Saturday, December 26, 2009

Happy Holidays!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Egst bazaar

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Moving to a new home

Next Wednesday I'm moving to a new home and these days I struggle to finish pakcing and all the preparations!I will be back, once I'm settled in my new nest and have internet connection!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Athens knit & crochet group meeting

Last Tuesday I went to Bliss to the first meeting of the group “Athens knit and crochet” from Ravelry! For those who do not know Ravelry, is a big online world community of knitters! The group “Athens knit and crochet” was founded by Leanda who had the wonderful idea to organize a meeting, to get to know us better over a cup of coffee and to knit and share ideas about our favorite hobby! It was a splendid afternoon, I was very happy to meet known faces and also other members of the team! We had a great time and we decided make it a monthly meeting! You can read more on Leanda’s blog!

Last weekend I went to my hometown to vote and visit my family! I had the opportunity to search my mother’s piles of magazines and to confiscate 2-3 old issues of “Verena”! This is the jacket I found and want to knit:

Sunday, September 20, 2009

New scarves

I have been making scarves lately!

I also made one for the Atticasos I told you about:

And I started participating to the weekly EST challenges. This week the host of the challenge is Baahar and the theme is "The seven wonders of the world". Go to her blog to see the entries so far. While I was searching Google for inspiration, I found this beautiful photo of Taj Mahaal and was inspired by the beautiful color of the sea and made this scarf:

Do you remember the grey purse I made in the summer and sent for photo shooting for the online fashion magazine "Vivalamoda"? The magazine was issued on the 5th and the photos are fantastic! You can read the magazine here.

And I have a wonderful surprise! Laura Trevey, an incredible artist and blogger featured my felt bangles on her blog. Check out her beautiful blog, Laura has a fantastic taste and finds awesome tresors and you must definitely visit her shop and admire her wonderful paintings!Thanks Laura!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

ΑtticaSos & Mater Matrix Mother and Medium

Almost two months I have not posted anything in my poor little blog! I admit that I was not in the mood to sit in front from the computer this interval. The overloaded July from work in the office, the heat and laziness of August, kept me far from net! Now however that fall is here and the days are cooler and the first raindrops fell, I'm starting to get organized again! Beginning a first surfing in the net, I found yesterday a splendid initiative for the reforestation of Attica, from Manya Maratou! I copy from the blog:
Attica Sos
The wildfire that has swept over the land northeast of Athens, Greece, raging from Friday 21st August until Monday 24 devastated forests and homes, burning more than 23500 hectares. This blog, published in English and Greek shall be the meeting point for all that are interested in the project ART FOR TREES, a call for the donation of works of art to be sold at an exhibition to raise funds for the reforestation of the area. The idea was sparked by the passionate response of jasmine of natureswhispers to the news of the fire.

The organization that will be hosting the event is the Folklore museum of Varnavas who are situated in the area and have a long history of actions for the environment and the community, including clearing of rubbish and dry plant matter in the forest by volunteers, planting of more than 3000 native trees in the past three years and many environmental educational programs for schoolchildren. I will be posting more about the museum and the event later.
I will also be posting photographs of the works as they arrive, press releases, and when the time comes videos and photos of the events. Also I will post about the area, the wildlife, environment and plants and its importance for the city of Athens.

Works should be sent to po box 66, Marathon, 19007, Attiki, Greece c/o Manya Maratou

And while here we burn our forests, in another corner of the world they are used for cultural purposes:
Mater Matrix Mother and Medium

Mater Matrix Mother and Medium is a process-based temporary public art installation by Seattle-based installation artist Mandy Greer. Τhe project is an installation woven into the trees of Seattle's urban forest, a 200-foot-long Fiber River, and the embodiment of that river in a performance, later this summer, by visionary choreographer and dancer Zoe Scofield.
This new work is commissioned by Seattle Public Utilities 1% for Art Funds, and administered by Seattle Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, as a way to celebrate and interpret the splendor of Seattle's urban creeks and encourage community involvement in the stewardship of our essential watersheds.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Μy new bags, and a recipy

I finally finished the bags I showed you some time ago and the grey bag is now traveling to Belgium to participate to the photoshoot for the new issue of Vivalamoda!

And I knitted a new bag in fuchsia for the weekly challenge of EST!

And Although I'm not a big fan of sweets, I saw one day a recipy on the TV and found it very intriguing and tried it! It's very tasty!

Blackberries-mascarpone dessert


4 eggs, separated
Blackberries marmalade
10 tablespoons white sugar
1 pound mascarpone cheese
1 glass limoncello
1 Packet ladyfinger cookies
2-3 packets fresh blackberries
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3-4 amaretto cookies

Spread some marmalade to half of the ladyfinger cookies and cover them with the rest. Arrange them in a big bowl. Spoon a cup of limoncello above the cookies to soak.

In large mixing bowl, beat egg yolks and 4 tablespoons sugar with electric mixer until light yellow. Beat in mascarpone, 1-2 tablespoons limoncello until smooth. In a separate bowl, beat egg whites until stiff, but not dry. Fold egg whites into mascarpone mixture.

In a bowl, combine some marmalade, the rest of the sugar and lemon juice. Bring to boil; cook and stir for 1-2 minutes or until thickened. Cool completely and the fresh berries.

Add the berries to the bowl with the biscuits. Top with the mascarpone-eggs cream. Crash the amaretti cookies in the blender and spread the crumbs on the cream. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving. Bon apetit!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Knit bowls from porcelain

When spinning straw into gold starts to seem passé, think yarn into china. Novice designer Susanne Feldt got the brain wave to knit forms in pure wool, then dip them in a bath of porcelain cream. The floppy pieces are then baked over a newspaper form at 1,650 degrees Fahrenheit, burning the wool and paper away to leave the hardened mesh intact. The homespun bowls and vases were shown at Germany's most recent IMM Cologne fair in an exhibit sponsored by Rosenthal.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

What do you do when...?

you go for summer holidays to the wonderful island of Lefkada to enjoy the sun and the sea, but it raind constantly and is chily and you don;t have with you the neccessary like umbrella, raincoat, boots, closed shoes, sweaters?

If you are a fanatic knitter and go nowhere without your knitting project (or more hehe), you grab the opportunity and knit till the sun appears again!!!

Eh, you can read a couple of books too, when you run out of yarn!!

Fortunately there where some sunny intervals and we visited the sightseeings of the island, like the Agia Mavra castle, the "Agioi Pateres" monastery and the Waterfalls in Nydri

We had a whole day with no rain and went for a tour by boat!!! We swam at "Porto Katsiki", visited Fiskardo at Kefallonia, had lunch in Kioni of Ithaka, saw the "Papanikolis" cave and the Onasis island "Skorpios".

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