Monday, 23 July 2012

Monday Moodboard

End of the summer, almost.
Shorter days, still there is a great light in the air... change of the seasons, ends and new beginnings, the circle of life... 
Good Monday to everyone out there!
Even the melancholia is beautiful in summer =)


Thursday, 19 July 2012

The woman goes to the woods

The woman goes to the woods and asks to walk 4 or 5 km walk quietly, silently, searching the ground for chutsáj (chaguar) , also other varieties, to make thread.She finds a place where there are rather large. All its outline is thorny, like hooks. She boards an amount, makes a bundle and takes it home. she holds one butt and the other with her hands to begin to get the fiber. Hits, wash and dry the material obtained. Does the thread slowly. Everything is a ceremony, a knowledge as old as time made rite of gender. Then she goes back to the mountain to find seeds, shells, resin, to make dyes. She doesn't count stitches. She just dreams the design and weaves it directly. It ends in a purse or backpack which carries a single seam.

this story is so real as the sun and the days which pass by

woven secrets of wise women: holy and ancient crafts

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

More Peter Pan necklaces!! or Wendy stuff, as I like to call them =))
Just listed in my Etsy shop
Model Ada by CoolCaracol
Peter Pan necklace by CoolCaracol model Ada

Peter Pan necklace by CoolCaracol model Ada

Model Aïda by CoolCaracol

Peter Pan necklace by CoolCaracol model Aïda

Peter Pan necklace by CoolCaracol model Aïda

 Model Anna by CoolCaracol

Peter Pan necklace by CoolCaracol model Anna

Peter Pan necklace by CoolCaracol model Anna

love the summer

What a strange, haunted summer here in Sweden!
It's not exactly warm, it's not exactly sunny, but it's not winter!

It's hard to explain what's the summer here in the very north of the globe... if I should put it in ten words, should be like: strawberries, wild flowers, birds, bees, long days, eternal twilights... it sounds interesting, doesn't it?

Anyhow!! here come some pics from my last listing... I love it, I hope you love it too: 

A Rose is a rose III headband or necklace in delicate pink and olive shades

(you can see the wild flowers in the background, not only those I crocheted and the rosy, gorgeous model)

Love the summer, enjoy the small things!

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

haunting beauty

another great tool to a happy life is, clearly, great music

sorry, I don't like Celine Dion - neither Titanic, by the way!

There is something very personal about the music we like. Something with roots in the soul, our chidlhood (what our parents used to listen when we were kids, for example) and memories and symbols as well... the music is a map of our lives: it shows a lot to those who know how to read it.
Personally, I like many styles and rhythms. It depends of my mood.
I prefer though those sounds with mystery and a special beauty and when I find some new artist, I feel happy as a child at Christmas =))

Let me introduce you to my latest find, the amazing, stunning, haunting Ólöf Arnalds from Iceland

and here links to two songs - she sings in English but I prefer her singing in her mother tongue: it seems she is flying far away to some enchanted and far away place
ok, I have to correct that: even when she sings in English, she sounds amazing
check this:

enjoy the sound =)

Monday, 16 July 2012

got my mojo workin'

Vivid colors are a great help to wake up the creativity and fresh up a tired mind
how to don't shine then?
that's what I'm talking about!

take a look to the complete colorful list I curated here (and fresh up your mind):

Monday's moodboard


This is a game we play with the European team at Etsy: which is your Monday mood?  mine seems to be sunny in despite the gray (rainy) day =))

I don't understand from where it comes this passionate love for the Peter Pan necklaces. I don't. But I love them too. I just don't like the name: they look more like Wendy's stuff, actually! but nevermind: everybody loves Peter and his Neverland.
I couldn't resist to try my own way and create some designs when I got this wonderful material of Permin (cotton, viscose, linen)
So here they are!
Peter Pan necklace by CoolCaracol model Anna

and the model Aïda:
Peter Pan necklace by CoolCaracol model Aïda

if you want to take a look to more pics, here is the link to the shop
I promise I will upload instructions to make one of these beauties soon!

you stranger, have a great start of the week!!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

some thoughts, some works

Go green, enjoy the slow, don't consume more than what you need, recycle, upcycle... love and smile often, be in the present, create a beautiful life, create beautiful things just because of the joy of give and explore. Enjoy your family and great friends, enjoy your solitude too...  happiness doesn't mean to have a perfect life but to choose to enjoy the life, with its ups and downs. There is nothing permanent but the present - a present continuous. You create it every minute.

Here, some things I created with joy:

a shawl for the fresh spring mornings in the garden

a cardigan made with baby alpaca and dyed by hand using gurkmeja root (if you'd like to try, it's really worth the effort! if you need tips, ask me), creating this ombré effect... I thought in my little niece, so delicate and sweet, while making this

a dress of soy and wool... a sweet and hot plumb pie or a basket full of cherries... but then, it was fall and I thought possibly in something tasty and hot, like a plumb pie =))

these works are available at my etsy shop

Friday, 6 July 2012

some facts about the wool

oveja corderos

did you know?

... an adult sheep produces wool for 70 pairs of socks / or six (yes, six) dresses or three men's suits
... wool is an insulating material against thermal changes, protecting from both cold and heat
... man has known and used wool for eleven thousand years ago
... wool last longer than acrylic fibers and ages beautifully, just like a good wine =)

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Dawn, by Emily Dickinson

When night is almost done,
And sunrise grows so near
That we can touch the spaces,
It's time to smooth the hair

And get the dimples ready,
And wonder we could care
For that old faded midnight
That frightened but an hour.

I have to remember this poem every time I stay awake too late in the night. Then everything has a deeper sense or at least, another beauty. 
Dawn winter sky

picture from