Thursday, February 25, 2010

Charm? keychain? llavero?

I'm not so sure about the name of these, I've seen in many blogs they called it "charms" but, I'm a little confused about this word, please somebody can tell me if the use is correct?
In spanish, we called this things "llavero", (keychain) or "colguije" (a small figure that you can hang out anywhere).

No estoy muy segura del nombre de estos, he visto que en muchos blogs los llaman " charms" pero estoy un poco confundida con esta palabra, alguien podría decirme si su uso es correcto?

Well, the fact is lately I've been anxious to do these things *_*. I made this for my BF, I was inspired by my cat (Pelos) who that day was sleeping with her tail wrapped around her belly, jeje.

Bueno, el caso es que ultimamente me han dado muchas ganas de hacer estas cosas *_*. Hice este para mi novio, fuí inspirada por mi gata pelos que ese día dormía con su cola enrollada en su panza, jeje.


I made this little heart too, ( I love hearts!) and I'm planning to do more of various sizes, they're so cute! XD

Hice este pequeño corazón también, (me encantan!) y estoy planeando hacer más de varios tamaños, son tan lindos! XD


Front and back view/ vista de frente y atrás

oh, I'm almost forgot, this lovely bird!

Casi se me olvida, este hermoso pajarito!


I'm in a birdie mode right now! =p

Justo ahora estoy en modo "pajaril"! =p

I'm happy you read this.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

My love for bookbinding

After all the craziness to visit all the participating blogs of OWOH (and speaking of wich, I won 3 giveaways! XD) we back to "normality."
This time I want to share with you one of my many passions: bookbinding.

Después de toda la locura de visitar a todos los blogs participantes de OWOH (y hablando de eso, gané 3 regalos! XD ) volvemos a la "normalidad".
Esta vez quiero compartir con ustedes una de mis muchas pasiones: la encuadernación.


since long time ago, I liked to buy notebooks for writing or drawing. I have bought many varieties and sizes. I simply love these things! I have one for dreams, one for travels, one for thoughts and another for my projects (yeah, I know, I'm a freak -_-u)

Desde hace mucho tiempo, me ha gustado comprar libretas para escribir o dibujar. He comprado muchas variedades y tamaños. Simplemente me encantan estas cosas!! Tengo una para mis sueños, una para viajes, una para pensamientos y otra para mis proyectos (si, lo se, soy un "freak" -_-u)


Part of my current journal / Parte de mi diario actual

One day I saw a japanese bookbinding course and it caught my attention. I took it and I loved it! Since then I kept taking courses and I have already learned several things but I'm still a rookie.
These are bookbindings I made in my current course:

Un día ví un curso de encuadernación japonesa y me llamó la atención. Lo tomé y me encantó! desde entonces seguí tomando cursos y ya he aprendido algunas cosillas pero sigo siendo una novata.
Estas son unas encuadernaciones que hice en mi curso actual:


Exposed binding and secret belgian binding /costuras expuestas y costura belga secreta

I love making notebooks! but sometimes I have no money for materials and I haven't thought of make money with this hobby. I keep learning more and I wanna try new things, especially after seeing such beautiful things in other blogs!

Me encanta hacer libretas! pero a veces no tengo dinero para materiales y no he pensado en lucrar con este pasatiempo. Sigo aprendiendo más y quiero probar nuevas cosas, especialmente después de ver cosas tan hermosas en otros blogs!

Of course I want to share the things I learned with you, but be patient! because is a loooong subject. n_n

Por supuesto quiero compartir las cosas que aprendí con ustedes, pero sean pacientes! por que es un tema muuuuy largo. n_n

Monday, February 15, 2010

And the winner is....

I bet that many post will have the same title today jojojo ^.^

Well, first of all , I want to thank to all of you for participate.Sadly there's only one winner but in the end the only thing that matters is the connections you made in this great event, remember that! I'm so glad for meet new wonderful people *o* .

so... the winner is....









. excited???

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. jejeje, ok, soorry ^^u

#166 Caitlin Thalken from Chaotic Creation , congratulations!! ^o^ I hope you can reply my email as soon as possible!! if I don't know about you in two days, I will choose another person, sorry =(

Finally, a HUGE THANK YOU to all the people who have chosen follow my blog, stay tuned! because a new surprise is coming soon.n_n

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Playing with fabrics

Yeah, I was bored the other day and cut fabric squares about 5 x 5 cm thinking about doing some patchwork. (click to enlarge)

It was a little complicated O_o but entertaining

Then I remembered that I must make a pencil case for the winner of my giveaway (enter if you haven't already, before time runs out!) and I decided to make one using this technique!

Made with my favorite fabrics *_*

The inside
This pen case will be an option for the winner!
Well... I must visit the other OWOH participants... they're so many!! Have you visited ALL the links already? +_+
The next post will be the winner's announcement!! =D

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Valentine's earrings

Today I made this earrings following this tutorial (thanks Jo!) .


I must say that was a coincidence that I had the paper because it's very difficult to get it. Here in Mexico is almost impossible! but I have some contacs, you know...jujuju >D. Well, the paper is just beautiful as expensive. If you want to know more about this great paper, click here.

well.... later I was thinking about make more earrings... but this time with fabric!

So, I drew a heart in two pieces of fabric (about 5 cm each side)

and I sewed it attaching a little ribbon in the top, then turned it out and filled it with stuffing.


It's easy!


maybe they're a little big? (I like small earrings)

I hope this is clear ^^u .You know, I'm not sure if my english is correct (you can leave a comment if you have questions! or corrections...)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Kindred spirits

Looking for the giveaway? Click here.
We broke the barrier of the 1000 participants! (^o^) I'm so happy for Lisa and for all the people who makes that possible! I'm very excited about discover new people and all sorts of beautiful worlds: girls, mothers, grandmothers, men, students, artists, novices, experts, vintage lovers....even bums like me =p. Is so amazing that people can give a little of their heart, yeah, the things you make with your own hands contains a little of your heart, isn't it? . That's what unites us, the desire to give something to someone who might be far off.

I'm so grateful for all your nice comments, I wish I could give a gift to each person T_T . I suppose it's the sad thing about the event, but instead, we maintain ties with nice people with all their creativity and their beautiful creations. That's priceless ^^
I will visit ALL the blogs of the people who are participating in my giveaway. Right now I'm busy visiting all the participant blogs (they're so many, I wonder if I can do it in time?)
Well... let's continue the ride!
ps. Hope you like the quick drawing I made for this special occasion ^^u