Dec 11, 2011


I saw this bracelet and I fell in love with it. For the talented gals who like crochet.
Lavish Jewelry bracelet

Lavish Jewelry bracelet (see more 14k jewelry)

Dec 10, 2011

Christmas decoration

Thanksgiving dinner

Nov 19, 2011

Inspiration for Christmas

accent pillows wrapped in festive ribbons


a wreath with a touch of fresh flowers

the inspirational Charlie Brown tree.

Christmas is around the corner and I think most of people start to feel de pressure. This year I don’t have plans on what I am going to do yet. I am leaning towards a quite Christmas. Regardless, I do not know if you are like me, I always change or add a garland, a wreath, or even a trim to the tree so the space LOOKS like it gets a CHRISTMAS makeover every year!
That being said, I am doing something different from the previous years. A small tree will be set up at the end of the stairs, facing the front door. I got "tired" of putting up the tree in the very same spot year after year, so time for a change!
To get some inspiration, I started to look at websites and magazines and in one of these searches, I found these pictures (the little Charlie Brown tree is the source of my inspiration for my project!) and hummm…he accent pillows wrapped in ribbons are not a bad idea either.

Nov 14, 2011

Crochet wonderland

I haven't been able to write too much lately. After I came back from Mexico my life has been in a hectic schedule and last week I just went under the knife. Nothing major but I'll be out of commission for 2 weeks.
That said and done, I am having a lot of time to browse the net and I bumped into the spring/summer 2011 Vanessa Montoro collection to die for. All her dresses are head to toe handmade, she does not produce in large scale and the pigments she dyes her pieces with are extracted from nature and are in essence: herbs,seeds,tree leaves and tree trunks, tea and coffee dyeing.
Her craftsmanship is stellar and her eye for details and sophistication is undeniable!!

I want this one for New Year party!!!

I would wear this one too...

So, girlsss... which one you loved the most???

Sep 19, 2011

The BIG 5

Valentin Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico

French restaurant - inside the resort

Playa del Carmen

A day of scuba diving in Xel-Ha

A birthday gift I'll never forget

Aug 28, 2011

Furoshiki ideas

A few months ago, I posted an article here on this blog, about Furoshiki.
The Japanese people wrap their gifts and do their grocery shopping using Furoshiki wraps. It reduces the waste (less plastic and paper litter) and is totally Eco-friendly.
Just using your imagination and creativeness,you can wrap everything; from books, chocolate boxes, baskets, bottles... to bags, pirex, pans and glassware. Look at the video below and see how this lady is

taking Furoshiki to another level.

Aug 27, 2011

Indian Queue

I added another project to the queue... and it's called Indian Queue!!

Fio Sublime
Agulhas 6,0

Montar 32 pontos nas agulhas

1a. carreira : 1m,* laç, 2m, 2pjm, 2m* terminar a carreira com 2pjm,3m.
2a. carreira e todas as pares : tricô
3a. carreira : 3m, 2pjm, 2m, laç, *2m, 2pjm, 2m, laç* terminar a carreira com laç, 1m.

Fazer essas 3 carreiras até o tamanho desejado.
Rematar e blocar ( ou passar a ferro)

Aug 22, 2011

watching Buddy grow

Aug 12, 2011

a vintage flair

Inspired by this video. Added a nice finishing touch to the garment.

Aug 7, 2011

Buddy's graduation

Buddy graduated yesterday 08-06-11. He passed with straight A's and he got a certificate and couple of nice treats.

miss Tracy (in a nice cuddling...)

Aug 6, 2011

Cobweb of faith

Generically speaking I feel drained and overwhelmed by the work involved in having a puppy. Buddy is a very focused and he tries to please but at same time he is a handful and he needs a lot of attention. Way much more than I had anticipated.
I never thought having a puppy would be so consuming and my house looks like a hurricane hit it. Toys are all over the place and if there is one thing I can’t train him to do is to pick up them. (can I?).
I am exhausted and there hasn’t been too much time left for my knitting although I managed to finish off the cardigan. The cropped cardigan is a bought pattern and it is pretty simple but as I always believe starting any knitting project involves a great deal of faith. Faith in the designer who created the piece did the right calculations and adjustments. Faith in her directions and that she ultimately tried the piece on and the piece fits like a glove. It is when the cobweb of stitches start to take shape and everything starts to make sense.
The cropped cardigan needed some adjustments and thank God I had the presence of mind to try it on as I knitted and make the due adjustments along the way. I knew it needed some tuck in the waist line. I decreased only 12 stitches and boy… what a difference that made.
I think it came out pretty good and I would knit another one in a different color and yarn weight.
I used two techniques on this project:
The tubular cast off- bodice
The stretch cast off - sleeves(Fantastic^.^)

Jul 12, 2011


I have a thing for digital scrapbook. I am addicted to scrapbook as much as I am addicted to knitting.
Today I was surfing the net and I bumped into this site Jinjerup and they have all sort of freebies and the nicest thing about it I don't have to sign up to download them... I hardly could believe in it. I haven't downloaded anything but apparently they just ask to read and agree to their terms of use and Voilá! Free freebies for everyone!
There you can find super cute freebies: from cute scrapbook paper to boxes templates for candy or trickets, just amazing what people can come up with! They sell on Etsy.
Happy scrapbooking!

Jul 10, 2011


Jul 9, 2011

Cropped cardigan is in the works

I've divided for the body and I'll start the ribbing bottom decreasing stitches on both side to shape a little bit the waist.
The technique for bidding off is the tubular bind-off throughout the neckline and bodice.
Happy knitting and enjoy the weekend!
technique for tubular bind-off:

Jul 3, 2011


Jun 30, 2011

Outer Banks

Nags Head-NC

Ocracoke Island-NC

Hotel View
USS North Carolina Battleship
Cape Hatteras Park-NC