Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Blog of the week

Eye candy, I love all this cute needlework. Such a pity I can't understand Japanese... But I can look at all these goodies, and so can you!

Monday, February 25, 2008

More sketches

This tealabel was too nice to throw away.

Another sketch for the book about "sight", a book with experiments for children.

What I really liked about the work of Alechinsky: you can clearly see his pleasure in drawing and painting, and his work is not pretentious at all.

A portrait of Lucy: her nose is too thick, her lips too big... I'll keep on trying!

Here I look like a ghost, in real life it is not so bad, I hope...

Wartime reading

I am indulging myself in the pleasure of knitting, gardening, walking and...reading, of course! I am in the middle of this book. It's strange how much a book can impress without even realizing it. Last night, I dreamed about air raids, London, and all that mixed up with going to a wartime museum...weird dream.
Listening to this kind of music also helps to get in the
mood of the wartime era.

Looking glamourous, even during the blitz! I bet this wasn't the reality, but women like to dream, don't they?

And here is a great link for free wartime knitting patterns.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Winter girl

Two more winter girls to go for my next block. I try to work around a theme for every block, and this theme is "winter".
I am longing for "spring"!

Monday, February 18, 2008

Knitting with cats

The colour of my knitwork is becoming Pooh beautifully, I think.

Sketchbook update

I am so much behind on posting my drawing journal! I'll have to catch up this week...

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Capelet crazy

1. Alisha models the back, very patiently, 2. flowerbasket shawl, 3. Tweed Rose Trellis shawl, 4. Cuello Rosa con botones III, 5. Back, 6. Crocheted Capelet, 7. swallowtail shawl 5, 8. anthropologie02, 9. Capelina merino y alpaca II, 10. swallowtail, 11. knit f o, 12. I know....I know....don't even go there., 13. ribbed lace bolero, 14. Curved Shawl with Diamond Edging, 15. Dream Blossom Capelet -Detail, 16. Vintage lace capelet
Yes, more Flickr inspiration! As you can see, there are a lot of talented knitters around... I don't think I will ever manage to knit something as complicated as the shawls you see here. I've never tried lace knitting, but it looks really beautiful to me.

Clothes with a high waistline, capelets and ribbons give me a real "Jane Austen-feeling". It's a fashion trend that really appeals to me, it always did.

Friday, February 15, 2008


...I finished my work this morning, forty drawings for a children's book.
I spent the rest of the day vacuuming, ironing, cleaning, and I actually enjoyed it, certainly with the rays of sun in our house!
Although this was a rather big job, I managed to knit in the evenings and I finished my red cape.

I even started a capelet, with a cable motif. I want to wear it when I am working at my desk, to warm my shoulders.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

At my desk

It's so nice to have company while working...

Monday, February 4, 2008

A sixties childhood

I made this mosaic in a nostalgic mood. Do you recognize your own childhood in these pictures?

1. :: { Big ben Rainwear } ::, 2. Vintage Dress Patterns, 3. barbie booklet, 4. lembram-se, 5. found a tiny 3" book; animal lovers can relate to this touching illustration, 6. DSCN3223, 7. flintstones annual, 8. Martine a la Maison, 9. Dumbo Time!, 10. LOVE IS WALKING HAND IN HAND - old book = cover, 11. Timmy Mouse Illustration, 12. I'm a troll!, 13. tutti, 14. london, 15. Mary Poppins-1977, 16. retro bus ride

Listening while working...

Journal update

Because I was drawing all the time the last few weeks-for my job, not in my journal- I glued a few of my working sketches inbetween the rest.
Otherwise, I would be getting too much behind on my journalling!

Saturday, February 2, 2008


Today a quiet, sunny day...a bit of spring in the air, and a recovering husband!