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Help and get helped: Elegance & Elephants

Our Maramures trip is almost halfway and I love this adventure so far! We moved again from Breb to Breb and probably we will stay in this small town for the rest of our holiday! I think this is what they call slow tourism… At the moment we are living together with a family on a small farm. Ileana, our hospita, is probably one of the most friendly lady I’ve ever met! Together with her husband, her mother, her son and some animals, we have such a great time. Living together with a Romanian family gives us even more the chance to try to understand the way they live. Our Romanian is really improving because only the son speaks some poor English, but I love it this way. We can’t get more into contact with locals I guess. This was really what we were looking for: we couldn’t travel more slow and intense then we do at this very moment. We worked on the field together, I learned some traditional cooking, I went with Ileana to work (she’s a vet) and tomorrow we go to the church.  I have so much impressions that I want to share with you, but I just don’t find the time to do so. Sometimes it’s frustrating me but I just have to accept it. I have more sewing projects that are finished and such lovely pictures I still need to share! Oh I wish a day was a little bit longer from time to time….

On top of my ‘to share list’ is the amazing tutorial written by Heidi from Elegance & Elephants. She kind of flipped my playsuit pattern into a dress. So funny, because actually I was inspired by a dress when I drew this playsuit pattern! I love her creations a lot and of course this one is one of my favourite. So if you feel like flipping my playsuit pattern to a dress? Download my free pattern and op over to E&E! Thanks a lot Heidi for this amazing tutorial! It’s awesome…


And secondly some impression pics! Just to give you an idea of the beauty of our stay in Maramures…

Join the discussion 9 Comments

  • Mary says:

    I can’t download the pattern for the playsuit…HELP! It’s a file my computer can’t/won’t read. What can I do? It’s such a cute pattern.

    • Marte Lambin says:

      Mary, in the first email you receive you have to confirm that you want to receive the pattern…
      Maybe you can just give me your email address and I’ll request the pattern for you! Thanks! M

  • Suz says:

    Beautiful photos Marte. What an amazing experience:)

  • Monica Swift says:

    Oh, your pictures are beautiful! The one with the girls on the rocks is too sweet. I’m pretty new over here, and this post just intrigued me…can’t wait to read more…. :)

  • sisforsewing says:

    The landscapes are stunning!
    It’s almost like we’re travelling with you! Love it!!

  • Kapucijnaap says:

    oooh wat ‘n heerlijke foto’s. Zou zo terug naar Roemenië willen – wat ‘n avontuur beleven jullie!

  • Emily says:

    Is this pattern still available to download? It’s so fun and different!

  • Nathalie says:


    This is so cute! I love it. Is it still possible to download the pattern? I can’t find the playsuit, or the playsuit to dress?

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