25.10.13

this weather makes me sleepy

I made a new version of the baby pillow. 
This one has a different shape from the previous ones
It's made of linen and has very simple features. 
It is designed for children, keeping in mind those with 
sleeping problems like my daughter 
(that is why I had the idea to make a cloud pillow for her, 
when she was 2 years old). 
Despite the huge selection you have out there nowadays, 
I've decided to take a big breath and keep making  my cloud pillows.
It makes me happy when friends and costumers tell me that 
the cloud pillow they bought from me is still much loved and travels 
everywhere they go, as they are great for travelling too!

I'd like to seize the opportunity to tell you that all I make is made solely by me,  
with great care and attention to details. 
I have accumulated (in 30+ years of sewing, knitting and crochet + all those 
others things I've learnt in art school and in the school of life) 
the skills to give you a professionally finished product. 
I choose only the finest materials, sourced in UK or Europe.
I like to emphasize that I don't belong to the category of makers and 
designers that have their stuff made in India or other countries where 
labour costs pennies, letting you know very little about their ethics and 
the people that work for them.
All I make is made in small batches and I define it slow design 
since each item require many hours to be completed. 
Hope you understand the pricing and if you do your maths you'll see 
I don't make a huge margin as opposed to those who have their blankets, 
dolls or products made in one of the ways above mentioned.

Thank you,

Alessandra

( PS: I'm back on Instagram:  atknots )


12 comments:

un23 ilaria said...

I love slow design and your cushions are wonderful. xx

naa said...

lovely baby cloud and the blanket is also stunning!! Your work is really made with feeling and we treasure everything that we have made by you.*
ps: I find you on istagram, wii! :)

la casita said...

Thank you Ilaria and Ana xx

Kylie Hunt said...

Very cute :) Kx

Elizabeth McMurtry said...

Your work and the way you make it is so inspiring to me. It's important for me, too, to make everything by hand, slowly and with care... Keep doing what you are doing, there are people in this world who greatly appreciate it, and know the difference. xo

la casita said...

Thank you Kylie xx
Elizabeth, thank you, your words are truly appreciated :)

march hare said...

Agree with what the others have said -- your work is beautiful and treasured. I gave my niece one of your Lottie cat dolls (you might remember because my niece is called Cati). She loves it so much! It is the one toy she always goes to, and she loves to tuck her up in bed. Thank you Alessandra! X

la casita said...

march hare, thank you, this really put a big smile on my face! X

Annie @ knitsofacto said...

I share you ethos, and admire you for the careful attention that you give to your work ... I just wanted to say that x

la casita said...

Thank you Annie! :)

bluettine said...

Very nice.

Nouschine said...

Adorabales pommettes à bisous. Un sur chacune, Nouschine