Monday, November 30, 2015

The Season's 'It' Bag

While it's easy to get hung up on the latest trend or the season's 'It' bags, style really isn't something that can be bought. Sure, editors and insiders have their share of chic gear, but the reason why some become inspirational is because of how they put the whole look together. At the end of the day, it's about how you style it — and styling, friends, is free.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Hot City

Hot city –

Cool people!

Tell me where and which? –

On the South Beach.

Ellis Perry,

And other art and fashion merry

There are no better times to mate

For Mr. and Mrs. Fahrenheit!

There is the perfect time

“Please taste the berries so kind!”

During the height of picking season

There are nature treats for everyone.

We are making splash

And staying fresh.

Summer party is fun

Without winter vinegar.

Instead, is served cake with marzipan

For your entire family clan.

Impressive fondue

Is not overdue.

Summer roll dough

And heaping flour.




Plus “uno” espresso

For my own “peso.”

Thursday, November 12, 2015


Cache-Coeur translates from French as "hide the heart" and is used in the French dance world to describe the crossover tops ballerinas wear. This romantic term for the short wool vest does both hides and warms the heart. Picture, a knitted bolero in wool.

"I mean that my heart unto yours is knit, so that but one heart we can make of it." (From A Midsummer Night's Dream, William Shakespeare)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Lace-Edged Pillowcases

"There is nothing like a dream to create the future." (Victor Hugo)

This is a really simple project made by cutting a strip of fabric out of an ordinary pillowcase, then inserting a strip of knitted lace. This easy project makes almost any bed look welcoming. Treat yourself and your guests to the special cases or knit them as a shower, bridal, or housewarming gift.

Photo: Ida Tomshinsky (2015) from Handbags and Purses Series