lunedì 24 dicembre 2012

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year everybody!

Best wishes for Christmas full of happiness, warmth and love!
... and best wishes for the realization of all your desires. Happy New Year everybody!!!

martedì 18 dicembre 2012

DIY Christmas decoration with recycled materials.



This year, i've decided for Christmas decorations made from recycled materials.
I' ve got a lot of old magazines, a lot of pieces of wrapping paper and it was a pity throw so many materials away, so i'm filling my home with DIY Christmas decoration!
I've posted a tutorial of a very simple and nice Origami Christmas Star, i hope you enjoy it!
Merry Christmas everybody!

Tutorial Christmas stars:


lunedì 10 dicembre 2012

Guerilla Knitting in Monza

Guerilla Knitting is: "a form of street art that has been spreading across the globe over the last few years. Knitters and crocheters take their “matronly craft” to the streets covering urban objects with brightly coloured fuzzy goodness. Few objects are off limits and tree trunks, hydrants, mailboxes, park benches, public telephones, bicycles, public sculptures, and even cars and buses have been yarnstormed" (
Here we are in Monza, and our knitters have got covered all symbols of a romantic, bright, poetic and sweet past.
The " Dolce Vita" was finished a long time ago, and now the only thing we can do is to look that part of our history and cultural heritage and hoping for change.
The writing on the 500's plate is "mi ritorni in mente" ( "you return in my mind"), so i hope the colors will come back soon.

Soundtrack: " Canzoni a manovella" - Vinicio Capossela

martedì 4 dicembre 2012

"Sailor man" cushion


1. Sailor Jerry's tattoo
2. Vintage tattoed lady
I'm having soooo much fun making embroidery cushions with illustrations of vintage tattooed people!
Amazing portrait photos, amazing tattoos, amazing cushions!
...and i open a new individual blog: "a singhiozzo"... if you want to take a look....
Soundtrack: " Meet + Bone" - Jon Spencer Blues Explosion

domenica 25 novembre 2012

Sweet taste


Today has been here my sister's family, i spent a very beautiful day: when we are togheter, the time passes by quickly... thank you Margi!
Last week i worked on "La Drogheria" Fingerless Mittens, Nocciolina pin and different kinds of charms and necklaces for the shop...i've almost finished...i'm putting the finishing touches on my works before the opening day.
Soundtrack: "What would the community think" - Cat Power

lunedì 12 novembre 2012

A good start

This week i'm concentrating on the opening of my etsy shop.
I have a lot of things to do and i'm really exicted!!! So, today : work, work, work and a slice of poppy seeds cake with Rosanna's suprised giraffe ( pleasant snack in pleasant company)!!!Perfect!

Soundtrack: "Pink Moon"- Nick Drake

lunedì 5 novembre 2012

Fall is for lovers


Why do the weekends always go soooo fast?
It is like time goes fast forward from the time you leave work until Monday morning.
...but i don't want to complain about this because, finally, i spent four days with my husband!...We have been to the park, colors colors everywhere!!!...and a wonderful smell of roasted chestnuts!
See, touch, taste, smell and hear: all five senses satisfied!
....oh yes, fall is for lovers!

Soundtrack: "Homogenic" - Björk

lunedì 29 ottobre 2012

Nocciolina pin and the winter sea

Cassandra has arrived in Italy...and the winter with her!
So, Nocciolina pin has to change her summer wardrobe to fall and winter.
She's very busy: she left the tiny closet for warm woolen dresses...and a new pair of glasses!

...Every cloud has a silver lining, eheheheheh!

Soundtrack: "Kid A" - Radiohead

lunedì 15 ottobre 2012

Fingerless mittens

I love crochet  and i love all the opportunities to discover little treasures in the vintage markets; so i've found an interesting way to blend my passions: this fingerless mittens!  They are both different from each others as things that you may find in a bric-à-brac shop.
I hope you enjoy!

Soundtrack: "Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain" - Yann Tiersen

giovedì 4 ottobre 2012

White, red, black

1.Beat the Whites with the Red Wedge - El Lissitzky - 1919
2.White Stripes - "Elephant"

Hi everybody! Summer it's finish, so we went back.
Fall (definitely, one of my favorite seasons), it's here, so i'm full of ideas and ready to start!
I'm working on a children's book; i've found colors inspiration from the russian avant-garde...and about the background music....obviously, White Stripes!

Soundtrack: "Elephant" - White Stripes

mercoledì 18 luglio 2012

Belladonna necklace

"Belladonna" necklace - la Drogheria
Wrap dress - Alpha Massimo Rebecchi

Today is a wonderful day! I'm feeling electric and if "the beauty is to act", 
this day could be the start of something good!

Soundtrack: "Grace" - Jeff Buckley

mercoledì 4 luglio 2012

Herbal tea in villa Jorn

This week I’m carrying my works to the sea and I’m wondering why people live in a village.
..maybe they were born there and haven't moved
..maybe they found the perfect life balance
Well, there’s a place really evocative, the house of a famous Denmark’s painter: Asger Jorn.
I love his art and his villa but I always thought he was mad to moved from Denmark to a small
village on the Ligurian coastline!
But now that I’m here, perhaps, I’m slowly changing my mind, I think the real answer is that
they prefer village life to any alternative… do they have reasons?...well, we can always try.

Soundtrack: “ The Madcap Laughs”- Syd Barrett

giovedì 21 giugno 2012

Riposo estivo - Summer's rest

Oggi inizia l'estate, l'aria fresca invoglia a riposarsi lontano da rumori e caos cittadini.

Colonna sonora: "La maison de mon rêve" - Cocorosie.

lunedì 18 giugno 2012


Una nocciolina americana. Non un’ arachide.
Da questa improprietà nasce la spilla che potrà assecondare i gusti di ciascuno,
indossando capi coordinati oppure osando là dove la gabbia delle convenzioni
imporrebbe di fermarsi.
Potrà portare cappelli, proprio quando il momento imporrà di toglierli.
Potrà girare nuda per la città, senza suscitare scandali.
Potrà permettersi il lusso di dimenticarsi gonna o camicetta, senza perdere un grammo
della sua classe.
I suoi occhi socchiusi saranno un invito ad osservare senza giudicare.