KCW day 3!!!

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I love how this top-tunic turned out. I used a pattern I found online for free and made some adjustments. I feel like making another one. Little Sebastian seems to enjoy the photo shoot moments we have with Gaby, so this time he joined again, even though he is not wearing a handmade outfit, the only new item here are his shoes and Gaby’s, he wears them from the moment he wakes up until he goes to bed!!

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And he joins…and I say…those shoes are so cute, they both look at them!!! Gaby said: so is he going to be on this pictures from now on? I said: well, maybe, I think he really likes it and you seem to enjoy his company too. Yes she said, “at least is not that boring with just the two of us”!!!!!!!! 

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I used a voile I don’t know the name, because it didn’t have one on the selvedge like most fabrics do. I bought it Harts Fabrics in Santa Cruz. The shoes are from See Kai Run I love this brand the shoes are soft and last forever, Gaby has a very narrow foot, and this shoes are perfect for her. Sebastian runs, jumps, walks all the time, every minute, every second, so he really uses a pair of shoes well, until they have scratches, faded colors, and don’t fit. I have use this brand since Gaby was a baby, she used to walk on her tippy toes, have you seen that on some kids?

I have this two extra photos from a field trip we did a few weeks ago from Gaby’s class. She looks big here, big girl!

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Have a productive sewing day. I need to sleep!!! 

CIAO!

Day two of KCW challenge 2014!!

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So I had planned two cute outfits for today, but I made a mistake on one and wasn’t able to fix it due to time.Image

Everything was going perfect and the I realized that I had attached the ruffles in the wrong way! I was so mad and frustrated because it was five in the afternoon and I was running  out of time. I had to change a pamper on Sebastián and Gaby was asking me already for dinner, so I couldn’t concentrate anymore, but I was able to stitch it back to its right place and today I will work on it so I can have it for tomorrows post.

This is what I have for today!!!

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I call it the Washi dress, not MBR Washi Dress, that’s a dress I need to make for me, hopefully in a couple of weeks.This one I made for Gaby, I did a similar one like a year ago and it fit son nice, and she wore it on a trip to El Salvador. I used a batik fabric on the first one, but this time I went for the 4 meters I got of this Rashida Coleman Washi tape fabric. I love and then thought I could make a shirt for my son, it’s a very nice fabric!

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Can you guess which pattern I used? Well, you know most of the things I make are from japanese  pattern books, and this one is no exception. It is from the Nani Iro book. I get all my books from Pomadour24, she has a huge variety of books and I always get mine in like a week!!! Her name is Megumi and lives in Japan.

Last but not least!!

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I made this “galaxy” print leggins for her on sunday morning, it took me like 20 min and they were done. I self drafted this pattern. And I used a nice thick knit I got a few months ago from Girl Charlee, you have to visit her store (online) she has a huge variety of knits and at a very good price. We were at the University of San Francisco campus on Sunday, my husband teaches there and he’s getting a masters too, so he had to go and do some stuff. The kids had lots of fun going  in and out of buildings and running around. Now Gaby says she wants to go there all the time! It is such a nice University, with a nice view and I’m not religious even though I was raised under catholism traditions, but this school has one of the nicest church in the city.

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When Gaby is in school Sebastián and I head to the beach if it is not too cold.

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Or Golden Gate Park and even the zoo with a yearly pass, you can’t help it and visit the Lemurs!!!

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That’s it for today. See you tomorrow same time same place.

Happy sewing!!!

 

Spring is here and KCW Spring 2014 too!

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It feels like summer here in Half Moon Bay, some days it rains but next day is sunny and blue skies. It is six in the morning and you can hear the birds already singing, I can close my eyes and I travel in time to El Salvador in those hot summer days, no school and lots of time in our hands to figure out our games for that day!

The kids and me got so sick last week, I still can’t hear that well and I’m still taking antibiotics for a very bad ear infection due to an ugly cold the three of us got. Little Sebastian too got an ear infection but not that bad. So even sick I was sewing, tracing patterns for this week and organizing and cleaning my sewing room, something I seem to be doing often now. I can not work in a messy place, so every finished project I clean my room, good right?

Here it is. I made a nice red dress for Gaby and some leggings or Jeaggings, the fabric looks like jeans fabric but it’s a knit, nice fabric and doesn’t fade at all, I washed them yesterday and put them in the dryer and came out the same. I got the fabric at Discount Fabric one of my favorite places to go and find good deals. The fabric for the Dress is from LECIEN and bought it at my “old” fabric store in Guelph back in Canada, The Greenwood Quiltery. I still have a lot of fabric I bought from them!!!!

So here are some photos.

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It is that time again!!! Get your sewing machine out, fabrics, pins, pattern and scissors and get creative for an hour for seven days!!!! Are you in? I am, Here is my collaboration for today!

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You can’t see the leggings well, but she’s wearing them here. They are blue like denim blue, but look black here on this photo. The fabric is so soft, I think I will make a pair for myself. The dress pattern is from Happy Homemade Vol. 2

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I love the fabric I used for this blouse. I bought it at The Greenwood Quiltery in Guelph and I should have bought more. It is from Lecien too and it’s called Chatter Tailors. The pattern is from this book.

