Monday, April 25, 2011


After a big storm the beach is full of little treasures. Hope you had a nice Easter.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


This is one of my favourites.

Originally, a very long time ago, it was a beautiful cashmere cardigan of my friend's grandmother.

She inherited it.
At some point, sadly, it shrunk in the wash.
So my friend turned it into a hooded jacket/vest for her daughter.
Her daughter grew out of it.
Now my daughter can wear it (hopefully, for quite a bit).

And I already know who's next in line...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Going out?

I see images people take of bars and restaurants they go to, the food they eat and I start dreaming. Such calm atmosphere.

Well, going out with kids... is madness. Everything is a potential hazard/ nuisance to others. And then out of the blue, a french waiter lifts one kid onto a bar stool, a bar keeper mesmerizes with his tricks and the little one is fully occupied with 'our' cheese platter.

Bliss. For a moment.

Wishing everyone a happy weekend.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Sunday Mondays

We seem to have skipped spring. What happened? We are not ready for summer yet.

Searching for sun screen, not finding sun hats, quickly sewing a stripey dress and having to buy sandals with what seemed like half the people of Barcelona.

By the way - I am collecting onion peel for this

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Learning ✭ simple ✭

I am learning a lot from kids. One of the things is 'simple'.
... watching them spend a whole day playing on a pile of dirt of a soon to be building site.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Raglan T-Shirt

Raglan sleeves are so quick to sew, but creating a seamless raglan sleeve pattern takes me ages. She's grown out of the pattern I created for the T-Shirts she's wearing here and here. Instead of resizing, I wanted to try a new one. Oliona pointed me to a ready made Raglan pattern - Nº 15 in Ottobre Kids Fashion 6/2010.

I've made quite a few. This one is my favourite - I really like the different shades and wrinkles of the hand dyed fabric.