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  1. Jeanne C. Wolf says

    In a world where almost everyone does nothing it is wonderful to follow someone who does everything.

    December 13th, 2010 | #

  2. twiggs says

    just arrived here from some place i cannot remember now… and immediately fell in love. your world seems to be magic, and i wish for some more time in my days for a little gettaway in this world of yours.

    December 16th, 2010 | #

  3. Tiffany says

    Hi Pia,
    Thought I would try to reach you again. My name is Tiffany and we live on a house boat part time in Amsterdam and in Lennox Australia part time. Love your blog and would love to meet you some time. We are on the boat for the Holiday’s. All the best

    December 16th, 2010 | #

  4. Conny says

    It’s wonderful for me to see pictures of Amsterdam in winter – I’ve never seen it with snow. So beautiful. My last photos were taken on my last visit in October 2009.

    Have a great weekend. Cheers~

    December 17th, 2010 | #

  5. Lee Williams-emming says

    Hi Pia, found your blog via India Knight’s posterous blog and i see most of my afternoons work going out of the window! This all looks very inspiring. I entered my info into your subscribe thing, so i hope it works.

    December 30th, 2010 | #

  6. Paula says

    I wonder if you like my work.
    I found your blog amazing clever and so pretty!!!

    January 13th, 2011 | #

  7. Paula says

    this is the one… I mean the website, do you like it??

    January 13th, 2011 | #

  8. Rosalyn says

    I have your boo “Paris Made by Hand” and find myself turning green with envy at the fact that you get to find all these amazing places…came across your blog as was researching “Recycled” and love, love, love your writing and reviews and inspiration…I live in Southwestern Colorado and belong to a weavers guild, and find myself drawn to the tactile feel of old and new and all things handmade…thank U>

    February 10th, 2011 | #

  9. Mandy says

    Hi Pia,
    Hope you are enjoying being back in Australia (you sure scored a hot summer) … I have recently started a blog called “What Made You Happy Today” mostly I have been taking my own photographs of people, but I thought it would be fun to get other involved a bit too, I would love you to send in a photo if you get the chance, I have received quite a few this week, a gorgeous one from Paris which I think you might like.
    Look forward to hearing from you..

    February 21st, 2011 | #

  10. Laura Dines says

    please send me your emails

    Thank you :)

    March 28th, 2011 | #

  11. Freda says

    I have decided to start my day every day by closing my eyes for a minute or so and listening to my own soundscape – thank you Pia for this gift (yesterday Whooper swans…)

    April 2nd, 2011 | #

  12. Elaine Power says

    looking forward to followig your journey!!

    April 21st, 2011 | #

  13. Cynthia Schelzig says

    I just found your blog through reading the poppytalk blog…wonderful and inspiring work you do…I just signed up for email following………..have a great Tuesday.

    May 31st, 2011 | #

  14. Delia Cocchiola says

    Wonderful work…I found your work through your books. Thank you for sharing!!!!

    June 7th, 2011 | #

  15. rauel carrasco correa says

    I love the simple design natural and chic.

    June 11th, 2011 | #

  16. Moira Schneider says

    Hi Pia,
    May everyone who reads your book be so touched they too will want to touch others lives with a touch of loveliness, let alone fill their hearts with the goodness that is all around us. Just one small lovely for another can make a chain of wonderful events happen and touch ones whose lives have never been touched in this way. Be encouraged in all you have shared.

    June 16th, 2011 | #

  17. Tracy Verdugo says

    Dear Pia…what a beautifully inspirational page….I see you love music too! I am a mixed media artist/ singer/ songwriter…My husband and I each have our own magical studios here in Huskisson..if ever you feel like heading South to escape the city for a while we have an openhearted “mi casa su casa” policy for kindred spirits…you are welcome to come visit our adobe home anytime…ps my daughter Santana would also love to meet you..she is finishing Year 12 and aspires to be a stylist with as much sensitivity, integrity and sense of absolute beauty as you β™₯

    June 23rd, 2011 | #

  18. Rose says

    I am an visual artist and have just recently found my latest muse in your book, “my heart wanders”, which sits on a chair beside my bed with many paper markers …. many many Thanks to you!

