4.4.10

making

I have a huge cold... sniff-sniff,
but I did finished a couple of things:
a new teacosy and a cushion.
I sorted out the box of buttons that belonged to my mum
and went on memory lane mode looking at some buttons, especially the metallic ones.
Anita helped me and now she has her own little box of precious, sparkling buttons
or as she says in italian "sbrilluccichi".
I told her a bit about my mum, little stories about the buttons and how as a child I
spent hours sorting them. 
I guess my mum was a button freak too.
Then the sun came out and I realised how neglected the windows are...
The white flowers (which I like so much) are fresias but I can't smell anything!
(Please, have a look at the last link, some of the images are amazing
especially towards the end! there's a link at the bottom to see more).


14 comments:

Mlle Sophie said...

I love you teacosy!!!
take care ma belle et feel better!

herzensart said...

I just browsed through your blog. It´s very inspiring and the pictures you are sharing are beautiful. Thank you!

melski said...

love this post cause my mum has a button box and i remember playing with them, sorting them, creating patterns or picking something to go on a new cardigan. we have lots of stories to go with our buttons too. and some really old ones from a great, great, great aunt who had her clothes sent from Paris.
I hope you feel better soon!

Mandy said...

The little horse looks a bit like wooden dog I bought on the weekend, I have just shown it on my blog.

Bohemian girl said...

Congratulation on your prize! You wished it you won it. That is how it is supposed to be.

Francesca said...

Hope you feel better soon. I always feel so miserable when I have a cold! The fresias link gave me a good idea, and we'll do some microscopic observation of petals ... as soon as we get some spring around here! Ciao, buona pasquetta!

(sc) said...

Très réussi ce tea cosy !
Quand aux fresias, j'aime beaucoup leur parfum également... :)
Soigne toi bien, à très bientôt !
Séverine.

la casita said...

To all: thank you ! :)
To Bohemian girl: I do wish to win the lottery...but what I wish the most is health for my daughter and my family! so I rather not to win the lottery! I explain myself: I believe that if I'm too lucky then something bad happens!
Old religious heritage I suppose!
X

janis said...

Oh you have lovely buttons and I would love to sort through those! My mother keeps her buttons in jars, and I have some of those now. Some I recognize from a dress she made me from the second grade! Little metal hearts...

Hope you feel better soon. xo

nath said...

ah, lovely buttons, i want some gold ones at the moment, i thought i found some yesterday, but they were plastic and they MUST be metal. feel better soon!

HELLA-STELLA said...

Ah, shame you got spring cold... Take it easy, drink tea and get better....
Your teacosy is so ,so sweet ... in estonian - nii nunnu...Lovely
And the buttons- am a button freak!!!!- and so funny - have some similar buttons with you...
I also never say out loud that am lucky or happy...

Lovely World said...

Last year, I brought home a big box filled with buttons from my mother's house. My kids were so excited to look at them all. Just like your daughter, they each found a little box in which they placed their favorite "treasures." Such a simple pleasure!

fanja said...

hi Alessandra, are you better now?
love this post about your mum, memories and passing the love of buttons on to Anita.so sweet.

Louise said...

oh my gosh your button collection looks incredible! I'm glad that you're feeling a little better xx