Monday, April 22, 2013

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Over the weekend, inspired by this program, I decided to have a go at making
a little top for my niece with a piece of Liberty fabric.
I discovered the magical world of shirring with elastic thread
and I had to try it for the sleeves! Now I need more fabric...

Friday, April 19, 2013


on a happy note, I dyed some wool-cashmere yarn and I hope that the image of the scarf
I have in my mind will actually come to reality.
Sometimes this doesn't happen at all - but then it's ok, as I get unexpected results
that are interesting or even exciting - or I just get a boo-boo (in which case you'll never see it...!)

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

paper flowers

After seeing the most fabulous bunch of paper flowers in a shop window,
me and my sister decided to go and learn how to make them.
I cannot remember when was the last time we actually took the time to do something crafty together;
we really enjoyed it and I hope we'll make some more very soon!

The lovely lady who taught us explained that we can use all sorts of natural dyes for the paper
- so I suppose it's time I got my dyeing equipment out!

Monday, April 01, 2013

8 months!

my lovely niece is 8 month old today
she's grown a lot since here
we are so happy to have you here, pulcino!