reders reminder

Hi!! I miss you! this is a reminder to all my previous reader. This blog has moved to
here is a sneak photo that shows what’s going on there.

I hope to see you there soon!!
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Xoxo, Giusy

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changing blog home

Hi! after a lot of work my new website is ready to be launched into the internet.
It was 2 year ago I’ve signed up for my own domain, but I was a bit lazy and scared to change from WordPress to another blog board because I know, Readers can be a bit lazy and those who follow you here could not follow you when you move to another platform. It happen to me when one year ago I moved from Blogspot to WordPress.
But I need a more efficient website and willing to publish just what I want and need without WordPress changes URL or it isn’t prepared to some nice things as features my Etsymini for exemple.
So, I must be brave and after a lot of secret work I want to introduce my own web site.

Here is the home page view

and this is the blog view of my new website.
You will find other new pages on it, as my etsy shop and the sponsorship page for now, but more to come! I have a lot of new projects to be developed in the coming months as a Tutorial page.

And there is also to say that today there are much more option for following a blog, bloglovin’ for exemple is one of my favorite reader because I can add so many different blog, site, etc. and it is always up to date. So, please, love my new website and subscribe to it today with bloglovin’ or your own reader! If you already subscribe to bloglovin’ just click the icon below.
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I hope to see you there! Since then know that I love You and I loved your comments here on worpress, so follow me in my new adventure.

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at Craftsy this week!

Did you heard? Stephen West as start teaching at Craftsy! check it out:
Stephen West – Shawlscapes with Stephen West

there are also 2 new classes available from today:

I’m going to sign up to the Stephen West class, and you?

happy knitting/sewing week and see you soon!

xoxo, Giusy

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Free Class Day at Craftsy!


Are you new to Craftsy? Grab your free class day and get 1 course for free!! only for today!

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got the sewing mojo

not much to say because I’m busy at sewing at the moment, but just a brief note to show you what I’m doing right now.
The sewing mojo is coming back, stay tuned!
have a wonderful spring and happy week end
xoxo, Giusy




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Bubiknits Spring Summer 2013 fabric collection

Haw! I am happy to announce that I have designed some fabric at Spoonflower and there is my new collection. I’ve got the inspiration from my origin country and my childhood in Sicily, I recreate some flowers and colors that meant to me a lot, I can still remember the smell of Zagara flowers on my Grandmother’s balcony and I can see in my mind the clothes hanged out in the sun. That collection is a Tribute to all those things that make the woman that I am today, and hope you can appreciate a little bite of it.


and here are the swatches from the Spring Summer 2013 collection!


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Veni, Vidi, Vici

Veni, Vidi, Vici* said Julius Caesar, or I better say Veni, Vidi, Feci**.
Oh yes, it was a productive week, thanks to friends who shake me and helped me to not feeling sorry for myself, and an antibiotics cure for my never ending cold, I give up the dark-think and put a smile on my face again. I ended up with the decision to leave Marco to the school till 4.00 pm and after the work to treat me with a moment for myself only. Yes, there are also a bit of house works and house cleaning in the time I am home all alone, but this is ok, I haven’t to rush and I haven’t to stop doing things every 10 minutes as is normal when you have a child around. In this manner I feel more relaxed and my little one have much more time to play with other kids in the school’s garden now that is spring.
So, this week I finished my Birdie Sling Bag, Oh I’m so in love with it! I wear it today for the first time, I finished it yesterday at midnight🙂

My Birdie Sling pattern by Amy Buttler

My Birdie Sling pattern by Amy Buttler

The text fabric is from the collection Architextures by Robert Kaufman and I love it!! I hope to find another yard of it at my LFS.

Architexture fabric details

Architexture fabric details

I finally get some photos of this cabinet, I purchased it from a collegue that restores old furniture, I decided the color and he made the rest. It is for my yarn stash and I hope to reset my mess very soon, but as you can see there are still boxes full of yarn near the cabinet. Damn’ compulsive buying disease! I will give up, soon or later, yes I will, really…. my bank hole is nearly enormous.

shabby chic hand painted closet

shabby chic hand painted closet

can you spot the yarn inside? :)

can you spot the yarn inside?🙂

That is all folks!! (so, being a cartoon lover, it’s always good ah= ^_^?)
Talk to you soon and thank you thank you for all your lovely comments, I really appreciate them!!
Xoxo, Giusy

* I came, I saw, I won
** I came, I saw, I made

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I can’t stop to say how much SquamItalia was one of the most important and precious experience into my life. It represent a break from 3 years in a row of my working mom -never resting days. 6 month passing by and I feel I need another break, I am feeling  frustrated and sick lately. My son is the most important person to me, but really fighting with a 3-1/2 yo. kid every single day is drives me crazy. The worst part is that I don’t know if I’m doing well, wrong, good, bad… and having a partner that always neglecting on you, and say that you are doing wrong doesn’t help either. The only thing that seems helping me to feel less frustrated is sewing and knitting. I’m an introvert disguised of an extrovert, from adolescence to nowadays I haven’t never followed the mass, people look at me strange, the collegues times to time joke of me I think because I’m not the girly girl that most of the other female collegues are, it is rare you can find me talking of glamour, fashion, lipstick etc. all the time, I like reading of politics, wearing handmade clothes, make and search for news all around the world in the meaning time this is happen, and feeling bad seeing people being sheep when something that is getting old in the other part of the world (read USA – UK – France) get into my poor-minded citizen. That’s why I write my blog in (-my-bad-I-know) English, I do not need follower here in Italy, where on the next five year they will be talking and writing about what We Are talking and making and writing right now.

Anyway, keeping the speak on the subject of this endless and therapeutic post (I’m feeling like I am at the psychologist) , I mentioned SquamItalia because when I’ve got home I discovered that one of the participant was Karyn from Makesomething the owner of a quilt shop in Canada, and also she is one of my favorite and talented sewers and quilters. I love her blog, I really really love those two pieces she made, and I remember I’ve got more than one sight at her bag and skirt at SquamItalia.

birdie sling bag made by Makesomething

simplicity 2215 skirt made by Makesomething

Unfortunately we took different classes at Squam so I I have not had a chance to chat with her. I hope in another Squam before or later here in Europe.
Talking about the skirt and the bag, I purchased the patterns time ago, so I need that fabric! I felt in love with the Nani Iro fabric and I would love to find this specific indigo color, but the main site listed it as sold out. So, if you hear someone that would sell about 2 yd of it, drop me a line.

Have a lovely night! Is about 23:57 here and tomorrow I have to get up early as every day to go to work.

Xo, Giusy.

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Me Made May ’13 and my new skirt

Uhm yep, I didn’t sign up for the fabulous Me Made May ’13  ’cause I haven’t so many handmade pieces into my wardrobe even if I would love to make more in the next future, but I think I’m going to wear at least two handmade pieces a week this month🙂 and to begin this is my 1st of May outfit. I’m really excited about this skirt, first of all because I draft and sewn it all alone and second because I used all the materials for it from my stash.
So what did you think about my Acid Lime-green skirt?! And are you ready for MMMay13?


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Oh-La-là c’est Mon Laurel

I wrote about it last week and now here it is. This is my entry to the Laurel Sewing Contest.I’m in love with the dress, with Colette Patterns and with all the swing that those Indie patterns give to we makers.
I needed someone else who helps taken the photo shoot this time, so I asked Claudia to play around me with her Camera, and here is the result of an hour of work. I’m really pleased with the photos and we’ve got so much fun, Marco played with his enormous soft ball and Claudia captured a lovely picture of we while standing on the sun and watching at a lovely white Dove.

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