Felting craft is popular in Finland and I have seen felted gloves, hats, Christmas ornaments and stuffed animals. I saw these embroidered felted eggs at the local craft museum shop before Easter and thought they were beautiful.
Ice and swimming are two words that should not be used in the same sentence! I enjoyed this more than I could have ever expected. I went to sauna before swimming so I was quite hot when I went in the lake. I sent the pictures to my brother and he responded with "so the sauna prevents your heart from stopping." I guess so.
I am a high school art teacher from Boulder Valley School District in Colorado studying craft education in Jyvaskyla, Finland. I am in Finland through a grant from the Fulbright Distinguished Award in Teaching program and the Fulbright Finland Foundation.