Sunday, January 31, 2010

The Slowliness of Sundays


yes, pancakes are really one of my favorite food! this morning I've made a pile of tiny ones, and there are still some left for tomorrow's breakfast :)
and these last days we've been watching this great dvds:


I wish you all a nice Sunday, with special thanks to Jenny at Frecklewonder for her nice post about me!!!! She is so nice and sells supergreat vintage dresses in her etsy shop! go check her out :)

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

it's snowing again.

Jelly and Gris Gris Radetsky

Kiki Tornado and Leloup Bolotowsky

here are some of the last Les Monstris I've made, they are in the shop now!
Uh, have a look here, who's found a new cozy home!
these days, I would sleep 12 hours a day... I find this cold is really dragging me down, it's like if making everything requires (at least) twice the energy, and at 5 pm I am already kaputt... (sorry to bother you all with these winter related posts, ehehe)

here there is very interesting post about Berlin seen from an american visitor who's an affectionate collector of 2nd hand stuff
and here is a flickr stream I am loving: an au pair girl living in Reykjavik, Iceland: how cool is that?!

Monday, January 25, 2010

white and red

these pictures are my contribution to a game, I've been invited by angela of three buttons. the rules are you choose a colour of your choice and post seven  (oops) found objects around the home in that colour. I choose white and red! I don't feel like inviting anyone right now, but if you want to play along just go on and let me know, I will be curious to see you colorful posts!
Angela also inspired me to order a hot chocolate at cupcake yesterday afternoon, and it's been the best thing I could hope for in such a freezing afternoon: a giant cup of deliciously smelling piping hot soy milk with tons of chocolate and 2cm of foam, like a cappuccino, mmmmmmmmmmh... me and Mr. C we went for a quick walk around a semi-deserted Boxhagener Platz flea market, but it was too cold, almost nobody around. But there is where I've found the tray you see in the second picture, it is just what I was looking for...uh, and the tiny Delft mug? 1 euro and it was mine, ah!
I am feeling very tired today. After going to the post office with -19° degrees of icy wind, up and down Karl-Marx-Allee, I managed to sew a bit, but I was absolutely not satisfied with the results, umph.
hope to come up with something better tomorrow!
have a nice week

Friday, January 22, 2010

Chilling Week End


I am staying away from the sewing machine today, catching up with emails/comments etc. I went to the post office this morning, outside it was -10C° and I got very close to fall on the icy  pavement at least twice... so there you go with a couple of wintery images!
I've just discovered lulu's blog, a collection of nice photography!
and  in the week end I will be working on some more (!) wolfies Bolotowsky, and a wee interview with kim at Hyggelig Happy!

uh, and I've reached the 99th sale over at my etsy shop! the customer  who will be the number 100 will receive a small surprise from me :D

it's Friday,

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Busy Bee Busy

 Puno Bolotovsky

Atticus De La Fonseca

Sylvius K.K. Pennarelli

Here are the last ones I've made between yesterday and today, I've been sewing like crazy dears!
I wish I could find the time for taking less boring pictures, eheh, but in wintertime everything must be ready and photographed before 4 p.m., otherwise it's a mess... (I should wake up earlier, sure I know...)
thank you so much for the great number of visits over at my new shop, I am smitten!
It would be so great if I could invite Lisa, Nicole, Tiger, Kim, Nic, Meike (and many more) over for a cup of tea and a cake to celebrate my first 3 sales over at bigcartel!!! Yihuuuuuuuuu!

and here are some nice links for you to check out:

a funny "spot the item" game over at Evangelione: she's so funny (and GIGA talented!!): hooray, I've finally found a crafter that is almost as messy as me :D

Applications for PLUSH YOU 2010 are now open! you have time until the 22nd of February, don't forget this if you want to have the chance to have your plushies showed in L.A. in August and in Seattle in October!

and have a look at some cute stuff at Pinkrain! She makes the sweetest polymer clay brooches :)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A New Place For Les Monstris

As previously anticipated here I am with some changes, as you can see from the new layout, but there's more: the big news is that I've just opened my Brand New Online Store and there's where you will find  a selection of my favorite Les Monstris and The Other Stuff That I Make! I do hope you will like it as much as I do, and of course I would really appreciate any positive ore negative feedback from you readers :)
I am still keeping my beloved etsy shop, but I was in the need for something a bit more special and "professional-looking": here on bigcartel you can personalize your own page and I think it's more user-friendly (like: no need to have an account in order to buy!). Also in this way I don't have the perception of being just  one out of the millions of tiny crafty fishes swimming in the big pond that is etsy!
The other side of it is that  being that there isn't a community back there like with etsy,  I will have to promote it all by myself (needless to say I would be the happiest girl in the world if you like my stuff and you would like to help me spread the word :D)

so, go check it out and let me know what you think!

