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May, June, July…What!!!???

Wow… Yes, July already and almost gone…! Ok, so I owe some shares from May and June… Here we go so:

 

I made my first Sewtogether Bag! I love this bag so much, everything I need and more fits perfectly in it. My daughter was so jealous I had to make one for her too, in one evening!!! I purchased the pattern by Sew Demented on Craftsy, but I followed the Sew Along tutorial from The Quilt Barn. I really recommend to follow her tutorial, it makes it really easy. Some bits were quite tricky, but just make sure you have plenty of time, no interruptions and tons of patience and perseverance… It’s worth it!

 

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I also made a quilt for a customer. It was ordered for a friend. I really like how it turned out. I loved when my customer was giving me some input as well as free rein on the design. She wanted squares, and the fabric choice was very specific because it had to carry a lot of meaning.

There are some embroidery bits like the name of places where the family lived under the squares with house prints, and other names of places that mark important events in their life. I also quilted the names of their four children among the steepled quilting design, so they are quite camouflaged and keeps all that information quite private and unnoticed.

And finally, I made lots and lots of Superbibs! I received the loveliest feedback ever and I felt so thrilled! It was so nice to read this:

Hello there, I just wanted to drop a quick message to you to say that 2 years on we are still using your beautiful bibs! We bought 4 when my little girl was 6 months old, she is now 2 1/2 and still wears them. They are still in fantastic condition, despite being worn 3 times a day every day ūüôā And they still fit her, which I can’t believe. What a wonderful product they are that you make, and I hope you continue to make them. Best wishes, C. x

I love purchasing fabric for making these bibs, there are so  many cute prints! I try to have a good selection of neutral, colourful ones, as well as boyish and girlish ones.

I am still making a more and they are all being listed in my Etsy shop.

The good news is that if you would like to get one for your little one, or a little one¬†that you know, you will ¬†soon have the chance to enter a giveaway to win it.¬†If you follow me on Instagram (you’ll find me under @elpetittalleretsy) you might have seen already some hints about this. Well, I’m inviting you to pop over to Faye’s blog, BabyLedBlog, where you will learn about great recipes and food related tips for babies and toddlers and their mamas and papas and wait for an interesting post this week about the Superbib.

Come back to check or follow me on Instagram and Facebook for updates!

 

 

 

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Still here! Come and have a tour around my new sewing room

It’s been too long, way too long!¬†I even considered closing this blog account, but oh no‚Ķ how could I? ¬†I’m back! 9 months later‚Ķ and many things have changed. (pst‚ĶScroll down to the bottom for a giveaway‚Ķ)

First of all: we moved into a new home. Not very far from where we were but equally beautiful. We have absolutely stunning views from every single window (I think I will blog about it some day, when the sunny sun decides to come out for once!)

It is a smaller place than the one we had but I love it much more, the light in the kitchen is so beautiful and it warms up the whole house. It is just now with the gradually longer evenings that we are realizing how bright this place is. We moved in at the beginning of winter, and boy we’ve had a bad, cold, windy, rainy, stormy miserable winter‚Ķ

Best of all: my sewing room! I think I have been very lucky to be able to have my own sewing space since I started to sew, here’s a post about my sewing room in my old home.

FullSizeRender.jpgI have two Velux windows (windows on the roof) giving the perfect light for the whole room. One of them projects the light onto my worktop (that I recently got so I didn’t need to use a camping table any more!) which is great for taking good photos.

I still have to put up some pictures and decor on the walls, but it is looking pretty much the way I want it to be. I have to be careful with my head when I come in though, the roof is quite low (so low that the doors are cut on the top¬†angle! Can you see it in the photo below?) and I still get the odd bump if I’m not paying attention‚Ķ At least I can use the very low space to put my bookcases horizontally.¬†FullSizeRender-6.jpg

I love my new work top. In my old place I was using our dinner table (as there was already a big marble table in the dining room that was impossible to move), but obviously being a dinner table it was not ideal for a worktop. Too low. And I had constant lower back pains. Ergonomics! So important!

