Friday, August 26, 2011

Crafty, messy!

This week I could finally finish some commission and I just have to send them , they are all
packed and ready to go!
And after this work at my studio, all I can see around me is a huge mess, I am so messy that I can´t believe my eyes!!
My little Miffy looks at all this horrible scene!

I just can´t show you the floor,haha!

But I ´ve got something to show you that it´s so great and useful when you don´t want to use buttons . Because I love buttons and I love keeping them in a cute storage bins =))

So here it is, directly from Japan, I brought some last year and it´s a velcro with a tape on the back and you just have to iron it ( no sewing needed!), isn´t it great?

I used and tested it for this bib I made for my little baby, it´s so fast and easy to attach that I am in love with it!!! And after washing, it´s still very clean and "glued", 100% approved!

Today we´re going out to send my commission and then we have all the weekend to spend doing whatever we want to, isnt´that exciting?

What are your plans for this weekend?


Thursday, August 25, 2011

{ this moment }

A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember.

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Inspired by Soule Mama

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I love Wednesdays because...

this is the day I can leave my baby at my Mom´s for about an hour and I can go to this great fruits and vegetables market where we call here "Sacolão" and it´s close to my mom´s house.
There are delightful colored fruits, delicious fresh vegetables and these are some of them I buy every week .

Asparagus ... don´t you just love them? Yumm... If you have some great recipe please let me know!

Cooking some Carrot Soup for supper , ideal for this winter season , maybe I´ll serve with some bread, how about that?

And this is the book I am in love with right now, I am not sure how it´s called in English but I think it´s Monet´s Table, actually I wanted another one but since I found this translated to Portuguese, I thought to myself, why not?

So, I just can tell that there are amazing photographs, stories and recipes...

As we were having a dinner with Monet...

I hope you enjoy cooking as much as I do, with or without Monet´s help! Have a great week filled with joy and happiness.


Friday, August 19, 2011


It´s raining again after a long time of sunny days and although I don´t like it , it feels we needed this fresh , clean air .
Walking around our home, Camila and her dad found out these wild blackberries, hidden in the woods, what a treasure! We don´t have to go far away to enjoy the simple things in life and it´s a fabulous thing to see the beauty in the baby´s eyes, too...

And we stayed home all the Saturday afternoon playing games, listening to the music , talking silly things , drinking some tea ...

Camila played with her wooden blocks drawing on the paper her own town and then constructing with the blocks on it and she really loves playing with them! And of course, everytime she is observed by her little brother.

I do love our afternoons at home...
And you, what have you done in your weekend afternoon?


Monday, August 15, 2011

How about pink and blue?

This cute tiny little bag came out of my sewing studio after my daughter brought some shells and seeds from the beach last weekend and she asked me if I could make something that could keep them safe from baby hands and dust.
I´ve made these for her some years ago and I didn´t realize how fun and easy it was! So in a few minutes I made this one , I wouldn´t have enough time ( baby´s nap, you never know when he will wake up!) so I wrote down on a piece of fabric the name of the beach and date when she picked up the shells with a permanent pen and stitched its fabric on the bag .
She will be surprised today when she comes back from school!

I guess I chose this fabric for the many things pink and blue that I am surrounded of..

Flowers and...

oh, and these cute little baby toes!!!

Thanks for stopping by!I am so glad that people take the time to read my blog and also more touched when you take your precious time to leave a comment, full of kindness and I just want to say THANK YOU for that!!


Friday, August 12, 2011

Sometimes, away from my laundry pile...

Birds are everywhere around my house, these were blue but I couldn´t get closer...

New colors decorate my garden and sometimes it feels like we´re entering Spring

Nature : : so beautiful

And now inside our house: :

A small sculpture my girl made at her aunt´s pottery studio , the little canvas was painted some weeks ago and she brought from the beach where some native indians were making these tiny wooden animals, so cute!

This Dragonfly is sooo beautiful , I love it! ( actually it´s Camila´s) .

Last Sunday Camila picked some shells and stones and seeds at the beach, more nature inside our home!

Wishing you all lots of joy and love for this coming weekend!


Thursday, August 04, 2011

For you, with love

Delicious fruits: bananas and avocados on the kitchen table

oranges and lemon, too ...

and some flower to brighten my mornings..

And outside some flowers that welcome our visitors...

playing outside makes this little girl happy observed by her little baby brother

meanwhile... he thinks about this amazing life...

and we wish you a lovely day, too!!