Palm trees dress in Rayon.

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I made this dress for Gaby way before there were signs of warm weather, but I could not wait to make it and try the fabric as well. It is a light weight fabric, Rayon in a very summery print with palm trees and ocean waves, and sailboats…I hope she still fits in it by the time we make our trip to El Salvador this year in December. Pattern is from Kana’s Standard II and next time I will make it a little bit longer maybe just right at her knees…she was not confortable wearing it without leggings underneath, too short she said!!! So looks like I need to find or make capri leggings to pair them with the dress.

 

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Dabbing is part of our photo sessions now…anything for a photo I think.

 

I think I have a few projects already finished but I haven’t had the time to blog about. Maybe tomorrow I can post a couple more.

Thanks for stopping by…now I have some more sewing to do.

 

 

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First signs of summer. Some sewing projects.

This year has been a year of changes in our lives, lots of obstacles, goals to accomplish, moves and transitions  and honestly is all my sewing that has kept me sane and motivated to keep going and hope for amazing things to come in the future.

But I want to thank a very special person in my life, an amazing human being, he’s a very unconditional friend, partner, son, brother, and my husband. We make a great team together and my love for him is endless, the love he gives me is inspiring and I hope more people around us would give themselves a chance to see him like I do. My kids are lucky to have a great father like him, I couldn’t have asked for more in this life. Thank you Philip.

I’m very grateful for what we have now, not for what we don’t have or wish to have. I have never taken things for granted, and life has taught me that since I was very young. But in these fast pace of life we are all having sometimes, you tend to forget your religion if you have one, your mantras, your spirit, your confidence, life puts you to the test constantly.

I thought that at my 40’s I would have had my life figure out, or that I was a very humble and tolerant person among other things…turns out I was not!! So, with my sewing space at home, that has been giving me all this time lots of courage, lots of “thinking time” and peace of mind without losing perspective of our main problems that need to be fix.

Thank you guys (sewing community: IG, FB, Blog) for inspiring me everyday, for the support that you guys give me without knowing your doing it. You crafty, artistic, creative women/men are amazing and I love each of you and the work you do.

I don’t want this to turn into a whiny little post. But just wanted to say that and put it out there, don’t know why.

Now, I want to share something I made yesterday and a few days back for Gaby my daughter.

Summer is here in Canada, and in most places around the globe. I always look forward to this season, until it gets unbearably hot and then I wish for cold winter days…?

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I made these cute overalls for Gaby. Pattern is from a japanese pattern book called Kana’s Standard for Kids, C-4 , instead of pants turned them into shorts.  Made a small mistake with the straps but I was able to fix them and you can’t see it. I think I cut them too short so I had to add 8cm to lengthen them. It all worked out. She has been asking them for a long time, and I couldn’t find the right material for this project. Then I went and look in my stash and found this gorgeous denim in such a soft drape. I need to find something like this again for some shorts or skirts for me or the kids. I bought this fabric last year on our last camping trip in California, in a cute fabric store up in Eureka named Eureka Fabrics!

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Happy Sewing and Happy Wednesday!

 

 

 

CANADA DAY!

El primero de Julio aqui se celebra el Día de Canadá, nosotros por motivos de fuerza mayor, no pudimos asistir a ver los fuegos artificiales debido a que estos empiezan hasta las diez de la noche, ya a esa hora todos estamos en cama, si, yo sé era Canada Day, pero los chicos no perdonan días festivos y si no duermen temprano significa que será una mala y corta noche para nosotros también. A lo mejor el próximo año encontramos el valor de arriesgar un poco y unirnos al resto de Canadienses en el Riverside Park aqui en Guelph. Y como no fuimos a esa celebración que mejor manera de celebrar tal fecha que ir a regar nuestro huerto con los niños y ver cómo van creciendo las plantitas. Creo que ninguno de los cuatro estábamos con muchos ánimos pero igual fuimos y la pasamos bien, caminando por allí y tomando algunas fotos.

