Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Monday, 24 December 2012


(vintage brass coin holder, antique brass chain, mica, dragonfly wing, hand dyed Japanese paper, vintage book fly leafs, thread)

Merry Christmas everyone! We Finns are celebrating Christmas today already, so this is the end of this calendar. Tomorrow I'm going to do absolutely nothing with V, but you can come here and check out the photos of this year's matchboxes all together. I'd really like it if you came, actually.

Sunday, 23 December 2012


(self made paper, vintage school book illustration, vintage dictionary text, vintage piano key bit, paper)

Saturday, 22 December 2012


(vintage mirror finding, vintage encyclopedia illustration and text, handmade paper, hand dyed Japanese paper, paper)

Friday, 21 December 2012


(vintage school book illustration, vintage filigree findings, vintage book spine, hand dyed Japanese paper, thread, paper)

It is only today I can promise you there will be a full matchbox calendar this year too. I was a bit worried (well, a lot) I wouldn't be able to pull this off after all. V has been a tremendous helper and every single comment was pretty darn important, too.

Thursday, 20 December 2012


(vintage illustrations, paper, cardboard, Japanese paper)

Wednesday, 19 December 2012


(vintage encyclopedia illustrations, paper, vintage lace, velvet ribbon)

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


(vintage optical lense, vintage school book illustrations, vintage ensyclopedia text, hand-dyed Japanese paper, paper, antique silk thread, imitation gold leaf)

And I have absolutely no ideas for tomorrow's matchbox. Wish me luck!

Monday, 17 December 2012


(vintage watch parts, vintage ensyclopedia illustration, paper)

This is V's box, I was merely his construction worker.

Sunday, 16 December 2012


(hand-dyed paper, silk fabric, vintage encyclopedia illustration, vintage dictionary text, vintage blank domino, paper, thread)

Saturday, 15 December 2012


(leather, metal finding, vintage ensyclopedia illustrations, mica, paper, cardboard)

Friday, 14 December 2012


(vintage spoon, vintage school book illustration, vintage shorthand guide page, paper)

Thursday, 13 December 2012


(vintage encyclopedia illustration, imitation gold leaf, paper)

If I ever plan to make this next year too, please remind me that it's a very bad idea. A couple of days ago I was certain I couldn't even finish this year's calendar. My collection of interesting things that fit into a matchbox has grown smaller and smaller since 2008 when I first began my matchbox project. Hoarding materials year round seems inappropriate too, since this began as a cabinet of found curiosities after all. Lately I haven't been finding much anything. V has been a champ and helped me through the desperate moments. I somehow recall him doing that last year as well...

Wednesday, 12 December 2012


(vintage pen nib, vintage illustration, vintage silk thread, paper)

Tuesday, 11 December 2012


(metal tag, vintage dictionary text, vintage magazine illustration, self made paper, vintage silk thread, paper)

Monday, 10 December 2012


(vintage hooks&eyes, vintage snaps, self made paper, vintage dictionary text, paper)