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!