domingo, 4 de octubre de 2015

viernes, 24 de junio de 2011

Magnetic Monopoles

Dear All,

I'm the London Science Museum.

The amazing people from the London Stitch group sent an invitation to the knitters to get Science Stitched

I followed my instincts, learnt a great deal, and had lots of fun spinning the wool with a drop spindeler, and crocheting and felting the balls, as well as correctly assembling and hanging them.



Today, at 10 am, the doors will open and "My Magnetic Monopoles" will be out there in the world. They will live in the London Science Museum for a couple of days, their final destination to remain secret, until further discoveries are done.

Have a nice weekend!!!


domingo, 7 de marzo de 2010

It's been a while, a creative while.

I have been crafting, learning and reading lots of interesting blogs in the last seven months. The Etsy boat did not depart at the end but I have kept myself pretty busy "wool and paper handed".

On the woolly side of things I made felted handbags, scarves, leg warmers, flowers, babies and adult shoes, hats and needle felted cuties. And enjoyed every bit of it.

And on the paper front I discovered scrapbooking, stamping, card making magazines, embossing tools, inks and glitters, embelishing techniques, designer papers and flowers, glues, brads, eyelets and ribbons. Made cards, tags, papered pegs, page markers, photo albums and and loved every bit of it too.

I Watched videos, got new books, met new crafters, did a couple of swaps and shared my learning with friends and family.

It's great being able to share, thank you all!

jueves, 16 de julio de 2009

My first day in Etsy!

I've gone mad and I have opened my etsy shop! Am I ready to depart on this exciting journey?

We'll see. I know, I know, only one item, one photo only (and not even a very good one!) is not enough. But I just had to start with what I had. A step at a time.

My skills as an entrepreneur have never been shown, so I need to make sure I find them, nurture them, and I apply them. I will follow my friends wise advises and my intuition, and I hope the enthusiasm for what I do will help me getting there. I remember the book called "Do what you love and money will follow".

Oh well, please wish me luck! This is so exciting! I'm on board and ready to go with the flow!

domingo, 12 de julio de 2009

Accept Reality

Kelly Rae Roberts is a presence in my creative life lately. I got her book, I visit her blog regularly and I have started playing with textures and materials I didn't even know that existed. But, of course, we all tend to go back to our own preferences, and paper has come back to my hands but with a new material:

Reeves 3D paste and acrylic paints I bough in opitec, and Gvarro 130 gr. I had laying arroung waiting to be used for years.

We all have aspirations, dreams, hopes, and of course frustrations. Here is an invitation to accept the colours of your reality, enjoy them, play with them, don't look at the colours you don't have in your palete, make the most of the ones you have.

I loved making those cards, I wonder if I will be able to stop making more an more. I already bought more paper and I will soon be getting matching envelopes. Friends! get ready to get those on the post!

Loving the colours in my life,


lunes, 15 de junio de 2009

Heart Cherries

I went to the doctor's this morning, I have a cold that makes my body ake! I also had to buy some food and the local market was round the corner, so there I went.

In TV they have been saying that Valencian cherries are very good this year, so there I was buying cheese, bread, and cherries, of course. The guy looks at me and says: Try one! while I ask him for a kilogram of those very tasty cherries. He says 2€50, and while I get my purse he looks at me and says: Do you realized what you are buying for that little money? He holds the cherries up so I can look at them -and think and shout at the same time: Hearts! And so he proudly smiles. Heart Cherries, that how they are called. Amazingly crafted by nature...

Paracetamol will help, I am sure, but hey! I did't mind taking all those hearts home with me. Such a lovely sign. They say love's a healer .

jueves, 11 de junio de 2009


After a very calm and productive weekend I happy to show you some of the results of my work, all those beads turned up into necklaces for my friends.

First of all I need to thank my kind friend Eva for lending me her camera last night so I could start taking photos of a better quality. I could not wait to show the results so here I am. Getting a camera myself and having photography lessons probably should be the next step...but I am too keen on spending all my free time crafting.

I love the word craft. For Spanish people it is quite difficult to pronounce, but I like it! There should be a mantra with that sound. I must look up for songs that sing about it, please let me know if you know of any.

Back to last weeks' work. I used different colour cotton cord, a very big needle, and some buttons my Mum and Dad had in a basquet in their workshop for a while, some of them probably for more than 30 years. Also, I sewed some glass beads which went into embelishing some of the larger felt beads, stitching them with a cotton thread and very fine needls, very very fine ones for the burgundy beads.
I will present My Sinfonietta, officially, to my friends next Monday. I hope they like them. I have called them Sinfonietta, as it is a bigger production than a Sonata, but too small to be called a Symphony, really. I must walk before I run, don't I.

Now I run out of beads, but I can't stop making necklaces, so I keep on felting beads in the evenings (while I watch Dr, House) and putting them together the following day.

I'd love to hear what you think about them.