Dec 27, 2010

Pekka's sweater

Since I’ve been knitting and crocheting so much lately I have TONS on leftovers… so I decided to do a little something special for Pekka.
I wanted to finish before Christmas Eve so she could wear it that day and I managed to finish just in time. (I think it was magic!)
I loved it and apparently Pekka loved it too… 

She looks adorable!

Dec 8, 2010

my sister's crafts... cute little things

I asked my sister to send me some pictures of her cute little crocheted animals. She has been doing them for a while now and selling them here and there whenever she can!
I’ve wanted to post some of my friends and family crafts and designs on the blog for a while now and decided to start with my little sister’s creations which I love!!!
I asked her to do some special ones for the baby’s mobile…  so I’ll post some pictures as soon as I get them!!! I’m sure it’s going to look fantastic.
You can contact her here in case you’re interested on getting some or if you want to share some patterns with her.


ps. let me know if you have something you would like me to write about! I love learning (and sharing) what everyone is crafting and designing!

Dec 1, 2010

Made With Marimekko - The Ball

Two weeks ago we had an event at the Marimekko Vancouver store.
We had some Christmas munchies like gingerbread cookies with blue cheese (they looked amazing and everyone loved the combination of flavors!), chocolate, candy canes and a drink from Sweden called Glögg which I fell in love with!!! (it was like defining the taste of Christmas... hard to explain but you should try it! I know Ikea has Glögg during this season!) 
For the crafts we had some paper chains for the kids with the lovely Marimekko paper... and we also had the Marimekko ball... we cut lots of fabric with seasonal color schemes and had them ready for everyone who felt like getting a nice ornament for their homes!
The one I did after all of our guests were gone is this one: 

 Here is a video from Marimekko on how to do the ball:

craving sweets

I do not know if it is the weather or the pregnancy… I’m sure it’s maybe both! But lately I’ve been craving sweets! So we began baking… first I prepared a chocolate cake but completely forgot about taking pictures! It turned out pretty good though.
Then some gingerbread cookies Santiago was craving for… this time I remembered the pictures!!

And then last week we had our “Christmas Dinner” with friends (it was an early Christmas because some of our friends are going home during December to celebrate with their families) so Santiago and I prepared a Tart Tatin from Julia Child’s book, “Mastering the Art of French Cooking”
We took pictures of all the process but completely forgot about taking a picture of the final results! And when we remembered almost all of the tart was gone!!!
So I hope you enjoy the pictures and are able to imagine how the tart looked at the end! I’ll try to figure out if someone else took some pics before we ate the whole thing!