Fabric upcycle: make a chicken door stop
September 11, 2014 – 5:55 am | No Comment

To make this chicken door stop I used the template kindly offered by Bake and Sew. I adjusted the sizes in mine to make it a little larger by adding 4 cm on each …

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Happy Halloween
October 31, 2013 – 5:01 am | No Comment
Happy Halloween

Today is Halloween and this year we have a real pumpkin for the first time. When we lived in Sardinia it was near to impossible to get a pumpkin so we used our imagination …

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Primary school in Barcelona
October 22, 2013 – 6:41 am | No Comment

When we arrived in September, a few days before my son had to start school, I worried about how he would fit into a new school environment, where he did not speak the language. Though …

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We finally have Internet….
October 21, 2013 – 6:20 am | No Comment
We finally have Internet….

It took almost two months, but we are finally settled in our new house just outside Barcelona. The hardest part was having the ADSL installed. When the phone company called after two days of requesting …

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Here we are settling in a new Country…
September 20, 2013 – 6:13 am | No Comment
Here we are settling in a new Country…

After a long silence here I am again! The last few months have been such a roller coaster and we’re not off it yet! But things are slowing down a bit now. No, we …

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How to reuse old denim to craft
May 17, 2013 – 12:30 am | 2 Comments
How to reuse old denim to craft

After my curtains, which I am very proud of, I thought I’d take on a project which required a little more skill and I must say I didn’t think it would come out so …

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Standing on the Meridian at Greenwich
May 13, 2013 – 2:05 am | No Comment
Standing on the Meridian at Greenwich

After learning all about the global grid and how to calculate longitude and latitude in class these past months my son was very happy to go and stand on the prime meridian at Greenwich. It …

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Simple decoupage jar
April 22, 2013 – 12:36 pm | No Comment
Simple decoupage jar

To celebrate Earth Day today I decorated one of the many glass jars waiting to be turned into something useful. This vase is very simple, just a touch of glue and a few flowers …

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Quick and easy St Patrick’s Day card
March 11, 2013 – 1:33 am | No Comment
Quick and easy St Patrick’s Day card

Back in February I made some cork stamps  for printing holiday symbols, and now one of them came useful to make a quick St Patrick’s Day card. Our shamrock stamp together with a little …

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From olive jar to soft top glass jar storage container
January 15, 2013 – 7:18 am | 3 Comments
From olive jar to soft top glass jar storage container

This year I would like to do more crafty projects that require sewing skills. Unfortunately I am not very good at it, so if you see things under a positive light like I do it …

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How to use old wrapping paper to transform an empty plastic container
January 8, 2013 – 8:02 am | One Comment
How to use old wrapping paper to transform an empty plastic container

The holidays are over and finally we are back to normal. It took me a day with my son back at school to reorganize my daily routine and today here I am with a brand …

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Festive bowling pins
December 4, 2012 – 2:59 am | 3 Comments
Festive bowling pins

I am very proud to present these festive gnomes that in a previous life used to be Yakult bottles. They are not just gnomes without a cause, they are festive bowling pins dressed up as …

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How to make a miniature Christmas tree from a shoebox
November 28, 2012 – 8:12 am | 4 Comments
How to make a miniature Christmas tree from a shoebox

Today I would like to share a miniature tridimensional Christmas tree I make with the cardboard from a shoebox, green tissue paper, glue and glitter. 1. Cut two identical tree shapes out of cardboard 2. …

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