FullSizeRender-1.jpgWith a bit of shuffling around, I could move the furniture I had and use it very well. As you can see, they¬†could probably use this room for one of the¬†Ikea catalogue pages! That’s what happens when there isn’t much of a choice for furniture shopping in your area. Most of it is donated and up-cycled. Good thing that almost everyone loves Ikea‚Ķ¬†I have lots of baskets that I get in charity shops, they look nice and are great for¬†storing small items ¬†and I can always use them as preps for my Christmas market stall.FullSizeRender-4.jpgI love the light from the other window above the futon‚Ķ Sometimes the kids come up to stay with me (I do feel guilty many times, spending a long time upstairs completely forgetting about the time! I do need a clock on the wall) so they can sit down and watch a movie on my laptop, do some homework or play with a few toys.

You can see the dress I am working on at the moment. This is something I’m planning to blog about too (like in 9 months‚Ķ? just joking – I hope). And of course, the Supernova Star quilt that some busy bees and I managed to create.FullSizeRender-2.jpgOne thing I have mixed feelings about is the carpet. I do not like them. I am allergic to dust and I think they are not hygienic at all. But I did not have a choice. What annoys me most is that if I drop a pin, as it happens sometimes, I can’t hear it and it is hard to find too! Then my foot is the one finding it, and it’s not fun. But it is nice to walk bare feet on them. I am not allowing shoes upstairs anyway‚ĶFullSizeRender-3.jpgI’m using my¬†old desk for the sewing machine, and I finally got my shelves up (yes, Ikea spice racks), which never had the fortune to be up in my old sewing room. It helps having the desk clear. The big wicker basket is where I keep all my wool and knitting stash. Lots of boxes under the work top, my serger (I got a new one! – will blog about it too) and my Brother sewing machine, which is taking a rest at the moment. I use an ottoman to store my wadding and it serves me as a seat too.FullSizeRender-5.jpgFinally, I have found a place for my ironing board that has it tucked in and out of the way when I’m not using it. I have a tiny travel iron that works perfectly when I only need to press seams when piecing. I still can’t believe I got it 5 years ago in a local shop for ‚ā¨1! When I need to press and iron big quilt tops I use my proper iron that I keep in one of the baskets when not in use. One thing I do really need is a new cover for the ironing board‚Ķ

So this is it, pretty much. I have added a few things since these photos were taken.

I am working on 3 custom quilts at the moment and I have prepared 2 tutorials while I am working on them. Just useful tips to help a beginner. I am hoping to share more posts with useful information besides showing my WIPs and I also hope you readers are still here! Sorry it took me a very long time to come back!

By the way, I am now on Instagram! You can find me @ElPetitTallerEtsy (you won’t believe it but I’m still getting the hang of it‚Ķ)

And‚Ķ I am holding a giveaway on my Facebook page to celebrate Paddy’s Day! You are in for the chance to win one of my Irish Cottage pillows.

 

 

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Giveaway Winner

Hello all!

That was a pretty intense week! Did you find any new blogs to add to your reading list? I did!

Thank you to all the new followers. I hope you come back often and tell me what you are working on or even link your blog so we can all have a look.

It was nice to read all of your comments, there were 159 in total. There was a comment with a lovely message. This reader liked the snails card and she said it would serve as a reminder to her younger one that reading is not a race. I liked that :-).

Some of you mentioned you would frame the card. I have been thinking of making bigger size quilled cards to frame. I used to do that a looooong time ago, before I knew how to use a sewing machine, and I made a few lovely animal samplers for nursery walls. I will make a few for my own children’s rooms as a trial and I’ll see how it goes.

So without any more delay… the lucky winner of my giveaway is…

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Congratulations CaLynn! I will contact you shortly so you can tell me where I am sending your goodies.

I’ll be hosting more giveaways so everyone will have another chance to win more handmade things. Thank you for stopping by, I think you will all be very busy with the Bloggers Quilt Festival during the next few days, enjoy!

