Christmas, DIY, Gift ideas, Paper crafts, Recycle, Tutorials

DIY Old Book Photo Frame

It's time to start Christmas diys. This is a gift I actually made for my parents' 45th anniversary a couple of years ago, but photo crafts can be a lovely present during Christmastime. I used a real vintage photo, but if you want to turn a picture in black and white, this is a wonderful photoshop tutorial for… Continue reading DIY Old Book Photo Frame

DIY e craft, gratis, Home decor, Party e Compleanni, Printables

Free Printable Autumn Garland

Whenever a time of the year I particularly love is coming, I always try to bring it into my home in a warm, happy way. Autumn means books, movies, but it also means beautiful colors for affordable, small crafts around the house. Quando si avvicina un periodo dell'anno che amo particolarmente, cerco sempre di portarlo… Continue reading Free Printable Autumn Garland

DIY e craft, Tutorials

Turn your Easter cake in a glamorous gift in 5 steps

How can you turn an Easter cake (we call it colomba) you bought at the supermarket in a glamorous gift in 5 easy steps? Come trasformare una colomba da supermercato in un regalo super glam in 5 semplici passi? 1. Throw away the box and the bag you bought it in. 1. Getta via la… Continue reading Turn your Easter cake in a glamorous gift in 5 steps

baby, DIY e craft, Party e Compleanni, Tutorials

20 Great, Scary and Not So Predictable Books (also a cute DIY) for Halloween.

What are you going to do tonight? Are you going to a party or are you staying? I haven't been feeling well lately, so I'm probably opting for a terrifying indoor night, with old scary movies ("M"), Halloween TV series episodes (that means a lot of Buffy, Fringe, and that brilliant, unmatched classic that is… Continue reading 20 Great, Scary and Not So Predictable Books (also a cute DIY) for Halloween.

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Last-minute toast

I talked about my parents recently, and I must say I have actually learned a lot from them: my father teached me integrity, my mother understanding. From both I have learned to share: family means I am happy when you are too, and enjoying what I have means sharing it. That's why my house has always… Continue reading Last-minute toast

DIY e craft, Matrimoni: temi, stili e colori, Matrimonio elegante, Matrimonio grigio

Lace and Grey Wedding

A lace and grey wedding combines elegance and romance. You can use this theme through the whole wedding, with a charming vintage flavour. Here are some gorgeous ideas I've found surfing the net. And, since I really love the combo, a whole set for the lace and grey wedding, with a surprise! First of all the… Continue reading Lace and Grey Wedding

DIY, Gift ideas, Home decor, Packaging, Paper crafts

Autumn Craft and books

Do you ever divide your books according to seasons? For example, I believe that some American authors are more suitable for hot, sunny days (Hemingway, Fante, Steinbeck, Faulkner...) while English authors (Forster, Waugh, and James because I do put James among British writers) are often suitable for gloomy days and a cup of tea. But not Dickens: Dickens is, in fact,… Continue reading Autumn Craft and books

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“A Wonderland Birthday” printables #1

Elide just turned 1. Throwing her a party was not so easy because her parents are moving and there's a lot to do, but we really wanted her to have a bit of her Wonderland party, so her mom cooked hundreds of delicious muffins and cheesecakes, and I worked on decorations. I'm gonna give you… Continue reading “A Wonderland Birthday” printables #1

Birthday Party, Cards, DIY, Freebies, Gift ideas, Kids, Packaging, paper craft, Paper crafts, Printables

Pretty Girl Birthday Card – Freebie for You

I got some lovely messages about my last post yesterday, and I really want to thank-you, so I'm giving you the birthday card I created for Alice's 1st birthday. You can also use it for a newborn baby. This is the original file I used for Alice, without the bow; I think this card is… Continue reading Pretty Girl Birthday Card – Freebie for You

Birthday Party, Cards, DIY, Freebies, Gift ideas, Kids, Packaging, paper craft, Paper crafts, Printables, Tutorials, Weddings

My beautiful anemone paper flowers

Fact is, I do love anemone flowers and I create lots of them, all the time, because they are so beautiful and make me happy. You know that a recent research finds the key to a job that gives you satisfaction in the possibility of seeing the result of your work? Creating something with your hands, in… Continue reading My beautiful anemone paper flowers