Monday, January 26, 2015


Good morning
Look what I did this weekend....
Gorgeous don't you think....
What shall I do next.... Snow White or Belle?
Oh no, wait! I have to do a mobile first.... But you can still answer :)

Got to run!

Cristina xxx


Thursday, January 22, 2015

Red Riding Hood finger puppets

All the all team is complete

                                              Love the expression on the Big Bad Wolf J

Thinking of the next collection for finger puppets…. I know what is going to be…. Anyone would like to guess….?

Clue: the story is in a cold place….

Cristina xxxx


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Finger puppet

The girls from the Red Riding Hood story are finished.

Now time for the boys....

The girls (my girls) started school today, another chapter open in their lives.
Hope they cope well with the new teachers.
Gr 3 and Gr 6 here they go!
Enjoy your day... I'm having a quiet morning  :)

Cristina xxxx


Monday, January 19, 2015

Designing and production….

Drawing patterns on my book

The first finger puppet from the Red Riding Hood story


Cristina XXX


Thursday, January 15, 2015

Safari animals part II

The rest of my animals...

Aren't they cute.... :)

Pattern provided by Erica Catarina from the blog Ei menina!

Monday, January 12, 2015

Safari animals

I live in Africa…. More exactly in South Africa….
And this a great excuse to do these little cute wild animals …
A cute Elephant J

And a Hippo

More to come…

Cristina xxx


Saturday, January 10, 2015

My crochet throw is going somewhere….

Some extra blocks made….

… And then I found something in my projects on hold….

I started to do this one thinking of little dolls, for the Barbie maybe, but then my girls saw this and asked me to make a big one for them also….

So I’m back to two throws to be finished by the beginning of winter, ha ha ha, time is on my side…. Yes it is!

Have a nice weekend :)

Cristina xxxx


Thursday, January 08, 2015

My Life in organizers

All my helpful books are in hand now

I have a Agenda for my daily appointments, where I write what am I going to do on daily basis, and also to keep me on track with all the girls extra school activities (tennis, Hockey, Ballet, Poetry, etc) For now it looks a little empty, school only starts on the 21st of this month…. I will post another photo later for you to see how full this baby can be!

The other one is for orders, I write there every single detail, pattern requested by client, colours, sizes, prices, final cost, and some additional info…. It is very helpful; you don’t forget a single thing.

In this book I draw all the requests from clients as the future ideas with drawings…. This is a book that I take with me all the time, never know when a idea comes and have to put it down straight away…. Daily distractions sometimes make me forget a lot of stuff.

I can’t leave without my agenda that is the first point. With two girls and double activities, I have to keep up with all, have to be sharp….
One thing that I heard as I got to South Africa is the “mommy taxi”, never understood well what that was until my oldest girl started school….
In Portugal the kids go to school by their own… I always walked kilometres to go every day to school, we only had 1 car and that was for my father to go to work.
Here you have to take the kids everywhere, to school, to ballet…. That is why when your kids start school you became a taxi and there for the name “mommy taxi”
I can understand now, and now I see that all this mommy’s just driving here and there, like me.

But I only have two girls, which helps a lot, the activities are similar and in the same places, although in different hours. Can you imagine a family with boys and girls with different times…? I take my hat to them, because by the end of the year I am exhausted with these two, that mommy should be called, “super mommy taxi” J

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

The Christmas season is finished

And as the tradition calls for,

 after the 6 of January (Kings Day) we pack every Christmas decoration…

The house is now back to normal…

Now it is just time to enjoy the rest of the holidays until school starts for the girls… still have to buy some extra stationary, mark every little item with their names and we will be all done

Cristina xxx


Monday, January 05, 2015

Magical Kingdom...

And here we are in 2015.... in January..... in the early beginning......
There is a full year ahead..... will see how times flies....

To start the year made a collection of finger puppets.
I call it the Magical Kingdom....

It has the princess that plays with her friend the butterfly....
.... the prince that rides all day on his horse....
.... and a cute naughty dragon, that will give them some excuses for some new adventures.

Here they are all in action

Hope you like it :)

Cristina xxxx