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Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day!

 

*****This giveaway is now closed.Thank you !!!*****

Hello! Welcome to El Petit Taller and Sew Mama Sew May Giveaway!

My name is Irina, I love sewing and crafting, quilting and knitting and the list goes on and on. I am originally from Barcelona but I have been living in the west of Ireland for a good while. I blog about all my bits and bobs, I have a little Etsy shop where I sell quilts and blankets, baby items, accessories and quilled cards. This list is also increasing…

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I am offering one of my fabric covered notebooks, a card and a bookmark. I hope you can find a good use to all three things. I used Joel Dewberry fabric for the reusable cover, I love these two colours and I think the print¬†is really beautiful. There’s an old vintage wooden button as¬†closure. The notebook inside has ruled pages and you can use a new one of a similar size (A5) when you’re done with this one.

I make the quilled cards and bookmarks with no tools other than my fingers. I roll the strips of coloured papers and shape them to make different animals. I have made a good few new ones lately that you can see at  my Etsy shop.

So what are the rules? Very simple. Everyone in the world is welcome to enter this giveaway. It will be open until Friday 16th at 10pm (Irish time) and I will announce the winner here and in my Facebook page on Saturday 17th.

All you have to do is:

1. Write a comment telling me what would¬†you do with the prize if you win. Will you keep them all, will you send the card to someone‚Ķ I’d like to know where they might end up!

That’s all, no more rules! But I’d love it if you can have a look around before you go and tell me what you think and maybe decide¬†you can¬†support by becoming a follower here or on Facebook (buttons here on the right side).

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget to visit Sew Mama Sew to enter more giveaways!

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Crafty night and a giveaway

Hi there! I think I’m getting back on my feet with this blogging bug!

First of all, pop over to my Facebook Page to enter a giveaway, you’ll be in for a chance to win ‚ā¨15 to spend on El Petit Taller Etsy shop!

I had a great time last Wednesday at the crafty night. I didn’t bring any stitching though, but I had a pile of paper and my ink pen instead. I am working on a logo for El Petit Taller‚Ķ One of the crafters is a graphic designer and she’ll help me to digitalise my drawing. I’m so excited about it!

I’ll show you the amazing work that another crafter is working on‚Ķ She took some paper, stuck the old pages of an old dictionary, draw the silhouette of a woman and now she’s stitching on it. It’s fantastic to see her progress bit by bit.

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Hola! Primer de tot us dire que podeu participar al meu sorteig a la pagina de Facebook, on podreu guanyar ‚ā¨15 per gastar a la botiga Etsy de El Petit Taller!

Aquesta setmana va haver trobada de “crafters” pero aquest cop no vaig portar cap agulla. Vaig agafar una pila de papers i el meu puntafina i em vaig dedicar a disenyar un logo per El Petit Taller. Una de les crafters es disenyadora grafica i m’audara a digitalitzar el diseny. Tinc ganes de veure com quedara tot!

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Aqui us ensenyo el sue una altra crafter esta creant. Va agafar un paper enorme, hi va enganxar pagines d’un diccionari vell, una mica de pintura, hi va dibuixar la silueta d’una dona, i ara l’esta omplint de puntades‚Ķ oi que es fantastic?

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Mes cosetes la setmana que ve. Aqui el temps segueix igual de nefast…paciencia!

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An Etsy Giveaway: All about linen with LinenArtisan

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Hello! I can finally introduce you the Linen Artisan! Margarita Rodriguez is the busy woman behind Linen Artisan, her Etsy shop, and her blog Taller de Lino. I met Margartia through the Etsy Ireland Team group. She lives in Ireland but she still keeps strong connections with Catalonia… and here she is telling you more about herself.

Hola! per fi tinc el gust de poder-vos presentar l’artesana del lli, la Margarita Rodriguez de¬†Linen Artisan. Vaig con√®ixer la Margarita a trav√©s del grup d’Etsy Ireland. La Margarita t√© un peu a Catalunya i l’altre a Irlanda… i aqu√≠ ens explica una mica el que fa. Llegiu m√©s avall l’entrevista en catal√†.

