Sunday, February 27, 2011

New home - part2

Tomorrow we have a 2nd round in Milan looking at houses.
By now I don't completely dislike what I saw, I really loved 1apartment but the kitchen was so tiny, no table, no dish rack, well no space at all to move!
After seeing brown bathroom fittings in 1 house (and I mean: "chocolate" brown) I came back home and looked at my apartment under a different light.
It's tiny, it's full of (my) stuff, but everything's new and it doesn't feel like living in an ancient house. Being in the very centre of the city I believe the building is pretty old, but you'd never tell.
In Milan things are different.
Most of the buildings were built in the 40's or 60's and you can actually guess their age buy looking at them, especially at the furniture.
Not that I don't like some good piece of furniture from the 70's :) maybe not with brown&yellow together or blue/yellow tartan couch...but really, I don't think it's a good idea to rent a house whith stinking, old furniture that will break at the first use.
Ok, for today I've complained enough!
Wish me luck for tomorrow!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

First: finding a new home

My BF and I have been scrolling down thousands of house ads. I'm sure it's the same all around the world, and it's not the first time for me; but I'm always amazed about what people can call an "apartment". Obviously we have a different definition.
And, if your house is like the ones below, no offence: I just think you should show the best if you put an ad on the web.
I don't understand why people make such bad pics

or sometimes they just show you a corner of the bathroom and that's all

(and let's not talk about the ceiling....)

Or the house is a complete mess

Or they show you the street, in the worst area of the city.
And this is only the beginning, I'm sure we'll laugh a lot when we'll actually see them.


The day after our 1st anniversary in this house my boyfriend got a call - he's got a Milan. A pretty good one.
I'm not sure I can bear another relocation...especially after only one year, several months of which were spent only to empty boxes!
When I left Milan last february I was pretty sure never to go back there again, but I also knew it'd be really hard for the both of us to find a job anywhere else.
Good news: a bigger house (I hope) and all the friends I had left in Milan.
When I moved here my best friend moved in the same period from a city around here to Milan, so maybe we'll finally be together again since College time!
Plus I'll be able to visit Claudia Cattaneo shop and maybe take a class with her to learn bead embroidery properly!
Bad news: all the green and the nice places around here, the long walks under the arcades, the jogging in the park along the river...gone.
Back to the "gray city"!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Starfish & Turquoise necklace

Haven't been posting for a while, but I'm still trying to figure out how to get some order in my little house! After me&my boyfriend came back here from our very long Xmas holyday in our hometown, there's such a mess.
But today I almost finished my new necklace:

Now all I need is a nice toggle and it'll be ready for my etsy shop.

I'm also trying to make Marcia De Coster's Urchin Lariat, with some alteration. The problem is I started with some beautiful tones of blue and turquoise, which I love but never guess it'll be a nice gift for someone!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Voting for royalty begins

Here we are!
The new mosaic for february challenge "Royalty throughout time" is ready on Etsy Beadweavers blog:

Take your time to choose and vote for your favorite from today until 15 february!