Saturday, March 21, 2015

New pillows decorated with vintage doilies

For a long time I was going to make new cushions, decorated with vintage crochet doilies and vintage lace ribbon. Finally I made them and photographed. I do not know why, but  often it passes long time, sometimes a couple of months, between each step: idea-creation of product-photo-putting it on sale. After the last time ecru cushions were sold out immediately, I thought it necessary to make new ones, but still could not find the time. Then, when I was in fabric shop, I saw in the store the green fabric so bright and wonderful, so spring and I could not resist, and bought it too. 

So I present you my latest creations :

two pillows in classic ecru color - grean for Country and Shabby Rustic interior. One with almost white doilies, the other is decorated with ecru ones.

Here's a version with hand dyed in brown chocolate color doily

Well, two bright green cushions, about which I wrote earlier

Friday, March 20, 2015

New season - New colors of doilies

I opened a new season with new color of hand dyed vintage doilies. Usually I need a time to collect doilies for one color bath because for most of the colors it needs about 1 kg of fabric to dye. But about month ago it happened that I bought a whole box of doilies!!! Of course there are not all perfect, some weren't beautiful, others were with holes, but there was a lot nice doilies)) The rest I send to my friend in Russia, she makes Eco boho clothing and home decor using doilies and embroideries. So finally I had a lot of doilies to hand dye many colors I dreamed before and to experiment with colors too))

There are some of new spring colors, and there will be others in the future))

Light pink

 Cerise pink

Tropical green

 Emerald green

 Light blue

All other doilies and colors you can find in my Etsy shop

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Goatling with vegetables - traditional piemontese recipe

At Christmas dinner we prepared a goatling with vegetables. Traditionally in our region people prepare lamb ribs on the grill or in the oven, but, to be honest, never liked the lamb. So when I came across a goatling in a butcher shop, we decided to change the menu.
This isnot complicated recipe, do not be afraid)) you only need a goatling and vegetables

So, you will need:

1kg of goatling (if take more - increase the amount of vegetables) 
100g of butter
celery about 200g
2 carrots
1 large or 2 medium onions 
3-4 cloves of garlic
100 ml - dry white wine
salt and pepper to taste.

If you take more adult goatling leave it few ours in wine with vegetables.
We already had the meat cut into pieces, but if you take one piece, then cut it into medium-sized pieces.

Melt the butter in a frying pan, put the meat and fry on a high heat.

Clean and chop the vegetables in a blender.

Constantly turn the meat until it is became golden.

Put the mix of vegetables into the meat, cook for 2-3 minutes on high heat.

Take the white wine and pour over the meat. 

Simmer on high heat for a few minutes, then add a glass of water and leave to stew on low heat for about an hour, close with the lid. Try the meat - when it's soft, it's ready. You may need a little bit more to cook the meat. See that is not burnt, add water as needed. 10-15 minutes until finish the cooking  put salt and pepper.

Bon Appetite)

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

BIG SALE - 50% OFF for every doily

JUST APRIL 4-5 weekend only!!! I gift you a discount to celebrate the spring - 50% OFF for everything!!! USE COUPON CODE - SPRINGSALE !!! Just enter it at checkout and you will have 50% off for every doily in my Crochet Vintage shop

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Happy march!

In south Italy end of March is the time of blooming peach and almond trees. I like this time when nature began to wake up.


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