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Hello, My name is Margarita and I’m a linen artisan. I started as “Taller de Lino” ¬†writing my blog in Spanish, since it was aimed to any Spanish speaker. That enabled me to sell all around Spain. In the little village where I used to live, in the Montseny area, all the neighbours knew me and used to come to my studio.

I have now a small Etsy shop that has opened my door to the English speaking world. Etsy has been a big discovery for me, I can’t stop learning from it and I have met a lot of people. People like Irina and other quilters, for example, that have converted me into a fabricoholic and a patchwork addict…! I have a lot of books, a lot of information, but I also need more time…
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When did you start to become interested in linen?
I became interested in linen since the day I visited a factory and its looms. I’ve always worn linen and natural fibres. I feel they describe the way I am. I am also a vegetarian and I feel¬†that with my work¬†it is important to spread the ideals of fair trade and sustainability.
Which is the first project you made with linen?
It was a commissioned  project, a pair of laced curtains for a customer in Barcelona.
What can we find in your shop?
The work I do is very varied and it covers mainly everything for the house. My laced curtains are probably the best known, with different types of stitching such as the hemstitch and draw-thread embroidery. I also take commissions.
How can we know if the linen we buy is of good quality?
You can see the good quality of linen in the way it falls, its shine and its touch. People are often sold ramie¬†as linen and are totally unaware of this. Good linen comes from the vegetable plant when reaches about 1.5m high. When it is harvested and let to dry it produces a spinning fiber of very high quality with its unique shine and touch (which a shorter plant wouldn’t produce). Its shine results from a wax found in the inside of the stem. Just like with good wine, ¬†the soil plays an important role too.
What tips can you give us when buying linen?
When buying linen, you should look out for its density, its weight and  the number of threads per unit of measure:
oz/yd2 = ounces per squared yard
An easy way to convert gr/m2 to oz/yd2:
divide the gr/m2 by 33.906
And to determine gr/m2 from oz/yd2 multiple by 33.906.
I don’t sell linen by the yard but if anybody is interested I would be able to sell one or two yards of high quality linen.
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Is there any book about linen that you could recommend?
I cannot recommend any book about linen itself but I can highly recommend the website of the¬†European Industry of Linen, they’re the masters¬†and it won’t disappoint you. There is information about where and how it is harvested, about its many uses for anything, from building material to furniture. I also have some information in my own blog, Taller de Lino.
There are a few books on how to make projects with linen which I adore,¬†“Petit point and Toils de Lin” ¬†by Majorie Massey,¬†“Fabric inspirations” by Kate French and “Linen Craft” by Florence La Maux.
What was your first purchase in Etsy?
My first purchase were 3 drawings for myself, from a Cork based artist. The second purchase was a Christmas present. Now I try to buy everything I can in Etsy, from things for the home like homemade soap from Cork, to any of the materials I need to make my own projects.
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Name a shop you like in Etsy
