Sunday, October 17, 2010

Nothing goes to waste

We have all sorts of insects that came into the house from the garden.

Among them there are four kinds if ants, and one of them looks scary, with a big jaw, like I would not like to get a bite from them.

I work on the Feria Verde de Aranjuez every week, it's a farmers market were I sell the cloth diapers, baby slings, mentrual pads, and my sewing inspiration.

There is a man who sells there a natural repelent for any kind of bugs, not for the skin but for the house,  the ingredients are mustard, garlic and hot peppers. I have wanted to buy it, but could not, so I decide to try to do it myself.
Repelente de insectos para el hogar
Puré de ajo chile y mostaza
I had the ingredients already at home and so I blendes and then spray them around the house, I didn't work so well on the ants, but maybe it will with other bugs.
Para sembrar
I din't want to trow away the leftovers so I decide to plant them, since there was complete seeds on them.
Muñecos de tierra
We used some cups and milk packages. And dirt from our backyard mixed with cardboard and leaves because it was so much like clay that you could make figures out of it.

So we will wait and see.
Las plantitas

Friday, October 15, 2010

Some late night sewing

<a href="" title="Conjunto de bebé by Nahuatl, on Flickr"><img src="" width="375" height="500" alt="Conjunto de bebé" /></a>

Friday, September 17, 2010

{this moment}

A Friday ritual by SouleMama, one picture, no words, just this time I could not adjust to just one.
<a href="" title="En la lluvia by Nahuatl, on Flickr"><img src="" width="375" height="500" alt="En la lluvia" /></a>
<a href="" title="En la lluvia by Nahuatl, on Flickr"><img src="" width="375" height="500" alt="En la lluvia" /></a>

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Independence day

Independence day are almost the same in Mexico and Costa Rica, just 21 years later, what a funny coincidence, don't you think?

In Mexico there is a scream (?) for the Independence, as the Father Hidalgo did 200 years ago, by saying Viva la Independencia! and many other things, so the fight starts, actually, he did't say Independence, because the cause was to get better rights for the criollos, the Spanish born in Mexico, who didd't had political power. Also 100 years ago the Revolution start, so, in Mexico this year was a big party,  and many of us are unhappy about all the public money that was spent on this. How ever, I wish I could be there, because I miss my Country so much.
In Costa Rica the received the news that they were a free Nation, but there was no fight, in those days Costa Rica belonged to Guatemala, with all the other countries between the two, and were called Capitanía de Guatemala; they were ruled by Mexico, and so the fight consist on gain independence from it.

Antorcha de la paz

On September 14th, they celebrated the Freedom Torch by represent it by school kids that walk with one on the streets, later, they have a parade with handmade paper lamps, it's pretty cool, we made one this year.


The big parade starts on September 15th at 8:30, as there is no army in Costa Rica, is the school kids who participate with the flag, dancing and bands. We only went for a little while, since my kiddo was ill.

Viendo el desfile

Here you can see more pictures and videos, my favorite one is with the crazy drummer.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New house

A new beggining.

Casa nueva

A new place to share with family and friends.

Con la tía

And to create.

Cosiendo Proyecto fleje

Sunday, August 29, 2010


Thanks to Sew, Mama Sew, I have rediscovered the art of embroidery, and I'm enjoying it so much.

Servilleta bordada

I go to a kid's music class with my son, the other day the teacher was teaching a little bit of reading music; since then I wanted to make a Music Mat, that would be portable and versatile, and after some days of mental designing this is the result, we still need more notes, but I like it.

Tapete musical