nothing super serious, but I did break some ribs from coughing... In any case, I haven't really felt the urge to pick up a project. La...
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