lunedì 21 febbraio 2011

Project 365 - Week 9

I've skipped one week of publishing the photos on my blog, but they're all on my flickr photostream.
Here they are.
I am not feeling in a blog attitute right now, I feel like I am doing a big mess in here, I've to figure out what I want to do with this, maybe I'll start a new, better defined project anywhere soon.
Who knows..

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First day of freedom involved straightening my hair, using creams and lotions, taking a long shower, seeing Roberto for a drink and eat something together.

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Day two of freedom involved this cream, the sun, some magazines, some crafty ideas, baking bread and journaling =)

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A day for painting, having fun with my nephew, blogging and seeing a friend from High School. Fun.
He loves cupcakes, did you notice?

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A sunny day packed with blogging before leaving and panning the trip to London. Finished a painting and enjoyed the weather.

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The day before leaving for London. In Turin there were 13 °C, hot for February.

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At Milano Malpensa waiting for the check in to open

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The real old-fashioned double decker


London - Details

sabato 19 febbraio 2011

London - Market

Covent Garden, Portobello Road and Camden Town

I would have bought a thousand things, unfortunately my bags have a limited size.

venerdì 18 febbraio 2011

Live the Language


I am a huge fan of language, IPA (or API) alphabet, phonetics; I would love to learn every language of the world if I could have a super power.
My friends and I often, or better, always, analyse translations, choices of translators, mistakes and good ideas. That is probably one of the reasons I always feel insecure when writing something in English, especially here on my blog. I don't want to make stupid mistakes and sound akward.

I was so happy when I saw the commercial for EF Language Schools that was posted on Black Eiffel. I definitely felt inspired and immediately looked up the other videos of the series.
Of course I will share the video which is most inspiring to me: London.

EF - Live The Language - London from Albin Holmqvist on Vimeo.

Please, take the time to watch the other videos as well.
I like the concept and the combination of wonderful images, lovely scenes, words and IPA alphabet, just to show you what a wonderful thing language is.

I would watch it over and over again. Seriously.



Happy Birthday to the person who is always ready to help me and listen to my rants. The person who is always doing his best and nevertheless feels as if he's doing something wrong. The person who accepts that I want lo leave and travel, and wants to come with me. Who understands when I'm in need of cuddles. Who does anything to make me smile and make me happy.

Happy 24th Birthday Roberto
I love you, Ti amo!


giovedì 17 febbraio 2011

London - by Night


On Tuesday I came back home from London. I had so much fun and I am getting more and more confident about planning trips and organising everything without too much stress.
Of course, when you leave with some friends you have to take into consideration that it's normal being stressed out from each other at one point. But you lso have to learn to accept that we are not the same person, we have other routines, other tastes and so on and keep in mind you won't be together forever, that you have to be yourself and you don't have to do everything together, you can also go on a walk alone every now and then during your trip.

These days in London we had so much fun, we went out at night, we danced, we laughed, we did a lot of shopping, saw every building and museum. Now that I am back I am looking forward to leave again in the very near future. Traveling is my passion, and as soon as I graduate I will be leaving for sure.

Not to make things too boring and long I will be posting some photos I took (during the next few days). Hope you'll like them and maybe can share your story if you have ever been to London.


mercoledì 16 febbraio 2011

Interview - Katja from "Maedchenmitherz"

Hello sweet readers!

As you may know yesterday I came back from London. I asked a special blogger to answer some questions about herself in order to get to know her better. She is Katja and blogs at Maedchenmitherz ,I was once looking for some pics of Fimo creations, I found her flickr and the link to her blog. She introduced me, unwillingly, to the blogworld =) (I don't even know if she know that).

I am so happy she agreed on answering some questions about herself, make sure to look at her blog, because it's really full of inpiring things.

Hello Katja,

Could you tell us something about yourself..

Hi there! I am Katja, a crafty almost-27-year old girl from Germany. My blog is called Maedchenmitherz which means girl with heart. It's a place for inspirations, DIYs and peeks into my personal life. I am a social worker during the week and the weekends are for crafting. I live in a small town near the north sea with my boyfriend and our cat.
And well, besides creative blogging I am much into photography (and cameras!), fashion, the vintage style, owls and LOST.

How did you start blogging?

I've had a blog since I was 16 - but that was more a personal diary. 2 years ago, I was bored and felt the deep need to get crafty - so I purchased some polymer clay and started creating. To show my creations, I began blogging. But it has become a very important part of my daily life. I never would have guessed that though :)

Did you always have a passion for crafting? How did it all start?

My grandma (who died 15 years ago) had a deep love for handmade stuff. She knitted dresses for my dolls and taught me how to crochet and knit when I was about 8. Unfortunately, it took me a long while to get back in the productive mood. But it has always been a part of me to create things to make other people happy!

What do you like doing when you have a day off from work?

First of all I like to spend my weekends or days off crafting. It makes me very happy and also it helps me calm down and focus on other things than work. But I also like to spend time with friends - playing Wii or watching a good movie. Or baking. Or cooking. Or surfing the internet. Or going out for walks.

How would you describe your personality?

Uh, tough question. I think I am a nice person. I don't like to be the center of attention even though - of course - with showing my creative adventures I want people to notice me. :) I don't need much trouble in my life, I love harmony.

Do you prefer coffee or tea?

I'm definitely a tea-girl. I like trying new teas every day. <3 class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.0001pt; line-height: normal;">

Have you ever thought of living in another country? If yes, which country would you choose?

I often think of living some place different. The town I live in is really really small and not much is happening around here. If I could choose I would either want to live in America or Japan or in Sweden. All 3 are very different countries. I would love to live in America because most of my "blog friends" live there and it feels like a very creative country. Japan is on my list because I am fascinated with the asian culture. And Sweden is a country I have never been to (it's on my travel list!!!!) but I feel would be a great place to live. You know, it would be hard to decide!

What is your ideal breakfast?

Erm, it depends. I'd always go for pancakes and tea. :)

What is your favorite spice?

Haha, I'd like to say Sugar if that counts!

Do you have a to-do list or don't you like planning?

I actually like making lists because it is so satisfying crossing things off your list! But I don't often use them. Mostly because even if I plan things my days end differently!

Have you ever created something that now means something special to you?

I created many things that are special to me. For example mini albums that I gave to important people in my life.

What is your favorite craft-y activity (sewing, knitting, journaling..)?

Oh my, if I had to choose I would probably pick journaling. Right now, it's a great possibility for me to think of the important things in my life while I journal. But I am actually really glad I don't have to choose ;)

Thank you Juliette for sending me those questions! They made me smile very often <3>

I think you might have noticed she loves owls =) Go and stop at her blog to know how to make all the great ideas she showed us!

Thank you so much Katja,