April 24, 2015

vertical gardens & hanging plants

Not so far away from my house in Bogota, I found this lovely plant nursery where they are very creative with the way small plants are displayed.

wooden crates attached to the pallet walls



a clever use of pallets to create different spaces




good way of recycling plastic bottles


vertical gardens



April 22, 2015

new collection, new hats


Our new collection is full of knit patterns and with lots of color.
The new hats on some of the characters are hand embroidered with silver stars or "bouillons".







April 21, 2015

gift wrapping


A morning spent wrapping international orders of Fournier toys, pillows and decorative items.
Each piece packed in a reusable hand printed cloth bag.


Gift wrapping with watercolor cards



April 20, 2015

knitting swatches


Last week I worked on some new knitting and crochet patterns. This is the favorite part of what I do, the creative part. Seeing the finished pattern come to life from a simple drawing on paper.


The combination of textures and yarns makes it more interesting. I use baby alpaca and pima cotton for my designs.



April 19, 2015

Who doesn't love Sunday morning pancakes?

At our house, Sunday breakfast is the perfect excuse to whip up a batch of delicious pancakes.
Just add some fresh strawberries from the farmer's market and maple syrup.







April 17, 2015

Pregnancy & Newborn magazine


So thrilled to see Fournier's Bowie Cat on the front cover of Pregnancy & Newborn's Spring 2015 Gift Registry issue.
You can read the magazine HERE



Bowie Cat is handmade in baby alpaca & pima cotton with lots of unique details, including a party hat.

April 16, 2015

April's book. Thrive


I'm trying to read at least one book a month. 
In April I'm reading Thrive by Arianna Huffington, a woman I truly admire.




I have not finished the book yet, but some the rules are:
Checking and sending emails should only be done within office hours and never at the weekend. Something not so simple when you are a business owner working from home, but must try this.

Try to leave work on time wherever possible or in my case, stop working and turn computer off at 5pm.

Meditate every day.

Try to be in bed not later than 10pm

Ban all tech from the bedroom.



A healthy breakfast of plain yogurt, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, strawberries, and "uchuvas".



Have a wonderful day!! xx



April 15, 2015

Silver stars


Fournier's new friends are incredibly cute.
Embroidered by hand with silver stars.
They wear boots, striped socks and neck ruffles.



December 29, 2014

Buying fresh fish in Cartagena {Colombia}


Nothing like fresh fish! Especially if it comes to your door.
I foresee "rodon" soup in my near future.







December 26, 2014

Cinnamon raisin buns


 We baked the most delicious cinnamon raisin buns.
A definite favorite in our house when it comes to breakfast and afternoon coffee.






















 
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