dimanche 26 février 2012

vendredi 24 février 2012

2 become 1

Let's officially welcome Héloïse - our neighbour Bob's little girl.
You might think the two are acutally physically attached - but no, this is just a partnerlook at its best. We love it!

mardi 21 février 2012

Leonor's dress

After two days of intense work - voilà!! Ready for summer!

dimanche 19 février 2012

Tricot today!

Knitting-master Sebastien Davidtelevision and his students knitted the rainy day away.

vendredi 17 février 2012

Silly shoes part 2

Elegant? Yes. Silly? Yes. Comfy? No.
Lady Gaga? Yes!!!

Too silly for my shoes!

I don't know whether I should laugh or cry..I'm really hesitating between being amused or offended by bad taste. But they surely make me smile!

lundi 13 février 2012


If you happen to be in Zurich these days, don't miss the expo at Museum für Gestaltung about Swiss graphic design of the last decennium. A feast for the eyes!

dimanche 12 février 2012


Remember giving mix-tapes to your beloved ones?
Today, 12-year old Leonor made a customised cd-case for her valentine's mix-cd!
Little efford, great gift!

1 Cut two pieces of cardboard 14x14cm
2 Use one of the prepared cardboard pieces to trace the same size of the fabric of your choice
3 Glue it onto the cardboard (yes, you're allowed to use glue this time - no rules in customising!)
4 Sew it on, feel free to add things, decorate however you want. Leonor added iron-on-lette
rs. Repeat steps 1 to 4 for the other cardboard-piece
5 Sew the two pieces together, leaving one side open
6 Ready your handmade cd-case!

Sweat Shop Sweets

vendredi 10 février 2012

Lets make gloves out of squirrels!

(or the other way around)
Posted today on Maryela De Las Nieves's Facebook

vendredi 3 février 2012

Did you know..

...that the cable knit is historically linked to the british fishermen?
Here's the story:
Each village/port had its own pattern - usually a combination of bars, seeds and cables. The story goes that this meant that if a fisherman was washed overboard his body could be identified by the pattern on the sweater - wool, after all, would survive longer in the water than human flesh!! If there was more than one man in each family the knitters would often add the wearer's initials in the underarm gussets. There is one story of a knitter identifying her son's stolen sweater by asking the new wearer to raise his arms and asking if his initials were, coincidentally, the same as her son's!!