Wednesday, March 27, 2013

the beginning of another crocheted scarf


Winter is over but I still do a scarf! 
This is by Cristina of  "no paris de cosir",  
we make other exchange this year. They making me a surprise! 
I asked she make for me a sewing box made of fabric 
or a cover to keep the colors of Carlota! I love surprises!


Here I am working with Stylecraft yarn and 4 mm crochet hook. 
Here's a hint, Cristina! You like it? 

Spring has finally arrived and we go out to play on the terrace. 
Look, look the lovely assistant gardener I got this year!
She is very hardworking!


Yesterday she really enjoyed on the terrace. Sun is beautiful! 
And today we returned to play with flower pots and stones. 

And the Lulo has come from France! 
He had stayed there a few more days on holidays! 
She is cheerful and happy with Lulo and all day she make kisses and hugs... 
the others teddy bears she loved those days have disappeared from your world, 
for now it exists only Lulo!


We have played all morning, it was very funny! 
The pants, she, I too...all ended up very dirty! 
That means we had a great time!

I am happy to see growing happy  my daughter ...


And another year again the hydrangeas sprout ... 
I will like already see the beautiful flowers!


My daughter, crochet, my little garden ... all helps me be a little more happy ... 
my father is in the hospital and I think all day with him and my mother ...
 are the best parents in the world! 

Thanks for visiting me and sorry if I'm not  write and publish 
for a few days on the blog as much as before ...

 Thanks for all your comments!

Kisses!

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Aide s'il vous plaît! Si vous habitez à Paris

DISPARU

Il a disparu à Paris le 13 Mars 2013. 
Parmi  Quai de la Tournelle et Bd. Saint-Germain 
secteur de la rue Benardins, rue de Pontoise, Rue Cochin et Rue Poisy. 
Si vous habitez à Paris, je serais très reconnaissant si vous pouviez accrocher des affiches dans la région.

 C'est le Doudou de notre fille. 
Nous étions à  recherche  plus de deux heures  dans la même rue et nous ne l'avons pas  trouve. Nous pensons que quelqu'un l'a ramassé dans le milieu de la neige, nous avons trouvé impossible de  pas le trouver jeté à terre! 

Pour nous il faisait partie de notre famille. Tout s'est passé quand notre fille dormait dans la poussette et il est tombé au sol ... Nous achetons un autre lapin en peluche, mais pas la même chose ... J'ai cherché beaucoup, mais c'est fini dans les boutiques de bebés... 

Il est un lapin du marque Nattou, dans la colection Pol & Jade. Nous avons enfin trouvé un dans un site Internet... Mais nous voulons récupérer  "Lulo", oui, c'est le nom que nous conaissons. Donc il était le meilleur ami de notre fille. Peut-être que nous aurons une autre du même modèle, mais ... pas la même chose! Nous nous sentons coupables de cette perte et nous sommes très tristes. Si vous pouviez aider à trouver notre "Lulo" nous serions infiniment reconnaissants. Merci. Merci beaucoup.


Paris II



Our daughter happy on the hotel room ...


I had never seen so many shops and shop windows so cute together ...


Le Marais, with its colors and smells I loved it ...


 Full of buildings and historical buildings...


Many florists and color everywhere ...


Hidden corners ... and other known ...


Painters and paintings that have always fascinated me ...


There are so many things that I could not see because of time ...


Back in Montmartre ... I needed to come back another day!


It really is the most beautiful place of Paris!


We walked a lot ... but we they left a many things to see ...


Dusk of rain along the Seine...


I'll remember forever the shops with painted wood windows ...


Despite the snow and cold we have not been cold. We use thermal clothing and very well! With our baby and its the pram, up and down subway stairs,  we have suffered  even some heat...

I would have loved walk single only a few hours amidst of so many beautiful shops ... go look fabrics, wools, haberdashery ... but impossible with a baby and a husband who hates shopping, whether in Paris or any other city ... How is it that men have so little patience ...?

I am very happy to have seen an other small part of the world ... I love to travel! Barcelona, ​​Madrid, London, Morocco, Tunisia, Salvador de Bahia, Menorca, Rome, New York, Niagara Falls, Venice, Salvador de Bahía, Masai Mara, Zanzibar, Paris ... and the next...?

Thank you for continuing here in my world of wool! 
I hopefully soon I can return to crochet and sew more stuff! 
Sorry... now I have busy days...

I wish you a happy day! 

And I welcome on lovely spring!

Paris I


The snow we received us in Paris ...


Notre-Dame and the Seine...


 The libraries of old books, antique collectors and round tables in cafés ...


The Louvre and its treasures ...


 My favorite site, Montmartre ...


Souvenir Stores are everywhere


The Eiffel Tower is always present ...


We have walked on snow, on ice, on paving stones ...


And the Eiffel Tower is much more beautiful and bigger than I had imagined!


I've done almost 1700 photos in six days ...


Continue in  the next post...

Friday, March 8, 2013

more fabrics, the orchid and the garland


Lately instead of buying wool I buy fabrics ...  I needed fabric without print ... I saw this fabric with machinery and tractors and trucks ... sure that my daughter will be happy when she see it!


And this year the orchid to bloom again! I can not believe it! I think this is the third time it blooms at our home! Five years ago I took care of it!


It makes me happy every day to see how it evolves ... 
This is another sign that spring be comes!


You Remember my exchange with Rosa? (you can see here). Well, this morning the garland of Rosa has begun to go towards their destination ... I hope that everything works fine in the post!

I will be busy this weekend preparing the trip to Paris. Traveling to Paris is my dream! Although I know  be very cold I will enjoy all the time  and I want a walk along Montmartre, La Rive-de-Seine, the Latin Quarter... I'm very, very excited! For the first time Carlota will get on the plane ... you have gone on a plane with a baby of 18 months? I think she'll be happy as ever!

