Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Spring colors

As spring is almost here, I find myself more tempted to use stronger colors. I found this fabric that I could not just let go. Must I say that I wasn't planning on buying any fabrics at all??
But I just love it! Don't ya?
I matched to the set an equally happy and colorful headband 



What's not to love about it? 
for me it spells: S. U. N.

Sunday, December 29, 2013

January 2014 Calendar


I thought of offering you a January calendar I have made from one of my photos. 



You can download it, if you would like to print it for your own personal use.



Thursday, December 26, 2013

The knitted baby pants

If you think you can do something or that you can not do something, it's usually your mind that tells you this.

It's so funny! I am sure some of have gone through this, too:
I have built a  huge solid brick wall in my mind about the knitting of baby pants...it must be something very difficult to do, only for the most experienced knitters...I can not do it! No, not me! So I was looking for someone who could knit them for me.
Until...
I have called the grandma of one of my kiddo's friends (she is a fabulous woman, very nice) and asked her if she could knit for me some baby pants :) well, no need to say the mind blowing discussion I had with her! "wait a minute! why don't you do it??..."well, I can not, I don't know how, I bought a pattern and I can not understand a thing..it's so difficult...bla...bla...bla..."
"difficult? no, no, no, it's not difficult at all! Listen to me....you do this and this, and like this...."
Wel, I did not understand the way she told me to do it....again...BUT she gave me the courage to grab a pair of needles an try!
I grabbed from the "memory box" a pair of baby pants that beloged to my daughter....and...Ta! da!
I could do it! I can do it! now I know! I Can Do It!



My very first knit baby pants!

So, forget the "can't", forget the "impossibles" forget the "not me" and just do whatver you want to do.

Peace and love!
Ioana



Monday, December 02, 2013

Baby blanket knitting pattern for the begginers

Having a few hours on your hand? what about knitting a chunky baby blanket? You don't have a chunky yarn? There isn't a bit of a problem about it, just take two medium thicknes yarns and knit them together.



This is my first pattern! I hope you will enjoy making your baby's mini blanket!


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Gratitude



Many times I wonder do I feel gratefull? Really, really gratefull? But what is gratitude? I mean, do I feel the imense joy  inside just because  my life is the way it is, the imense happynes that I have everything that I do have: material and non material things; money can buy and money can not: child, parents, friends.... knowledge, courage...are these our own posessions or God trusted us with them to do the best we can: raise children the best way we know, to be sure they will live a happy life; to love, honor and protect our parents since we chose them for this life to make us the person we are today; to cherish our true friends like they are our brothers and sisters that we have found to walk with us in life.

Do I?

Today I do.
Today I feel imense gratitude for everything my life is.
I am gratefull for the courage to have chosen to to what I love doing despite all the no-nos. I am grateful that I conquered the fear of loosing the stability to the freedom.

I am gratefull for my parents: that they live. yes, I am so, so happy that they are alive, that I can hug them and talk to them, that my dad can still teach me how to make his delicious pilaf. I thank God for that.

I am gratefull for my dear friends, just a handfull of people, that I deeply love.

Yes. today I humbly give thanks for everything that I am and everything that I have.

Monday, November 04, 2013

30 Days of gratitude Day1 & 2

Heading quickly to the en of the year, it is nice to look at the things we are gratefull for. Of course, there are more than 30 things, and in the first days it was difficult to choose because there are so many. It is a wonderful feeling to be gratefull for what you have, to appreciate the good in life, material or not, all the wonderful people that came nto our lives., the ones that did us good or maybe just taught us a valuable lesson.

#1 I am grateful for my home



Even it isn't YET perfect, I don't have the magazines furniture & carpets, I love my cozy home!

#2 I am grateful for knowing how to knit.




Sunday, September 29, 2013

DIY: PomPom Scarf

          Sipping my coffee in the morning with a knitted poncho on my shoulders to keep me warm, I was browsing though facebook, etsy, blogs, tumblr, just name it....I am all over the place! BUT I stoped when I found this beautiful DIY project on a blog I really, really love and admire!
 The Purl Bee I am sure most of you know it by now. Great inspirational projects, wonderfully explained and great details.



I will certainly try to make it although me and my sewing machine are not the best of friends :))

See the whole DIY of this stunning cowl  here

I'd love to hear what do you think and if you made it, just post a link, so we can see it, too!
I promise to come back with pics when / if I make one for me, too.

Until then, sending you peace and love! 
ioana



Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sunday, September 01, 2013

Etsy treasures I love: Azulado


I love Sandra 's creations, and I mean all of them! from jewelry to home decor. You can feel the warmth and joy through the vibrant colors.

You can just imagine the deep blue sea with the clear waters and the sun.



Or you can you taste the sweetness of the honney:



Or, what magnificent sea creature the waves of the imagination brought to the shore of the creation?


I would like to invite you to visit the shop for more wonders, I could post them all here, but, better, see for yoursef:



Saturday, August 31, 2013

Friday Night Outfit



My Friday Night Outfit turned into the Saturday Outfit.

Here, weather changed in an instant from summer to almost winter; so, I went from sandals to boots!
Not that I am pissed or something...I just looove boots and I also love big chunky scarfs!
Here it is my outfit with great items I found on Etsy (one is mine he! he!)



Would you like to see more outfits? 
we're having a party over at Star of the East

Friday, August 30, 2013

September Calendar

My dears, it is a little bit late, the last day of August, but here it is,  I prepared a September calendar for you with one of my photographs.

Feel free to share with others, if you like it, save it.


(I would appreciate a link back :)

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Do you feel the fall in the air?


Oh, yes, I do!
The mornings, get chilly, the leaves are beginning to change color....It was my favourite time of the year as the sky seems to turn into a deep blue, as all the colors turn into fire-like, rust like and deep goldens.

I always think about changing my home "feel" too, so I went about and looked for some great DIY projects for you:

Here it is the first one: a gorgeous coffe filter wreath:




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