Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year 2012!!!

...May this new year bring us Peace and all the desires of our Heart...


Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Almost a month ago I received a message from a sweet girl asking me to participate in a give-away. This is my first experience and I'm thrilled!! I'm giving away one of my cozies, the Ladybug in the Clouds, through her blog. If you are interested and would like to have the opportunity to win one, just click HERE and follow her directions. :)

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merenda time!!

Merenda is the Italian word for "afternoon snack". Today, under my husband's request, I made Churros for the first time! I found the recipe on the online magazine Bon Appetit, one of my favorite magazines. They are basically fried eggy dough covered with sugar. They didn't come out too bad, the frying oil was probably a little too hot so they came out crunchy on the outside but not completely cooked inside. They were edible though... they are almost all gone! :) I also served, to my husband and children, a delicious hot chocolate. It was great!!
I was curious to know more about this crunchy Spanish snack..I knew it came from Spain and it's very popular all over South America and Mexico, but I found out it was a recipe made by Spanish shepherds, to substitute fresh bakery goods. Churro paste was easy to make and fry in an open fire in the mountains, where shepherds spend most of their time. I think it's interesting...
Here's a picture taken earlier to show you how they came out! Bon Appétit!!

Friday, December 16, 2011

my Ladybugs...

I don't remember how I started to create my little Ladybugs.. probably because since I moved to California it became my favorite bug! My yard is always full of them, my children like to observe them, I love the feeling and tickling of their tiny legs walking on my arm, or hand. Sometimes we find them in the house! They are just cute bugs and are now part of my BUG ON A MUG collection of cozies!
The last one I made, after the success of my Ladybug in the clouds, is the Ladybug walking on the Moon.. the first is a "day-time cozy", so why not create a "night-time" one? :) Check it out and see if you like it!!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

my Christmas present...

I decided I will start working on a new purse.. I just love the Granny Square purses that I have made so far.. the crocheted squares give a hippie look, my favorite style! This time the purse will be for me..! My Christmas present.. inspired to this one, which is right now for sale in my ShOp! :)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

my Santa Shop

aaahhh!! working!! :)  my house, or actually my bedroom (which is half of my house..), has turned into a Santa Shop!! I spent this last week crocheting and stitching ladybugs on cozies and pouches! What a beautiful feeling! It's nice to be busy working on something I really love to do...
I created a few personalized cozies and a purse for little girls, thanks to a big custom order I received from Italy. Now anybody can choose to write something on one of my cozies! Just let me know!!