Hi, I’m Nina. Welcome to my blog! The beautiful Helsinki at the shores of the Baltic Sea is my home and nature is present everywhere you go here.

In school, we had something called “handarbete”, handicrafts, and during those compulsory lessons I dabbled with many different techniques. At home in my free time I also did some cross stitch as well as a few, very sad sewn projects, but then there was a silence lasting over a decade until I began making jewellery in my later twenties, which evolved into an online shop. Now you can find Solsken Design jewellery in its own webshop and on Etsy.

At some point  I stumbled upon Elizabeth Hartman’s Oh Fransson! blog with its Tokyo Subway Map quilt and my mind was blown; I had never seen anything like it. Quilts aren’t that well-known here and I had connected them with dark, old-fashioned fabrics, but the light, fresh and modern look caused me to jump right into learning more about quilting.

Eventually I took up knitting again and then I found Craftsy, which led to a domino effect in several areas of crafting. Making things with my hands is such a lovely way to learn new things, practice mindfulness, and meet new people through the various forms of social media.

You can find me here in the social media:

  • Craftsy
  • Flickr
  • Instagram
  • Ravelry
  • Spoonflower
  • Facebook, as Solsken Design
  • Twitter, as Solsken Design
  • Pinterest, as Solsken Design – I curate boards with themes such as personal balance (health and various crafts), homemaking (interior decoration, cleaning, and organising), parties (food, drink, and seasonal events), travelling, nature and science, and more. Finally, there are also a few boards on business for beginners like myself.

I love sharing what I know and thoughts on what I make, so I hope you enjoy my blog. I do my best to respond to comments left on posts within 24 hours, but it might take a bit longer sometimes. Since I appreciate your effort, I will eventually respond, so please check back in particular if you had a question of some kind!