Forgotten treasures / Tesoros olvidados

September 16, 2012 at 21:44 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | 4 Comments
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Last week while looking for some ribbon to make a collar for Bob the Super Cat, I found a bag full of  random supplies I bought in Argentina. There were lots of things I forgot I got! And some that I totally remembered what I bought them for.

La semana pasada, mientras buscaba cinta para hacerle un collar a Bob el Super Gato, encontré una bolsa llena de “cositas” que compré en Argentina. Encontré muchas “cositas” de las cuales me había olvidado, pero muchas que al instante recordé para qué las había comprado.

After a little playing, I made a pair of earrings, a necklace and a hair clip.

Después de experimentar por un rato, hice un par de aros,  un collar y una hebilla para el pelo.

I really like them! I wore them today and got lots of likes (Yay!) I also think the hair pin looks beautiful in Paloma. I only wish she would leave it on for more than 4 minutes though 😉

¡Me encantan como quedaron! Me los puse hoy y recibí muchos halagos (Iupiii!) La hebilla del pelo le queda divina a Paloma, aunque me encantaría que se la dejara puesta por más de 4 minutos 😉

I would love to see if you make something inspired by these. Please share it at the Mother Crafter Project Pool!

Me encantaría ver si haces algo inspirada por este post. Por favor súbelo al Mother Crafter Project Pool!

I craft all night and party everyday at these Craft Parties. Check them out and party with us!

Hago manualidades toda la noche y festejo todos los días en estas Craft Parties. Vení a festejar con nosotros!

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Blog Hop, Saints and Sinners Webstore closing, and a Sneak Peak!

August 23, 2012 at 18:18 | Posted in Crafts - DIY, Stimulus | Leave a comment
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This week I joined a Blog Hop hosted by Happy Hour Projects and  Take It From Me called Welcome Wednesday. If you are not familiar with Blog Hops, they are great places to spread the love, reach to more people and network with other bloggers. Go check out all the goodness! If you have a blog, you might want to participate too and gain more followers as well.

Esta semana me uní a un Blog Hop organizado por Happy Hour Projects y Take It From Me llamado Welcome Wednesdays. Si no estas familiarizado/a con un Blog Hop, es un espacio para difundir tu trabajo, llegar a más gente y conocer otros bloggers. Vé a echar un vistazo a todo lo bueno que hay! Y si tienes un blog puedes participar para ganar mas lectores también.

Another thing I want to share with you is that my dear friend and artist Barbe SaintJohn is closing her Saints and Sinners Webstore to pursue another creative path. Her jewelry is amazing! She creates one of a kind Jewelry, Wearable Art and Mixed Media Assemblage.

Otra cosa que quiero compartir con ustedes es que mi querida amiga y artista Barbe SaintJohn cerrará su tienda online Saints and Sinners para dedicarse a seguir otro camino creativo. ¡Sus piezas son increíbles! Ella crea accesorios únicos y arte para vestir ensamblando diferentes elementos  y artefactos.

I love her art! And I know you will too. All jewelry on the website is on sale at 25% until the shop closes at the end of September. So go and buy, buy, buy!

¡Su arte me encanta! Y estoy segura que también les va gustar a ustedes. Todos los accesorios en la tienda están a la venta con un 25% de descuento hasta el día del cierre a finales de Setiembre. Así que vé y compra, compra, compra!

One more thing for you all: A sneak peak of the upcoming Before and After. Hmm, how would this be transformed?

Una cosa más: Un vistazo del Antes y Después que se viene. Hmm, ¿cómo crees que lo voy a transformar?

Jewelry Holder – Colgador de Aretes {Tutorial}

July 21, 2012 at 16:51 | Posted in Crafts - DIY, Tutorials | 9 Comments
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Now that Paloma is old enough to understand that pulling jewelry hurts, and that my awesome aunt Melissa (my biggest fan 😉 and the one who encourages me the most with my crafts) sent me several earrings she is not using anymore, I have the urge to start wearing my necklaces and earrings again. I used to have them in pretty boxes and bags,  but I was thinking it would be nice to actually see them daily and have them easily accessible. So after a little research and stimulus in the web, I came up with these jewelry holders, using doilies, a nylon mesh bag (the ones that oranges come in) and embroidery hoops.

Ahora que Paloma tiene la edad suficiente para entender que tirar de los aretes o collares duele, y que mi tía Melissa (mi fan número uno y la que siempre me alienta con mis manualidades) me envió un monton de aros que ya no usa más, me han dado ganas de empezar a usar mis aretes y collares nuevamente. Los tengo guardados en bolsas y cajas bonitas, pero he estado pensando que sería bueno tenerlos a la vista y fácilmente accesibles. Así que después de una inspiradora búsqueda en el internet, hice estos colgadores de aretes utilizando carpetas tejidas al crochet, una bolsa de malla de nylon (de las que vienen con las naranjas en el supermercado) y aros de bordado.

I decided to use the nylon mesh because I wanted something to contrast with the delicacy of the doily and make it more modern. And also because we are eating a lot of oranges and have a lot of these around (hehe).

Decidí usar la malla de nylon porque quería algo que contrastara con la delicadeza del crochet y también para hacerlo más moderno. Y porque estamos comiendo un montón de naranjas y tengo un montón de bolsas dando vueltas en la casa (jajaja!)

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Here is what you need to make your own:

  • A doily
  • An embroidery hoop (with a smaller diameter than the doily)
  • Nylon mesh
  • Silver spray paint (optional).

