Thursday, December 31, 2009


So this is the very end of 2009...
I wish you all a special 2010, full of surprises and great emotions
I still have to thank Meg for the special day we had together - next time we hope to see you in Italy!

We're off to the city centre to celebrate the New Year, and it's funny to think that at home they'll still be having lunch!

Today I've been to this special exhibition - and the last photo is an homage to Yellow & Grey!

Saturday, December 26, 2009

end of 2009

I ate cherries in December
I cuddled a lamb
I was surrounded by a herd of friendly alpacas
I saw the Pacific Ocean!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

a happy Christmas to everyone!
we could not have asked for a better one. This is Heaven on Earth.

Monday, December 14, 2009


This is not the temperature outside, it's the countdown to our journey...
On Wednesday we'll begin with 23 hours of flights - to New Zealand! I can't believe we're actually going...

It's cold now here - and this is normal in this time of the year - but the wind is the worst thing.
Today I didn't need to walk, the wind was pushing me forward.
And I really didn't want to go outside - it was so cosy and warm at home!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Felt Baubles - how to

it's really simple to make your felt baubles, and here's how

you need:
a pair of old tights you are not going to use again
some carded wool in the colour of your choice -I used white and red -
old and worn out plastic baubles
red and white wool yarn for the embroidery

Wrap the baubles with the carded wool, making sure that the layer is even around the bauble.
Carefully put the bauble in the tights and secure the ball with a knot.
Repear for all the baubles - or until the tights are full!
Place in the washing machine with the next load.

Once the washing is finished you can remove the baubles from the tights: more often than not you'll need to rip the tights in order to free the baubles - that's why it's better if you use old discarded ones!
Let the baubles dry completely - make sure there's no water inside -

Use red wool or the thread you prefer and just have fun with the embroidery!

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Hello December!

This year I finished my felt baubles with freeform embroidery - not very precise I am afraid, but I like them.
...and -10 to the big trip!!