FREE 2016 PLANNER

(Podéis leer este artículo en Español aquí. ♦ Podem ler este artigo em Português aqui.)

Hello everyone! Long time no see! How’s everything going? I know you’re all craving for a FREE 2016 PLANNER, but first some fresh news! So… I’ve been away for so long because… hmmmm… I’ve been very busy putting together a brand new blog! YAY! After a lot of introspection I realized I needed some focus and some real purposes to keep blogging. So I opened another blog! Please go check it out! LOGO + TAG LINE + COM If you visit my new blog and subscribe to it you’ll have immediate access to a free downloadable 2016 planner. It’s my welcoming gift for you ;) Enjoy!

www.packmahome.com

 

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WHEN YOU SUBSCRIBE TO THE NEW BLOG, YOU GET A “THANK YOU” EMAIL LIKE THE ONE BELLOW WHERE YOU CAN CLICK ON THE PINK LINK OR THE PLANNER COVER IMAGE TO GET AN INSTANT DOWNLOAD OF YOUR 2016 FREE PLANNER. Captura de ecrã 2015-11-3, às 13.54.48

 

 

My New Books: “Sew!” by Cath Kidston and “The Handmade Marketplace” by Kari Chapin

I have the best husband in the whole world!

A couple of months ago he offered me the book “sew!” by Cath Kidston. And then, a few weeks later, he offered me another one: “The Handmade Marketplace” by Kari Chapin.

The first one is very practical when it comes to learning the basics of sewing. It has a lot of images and is based on tutorials. It even brings all the materials you need to sew a handbag. To find more about the author check out her page: http://www.cathkidston.eu/.

The second is the most useful book I’ve ever read. It was my reading in Turkey and I still check it sometimes. I got great advices and even took several notes, just like a student. It’s very easy to read. As I read it I felt an enormous will to work and implement all the knowledge it conveys. The author, Kari Chapin, counts with the help and wisdom of many other bloggers. To know more about Kari you can consult:  http://www.karichapin.com/.

In less than a month I’ll be married!

Hello everyone

I have been really busy with the last arrangements for the big event of the year, my wedding, and that’s why I have been a little disconnected… I keep following your blogs (thanks to Google Reader!), but in the latest weeks I have not done another thing apart from worrying and solving all the issues that a wedding implies…
Besides that, to make things complicated, we’re getting married in Lagos, but we’re organizing eveything from A Coruña! So, you know, I’ve got the perfect excuse for not having my blog up to date, LOL.

Well, I take this chance to show you the first fabric bags I made. I hope you like it!

 

Cork and more cork… Cork board for notes!

Finally I finished my secret project!

Thanks to my parents-in-law (poor things, they’ve been drinking a lot of wine just to save me the corks…) , to the Shibumi cafe (in Novo Mesoiro, A Coruña) and the Garimbota cafe (Monte Alto)!

I hope you like it!

I used a plywood board in which, many years ago, I had painted something I didn’t like at all.  I didn’t find two corks alike and that’s why we can see some imperfections or patches, but for me the beauty is in all things that are imperfect!

The colors: what to do with all the toys that are running free in the classroom?

I was tired to see all the toys running free in my classroom. All without a purpuse or set, all of them old, broken, bitten… So, I gater them, put it by colors and glued to a plywood board. It’s nice, isn’t it? I like it very much and I hope tomorrow, when I hang it on the classroom wall, my kids will notice it and like it.

This could be made by my kids – they would classify the toys by colors and, very carefully help me to glue them to the board – but, since we are working in a project, we didn’t have much time or opportunity to develop this activity, that also, is not covered by it. Anyway, it doesn’t matter, it’s a gift from me to them and their classrom.

I took this idea from Jane Bull’s Make it!

Hello Kitty’s felt brooch

Hello again everybody!

Last week was the 25th birthday of one of my colegues. She’s a big fan of Hello Kitty so I chose to give her a felt brooch of her favorite kitty. I don’t use to do any known figures, what I’ve done so far were all creations of mine, but I know she loves this white cat, so I made an effort. What do you think? Does it look like the real one?

Gift for my invisible friend: acrylic brooch in jeans and fabric ring

In the school where I work we use to organize a Christmas dinner where we exchange gifts between ourselves. This year my gift was to my friend Catuxa and this is what she got. I think she liked it a lot. I did it thinking of her and her style. Always with a lot of love and care.