Sunday, March 25, 2007

First quilt

Today I started my first quilt. I'm not quite sure what to do with it but it probably will become a doll quilt. My technique is pretty bad but I hope to get better. I really enjoyed the chosing of the fabric and the machine sewing.

Some little hands got very excited about scissors and needles

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Under attack

Ana has been attacked by one of these

My poor little girl is going through chickenpox and just when you think she is not going to have any more blisters, she develops even more. She is wippy, tired and wants to cuddle a lot (I like this bit). In the meantime her main carer (me) has not been feeling well either (could it be that I'm under attack as well? My mum doesn't remember if I had it or not!!) so we'll see where this episode takes us. In the meantime, lots of cuddles and sofa time.

Friday, March 16, 2007

Apples for Jam

I wanted to say a few words about this wonderful recipe book by Tessa Kiros. She has included lots of wonderful and simple recipes that remind me of food when I was growing up in Spain. Although not a Spaniard herself, there is a Southern European feel to all the recipes, and she has divided the chapters into colours so she groups the recipes that way. As a result it's full of wonderful colour everywhere. I seriously recommend it. And the pictures she includes are as nice as the recipes. Have a look...

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Shadows at home

Off sick today. I won't bore you with the details but let's just say that my whole body aches. Ana is at nursery and I'm at home wanting to make something but have zero energy. However I couldn't stop noticing these shadows around the house. Taking the pictures and uploading them (it took ages!) is enough work for me today. Off to bed now.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Busy bodies

I don't know what's about this game that Ana loves. She can spend ages (that's about 5 whole minutes) opening the box, closing the box, taking the shells out of the chickens, the chickens out of the box, the chickens back to the box, with shells, with no shells... so much fun! Maybe I understand after all. Needles to say this is not one of those beautiful, stylish toys that I'd like her to play with, but, hey, I try whenever I can. And she hasn't been the only one busy. I actually did a bit of crafting, yes I did, although not of the most adventorous kind.

And yes, if you wonder what is it that I made, it's those tiny circles that I added to her dress with some crazy machine work. OK, OK, I know it's not much, but what about teddy's happy face? At last it has a mattress and a pillow to sleep.

Ah, that's so much better!

Saturday, March 03, 2007

A little girl's room

One of the many, many great aspects of having a girl is getting to decorate her room. That is before she wants pink and purple everywhere, not my favourite colours at all.

This little girl loves to play in her room

And her mama loves to go in there and place things here and there. Decorate it, arrange it, rearrange it, and start again. Oh, how much fun! This is a glimpse of its present state at the moment. It won't last for long.