Monday, March 30, 2009

Don´t leave home without it!

This is my latest helping box I made to carry in the car, wherever we go, she has this handy things like toys, an Altoids box reused and inside I put some candies , some tissue paper box and under it, a toilet paper ( in case the tissue paper is over) , sunglasses and an empty juice box recycled and turned into a trash can.
All of them were put inside a cardboard box and it can be fastened by the seat belt. What do you think? This is an easy way to entertain kids and less dangerous for mom driving and giving thousand of things for them, give me this, give me that... She loved her own trash can!

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Weekend is over!

I´ve been so busy all these days, I´m sorry Blog readers ...
Many things are changing and one of them? My new Sewing Studio is almost ready!!! Yay!! It´s been painted, remodeled and I just have to organize myself to put all those sewing stuff into boxes and bring to the new space and some guys will have to carry all the furniture, storages, equipments and so on and so forth!
Well, and I had a little cold but I´m fine now, many vitamins and lots of tissue boxes !
Do you remember that my former neighbor had this Jaboticaba tree and she used to give Camila the fruits? She left the house ( the one I rented) and she gave THE TREE to Camila on her birthday as a present she should take care of and Camila was so happy with this treasure. Everyday she goes there and waters it, takes a look if there is any jaboticaba to pick and counts the ones that still are not good. Now there are lots of flowers, tiny little ones, so beautiful!
Today she ate this one that you see on the photo and it sounded delicious, big and sweet she said!
So , I hope you have a sweet week so sweet as this jaboticaba!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Kids crafting afternoon

Thanks to the idea sent by Rosa from Tessitura Kids , we had a wonderful and funny Sunday afternoon!
We took many things from our Recycling Box, full of interesting material and these were the easiest ones to find out! Toilet paper rolls are the best!
Fabric stashes are all over our house so it was a good idea for I could clean up some of them!!
You won´t believe how kids get entertained by drawing the face, painting and creating these boys and girls and animals, it´s so much fun , for kids and adults too, why not? Creativity is in everyone´s mind...

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Sunday, March 22, 2009

Crafting !

Inoui is the perfume I love and use since I don´t know, when I was 20, 25?? And I still love its aroma, so I´ve put this one on Camila´s heart!

This little doll came from Flor de Maracuja and now it has a heart beside her! with my M! Red, everything is red in this corner!

Making of Camila´s heart!

Making of Mayumi´s heart! It was supposed to be a secret but I´m not good at it, i just wanted to show how it is , on this photo... curious????

Oh my, finally I could sit and open a book , specifically Stitched in Time from Alicia Paulson and decide what to make for this weekend. It has to be quick and funny so I chose this little heart that´s adorable because it can be used in many ways, in the drawer as a sachet because I´ve put some perfume on it or hang it at the curtain or at any corner of your house! It has a pretty ric rac on it, too! I love ric racs!

So I did the first one for myself and then I decided to make two, one for my daughter and another for the dearest girl that lives in Japan with my "sister" , I hope she likes it!

Camila is out , she went to Parque da Monica with her uncle and aunt so I could finish all of them right now! Yay!!!!!Good, I´m happy for these little ones!!!!

It´s raining and I like that, it makes me feel lazy, I just wanna go to my couch and read some good book and boy, I have many of them to choose from!

Have a nice week everyone!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

My favorite things

Blue lace, red tape, green tape, a Card ...
Black and white and red Calais set of 4 Fat Quarters, FABULOUS!!!!

Vintage buttons, Twill tape, more laces and ric racs!!!!

Remember that The Sound of Music song, My Favorite Things? So, these would be mine and I would love to have Julie Andrews voice as a bonus!!!!
The package arrived yesterday , from Stitch Craft , take a look on their website, you will be amazed , you will need time to choose so many amazing stuff!

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Still summer

Old tiles decorate the plant vases, I love these blue colors and the colonial style that is so unique.

Our friend M. called us because we haven´t met for a long time since last year and we went to her beautiful house surrounded by high old Palm Trees, cozy chairs, a pool and an amazing silence. We couldn´t even imagine we were in the middle of São Paulo city.

Waiting for the other friends to come and celebrate this wonderful season ( maybe the end of it) , Sunday is a good day to meet old friends...

Sunday means Pasta and Salad lunch! Yummy , weeeeee!!!! and it was sooo delicious, we ate a lot, really a lot!

This friend of mine´s gorgeous house is surrounded by the nature, amazing flowers with fantastic colors everywhere...

Kids playing: lots of laughter, happiness and friendship! I love to see these wee ones so close and playing together ...

When I think back to three years ago when we went to this house with our babies I can still remind their first steps, they didn´t even talk , they were using diapers and they needed more attention that we didn´t even had a chance to sit down.Then today, I just stopped for a moment and looked at them, grown up and still making these moments so nostalgic.

These are the much-treasured times with our friends I want to keep in my heart, I hope some day my daughter reads it and keeps in her mind that this is what it´s all about, this sight of true friendship that fills our souls , gratitude and hope.