There are so many I like that I won’t pick one. I just can say that it has been such a great discovery of human creativity. We all have artists and musicians we admire, but there are so many other talented people around Etsy who make the most beautiful things… this is what I think it’s the best. I also admire some shops for their exquisite way of presenting their goods, even though I might not be a fan of their products I like the way they look.
What advise would you give to somebody who is thinking of setting up an Etsy shop?
Go for it. It’s an easy way to make yourself known to the world. Maybe you won’t sell a lot at first, but it is a good way of publicity. I think it is a more personal way than doing it through Facebook, for example. In Etsy, you can contact people from all around the world and if you have an unusual product or you know how to make your items to stand out, you’ll be able to benefit later on with many visits and probably lots of sales.
With Etsy you have the chance to make good publicity and marketing your goods with the help of their very well organised team.
It is hard work to make yourself known as a crafter, it either takes money or time, or both.
I also sell on other on-line markets, but they don’t have as much information as Etsy provides.
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Scroll down if you want to enter Margarita’s generous giveaway
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Hola! Em dic Margarita i s√≥c artesana del lli. Vaig comen√ßar amb el nom de “Taller de Lino ” perqu√® el meu blog va dirigit a ¬†qualsevol persona castellano-parlant, d’aquesta manera he pogut fer vendes per tota Espanya. Al poble on vivia, al Parc del Montseny, els ve√Įns em coneixien i venien al meu estudi-taller.
Ara, des de fa 1 any, s√≥c “Linen artisan” i estic molt contenta d’ obrir-me al m√≥n anglo-parlant, mai ho hagu√©s imaginat!
Tinc una modesta botiga a Etsy que ¬†ha obert la porta de la meva artesania al m√≥n, per dir-ho d’alguna manera. Per a mi ha estat un descobriment, mai s’acaba d’aprendre,¬†i com que s√≥c molt inquieta aix√≤ em dona molta vida.
Per si f√≥s poc, conec dones com la Irina i d’altres que m’heu enganxat al patchwork i ara s√≥c una fabric-h√≤lica…se’n diu aix√≠?¬†Ja no puc parar… Tinc informaci√≥ ¬†i ¬†llibres per tot arreu… vull aprendre per√≤ em falten hores!
Quan vas començar a interessar-te pel lli?
1- Em vaig interessar pel lli, a nivell “artesanal” quan vaig visitar una f√†brica i els seus telers. Abans ja el vestia , las fibres vegetals s√≥n molt importants per a mi , s√≥c vegetariana i amb el meu treball √©s important difondre comer√ß sostenible i comer√ß just per a humans i no-humans.
Quin és el primer projecte que vas fer?
 El primer projecte que vaig cobrar eren un visillos per  una client de Barcelona.
Què podem trobar a la tea botiga?
La meva feina √©s molt variada… ho faig tot per a la casa, potser el m√©s caracter√≠stic s√≥n els visillos amb “hemstitch” i “drawn-thread embroidery” , tamb√© faig enc√†rrecs.
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Com podem saber si el lli que comprem és de bona qualitat?
La bona qualitat del lli es nota amb la caiguda, el brillo i el tacte, però estem tan acostumats a que ens venguin ràmia a canvi que potser ens passa per alt.
El bon lli √©s el resultat d’una planta vegetal de 1 ,5 m d’alt, quan es sega i es deixa assecar, es fa una filatura de bona qualitat que no t√© la fibra m√©s curta i que dona un teixit¬†d’un brillo i un tacte inconfundible. El brillo √©s el resultat d’una cera a l’interior de la tija de la planta. Com amb el bon vi, el subs√≤l tamb√© √©s important.
Quins consells ens pots donar abans de decidir-nos a comprar el lli?
Quan comprem lli el més important es conèixer la densitat, sabrem el pès i la trama (urdimbre) que són el nombre de fils per unitat de mesura:
g/m2 = grams per metre quadrat
per Anglesos i americans :

