Friday, December 18, 2009


Galletas de chocolate
I'm also have been cooking, I have not been put off all year Living magazine I bought last December planning to do all the recipes (at least the sweet ones, hehe), had already outlined the sweet oranges
here, but now I want to tell you about the thumb print of cookies wich are delicious, there are in two versions, lemon and chocolate.
Galletas de chocolate
Both are rich but chocolate is a danger, you feel that you are going to a diabetic coma, but can not stop, the filling is smooth and chocolate, well, the original recipes in English are here and here.

Next I'll go with espresso cookies, crackers, muffins cardamom and anise what will happen first?

On the other hand I'm very excited because we already have several participants to exchange Christmas from several parts of the world.

I am preparing my package for my partner from the Sew Liberated exchange, is a woman from Australia, I will make a simple tree sewing and embroidery, I'll send her my recipe Fruit Cake (whether that is not very original but is very rich and it is our family recipe) and am still a little lost in our family tradition. I also want to make an apron, because she likes cooking and perhaps include a copy of her Christmas album Vos en Punto, which is very Mexican and pretty good, too. If you want to include something extra in your packages you can, but is not mandatory.

I promise pictures soon.

New sewing machine, new students, more sewing

All new, and exciting.

Today came a new student who transform this dress into a skirt, too bad I did not take complete picture of the dress before, I think it was really cool.
El vestido antesLa falda después

Also came the San student who made waist bags, she is planning to sew all her gifts this Christmas, just see how beautiful the corn bag is.
Planeando combinacionesDetalle mazorcas
Planning bags, detail

And I got a new machine in a rush, is an old Singer Stella, I love it, it sews very well, but needs a bulb. Of course I have to make clear that my very first love is my Brother VX 1140, which will never be replaced as my first and beloved machine.

Mi nueva StellaMi querida Brother

The first thing I sew in the Stella was a bag for one of my dearest friends.

Bolsa de cinturaDetalle de bolsa

Amazing there were 6 sewing machines in the room today, I never thought I would get to that point (and half are mine to keep teaching them wherever we go), happy, I'm happy.

Spanish bloggers Christmas Exchange 2009

Hello to all Spanish speaking bloggers who want to get into the Christmas exchange.
Intercambio navideño 2009
The goal will be to send the package on December
the 14th.

The package must include:
1 ornament (for the tree) handmade.
1 recipe we like Christmas.
1 card-message sharing what we prefer.

They may include any extras.

Remember that the ornament can be as simple as we wish and in any material, paper, fabric, yarn, etc.. Like that the one I put in the picture is only wrapping paper cut and pasted on cardboard.

Fill the data in the form below to have your email addresses and be able to do the drawing, in a couple of days I'll send your friend information so they can agree and confirm the address, your information is not shared with anyone more.

Click here to go to the form.

Courage, and hopefully something beautiful will come out of the exchange.

I am back

If you want to see the photo click on it, at your own risk, haha.
Foot injured after 14 days
Pie accidentado 14 días después
At least we will have classes again, and that makes me happy to see what will come up today.

On the other hand I'm excited because I entered the Sew Liberated Christmas
exchange, have you seen the box on the right side?, I've been thinking if we could make for Spanish bloggers.

The exchange is to do:
a Christmas ornament made by hand (any technique)
Christmas recipe
and the description of a Christmas tradition in our family.

Then you send the package to your
friend that could be anywhere in the world.

I really like Christmas, I've seen different types of exchanges in other blogs, so we could make our version what do you think? What we put together? Do you suggest?

We can also modify it, proposals?

I will wait for your answers to see if we can pursue, we must move quickly to have ready the packages on time, is not my intention to
copy Sew Liberated, I just thought that we have no space on blogs and in Spanish, and we can take advantage of cultural diversity we have among all the latino countries and Spain, and even more Spanish speakers who live in countries with a different language.

I leave the link of the Holiday Traditions Exchange pictures here, they are very pretty.