My name is Julia and I’m the person behind Vicia Faba Design. I’m a 26-year-old graduate engineer student from Finland with a passion for crafts, photography and flatcoated retrievers. Running my own Etsy store has been my dream for many years and it’s finally true. Making handmade products for dog owners and selling them online is a great way to combine all of my biggest passions and some parts of my technical studies as well. Currently I’m working with three different product lines: felt doggie ties & bows, reflecting felt jewellery and crochet baby boots for the tiniest dog owners. In addition to these I have dozens of other ideas that I would love to eventually add into my shop, but I think it’s best to start with a few lines and launch new ones later!

I’m the proud owner of two beautiful flatcoated retriever girls Hera & Iris. They bring a huge amount of joy into my everyday life and are a big inspiration to my creative projects. One of my favorite pastimes is practicing my dog photography skills whenever we are hiking in the nature or spending time at the cottage. If you love flatcoated retrievers (or dogs in general) as much as I do, you can find our constantly growing gallery on Instagram @fabaflatcoats.