oz/yd2 = ounces per squared yard

A la meva botiga no venc lli a metres , doncs no soc supplier, no obstant si alg√ļ en necessita 1m o 2m ¬†i es aprop, li puc servir.
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Hi ha algun llibre sobre el lli que puguis recomenar?
Un llibre t√®cnic sobre el lli no el puc pas recomanar, ja que s√≥c totalment autodidacta… per√≤ he apr√®s molt a la p√†gina web de la Industria Europea del Lli, els “Masters of Linen”, ¬†no us decebr√†. Hi ha informaci√≥ de com¬†i a on¬†es conreu, de las investigacions t√®cniques que es fan amb el lli per tal que sigui una fibra t√®cnica com la del carb√≥ (i sembla que pot ser millor), de com √©s utilitzada¬†ara¬†per a tot tipus de construcci√≥ i mobiliari. √Čs molt interessant.
Al meu blog Taller de Lino també en parlo http://tallerdelino.blogspot.com
Quant a llibres a nivell de costura i decoraci√≥ amb lli s√≥n la meva passi√≥, en tinc uns quants a l’estudi:
“Petit point and Toils de Lin” ¬†de la Majorie Massey,¬†“Fabric inspirations” de la Kate French, i¬†“Linen Craft” de la Florence La Maux
Quina va ser la teva primera compra a Etsy?
La meva primera compra a Etsy va ser per a mi: 3 dibuixos d’un il.lustrador de Cork. La segona va ser ¬†un regal de Nadal i ara ja compro tot el que puc, tant per a casa, com sab√≥ artes√† de Cork, com qualsevol mat√®ria prima per al meu taller.
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Ens pots anomenar una botiga d’Etsy que t’agradi molt?
No puc dir nom√©s una botiga o dos en concret, prefereixo no fer-ho…
eEl que puc dir √©s que va ser un descobriment per a mi de gran magnitud de creativitat humana, del que som capa√ßos de fer… coneixes m√ļsics i artistes que admires, per√≤ saber de gent corrent a Etsy i que fa coses meravelloses ha estat important per mi.
Tamb√© admiro algunes botigues que tenen una manera de presentar exquisita. Potser el seu producte no m’interessa tant per√≤ m’agrada el gust amb que el presenten, que tamb√© √©s molt important.
Quin consell donaries a alg√ļ que est√† pensant en obrir una botiga a Etsy?
Puc aconsellar que s’hi llencin… que √©s una manera de donar-se a con√®ixer molt f√†cil. Encara que al principi no es vengui tant, es d√≥na com a refer√®ncia, √©s un aparador… ¬†Per a mi √©s m√©s √ļtil i m√©s racional que fer-ho a Facebook ¬†per als coneguts. A Etsy, contactes amb gent de tot el m√≥n, i si tens un producte poc corrent o el saps diferenciar b√© tindr√†s visites i reconeixement i m√©s tard potser m√©s vendes… Amb Etsy, tens la oportunitat de fer marketing ¬†i publicitat i un equip¬†molt ben organitzat¬†que et fa recomanacions.
Donar-te a con√®ixer com a artes√† naturalment dona feina… o gastes diners en publicitat o gastes temps.
Estic a altres botigues on-line però no hi ha  tanta informació ni tanta divulgació com a Etsy.
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Moltes gr√†cies Margarita per venir a parlar-nos sobre el lli i la teva artesania i moltes gr√†cies tamb√© per oferir un dels teus articles per a sortejar entre les lectores (o lectors) d’aquest post.
Per poder participar en el sorteig d’una bossa de lli com la que veieu m√©s amunt, amb la vostra inicial brodada a punt de creu, nom√©s cal fer el seg√ľent:
Sorteig tancat.

 

El sorteig tancar√† el dilluns 22 de Juliol al vespre i escollirem el guanyador amb ramdom.org. Deiexeu el vostre correu electronic per poder contactar amb vosaltres! Durant la resta de Juliol i tot el mes d’Agost, la Margarita fa un 20% de descompte a la seva botiga amb el codi SUMMERTIME.

MISSATGE DE LA MARGARITA:
Moltes gràcies Irina ,
Gracies pels vostres comentaris! Nomes volia afegir que ofereixo un 5% m√©s a totes les lectores d’aquest blog, √©s a dir, que teniu 25% de descompte a la meva botiga fins a finals d’Agost, amb el codi BLOGGERFRIEND.
Podeu fer servir els dos codis si voleu, SUMMERTIME i BLOGGERFRIEND.
Una manera de donar-vos les gracies!
 
