Sunday, December 29, 2013


Over two months since my last post. That's bad.
But, I made a lot of things during this time.
I made several aprons to sell at a shopping night at Brenda's school.

I sold some, and listed the rest on Etsy.
Some were sold, some were given as Christmas gifts.
I made some for little girls too.

They were fun to make and are fun to wear. Brenda and I got a matching set.
I will post some more things I made soon.
Have a great week and a happy new year!

Ana Paula

Monday, October 21, 2013

Fall Crafts

Today I want to share some new things I made for fall.

Hoje eu quero compartilhar umas coisas novas eu fiz para o outono.

First I made three little  fabric pumpkins. They are just a circle of fabric gathered and filled with polyfill. I hot glued cinnamon sticks for the stems.

Primeiro eu fiz tres aboboras de pano.. Elas foram feitas com um circulo de pano franzido e cheias com polyfill. Eu colei canela em pau com cola quente para as hastes.

I love Clothespin dolls. I decide to make some to put in my cubby shelf. Here is the witch.

Eu adoro bonecas feitas de pregadores de roupa. Eu decidi fazer algumas para colocar na minha prateleira. Aqui esta a bruxa.

And here is a fall girl.

E aqui esta uma menina do outono.

And two fall gnomes.

E dois gnomos de outono. 

They are all living together in my cubby shelf.

Eles estao todos morando juntos na minha prateleira.

This is my " Halloween Village". Little boxes from the dollar tree.

Essa 'e minha via Villa de Halloween. Caixas da loja dollar tree.

I got four different houses. The trick or treaters  are from my husband's Playmobil collection.

Eu tenho quatro casas diferentes. Os trick or treaters sao da colecao de playmobil do meu marido.

I love how it looks!

Eu amo minha prateleira decorada para o outono!

I have this bear for a while. She used to be some kind of country bear from Boyd's Bears, very cute, but I wanted a witch bear. So, I gave her old outfit for Brenda's dolls and made this new one. She became a witch! I made the hat and the dress. Her costume matches one that Brenda has. I will post pictures another day.

Eu tenho essa ursinha faz um tempinho. Ela era uma ursinha country muito bonitinha, mas eu queria uma ursinha bruxa. Eu dei a roupa velha dela para a Brenda usar nas bonecas dela e fiz uma nova para a ursa. Ela se transformou numa bruxa! Eu fiz o chapeu e o vestido. Essa fantasia de buxa combina com uma que a Brenda tem. Eu vou postar as fotos outro dia.

My husband thinks she looks like a fairy godmother witch. I think she is a cutie.

Meu marido acha que ela parece com uma bruxa fada madrinha. Eu acho que ela 'e lindinha.

One last thing I made. A family Home Evening board. The families at our church have a special evening every week set aside for spiritual family time. This board will help us to get organized with our assignments.

A ultima coisa que fiz. Uma placa para Noite familiar. Em nossa igreja toda semana as familias tem uma noite espiritual com a familia.  Essa placa vai nos ajudar a organizar as nossas designacoes.

Have a Happy and safe Halloween!

Ana Paula.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Happy Dance!

Here she is, Priscilla from Lizzie Kate's Pair O' Pilgrims!

The fabric I used to finish her is different from the one I used to finish Miles. It's  a golden brown color.

As on Miles, I made some color changes and used less buttons than  the pattern suggested.
The buttons are so cool! The pie button was the first one I got on e-bay. I was able to get the others latter from another e-bay seller getting just the ones I liked. It was way more affordable than getting the button pack .

I think she is so pretty holding her pie, and I am very happy that I finished both pilgrims in time for Thanksgiving.

Also, not being an American born, it was fun doing some research on the real Miles and Priscilla.
Such strong and corageous people!
Anyways, I love to look at them, but had to put these guys away until after Halloween.

Thank you so much for stopping by!
Have a great weekend.

Ana Paula.

Friday, August 23, 2013


Last weeks of summer vacation! I am busy sewing some new tops for Brenda wear at school.
Not pictures yet.
This summer I managed to finish some projects that were for a long time on my list.
This button monogram  was a WIP for quite sometime.

I am so happy I finally finished it.
The idea is not mine. I saw many online, and fell in love with these ones.
The buttons were sew on a piece of beige linen and I found what I think is the perfect frame at Salvation Army. I just love how it looks.
I also did a little knitting. Very little.

Miss American Girl Felicity got some new stuff.

I made her a shawl using some leftover yarn.

I also made her a couple of new dresses. This orange dress was made from a dress my sister sent to Brenda when she was about four years old.

This one is her new tea party dress.

And for Brenda I made three shorts from jeans using some cute trims I got on Etsy.

 I also made her a Minion hat for her to wear to go see Despicable Me 2.

It was a long line, but it was worth it.
This year we stayed home, just doing some local things.

We had a picnic at the park to celebrate my husband's birthday.

A visit to San Diego to see the Grandparents.

We went to The OC County Fair and Brenda had a good time with the butterflies.

We went to the  Clans of the Highlands picnic and I baked a strawberry - cherry cobbler to take.

It was a fun day with Great Grandma, Grandpa , Aunt Pat and some friends.

And Brenda made some new friends.

Well, these are some of the things we did this summer.

I also baked this Plum upside down cake last week. It was so good!
Now, I just need to finish my sewing!

Have a great end of Summer!