terça-feira, 25 de outubro de 2011

[Blogtoberfest Day 25] No time, no health, no Blogtoberfest

Also nothing to show you really, I forgot to take final pictures of the projects I had been working on and now I don't really have the stamina to start anything else. Now it's all about Halloween and my little students. Next week it will be all about my sister's birthday, so maybe after that I'll get back on the sewing machine.

Meanwhile it's all about cough cought. It's a good thing blogs only require writting, because I can't really speak. :)

terça-feira, 18 de outubro de 2011

[Blogtoberfest Day 18] Wops...

Skipped day 17. It was just one of those loooonnnggg days, and I was too tired...

Today, on the other hand, I quilted, cooked and rested. This evening I intend to bind two quilts. Wish me luck!

domingo, 16 de outubro de 2011

[Blogtoberfest Day 16] Reached the top


The top is finished and this weekend wasn't quite as quiet as I anticipated :) All worth it though.

This will probably be the last quilt of this design I make in a while, it's starting to feel a bit too mechanical and I need to feel inspired to do my best work. I've been making this design because I was in my "square" phase, but now I feel a need a brand new phase to give me fresh momentum for Christmas projects. I'm still searching :)

sábado, 15 de outubro de 2011

[Blogtoberfest Day 15] A day's work...


It's still pretty hot here in Portugal, temperatures soaring to 32º in Lisbon, so Autumn is nowhere to be seen.

For the first time in many many many weeks, I've had the weekend off, so I'm trying to get my sewing up to date.

Tomorrow I plan on finishing this top and maybe even quilt it. Enough for today :)

sexta-feira, 14 de outubro de 2011

quinta-feira, 13 de outubro de 2011

[Blogtoberfest Day 13] Crafty Halloween Ideas needed!

I've got no pictures to show you today, as I'm too tired to even think about sewing. I've started my day at Ikea and ended it in class, so it's safe to say I'm ready for bed.

In the meantime, Halloween is fast approaching and I'm trying to plan some fun classes for my kids, I intend to make it a big Halloween stravaganza, particularly for the 4th graders, since it's their last year before "real school"

We'll be doing games, decorations and songs and, of course, masks for the big day. Any ideas on simple cradts that are fun and easy to do with a big class? I wish I could work with crazy materials, but since there are so many students, paint or clay are out of the question, I supose...

I could really use your help! :)

quarta-feira, 12 de outubro de 2011

Finished Project : baby quilt for baby Kiko

It feels great to have the time to work on my projects at full speed. Of course, as you well know, this only brings more projects into one's head and it never really stops, does it?

The challenge was to make a baby boy quilt, in blues, with a "Gant" blue binding, and let me tell a lot of research went into what exactly "Gant" blue is. This was my conclusion, except now I feel the need to go shop at Gant since I've seen so many of their sweaters...

Mushi had to pop in for a quick supervision. Always the supervisor, never the recipient, poor kittens. Off to the washer it goes. The quilt, not Mushi :)

As usual these photos were taken as soon as I finished, which means it's night and there is no proper lighting. Oh, and I used my phone to take them. Sorry about that, I just get to excited and have to share immediately!


[Blogtoberfest Day 12] An Autumn Quilt for Baby Kiko's mom...

domingo, 9 de outubro de 2011

Hello again!

I was so shocked to realise it's been almost two months since my last post!! Time flies when you're super busy and with no  proper computer, I supose...
Sadly, I've missed the first 8 days of Blogtoberfest, but I think I'll still join in  on  the fun.

How has everybody been? Over here it's been Ikea, teaching duties and some quilting, though not nearly as much as I wished. I have some orders but I have been extremely slow to get things done. Also I wish I could sew into the night, but living in an apartment with very little sound blocking makes it very hard to do so, I'd have to use the slowest speed and that takes me ages!!

Here is my current project, I've been making this sofa cover for a great friend of mine who has just moved to a new home. Now, all I need is time to finish it :)

And here we have Julieta sleeping peacefully. She looks so calm and well behaved when she sleeps :)