Monday, January 18, 2010

working on some things...

This is a group shot of some of my new Les Monstris, I am almost ready for a shop update, but I still have some details to work out... can't wait to show you!

Sunday, January 17, 2010

SUPER WINTER SALE ending tonight

I hope you are enjoyning your  weekend! I've been out for a 4 hours long walk in the snow, how great! The Spree looks a bit like the North Pole, see? they say it's going to snow down until Friday, yuhuuuuu!
those up there in the becoming-usual "Windowsill Shot" are Ryo and Milo, I got them  a few weeks ago at the Boxhagener Platz flea market... I am feeling guilty for not buying the whole two families of Bunnies and Crocodiles...

UH: please remember that the SALE I am having at my etsy shop is closing tonight! take advantage of the -30% on each item until it lasts!

....I am working out some quite relevant changes that will take on in the middle of next week, stay tuned for  the news and a whole bunch of Les Monstris coming soon!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

this afternoon

yesterday's lunch: homemade seitan "gyros"
with steamed broccoli & tahina, plus spicy cous cous!

today I've been sewing all afternoon, I am getting ready for a little shop update somewhere next week.. the two guys up here are not finished yet, but they already have names: they are Gaston and Ponchos!
It's a long way to spring, but I managed to fix that flowery vintage dress I bought a couple of years ago, it was too long, now I just can't wait to wear it!

go see some nice illustration here
and some great great LOMO  travel pictures here

please remember there are only 3 days left for taking advantage of the SALE I am having over at my shop!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

SUPER WINTER SALE in my etsy shop!

Just a reminder : the SUPER WINTER SALE  in my shop is going on until Sunday 17th at 12 p.m., you will find all the prices reduced of the 30% until that day!!

I've recently moved the furniture in our bedroom and now I like it even more! that's the afghan I "inherited" from a old auntie. I am stucked with mine, need to go out buy some yarn for finishing it with a crocheted border all around, but I am still unsure about the size...

...up there attached to the red lampshade is a row of  bunnies that I've cut out of brown paper, inspired by "Der Blaue Hase", a children's book by Ela Peroci  illustrated by Ančka Gošnik Godec, a great old-school illustrator from Slovenia!
and then there is  a bit of me on this month's italian Glamour magazine! see the doll in the right low corner ;)?
uh, and the last picture it's a flyer I've made today for my boyfriend's and my friend Stefania's future gig in berlin! come say hAllo if you are in town!
via Hello Tiger  I've just discovered  a nice blog, Camp Comfort, great for a relaxed style and inspiration.

go winter!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

back from the holidays

back home in berlin after 3 weeks in italy... it is so nice to see my place again, cooking my own stuff, sleeping in my bed, aaaaaah... although I had a great time during  these days away, I moved around a lot, I managed to visit so many different friends...
I followed Mr C. in Tuscany for a couple of gigs he was playing with his band In Zaire (we slept ON  the stage, very rock'n'roll, m-mh), I had a great time in Murano (Venice) with my parents, in Bozen and in Pavia, where I met my best friends for a nice evening meal (I gave them two identical pied-de-poule dresses made  by me...)
 I got back yesterday night after a 10 hours train trip, I've already dismantled my tiny christmass tree (you can see the bunch of wooly decorations in the first picture) and now I am ready to go back to work, I have tons of plans and things to do:
first and more important is that this week I am having a...

starting  tomorrow 11th of January at 12.00 a.m. CET until  Sunday 17th at 12 p.m  there will be a 30% off on every item in my shop!!

then I will be making a lot of new Les Monstris, and I am really excited about a collaboration with my friend Bera of Le Raclet, you will be able to see here the results very soon!

last but not least I'd like to say hello  and thanksss to HELLO TIGER for featuring my blog amongst her favorites for the 2009, yu-huuuuu! this is making me  smile very very big, since I am a big fan of her super juicy blog
thanks also to Liza, who makes very cool cute/serious stuffed animals;
thanks to Jodi of The Creative Jar for featuring me amongst  her interesting etsy finds..
and also  a big thank you and Happy 2010 to all the new followers/readers and for your nice comments :)