Voltámos a Genève em Dezembro. Uma oportunidade única para aprender a técnica
de pintura no séc. XV. Aproveitei bem todos os minutos para trabalhar mas sobretudo
para matar saudades da amiga que insiste em não voltar.
Para trás ficaram os preparativos para o Natal que vou tentar retomar nos próximos
We've returned to Geneva in December. A unique opportunity to learn 15th century
I've enjoyed every minute of work but specially the time spent with the friend that
insists in not coming back.
Behind stood all the christmas preparations to which I'll return in the coming days.
Muitos Parabéns Ana, são para ti!
Happy Birthday Ana, it's for you!
O ano passado foi este o presente que lhe ofereci. Comecei por fazer o motivo em cor
de rosa mas ficou demasiado grande para o tamanho da pedra (ficou para o quarto da
M.). A ideia de forrar a pedra tirei de resurrection fern.
Algumas noites dos últimos dois anos a trabalhar para uma amiga especial.
This is the present I offered her last year. I started with the pink motive but it was too
big for the stone (it went to M's room).The idea is from resurrection fern.
A few nights in the last two years working for a very special friend.
Porque amanhã é dia de festa, a entrada do blog, que nos últimos domingos tem
registado as brincadeiras entre Pai e filha, fica reservada para alguém muito
especial. Ainda que essa pessoa não queira partilhar essa alegria com os amigos,
amanhã cá a esperamos.
Because tomorrow it's a day to celebrate, we've anticipated the usual sunday lego post,
keeping track of the play between father and daughter, to someone very special.
Although she has decided not to share this happy day whith her friends, we will wait for
I can't seem to find time for blogging.
So, just for a quick update, here are our last activities together (M. and I), from last week.
Trying this cinnamon- applesauce recipe, that I found here (please follow the link for
instructions, no need to repeat what’s so well explained).
It’s easy to make and fun to work with and they really have the promised scent.
They already decorate and scent our house and will be repeated again to make
nice handmade gifts for family and friends.
Note: Don’t mistake them with ginger cookies.
And painting flowers using discarded egg boxes.
I hope I can turn them into a nice garland.
Para a minha Mãe que faz hoje anos.
Comecei a faze-las com alguma antecedência e ficaram prontas mesmo a tempo.
A lã ainda é a mesma que usei para fazer os sabonetes, encontram-na e às agulhas
Muitos parabéns, hoje é dia de festa (roubado do meu Pai).
For my mother's birthday today.
I started a few days ago and they were ready just in time.
Happy birthday, today is "dia de festa" (stolen from my Father).
One of these mornings I made a recipe, long promised to M. She calls m&ms 'martinis' which we find really fun so we chose not to correct her and that's why I've named this post 'martini' yogurt.
The recipe and 'naughty' idea belongs to this site that I found through this other one here. I added it to my bookmarks but when I decided to make them I forgot to follow the instructions and used the basic recipe as always, with cold milk. Probably due to that and also because I used miniature smarties I didn't quite get the result that I expected, so they turned out as white as they started.
For M. the whole process was quite fun, very similar to a game, separating the different colors and putting all the 'pieces' in the right place.
The result, as I told you, wasn't the one we expected, so I asked permission to the author Coco & Baunilha to use her images (the last two) and she kindly agreed.
The yogurts we've made were probably almost as good as the original, but the look, definitely one of the main ingredients, I wasn't able to match.
Here's what I've been working on,
needle felting, during my daughter's nap.
It's for my Mother's birthday present, next week.
The socks I started in July for the anniversary of my friend Carla are finally finished.
I always have too many projects going on at the same time, so naturally some fall by
the wayside. The pattern and the yarn, as for the previous socks I've made, are from
Retrosaria. It's really a very good yarn to knitt, and it's always very nice to see the way
the colours change.
I made her a small linen bag and using the thread until the very last bit, I decorated it
with a simple embroidery motif and made the string with a crochet wreath.
No, M.'s Father isn't 93 years old, I'm just suffering from dyslexia.
But the intention was good and he will keep it for his 93rd anniversary.
We used lill a 's great idea. We brought the sand from the beach on one of our last trips
to enjoy the late 'summer' days in october. We wetted the sand a bit so it could make a
clear printing. We pressed the toys that M.chose, plus de 3 and 9 that I added and filled
the negative with plaster. After it dried we removed it from the sand and I painted it
with white spray in my atelier.
We've made it two weeks ago on time for M's Father 39th anniversary.