Saturday, February 27, 2010

And now she is 6

This morning she woke up and I just hugged her to tell her Happy Birthday. So, how or when did it happen that you turned out six ???
It´s a magical age isn´t it, now they can read, they can play lots of fun imaginative games, they are more creative and they know how to comunicate each other but they have the innocence and the fantasy in their minds, I think I´m loving this six year old girl!

Happy Birthday my sweet little girl, wishing you all your hopes and dreams will come true and an AMAZING year ahead!!! Love you!!!

To all of you, wishing you a lovely, inspiring and peaceful weekend!!


Friday, February 26, 2010

Good old memories

As I walked into the living room I could smell the sweet cookies mom was baking .
She used to make them not for special moments but when she had time to stay home , she was a piano teacher and she worked a lot that time, when I was 5 or 6.
Last week I went to my parents house and my dad gave me this old kitchen scale that reminds me those good old times... Nowadays mom has a new and good one, smaller and lighter. Vintage stuff is what I love and this one means so much to me that now I have it on my kitchen window sill.
And when I look at it, I still can smell the cookies...

It may look an ordinary eraser, anyway they are special to me because I like the touch and this salmon colored one looks so... vintage!
The Unbrella ( yes, with N!!!) came from Japan a looong time ago and I don´t know why I have been keeping it, I just like it!
The white one is new and I have to confess, it´s something obsessive , I bought a box with 20 of them!!! don´t ask me why...

Inside the kitchen drawer I have these very useful kitchen towels and I love them for their details, RED details , the embroidered ones that my mother in law made to me, I use them every day so I must treat them well. The more you use them they get better!

Oh, I even don´t know how to draw a decent circle but it doesn´t matter, I love collecting pastel crayons, pencils, watercolour pencils, I adore the metal pencil cases as I open it I can smell those special crayon perfume.

Am I the only one with these obsessions or are you the kind that collect something weird or ordinary or different?
These were just a few to name because I ´ve got lots of collections and maybe I´ll post here any other day...

until then, I hope you enjoy your weekend and try to look around, maybe you haven´t noticed you have collected rocks, bookmarks, old recipes, perfume boxes, whatever... it´s an interesting thing to do, to share with us, with your son or just to yourself.


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Out of doors

This cute bag with the puppy design was inspired here and here. She can carry her precious books , pencase and her favorite stuffed elephant seal in it.
Playing outside, feeling the fresh breeze on our face and walking barefoot feeling the grass, the cold stone floor under our feet , picking fruits from the trees, that´s what we´ve done yesterday and there´s nothing sweeter than these moments, oh, yes, there is. The fruits ( jaboticabas) are very sweet.

Wishing you had a sweet weekend!


What makes me happy

It´s a mystery and at the same time a magical thing that sewing means to me because it turns my very moment so peaceful and tender while I think only about what I am really doing, feeling the texture of the fabric or admiring the color of the thread. I wish I had more time to do this...

These portable kids playing set are really cool and they will be sent to a retailer and if I have a chance I´ll make more but for now, these are good!

Ready to be packed and maybe in a few days they´ll be in some pretty little ones hands that will play and draw and have a joyful day!

Have you too a beautiful day!


Sunday, February 14, 2010

Live, Love, Laugh

Carnival holidays :: to rest, to look up and to dream...

Our living room before our guests arrival

Moments of our Sunday

Hi! I missed you guys, I am sorry I didn´t come here for days, it´s been really busy these couple weeks , my girl going to a new school and also everything was "so new" to me, the morning routine , the new road to take her to school, new teacher and so on and so forth.

In many parts of the world today is Valentine´s Day but not down here , unfortunately, I should say... I do feel from the bottom of my heart that I would send all those lovely handmade cards to lots of people I know , I would make each of them and they would be different one from another because it would be very personal. But then I think it would be impossible for me to finish all of them! That would take me hours, days, weeks to make them all... But what really matters are the feeling and all the thoughts I have about all these (blogland & flesh )friends and family members.

Celebrating the date or not, it´s Carnival in the whole country and we have four days and a half of holidays when people travel, go to the beach because it´s very hot in this season and others go to see the Carnival Parade ( Rio and São Paulo are very famous ) but we always use to stay at home because the city gets quiet, less people on the streets and no traffic, that´s a dream!

We had lots of friends sharing food and lots of laugh around our home, at the barbecue corner ,
sitting under the coconut tree drinking beer , eating fruits and ice creams , telling stories , listening to the kids ( and adults too) that were happily playing ball and swimming in the pool, doing absolutely nothing... it has been a wonderful break since Saturday...

And now, what about you, what have you been doing , what´s going on around you?
I want to thank you for always coming here, taking your precious time to read and say hi, it´s something that really makes me happy! Thank you!

And have a wonderful week !!!