18 April 2014
3 April 2014
1 April 2014
1 - My brave attempt to make a hand-sewn hexagon quilt (as there seems to be no other proper way to do it), begun almost one year ago . Will I ever finish this?
2 - A recent urge to do some Spring redecorating, without spending too much money, lead me to consider re-upholstering some of the chairs and pillows. Lighter colours, quieter patterns... Need to go on a fabric hunt soon.
4 - A very good friend send me a birthday-present-package with beautiful things. Inside this package I found (amongst other items) some really awesome pieces of kimono silk and lots of really pretty origami paper. Fuel for new projects! Thank you dear I..
31 March 2014
These cardigans are for 'home use only', worn on a daily basis to avoid freezing in these 'not-so-warm-portuguese-homes'.
(I dream of central heating every winter day...!)
30 March 2014
1- The grafitty on this wall made me think... why do we need so much?
2 - Came across a second hand bookstore and went inside for the first time. It sells mostly books and magazines, but also antiques, stamps and other items. A whole world to explore. Will be back with more time to browse carefully through the shelves.
3 - On my way back, these yummy strawberry cookies caught my eye - they looked absolutely divine. Resisted to buy some (so proud).
28 March 2014
My grandmother loved to knit. Unfortunatly I never got the chance to learn from her, except for some basic crochet. Recently I found 4 shawls she made and decided to keep them. I remember she'd wear them in winter, while she was at home.
(caught Mia trying to nap ON the pile of shawls and, after being evicted, this was where she chose to lounge...)
27 March 2014
1 - Getting back to our city walks after months of rain. They were missed. So many new things to explore...
2 - Celebrating a special day with a very special chocolate cake :-) in the best possible company.
3 - Recently developing a 'tiles-addiction' lead me to create a new board (here) dedicated solely to this portuguese art.
4 - Enjoying sunny breaks reading/sketching on the grass with J and friends (I sort of got this 'holiday feeling' for a tiny moment...)