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!