Two sisters, one big ocean, a million ideas

This is the blog of two sisters who live on two opposite sides of the Atlantic Ocean, Paola and Gabriella Vagnoli.

They grew up in a house were crafting was a family activity, thanks to a mum with a passion for coloring and painting and a dad with a knack for woodworking and “making things” in general. Now that the ocean is between them, they have found a way to share one of their passions through this blog: here you will find the creativity and the ideas, all you need is a printer, some scissors and some glue and you will be able to create (almost) anything!

Hi, I’m Gabriella

I have been living in the suburbs of Chicago since 2008 after marrying a dashing American man. I am an illustrator, a mother of two very active boys and a big fan of my sister's art.  You can see my illustration portfolio at

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Hi, I’m Paola

I’m a Ui designer and an Artist. I live in Tuscany, Italy, and I miss my sister. ūüôā¬†My passion is to bring art to everyday life, creating hand-made fashion accessories and home-decor products. My creations are available at¬†¬†

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