Monday, April 4, 2011

Barcelona Streets...

It's been quite a while since I found something on the streets of note, mostly because I'm just not out and about at the right time anymore. I was lucky to find these chairs on Thursday as I went to pick Elqui up from school, and even more lucky that someone helped me carry them! (an 8 month pregnant belly makes it a little more than awkward!) I really love them both and they're both in great condition. I really want to have a whole mis-matched collection for the big table in the kitchen... now I just need to find another four...

Friday, March 25, 2011


Just wanted to share with you my little haul today!
Firstly the piece of fabric- a wonderful graphic print from the 1960's and perfect for both our terrace table and big kitchen table and fits in perfectly with our style! It's hand printed onto very heavy weight fabric and just oozes retro quality.
The dress, although just a very simple shift, is possibly made out of the prettiest fabric in the world- and it's so light, perfect for summer and spring.
A great classic 1970's print scarf.
A wonderful 1980's leopard print pleated skirt.
I love all the different textures and colors of these four things together...
Also just realised that I've got a little something the 60's, 70's and 80's! I'm not sure how old the dress is, perhaps late 70's?

Thursday, March 24, 2011

We Are Family...

I just love all of these photos of us in our new house! We seem happier and brighter some how! Along with spring has sprung a bright clashing wardrobe! I Love Lautaro's red trousers with his Hawaiian shirt that I bought for him last week for 2 euros at Encants. Also my fairground-like red and white stripy knit cardigan (a great find at only 3 euros!) and Elqui just looks fab in his Peruvian hat! My bump is becoming more impressive by the day and all is swell!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Here's a few quick pics of the giraffes that I've been making! I'm hoping to have an 'exhibition/installation' of a selection of the different types of soft toys that I make. I want to, over a two month period, install every two weeks a different collection of toys! Animals, monsters and Russian Doll's as well as some other yet to be thought of designs! Every single one will be unique in fabric combination with prices ranging from 20 euros to 30 euros!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Studio Space...

Okay so the photos are later than promised and it's taken me a lot longer than hoped to get back to 'normal' but this week I'm going to really really try to get it together! The big baby belly isn't helping matters but I have to say that I love this time in the pregnancy! Just six weeks to go and a mountain of stuff that I hope to do! I'm trying to be super productive now and stock up on lots of vintage and materials for when the little bub arrives! Encants again today and although I found no great vintage (a couple of sweet dresses is all) I did buy myself a fab Dries Van Noten jumper for 3 euros! Cant be bad!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Got a great haul at Encants for the first time in a long time! Including these amazing dresses from the 1920's or earlier. (sorry the photos don't do the dresses justice) I haven't done anything to them yet, they need a good clean and ironing and just a little mending. I paid more than I usually would but they're in such good condition and I particularly love the two black dresses, which I may have to just add to my own collection! Also in amoungst the twenty odd pieces of vintage that I bought I got this cardigan which I just love- it'll look fab with denim or a pretty floral dress!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Another Week...


and more packing...

and unpacking...

Another week and I reckon that I'll be back to my almost daily blogging and working routine! These last two weeks have been all packing and unpacking and a million and one things that needs to be done to the fab new home! Almost have some sense of order and so all will resume as normal from Monday! YAY! lots of new vintage to go into my Etsy shop 'Violeta Vintage' and lots of new fabrics and designs to begin work on...not to an amazing new space to decorate and do up! I have a great plan for the kids room and lots of other ideas simmering away...its going to be a very exciting time! and only 8 weeks until the baby is due!!! YIKES! My studio, which I'll try and get some pics up tomorrow, is just amazing! I am so lucky to have such a great space to work! and it's going to be so inspitational to be surrounded by all that I love and inspires me!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

New Place= even bigger project than first thought!



Kids room


Okay so we have little more than a week left before we move into our new home...panic? me? YES! I'm just hoping that it all magically comes together! Well, enough for it to be habitable! Whilst most women at 7 months pregnant are painting the nursery and choosing little outfits we are trying to get hot water, a kitchen, walls...oh and a bath would be nice! It's all very exciting though...eeeeeek!
Love these photos. Elqui had to do a 'new space dance' for each 'room'. Made me laugh :)

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Pleasure of Puppets...

I just thought I'd share with you these puppets I made. Hours of fun and a much needed relief from bib making! (and packing!)
This morning I went box hunting (to do yet more packing...we move house in less than 2 weeks time!? eeeeek!!!) and came across this fab old display box outside a chemist. How perfect is it to store the puppets in?!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Crayon Wraps

This weekend I've been making a new batch of crayon wraps. It was fun to be abe to use all of the new fabrics that I bought the other week. The playing around with colours and patterns keeps the monotonous task of producing the same design more than 20 times at bay. I take pride in the fact that every item I make is unique! This design is one of my best sellers. Toddlers and kids love wearing this utility style crayon belt and with it's wrap away design it's prefect for parents to stash in their bags...

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Bibs, Bibs and more Bibs!

I've finally found a moment to photograph a selection of my bibs that I make under the label 'Wild & Beautiful'. I must spend about 80% of my working day making products for babies and children to sell at the local craft market. The bibs are my best seller. I intend to get really organised this year and set up an online shop and keep my Etsy 'Wild & Beautiful' shop up to date and full! I find it really hard to keep up with demand and have had to turn away many a shop that are interested in stocking my, this year that's all going to change! Watch this space!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

A bag and a Coat...

I just wanted to share with you these great two vintage finds from yesterday. The bag is so chic and cool, I love how little and compact it is. The girls coat is just amazing, so very pretty and well made. I had to include the photo of me holding my new bag as the downwards view of my pregnant belly looks really funny!