Easter Bunnies A’ La Wallace & Gromit

I am a huge Wallace & Gromit fan and one of my favorite movies ever is The Curse of The Were-Rabbit, the first vegetarian horror movie 😉 .

I was thrilled to see that the DVD came with an extra video explaining how to make a movie bunny!

So, I decided to give it a try. It was not easy, but I managed to make a few decent looking ones, I think. They are not made of plasticine, but a bake-able modeling clay.

And they live in my Mother-In-Law’s cupboard looking very cute! I think I will make more this Easter.

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Happy Women’s Day!

What a nice sunny day! And here in Italy we are celebrating the International Women’s Day today!

Mimosa is the flower given traditionally to women on the 8th of March. Here together with pretty roses in a bouquet given to me by my husband (thank you!).

Happy Women’s Day, Ladies!

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More Rabbits!

Sewing again. I like these bunnies more and more, I think they are cute.

I made seven bag panels and I finished two little pillows with rabbits.

They will look great during Easter!

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Spring Sewing

Spring seems to have come to Rome already! Finally this weekend it was warm enough in our apartment that I could start sewing.

This sunny weather inspired me to sew Spring- and Easter-themed bags. I will soon present them in my on-line store.

There is Spring inside the bag as well!

There will be more Spring bags and accessories soon, I will keep you posted.


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My First Baby Shower

Last Saturday we went to our friends’ baby shower. It was the first baby shower I’ve ever been to!

On the way to the apartment I had to take a picture of their beautiful yard. It was still quite cold, but even in the Winter Italy stays quite green.

These are some of the typical Italian antipasti: a selection of cheeses ans meats, here accompanied by grilled eggplant.

But this is what I was really waiting for: cake and spumante!

Benvenuto, Baby Romano!


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Snow In Rome!

It sounds unbelievable, but – yes – there is quite a lot of snow in Rome with freezing temperatures!Yesterday we went to the center thinking that people would be scared off by the cold and problems with the public transport, but it was completely the opposite!

The place was teeming with people, excited to see the snow that appears here in big quantities maybe every 30 years or so.

Everybody was out taking pictures. Children and dogs were playing in the snow (dogs were even eating it), and young people were throwing it at each other, naturally, some of them for the first time in their lives. Unless they ski that is.

Anyway, snow is a rare sight in Rome, for sure. It was amazing, walking around those familiar monuments, all covered with snow.

Even the umbrella pine trees looked unreal covered with snow.

There was a great atmosphere of celebration and joy as everybody was shouting, laughing, pointing at things, taking pictures, trampling on snow, making snowmen (kids), eating snow (dogs) and slipping in it (everybody).

It was definitely a sight to remember!

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Visit To Alabama Chanin Studio

Hello and belated happy new year 2012! It has been difficult to get back to blogging after the holidays, but here I am again.

I realized recently that I still need to write about a very important visit I made while in the US – a visit to the Alabama Chanin studio. Ever since I “discovered” Alabama Chanin, I was planning to go there eventually, since I go to Alabama from time to time anyway. Thanks to the Alabama Chanin team, who invited me there, and to my father-in-law, who took me there, I was able to visit one of the most creative places I know of.

The studio is quite big and full of cotton jersey fabric. Of course I took an opportunity to buy some, as well as one of their beautiful stencils.

Part of the studio is dedicated to workshops. I hope to attend one someday.

I was able to take a sneak peak at the new collection that will be appearing in the newest book by Natalie Chanin, “Alabama Studio Sewing+Design“. I also saw clothes featured in her previous books. It was really amazing.

Now that I have some fabric and a stencil, I am planning on making a tank top from the “Alabama Stitch Book”. Wish me luck!

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