Happy Autumn! Here's a gift for the days ahead

Posted on Thursday, September 24, 2015

“I'm so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.” 
Anne of Green Gables 

Autumn has begun! It's an exciting time. In some cultures it was when a new year started, and although not all of us have Summer vacations followed by the return to school or work, the truth is we all can feel in the air the sense of new beginnings. The french call it "la rentrée". I love Autumn, and at least here, this year we are being blessed with wonderful Autumn weather.

I've made a little e-book called "TAROT FOR AUTUMN". It's a mini-guide for one card reading. You don't have to know anything about tarot to use it. You do need a deck. I'm sorry that those of you who live in the Southern Hemisphere may not find it very helpful. You can still use it and swap the word Autumn for Spring but there is an Autumn feeling in the mini-book.

 I hope you enjoy it! To open/download it, just click on the image above. It is a pdf document. You can use/read it directly from your device or print it and write directly on it.

Happy Autumn! I wish you a blessed season!

Fall Natural Pouch Handmade DIY

Posted on Wednesday, September 16, 2015

 This is a very simple bag with zipper to store your jewelry or to carry in your bag, or anything you feel like, that you can make to start this Fall in a beautiful way. It is so simple that I don't have a tutorial, just a few lines :)

Take a piece of cotton or linen (it has to be a natural fabric because you are going to dye it naturally). In a pan put some water to boil. Roll up your piece of fabric and tie it with some string (anyway you want). Put some turmeric into the water and dive your fabric in there. Leave it there for some minutes. You can add some vinegar to the water too to prevent color fading. Take the fabric, put it under tap water and put it outside to dry.

Then, when it's dried just cut out two squares where the sides are the same length as the zipper you are using. Choose a zig zag stitch in your machine. And sew the zipper to fabric with the upper facing...upper :) The stitch will be visible from the outside but I think it gives it a natural very charming look. Is it rustic? Is it coastal? I don't know. It's just simple, lovely and perfect to store things in the fall!

Days in Pictures

Posted on Friday, September 11, 2015

#1 A fish smiling - detail of painting over antique wood from my grand-grandparent's ceilings


 #2 An old, closed for decades, hotel over the beach. May I have it, please and serve "The Pearl" by John Steinbeck at dinner and Guacamole at breakfast and everything we wish for? 

 #3 The beach. Always the beach.

 #4 While returning a farm mouse, that appeared at our house, to the wild I've found this delicate specimen of Centaury flower.

#5 Home made pizza. The dough was the quickiest dough I have ever made, it turned out very rustic but truly yummy.

The ingredients: Ruccula, Figs, Smoked Salmon, Biological Gouda Cheese and Oregano. Instead of the tomato base, I've made a green base with boiled and mashed green bean and saffron. I recommend my invention :)

 #6 A shelf in the process of a makeover for fall. I made that precise color myself. It is one of my favorite colors, but it was the first time I've made it instead of buying it at the paint store. I've discovered it's not a blue as I thought it was, it mainly purple. Yep, that took a lot of purple to make. Surprised, I thought purple wasn't one of my colors.

3 things around the world:

A blog just about flowers that is now on my favorites
Apparently everyone already knows about this blog, but not me. I kept reading the archives for "Life in a tiny apartment" 


I Find it Beautiful - Edition #2 End of Summer

Posted on Thursday, September 3, 2015

NEW BEGINNINGS GIFT BOX      Large Ceramic Vase - Large Pottery Vase - Pottery Planter    
Mountain Blossom furoshiki. Japanese eco wrapping textile/scarf, handmade in Japan

              On sale 20% New!  wide slides Pink leather sandals lace up chunky heels handmade ADIKILAV  find your place - postcard

   White porcelain spoon with green dots       

(From Top Left) 1. NEW BEGINNINGS GIFT BOX by MEUS 2. Large Ceramic Vase by SUSAN SIMONINI 3. Mountain Blossom Furoshiki by THE LINK COLLECTIVE 4. Pink Sandals by ADIKILAV 4. Find Your Place Postcard by NASTIASLEPTSOVA 5. White porcelain spoon with green dots (perfect for icecream!) by PIECES OF PORCELAIN 6. One of a Kind Turquoise and Gold Ring by MINERALOGY DESIGN