viernes, 22 de junio de 2007

green survivor

After a weekend at the beach I came home to a dying plant. I never realized she was like me, an indoor gal. Now she sits in my studio, she's loved and comfy in her new spot, but most importantly, she's alive.

jueves, 21 de junio de 2007


As you can see by my pink stash… finding lots of fun cotton fabric in a little island can prove challenging. Rows and rows of low quality polyester mixed textiles line the stores creating visual chaos only heighten by the sounds of bachata blasted from loudspeakers. So is no surprise that when my good friend V asked me what I wanted her to bring me, I said: “Cotton fabric!! Any print, any color” and proceeded to explain what a fat quarter was (here only “thin quarters” are sold).

I know that in our modern times of globalization, free trade and mass producing, you can get an shirt for 100 pesos (less than US$4)… Chinese or Indian made, of course!!! The demand has decreased and the offer has pretty much disappeared, and that leaves us crafters in “fat quarter limbo”.

Oh well, let me just step down from my soapbox while asking “Why do the high end fabric stores only carry upholstery fabrics!?!?... you try binding a quilt made with thick heavy canvas like textile!!!”

miércoles, 20 de junio de 2007

christmas in June

It's only June, but Christmas has been on my mind for a few days now, I dontt know why, maybe is because I'm looking for something to cheer me up. So I'm starting a list of things I'll be doing this year:
•Tree skirt
•Tree top
•Christmas banner

I'll be tackling these in between other projects as I haven't decided between a Japanese themed or a country bear tree this year. I need to find some ideas.

martes, 19 de junio de 2007


Leftover fabric found amongst my mother’s belongings now have new life.

viernes, 8 de junio de 2007

green friday

Tomatoes, garlic and basil living together in my container garden.

In return

The homemade pizza Blanca Saturday sent is now long gone. As my mother used to say: “ When someone brings you food, the container shouldn’t be returned empty”... And since I can’t cook to save my life, and the tray was sitting in my kitchen counter asking to be taken back home, I made this little something. A red dot is missing… but at least the tray is gone!!