Love::Sew::Knit::Design::Eat::Smile:: in Vintage Style

Fabric and Crochet

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Designing is a slow process, it involve sketching, swatching,  and knitting before editing the pattern and then send it out to volonteer testers who will give you a complete vision of the pattern itself and maybe make corrections.

I am that kind of crafter that needs to rotate project to not get bored with that process, and since i love crochet and sewing as much as like I love knitting, I made a lot of crochet in the last weeks, due to the crochet + brunch event I am going to teach, but also some just for fun.

yarn used for this basket: Katia Yarns

yarn used for this basket: Katia Yarns

And while I was making the bicolor one, I decided to henanche it with fabric, and I love it! It's sturdier and it's perfect as yarn balls caddy or to contains small projects.

Did I show you this? maybe you saw a preview on Instagram, I made two sock/small knitting project bag some weeks ago.

September is almost gone, and It was a very busy month, also due to some family issues, but what I learnt from some life events that hurts my nervs is that Laughing Out Loud is the best Cure for everything!

See you soon!

Xoxo, Giusy


what I learnt from the craft world

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Lately I'm wondering on Why and What I am doing. I have a day job that I cannot quit, but still dream about my own business... yes, still, I am forty, nearby forty-one.

photocourtesy: alessia of https://www.etsy.com/it/shop/Vintageboogaloo1

photocourtesy: alessia of https://www.etsy.com/it/shop/Vintageboogaloo1

I am obsessed about fabric and yarn, and can't decide which I like most, I love knitting and sewing the same way, I love designing and crocheting the same way.

So I am pondering Why.

The big answer is that the craft world helps me to became more conscious, it helps me to form my opinion and it helps me Self Acceptance. 

One of the focus point of the Company's Manifesto where I am employee is to value people, unfortunately that's not what happens in my office in reality, that's a toxic ambient where people can't like each other and where some thinks to be a genius, and others thinks to be God. Some do not have a minimum of respect of each other and you are just a number that has to make numbers.

Crafts world have a very helping community and I can feel the LOVE each one put in its work and I love the way each one supports the other.

Another big big reason is the Self Acceptance.

It's very uncommon where I work that woman loves each other, and that they loves her selves. The women I work with are always hypercritical towards themselves, are not comfortable with themselves, they do not like their body and find that to be skinny and well dressed is all, In the craft world I appreciate women who are happy as they are and do not care about this nonsense, I do like my belly and I do like my heavy bottom, I love to be kind enough to my neighbors and try to stay as positive as I can.

So I think that's why I still need to be part of the Craft Community, although sometimes I feel so tired and I want to give up because I can't find enough time to make what I love, I can overcome the frustration just because be part of the craft community makes me feel good, it makes me feel happy and makes me feel part of a perfect world.

Have a nice week end.

Xoxo, Giusy



Fresh Summertime

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Hello! If there is something I can't never understand is how the time goes by so quickly! Isn't it?

Middle August is here already and I am enjoying this beautiful freshly air summer, that is a treasury for this part of Italy, where it's usual to have humidity and high temperatures instead.

Sometimes I think I am lazy, but if I take a moment to list the thing I do it's not laziness, is that I have enough time to do all the things I would want to do. Are you familiar with this stuff?

I've done a lot of work since I wrote here last time, I can't already share everything but I try to list them here:

Tea Weck Cozy

Tea Weck Cozy

Things I am grateful for:

  • Nina, Ninetta, Antonia Shawl KAL has started and some beautiful shawl are popping on Ravelry.
  • Bubiknits Facebook Page has reached and passed 1500 likes this week. Thank You!
  • I will participate at two big event in September and I am working for them... stay tuned.
  • I am studying and I've got a great review for my works. I am tremendously happy for this, learn and improve is always a beautiful thing and one of the goals in my life (in any field).
  • I am working on some new designs, they will be revealed in Autumn or early Winter.
  • I submitted my design for the Global Talented Search yesterday night, I am happy to accomplished this, no matter how it goes.
  • I've designed and knitted a Tea Weck Cozy (photo above) and will share the pattern for free very soon!

How is going your Summer?

Enjoy and happy knitting, designing, crocheting, sewing etc. etc.

xoxo, Giusy


Nina, Ninetta, Antonia KAL

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Are you ready for a new Knit a Long (KAL)?

at 3 weeks of the launch of the beautiful shawl pattern NINA, NINETTA, ANTONIA, I've got a fabulous response from Ravelers who favorites and queued it and it hits the second page on the Pattern's Hot Right Now.

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If you following me on Instagram and Twitter you may have seen the photo shoot my friend Roberta took at Studiocinqueealtro a brick and mortar Atelier where you can find very beautiful home decor and handmade accessories, they didn't have an online shop yet (but they will soon), but you can drop them an email, Roberta, Paola and the Studiocinqueealtro staff would be happy to respond to You and they are pretty good in English too!

Model: Mariondina - photography: Studiocinqueealtro - shawl design: Nina, Ninetta, Antonia by Bubiknits

Model: Mariondina - photography: Studiocinqueealtro - shawl design: Nina, Ninetta, Antonia by Bubiknits

Model: Mariondina - photography: Studiocinqueealtro - shawl design: Nina, Ninetta, Antonia by Bubiknits

Model: Mariondina - photography: Studiocinqueealtro - shawl design: Nina, Ninetta, Antonia by Bubiknits

Model: Mariondina - photography: Studiocinqueealtro - shawl design: Nina, Ninetta, Antonia by Bubiknits

Model: Mariondina - photography: Studiocinqueealtro - shawl design: Nina, Ninetta, Antonia by Bubiknits

So, I am happy to announce that I'm going to host a KAL starting on August 1, 2014 and we will chat and post photos on the Raverly's Di Maglia in Maglia group till the end of the KAL on August 31, 2014 and there will be prizes too!

Feel free to Join me and if you didn't already purchased the pattern, enter the coupon code: nnakal to get 20% off the price at the check out till July, 30 on Ravelry after having added the pattern to your cart.

Grab your favorite sock or light weight fingering yarn, 4,5mm needle and stay ready to cast on, August may be an interesting month and we will ready for September with a new lace and elegant shawl to show off.

xoxo, Giusy