Christmas in July and Alameda County Fair

July 13, 2012 at 22:56 | Posted in Crafts - DIY, Stimulus | Leave a comment
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Adrianne from Happy Hours Project hosted a Christmas in July Gift Exchange. I was matched with Veronica, from Adventures of D and V. Not only was fun to participate, but it was also great to meet her through our email exchanges. I sent her one of my aprons with a Japanese theme fabric. I forgot to take a picture before I sent it to her, so I am stealing this one from her blog (that you should go and check out by the way).

Adrianne de Happy Hours Project organizó un intercambio de regalos llamado Navidad en Julio. Me tocó de pareja Verónica, de Adventures of D and V. No sólo fue divertido participar del intercambio, también fue genial conocerla a través de nuestros intercambios de e-mails. Le envié uno de mis delantales, hecho con telas con estamapados japoneses. Me olvidé de tomar una foto antes de enviarselo, así que se la estoy robando de su blog (vayan a visitarlo, por cierto).

This is what she made for me. Cards with doves on them, flower pens (Paloma loves them), and two pins. Super cute and very thoughtful!

Esto es lo que ella hizo para mí. Tarjetas con palomas, lapiceras con flores (a Paloma le encantaron), un prendedor y una hebilla. ¡Muy lindo y muy considerado!

I encourage you to participate in swaps! It is a great way to get inspired and motivated, and you can meet more crafters like you!

Les recomiendo participar de intercambios! Es una manera de sentirse motivada e inspirada, y tambien es una oportunidad para conocer a más personas artesanas como tú.

I also want to show you some of the stuff we saw at the Alameda County Fair a couple of weekends ago. We had a great time and Paloma got to ride a horse for the first time! I wasn’t sure how she was going to react to it, but she loved it!

También quiero mostrarles algunas de las cosas que vimos en la Feria del Condado de Alameda hace un par de semanas, donde la pasamos muy lindo y Paloma anduvo a caballo por primera vez. Al principio no estaba muy segura como iba a reaccionar, ¡pero le encantó!

The Food and Fiber pavillon was one of my favorites, along with the animals and the garden displays.

El pabellón de Comidas y Textiles fue uno de mis favoritos junto con los animales y los jardines.

Do you go to your county or state fairs in the Summer?

¿Visitas las ferias de tu provincia o estado durante el verano?


Last Minute Cinco de Mayo Decoration

May 4, 2012 at 22:29 | Posted in Crafts - DIY, Stimulus | Leave a comment
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Cinco de Mayo is tomorrow! Here is a very last minute decoration idea you can whip up in half an hour or less using frames and fabric scraps.

This weekend I will be participating at a Spring Craft Sale for the home selling my fun, unique and creative aprons. I am very excited to be back doing craft shows! I stopped when Paloma was born, so it is nice to be back. I have been sewing them all week, and while cutting one out of a beautiful Frida Kahlo print, an idea for using some frames I have laying around came to me. Use them to frame fabric!

You just need to cut the fabric to the size of the frame. You can exchange them for different holidays or seasons (flowers prints for spring, patriotic prints for 4th of July, etc).

Wish me luck at the craft show! Do you sell at Craft Shows/Bazaars?

Aprons, aprons, aprons 😉

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