Wednesday, October 20, 2010

El dia de muertos is here!

Next November 2nd will be "Dia de muertos" (day of dead) and everywhere you can see sugar and chocolate skulls, cempasuchitl flowers, pumpkins, "pan de muerto" (a kind of sweet bread).
I love this celebration because all is full of color and tradition! XD

Sweet bread:


Mini graves:


Sugar skulls:


Sugar pumpkins and coffins:


Many "calaveritas", from the bigger to the smaller (I don't like those giant skulls with those eyes O_O) :


I even bought a chocolate coffin and a pair of skulls! the coffin seems to have something inside...:


When could be a good time to eat them? =9

Monday, October 11, 2010

Tutorial: fabric flower

Today I want to show you how to make this little fabric flower.
Start with a fabric square about 10 x 10 cm, the size is to your liking.I have previously folded the square in four to mark the center.Begin with the wrong side of the fabric, this will be the "back" of the flower.


begin to fold the corners toward the center.To keep it in place, use small stitches.


The four corners folded:


View of the other side (the "front side":


fold one side to the center and continue using small stitches:


And repeat with the four sides



Now take one of the corners and fold slightly outward to form the petals.(God, is hard to explain this ^^u)


Repeat in the four "corners" until you have the flower.


Sew the corners in the back


That's it! you can embellish it with beads, buttons, etc.


I hope you like this mini-tutorial, inspired in origami flowers ^^. I hope that my english is clear enough .


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Little flower?

I don't know how to call it but this time I made this fabric flower that I saw in a magazine.

No se como llamarle pero esta vez hice esta flor de tela que vi en una revista.


The magazine says that this flowers are for hair clips but I decided to make a diadem .

La revista decía que las flores son para hacer clips para el pelo pero decidí hacer una diadema.


I like it because looks discret, not like those huge flowers that are in vogue now.(you know, at my age with those flowers.....)

Me gusta por que se ve discreto, no como esas enormes flores que están de moda ahora. (ya saben, a mi edad con esas flores...)


Next post I will show you how to make them!

En el próximo post les diré como hacerlas!