a dream…

Posted by sol in my sons are smarter than me

Damiano upon waking up this morning:

“I saw that I had two mommies and there was the sun even if it was evening”.



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pneumonia, easter, ugh.

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

Perhaps the trip to Milan wasn’t a very good idea, I spent two days feeling weak and having shivers! But I was so happy to see my friends, and they loved their invitations so that was also nice.

After 6 weeks with a cough, what seemed to be a bad case of bronchitis and one course of antibiotics that ended with no relief whatsoever I finally went to the hospital. Surprise surprise, I came out with a lovely pneumonia diagnosis and  the threat of being hospitalized if I were to come down with fever again. Luckily the new antibiotics seem to have taken effect, and I’m at home. Next week I’ll have a second x-ray to see what my lungs are up to. I always scuff at illnesses because I never used to get sick and claimed to be the strongest and healthiest specimen around but the dr. really scared me (basically I don’t want to die) so I’m behaving. Stayed in bed for most of the day today.

In any case, I’m in high spirits, looking forward to the summer, Lanzarote, my friends’ wedding and who knows. Perhaps Wiesbaden, or New York. We’ll see!


I bought this j.crew dress for the wedding:


I adore this colour, and just have to make sure I get a nice tan esp. on my pasty legs before d- day. And my pasty arms, and my pasty face.

Easter is my least favorite of Je$u$ holiday$, and I really make an effort with the kids, so they have nice memories of egg hunts and stuff like that. Pneumonia notwithstanding, I hid some chocolate eggs in our front garden and the kids had a nice time. Then we went out to lunch to our usual restaurant and Damiano ate asparagus. He loves them. Attaboy.



E&E, wedding invitations.

Posted by sol in designer

As I said a while back ago, my dearest friends are tying the knot very soon, and as a wedding gift I designed and printed their wedding invitations. The only thing they told me was that their color is orange and that they wanted something modern.

I wanted to use some symbolic elements that mean “marriage” without being sappy, so I chose thread.

The invitation is printed on a sheet of lovely cotton paper, which is folded at the bottom creating a pocket, and the flap is sewn at the sides. In the pocket there is a reply postcard (the invitees can choose to mail the card, or reply by using the email addresses and phone numbers that are printed therein), info on the wedding reception and a map of the venues.

The whole thing reminds of a filer with tabs.

On the folded flap I embossed their names with the joining ampersand.


The invitation comes in a square envelope with my calligraphy and orange ink.




party gifts.

Posted by sol in craftulence, I'm not proud

All the girls I didn’t birth must be in limbo, rejoicing that I’m not their mother.

Here’s a little sample of the shit they would never have been able to come close to.


underage hooker style barbie. Keep this away from the prime minister.


oh look! the hooker had a baby!

who dipped my favourite toy in the pepto bismal?

exotic-ish hooker, probably a shemale.


Happy birthday Emma!



preview of my homework

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so much to do, so little time

Posted by sol in craftulence

I have been very busy among children to raise, homework to do and German to learn, so I apologize to my 3 readers for being M.I.A.

I seem to make up for the fact that nature graced me with 2 boys by making girly things for my friends’ girls, like this little bag for Sara’s birthday. Note to self: do not start improvised projects at 10 pm. Now it’s 1.30 AM. tsk tsk tsk.

I saw this bag short after having made this other bag for Norah, and I completely fell in love with it. That ikea fabric is delightful and the piping. Oh. the. Piping.

A large version of it is absolutely in my to-do list.

Anyhoos, had no piping cord and not enough of that lovely material, but the idea is quite similar. Mine has one handle instead of two because as I mentioned, it is wicked late. I also appliqued sara’s name on it. I like it. I’m afraid Sara will not fall in love with it because she turns 4 tomorrow and apparently 4 year old girls only like things that come in shades of pink, but I’m sure eventually it will grow on her.

**UPDATE: party moved to Thursday, decent photos added.