Tove Jansson’s Moomin House

How many people know that Tove Jansson built a model of the Moomin House with her partner Tuulikki Pietilä?  The model is now in a museum in Finland.  It has recently been featured on An Awfully Big Blog Adventure to celebrate the centenary of her birth.  The building of it seems to have been a labour of love.   “Tove and Tuulikki built the house using materials they found washed up on the beach. The roof tiles were made from cedar bark they found and cut into shape using nail scissors. Fish-scale pattern. And Moominpappa stands in his room which is  equipped with maritime clutter, looking out of his window through his telescope. The small shy people are in tiny rooms in the basement.”

You can read the whole story here on the ABBA blog…..


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