21.06.2010

*time out*

the *sewing* is still going on....
 but...I am going to take a *time out* for a while.....

will be back soon with new *adventures* and *magic* stories...stay tuned!

image: petra hassan

11.06.2010

*disappeared*

again....
somewhere inbetween the *colours*...
1001 *beads*...
and *layers* over *layers* of fabric.....so I will be completely *hidden* in my atelier, working on customized orders and a few *new* products :-)

*happy weekend*

images: petra hassan

08.06.2010

*more blue(s)*

I am totally in the *blue(s)*.....like always... ;-) no day without wearing something *blue*...
and my clients are in the *blue(s)*, too....
had cutted the past few days...let me say...feels and looks like *tons* of silk and linen...80% of the customized orders I am working on *blue* linen & silk dresses, skirts and something else....ultramarine, saltwater blue, chalcedon blue, turqouise, aquamarine, teal....
finally...a *sweet* girl ordered today....a bright *cobalt* blue silk dress, too ;-)

what a colour!!!

ah...and *inbetween* I am working on a special version of the ranipink basic silk dress...the colour will be the *prettiest* bright *cobalt* ever...for *desert* queens, nomadic girls, for you and...for me!

pictures: Hassan Krifa for ranipink

06.06.2010

*earth café Essaouira*

and a *little* colourful fotoshooting....
 the ingredients:
1x very sunny Essaouira morning with & without wind...seagulls included...
1x Essaouira *earth café*
1x moroccan photographer friend with the professional camera....
1x the *bavarian* girl....never seen without a *giant* blue, blue scarf.... ;-)
2 x giant mugs of fresh *café au lait*
several plates of *fresh* and delicious *organic* food...I am still *dreaming* about the taste...but I will be back for sure, soon.....!
a few handpicked *fresh* handmade *ranipink* products...carried in a *moroccan* berber basket...of course it must be the *traditional* way to carry the *treasuries*.... ;-)
 fresh *pressed* organic juice....in *bright* colours....
stir well....very well....low heat....:-)
and don´t forget my dear friend Felicitas....also known as the Lady of the Lallamira...who took me first to this wonderful & relaxing place...
her *henna* dyed fingertips goes perfect with all the *colours* :-)

a very *special* thanks to Abderrahim & the cooking Lady of the earth café Essaouira!

pictures: Hassan Krifa & Petra Hassan

*essaouira cat family*

do you remember the little *tabby red* cat family in Essaouira?
 a few weeks ago when I was working in Essaouira I heard that the red *cat* got little kittens again....
never watched that much jumping and playing in the *medina*....these little ones having so much energy....
up and down the ladder....into the straw *magic carpets*...
this makes me happy: two of eight kitten (they where born last year during the gnaoua festival when I was there...) are still with the mother and the new born kitten...
please, take a look to this beautiful boy......oh... so *pretty* amber coloured eyes and cinnamon tabby fur. He is so funny...all the time I was talking to him.....he was talking back to me in *cat language*....something in between purring and saying *meow*....I am still smiling.... and yes...my cat family is really special....

what a bliss! :-)

stay tuned....the *essaouira cat* adventures going on, soon....!

images: petra hassan

04.06.2010

*happy weekend*

my dearest readers!
the last few days had been filled with a little *sadness* but I am still smiling.....
last night...we burried the beloved cat....covered with *pink* and *white* roses....words in arabic, swedish and german had been spoken....
and I want to say *thank you*tack*merci*danke*tanemert*shukran*grazie*.......
to all of you for all the nice and sweet words....for the *virtuell* flowers friends sent me from the desert....and for all the thoughts filled with *love*....I am thankfull for the great time I had with *sir john* the cat....he always made me *laughing*....13 years every single day :-)
*Mr.X* my tabby white cat is still with me...and making me laughing every day, too :-)
I wish all of you a very *happy weekend*....filled with lots *sunshine*love*relaxing time* and *laughing*...

after the rain comes always the sun!

images: petra hassan

02.06.2010

*sir john*

my beloved *cat*....
just took the *magic carpet*...a colourful one....flyed away...forever.....

*sir john* the cat R.I.P. (1997-2010)

image: petra hassan