Have a light-er 2011!


7 boring things about me

Playing along with Kerry, I'm supposed to tell you 7 things about me.
I like to make people laugh, not laughing at me of course.
When I walk, I mainly do two things, I walk at a very fast pace and most of the time I look up.
Result? I tend to bump into signs, poles, walls, corners and people.
Just a couple of days ago, I hit my face against a corner so hard that the left cheek 
has swollen a bit, so sore that I can't sleep on that side since then.
I also cried like a lamb, which is something that I normally do when I hurt myself (third thing). Because of the fast pace I'm often prone to "freak accidents": once, in a shop I used to work in London, with the lovely Gini (fourth thing) I managed to stuck a cactus plant in my bum, it got caught on my long scarf and then landed with all the spines in my back side! the whole scene in front of a lot of people of course, it was quite embarassing, the folks there almost chocked for laughing so much! and yes, they were laughing at me.
Another time I was running up the stairs and I stuck my head inside a shelf full of shoe boxes, don't know how I did it though and again lots of people witnessed it. 
No wonder that sometimes I feel like Mr Bean (fifth thing about me).
Although I would love to be more like her or her (sixth).
But I'm quite happy to be what I am (seventh thing).
Yay , I made it!
Would you like to play along? I can't choose though.

Never complain. Never explain.
Katharine Hepburn

Thanks Kerry.



Wish you all a Peaceful Xmas,
the photo below was sent to me by Severine, how perfect!

thank you Severine.

(*photo by Severine Laforge)



Today I woke up and looked outside the window,
frost covers everything, the light is beautiful, the trees surreal.
I found myself overwhelmed by the beauty of it.

Severine delicate hand crocheted snow flake.

Uncommon beautiful handmade coaster, from Fen and Ned.


new cushion

Hello there, what are you up to?

Here the second pillow of the series.
Will be in the webshop. 
Sorry for the poor quality of the photo, little light today.



a new pillow


more nice things

Monday morning lost in tedious and unnerving calls to various offices.
Bureaucracy is evil.

A little xmas stocking from Maria
I like hercactus man project.

Wrist warmers and milk magazine.



Another brilliant exhibition at Kettle's Yard,
As so ci ations: video installations by 6 international artists, 
exploring the relationships between words, images and the 
manipulative use of them.
I took a  photo of Pavel Buchler work.

Knitting with big wool, let's see what comes out



I'm struggling to finish all the things I have to finish,
last night I finished my scarf.

just like starting over


at home

A is poorly.
We try to balance dvd's watching and crafting.
She made a paper doll, I'm trying to make a village of little houses. 
Our branch tree is white now and has fairy lights,
it is our Christmas tree for this year.
Little fingers can't stay away from the sand inside the vase, though.

To make the origami house go here (via here).

Don't forget the Xmas sale, use the promotional code YAY at the
checkout and you get -20% until Sunday 12 December.



Until Sunday 12 December, minus 20%  on all products in my shop.

Just use the promotional code: YAY when you go to the check out.


red riding hood

Books are what she gets in abundance for Christmas.
I wanted to show you this .
It's a pop up book, by Louise Rowe, beautiful subtle colours
nice stylized drawings
be aware that there's a big scary wolf inside, little ones might freak out!

Look at Wiebke blog, I really like this set of photos.
And this blog is delightful (found via another delightful blog 



A enthusiasm is contagious, so here I am preparing for the festivities.
I like to keep everything as much simple (and easy) as possible.
The Advent Calendar is made with little brown paper envelopes and these stamps.
But next year I will follow her example:  this is the coolest a.c. I ever seen around, 
oh and this one too, from vdj blog. (But please, if you have other suggestions send me the link).
The seasonal cold hit me too.
I will stay warm at home this weekend: which after all is a good thing, because I can't stop
to knit this scarf with beautiful baby alpaca dk (and I have some work to finish... finally).

What's your plan for the weekend?

Whatever you do I wish you a nice saturday.
Keep warm if you live on this side of the world,
stay cool to the others.


xmas stuff

Some things for Christmas