Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A portrait

Looking at kids drawings always makes me smile. We often draw together. She starts, asks me to add my version and then makes amends or provides guidance.

'No, this is not how you draw a princess, boat, house, pig.... etc. Mama!'

Until her little sister approaches with the big red marker and 'ruins' everything, of course. 

I like her portrait of me.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Tiny Socks

My sock knitting still needs quite a bit of practice. I've undone a few socks because the heel just didn't look neat enough. But I've learned my lesson and for now I am knitting tiny socks.

Can't wait to see these on the tiny feet of my niece.

Saturday, March 19, 2011


Lately, playing around and experimenting has rarely managed to sneak passed my list of things to do. Seeing 'Juga' (Catalan for 'Play') written in big letters at this lovely shop was a secret message, I thought.

I've been thinking for a while about printing some simple t-shirts. I am not sure yet, what or how, actually. But finding out is fun.

Hope I'll find the time to play some more, soon.

How do you find the time?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Big Collar Sweater

A hint of spring and she stands by the door, ready to go out in a t-shirt, skirt and sandals. 
I don't blame her, I was the same as a kid and still regularly have to borrow sweaters from friends because the sun tricked me into thinking it was a lot warmer.

I understand that mentioning a jacket to a person that is as easily tricked by the sun as I am is a lost cause. So this thick, big collar sweater is my compromise.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Here comes the sun

It makes such a difference when the sun is out. Hope you get some sun, too.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Pretty princess day

Her friends go dressed as a pirate and a lion ( I am jealous)

For her, carnival is pretty princess week. So I stood in a very long line with many other mums to buy tulle. There was very little pink tulle left, so I guess many had received the same instructions as I had.

A princess skirt. Pink and very, very big.

Pink and big it is. She's has already informed me that it's too good to be taken off - ever.