Saturday, December 29, 2007

Holiday brunch

This holiday season
has been about giving thanks for all of this year's blessings,
relaxing, spending time with friends...
and doing a little crafting on the side :)
I recently made 4 very colorful patchwork table runners
inspired by a pattern in one of my Lotta Jansdotter books.

Hope you have a very happy
New Year!

Monday, December 24, 2007

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2008!

My son Daniel's version of the
Charlie Brown Christmas tree :)
(he made it to put in his room)

Wishing all of you a very merry Christmas!!
It has been a wonderful year of blogging for me
thanks to all of you who visited :)
BIG hug for each one of you!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Busy, busy, busy

I gifted myself some pretty amazing books this year
(staring from the top):

A Year in Japan by Kate T. Williamson

The Knitter's Handbook by Eleanor Van Zandt

Handmade Project by Lotta Jansdotter

You Grow Girl by Gayla Trail

The Principles of Uncertainty by Maira Kalman

Simple Sewing by Lotta Jansdotter

Last Minute Patchwork & Quilted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson

Last Minute Knitted Gifts by Joelle Hoverson

Last Minute Fabric Gifts by Cynthia Treen

Simple Sewing with a French Twist by Céline Dupuy

Super Natural Cooking by Heidi Swanson

Lotta's Lifestyle by Lotta Jansdotter

Lotta's Travel Style by Lotta Jansdotter

The Boy Who Drew Birds by Jacqueline Davies & Melissa Sweet

I highly recommend
each & every one of them,
They're all little treasures.

I've been super busy
hand stamping my sister in law's wedding invitations
& I'm only half way done! Yikes!
Got to get back to work...

Happy Thursday!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Oven Mitts

These are a pair of oven mitts I made yesterday
using a pattern from Lotta Jansdotter's "Simple Sewing" book.
It's so full of ideas and inspiration.
I highly recommend it.
The light has been so beautiful & warm these days,
perfect for crafty afternoons.
My shop will be closed till mid January 2008.
I'll restock it with new goodies & prints next year
hoping you'll visit :)

Have a great weekend!
And thank you so much for visiting this blog,
it's a pleasure to have you here.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Snowy Owl

Watercolor and acrylic in on paper.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Four Things Meme

I was tagged a long, long time ago
by the incredibly fabulous & talented Kate Hamilton to do the 4 things meme:

Four jobs I've had:
1. Apple computers sales person (LCs, Classics, SEs get the idea...a loooong time ago)
at a distributor in Mexico City during my college years.
2. Senior Designer at Softec, Inc. (a consulting firm).
3. As a teen my sister and I made hot dogs & burgers at our family's beach shack in Maitencillo, Chile. So fun!
4. My favorite: being a stay at home -home schooling- mom.

Four movies I can watch over and over:
1. Ratatouille
2. Home Alone
3. A Night at the Museum
4. The Great Dictator by Charlie Chaplin

Four countries I have been to:
1. Spain
2. Argentina
3. Brazil
4. Venezuela

Four places I'd rather be right now:
1. In Tenerife visiting with my little sister Karyn (I haven't seen her in 8 years!)
2. Walking at the beach.
3. At the Field Museum's Division of Birds with the lovely Diana Sudyka as my guide :)
4. On a camping trip with Manolo and the boys to the spectacular Southern Chile.

Four foods I like to eat:
1. Spicy Mexican
2. Any kind of pasta
3. Ice cream (preferably Häagen-Dazs coffee flavor)
4. Middle eastern food

Four places I have lived:
1. Viña del Mar, Chile
2. Greenwich, CT
3. Sao Paulo, Brazil
4. Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

5 Things about me...

The super talented Livia Coloji
tagged me to tell 5 random facts about me so here goes:
Tomorrow: another tag :)

Happy Tuesday friends.
Two more weeks till Christmas!

Monday, December 10, 2007

Bible verse of the week: PROVERBS 15:30

Proverbs 15:30
A cheerful look brings joy to the heart,
and good news gives health to the bones. (NIV)

Next week's Bible verse will be:
Luke 2:14

Friday, December 07, 2007

Illustration Friday: LITTLE THINGS

Happy lil single cell guys
Watercolor & ink on paper

Thursday, December 06, 2007

White Christmas

I will be dressing my tree
in paper snowflakes this year :)
Instructions on how to make
your own paper snowflakes can be found here

I've got lots of snowflakes to cut out still...
I'll be back tomorrow.

Happy Thursday well.

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Flock of birds

All birdies made it into the shop today :)
This is the last Etsy shop update for 2007!

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

4 more specimens for the shop

These 4 new guys
will be going into the shop tomorrow
at 12 PM Central Time.

along with another one I'll finish up tomorrow morning :)
They are all painted on beautiful 200lb (440 grs) Twinrocker Handmade Watercolor paper
that has really cool irregular borders on all four sides.
I'll try and photograph them if weather permits,
it's been raining here in the mountain like there's no tomorrow...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Bible verse of the week: PSALM 23.1

A great reminder to start the week :)
Happy monday!

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Shop update

A BIG flock of birdies
Will be flying into my Etsy shop on next week!
All original watercolors on gorgeous handmade paper.