1st semester magazine cover

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I made a pop-up magazine, which is not in my possession so photos of it will come, eventually. In the meantime, here’s the cover.





16 2/3 % done.

Posted by sol in life, list

Soooo.. long time no see.

Yeah I’ve been awfully busy, time just flieeees…

Next week I have to sit 4 exams, more or less easy peasy, and then I’m free until March 7th!

I plan to use my “free” time as follows:

  • spend time with my boys.
  • learn to ski cross country
  • swim a lot
  • sew Mozart costume for Damiano’s carnival
  • sew the missing slipcovers for our couch
  • crochet
  • revamp the studio, paint the pink wall aubergine.
  • master inDesign and illustrator
  • yeah, that’s about it.
  • oh, and blog a little more.





another happy birthday…

Posted by sol in life

I love birthdays. Mine, but especially those of the people I love. January 17th was my grandpa’s birthday, and not one January 17th has passed that I don’t remember fondly how I used to drop everything I was doing in order to pay him a call and tell you how much I loved him. He’s really missed around here…

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A preview of my homework

Posted by sol in designer, italian

(The one that took me to Paris)

It’s in Italian, and unless you’re into that sort of thing, it’s also boring I suppose. Anyway:




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Posted by sol in images, my sons are smarter than me

Rice krispie treats + miniature sandwiches + cupcakes + 12 kids = party!!

(and also: exhaustion)

Damiano was a brilliant host and beyond happy.

The place was trashed!

Lots of presents!!!! (and party favors on the right)

They all helped him unwrap. It was funny because he got a playmobil motorbike and he said: “I don’t want to unwrap anymore, I want to play with this one!”

Everyone was excited! While my university mates were getting drunk, I was getting these kids high on sugar.

For some toys, adult assistance was required. 5 good minutes to take that Woody out of the box.


I think it was a success and luckily I didn’t have to entertain them, they did a great job all by themselves! Can’t wait for next year’s!


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taken with my 50 mm f/1.4

Posted by sol in designer, images

Too lazy to write something. Or too tired. Either way, just some photos I took yesterday at My University. My new lens is simply fantastic.

Extreme depths of field.

Extremely sharp. That huge print of Damiano is incredible.

Marta always looks pretty.

Melani, too.

One of my favourite people.

Marie in the dimmest light you can think of.

Elena practically in the dark.


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happy birthday bunting

Posted by sol in craftulence, I'm not proud, my sons are smarter than me

My baby turned 4 today!!!!!

It seems like decades ago that we were at the NICU, but it also seems like weeks ago that we were celebrating his 2nd birthday. It’s crazy.


I was feeling horrible today because I decided that since his party will be next thursday he really didn’t need to know that his actual birthday was today. I remember as a kid, when my birthday and my party didn’t happen on the same day I was underwhelmed by both, and it doesn’t really matter because he doesn’t know and will not know…. but still I feel like I cheated him and I hate it.

So I sewed this lovely birthday bunting out of pure unadulterated guilt.

I cut triangles out of some ikea fabric scraps, and green and blue solids I had lying around…

I cut out letters, freehand, from an old pillowcase and sewed them on with my Bernina’s blanket appliquè stitch.

Right sides together, I sandwiched the ikea triangles and the letter triangles. Then, turned them inside out.

The piled up fast.

Using the bias tape I made months ago, I sewed them together with a loop at each end, to hang it from.

There! pretty!

Coming up next: photos from the party. Airplane cake, rice crispy treats and lots of balloons!



happy new year!!!

Posted by sol in cuisine or at least food on the plate, images, life

I hope you have a good one! In spite of everything, 2010 was a good year, and I’m really believing 2011 is going to rock. I will be blogging less because I’ve lost my inspiration and what used to be fun now is not. I think this is quite evident since my posts are boring lately. So there. You can see what I’m up to on twitter on a more regular basis.

Anyway, I’m extremely happy with my new toy and it also happens to be the best compact camera I’ve owned. Here’s a photo of our new year’s eve dinner: