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.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

handweberei in Sarntal

we visited this lovely workshop in Sarntal/val Sarentino - Handweberei Unterweger
where we bought a lovely blanket for my niece
the second photo is the view from the workshop: I wish I had a workshop too in a place like this!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Kloster Neustift

We're back!
three weeks in the mountains without internet connection or television and almost no phone network...
now, this was a REAL holiday!

we visited some wonderful places - this is one of them - a wine trip to Abbazia di Novacella

Saturday, August 04, 2012

cross stitch patterns

speaking of aunts again....

a few years back, when we had to empty my great-aunt's house, I kept everything textile-related,
from buttons to bed linen, to emboidery books and so on.
This is an old booklet with some very nice cross-stitch patterns that I finally scanned:
I though it would be nice to share them!

the whole booklet with bigger pics is here

Friday, August 03, 2012


I am an aunt!
and this is my new lovely niece, born on August the 1st.
She has already got all of us under her spell!