Friday, December 28, 2012

fog in the valley

on Boxing Day.
I wish you all a good time with your dearest and nearest, just like we're having now!

Monday, December 10, 2012

the next one

is on its way to the loom

Joanna Fowles - dear Santa, please can I have the kelly scarf ?

Monday, December 03, 2012

finally Dicembre

I just finished a small collection of lightweight scarves -
I made a prototype a while ago and I've been wearing it to see
how it would withstand some wear and tear. 
The warp is a fine 2/56 cashmere/silk blend with silk selvedges and the weft is 2/30 linen.
The thing is, with such fine yarn I wanted a strong structure - hence the plain weave -
but also some element to make it crisp and add some degree of stiffness
- and here comes the linen yarn -
After wearing it for a while, the cashmere/silk blend developed a bit of nap,
which is definitely nice and adds warmth.
The scarves are quite big - 41 x 226 cm excluding fringes - so plenty of fabric to wrap into.
I am pleased by the results!

Yesterday afternoon there was the most dramatic sky ever -
beautiful colours - and a couple of small tornadoes along the coast as well

Sunday, November 25, 2012

my niece

is a lovely baby - I am one very proud aunt :-)

Lauren Bahr 

Thursday, November 15, 2012

mock up rug

on one of my numerous wanderings on the internet I found this rug
I really like the colours and the patchwork of patterns
and I'd like to hang it in our entrance
but then I thought - what if after a while I get tired of such bold design? -
so for now we have a full scale paper rug hanging in its place
just to see the effect

I already want the real one!

Friday, November 09, 2012

Thursday, November 08, 2012


it's been a long while since I last found something in the thrift shop
this time I was lucky and I found a nice sewing box on wheels that I can move around!

Also, today I received a lovely postcard from Meg (thank you!)
with her beautiful pillars - you can see them in full length here -

I wish I could see them in real life...for the moment I am keeping the postcard on the wall ;-)

Friday, November 02, 2012

Kaltern on the weinstrasse

White, wood and green - fresh and lovely colour combination
(check out the colour of the ladies bathroom at the winecenter in Caldaro|)

Thursday, November 01, 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

on the last day of October...

...I am counting the rings of our pine trees.
It is sad to see them go but they were too high and too close to the house
and they are now felling them one by one...

Monday, August 27, 2012

simple recipe for a pair of earrings

take a pair of little lace doilies
if they are not the colour you like, you can dye them  (I dyed mine blue)
mix 1 tbsp vinyl glue and 1 tbsp water in a shallow glass jar
then dip the doilies, one at a time, making sure they are well covered in glue
remove any excess glue and place them to dry on a non-stick surface (glass is perfect)
wait until perfectly dry, then add a little pearl and earring hooks.