a present from me to you

{ click here to download the calendar } 

dear friends,
the new year is almost here, so i made a present for you and me,
a way to thank you for the lovely year spent together ♥

it is not a desktop calendar, it's meant to be printed & hanged
maybe it can be placed on a wall near drawings and pressed leaves
or maybe it can brighten your office & make you dream of faraway lands.
whatever you chose, i hope you like it.

have a wonderful and happy new year

with love,

this calendar is based on a photo of a pretty calendar i saw several months ago in a now forgotten webpage. ever since i first saw it i've been patiently waiting for the new year to make a similar one, but using my own photos. if you happen to know the original source / design, please, do share the link so i can give credit where credit is due :)

edit : the original calendar is from emma dime with photos by laura dart. thank you, twiggs!

just a minute in december

me making silly faces, as always 

our time in the mountains was short, but ever so lovely
i'll hold on to those memories as we face the last days of december:
hectic, chaotic, full of obligations, family dinners & afternoons with friends

reading heart of darkenss by joseph conrad
dreaming of having a little house in the woods
drinking lots of herbal iced tea, with cardamom & sweetened with pure honey
finishing my little time capsule, which i'll open on january 2014
making plans for the summer
wishing you all a wonderful new year, full of flowers and happiness

i'll be sharing a little present later today
my way to thank you for the lovely year spent together ♥


spring days

november, 2012.
rainy days and tilia (linden) flowers


dear friends,
we're leaving for the mountains and lakes.
will be back in a few days,
with pinecones, flowers & little rocks in our pockets
and hopefully some pretty photos to share

hope you have a wonderful weekend and a lovely week

with love,



"no need for bowl or silver spoon,
sugar or spice or cream,
has the wild berry plucked in june
beside the trickling stream.
emily dickinson

november, 2012.
a few weeks ago, mel. and i went to a park nearby,
gathered wild mulberries & strolled under the trees.
we felt just like kids again, remembering summers past
made of adventures, berries, starry nights and fireflies.


good mail day


lovely letters i got from nina & sara
snail mail always puts a smile on my face

nina made the pretty needle felted mrs fox
based on the embroidery i was working on here
what a wonderful birthday present it was ♥

hope you have a wonderful monday