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18
Jan
10

A step before spring

Good and gray morning…

To put a bit of light to this greyish day I’ll show you the palette suggested by Pantone for next Spring-Summer season..

You can download the .pdf file on their site http://www.pantone.com/pages/pantone/Pantone.aspx?pg=20694&ca=4

Here a resume of the colors…

1. Amparo Blue ( a bit brighter than navy blue)

2. Turquoise (very summer and lovely for the beach)

3. Violet (in a pale version, super chic)

4. Aurora ( a yellow slightly green)

5.Fusion Coral (i think this is goign to be my favorite)

6. Tomato Purée (they suggest to combine it with turquoise to get a retro look and I agree and love the combination!)

7.Pink Champagne (i’ve been using it in my collections and it’s very well accepted)

8. Tuscany ( combined with violet…super cool)

9. Dried herb (one of the neutrals I’ve been also using so far)

10. Eucalyptus (a gray with a touch of green, the other neutral to be worn when we have got enough sun to be proud of our tanned skin:))

So, what do you think about it? Comment and tell me which one do you prefer!!

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And just to get a fresh air on this winter… I have made this clutch bag in wild silk (very rusty indeed) mixed with acrylic in the same palette and with little touches of primary colors (that came in the yarn) and until this moment I didn’t have any idea of where to put it…but I think in this bag is perfect and looks great!

19
Dec
09

Mariona—- the succesful XL knitted bag

The story starts one day when Mariona a very nice spanish girl writes me telling she’s in love with my ‘sac décontracté’ but she wanted a bigger one…and the most surprising is she discovered my through Artesanum a site I discovered when I began to see internet as a possibility because almost all the sites were in english and this platform is in spanish (my mother tongue), so I felt I has to be in.

This month, as well, they have given me the opportunity to be on front-page and is being very good so far.

So, the client just told me she wanted the bag in prune and big… the rest was all my decision. Very challenging and fun!

And seeing its evolution and the results I decided to start with a new era on my shops… bringing lists MADE TO ORDER and completely customizable…

Apparently this idea has pleased a lot of people, because Etsy choose this bag for one of its Etsy Finds, a mailing that reach a vast number of people and permits them to discover “new” creations and artists… for sure a good option to be and expand the universe of fans and clients…  So, you can read the article on The Storque (Etsy’s blog) and choose your Mariona bag on my shop.

I feel happy from the start to the end!

Have a great Xmas and see you soon!

24
Aug
09

News of the week

Last week I was very busy…yeah!

Making new things and also preparing some shipments … It seems that my shop in French created in the platform of A Little Market has begun to be known … and apparently my shawls are French’s favourite … so I’m producing  more of them …

I must also say that my store at Dawanda “woke up” after a long period of having no sales … so, a couple of chokers are gone and a summer pochette gave much to talk … is already living in Germany …

Thus today I am presenting a couple of new colors chokers but adapted for the Fall / Winter and in the line of scarves I design to implement this collar made of bamboo fiber blended with a super soft acrylic and decorated with a fun  fiber with hairs that gives it a glamorous look … hope you enjoy them!

Ah! and perhaps you are a little bit surprised because it is been a while without interviews… I thought in holidays period was difficult to engage people to interview but I’ll start again with them in Setember…so, in two weeks we will know more about new talented people …

Have a good week!

10
Jun
09

Recycled necklace and a summery-like bolero

As I told you I had a very productive week and today I show you two of my creations in one.. 😉

First a bolero I have made for the fall season and I loved it so much that I decided to repeat it… but the new verVanilla bolerosion is in cotton… and in a beatiful vanilla color…

I like the feminine style of it…

Fresh and very wearable, it can be used in almost every situation… because is elegant and casual at the same time…

Then, the other creation is a challenge for me… I absolutely love vintage buttons and every time I go to a flea market I die for them… espcially the big ones…

These are a group that Estela, a friend who lives in Buenos Aires gave it to me before I left Argentina, and I have kept them for a long time waiting for “the idea” of what to do with them… and today I found the shape very simmilar to a shell, so I have made a necklace… it was very strange because at first I found it weird, and little by little is like he is speaking to me, and I like it more and more…possibly because I had to think a lot about to respect the shape and give a good shape to the object…. and after hours of working I just couldn’t keep looking at it… but when I made the photos… I rediscover it and I loved the fact of give him “life” … rescuing buttons from a box…. so,now I’m a big fan of this project and I have bought a lot from Ebay, and today I receive them…. I was absoultely delighted to see all these colors and shapes… I hope to make some interesting things with them…

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08
Jun
09

13th June World Wide Knit in Public Day!

wwkipeurope

Such a wonderful event we have this weekend!

I knew it thans to Mette of Knittingmette.etsy.com. So this Saturday  13th June, we can assist with our needles almost everyplace in the world to share time with people who have the same interest as we have!

To know where and at what time? go to WWKIP page and find it at “Find kip

If there is no event in your city and you are interested in hosting it go here

You can also find it on Facebook

And finally if you assist it would be nice we could share pictures of the different events worldwide, so feel free of contact me and we can make a communitary post!

Have a good knitting and I hope weather is ok here in Paris……..

14
Apr
09

Knitting outdoors

The last weekend the weather was lovely in Paris (sometimes with clouds around, but that’s normal here)… so we went

knitting

 to the park in our neighbourhood and enjoyed being there… I always regret not to having a termic bottle for my “mate” (is an argentinian beverage) because it’s hard to conceive going to the park and not to drink

them!!knitting So, I take the chance to show you a little bit of one of my new project (it is a “springy” shrug in this vibrant and lovely blue cotton) and it

 seems is going to be fantastic to wear…




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