Thursday, August 20, 2009

Long post!

I can't believe  it took me so long to post again. Maybe it's because of the summer, or just that I am a lazy bloger, lol...
Well, this is going to be a long and mixed post as I have many crafty things to show. And I want to start with my "azotea" (rooftop) makeover. I truly like how it looks like now. I promise better pics of the finish look tomorrow! 
It's not so big but enough for the 4 of us, but we got it so unused and forgotten... lol... We wanted to make a cozy and comfortable place to enjoy summer afternoons. 
This is the BEFORE pic
We tried different options
But then just decided to put some faux grass and a wood platform where we could enjoy our Ikea Tüllero set (it was love at first time for me!). I want to paint the set but will make it next year, maybe in bright coastal colors
I also made  a cushion cover with a nautical style fabric from Ikea too.
Henry helped so much adding the marble stones

We also created a "chill-out" zone where we can rest a bit in the sun and this is the view we have from down there... lol 
Tomorrow I'll make more nice pics from the final look! But, do you like it?
And now let's talk about serious things.... Yarn! lol...
God, I love this Knitpicks yarn! It's the shine line. I love both worsted or sport weight! I am ordering also some Organic cotton now because I'd love to make a baby blanket with it. 
Enjoy all these colors! I am making a granny afghan now without any pattern, just adding colors as they come out from the bag! Love it!

I was so excited when all the yarn came that couldn't stop looking at it, lol... I got to my bed and worked in the final steps of the baby blanket I was making while admiring my new yarn colors. 
Love Knitpicks!
This is the blanket I was finishing! I like so much how it look like! I can't tell anything else of it just in case the Mommy who's going to receive this gift reads the blog, lol... But I can tell I made it with a lovely Katia yarn called Austral (Ravelry link)
And this is the first project I made with my shine worsted yarn. It was a cushion I made for Elmita's birthday. I made it using the same flannel I used last year for her winter bedding crib set. I think it came out so cute, what do you think?
Oh, and now I am so proud to show you the beginnings of my lovely, cozy, full or memories new quilt. I made it with all my husband's old t-shirts. There are all from sweet memories of our family; some from our honeymoon trip, some from our travels, some bring us memories of our kids... Every and each one of them has a little story to tell. I think it's the sweetest project I have ever made for this family! I have all the t-shirts already sewn and just waiting for the batting and backing. 
Some travel memories
This is the first layout, I made some changes but it's almost the same as here.
And well, I told you it will be a long post, lol... cause I've been baking too! Since we came back home from our holidays trip in the northern Europe, I am obsessed with apple pies and apfelstrudels! This is the pic from one I made with sour cream from a Goseberry Patch's recipe! Loved it!

The kids don't like apple pies so I made a chocolate birthday cake for them and they ate it all!!!!! lol... Just because of the chocolate, I bet!
Oh, and this next pic is my own (ugly as my husband says) recipe. You just need to put a spoon of olive oil in a saucepan, when it gets hot add a small can of sweet corn, and then a tuna can. Then add tomato soup or sauce and mix until it get thick, then just add 1/2 cup raisins and mozarella cheese. Just yummy!!!!
Oh, and finally my question about the crisis... How can everything get sooooo expensive when people has less money?? Guess how much this cost me..... In the packet there's only meat, not jamón serrano... lol... Well, it was 73 euros!!!! ($104) Can you imagine???? I was terrified! 


Anonymous said...

Dear Celia, I loved all the pictures! My mother made a crazy crochet afghan for my 16th birthday and we still use it today. Oh, and I bought groceries last week - it was $221.00. For years I was spending about $160.00 a week. My two boys eat a lot, but then we all do. Have a wonderful weekend. I am taking my youngest to school tomorrow, lots to do. XOXOXOX Carol

Celia said...

Hi Carol!!!!
What a pity summer holidays are soon to end, isn't it?
Good luck with the back to school nightmare!!! lol...
Thanks again for your kind comments in my blog, as always you're so sweet and special!

Saray said...

wooow!!!jolines haces unas cosas geniales!!!tienes buenas manos!!!

Cristina Martins said...

I love aple pie!
Me encantó el "proyecto terraza". Te quedo de maravilla.
El detalle de las piedritas blancas...

Lolita Blahnik said...

Gracias, Celia! ese link que me pasaste esta genial, tienen una cantidad barbara de plumas y muy bien de precio!!!!
Preciosa tu colcha!

ara said...

HOla!!! he llegado a ti a traves de piratas de ikea, y que me encuentro jajaj, yo estoy intentando hacer una manta con las camisetas que tiene, y queria preguntarte, si las coses tal cual o le pones una entretela detras para que no se recoja al ser algodon. Me harias un favor si me orientaras un poco.
Gracias y besos.

Inka said...

So much loveliness over here! I especially love your crochetet work - so pretty! :)

Maria said...

Hola Celia,
Gracias por visitar mi blog, así tambien he tenido la oportunidad de darme una vuelta por el tuyo.
Queria hacerte una pregunta:
He visto los colores tan preciosos de las lanas que has comprado y te queria preguntar si sabes si hay alguna tienda on line que venda lanas, en mi ciudad el numero de colores es muy pequeño y queria hacer algo con color.
Gracias y un saludo!

The DIY Show Off said...

Wow! You've been busy! Your rooftop deck is awesome! What a great area to enjoy the nice weather! And look at all of that pretty yarn!

Your t-shirt quilt is such a clever and fun idea! I love it!

I'm new to your blog. It's so nice to "meet" you! Thanks for stopping by to visit me and your sweet comment too. :)


Nerea said...

Wow! Francamente interesante blog! Celia hace unas semanas dejaste un comentario en un artículo de opinión que escribí y me gustaría que vieras la segunda parte...después de todas las críticas era más que necesario dar otro pto de vista así que...aki te dejo el link
Gracias por tu comentario y un saludo!