    July 11th, 2011 | #

  19. Dawn says

    Pia, Je viens de lire votre livre, j’ai absolument adorΓ©. (Sorry if my French is not so great :) Mon coeur – il s’envole! Merci pour l’inspiration. xx

    July 18th, 2011 | #

  20. maggie bernaldo says

    Pia, i’ve just received your book “my heart wanders” from my daughter cath – has to be the most precious book i’ve been given as a true gift – with love from a daughter to her mother. maggie

    August 12th, 2011 | #

  21. MIGNONE says

    Dear Pia, I really enjoy your images and writings, you are an inspiration to me. I am a designer from Nicaragua, Spices & Sugar is my brand, I apply my designs to metals (silver and gold), textiles and fabrics, paper. I will love you to look at my new collection of jewelry, it will be ready very soon. Best regards, Mignone

    September 12th, 2011 | #

  22. penny says

    what can i say – just more of all the lovely comments above really….. i have just discovered your gorgeous work – although i did buy your made by hand paris and amsterdam books a while ago, i only bought my heart wanders recently and its permanently out for me to peek into whenever i feel the real world gets too real. so thank you -and i wonder if you realise how beautiful your work is – i hope you do because its very special! nice thoughts, penny

    September 17th, 2011 | #

  23. yulia says

    i’m traveling the world through your wonderful pictures and beautiful notes :) thanks a lot…

    September 28th, 2011 | #

  24. sylvie says

    Always beautiful quiet and peaceful travels with you. Thank you for the “atmosphere”, I actually discover Nederlands, Amsterdam & I’m found of Paris.

    September 28th, 2011 | #

  25. cathy says

    Wow!!! is all I can say…You are truly an inspiration… I had tears in my eyes reading about your pregnancy and the way you described it…I have all your beautiful books..You are definitely a bright shining star…Take care and may life be as beautiful as you are cx

    October 11th, 2011 | #

  26. Allyson says

    Found your lovely little world through Mollie Makes Mag! Thank you for spreading the earth with all sorts of goodness! Keep up the good work. Hugs from Kentucky.

    October 20th, 2011 | #

  27. Aster says

    I have been living for a few years with the Motto “rejoice in the present” So now I delight in the idea to add to this and “Enhance the present”

    October 24th, 2011 | #

  28. AJ says

    Hi Pia,

    I may be heading to Amsterdam for a new job. Living on a barge would be a dream come true so while doing a bit of research I found your blog. I hope I can learn from your writing…


    November 10th, 2011 | #

  29. ella says

    I fell in love right away with your blog. Very inspiring content. I subscribed :)

    November 11th, 2011 | #

  30. Kim H says

    Hi Pia,

    Just found your blog via a blog post I’ve been doing for a segment on Mark and Sally Bailey and I was so pleased to have found you:) I love your books and your style – so similar to my own. I’m on the book writing venture myself, with a recycling flavour so you can imagine how excited I was to find Mark & Sally’s Recycled House book.
    Just thought I’d say hi and let you know that your work is loved lots! Kind wishes Kim

    November 14th, 2011 | #

  31. Jan says

    A friend picked up your book and said ‘this is you’. I didn’t believe her until I borrowed ‘my heart wanders’ from our library. How wonderful, honest and thoughtful. I have enjoyed your insights into your experiences and your incredible eye for style. Congratulations.

    November 28th, 2011 | #

  32. kati says

    I have adored Manon’s Gignoux work for years! and i would like to buy one of her dolls for my 40 birthday present to myself, would this be possible? if so, where can i buy one? i am based in England.

    Best Wishes

    December 2nd, 2011 | #

  33. Corrina Tough says

    Hi Pia, recently bought my heart wanders- love your images and your story is my dream. Hope your xmas was lovely and new year even better. Great to see the sun here in Australia xxCorrina.

    December 28th, 2011 | #

  34. sarah bell says

    Oh Pia, How lovely, allemaal!
    I lived in Amsterdam for nine years, working as a freelance illustrator, and loved it so much, cycling along the canals in all weathers to get to my studio. Your photo’s bring back that same feeling for me. I moved to Devon in the UK , and live in the depths of the countryside, with my partner and daughter, teaching watercolours. For the first time in 16 months I shall be boarding a plane to come to Amsterdam for the weekend to stay with friends on the Prinsengracht, and I can’t wait.
    Enjoy your baby, and enjoy Amsterdam. Both are truly magical!
    With Love
    Sarah Bell

    January 9th, 2012 | #

  35. jane says

    Finally a blog that is original, inspiring and a true delight to read. Thanks. Jane (NZ) :)

    January 30th, 2012 | #

  36. Jane says

    Hi Pia, last Feb I read a blog from America reviewing your Made in Amsterdam which was the first thing I bought when I arrived into Amsterdam a week later at this lovely bookshop- incidentally the bookshop owner knew you! I carried that gorgeous book around with me on my 4 days exploring wonderful Amsterdam and fell in love with all that I found in your book and discovering hidden gems. On my walks I would often wonder where your houseboat was as it seemed such an idyllic lifestyle. Months later I bought my heart wanders and I sat on my couch and read it from cover to cover totally entranced. Funnily enough I realized that your house boat was just right near where we had stayed all along! Your work is so inspiring to so many people. All the best for your last months of pregnancy and for the joy of motherhood.