For if we do not we return to see before we start traveling.... 
I wish you good week! 
See you soon!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

dressing case two


Since I am committed to learning how to sewing I'll keep  until I learn sew well! 
And here I am presenting my second dressing case!


I have followed the tutorial of Cristina (you can see here)
Thank you so much, Rosa, for recommending this tutorial!


And I really like the zigzag tape I've used it again!


That is well!  the zipper has been much better... right?


The thing that has wrong  the dressing case... the lining is not as good ... I have confused with the wadding and the fabrics ...  next time it can not fail!


Well, with my first  dressing case I need three hours without pattern and you see here ) how it was ... with  my second dressing case I took two hours with tutorial and you see has been better ...

I I enjoy so much when I sew! Maybe because in two hours I see the end result and that makes me happy! With crochet I take longer .... I do not know I can finish the blanket I crocheted this winter ...  Now I just I want sewing!

Thank you for everything, Cristina! 
And thanks to all of you readers and followers!
Thanks for all your comments! I love reading them!

Kisses!

Monday, March 4, 2013

because spring comes


Because spring comes I start to clean up the terrace. 
From early autumn I had not done anything, only enter inside home the plants 
that will not stand the cold of winter. They are all still in the house ...

But I spent Saturday in front of a garden center and I could not avoid getting ... 
and this was my purchase: four flowers that say "marriages" 
(I did not know this name!) for € 1.20. This price is great, right? 
And two narcissus for € 1.60 each one. Unbelievable! 
In our home it is spring!


I love those narcissus! I'm thinking of planting them in a larger pot ... 
The wooden bench is fatal painting ... 
I am also thinking of painting it turquoise or blue this year ...


Well, Saturday I also bought  manure especially for Hortência and on Sunday 
after lunch while my princess slept  I started doing landscaping of spring 
of each year ....


The succulent plants that I left on the terrace  have endured well the cold winter ...
And when Hortência are not well,  how these two, without leaves or flowers 
seem to not will sprout them anymore, right? 
I fail to arrange all plants because  I have to buy more manure... 

 I recognize there is much work to clean up the garden every year but 
I enjoy doing this work!  Although now I can not bear the back pain ... 
As every year!
I have many pots empty and maybe this year I will not put so many plants 
and flowers on the terrace. My daughter will need space to play!


I have a lot of work still to do. I will removed the plants my house but 
I have to wait that a few days because made too cold. 
Today is bad day for gardening ... 

I like it when the last time I sweep the terrace and the ground sprinkled 
with water and everything was neater.. . After working hard for three hours, 
 the terrace has transformed, as every year... one a dead nature ready to sprout .... 
until my princess awoke from sleep and ...  end of work !

I am very happy when arrive the month of March! 
I love March! I always liked the month of March! 
And my husband and I have vacation the next week and we decided ... 
we go to Paris! Yes! Yes! It is my dream to go to Paris! 
In two days we have organized everything: 
Saturday we buy flight and  yesterday we buy hotel. 
We are thus: the travel improvised! I'm very excited ... and today 
I have bought a guide Paris and am looking for interesting things Internet ... 
What a thrill!! 

Thanks for everything, my readers ... 
The blog will soon reach 50,000 visits ... amazing ...
 maybe soon Giveaway .... 

Kisses!

Friday, March 1, 2013

my first dressing case

The babysitter for my daughter found a job at a nursery. 
I've very happy for her, she's a lovely girl, friendly, responsible 
and hardworking ... But we have run out of babysitter and that means that today 
I have not been able to go to my particular class of sewing. 

For the moment, I do not think I can go back to learning 
sewing with class of sewing...
But I do not want give up learn sewing! 

And so last night  I embarked on what I wanted to do something. 
And I decided, past eleven at night, that I would do my first dressing case...
And so I decided to put some order to all utensils of sewing 
that I'm accumulating zippers, buttons, ribbons ... 
Now I'm crazy to buy  things sewing! And I to remember that I had a fabric 
with a print of buttons. And that was how I got the idea: 
I would make a bag to save buttons. Here is my first dressing case: 
a bag for the buttons!


To make this little bag I had need many hours ...! I had no idea 
how I was going to put the wadding ... and barely remembered how sew a zipper! 
I say it can not be many days without practicing 
because after I  forget sewing things ...


I think the fabric has found a good use, really! A fabric buttons to save buttons!


I acknowledge that my zipper was fatal ... terrible...
For to sew the zipper I have made several laps of sewing because at first
I did not like how it had been. 
I think it's the zipper in the world with more laps sewing...
I do not believe it is broken!


And I like the detail here: zigzag ribbons! 
Almost I forget them before sewing around the dressing case! 
I have not idea of how to sew these tapes zigzag ... but I wanted specifically 
sew with thread pink because I like to see the stitch rose... I made well so? 
What a great my ignorance...!


My great fight was sew around the dressing case. 
It was very thick with the wadding filler! I even thought that 
I would break the needle! There was no way! And finally, by chance, 
I had to guess the stitch to sew well the wadding with machine... 
A suffering,  my God... 

I finish my work at half past three in the night ... 
three and a half hours to make this little bag ... not bad, right? 
You can laugh, yeah! But I am so proud of my first bag ...! 
And I spent half an hour watching my first creation!
Anyway, I went to bed very late but satisfied, extremely satisfied with my work ...
There's nothing like being positive, right? I promise you that next week I'll do 
another bag and I hope the outcome will be better ...

Kisses!
________

Note: I will be self-taught and I will learn sewing  watching tutorials and videos online. Come on!