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As some of you know, we live by the ocean here in California, so we make picnics or walks almost every day by the beach. We went to this beach on the weekend near our house and the tide was low, so we got to see lots of star fish, lots of shells and clams attached to rocks, seals lying on the rocks, jelly fish, sea urchents. It was so nice. 

Now I have to do some more sewing and cleaning around the house. I wish all a happy sewing and a happy week!!!

Thank you for visiting my little corner here.

What’s going on around my corner!!!

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I have been so busy lately, not too much time in front of my sewing machine and that just makes me mad sometimes. My dear husband has been so busy at school studying hard and we don’t see him much this days. This weekend we are heading south for a few days together before he heads to Mexico City for a business trip and for him to do some catching up with a good friend there. So I have so many projects planned not only for this spring but summer, that we will be busy for sure.

Here are some of my latest pictures of the things I have been doing or not doing?

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Making some snack bags for friends. I love how Alexander Henry fabrics have this Latin american inspiration all the time!

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Bakers Beach

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Selfies.

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A day before Valentine’s day, who can say NO to this face!!

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Chillaxing on a hammock in a hot January day!

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At the beach!

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My beautiful girl enjoying a sunny day at the beach!

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Today in the morning on our walk ( March 5th, 2014). Spring has sprung!

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Another project on my table for this month. This pants and shorts are a must for my man!

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Pacifica Pier.

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Saw lots of crows on our walk…bad luck???

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And then lots of lady bugs….good luck?? YEAH!!!!!!

This is it for today, I will show you my finished projects soon, I hope!

Happy Week!!!

KCW Last Day!!!

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I was not able to post anything yesterday, the weekends are almost sacred for us, it is the only time we do things the four of us and yesterday the weather was beautiful, today, not so much, it has rain the whole day!! A good excuse to sew something quick and pretty.

I made this leggins for Gaby and a long sleeve top that I wanted to put a print on, but the print didn’t work out!!! I won’t get rid of it and she will wear it just like it. I love the top a lot it’s from this book, and the leggins I drafted them myself from an old pair she had, I just add more seam allowances. The fabric from that I used for the leggins I bought in El Salvador, amazing fabric super soft and easy to work with. The grey knit on the top is from Girl Charlee that I recently discover thanks to the KCW blog.

Hope you like them!!!

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Thank you for stopping by. I enjoyed this KCW so much, I was able to make more than I usually commit to. Now Gaby has a few pieces more in her wardrobe that need it to be filled with more colour and and style. I hope you had a productive challenge and that we will all keep making fantastic things for us and our kids and friends!!! Happy Sunday!!! See you next week I hope, I want to share some pics from my trip to El Salvador and other stuff.

Besos!!!!

Day 5 of KCW!!

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Happy Lunar Year!!!! As I promised, here is my contribution to today’s challenge. This dress is sooooooooo pretty and the pattern was perfect match with fabric choice. The fabric is from one of my favorite designers out there Alexander Henry and I got this fabric at Harts Fabric Santa Cruz. I used a japanese pattern from this Cotton Friend Magazine. Gaby went to school already wearing the dress so she might get compliments today for sure!!!

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This pattern called for some snap buttons, but I didn’t have any so I went for two cute gold metal buttons. It has a bow up on the front, actually it is four pieces, two to each side, I went for a nice knot, it hangs better. i didn’t get a better shot of this part, it was hard for my model today, we had to wake her up, she was tired!!!

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Beautiful dress right? I think so too. Now I’m going to clean up my studio and start with my project for tomorrow’s challenge. Maybe a knit one again or I feel like making another dress like this and I just thought of the right fabric!!!! Okay, see you then. Happy sewing and Happy weekend. Cheers!!!!!!

KCW 4th day!

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Here I am again, on a productive morning and went to bed at midnight so I could post today something.

Seems like I have been able to make two pieces per day since day one, but today I’m going to work on something for tomorrow. My daughter’s school is celebrating Lunar year and tomorrow they have to wear lots of red and they will have later on the day a nice parade! So I have been thinking what to make and which fabric to use. I have an Alexander Henry nice asian fabric but I have a Nani Iro red and white fabric from Pocho Collection?

Right now I want to show you what I made for this day. I hope you like them.

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So this dress I made out of this beautiful fabric I got from Pink Chalk Fabrics a while ago. It is called Elephant Lothus flower Haathi Organic and it’s from Mona luna Fabrics. I used a Japanese Pattern Book and changed a thing or two. It’s from this book.

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This dress was so easy to make so quick, but I did try the pattern on a muslin like a month ago. The pattern is from this book, and the front bodice has two crossed pieces and they kind of opened.  I think is pattern C, I like it  a lot so I changed it and this was the occasion to give it a try. The fabric I used is a Joan’s Fabric, I liked it when I saw it and it was only five dollars the yard I think.

Sorry about not so nice pictures but I just took this photos and it’s kind of rainy here in Half Moon Bay today, so the lighting wasn’t the best. Gaby was cold and her brother Sebastián started cutting the lemons that with the first rain are blooming… the tree is loaded…I see mojitos and Cubas libres for this weekend!!!

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Happy Thursday and keep on sewing!!!!

Besos!!!