On July first Canada Day is celebrated here, and us for very important reasons, couldn’t go see the fireworks since they always start at ten at night. At that time we are all in bed, yes, I know it was Canada Day, but my kids don’t care if it’s a national holiday and if they don’t go to bed early it means for sure that it will be a very bad and short night for us. Maybe next year we can find some courage to risk a little bit of our schedules and join the rest of Canadiens at Riverside Park in Guelph. And since we didn’t go to this great celebration, what a better way to party than to go check on our vegetable garden and water it with the kids and see how they are growing. I think none of us four were in the mood to go, but still manage to have a good time, we walked and took some pictures.

Summer and some projects to finish!

Yes, summer finally came to Guelph. Beautiful blue skies, nice wind and some heat in the afternoons doesn’t bother me at all. But besides all the beauty happening outside my house, I have so many plans and projects (sew related of course) and can’t seem to start one thing, I have picked so many pretty patterns for me and the little ones but I feel stuck right now. Laundry, cleaning, cooking, playing, and running errands keeps me away from my sewing machine this days.

The herbs we planted last weekend are already coming out except for the cilantro!

Here are my images of this day. Have a nice week and hopefully I will have more sewing done this time.

Si, el verano finalmente llegó a Guelph. Lindos cielos azules, rico viento y el calorsito en las tardes no me molesta para nada. Pero a parte de toda la belleza que se esta dando allá afuera de mi casa, yo tengo tantos planes y projectos ( relacionados con costura por supuesto) y no logro iniciar ni una cosa. He escogido unos patrones de ropa lindos para mi y para los pequeños pero me siento atorada. Lavandería, cocina, juegos, y haciendo mandados son las cosas que me mantienen alejada de mi máquina de coser estos días.

Las hierbas que plantamos el fin de semana pasado ya están saliendo excepto por el cilantro!

Aquí las imágenes de este día. Que tengan una linda semana y espero terminar algo de costura esta vez.

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Some of my fabrics! Algunas de mis telas!

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Some of the patterns I’m working on right now. Algunos de los patrones en los que estoy trabajando.Image

I’m planning to make this top for this summer! Estoy planeando hacer esta blusa para el verano.

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Arugula is coming out quick! La arúgula esta saliendo rápido!

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I think these are lilacs and they smell sooo nice. This is right next door to our house. Creo que estas son Lilas y huelen tan rico. Esto es justo a la par de nuestra casa.

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Kaffe Fassett Top and shorts are some old piece of linen I had there. Blusa de Kaffe Fassett y shorts de un pedazo de lino que tenía por allí.

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Basti and me.

First day at the lake!

Every year since Gaby was born, I have come to this lake to enjoy the first day of an early summer. Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Guelph and this time was more special, Basti was with us and we were three people at the lake and it was quite fun!

Here are some images of that day. We manage to have a small picnic almost in a hurry because very soon the perfect day turned into the perfect storm. It was nice at the end.

Cada año desde que Gaby nació, he venido a este lago a disfrutar el primer día de un verano algo temprano. Ayer fue un día lindo aquí en Guelph y esta vez fue aun más especial, Basti estaba con nosotros y ahora ya somos tres en el lago y la verdad fue muy divertido!

Aquí unas imágenes de ese día. Logramos hacer un pequeño picnic casi a la carrera porque lo que fue un día perfecto se tornó en la tormenta perfecta. Pero al final fue bonito.

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Don Sebastián disfrutando de la arena. Don Sebastian enjoying the sand.

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Beautiful kids, beautiful day, and beautiful clothes that Gaby wore that day. The top was made out of Lotta Jansdotter fabric Echo collectionI bought it at my local fabric store Greewood Quiltery. This top was made during the sew along week at Elsie Marley’s blog. Thanks for stopping by. See you next week with more surprises and more sewing projects.

Unos niños bellos, un día bello, y ropa bella que Gaby se puso ese día. La blusa la hice con la tela de Lotta Jansdotter de su colección Echo, la compré en la tienda del pueblo Greenwood Quiltery. La blusa la hice durante la semana de costura para niños en el blog de Elsie Marley. Gracias por pasar por aquí. Los veo la próxima semana con mas sorpresas y mas proyectos de costura.