viernes, 23 de mayo de 2008


I’m a sucker for Peruvian crafts and their colors, geometric shapes, their tapestries and specially their retablos with nativity scenes. They remind me of sleepovers at a friend’s house, but more importantly, they remind me of her mother, a woman that touched many lives.

These are beads I bought from a Peruvian lady at a craft fair. They will adorn some bookmarks I’m planning to make. The cholito is not a bead, but I just HAD to have it.

miércoles, 21 de mayo de 2008

chez andrea

Gave my first try at piecing this weekend, I was inspired by a book I bought for my niece and since she’s the “girliest” of girls there was no better way to wrap it up than with a flowery tote. I first drew what I wanted in freehand and then gave it a try piecing it. It didn’t turn out exactly the way I planned it, but Andrea seemed to love it.

viernes, 16 de mayo de 2008

little sailor bear sailed away

I’m really happy about the way this pillow turned out. I wasn’t specially enthusiastic when I decided to do it, seeing as I’m a little tired of cross stitching, but since every time one of my cousins had their babies I’ve always given them something x-stitched with the baby’s name on it, I HAD to do it.

The best thing was that I had everything I needed right here: thread, fabrics, everything. I couldn’t believe how great it feels starting a craft and not having to put in on hold just because you lack one thread. A first for me.

domingo, 11 de mayo de 2008


We spent Saturday at a little town called Salinas while our friend windsurfed. We took shelter from the sun at what I thought was an abandoned house; it turned out to be the office for the local salt mine across the street that gives the town its name.

miércoles, 7 de mayo de 2008

sad faced bear

This will be my last cross stitch project for a long time, I swear. I just couldn’t resist making “him” for a nephew that’ll be born this month.

viernes, 2 de mayo de 2008


My favorite Burgos pic has nothing to do with gothic cathedrals, green parks surrounding a river, world famous embutidos and such. My favorite picture was not even taken with a camera, just with a phone as we took 5 minutes to rest the Spanish way, with a coffee and a piece of tortilla (omelet).
As we parked our vehicles it hit me: old and new, a great past and a hopeful future.

jueves, 1 de mayo de 2008

building my own house

It's always more fun to work with glue than with a hammer and nails.
A little too victorian for my taste, but it was a steal at $1.25. Who said the economy was in bad shape?