Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

This is my last post for 2010. So many things happened to me in 2010. Good and bad as well. But this is the real life. I have a lot of new ideas for the next year that I need to work on.

Thank you so much to all of you for your visits and comments. :)

Happy New Year! Let's make 2011 a better, kinder year for everyone, including Mother Earth!

Lolo Sinclair and family! :))


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Handmade gifts!


I made this snowman about two years ago. It was made using the needle felting method.


This year it was another handmade Christmas for me. I made hats, purses, crocheted coasters, eggs and more.

I had a white Christmas for the first time ever. It was awesome!!

When I lived in Germany it didn't snow so much at this time of the year. It was freaking cold !

Yesterday we had a snow storm. My windows were almost covered with the snow but I forgot to take some pictures to show you the windows. They looked beautiful covered in white.

My house!

Anyway, I started making some handmade presents on Monday . I know... it was a little late, but I didn't have enough time to make them before.

I had to make 4 eggs for my daughter's friends. I had to make them because my sweetheart had an accident at school playing handball. She got a small fracture in her right thumb . So she could not write or crochet something. As a good mother :)) I made the presents for her friends, I didn't have another choice! I crocheted 4 eggs. She could only make the cards! That night I went to bed at 4:00 O'clock in the morning!

Making the red egg!

Making the light blue egg!

Ready to go!


We have a really nice neighbor. She is a widow with two Dalmatian dogs. She moved here in October. We help her to walk the dogs. They are huge and wild specially the girl. She likes to put her head in holes to try to find some mice or something else. She is a beast!

I made some apple coasters for her . When she got them she was really happy because she didn't have any coasters at all. It was a good idea! :) It is hard to give something to someone that you don't know so much.

Making the coasters!


Cute apple coasters!


Coasters with my daughter's card!

In another post I will write more about my other handmade presents.

I hope you all had a fantastic Christmas like mine!


Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Surprise SWAP!



Handmade surprise for my secret friend!

The other night I was really busy trying to finish my handmade Christmas presents as soon as I could for a lovely team mate from the Etsy Latino Team.

We are 13 girls that are participating in this great Christmas presents SWAP!

For all of us it is a big challenge to make something pretty and tasteful for a person that you don't know personally but only as a team mate. To get some ideas what our secret friends like we answered some questions to help each other. It was funny to discover that some of your team mates are so much alike. :)

The best thing about this game is that all the presents are handmade with a lot of love and dedication for that special friend that lives far away from you.

I love Swaps, I think they are awesome!

My package was shipped the other day to her destination. I hope she will get it soon before Christmas. Crossing fingers!

Here are some pics about my process. I can't put all of them because my mysterious friend could read my post and discover that she was my secret friend. So in another post I will show you more pictures about my gifts. Unfortunately the pictures won't be so good because I was working at night and did not have the fantastic natural winter light.


My messy table. Looking for the right fabric to make my gift!


Some extra materials for a little cute thing to hang on her Christmas tree!


Some cute little flowers to add to the gift.


Making a 100% handmade Christmas card with my own handmade foam stamp.

Merry Christmas to my secret friend!
Enjoy your surprise!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Introducing Jen... A blog friend!


I meet Jen a year ago when I started blogging. She won my first giveaway. She is a fantastic lovely girl with a lot of positive energy. It is hard to find in this blogger world nice people to be friends with but with her was different. I really enjoy visiting her blog. She likes to write about life, design and inspiration, that is everything... including myself.:)

She has a lovely online store "jdavissquared". There you can find some very funny sock creatures, personalized snack bowls, personalized piggy banks, and more and more.

jdavissquared

Right now she is having a "Sockey Sale". Hurry up if you are interested in getting one of these funny creatures to giveaway for Christmas, they will surely make someone very happy.

jdavissquared

I like to look at things that remind me that life, with all its difficulties is to be worn with a smile that we can share with others, and Jen's work gives me that feeling. I think you will find that as well.

-Her Blog
- Her Facebook Fan Page
- Her Twitter


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

White Thoughts!

Snow day!

Today it was an awesome day! When I was sewing a new pleated pouch I looked trough the window and I saw it was snowing! Yuppie!

You don't know for how many years I was waiting for this moment. A lot! And today my dream came true!

I love the snow since I was a little child. I enjoy so much playing outside making snow balls or snow men. Where I come from we have a lot of snowy days in winter. It is also really cold and windy just like here. I feel to be in my city sometimes. :-)


After 30 minutes of snowing the ground was covered in white everywhere. I couldn't resist and went outside for a walk! No more sewing just relax and enjoy the snow!


I took my little camera and my iPhone as well to take some pictures. It wasn't so cold but I forgot to bring my hat so after a few minutes my hair was a bit wet.


I came back home to pick up my fancy hat because my head was feeling a bit cold. Then I went around my small neighborhood taking some more pictures.

All the trees outside my house are naked. No more colorful leaves! Just beautiful shades of gray!


At the other side of my house is a farm with a lot of horses! During winter the owner covers them with a jacket ( they look so cute ) and at 4:00 PM they take the horses inside the farm and tuck'em in, nighty night!. Every day in the morning when we are eating breakfast we see when they bringe the horses outside one by one. They are beautiful!

I didn't realize that across my street was a little pine tree. I noticed today when I was taking this picture. This area has a lot of pine trees everywhere and they are huge. This one is still a baby!

White thoughts in my dreams,
white rain touching my skin,
white drops falling from the sky
white snow trough my black eyes.

Lolo Sinclair!