Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Encomendas »» Orders

Tenho andado a acabar as encomendas: mobiles, porta-chaves, suportes para ganchos, pregadeiras e ganchos de Natal. Agora já posso começar a fazer as minhas prendas de Natal.

I've been finishing out orders: mobiles, key rings, hair chips holders, Christmas hair clips and holiday felt pins. Now I can start making my own Christmas gifts.

Monday, 14 December 2009

Decorações de Natal »» Christmas decorations

Fiz esta telinha em decoupage e acho que ficou super fofinha.

I've made this little painting in decoupage and I think it is super sweet.

Natal »» Christmas

Finalmente já tenho máquina fotográfica. Posso assim partilhar convosco algumas decorações de Natal que fiz cá para casa.

My camera is as good as new! So I can finally share with you some of the Christmas decorations I've made for my house.

Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Móbiles em feltro »» Felt mobiles

Dezembro já chegou! Tinha um post preparado para hoje com algo especial que fiz para o Natal, mas a minha máquina fotográfica "pifou". Por isso, mostro-vos alguns móbiles que já foram entregues aos seus donos.

December has arrived! I had prepared a special post for the first day of December with a little something I've made for Christmas. However my camera has broken. So, today I'm showing some mobiles that were already delivered to their owners.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Bolachas caseiras »» Homemade cookies

Há alguma coisa melhor do que passar a tarde a fazer bolachas com as nossas filhas num dia de chuva?

Is there anything better than spending the afternoon baking cookies with our daughters in a rainy day?

Numa tigela bate-se (com a batedeira eléctrica) 2 gemas de ovo com 250g de açúcar. Junta-se 250g de manteiga derretida, metade de um pacote de natas e 500g de farinha peneirada.
Com o rolo da massa estende-se porções desta mistura sobre uma superfície enfarinhada e recorta-se bolachas de formas variadas.
Aquece-se o forno a 180º e forra-se um tabuleiro com papel vegetal.
Numa tigela mistura-se uma gema de ovo e o resto do pacote de natas (com um garfo). Colocam-se as bolachas no tabuleiro e pincelam-se com esta mistura e polvilham-se com continhas coloridas.
Vão ao forno por breves minutos só até começarem a alourar. Mmmm, que delícia.

Put 2 egg yolks and 250g sugar in a bowl and beat with the electric mixer.
Pour in 250g of melted butter and half of a package of liquid cream (100ml). Sift 500g of flour into the mixture mixing well.
With a rolling pin extend portions of this mixture on a floured surface and cut out biscuits with various cutters.
Preheat oven to 180ºC/350ºF/gas mark 4 and line up a baking tray with parchment paper.
In a bowl mix one egg yolk and the rest of the package of cream (with a fork).
Put the biscuits in the tray, brush them with this mixture and sprinkle with coloured hundreds-and-thousands.
Bake in the oven only for a few minutes just until the cookies are golden on top.Mmmm, delicious.

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Cheirinho a Outono »» Smells of Autumn

Castanhas, ouriços, pinhas e folhas secas dá uma excelente... decoração outonal.

Chestnuts,burrs, cones and dried leaves make great... autumn decorations.

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Nova Carteira »» New bag

Esta foi uma das primeiras carteiras que fiz. Tem alguns (pequenos) defeitos que felizmente vocês não conseguem ver, mas mostrou-me que fazer carteiras não é um bicho de sete cabeças. Experimentem! Este molde também é grátis e podem encontrá-lo no fantástico blog da Rae www.madebyrae.blogspot.com
Para todos os que estão a tentar adivinhar: sim, é um tecido Ikea!

This was one of the first bags I made. It has some (minor) defects that fortunately you can't see! But it showed me that sewing bags is not rocket science. Have a try! This pattern is also free and you can find it in Rae's fantastic blog www.madebyrae.blogspot.com
For those who are trying to guess: yes, it is an Ikea fabric!

Monday, 9 November 2009

Carteiras »» Bags

Descobri o prazer de fazer as minhas próprias carteiras e sacos. E agora que comecei, não sei quando vou parar. Tenho feito várias a partir de moldes que encontro na Internet e estou a adorar o resultado.

I've found the pleasure of making my own bags. And now that I've begun there's no way to stop. I've been sewing some bags using patterns I found in the net and I'm just loving it.

Este é um saco que fiz em bombazine bege, pois queria um saco de Inverno e para mim a bombazine é um tecido típico desta altura do ano. O molde é gratuito e podem encontrá-lo no site http://machenmachen.wordpress.com.
O passarinho foi feito em feltro e torna o saco ainda mais especial.

This is a bag I've made in beige bombazine. I wanted a winter bag and for me bombazine is a typical winter fabric. The pattern is free and you can find it at http://machenmachen.wordpress.com.
The little bird was made of felt and it makes the bag even more special.

