Friday, July 18, 2014

Time For Me

The time we take for ourselves, gives us something in return.
Ernst Ferstl

Off to a weekend of Shakti Yoga, North Sea and sun.
 Enjoy your weekend, friends!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Copy Cat

The new lesson in the painting e-course A Year of Painting by Alena Hennessy is titled "Making it your own". Find some art that speaks to you and paint your own version of it.
I chose Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Venus Verticordia.

And another painting by Tamara de Lempicka that I saw this April at the Centre Pompidou in Paris.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014


You wouldn't believe from the heat that is outside now, but Tuesday was actually a very rainy day. All-day-rain. Cats and dogs. Buckets. Full of rain. No chance of going outside. To pass the time Carolina and I played "sewing". Cutting fabric, carefully handling needles, organizing thread and even a bit of real sewing (from my side). My sewing machine saw its last activity in back in January (!), yeah, it's been half a year without sewing ...

Here comes a pair of comfy jersey pants, 
the pattern is Moira by Mamu Design.

Only after I had cut the fabric I saw this:

So now the washing instructions and fabric's name are part of one side of the pants,
looks nearly like intended.

The pants are seriously intended for yoga and play time:


Yeah, yeah, feeling the sewing groove again ...

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Beginning of the Blues

No, I am not sad. Quite the opposite. I am actually very happy, because the blueberry self-picking season has started this week. We have discovered a blueberry farm last year and this year the blueberries have grown even bigger there (as have the girls).

 Hello fresh blueberries galore, smoothies and muffins!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014