Saturday, October 25, 2008


I have just arrived back from Transylvania. Here are some pictures of the house I stay in in the village. This is the "best "room and shows the traditional decorative bed, this is a particularly splendid one with lots of cross stitch embroidrey. The traditional pillows are piled high with the decorative part facing outwards. There are two mattress covers stuffed with straw, you can just about see the ends poking out , they are covered with two decorative covers.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Eco home and garden

With lots of lovely pictures eco home and garden is an engaging online eco magazine. The October issue is just out and features parna bags and cushions

Home spun vintage hemp hanks

I have just come across hanks of this......vintage home spun hemp.. hard to believe that from this (and of course hours of weaving work) came the beautiful cloth that was made into sacks!