August 31, 2010


I'm going to make a "house" pouch.

Isn't this cute?

found at

August 27, 2010

I was featured

It's the first time someone mentions me
in their blog.
Thank you so much for your
great compliment, Rosie!

August 26, 2010


I bought this basket to carry my knittings around.

I liked the size and the fact that it has handles.
One of the things that made me buy it
was that it is very light weighted.
I finally can have my current knitting(s)
organized and not just lying around,
yarns tangling and all.

But I wasn’t crazy about the pattern,
so I devised a sort of sleeve or cover it up,
although I still wanted to have
the handles free.

I didn’t do such a great job,
since the lining turned out a little large
(although I measured it correctly, I think).

Still got to learn how to sew
tri-dimensional objects.
All in all I like the fabrics
that I picked for it and it’s certainly prettier
to look at than the original fabric it came with.

August 25, 2010

I just discovered this beautiful blog.

Corry of Dutch-blue
has a great taste for fabrics.
Her colors are beautiful !

August 23, 2010

Another sweet dress.
This one's from

I'm sure you all know

Today they are featuring this adorable
Music Box Jumper
I love their classical patterns.
They have also easy to follow tutorials.
Check it out.

August 22, 2010


This cute little bag
is the perfect size for a toddler.
I made it small and
used large blocks of color.

On the fabric I made appliques
out of red felt

and attached them with a back stitch
in DMC light pink floss

I must confess that it's the first time
I make a lined bag so it took me
a lot of figuring out how-to.

I learned (the hard way) that
the lining should always be
a couple of centimeters smaller
than the outside fabric.

I've attached two twill straps to it.
Little girls tend to overstuff their bags,
he he.

Trying to get inspired to use
this cross stitch embroidery.
I think I will make a pillow out of it.
Choosing the right fabric, trims, laces,
and even the stiches that will attach it
to the main fabric is one of 
the great pleasures of creating.


lace ?


trims ?




August 21, 2010


Another mini quilt finished. This one has a customized size to put on the working area, under the computer. It makes a touch friendly and cozier surface for working hours.

August 16, 2010


Remember the cross stitch embroidery
I was working on?

I didn't know what to do with the final product,
so I ended up making a drawstring bag with it.
Not sure what I am going to use it for,
but I was so pleased with the result
that I might hang it on the wall
(framed or not, still have to figure out how)
just so that I can stare at it!!


Finished another I-POD COZY


Started a mini-quilt (very mini (smile) some 30x30cm) in blue.

These are the fabrics:

August 13, 2010

I love these very naïve and childlike drawings.
Embroidered and handstiched, they look like
children books' illustrations.
I guess it's a kind of nostalgia of a long
lost childhood.

This comes from

Her blog is adorable!

August 10, 2010

Isn't this print adorable?

It's actually drawn by a boy.
Otto is 8 years old.

You'll find more information here:

August 8, 2010

I love Martha Lever's work.

I've been meaning to start some
art journaling, and although I have
painted a lot in my life
(on paper too, check the My Art tab at the top of this page),
it doesn't come to me naturally.

Maybe it's the fear of failure since this
is a new media to me, but the urge
to paint has been growing in me steadily.

I go through journaling blogs a lot,
so maybe someday soon I might be trying it.

Drop by her blog. She's posting today
a small video tutorial on caligraphy too,
which, by the way, looks great on
mixed media paper journaling.

August 6, 2010

I couldn't resist this sweet dress.
I found it at

Check the whole tutorial.

It's really very well explained !
Thanks, Jessica!