Thursday, December 17, 2009

have a rocking x·mas time!

So this is my x·mas card for this year, and I think it quite speaks for itself…! :) So please don't forget to have a rocking x·mas time! :)

Friday, December 11, 2009

sneak peak!

I know I have been neglecting you lately... But as a little forgiveness gift, I have a sneak peak for you on something very exciting I'm working on right now.... I just can't show you more, nor tell anything about it yet... but you can guess, if you'd like to! :)

This afternoon I'm leaving for a well deserved break! The destination is kept secret because it's a surprise for my other half... but you'll know more about it next week! 

Have a lovely weekend!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


This is a portrait I made quite a few months ago for a friend's birthday... showing her and all things she likes in the bubbles... and yes! I like to make portraits of my friends for their birthdays! :)
Hope you're having a nice week so far!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

getting ready for Christmas time...

Among the huge amount of things I will have to do next week is the project of making myself a nice Xmas card I can e-mail or send via regular mail to my family and friends this year... Last year's card was a big success and I thought I'd show it to you (I also made some gift tags), since my blog didn't yet exist back then... how time flies! And so many things have changed in a year of time...! 
What are you planning for Christmas this year? :)

Sunday, November 22, 2009

no... but yes!

No, I didn't forget about my blog...
No, I don't abandon you, my lovely readers!
No, I don't have enough time to do all the things I'd like to...
No, an entire week without blogging won't happen!
Yes, I do have tons of work! And I you ask me I feel quite spinning around, just like these new pattern series I did today...
Yes, I am willing to post more next week! 
But... I still found time to take a little walk on a wonderful wild beach not too far away from where we live... I needed to breathe! And it was just perfect!
Enjoy the rest of your weekend, I hope it was a good one for all of you! 

Thursday, November 12, 2009

publication [Zeixs Pattern Book]

The Zeixs Pattern Book is out! Zeixs is a German design books editor... I submitted some of my designs to them a few months ago (following the kind advice of Bowie on her Print and Pattern blog), and the Zeixs team informed me they would publish some of them!... I am now eagerly waiting to get my copy of this funny tiny book, to see which of my designs were chosen! Below are some images of what you can expect to see in the book (as said and shown on the website), can you guess which patterns are mine? :)

ps: get your very own copy of the Pattern Book or of any other Zeixs design book here...

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

xmas patterns

Just like these patterns, I'm all about Christmas already... the streets are already full of Christmas lights and decorations, I'm thinking of the presents I will give this year, the cards, gift tags, wrapping papers I'd like to make... let's hope there is enough time for everything!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009


... is a city that is about 15 minutes away from where we live in South Italy, the historical center/harbor is a lovely place to take a walk on a sunny morning, watching the fishermen coming back from the sea and emptying their nets... aaah life can be wonderful here!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

post # 100 [a present for you!]

It's been a while since the last post... it's only because I wanted to make this # 100 post special for you! Everything seems to be all about Christmas here... yes, already!! So I designed a gift tag for the occasion! This little gingerbread man is waiting to make you and your friends happy! Just click on the image, it should be big enough for you to save it on your computer... and print it out! Print as many as you like, any size you want, cut out and start spreading early gifts or save the tags for Christmas day! :) 

ps: I have tried it out for you and I think it works lovely with a golden kraft wrapping paper and a red/golden ribbon!

Monday, October 26, 2009

glimpses of a late summer

Today has been wonderful here, lots of sun and warm weather, which is pretty lovely when you have a full week of pouring rain and storm behind you! So I thought this pattern, which I made for Juna Studio, some days ago, would match this warm feeling...
Have a nice week!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

portraits of friends - part 3 (the last one!)

I've been back in Italy for 2 days now and it feels great, even though I do miss Paris a tiny little bit...! Today I did a little sightseeing tour... I will try to post some pictures I took soon! But for now let me show you the last portrait I did... It's my friend Marie, she loves sushi, don't we all love it?? :)

Monday, October 19, 2009

portraits of friends - part 2

This is another of the portraits I made for my friends' birthdays. It's quite different from the first one... every portrait matches a different person & personality. Please meet Marie-Emmanuelle and her addiction to call her friends! She can't live without a phone!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

in the mood for a warm apple cider...

The weather is cold again in Paris, but with a wonderfully blue sky and a bright sun up there! Still, the cold makes me long for a chimney fire and a nice cup of hot apple cider! And this was my inspiration for my new pattern "winter spices"... (I know it's only fall, but sometimes winter can be amazing!)! Have a lovely day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

portrait for bride & groom

I don't have time for a big chat right now, so I will just leave you with this illustration I made for friends of mine who got married this weekend, it's one of the personal projects I have been working on lately... As you can see, the illustration also works upside-down and I had lots of fun making it!:) Have a lovely week!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

summer flowers or autumn leaves?

This is a new design I came up with last week for contemporary women fashion for Juna Studio. You could see it as flowers or already interpret autumn leaves, depending on your mood... I am on a little Italy-break right now, spending a few days in Paris where the weather is kind of weird, not knowing exactly if it should still be summer or if it's time for autumn... exactly like this pattern, it matches both seasons!...

Monday, October 5, 2009

portraits of friends - part 1

This week-end I went to a great birthday party and a part of my presents for each of the 3 girls who were celebrating was a portrait of herself, doing what she most fancies... so let me introduce you to "Alexandra, the fashion-victim"... :)

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

plenty of things to do!

I have a whole lot of projects going on, some for work, other more personal, and everything tends to mix a little bit and to be stuck together in a big mess, just like these cars (a pattern collection I designed some time ago for Juna Studio) stuck in the middle of a huge traffic jam...! I have to get my head a little clearer... and working things off would probably be just the right way to do it...!