new quilt

A quilt I'm making, almost done, hence the lack of posts lately. 
I'm halfway through since it needs to be layered and then quilted. 
The picture quality is poor, it's a mix of poor light, 
my computer screen which is matt, and the fact that 
I still don't know how to use my digital camera in manual mode.
well, in any mode really. I posted other images of the quilt here.

The doll is from Mieke 

I'm glad the snow is gone and, most of all, the ice has melted, 
it's a bit warmer and I can't wait for Spring.

Have a good Monday.


for the mouse house

The restoration and decoration of the mouse house, 
the mouse house to be precise, has started. 
I've been making few more pieces. 
A asked me to make a basket to hold the magazines 
she made out of cuttings. It came out so cute that 
she asked for another one. 
This mouse house has proven to be the best toy 
I made for her, it gives me the chance to get her used 
to a certain natural style! also it's almost
four years that we are playing with it 
and so far we are never tired to do, undo and redo.

Another great little house found via Xenia


my tumblr I keep posting inspirations found around the web.



winter stuff

It's quite cold and all look frozen outside, even people.
I wish I could  go on hibernation! instead, I'm baking, 
I made orange marmalade.  
I'm stitching a linen quilt, I'm making new stuff for knots and 
I'm knitting mittens.

We went to London and our friends took us to the new Unpackaged shop.

I think most of the groceries should be like that, 
unless they sell beautiful packaging made of cardboard, paper, glass and aluminium.

In one of these random pictures there's a corner of Anita's dolls house, 

as she says these days (for almost everything) "I wouldn't mind to... live in a house like that!". 
I made the mattresses to use either as a sofa or spares when 
all the lovely animals come to visit the little mouse that lives there.
I think after 4 years the house needs to be redecorate and modernised a bit.

snapshots around the house



back + the winner of the fourth giveaway

Hello there, it's seems ages since my last post. 
I wish I could say we are back from Italy as we planned,
instead we are back from two weeks of flu, and it hit me 
really hard this time, so hard that we couldn't get on the plane.

Surely not a brilliant way to end a year (2012 has brought 
us many health concerns, flu aside) neither a great beginning, 
but I don't complaint, we are fine after all.
I started the year doing what it seems I like the best 
these days: de-cluttering! I feel overwhelmed and overpowered 
by the amount of stuff we/I tend to accumulate, most of it is 
there for the dust or to stay unworn forever forgotten in a draw 
or cupboard. From hoarder I'm becoming an almost minimalist! 
We also got rid of the TV, finally! We never had a TV before 
our daugther, then when I was expecting I wanted one. 
It feels such a relief without television! I started to read 
more books and listen to  music as I used to do. 
If we want to watch a film we have a subscription to those 
"rent a dvd on-line companies". Now, next to go it might be 
the sofa (which by the way is falling apart), but it seems 
I have to wait a bit before we took that step, some resistance at home.
On another note, my plants are doing fine, except for the
first one you see in the picture. I forgot the name and it seems 
that is shrinking, I tried to move it around the house, 
to give her more water, less water etc but nothing seems to work, 
it is alive but not kicking. any suggestions? 
do you know which plant is this?


Hannna (number 16), you are the winner of the fourth give-away!
 please, send me your address.
Thank you all for playing and for the good wishes!

Cheers to 2013
finger crossed it will be a nicer year.