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I've recently began a new collaboration with Style.it website, which is a fashion/lifestyle portal for the Conde Nast italian magazines like Glamour,Vanity Fair,Vogue,Traveller etc.
I will start to post everyday a single handmade object very soon, but in the meanwhile I've did two "trends mosaics" (the journalistic language is so silly), one for Saint Valentine's day and one for the italian Carnival.
I know it's in italian but I think you can have a easy look, I hope you will like my choices!



2010 meme

1. What did you do in 2010 that you'd never done before? Said no.
2. Did you keep your new years' resolutions, and will you make more for next year? I didn't remember last year's ones so I think I didn't keep them!

3. Did anyone close to you give birth? Yes

4. Did anyone close to you die? Yes, I'm still suffering from it.

5. What countries did you visit? I was supposed to go in Japan in january but I couldn't, so only London in october.I miss travelling so much.

6. What would you like to have in 2011 that you lacked in 2010? a better financial situation.

7. What date from 2010 will remain etched upon your memory, and why? 6th october, my 40yrs birthday!I can't believe I'm THAT old (-: and Pixies gig in July.

8. What was your biggest achievement of the year? Finally closed a job collaboration that lately made me sick.Found new solutions for an healthier bank account.Said no again.Found a better flat.

9. What was your biggest failure? Being so weak at the beginning of the year.
10. Did you suffer illness or injury? Migraine.I am quite recovering with a new medicine though!

11. What was the best thing you bought? mmmh.Apart from dolls.a great Margiela jacket from ebay for dirty cheap.

12. Whose behaviour merited celebration? My boyfriend and my mother.
13. Whose behaviour made you appalled and depressed?My ex boss, my father but not for his fault.
14. Where did most of your money go? yarn,clothes,my son's clothes,lately furniture stuff.
15. What did you get really, really, really excited about? Blythecon Uk! (-:

16. What song will always remind you of 2010? "Contender" by "Pains of Being Pure At Heart".
i. happier or sadder? 2010 was one of the worst year I ever had,but it's very better from october on.
ii. richer or poorer?same
iii. fatter or thinner?maybe thinner.
18. What do you wish you'd done more of?staying with my girlfriends.
19. What do you wish you'd done less of? internet
20. How did you spend Christmas?with my parents and immediatly after moving in my new flat
22. Did you fall in love in 2009? I already was even if sometimes I feel so sad I forget.
23. How many one-night stands?uh?
24. What was your favourite TV program? Dexter
25. Do you hate anyone now that you didn't hate this time last year? no

26. What was the best book you read? The fifth day" by Frank Schatzing (not sure this is the correct title translation)
27. What was your greatest musical discovery? The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart
28. What did you want and get? Love
29. What did you want and not get? Meritocracy.
30. What was your favourite film of this year? uhmm I don't remember..
30a. What was your favourite theatrical production of this year? anything, unfortunately
31. What did you do on your birthday, and how old were you? I went to London and Oxford with two friends!It was my 40th.

32. What one thing would have made your year immeasurably more satisfying? career uplevelling

33. How would you describe your personal fashion concept in 2010?minimal 80's boyish

34. What kept you sane? my boyfriend and crochet.

35. Which celebrity/public figure did you fancy the most? mmmh Jim Henson?^__^

36. What political issue stirred you the most? I'm so ashamed we have an asshole
Berlusconi here.
37. Who did you miss? my dolly friends

38. Who was the best new person you met? Suzy in Uk and Siri in Us,Laura here in Italy.

39. Tell us a valuable life lesson you learned in 2010.Begin to change,one step at time.

40. Quote a song lyric that sums up your year. I can't remember one!

New school year's resolutions

If your 9yrs old boy, after 2 days of school,tells you during the breakfast that his schoolmates take joke of him and nobody apparently talks to him, what do you do?
You reassure him with wise words calling him to have patience and self control.
Then,when he's gone,you cry for 10 minutes on the kitchen table.
I'm afraid my resolution of taking the upcoming schoolyear less emotionally is already failed.

PS Maybe some lessons of martial arts are better than dance lessons this year )-:

The Toy Society project


I'm happy to offer a very special Granny Hat on ebay.

-Pure 100% lambswool which gradiates from royal blue to red to green and purple.
-For the first time:hand cut plaid flowers,not fraychecked to have a vintage/worn look.Fabric is italian 100%cotton poplin in blue red white and green plaid pattern that matches the lambswool.
-Hand embroidered 8mm glass beads, in metallic red color.
-"Created for you" silver pendant hand sewn near the closure!

Have a look here:

Hope you will like it!


