Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wearing my new cape and images that inspires me.

It took me three months to finish my knitted cape but I am very happy about the result and now that it is cold it is the perfect time. Although, I only wear it at home either watching TV or knitting away another project. Other the times, I collect images from magazine that inspires me, here are a few of them. I can't believe that in a few hours it will be 2010. Hope you are doing well and I wish you all the best for the New Year. Cheers!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas spent in the Sunshine State

This Christmas, my husband and I were in Florida visiting my mum. I finished this cape which I am really proud of. I like it a lot. It will be perfect wearing it at home while watching TV or working on another knitting project. The pearl necklace is a Christmas gift from my mother. My father gave it to her a long time ago. She also gave me this book from Hemingway, a classical, all in French. Happy New year to you all! Cheers!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wishful thinking

Wearing my new Lyell top with a blouse that I claimed from my mother. The skirt is from Zara. I love the fact that the skirt has pockets; pockets give me something to do with my hands and give me confidence.

My beloved grandmother

Nice picture of my mother and I.

I wish that everyone including myself would be 10 years younger in my family; I would be in my life where I am now and my grandmother would be able to hear me and my mother would not be sick. Wouldn't be nice? Also, this extra time will allow my family to enjoy the bubble of joy who is expected to arrive at the beginning of June. But things are the way they are and I have to deal with the reality. This Christmas, my husband and I will be celebrating with my mother making the most of it and enjoying this precious moment. I wish you all a Happy Holiday.
Take care

Monday, December 14, 2009

A ray of sunshine on a rainy day

Whenever it is a rainy day like yesterday, I try to do fun project to cheer me up and forget about the outside world. I am currently working on my second sockmonkey for the organization FreshArt

I love my new coat from H&M. I feel like a bear wearing it and it keeps me warm; all in style.

I love also my new ruffle top from H&M also.

Unbelievable!! I received yesterday a package from one of my best friend who lives in Switzerland filled with my favorite goodies, Cailler chocolates, Biberli (gingerbread stuffed with marzipan), a book L'elegance de L'herisson by Muriel Barbery, a pure delight the reading. I am so happy to have a new book to read as after reading the latest book from Sophie Kinsella I was out of inspiration.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Childhood memories

I remember my mother always did intricate gouter (snacks) for school wrapped up in aluminum with funky shapes.

I love Zermatt. There is something magical about this place. You take a little train to go all the way up and then you can sit at a terrace and enjoy the beautiful landscape. I love mountains.

I love skiing. I love the speed and to be in the mountains. I could ski everyday if I could. I feel free when I ski. What is wonderful about skiing is that you use all your muscles. After a good day of skiing, you are tired but happy. And then you are ready for a fondue. I love cheese fondue.

When I was a little girl, I used to wear clogs; not all the time. Aren't they cute with the flower?
Now as an adult, I wear clogs too. I remember my mathematic teacher wearing clogs all year long. He was such a cool dude, very laid back. It is seems that nothing phase him. I like people like that. I feel that when in my life I am with people who are relaxed, at ease, I excel at what I do. Anyway, now, I wear clogs remembering that teacher and having fun with it. I wear clogs with colorful Japanese socks. Although, mine are all in wood, they are really comfortable.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I love the window display of E.R. Butler & Co

WOW! I love this window display. I feel that I am doing scuba diving and discovering all those treasures. The jewelry are beautifully displayed. I would love to work for E.R. Butler as their hardware are so beautiful. I love the craftsmanship. They are like jewelry pieces themselves.
Their store is located in Little Italy in New York. If you pass by Prince Street, check out the window display. I find it so inspiring. A pure delight.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Some of my favorite places in New York City

Cafe Gitane is an awesome place to have lunch. It is located in Lolita at 242 Mott Street. I love on the menu the curry chicken sticks with the rice.

It is like a rainbow entering the store Purl in Soho. There are so many beautiful yarns; it is hard to choose from. On a rainy day, it is the perfect place to be if you like knitting or crochet of course. Purl Soho is located at 137 Sullivan Street. After shopping, I usually go for an apple cider at Once Upon a tart.

Once Upon a tart has delicious tarts, sandwiches and salads. A dream.

Let me know your impressions if you end up checking out those places.

Have a good day!:0)

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

What inspire me

I love the photo styling of Grace Coddington for the American Vogue because the photo shoots are whimsical and so beautiful. I love Pomeranian puppy; they are hilarious.

This is my favorite collection of all time, Miu Miu. I would dress to have this dress. It is so elegant and architectural; kind of a mix of 1920's with 1940's jazzed up of course.
This is the cape pattern I am currently working on. I look forward to the finish products. I choose purple and brown for the yarn. It should be interesting.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

I love trees

Currently, I am working on an embroidery; it is called the tree of life. It will be a pillow for my mother; a Christmas gift.
The other day with a friend of mine, we went to visit the house and garden of Boscobel in Cold Spring. I have been totally fascinated by this tree. I love autumn foliage. Pure bliss.

Friday, September 25, 2009

COCO before Chanel movie and my new creation

Here are photographs of my latest creation. I am very happy the way it came out. It is Hawaii meets downtown Manhattan. I love the puffed flower clasp, very POP ART to me. Pop Art is my favorite art movement. The stone are fluorite. I love the transparency and the color.

I am looking forward to this movie about the life of COCO, Coco before Chanel played by the French actress Audrey Tatou. It is coming out tonight in New York City. If you happen to see the movie, feel free to leave a message with your comments and impressions on the movie and COCO. I wish a great weekend to all of you. Take care.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Reveries, new creation

For this necklace, I used two coral cabochon that I had at home (I got those from my father).
The centerpiece is from Crystallized Swarovski. The beads surrounding the coral cabochon are also from Swarovski. I am very happy the way it came out. This necklace is best worn with a v-neck sweater. It is a fun and happy necklace. I am in love with my new necklace.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

New creation using Swarovski crystals

I love my new necklace made with Swarovski crystal. It has a fun spirit and it shimmers.