17.1.12

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My mind is at ease when my hands are working.
Since I'm always making something, my hands are rough 
and my nails a disgrace!
I often get comments from people that suggest me that something
has to be done  for my nails, but I'm crap at manicure and I rather 
spend the money on some material than to go to a beautician!
Lately I've been busy renovating Anita's bedroom: with a tight budget
I just re-painted basically almost everything, even the dolls house
I made for her is now white.
For the walls I used "strong white" from F&B, a very nice greyish 
shade of white that reminds me of the colour of the flour.
In Italy I bought some beautiful linen (made of linen) and that is 
my next project: a quilt for her bed. What are you up to?
Below a hint of what I did.
The sun shines and I feel OK.


28 comments:

Maria said...

Her room is like a little rose...beutiful lights you have there too.
xx
mria

erika said...

That looks so lovely and pretty ;-)

Mon Petit Lapin said...

Wow that looks great, I've just done the same and painted everything white in my studio space, its so calming and a great clean slate to display things on :)

naa said...

how nice! You made it so beautiful, I am sure she loves it!*

Paul & Paula ★ said...

its lovely and I like that tone of white. I like white but not the usual boring one... this tint is great.

happy week :)

Séverine said...

'the colour of the flour', exactly !
i like very much your palette, so delicate :)

it's snowing again so i'll try to do something too today, maybe knitting a new hat :)

bonne couture, bises !

Lollipop said...

;-)))) I can't believe you posted anita's bed + the pink cloud... Oups, after the F&B coincidence, I think we are be connected. Don't you think? You made a great job sweetie!
lots of thoughts
the buzzy bee

Lollipop said...

omg! you're talking about the sun too?...

Les petites choses de la Madame said...

A gentle and quiet room. I really like it, great work!

Marie said...

C' est très beau !

Laëtitia said...

Lovely ! love the colors ... so sweet ! ^.^

Anna Bruun said...

It's so lovely, I love the flower painting on the wall :)
Hope you'll have a lovely day.

Janis said...

Yep, the best thing to do in stressful times is make something beautiful... or bake! The paint being the color of flour, you just about have both :)

Looks great and so glad you're feeling better!

wood & wool stool said...

your 'hint' in Anita's room is lovely :)

how sweet to be a cloud said...

c'est super joli!!!^^

blue china studio said...

Oh it looks so cute. The white walls look so fresh especially with the touches of pink. The lights are magical which I think are a must in a little girls room.

jenni said...

It's divine & something in there makes me smile TY :) x

fliss said...

Its beautiful. I have a huge urge to paint our rooms white and get rid of the pale yellow, buts its not our place. So for now i am working on making the 3 kids bed covers too. From hand dyed batik printed fabric.
One thing i do miss right now in our new home is your cloud ....i only came with a limited amount of things, hopefully it will join us again one day.

p.s. i am the same with spending money on my nails.

les pétroleuses said...

j'adore ! c'est beau et quelle douce lumière ! avec léonor vous êtes en harmonie je trouve !...belle semaine

Kaylovesvintage said...

what a cozy & pretty room

bobbi said...

Beautiful room. Very feminine and elegant. Love the soft pink and the lights.
I bet your little girl adores it.

C SATHAL said...

Fais de beaux rêves Anita, ta maman est une fée :)
C.

kristina - no penny for them said...

anita's made-over room looks wonderful!

i've also had problems with my nails breaking and chipping a lot, it's much better after i've started taking a biotin supplement (i know that supplements are fiercly debated, but this one really helps me).

p.s.: thanks for your suggestions on my food question - i had porridge with poached quince this morning, and it was delicious!

elisa said...

nails? My nails are child alike, cutted short in neat contrast with the last fashion style which in Italy, maybe you already know, calls for fake and decorated nails. Beauty and cheap saloons are growing up everywhere here.
(I think people should offer their suggestions to the wind sometimes, if they think of someone else's nail).
Anyway, Anita's room is beautiful, simplicity is the best and you are always in time to add pieces if you want. Your pics are always lovely.
I hope everything is ok, Alessandra. I wish you a magic 2012.
Un abbraccio!

Kickcan & Conkers said...

She's a lucky little girl, it looks beautiful. Have a great weekend!

Agnèslamexicaine said...

des mains qui ont du talent sont belles! pas besoin de vernis...

* said...

You've created a peaceful atmosphere... I really love it!

*

ave studio said...

adorable bedroom and that cloud! it´s amazingly cute ♥