Friday, December 30, 2005

as últimas prendinhas ....

prendas para as m e n i n a s ... o que é que serão ? vá, roam-se de curiosidade até à hora do jantar ;-)

.. and more Kitty goodness .. from eBay, of course :-)


Wednesday, December 28, 2005

post x-mas blues

still recovering from x-mas (all that food :P), and I'm feeling too lazy to update this blog or do any real crafting (or coming to work, for that matter, but I don't have much choice there ...). x-mas was a huge family affair, as usual, and between lunches, dinners and gift opening we didn't get much rest, so I'm hoping for a quiet New Year's this next weekend. It's the first New Year in 4 or 5 years that we didn't go skiing, so I really miss that, but we're going in a couple of weeks instead so I'm feeling eager already...

Laurie's trade came just in time for x-mas .. I loved the fabrics she sent and her teensy pins are adorable, especially the ninjas :-)

a surprise package came from Li Li yesterday .. wow, a bunch of cute stuff was inside, and I especially loved the Kitty passport holder and the Pucca packets (for those who don't know, it's a Chinese tradition to give away small packets of money at New Year's and other occasions ... small red paper packets with golden fortune symbols are usually used, but I'd never thought they'd make ones with Pucca)

and a lovely x-mas card from Tasmania also arrived .. I'm ashamed to say that this year I didn't send out any cards, so I apologize to everyone who usually receives one from us - next year I will, I promise ..

so I'd like to thank everyone for the gifts and cards I received (T., I loved the Kitty radio, by the way .. and C., you have to teach me how to play that game), especially my husband who every year is faced with the difficult task of finding me the perfect gifts, something I assure you is not very easy ;-)

on the other hand, sushi and amélie are quite easy to please :-) The lil' pink sock was a definite success ...


Friday, December 23, 2005

best wishes

to all my friends, family and everyone who visits me here: wishing you all a very Merry X-Mas and a wonderful New Year ... I hope that 2006 will bring you everything you wish for :-)

Thursday, December 22, 2005

o cobertor do gaspar / gaspar's baby blanket

... é como se vai chamar o filhote de uns amigos meus ... estive muito tempo indecisa sobre o que é que haveria de fazer para lhes oferecer no Natal, mas quando vi este tecido lindo achei que daria um cobertor para bebé adorável... e coincidência das coincidências, é provável que ele nasça no próximo dia 6 de Janeiro ;-)


x-mas orders .... ufff, finally done !

the last couple of weeks have been hectic, as I've been trying to finish all x-Mas orders and have everything else ready for x-mas. I'm finally done with all of them, and will take a couple of days off to relax.... after new year's I'll start working on my list of orders for January and February, but since those will be two very busy months for me with other projects, I'll only be able to accept new orders for delivery starting in March... in the meantime, here are my favourite items produced during the last days, the rest you can check here.

#42, red corduroy bag, order from S.

#5 pencil case, order from D.

#162, red cover with ladybugs, order from M.

#160, lilac cover with pucca, order from M.

#174, red cover with flowers, x-mas gift for C.

#172, blue cover with pig, order from M.

#170, red cover with flowers, order from L.

#171, lilac cover with cat, order from L.

#167, blue cover with butterflies, order from L.

#164, red cover with cat, order from M.

#165, beige cover with owl, order from M.


Monday, December 19, 2005

#156, #157, #159

#159, beige bookcover with kanji character, x-mas gift for J.

#156 blue bookcover with flowers, order from C.

#157 red bookcover with flowers, order from C.


Friday, December 16, 2005

mutts !

the second order from Mutts has arrived !!! this time I had to order the fabulous stationery pack that F. had shown me, as well as a bag of cute buttons and another vol. X for a friend ... and they threw in a couple of bookmarks too :-)

... and for my kitties, Mooch's famous lil' pink sock (luckily, there are two in the package for each)

Sushi went wild with this ... we allowed her to play with it for a few minutes, but it's only getting out of the package on x-mas day.


#151 to #155

more covers for X-Mas ...

#152, blue bookcover with daisies, order from A.

#153, grey bookcover with tulips, order from C.

#154, blue bookcover with flowers, order from C.

#151, pink bookcover with flowers, order from P.

#155, green bookcover with flowers, order from C.


Thursday, December 15, 2005

bags #39, #40, #41

finally received Jess Hutch's fabulous knitting toy bookley .. I had missed the first two batches, but now it's here !!! my husband's favourite is Squarey (the octopuss), I guess I'll have to start knitting it soon ...
but my favourite is the one she has in the latest volume of knitty ... just too cute :-)

I don't personally wear rings that much, but I have a friend who's obssessed with them .. and the larger the better ;-) so I've asked Winkiemoon to teach me how to do these wonderful flower rings with glass beads ... the result is this one and I think my friend will be pleased with her x-mas gift this year :-)

more x-mas orders on their way ...

#39, reversible red denim bag, order from P.

#40, blue and brown bag, order from R.

#41, pink striped bag, order from P.


a new year's resolution for 2006: when we move to the new place, I hope I can have such a nice crafting place as Laurie's

and another book for my long wish list


Wednesday, December 14, 2005

#148, #149, #150

more x-mas orders on the go ...

#150, red bookcover with pucca, order from A.

#149, red bookcover with cat and daisy, order from V.

#148, lilac bookcover with cat, order from X.


Tuesday, December 13, 2005



#145, #146, #147

#145 blue bookcover with flowers, order from P.

#146, blue bookcover with elephant, order from S.

#147, brown bookcover with flowers, order from P.


Monday, December 12, 2005

#143, #144, bag #38

finally getting a grip on my x-mas orders....

#143, brown cover with cat and cherry blossom, order from M.

#144, red cover with pucca, order from A.

#38, printed fabric bag, order from R.


merry x-mas :-)

x-mas has finally arrived to our house.. now if only Sushi would stop chewing the x-mas tree *sigh*


Friday, December 09, 2005

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

#141 and some pouches

#141, grey cover with crow, order from G.

... and a batch of small pouches, orders from S.


Monday, December 05, 2005

done !

this year I've been so organised that I managed to finish my X-Mas knitting this weekend :-) I'll even have time for a few extras things now, but no longer with the pressure of having to finish them quickly ... on the other hand, I'm still trying to finish all orders by the 15th, so no worries if I haven't contacted you yet.

more curly scarves, this time in beige .. one for myself, the other one is a X-Mas gift for a friend

a Bella scarf in red. . I made it simple, without the unravelling bits that the pattern asked for, but I'll be starting a new one soon that will follow the pattern exactly. A huge thanks to Susan, the fantastic creator of this pattern, and who generously sent it to me from the US (KnitPicks unfortunately does not mail to Europe)

and my new knitting book arrived from amazon (among other things .. it was a huge order that F., S. and I shared) ... socks are my next big knitting challenge, and this book has some really cute patterns (what can I say ? I love vintage stuff :-)

and to finalize, a new Kitty pouch I made for A. who is the biggest Kitty fan I've ever known (and she loved it !)