Books have always been amongst my favorite things in life. My kids are fortunate enough to have lots of books around – new, inherit from their grandparents, borrowed from libraries and friends, rescued from thrift sales and school auctions (their favorites, of course)… I can honestly say that loving books (and reading) is embedded in our family… Continue reading Addicted to reading? (seriously!)
Despite not being a Facebook follower (I usually check it a few times per week in order to keep up with the latest news from my favorite designers and shops), this week I got the most unexpected notice… A Papo d’Anjo stock-off sale was happening in a few days in a warehouse (close to my home !) Seriously?! I did… Continue reading Guess what?
My morning ritual (in “good mornings”) involves drinking a cup of tea in front of the computer before leaving the house. It’s my (almost) quiet time as the kids are still getting ready for school (searching for toys or missing stuff that is always so important to share with their friends). I only have about… Continue reading Out to Sea
This week I’ve been stepping out of my comfort zone (sewing-wise, of course)… Both the fabric and the pattern have been on my stash for quite a long time. I used the Miss Violet pattern from The Handmade Dress (pdf version) as a guide and a multi dots print from the Sweet Nothings line from… Continue reading Honeycomb smocking
Time really does fly! Between work assignments (including a 3-day trip to Sheffield, with lots of rain involved), school work with T (final exams coming soon) and a quick trip to the beach with Miss M and G, the week went pretty fast 😉 Yet, I still managed to squeeze in a quick photo session with my… Continue reading Show me your stash
Life has been busy at the moment (as usual) yet I know I should be glad because a busy life means a life that has been throughly lived and I wouldn’t want it any other way 🙂 Yet, the drawback is that sewing time is once again greatly reduced… Nevertheless, and while we’re still waiting… Continue reading Something old, something new …
After KCWC Spring 2012, sewing plans have not stopped around here and I’m finding myself with a renew motivation for embracing some “almost forgotten” projects. If you follow me on Flickr you are probably already well-acquainted with my love for Liberty. What I haven’t shown so far is my Liberty stash. Just in case you… Continue reading On collecting Liberty