Monday, November 24, 2014

Xmas Advent Calendar take II

All done and packet for delivery.... what could it be....?

The Advent Calendar!

There will be two cute girls playing with it until Xmas time... enjoy!

C xxx


Friday, November 21, 2014

Xmas advent calendar

All cut and ready for action!
Advent calendar on the way, Hooray!

C xxx

For Anja ...


Love it!

C xxxx

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Bunnies and letters

Working on a name banner with cute bunnies and lots of decorations...

Love the colours :)

C xxx

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

All together...

Yes they are....

A mobile that you don't see for a long time is going to travel far...far away!
But he is not going alone.... more to join in....
Wild life mobile, Butterfly mobile and the Bears mobile....

They really took over my kitchen table!

and there is more....
 4 crochet head bands
 4 Owls
 4 Tooth pillows
 2 Xmas mobile
 2 My little pony
1 Hello Kitty
1 Dinosaur (the yellow one)

 All together in this box....
.... and another george made with is friend the dino and a finger puppet (this one is going inside the same box but it will be deliver closer :) )
And that is all.... see why I've been so quiet....

See you

C xxxx


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

I'm on the right track, Hooray!

Weather in South Africa is very unpredictable.... lately we are having the 4 seasons in a week space. All the clothes (summer and winter) must be always ready to go, no more packing for winter or summer. Guess it is a thing I have to get used to!
So after 2 days of hot weather, we will have now 3 days of cold and miserable wet weather.... have to learn to live with it.
This weather actually helps me with my work, nice and fresh, no sweaty hands.... no discomfort of being too hot and not be able to sew!

Now back to my production for the Xmas market....

This is what I finish yesterday, Owls and Hello Kitty

Here is the full collection of the owls

and the full collection of the Hello Kitty

Now time for some Xmas decorations, starting with the Ho Ho Ho mobile :)

C Xxx


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Felt hearts

Good morning wonderful people :)

Work is going great.....
Hearts finished :)

Here are the photos...

Ice Blue


White and Red

All together, these ones are going to be on sell in the next market.


Monday, November 10, 2014

Felt as taken over my life... part II

Not complaining, only stressed viewing the date approaching, faster than a speed bullet!
Last week I was able to finish the two mobiles, only the wood stand is still to be put together and painting!

Finish the owls that you saw on my previous post...
Finish 4 heart charms.... still to sew 11 more, oh dear!

This means I have more work to be done this week.... because I spent the weekend cutting work for this week...
 ... more owls....
 .... 2 Hello Kitty....
.... and the Xmas Mobile HoHoHo.

Yesterday I was overwhelmed with the Ho Ho thing.... I've cutted 60.... Christmas is stressing me already ;)
Enjoy your week, I will pop up here once I have more updates

See you

Cristina Xxxx

Friday, November 07, 2014

Owls in the zone...

Preparing for the upcoming market.... here are some owls already made....

A good variation of colours from my previous owls.... fun to play with colours now and not patterns.

C xxxx


Wednesday, November 05, 2014

The World Blog Tour makes its way to South Africa

Taking part of this world tour is fun.
I offered myself to participate, and Ruth tag me, Thank you :)

So here are the questions:

1.What am I working on?
I'm making mobiles, pin flowers, owls, hello kitty, hearts, bookmarks..... yes a lot is going on at the time! Finishing a order and preparing for a Xmas market at my girls school (that is why so many things at the same time)

All this hopefully will be this....

.... and this....

2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?

It doesn't differ a lot; I guess it is just the love for what you do. I love what I can create with felt, and decorate little things, it gives me great joy. The only comment that I get here at home from my girls is "oh, cute" so I'm happy with that (and no they are not getting paid for saying that ;) )

3. Why do I write/create what I do?

Why oh why..... It started as a way of my family in Portugal to be able to see us here in South Africa, now it is more of showing the family still but also my work, and what I'm doing.... 
Not posting as much as I would like.... Facebook is the guilty party here.... it looks much easier to post there, and fast.
On the creative side, I just get inspired by all the gorgeous work out there made in felt, it is amazing what people can create with this so gorgeous type of fabric!

4. How does my writing/creating process work?

My creating process takes a long time (although it does look like) lots of searching, drawing, and thinking how the piece is going to turn out, There is a lot of cute stuff that doesn't make the outside eye.... lots of trying until the piece is on perfection. Still today I try to perfect my already patterns... always looking for cuteness also.

At this point I am supposed to nominate the blogger, not doing that, but I would ask my followers if you care to join the tour you are more than welcome.... just drop a comment, and I will announce it here :)

C xxx


I've got mail, hooray!

Xmas swap 2014 organized by Paper and String....

Love everything :)
Happy, happy here!

C xxxx

Monday, November 03, 2014

Felt as taken over my life...

... with most pleasure :)
It became my way of relaxing in the morning (that slowly is taking over the all day).

But sometimes it becomes a little bit stressful....
Doing at the moment two big orders, one for a market that is going to happen in the beginning of December and another for a wonderful lady and for her shop online.... I did said relaxing/stressful!

So this is what I have cut during the weekend to sew during the week....

Bear mobile....

....Butterfly mobile....

....Heart charms.....


Let's start :)

C xxxx