And I want to thank M. for letting us share this day together and for opening her house for such a kind , smooth, unforgettable afternoon.

May your week be full of much love , special moments and gratitude!

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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Autumn inspiration

As Autumn approaches it feels something nostalgic and comforting, the sunlight outside is different and so beautiful and I think it´s such a beautiful season that brings brown, bronze colors back to my life, my work, my home.
A new project, a mini quilt that will be hung on the door of my new sewing studio saying: "Welcome" and it has some autumn leaves and a bird on the bottom. I´m pretty excited making this because I loved the color and the design of the fabrics , I´ve just finished embroidering it . I´ll finish quilting and batting on Monday at my second "patchwork and sewing class".
Oh, and let me show you my sewing box, messy and full of treasures I adore!!!
I wish I could stay home today, just organizing my sewing stuff to move to the other place and playing with my kid but probably it won´t be possible because of the thousand things we have next week and least we can dream, can´t we?
Wishing you all the good things for this weekend, take a nap or cook with your family and friends, read a book, have a cup of coffee, if you can a Starbucks Coffee and think about me while doing it!

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Thursday, March 12, 2009

A different sky

Today our neighbor left to another city because they´re getting old and their son called them to live closer. It´s a sad feeling today, they are such a nice couple that always have a smile on their faces, their son studied with my brother and they lived here for a long, long time.
They went to our wedding, they knew Camila since she was born and today they said goodbye to her.
I don´t know if it ´s my feeling today or it´s the March´s sunlight outside that´s quite different and smooth today but it´s a beautiful day, a little sad but still tender.
I will miss their everyday "ohayoooo" ( good morning in Japanese) and the conversations we used to have at anytime of the day...

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Wednesday, March 11, 2009


We are friends from childhood and we have so many beautiful things to remember... And from now on, I´ll still keep this treasure and tell my daughter how special it is to have a good friend...

Everyday treasure, read her mail in my box, telling her adventures and her daily life with her dear ones , I love reading those words!

Talking about everyday treasures, there are some small details in my life that I adore like taking Camila to the English classes and the talk we have on the way to the school. The good thing is that it´s a little bit further so we have more time to share together. And then she tells about her thoughts, feelings, friends, teachers, dreams and jokes! I cherish every minute of the moment we are together as she grows up every day.

She doesn´t have a crib anymore, she sleeps without diapers, she eats by herself, she plays alone, but at night, she likes to be on our bed until she falls asleep because we pray together and that brings her peace and she can sleep with the angels... I love you so, Camila!

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Making toys

These two little girls are best friends at pre school and they always like to play together and I love these moments, when they are making art, here they are using some recycled material to make their toys. Each of them make one and then they glue or stick both toys that becomes one!

I hope their friendship lasts forever, it´s so special ...

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Friday, March 06, 2009

Pay It Forward Craft Exchange

I´m so happy Deanna emailed me because I´ve just got into PIF Craft Exchange and I want to share this with you.
Let me explain how it works:

I will send a handmade gift to the first 3 people who leave a comment on my blog requesting to join this PIF exchange.
I don´t know what that gift will be yet and you may not receive it tomorrow or next week, but you will receive it within 365 days, that is my promise! The only thing you have to do in return is pay it forward by making the same promise on your blog. If anyone is interested in joining in, I will send a handmade gift to the first three to leave a comment with their promise to pay it forward.

It´s pretty simple!
There are no restrictions , so International bloggers are invited to join in!

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Tuesday, March 03, 2009


I love waking up early before everyone home so I can grab a cup of coffee and look at the sky and observe the birds, the insects , the bees and any sign of the nature saying good morning for each other...
It´s very very hot and I am not a fan of hot weather and summers but, there is something beautiful when we walk in the city, people are beautiful, shiny, they look happy and though I don´t drink beer I guess they long to the end of the day for that Happy Hour thing , don´t they? The sun warms our soul, keeps away the dark feelings of winter, brings happiness with a sudden rain in the afternoon washing the streets, watering the trees and flowers , yes, I like a little ...

Photograph taken in the morning... Camila wanted something fresh from the fridge, so I gave her these delicious red "goiaba" , so sweet , strong smell, soft...

Have a fresh week everyone in the Southern Hemisphere and warm days for the Northern Hemisphere readers!

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Monday, March 02, 2009

Sunday Birthday Party

I´m so lucky for having such a wonderful family, my husband´s sisters worked for this party, this is one of his sister´s house and here they are, decorating , cooking, preparing delicious salads barbecue and doing their best for Camila´s celebration! Thank you everyone, you are the greatest!!! I love you all!!

Her smile is so spontaneous , it´s the greatest gift for us!

Under the sun, everybody having fun, talking, eating and playing in the swimming pool

Sweet little girls!

Lots of baloons, colorful, green, red, purple, acqua, white... What else could I ask for?

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Saturday, hot summer day

Her best friend in summertime: water

After the swimming afternoon, playing with Tonico.

And the day ended like this, softly, sweet dreams ... with tia Ive

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