Tag: recycled


Posted by – September 2, 2010

Gift wrapped recycling a paper bag with a pink flower as decoration.


Patchwork, at the Beach

Posted by – August 23, 2010


“Maja” by Mari Savio and Kati Rapia

Posted by – May 4, 2010

I post again about a book by my friends Mari and Kati. Now is the turn of  “Maja”,  inspiration for the whole family to create the fantasy worlds.

“Maja” gives instructions and  good  ideas on how to create new and funny stuffs for children using and recycling what we have home. It also gives some seeds of ideas for decorating the “Imagination room”, the children’s own room.

“Maja” has been selected to the Finest Finnish Books 2008 collection by the Finnish Book Arts Committee.

The Graphic design, illustration, jacket and binding design of the book .. by Jussi Karjalainen.

Photos  courtesy the photographer.Kati Rapia,

Vintage beige bracelet

Posted by – April 15, 2010

This photo I post today is of a bracelet I  made with wooden beads  hand painted in vintage beige colour (the big ones) and other in different materials recycled from old necklaces. I  hope you like it.

Beige bracelet.

You can see more photos of my jewellery in my web and in my small shop.


“Juju” by Mari Savio and Kati Rapia

Posted by – March 17, 2010

I post today some wonderful photos from my friends Mari Savio and Kati Rapia’s Juju book…. Juju’s clothes adventure in a greenhouse and a secret garden…The book is full of inspiration and holds instructions for making unique children clothes from new or recycled fabrics and accessories.

Designs are by Mari, designer, and pictures (made with collage technique) by Kati, photographer, illustrator and writer.

Pictures from “Juju” book , courtesy Kati and Mari.

Pendant in recycled materials

Posted by – March 2, 2010

It is snowing again.. we have lots of snow!! It is been such a wonderful Finnish winter!!!

Here below  a photo (from my web) of a hand paint pendant I made from a recycled piece of wood.

wooden pendand hand painted.

.More of my works here and here.

and here you can see  amazing jewellery in recycled paper by Janna Syvanoja.


parcels in recycled materials

Posted by – February 23, 2010

Here below some photos of a couple of parcels I wrapped in recycled materials (papers hand painted).







A surprising day

Posted by – December 12, 2009

Today was a good day:

-Not too cold , little bit snow. Just perfect to enjoy and breath fresh!

-I have finished what I think is the last piece this year.

It will be soon updated in my shop.

Handpainted wooden pendant.

-Some packing done,

© Ruth Landesa.

-Mirja and I have our “little Christmas decorations made from recycled materials ready for tomorrow.. An important day at Loviisa!,


© Ruth Landesa. ” Recycled” by Mirja Backmansson.

-I had a great surprise (thanks Sonia!!!). Decopeques has blogged about me. Thanks Patricia!!,

- and my pizza……….. well, it was a little bit overcooked


little Christmas decorations made from recycled materials

Posted by – December 8, 2009

Last week my dear friend Mirja Backmansson and I have improvised a small workshop to make, with our recycled materials,  decorative ribbons for the Christmas packages.

Just… fun,  creative and relaxing!!!

Hand painted paper flower


Our small recycled will be on sale the next two weekends at Felini’s place, one of the magnificent centuries-old wooden houses that is open to visitors these days …


A shame, anyway,  that  Anna Huhta‘ s Christmas shop of last year will not be open this one. There,  some of the artisans, artists, writers and designers  who live or work in Loviisa, we had our woks to sell. It was wonderful!. I’m glad, however, that it’s due to a greater success for her.



© 2009 Ruth Landesa. Short necklace .Hand painted wooden pendant.


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