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Cover my Pottette!

Written on March 23, 2012 at 13:09, by

Most of us who have been “potty training” our babies from early on have found Pottette by Mothercare to be a life saver. Katerina is a very big Pottette fan. Read more

Jessie the Yodeling Cowgirl Costume

Written on February 26, 2012 at 17:51, by

I’ve meaning to post this since a few weeks back but… darn… hadn’t taken a picture of Marysa in her Jessie costume and so I kept postponing it. Now on the very last day of the carnival season, I am about to talk about my experience DIMing (Doing It Myself that is) this costume. Read more

Project re-style: Cover for ironing press

Written on February 3, 2012 at 13:14, by

Ironing has been an issue for the last year, since our fourth family member came about. Mommy dear endowed me with her old ironing press, very rarely used but certainly not well handled… Mom and her ironing press didn’t really get along throughout the years and so it ended up in our home with a more than half-burnt cover, ripped foam bed and destroyed aluminum layer. Read more

Zippered/Coin Purse DIY

Written on January 11, 2012 at 00:58, by

My dear friend, colleague and co-mommy, Maria, asked me (yeah, little seamstress-me) to design and create six zippered purses for her young-lady friends over Christmas. Since Maria lives in the South and I reside (and hang out) in the NorthEast (that is city-wise and not country-wise), most of our communication concerning this project was done by remote means – be it emails, mms and brief telephone conversations (that’s a mom’s life, we all know it). Read more

DYI: My Decoupaged Shelves

Written on December 19, 2011 at 13:44, by

Okay, the financial crisis is here to stay, at least at this part of the neighborhood, and I’ve got a new house to decorate (yes, it does take time, so even 6 months after the move I still get to fix bits and pieces, with two babies there’s no other way to do it!), thus I need to become more resourceful and take action from supplies already available. Read more

Project Restyle my Billy

Written on September 30, 2011 at 19:54, by

I’ve talked about Elsie’s Project Restyle before and how much I love the idea of repurposing or restyling and customizing some dull-looking object. I’ve been meaning to hack an Ikea item for the longest time. Read more

The LLL Craft Challenge Days 5-6

Written on September 29, 2011 at 12:25, by

  Day 5 was devoted to putting together the last Hobo bag and kickstarting the Sandwich Wraps. The Hobo bag was no biggie. After having made 5 of them, I knew the drill and I could make it with a blindfold on. Read more

Nameday Resolutions:

Written on September 17, 2011 at 12:21, by

Today is my nameday. For those not familiar with the term it’s the celebration of the Saint whose name we’ve taken after. So, on the 15th of August, for instance, it’s the nameday for all Marias, Marios etc. Read more

The LLL Bazaar Craft Challenge, Days 1-2

Written on September 16, 2011 at 19:29, by

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The LLL Bazaar craft challenge

Written on September 12, 2011 at 12:13, by

My friend Laura, leader of La Leche League invited me to exhibit my work – or shoud I say recent craft obsession- at the LLL annual Bazaar due to take place on September 24th. Read more