A great Sunday

Yesterday my brothers (soul bothers), came for breakfast and end up staying almost all day, it was so much fun, we love them.
We cooked, played and made music.

 Desayuno domingueroDesayuno domingueroDomingoDomingoCena dominguera

Thank you both we are so lucky to have you.

We also had Danish Baby that I got from an SouleMama tweet that took me to  Amy from Angry Chicken it's such a good thing to eat with jelly or cheese and so easy, I recommend it.

Danish Baby


These days :: sewing and baking

I have been sewing a lot and also baking some. And I took the pictures necessary to make some tutorials to come in the next weeks.

There is this bracelet that my son made (he sews the button) as a gift, a great choice for little ones gifts, I think.


There is also this little wallet.


Akira's backpack.

La mochila de Akira

A car bag for kids stuff.

Bolsa para el carro

Boys pants.

Haciendo pantalones

And the play mat, all very simple projects to complete in 1-2 hours, great for last minute holiday gifts.

Una alfombra de juegos

On the baking front there is this pumpkin flan and this banana super healthy mini cakes.

Flan de calabaza


I will be shaing tutorials soon.


Yarn Along and Homescholing

Yarn Along it's a day of the week to share what you are knitting and reading created by Ginny, you can add your post here every Wed. or to the flickr group any day.

This week I'm still on the sleepers for my son, from last week, and a pair of baby sock for a surprise gift.

The yarn on the sleepers it's quite old, my mom gave it to me about 3 years ago, but I remember how it was always in her stash, so I showed to her and we calculated it's about 20 years old. And the good news is that is not acrylic, but wool, she made a little burning test (I didn't knew about this), and showed me how it will became ashes and not a hard plastic thing and there is also the smell of burned hair.

Yarn Along

In the reading front there has been a lot of Calvert manuals being our first year and all the system very new for me, so I'm trying to figure it out, but today we had our fist lesson and we loved it, more on that tomorrow.

So what it's in you needles?

These days on the garden

Yes, more about my garden, even when it's a little abandoned and some things were eaten by slugs and ants, there is still thing blooming and that it's just magic for me.
Here you can see some lavender, a big pumpkin, something I don't know what it is but I liked those lilac flowers, a nice butterfly who enjoy the compost pile and my sunflower, have you notice how tall it is?, and I didn't knew it will have more than one flower, I'm already savoring those seeds.

Lavanda entre otras cosas
Calabazota (o Zapallo)CalabazaVe tu a saber qué pero qué bonitas 
flores Mariposa que vino atraída por la 
compostaMi girasolMi girasol

There is also som fava and garabanzo beans still growing.

What about you, there anything still growing in your backyard?


The simplest pillowcase


I'm with the aim of the tutorials again, I thought that a pillow can be simple and fast for a gift or home.  

The pillow I made only with two squares of fabric and filling with cotton waste, it can be made in any size, or maybe you already have one and I will explain is how to make a pillowcase that can brighten our home.  

{this moment}

A Friday ritual, one picture, no words, inspired by SouleMama. A moment for your week to treasure, just image, no words. If you want you can share yours on comments.

Gira, gira, gira Sol.


Yarn along with alpaca

Yarn Along it's a day of the week to share what you are knitting and reading created by Ginny, you can add your post here every Wed. or to the flickr group any day.

Calcetinitos de alpaca

This week I was active on knitting but not in the reading front after have finished Freedom, which I loved, but still can't tell exactly why.


I made a pair of sock and mittens with an Alpaca skein I have had for about 3 years, but I don't have the label any more, so I  don't know how much alpaca is on it and if there is any other fiber, but the textures is great and I love the color too. And is so cute to make little things, I hope to post the pattern, which is my own, some day soon.


I had also some old yarn my mom's gave me, it's clearly acrylic, but still, my son needed some sleepers and I already had the soles from 2 years ago, I'm lucky they still fit him, and have a little space to grow into, he loved it, now I just need to make the pair. He loved them, and I feel so good to be able to do something for him among all the work.


And that's it, what about you?


Pretty little bags (freebies)


Tho other I ordered a pretty fabric with Matrioskas, Japanese, decorator's weight fabric, lovely. But when it arrived I found out that it had American flags on it, and so I could not think of a proper project for it, as I'm not American myself.


But then I got a couple of orders from my Etsy shop and I got an idea, since my buyers are mostly from there.


I have mention before how much I love freebies, to receive then and give them, so I made a bunch to go along with orders.

Carteritas barras y estrellas

I love them, they close with hook and loop and are kind of addictive, I can't wait to make more!


Indigenous Textile workshop for kids


We had a workshop at my son's kinder yesterday. It was inspired by a very significant trip we had before leaving Mexico, we went to Oaxaca were we visit museums and just hang around the beautiful city together as a family, it was a good bye to Mexico.

San Agustín Etla

I have always be passionate about Indigenous textiles and so, inspired by all this and they day of the Cultures here in Costa Rica, I design a workshop to show kids about natural fibers, weaving and then they will make their own Huipil, using stamps to decorate, I enjoyed very much, because I love working with kids. My son was my little helper, and it was very nice to see how they all work, too bad I forgot the camera and only had the cell phone one, but the other pictures are from the trip to Oaxaca and I think they are very pretty.

Taller de huipiles (textiles 

I also bring lots of huipiles for them to see, try them on and feel, most of them embroidered.

Taller de huipiles (textiles 

I love how this very young girl worked, focus and happy.

Taller de huipiles (textiles 

This one is by a kid that sings while working, and there is a whole story here, there is a squirrel party, the line is the stair, and there are cakes. Then, on the other side he made that yellow figure, which is the bathroom, that makes complete sense to me, that is needed in a party.

Taller de huipiles (textiles 
Taller de huipiles (textiles 

And one last from our trip.



Yarn along, leg warmers and little socks

Yarn Along it's a day of the week to share what you are knitting and reading created by Ginny, you can add your post here every Wed. or to the flickr group any day.

I end up my leg warmers here are my notes in Ravelry,  I love the yarn, they live in my legs, I'm wearing them all nights.


I'm still on the same book, getting to close to the end, which makes me both: not wanting it to be finish, but so excited to be close that more than ever I just can't put it down.

Yarn Along 8

I started some baby socks with my own strange pattern, I'm not sure about the yarn, except that I love it and is natural (maybe even 100%), since the label it's gone, but I think it has alpaca on it.

What about you?, I have been working no stop at my bussiness blog, the Milpa site and the Etsy store, so tired, but satisfied.
Publish Post


A gift for a young lady


We has a birthday party for the sister of one my boy's friends.


I really like this family, so I wanted to make something very special, and so we got her a shirt, a book from my selection, the books I bought in Mexico for gifts. Inkheart, by Cornelia Funke.


I hope she liked it, I think she did.



Join me at This Cozy Life


I'm all excited because today I'm at Julie's lovely blog, This Cozy life, for Meltdown Monday.

Besides, Julie makes beautiful creatures with wood and yarn, such as the ones on the picture above, and has a shop.

I'm offering one of this newborn flannel reversible hats in the giveaway.

Hope to see you there!