martes, 14 de diciembre de 2010

domingo, 28 de noviembre de 2010

Totally stuck!!!!!!!!!

Oh dear!! I'm sooooooo stuck!!! I've started this will-be-awsome pirate bunny but I just can't sit myself to finish it... Every time I try, I have the feeling the yarn is not the one I wanted, the head is too big, the body is too short or too fat, the troussers should go this way or that way or...

 This is no good!
I'll try again tomorrow... 

sábado, 3 de julio de 2010


"Pink is my favorite crayon, yeah
Pink it was love at first sight
Pink when I turn out the light
Pink it´s like red but not quite
And I think everything is going to be all right
No matter what we do tonight"

domingo, 9 de mayo de 2010

viernes, 7 de mayo de 2010

This and That ... Here and There

Summer is long gone and was followed by an severe e-mutness... back on business again and soon there will be things to show! Right now I have some autumn shots taken a few days ago... sweet Pilar!

domingo, 21 de febrero de 2010

Getting ready for school...

So summer  is fading and school things are popping out on every shop window. And we teachers have been called back to schools to prepare for the opening term... the first thing that happens is that a sudden blow of sadness invades my soul! I love being around our home, surrounded by family and friends, working on crafts or just spending time with my hubby :) and my electric little girl! Then, gradually, I come to terms with the other me, the teacher, and start creating new plans to delight my very, very young pupils and so trick them into learning ;)
But `tis not without effort and grief that I leave this loose, reckless me of the summer, trying to cuddle some of it's warmth inside.

miércoles, 3 de febrero de 2010

by the Sea

The sound of the waves in my ears and the snapshots of the wonderful moments spent in the sun, remain with me... even when these great days are long gone and we are back in the desertic pampas.

Off to the beach!

If mid January was broiling this last weak has been hell!! Temperature has reached 42º almost everyday and apart from swimming or sitting under the blessing of an air conditioner's flow, nothing could be done...
In spite of everything we managed to get Mati on his plane to Auckland where he landed safely some 15 hours later. So now all our tasks are accomplished, we are off to the beach!! where hopefully I'll find some time to finish at least some of my projects. Only if I mange to  tame the new laptop ;)

domingo, 17 de enero de 2010

And here I am, Sunday 6 am, nobody awake and very hot already! I think we are facing another broiling day here in the deserted pampas of Argentina- though it has rained lately.
A hot Sunday is by definition a blessing- we are haled towards a swimming oasis where catching up with friends and sharing the bonding beverage (mate) becomes a ritual.Of course before that, we must have a decent "siesta" so as to give the sun a chance to go a bit down and let us breathe without compromising our lungs integrity ;)... Creative work is then posponed till the next rainy day: crocheted monkey-to-be will have to wait to experince existence, photo album for Mati is delayed till Monday or Tuesday and BirdieBags, my latest creative cause, will have to keep developing in the back of my mind---

martes, 5 de enero de 2010

Making a photo album

Bits of Argentina and our life are printed in this album... together with all my "mommy love" :)

Some of the pictures I found surfing the web and some are ours. The ichonographic designs belong to Native South American Art found in Aguada culture and Belen pottery.

domingo, 3 de enero de 2010

A kiwi at home...

Mati, my 16 years old boy is heading for New Zealand to spend a great year there!!! To cope with anxiety and drive tears away I made this KIWI... It will join Mati in his adventure =D

Thanks to Hannah Kaminsky for the pattern <3

domingo, 13 de diciembre de 2009

miércoles, 9 de diciembre de 2009

ducks are lucky... don't you think?

Ducks are lucky
Don't you think?
When they want to
Take a drink,
All they do is
Duck their bill.
(Doesn't matter
If they spill.)
When they want to
Take a swim,
All they do is
Dive right in;
And they never
Seem to sink.
Ducks are lucky,
Don't you think?
Mary Ann Hoberman

jueves, 3 de diciembre de 2009

domingo, 15 de noviembre de 2009

family play set

Estados de ánimo

  A veces me siento
  como un águila en el aire.
   -Pablo Milanés

Unas veces me siento
como pobre colina
y otras como montaña
de cumbres repetidas.

Unas veces me siento
como un acantilado
y en otras como un cielo
azul pero lejano.

A veces uno es
manantial entre rocas
y otras veces un árbol
con las últimas hojas.
Pero hoy me siento apenas
como laguna insomne
con un embarcadero
ya sin embarcaciones
una laguna verde
inmóvil y paciente
conforme con sus algas
sus musgos y sus peces,
sereno en mi confianza
confiando en que una tarde
te acerques y te mires,
te mires al mirarme.
Mario Benedetti 

viernes, 23 de octubre de 2009

my japanese doll

My Jappy loves the sun,
My Jappy loves the flowers.
She loves to have me walk and walk
For hours and hours and hours.
She loves to see the stars,
She loves to see the moon,
And so we walk until it's dark
And hear the froggies croon.

in Dolls of Many Lands McLoughlin Brothers, ca. 1900