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! 

Monday, August 3, 2009

What a day yesterday!

That was the view from my deckchair in Siam Park's beach. God, that's life!
And this was the view any time I got up a bit to see what was happening around, lol...
The Siam Park is the biggest water park in Europe and it's located in the south of my island. I drive in front of the dorr everyday since it was open last year but never got to go. Yes, we're so silly! lol... But yesterday was the day, a great day!
This is the beach where every hour a big 6 feet tall wave "explodes" and you can enjoy it and when you're still recovering from the big "tsunami effect" you heard the sound of the next wave coming! It's was so fun!

Then we had the Beach Club just near us! Great!
This next pic is the view from the beach of the Kid's lost city thatw as amazing with lots of slides and water falling from everywhere. So fun and so fresh for the hot, hot days we've had this week!
We got there so early (we got to way at the entrance because it wasn't even open when we arrived, lol...) and the kids had a blast with the whole beach for them alone! lol...
See this? Slides!!! From the top, top!!!
Ohhh... and the slow river was just soooooo relaxing!!!!! lol...
And now I'm showing the final pics... Look my sweet baby face.. lol... She was walking while sleeping, lol... Poor little kid, they didn't want to get out from there but at the same time they didn't have energies for one more minute there ,lol...
But was a great family day we will remember forever!