Esto es lo que necesitas para hacer tu propio colgador:

  • Una carpeta tejida al crochet
  • Un aro para bordar (con un diámetro menor al de la carpeta)
  • Una bolsa de malla de nylon
  • Pintura en aerosol plateada (opcional).

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Spray paint the mesh in a well ventilated room or better yet, outside. Let it dry. (This step is optional. I only painted the one I used for the big hoop, and let the other one in its original color for the smaller hoop. I like them both.)

Pinta la bolsa con la pintura en aerosol en un lugar muy bien ventilado o, mejor aún, afuera. Dejar secar. (Este paso es opcional. Yo pinté una sola bolsa para el aro mas grande, y dejé la otra en su color original para el aro más pequeño. Me gustan los dos.)

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While you are waiting, center your doily on top of the smallest embroidery hoop.  You can use some glue on the sides if you need to keep it in place. Once the mesh is dry, put in on top of the doily. Put the bigger loop and close the opening as tight as you can. Trim the extra mesh all around the hoop.

Mientras esperas que se seque la pintura, centra la carpeta encima del aro más pequeño. Puedes utilizar un poco de pegamento en los lados para mantenerla en su lugar si es necesario. Cuando la bolsa se halla secado por completo, ubícala encima de la carpeta. Pon el lazo más grande y ciérralo lo más ajustado que puedas.

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Mother Crafter Jewelry Holder Tutorial

Now get your earrings and start hanging!

¡Busca tus aretes y empieza a colgarlos!

Mother Crafter Jewelry Holder Tutorial

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I really like how they came out. You can use doilies from your grandma or other relatives and that way you will surround yourself with special objects that are meaningful and filled with memories. On top of that, hang the earrings you inherited and double the energy and love!

Me encanta como quedaron. Puedes usar carpetas o tapetes tejidos por tu abuela o por otro familiar, y de ese modo te rodearás de objetos especiales que tienen un significado para tí y llenos de memorias. Además de eso, cuelga los pendientes que heredaste y ¡duplicarás la energía y el amor!

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Where do you store your jewelry?

Y tú, ¿dónde guardas tu bijou?

Did you make one? Show me by uploading it at the Mother Crafter Flickr Project Pool!

Si hiciste uno, me encantaría verlo! Lo puedes compatir subiendolo al grupo de Mother Crafter en Flickr.

I craft all night and party everyday at these Craft Parties. Check them out and party with us!

Hago manualidades toda la noche y festejo todos los días en estas Craft Parties. Vení a festejar con nosotros! 

30 Days of Creativity, Days 15-30

July 3, 2012 at 14:59 | Posted in Crafts - DIY | 2 Comments
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Here I am! Sorry I haven’t post since the 14th, but I have been… exhausted. I do not know what has happened to me! The clock says 10pm and I am a zombie… although that is not a good example since zombies probably have much more energy than me. I also have to say the days are wonderful and we are out and about having summer fun too.

I have been keeping up with 30 days though. I thought this year was going to be easier than the previous one, but I was wrong. I now have two jobs and a very active 18 month old.  That would do it, don’t you think?

Before I show you my projects, I have some exciting news: I started to work for a local jewelry company! It is called Dragonfly Designs, and they teach jewelry making at Summer Camps, after school programs, and birthday parties. Even though I had limited experience making jewelry, I showed them some of my crafts and Mother Crafter and they loved what I do (HELLO, What is the point?) 😉 so they are training me over the summer so I can become a teacher in the Fall. I started assisting teaching two weeks ago, and I really liked it. The girls were from 5 to 14 years old, and it was pretty cool seeing them create all sorts of projects. If you have time, go check out the company webpage, their mission and products are very nice.

Here are my creative efforts of the last 15 days of June.

Day 15: We went to MOCHA with some friends. Me and Paloma made this coffee filter flower for Father’s Day.

Day 16: Giants gift voucher for Michael.

Day 17:  I made a Lemon Pudding Cake with a personal twist from the Real Simple magazine. You will need to trust me on this one (I have witnesses), the baking dish was empty before I remembered to take pictures! Recipe here.

Day 18: I played with the fabrics of the mini quilt from Day 13. I remove three of the pieces and decided to keep everything in the same color range: grey, white, black and yellow.

Day 19: First day of Summer Camp. We helped the girls make clay pendants.

Day 20: Second day at Summer Camp. We did hair clips with seed beads and feathers.

Day 21: Again at Summer Camp. We did bracelets with wood beads.

Day 22: My auntie Melissa sent me this jewelry website with tutorials, tips and stimulus. I watched a couple of them.

Day 23: I went to the library and checked out a lot of quilting and sewing books for stimulus.

Day 24: More work on the quilt.

Day 25: Paloma had a fever, so we creatively played to kept her indoors.

Day 26: I made this Owl necklace with pieces I bought in Argentina.

Day 27: At camp, we showed the kids how to make three strand beaded necklaces.

Day 28: We made headbands with the kids.

Day 29: I watched the introduction of the online class Michael gave me for Mother’s Day.

Day 30: We went to the Lindsay Wildlife Museum and experienced flying over Mount Diablo through a hawk’s eyes.

I can’t believe is over. It was definitely a challenge this year. Phew! Now that July is here, I have line dup some pretty cool Show and Tell posts, the goodies of the Christmas in July gift exchange, and more! Next, I will post the pictures of the Alameda County Fair we went last weekend, including one of Paloma taking her first horseback ride! See you soon. I promise! 🙂

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