Thursday 30 October 2008

Thermal shock

I am back! And so tired....! We arrived to Heathrow airport at 5.30 in the morning and tried to get back home, only to find that the M4 was closed and all the other roads were full of traffic. We had to end up stopping in Henley for a coffee while we waited for the roads to clear up a bit. Henley is a beautiful town and I would like to see it properly one day. We did walk around a little bit, but remember we were wearing summer clothes and it was freezing cold!
Two days ago I was feeling dizzy because of the heat while walking in Chinatown in KL

We changed from 30 degrees Celsius to 1! Yesterday was a beautiful day. The sky was blue and one could appreciate very clearly all the autumn colours. The landscape looked beautiful with the snow.

So back to hot teas, soups, water bottles, cozy blankets, wooly sweaters, hats, scarfs, gloves, food made in the oven,...

Monday 27 October 2008

Hello from KL

Hallo there!
I am having a wonderful time in KL, enjoying being outdoors exploring the city and feeling the warmth and sunshine.
Here are a few photos of scenes that have caught my eye. KL is a very different city to those that I am used to, and I am finding myself very comfortable here. Although I am happy with these photos, I have been disappointed with others. I do realise that much of the quality of a photograph is down to the person deciding on the composition and pressing the button, but I am now convinced that I need a new camera to help me obtain the best results. Can't wait to get my new toy! Any suggestions on how to take good photos or suitable cameras are very much welcome...

This street is Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman. I came here to check out the textile shops on this street one day that Richard was working. I didn't find anything to my taste, but it was nice to walk up and down this very colourful street.

It is very hot and humid in KL, but all buildings have air conditioning units to keep everyone cool. I sometimes have to go out for a bit of warmth!

Tuesday 21 October 2008


I love this colour red that you can find in autumn. I came across this ivy while going for a walk at the weekend.

Embroidery abroad

I got this little booklet on embroidery in the Antique Market a few weeks ago. It has the basic stitches and I want to practice them, and some cross stitch as well. I have seen some wonderful stuff in the Flickr Embroidery Pool that have inspired me to give it a go. I am going to take all of this with me for the next week but I cannot promise any result.....and that is because I will be in Kuala Lumpur! and might get all distracted. I did however thought that this would be light and easy to take with me and that I would probably find some spare time here and there to start stitching. I am full of good intentions as you can see... I also hope to be able to take wonderful pictures while I am away and post them so you can enjoy a bit of KL with me.
See you soon!

Sunday 12 October 2008

Egg cosies

Aren't they lovely? My Mum made them for us and I think they are fantastic. The white fabric with blue dots is the same fabric that she used for making a dress for me when I was two. It is so sweet! These look fairly easy to make, so it might be an idea for you to keep in mind for Christmas presents (Whoops! I said the "C" word!).


Hallo Everybody! I have been a little bit quiet lately only because I was away a few days in Madrid celebrating my brother's 40th birthday. Now I am back at home and trying to catch up with my projects. I am currently working on something that I will post very soon. It has been my biggest project so far (in size and time) and hope to finish it tonight. I am not quite sure if I like long projects...I quite like making things fairly quickly but I must admit that the effort put into long crafty ideas is satisfying too.
I was in a silly mood today: tired, irritable and annoyed in a childish way that I haven't got enough time to do all I would like to do. I would like to have so much more time for my sewing, photographs and blogging. I am sure you crafty bloggers understand! I sometimes imagine those who as well as everything else have children and I say to myself: how on earth do they do it? And that is coming from someone who sometime would like to venture into breeding! Anyway, I thought that a walk and a treat such as a Pain au chocolat would make me feel better so I went out in this lovely sunny autumn day and took the picture you can see above. I love autumn colours. They are my favourite.

Thursday 2 October 2008

She owl or he owl

And yet another purchase from the Antique Market...It is painted stone. There were two other fantastic owls in the stand of the same style but my purse was already saying Ouch! when I bought this one. I might have to get them if they are still there next week though...

It looks quite different depending on the lighting and the angle. I can't make up my mind if it is male or female. What do you think? Any suggestions for a name?

Antique Market

I love going to the Antique Market. Never know what it is that I am going to find and what I am going to spend my money on. These curtains have a bit of a story. A month ago or so I saw them and wondered if I should buy them. I carried on walking thinking about it and then saw a girl looking at them who finally bought them leaving me with a sour feeling, realising that maybe I should have just followed my first instinct of buying them. But today I went again and found this extra pair! I knew they had to be mine... I though I could use them to cover the sofa we have at home, but the fabric is just wrong for it. So it will have to wait in the cupboard. I know that suddenly one day I will have that A-ha! moment when I will know what to do with them, so I am quite happy I have them although they haven't got an immediate use. And the hanger is just sweet...