Thursday, December 30, 2010

Home Sweet Home

So this is my first post from my new residence in Southern Spain. We survived the long travels, the moving stress, the sadness of saying goodbye to friends and the Christmas craze. Tomorrow is the last day of 2010. What a year it has been. Not a bad one, but definitely one of great changes and lots of endings. 2011 will be a life changing year for me, on many different levels, but more on that on a future post.
I thought it might be nice to show you a little of where I will start the new year. Mostly exteriors of the garden, I'll post some interior pics as soon as I'm done redecorating.
Hope you have a great and memorable transition into the new year, may it bring you joy and fill you with happiness, xx
View from the garden onto the Concha mountain (concha means sea shell)
Flowers blooming when in other places in the world all you can see is snow
My shadow in the pool
View from the garden onto town, we have our own oranges (and avocados!!!)
Some of our cohabitants bathing in the sun...
...others prefer the shade
some details of my new NIMO. headquarters

More details of the garden
Sunlight on the dishes in the kitchen (courtesy of Mikki)
This is what happens when my mom "improvises" a quick dinner - wow!
...and my breakfast companion ;)

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Wrapping it up in LA

Well, this is a short summary of what my last weeks consisted of. Literally wrapping it up in LA.
Constant trips to the shipping supply store to get seemingly endless rolls of bubble wrap, tape and the occasional box. In between all the packing and selling madness (whoever came up with craigslist is a genius and a live saver) we managed to squeeze in as much fun stuff as possible. So today my pictures are a mix of packing and a great trip to the Queen Mary, which is docked permanently in Long Beach.
The next post will contain more fun images of the amazing weekend I've been having with my dear friends from LA. Have a great week, xx
Heart shaped leaves everywhere

The majestic Queen Mary

Snow flake projections in old town Pasadena

Bon ap├ętit! Improvised dining table amidst boxes

Christmas shadow and giving our Cruiser the last car wash

This box contains all my jewelry tools and supplies

Our belongings, just before pick up

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Crafty Holiday Blog Hop

Today it is my turn to post in the Crafty Blog Hop, which was organized by the lovely Angela Flicker over at The Artists' House
The blog hop is a chain-event, in which a bunch of bloggers post their selection of crafty gifts for the holidays and write about their commitment to buy hand made. [Click here to see the full list of participating bloggers]
So why do I commit to buying hand made gifts this Christmas? 
Because I truly believe that hand made gifts really reflect this season of giving and celebrating with family and friends. I can’t think of a more personal way of giving: you are choosing something special, for someone special made by somebody special. 
I also believe that during these dire economic times it is our duty (and joy) to support small businesses and people who pursue their passion of creating things. Some are fortunate enough to have their own shops or to be represented in small boutiques, others participate in local market events and all of them sell online. - Yeay for the web! 
The selection of crafters whose products I’d like to give (and receive) this Christmas, are all available on etsy, although I strongly encourage you to visit local events. Here in the LA area I can recommend  Unique LA and Renegade Craft, which will both take place on December 11th & 12th.  

For Her
1. Woven Cowl by Celapiu
2. Herringbone Gigi Purse by Bagatelles & Co
3. Hand screen printed Hoodie Dress by New Extrave Fashion Studio
4. Pocket Planner 2011 by Dozi
5. Johnny Head Skulpture by Mud

For Him 
1. Godet Tee by Take Off Your Clothes
2. Penguin Print by E. Soule
3. Shadow Boxer Pullover by Hackwith Design
4. Ipad Mix Tape Case by Brave Moonman
5. Antlers Poster by Debie Carlos

For the Little One
1. Sylverster the Sneak Tee by B Childrens Wear
2. Dog Wool Slippers by Little Friend
3. Baby Racoon No. 1 Print by Sharon Montrose
4. Wool Monster Slippers by Handknit Hugs
5. Boom Box Bib Set by Burkeheart Baby

Feel like getting more insider tips on crafty presents? Make sure to visit creative stash on monday! 
Happy Holidays, xx