    January 30th, 2012 | #

  37. Ann Royall says

    Hello from San Francisco. A very lucky day for me to chance upon your lovely site.Everything that delights me I found there.
    Will be in Paris in April as a ” mother of a Paris Marathonienne”… Been many times but each time is always brand new. I took some notes of your delights to add to my own. There is never enough time for me.even when I stayed a year!Thank you for sharing such delicious information.

    February 1st, 2012 | #

  38. Amelia says

    Congratulations on the birth of your daughter. Having just had my 4th child after a 7 year break, I can sympathize with the feeling of complete shell shock! The beauty of having another baby after a big gap is that you know things change – sometimes for the good and sometimes for the bad – but that in the scheme of things it goes so fast. Trust your instincts and enjoy the moment. Amelia

    March 2nd, 2012 | #

  39. Maria says

    your work is so utterly wonderful and beautiful. it is something Straight from Heaven. thanks for sharing.

    April 15th, 2012 | #

  40. Nicole says

    So, when can I move in….

    May 14th, 2012 | #

  41. Anna says

    So inspired – off to Paris in a couple of weeks, as if I wasn’t excited enough you have induced a ‘night before Christmas’ knot in my stomach! Can’t wait. Thanks for sharing your adventures. x

    June 28th, 2012 | #

  42. Dixie says

    Today I went on line to order some books. One of your books was on my wish list…I don’t remember when it got there, or why…when I looked at it I knew I had to have it, so I order that and another one of your books. Can’t wait to take an imaginary trip with you to Paris–until I can make it for real some day.

    September 19th, 2012 | #

  43. Katie Hess says

    I’ve just finished reading your book ‘My heart wanders’ and I feel I know you.. I can read your book than look at your blog and try to imagine what your life is like today.. now with your little girl. I’m sure its changed a lot since Amsterdam.
    I can’t wait to see what you do next.
    Love, Katie

    January 23rd, 2013 | #

  44. Monique Withagen says

    So inspiring, thank you, you made my day with all the beaty. Simply loved it, thanks

    August 1st, 2013 | #

  45. Anne Fraser says

    Hi Pia,
    I just loved your book, “My heart Wanders” – just beautiful. I’m looking forward to reading right through your blog.

    August 5th, 2013 | #

  46. Emma May says

    I was given My Heart Wanders after the birth of my son when I was searching for a more fulfilling work path to juggle with motherhood. It was the warm encouraging hug and final nudge I needed to set up my own sewing business. Thank you.

    September 13th, 2013 | #

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  48. JessieKWon says

    you should know even your website is well known as one of the must – look websites. Congrats! Lots of things make me inspire what to make, how to arrange, where to buy some stuffs :) thx

    December 5th, 2013 | #

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  50. Marie says

    Thank you

    December 9th, 2013 | #

  51. Deborah Baker says

    I wish to subscribe thank you

    December 12th, 2013 | #

  52. Marieke says

    Love to follow you! Thank you!

    January 15th, 2014 | #

  53. Kirsty says

    Pia, may your blog serve as creative inspiration to my new beginnings and journey ahead..many thanks.

    January 16th, 2014 | #

  54. Melanie says

    I am reading my heart wanders and just about finished….you have inspired my heart and head to wander in ways they had forgotten. Thank you! :)


    May 14th, 2014 | #

  55. Karen barlow says

    I’m just reading your book Amsterdam made by hand, ready for my first trip there next week. Your words & pictures have made me so excited for my trip & I only wish I’d known about your paris book as I’ve just come back from there. I’m really enjoying your blog, I love your honesty, so refreshing in world where everything on social media appears perfect. Lovely thoughts & images of your life, look forward to following your next part of life’s journey x

    May 28th, 2014 | #

  56. Marilyn says

    Just read My Heart Wanders and enjoyed it very much.
    My friend, Tara, had recommended you quite a long time
    ago and I am slow at finally visiting.

    September 22nd, 2014 | #

  57. Kathi says

    Found you from a post you left on Pinterest.
    Hello from St. George, Utah USA

    September 30th, 2014 | #

  58. Kimberly says

    I am enchanted. I look forward to following you. Do you ever teach? I came looking after finding a post about you on Mr. Finch.
    I was hoping for a class on making the dolls- I am not a dollmaker, but imagined it would be an inspiring weekend somewhere magical.

    October 19th, 2014 | #

  59. Linda R. says

    Hello, Pia. I followed you awhile ago when you lived on a houseboat in Amsterdam with frequent trips to Paris and then … life became busy and I lost track. I’m glad to have rediscovered your beautiful writings.

    April 2nd, 2015 | #

  60. Karen says

    Checked in to your blog again Pia. Very different! Must read your book again. Read it for inspiration every now and again. Still looking for heart motifs. Think of you whenever I find one.

    August 7th, 2015 | #

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