Tuesday, January 29, 2008


A very grey winter, too much work and a husband who returned with influenza from France last sunday...I am very sorry, but I need my bed!
Hope to feel better tomorrow!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Peace and quiet

I can look at this mosaic when I am getting a bit stressed, and dream of less work and deadlines (in a few weeks...). Looking forward to a bit of free time to finish my projects and to work in the garden.
1. little notebook, 2. Emmerson 4.12.06 005, 3. My favourite tree, Newhailes, 4. penny's paws, 5. autumn quiet, 6. Ullswater, 7. A scene of only green., 8. Botanical Garden, Montreal, 9. Watching the Air Conditioner, 10. Retro Rib Progress, 11. afternoon, 12. kacper, 13. taking in the view, 14. found nest, 15. Garden at Anne Hathaway's Cottage II, 16. Les iles de Sion en automne 2005 - Island of Sion autumn 2005

Friday, January 18, 2008

A bit of journalling

I'm drowning in my work for the moment, so there is no time for crafting. At least I was able to do a bit of drawing in my journal... Mmm, selfportrait turned out a bit creepy, more of that later in the year!

My little loves

When I read the story about Carrie and the loss of her baby daughter May, I was really touched. So I kept reading her (lovely) blog and decided to make something when I read this.
I knitted this baby hat. Ooh, it was a long time ago that I knitted something so small!

And I couldn't resist making a little something for Carries lovely daughter Nissa: a felted rabbit. I really hope she will like it!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Pay it forward

Finally I can show a picture of what I've been doing lately: knitting mittens for Koen. It's the first thing I made for this swap game. Now I can start thinking about the second present I have to make.
There is still one person who can join, if you give a comment on the "Pay it forward" post of 11/11/07, I send you something handmade!

Friday, January 11, 2008

A strange day!

We had a lot of commotion at our house today, we had a chimney fire!
The firemen (about 15 of them!) arrived 10 minutes after we had called them, and an hour later everything was allright again and we could start to clean the house. But there was no damage, only a lot of dirt from the garden, because everybody was running in and out and removing furniture.

For once, I was really happy with our rainy climate, our thatched roof was too damp to catch fire immediately.

As you can see, it gave me some inspiration for my drawing of today...and no, I didn't make the drawing you see above here, I found it in a little golden book.

Droodles and failures

Oh well, not quite good, but I publish these droodles anyway... It is so hard to draw a cat that is not sleeping! Maybe I will get better in 2008, that is what I want to prove to myself .

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

My journal

A few more pages I've scanned:

Enjoying a sunny afternoon

Saturday, January 5, 2008

I got tagged: 8 things...

I got tagged a few weeks ago by Kate of Our red house.
8 Things I am passionate about:

-my children
-my husband
-my friends
-my home , my pets, my garden
-nature, I try hard to live with respect for my environment
-learning, crafting, drawing
-watching movies and discuss them with friends

8 things I want to do before I die:
-become a grandmother (this is not in my hands, I'm afraid)
-become a more self-confident cook
-read a lot of books
-travel around Europe
-see New York
-learn Italian (I am a bit too lazy for it for the moment)
-have an exhibition with my paintings
-learn to make my own clothes

8 things I say often:(this is a difficult one)
-I am hungry!
-Clean up your room!
-Oh no, I forgot to...
-My day is too short.
-Mmm, a nice cup of coffee!
-That person looks like...
-Listen to this!

8 books I've read recently:
You can see those in my "My library" list!

8 songs I could listen to over and over again:

-all the songs on "Revolver" by the Beatles
-Strange Fruit by Billie Holliday
-My Funny Valentine by Chet Baker
-Your Rocky Spine by the Great Lake Swimmers
-Redemption Song by Bob Marley
-Cole Porter songs
-The Tourist by Radiohead
-Old Man by Neil Young
But this list would look completely different next week, I guess,...

8 things that attract me to my best friends:
-most important: their humour!
-same way of thinking about politics, environment,...
-their interests
-they have to like movies, books, art
-their love for animals and nature
-their love for good food
-I get bored easily with people who talk about their cars, insurances, status, money...

8 people who should absolutely do this game:

Friday, January 4, 2008

2008 in drawings

I got a bit bored with my project of drawing a theme every week, so I decided to start something new: make a drawing every day, doesn't matter what, it can be something I did that day, or just an altered magazine clipping, ...
And that is my resolution for 2008: draw something every day!

Some pages of "my week of drawing..." of last year, which I didn't post yet:

and hands.

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Projects for 2008

To all of you out there in blogland: a happy New Year and lots of crafting ideas!
The last days I didn't have the time to craft, the only thing I did was cooking, cleaning up my kitchen, eating ,cooking and cleaning again, drinking, sleeping, watching TV (Extras season 2), eating, drinking, sleeping, etc....
And now it's time to start thinking about my resolutions for 2008, and this mosaic is already a start: all these pictures inspire me to try new things!

1. 62, 2. quilted_polkas_6, 3. Endpaper Mitts 1, 4. Capelina merino y alpaca II, 5. cupcakes, 6. Pincushion, 7. washcloth, 8. Felted bag, 9. stars in my garden - detail, 10. Crochet scarf, 11. Rana, 12. Shetland Triangle, 13. cottage0004, 14. log bunny, 15. chevron_main, 16. Drawstring pouch