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GIVEAWAY

Thank you Margarita for telling us all about linen and for sharing one of your items to giveaway.
If you’d like to win one of these beautiful handmade linen bags, with your initial embroidered on it, all you have to do is the following:
This giveaway is now closed. 
This giveaway is open until the 22nd of July. We’ll choose a winner thorugh random.org, so make sure to leave your email address to we can contact you. If you do love Margarita’s items and can’t wait to see if you win… You can have 20% off all of her items during the rest of July and the whole month of August using the code SUMMERTIME.
UPDATE:
Moltes gràcies Irina ,
Thank you all for your comments , really appreciated!
Only that I was thinking to offer an extra 5% off in my shop for those who are here with the coupon code : BLOGGERFRIEND. ¬†That means you have 25% until late August ‚Ķa way to say ‚ÄėThanks Irina and all of you ‚Äė!
It is possible to enter the 2 coupon codes above at check out, no problem! SUMMERTIME plus BLOGGERFRIEND
Thank you for reading and taking part in the giveaway!

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Linen, linen…

Heeeeeello!

I won’t start with any excuse for not having showed up for a while, but yes, life gets in the way sometimes… plus summer holidays (for children only) have started and one excited little girl is jumping around the house wanting to do sooooo many things! Anyway, I’ll do what I can to keep you posted with what’s going on in my sewing room.

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I’m trying to keep up with a few orders, I’m not complaining at all about them, but I so wished I had more time in my hands (like many of you, I’d say…). I’ll reveal what I’ve been working on soon, but first I’ll show you a nice little project I finished a few weeks ago. I love working with linen and I was hoarding a charm pack from a Japanese Charm Swap and made this beautiful -super- practical basket inspired on Ayumi’s tutorial.

I love the cute prints from Japanese fabrics, don’t you think they’re great? I still have a few charms left and I think I’ll make some more projects. Maybe a pencil case for Hana, since she’ll be starting “big school” in September…

I mentioned linen earlier on, I love linen and the touch it gives to certain projects, it’s so neat. Do you ever work with linen? What projects have you done?¬†I decided to get in touch with someone who actually specialises in working with this natural fabric and have her here as a guest so she can tell us more about it. We’ll host a giveaway too (yep, with linen involved, obviously), so pay attention over the next few days (tempted to say weeks here, but I’ll try to do my best) and you’ll find out more about linen, what to look for when you want to purchase good quality linen and about the different types of it.

I’ll be back soon!

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Hooooolaaaaa!

No comen√ßar√© amb cap excusa per no haver escrit durant tant de temps, per√≤ s√≠, de vegades la vida s’hi fica pel mig i he de parar de cosir :-D! A m√©s, ja han comen√ßat les vacances d’estiu (per als nens nom√©s), i tinc una nena saltimbanqui que no para de voler fer coses (i quina excusa millor per poder fer coses amb ella!).

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Estic intentant avan√ßar feina amb comandes que m’entren, i no em queixo pas per aix√≤, per√≤ com m’agradaria tenir m√©s temps entre les mans! (i a qui no, oi?). Ja us ensenyar√© el que estic fent quan estigui llest per√≤ ara, de moment, us ensenyo el que vaig fer fa unes setmanes. M’encanta el lli, i com que tamb√© tenia amagat un charm pack d’un intercanvi de teles japoneses que vaig fer fa temps, vaig decidir fer un cistell super pr√†ctic inspirat amb el tutorial de l’Ayumi.

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M’encanten els dibuixets de les teles japoneses, i a vosaltres? Encara me’n queden uns quants retalls i segurament far√© algunes coses m√©s, potser un estoig per la Hana, que ja comen√ßar√† a anar a l’escola dels grans aquest setembre…

He parlat del lli, i es que m’encanten els projectes que tenen lli, es veuen tant polits… Treballeu amb aquest material vosaltres? qu√® us agrada fer? Per aix√≤ he decidit convidar a una especialista del lli per a que ens parli una mica del que fa i sobretot ens doni consells per com saber si el que comprem √©s de bona qualitat. A m√©s, sortejarem un premi (relacionat amb lli, √©s clar!), aix√≠ que vigileu durant els propers dies (o setmanes, hauria de dir… per√≤ no, ser√† ben aviat) per saber-ne m√©s el lli.

Fins aviat!

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