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FO :: my freaky tote bag

Oh,yeah,my freaky project tote bag is ready…




…. yes,I want to let people know that the bag is handmade…. the eimbroidery is a bit megalomanic, you say…. well,you’re quite right… yes,I want people know that it is handmade but the fact is that the only eimbroidery stitch I’m able to make is the cross stitch and this is the smallest letter version I was capable to make….. so my so called label turned out quite big…. never mind, I will remove it if that will be necessary…. 🙂


That’s it,my friends! Off for some relaxing Saturdays knitting 🙂




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My new crafty bag

Hello,my friends!

What to say…. my Big man and me are having some deliriously busy days lately (as you already know….. :/ ) but it seems that our hunting will end soon…. fingers crossed…. today, between a phone call and an attack of hysteria, I’ve started to craft my own crafty tote bag….



It is almost done but I didn’t have enough energy and concentration to finish it off….

It’s strange with all those colours not exactly matching well but …. It depicts my personality quite well because it is so obvious that the bag is a study of colour, shape and look…. I wanted to create a more sober bag than my usual and I think I did but I used the grosgrain ribbon of a wrong colour shade…. in reality the colour is not so blue, it’s more like a dark blue-green as the below one…..

verde petrolio


…. all in all, I have to admit that I like the bag and its being odd even if it didn’t turn out like I imagined it would…. never mind, because I will have soon a nice super strange tote bag to carry around my projects and have a perfect excuse to make another one… 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀 😀




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A romantic tote

Hello, my friends!

This is the super quick post about a tote bag I have just finished off for Jennifer from Squirrel Picnic… Unfortunately I’m a bit busy today so I’m going to post only the photos and I sincerely hope you enjoy the view.. 🙂









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Lack of creativity

Oh,yeah, it happens sometimes…. it happens to have some empty moments with no creativity, no energy, no enthusiasm….. even if there’s the sun shining outside!!! Well, it happens sometimes that loneliness overwhelms me and that my craft suffers a bit this condition….. so, since I didn’t know what to do today, I decided to make a quick project, just for myself, which at the beginning didn’t convince me much but then turned out nice and cheered my spirit up 🙂

Do you remember these dish towels…. well, I crocheted the edging to a another one ….




Nice colours and nice edging! I have found the pattern in one of the crochet magazines I have at mine and had modified it a bit. It reminds me on coral branches and gives to the towel a stylish look. 🙂 🙂 🙂 I’m satisfied!! Sometimes it’s a good thing to have some little mood saving projects kept apart to fill the empty moments like mine today..




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The prototype

Hello, my friends!

It’s midnight and I have to say that I’m quite tired but I knew that,in the very moment I sewed on the button and finished it off, I would share with you my last craziness before go to bed… well, the crazy part was being crafting up till now, not the project itself…

So… I told you that I crocheted a filet lace

…then I took the necessary measurements for this project….


…. and with stuff I have in my stash…. an old jeans, a bad crochet project and an even worse sewing project…


….. I have crafted this….


….. ops, sorry, this is a WIP photo… I repeat…

… I have crafted this…


…. a tote for BOOKS…. this is my BOOK TOTE BAG prototype!!!


I was nourishing this idea from the first time I saw the knitted book bags on one of my FB friends’ profile … I loved them so much that I had to craft one myself! And, at last, the right moment has arrived!!! (I have finally realized that crafting is all about right moments and nothing more.. ) The tote is perfect for those who like to read and travel a lot or has a long trip from home to work… As usual, the tote has different measurements than I originally planned but, in this particular case, it turns to be an advantage because….

…. you can carry along more than one book…


…. and it can be used to carry home a lot of crafty magazines….


This tote turned out even better than I thought…. I’m really happy about and I know the right person to whom give it 🙂

Now I can go to sleep 🙂

Good night ❤ ❤ ❤




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FO :: Audrey

….. oh,yeah,she is….


…. steamed and ready to be framed….

While cross stitching in these last two days an idea has come up to my mind … which includes a small filet lace, already woven in ends and blocked….


….. can you spot the rose in the middle..? After so much knitting I had a need to hold a hook for a while… I’m off to work on my new idea…since it foresees sewing, I’m already sweating a lot…. wish me luck,please…




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Back home…

… from Lucera…. and guess what…? Since my Big man’s flat is a kind of pied-à-terre, there was no TV, no internet connection (save my smartphone…), no Parma friends for an happy hour…. and what can you do when you find yourself in THAT situation….??? Well…

…. first of all, you can go out and make new friends 🙂 🙂 🙂 …. this is basic!


…. you can easily knit, wrapped in a cozy blanket and wearing funny socks…. you don’t feel lonely that way 😉 …


….. making a great WIP progress….


…. you can take selfies,just because….


…. and can hop around shopping nice goodies….





I have found a pattern for a beautiful sweater, just perfect for my Big man…..


My to do list is always so full of projects…. but I simply can’t resist to this nice garment… I see already my companion wearing it….

🙂 🙂 🙂