Sunday, October 11, 2009

color chart #1

As a restart of the blog, I decided to start a weekly post of color charts. Why? Just because since I have memory, I've always liked them. My father works in a textil company as a representative, and when I was a child I was always playing with his work case. It was always full of textile samples, in all ranges of colors, textures and patterns. I guess my soft spot for crafting, design or DIY started just there. So each week I'll find a color chart that inspires me, and I'll post it here. If you have your favorite ones too, you can send them to me and I'll post them.

This week, DMC Senso Color Chart (crochet thread)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Some Sunday Sewing

I've always thought that Sunday is a cool day to spend at home with crafts or having a coffee with a good book. This morning it's been the first thing. I took the dust off the sewing machine and finished a project I started many weeks ago cutting the fabric. I was testing a very nice tutorial from Sew Mama Sew. I bought the fabric at Ikea, and it was quite cheap, and nice enough to use the tote later. I didn't wanted to spend a lot on money on the fabrics since it's my very first tote! I like the result quite a lot, though the closer look is not as neat as it should be. But it's been a funny beginning!

My cat's been very supportive during the sewing ;)

The finished tote, with fine red leaves
on a white background

Thursday, September 18, 2008

A place for the sweeties

I received my order from the dollhouse supplier, so my little shop is now starting to look less empty. I took the photos with the furniture outside it because I haven't decidet yet their placement. some of the items I made some weeks ago are already inside. Hope you like it!

Some shelves with and without glass, a counter and my favorite one,
a small cart, which I think adds a some style.

Inside the boxes there're some sweeties, and below some cakes.
More cakes, already cutted, on the cart.

Finally, I thouth that cookies and cinnamon rolls
suit the wicker baskets.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Countryside and Hospital

I had both of them this weekend. I always prefer the countryside rather than the hospital, but you have to be able to manage both situations as life can be a bit tricky sometimes. Watercolor helped at the hospital. It also helped that Sant Pau Hospital is one of the most beautiful hospitals in the world, I would say.

A view of the hospital

A hot chocolate helped too!

But, of course, I prefer the previous day when I has a nice BBQ at the house of my parent's friends. They own a beatiful cozy masia, a traditional Catalan farm. I could easily spend there days and days drawing all the interesting old objects they have inside!

A nice porch with ivy

The main door

It seems that the dust is out of my watercolor again, but I have to keep practicing!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

More baking

The oven has been busy this afternoon :)

From left to right: cinnamon roll, some berry cakes, lemon cake and chocolate cookies. A pity I can't eat them!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

New minis for my Candy Shop

For the last two years I've been working on a miniature shop. It's not been a constant work, more like a bit now and then. But it's summer and I'm trying to impulse it a bit. So here you have some of my last attempts with fimo to make the sweeties in the shop.

Some candies and orange cakes. I cut all the small boxes, (they're from Printmini) and molded and baked the stuff. Not bad for a first attempts, I hope!

Friday, July 11, 2008

cozy home

Last month I lived in a shared flat with some friends, in Sants (Barcelona). Now I'm at home again, and I really miss both the flat and the friends! I did some quick watercolors there, and here they are :)