September 30, 2010

hand weaving

On my wish list of new things to learn, but not this weekend. A joy to watch!

Happy weekend everyone!

{Photography by me in Lima, Peru}

at the market

{local market} A pleasure to visit!

September 29, 2010

knitting hands

This is the way we do it... all by hand with natural eco-friendly materials.

September 28, 2010

meet our knitters {Rosa}

I'm glad to introduce you to Rosa . She was born 34 years ago in Oruro and has been working with Fournier for less than one year. She is a master in sewing pieces of knit together to finish them. This is of great help to us since some of the knitters do not know yet how to make a nice invisible seam.

Rosa has four kids: Evelyn her eldest (12 years old) who is already learning to knit, Wimmer (10 years old), Randy (8 years old), and Yoselyn (5 years old).

September 27, 2010

weekend bits

mango smoothie

fresh flowers from the farmer's market

organic cotton swatch for a new project

parsley, tomatoes, garlic, spearmint, green onions for tabouleh

chop, chop & more chopping

tabouleh... almost ready

pita dough

stretching out before baking

...just off the baking stones

a light Sunday night supper

chocolate cake with mocha ganache

September 24, 2010

meet our knitters {Sandra}

Please meet Sandra. She's originally from Cochabamba and has been with Fournier for the last two years.
She is a strong woman that is always ready to help when needed.

Her daughter Sabrina is almost three years old and does not go to school yet. She will start kindergarten next year.

These are details of some of the things Sandra makes for Fournier using baby alpaca and bamboo.

It's truly been an amazing week at the workshop. So many exciting things lie ahead for the next three months. We're preparing orders for new stores in Europe and the United States as well as working on designs for the new Fall-Winter 2011/12 Collection. Expect lots more next week...
I will spend my weekend going to an early meditation class tomorrow followed by a yoga class, and then relaxing with my family.

Hope you have a wonderful weekend my friends!

September 23, 2010

thank you

Thank you so much to Tina Barry for the wonderful feature on James Girone's website.

September 22, 2010

lemon glazed pound cake

Being creative with after school snacks is hard sometimes. I make smoothies, cookies, sandwiches, and cut fruits and vegetables in funny shapes... but one of my kid's favorites is pound cake, especially when glazed with lemon syrup.

September 21, 2010

the two faces of ice cream {Cochabamba, Bolivia}

on the street

imported "know-how" at the new "gelateria"

September 20, 2010

meet our knitters

I'm starting a new series to give you a closer look on who's behind the Fournier clothing and accessories line. All the wonderful women who carefully knit every single piece each season... for almost ten season now!

Miguelina is one of our oldest knitters. She has been with us since 2002 when we started knitting in the garage of my home in Cochabamba.
She comes to the workshop at least three times a week to deliver her finished work as well as pick up some more material to continue or to start a new project.
She is a single mom raising a son and a daughter, and she puts every cent into bringing them up.
With Fournier, Miguelina is learning new ways of knitting for babies in pima cotton and baby alpaca. Her mother has also been knitting for us for a long time.

September 17, 2010

a morning of street images

This morning on my way back from school.

hand weaving on the sidewalk

having breakfast early in the morning

there will be ice cream in those buckets later in the day

ladies selling corn and local snacks outside the market

Hope you all have a fab weekend!

September 15, 2010

grilling vegetables

For the longest time I've been craving grilled vegetables but the weather has not been cooperating until yesterday which also coincided with a holiday in Bolivia.
We grilled eggplant, yellow and red bell peppers and asparagus. Then we marinated them in olive oil, lemon and garlic with a dash of rock salt.
Also on the menu, rosemary baked potatoes and grilled chicken.... I still need a tutorial on how to photograph chicken.
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