Well, like the title says. No matter how minimalist I try to live and how little I want to spend, if there's a cute, poor cat on something -anything-, I want it. Especially if it's hand made in Finland and something useful, too.
2017 was a good year. I'm so blessed having had several good years in a row - plus I do think a bit of an attitude change has helped also. A lot has happened, it's been our (me & hubbys) first full year in Finland, the year we started our business and a year of many ups and downs. I made you a little collage to enjoy, so please do! Click the pics to see the captions.
Since 2009 I have been doing so-called "101 in 1001" challenges
(see postings here: first, second.) My last one ended in June 2017. I have totally and completely neglected it since, say, 2015? Anyhow, I wanted to show you how I did, nonetheless. Let's see:
There is very little textile industry in Finland left. One big would-be-loss was the factory in Nokia which was to be closed down. It was announced late in 2015. Fortunately, another company was founded to take over the business and save the 86 jobs at the factory in Nokia, a nearby town - Nokian Neulomo.