domingo, 6 de Julho de 2014

What else am I supposed to do on a rainy Sunday??

I believe in English it's called sweet milk bread and rice pudding. :)
Here, it's pão de leite e arroz doce.


quarta-feira, 25 de Junho de 2014

Remembering what it is all about...


Lately I've been feeling a bit frustrated with my projects. They began feeling lazy to me, not very challenging. This little quilt proved to be the opportunity to get back on my proverbial quilting horse.
It is a special gift for a much desired baby.

I decided to take out my free motion quilting gloves and get on it. I must say it was quite a sad moment to realize that I hadn't used them in over a year, probably longer. How is it that we get stuck in just completing projects for time management sake and not really stop to think how we can make them more challenging? Is it the work load? Can we call work something we love doing?

I guess that's exactly the question, when did my favorite hobby become work?

It took me a little under an hour do get this little project quilted and I have to say it cleansed my soul :D
Oh, and it doesn't look bad either hehehe.

quarta-feira, 30 de Abril de 2014

Little Azalea by Denise Fishbein para a Free Spirit Fabrics

As some of you may know, even tough I'm a constant fixture at my favorite fabric shops, I always like to pick 2 or 3 fabrics to buy in bigger amounts, to serve as a sort of inspiration for my work every year. And early Spring is the time I usually do it, sort of a birthday gift to myself.

This year, I chose fabrics from Little Azalea by Denise Fishbein for Free Spirit Fabrics and I'm happy to tell you they have just arrived are are gorgeous!

I was a bit nervous because this year I was unable to attend the showing, so I've ordered from a catalog, which is totally not the same thing!

But they are just as expected, lovely, colorful and I believe,much different from previous years, which says a lot about myself and my personal growth.

And, for some reason, they got me thinking about trying to make clothes for the first time... which is absolutely crazy to me :)

So, what do you think? Did I do well? :)