G,Miss G,Gaietta,Guaia,Gaz (family name,we call each other with a final "Z",so mom/mamma is Maz and Dad/Papa is Paz),Mamma.
1. Push up black bra by Intimissimi.
2. White Zara tee with a outlined "chains" pattern on it.
3. Red&Black Woolrich scarf.
1.Definetively more money to pay bills and taxes.
2. Make this migraine stop.
3. Going somewhere with my son Giacomo for holiday.
1.Blythou/Isabelle 2.Babet/Alessia 3.Tibiloo/Virginie

1. Watch a silly movie about Greek gods living in present times with my son.
2. Slept on the sofa after taking some pills for my migraine.
3. Did packages for my etsy shop deliveries with the help of my bf.

1. My son's father.
2. My bf Marco.
3. School where I gave exams this morning.

1. Working in Paul Frank europe's office.
2. Hopefully crochet on the train if I'll be able to find some new wool in the town I am today.
3.Seeing Gossip Girl on the train (I know,boring day).

1. Water
2. Grappa
3.Grapefruit juice

1.Marco asking me how I felt.
2.Giacomo greeting me before school.
3. My students.


...your death will always make me thinking I could have done more to help you and make you feeling you were loved.I've met you a week only in the surreal place that Tokyo is...you were chatty and at the beginning a bit on the defensive.My poor english didn't match with your strong american/texan slang but I immediatly understand if not with the words,with my intuition,how you witty,brilliant you were and how sweet and fragile at the same time.
I think you've caressed 30 little dogs in Tokyo and I'll never forget our wild laughs in taking joke of people and situation.
I remember how astonished you were when Marco offered to literally pick up the poor Leo suffering from his foot, how we cried together the last night out together.
When I came back at home I immediatly sent you a silly gift, a pink poodle bag,so exagerated and kitshy only you could have apreciate it..you laughed hard seeing it,as you told me after.After that some mails,some chats,some scaring pics on your flickr, some more scaring news about you from Leo.Than a little gift for last Christmas,some sweets, a charm.
Poor lonely lonely soul.
I wish we have lived closer to better help you.I wish you received words and ears instead of pills.
You left us about one month ago (as I've learnt today by a web research...how bad is knowing the date you're dead from the web?)
but only today we know about it.
Everywhere you are now,please smile.
Mark "Markie" jr Pearson 1989-2010

Starting to run again

Long time no see!
I had a very stressful period at the beginning of this year.My father suddenly got ill from a bad form of pancreatitis and we all spent the end of the year in a hotel near the hospital in the town he was recovered.He was in hospital 2 months in total and his rehabilitation was so hard expecially for my mother.We don't live near any parents here and so all the weight of this was on my mum me and my sister.More,as my sister and I often are used to leave our sons at my mum's house when we're out for our work, we couldn't obviously lean on her for a lot of time and this made everything heavier.
Of course that was the period I needed to work more (a collection of 300 pcs all designed by me,mostly tees ad hoodies but, oh well, 300 pcs are 300 pcs!) and I was so tired and stressed.
In the same time a boy which I knew from the people I use to hang out with when I dj (very rarely),who is veeery young (27) started to be inexplicably attracted by me.I was completely underating the situation because of his young age and because I thought he was joking and mostly because I definetively had my mind in other places.But this happened and I had to contrast him too.
This was quie a booze for my ego but at the same time gave me a lot of stress,because of his temerarity.But as my actual relationship is for the first time in my life, not missing anything,I survived this too *LOL* and it seems we're becoming good friends now, which makes me happy.
Then there was Rome Dollshow which is fantastic as ever, expecially for staying together with all the friends from around Europe in a very "School trip" mood...(-: Dear Ruth was at my place for two days, hanging around forhaberdasheries, tattoes by night, dead stock shops and markets...then we were in Milan for other two days with sweet Vito and we had the chance to meet Eddo from NYC too!
When I went back at home it started a more relaxed period for my job...I decided to crochet more for my shop as it seems more and more people are loving my hats and I'm so thankful for this!
I will try to do a weekly update, now.
More,two days ago I decided to definetively cut one of my two job collaborations, probably the longest term I've ever had,4 years.It's a consulence studio which have sportswear brand clients as The North Face, Reebok, Diadora, etc. From more than a year my job seemed to be reduced to draw technical cads, hundred of them.I was sooo stressed from this because everything seemed to be reduced at things like: there's a missing stitch on the back/the hood is too short/the shoulder seem to be not in proportion.The more I committed to be more careful, the more I hated it and I didn't do them perfect.And everytime very frustrating coments on my work, mybe done during the nights,sundays,Christmas holidays and o on.So,after a lot of thinking I've decided to cut it.I will still work for them but more occasionally.I should be scared or anxious but I'm not at all.I know I have to go for a more personal way of doing my job.I know there are things I can do very well and better than a lot of people in my same field.And more the sun is shining again,I have a
wonderful and uncommon family and I've started to run on the beach every morning again.I know something good is happening very soon.

Everything with you

I know maybe sounds weird but his voice make me mad.I'll go alone and I will scream all the gig long.Sure.

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