Wednesday, 28 October 2009


Dieffenbachstraße, our new hood

Dieffenbachstraße, our new hood

Dieffenbachstraße, our new hood

Dieffenbachstraße, our new hood

Dieffenbachstraße, our new hood

Dieffenbachstraße, our new hood

This used to be my favourite time of year, all those leaves changing colour, Halloween festivities, fall harvest, apple cider, pumpkins, squash, wheat, corn, the new cold bite in air, and of course my birthday. Then when I moved to NZ, most of those things aren't around or are just too different to recognise and my birthday is in the spring! Autumn in NZ is the prelude to a rainy winter with no Christmas.

I am so glad to have a northern hemisphere autumn again. Everyday I ride through the colourful soggy leaves glued to the pavement, take in the chill, and anticipate Christmas. Its fantastic! We're having a Holloween party for the kids at work and we have spent a lot of time going on nature walks, decorating the kita, and talking about the harvest.

All these pictures are taken from my neighborhood and most of them are view from our windows. Next time I will take on an inside tour:)

and I know I will be missing New Zealand when summer hits, because that country really does summer well. But for now, I am very happy to have my Fall back.


Friday, 23 October 2009


Ah, sometimes if you look at your stuff, it's actually quite colorful and fun. And the contrast! Gabriel says it reflects my soul. I'm sure it does. Black and white, and all the colors in between.

And yeah, I'm sewing again - hope to upload into Etsy this weekend. Poor Etsy, it's been quite empty for a while now, OK I'm trying to make amends... If you are very keen on any of the above - let me know and I can reserve, as I've already sold a few through OUI boutique, I can only put up one of each through Etsy.

Have a refreshing weekend!!!

Thursday, 8 October 2009


La droguerie.

It is here already from the other side of the world, from home (Belgium).
Softest fine and delicate alpaca in stunning colors 'bleuet' (ultra violet blue-ish) and 'cassis' (deep rich berries), and La droguerie's latest baby knitting book.
For each of the girls I'll knit a vest 'la brassiere', the most knitted garment ever in the whole of France.

Ooooh so pleased, thank you Julie and Anne from Julija!
And yeah I also splashed out on some new Liberty fabric, a yard of each, again for the girls.
Aw I better have something made out of all of that, to show you next time huh.

Happy sighs