Thursday, 5 November 2009

Saco para brinquedos »» Bag for toys

Tenho andado a trabalhar na minha lista de projectos (todas aquelas coisas que vejo e que gostaria de fazer vão para essa lista, depois quando posso vou à lista e escolho um projecto). Assim, hoje trago-vos um saco para brinquedos que fiz inspirada nos sacos da revista Vertbaudet, que podem ver aqui.
O meu saco foi feito com tecido Ikea dum lado e um tecido às bolinhas verde e branco. É reversível e acrescentei-lhe duas pegas para as garotas o puderem transportar.

I've been working on my projects' list (everything I see and would like to make go to that list and then whenever I can I go to the list and choose a project). So, today I bring you a toys' bag I made that was inspired in the bags I saw at Vertbaudet magazine, that you can see here.
My bag was made using an Ikea fabric on one side and on the other a simple green polka dot fabric. It is reversible and I just added two straps so that the girls can take it wherever they want.

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Mudanças »» Changes

Estou em fase de mudança. Mudei o meu quarto, mudei o meu escritório e mudei também o meu blog. Já devem ter reparado que mudei o cabeçalho e alguns outros pormenores. A partir de agora o blog será escrito em português e inglês. Por isso, quem me visitava em rosachoqueazulbebe.blogspot.com terá de passar a visitar-me aqui.
Fico à espera das vossas visitas.

I'm going through a changing phase. I've changed my bedroom, my office and also my blog. From now on my blog will be written both in Portuguese and in English. So, those who used to visit me at rosachoqueazulbebe.blogspot.com will have to come here.
I'm waiting for your visit.

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Difficult times

Life is really funny sometimes! Things change and people also change - I've changed, that's for sure!
It may be difficult to believe, but I quitted my classes. I simply didn't like it (and this said by someone who used to love teaching).

Well, I'm back to be a full-time mother, which is now for me the best job in the world.
I got back to my crafts and decided to make a little basket full of little sweeties that can become wedding or baptism gifts.

Wedding gifts and envelope for the invitation (all made of felt):

Baptism gifts:

Key rings that can be baptism or wedding gifts:

And here is the complete basket:

Friday, 2 October 2009

Back to school!

I'm thrilled! I'm back to work after 5 years of staying at home. So it is, I was invited to teach English to young children at a primary/elementary school and it's good to be back.
I will have less time to dedicate to my crafts, but this doesn't mean I won't make them (no way)!

Here you have a bag and a little pouch bag I recently made to offer my sister-in-law for her birthday.

Friday, 25 September 2009

Work, work, work...

I'm back! I have so much work at the moment that I haven't got a minute to come here. Sorry to everyone who came here and found nothing new (:
Here are photos of some of the things I've been doing:

Hair clips holder with a pink flower.

New hair clips.

Lots of key rings.

And my first necklace.

Thursday, 10 September 2009

School has just started

Today school started for my little girls, so I made new bags for them to take to school with their snacks.
They loved them!

Meanwhile I also made this little fabric pouch bag.

I hope now that school has started I will have more time for my crafts.

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

Little pouch bags

Last week I was asked to make a little pouch bag. But nobody said in what colour, so I made three different ones. This way she can choose the one she prefers...

And here there are some mobiles that are already with their owners :)

Wednesday, 2 September 2009

A new beginning

I love September!
For me September always meant the begining of a new year (probably due to the several years I spent as a student and as a teacher).

So I am beginning the "new year" with some super sweet hair clips. These ones in an extra large size.
I hope you like them.

Happy New Year!

Friday, 28 August 2009

Ikea handbag

Last week was dedicated to sewing (I really missed it :)
I had planned to sew an handbag , something simple to take to the market with me. So I took a piece of fabric I had bought at Ikea (really cheap by the way) and made the bag.
I think that it is really good for a first try.
The inside is also made of another Ikea fabric (I have to admit I am a fan!) and it closes with a magnetic snap.

And I still managed to get time to sew another cushion cover for my living room...

Hello Kitty ... without whiskers

An unforgivable fault ... Hello Kitty without whiskers.
I hope she forgives me.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Something new

This holiday I've made something new that I had in mind for quite some time.
Mothers that have little girls know how it is to have hair clips all over their house. And probably this has happened to you: you chose a really nice outfit for your little one and you want to match it with a special hair clip but you just can´t find it wherever you look .... and a few days later you find it in the washing machine!
So I thought I could make a hair clips holder:

I think it turned out really cute. What do you think?

Felt on holiday

It´s good to be back! Don´t get me wrong, I love to go on holiday, but the truth is that I was already missing my house, my daily routine and obviously my blog.
This year I took felt on holiday with me and this was what I made:

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Little felt things

Just came to share photos of my last projects:

1º - Key rings to offer my daughters' teacher and teacher assistant (thanks to both for their love and care and also for the excellent work (:

2º - More hair clips(:

3º - More mobiles (:

Monday, 17 August 2009

Felt hair clips

And now I'm proud to present my first felt hair clips.
Lots of people had already asked if I could make some so here they are:

I hope you like them as much as my daughters did (they want them all for themselves!).

Wednesday, 29 July 2009

More felt mobiles

Finally I managed to come here to show you some of my latest works:

A friend asked me to make a mobile with a surf board and this was what it came out.
I even made the detail at the back.