Basilwood Farm

Hi everyone! Today we are going to meet Jill Spruance from Basilwood Farm, a family-owned business where Jill and her youngest daughter Shelby work full-time and have the help of their husbands and two part-time employees to create the most delicious handmade skin-nourishing goat’s milk soaps along with eye makeup remover, body scrubs and salts,…

Christmas Collection – Part 2

Keeping up with my promise, today we are going to meet two more fabric friends with a heart of gold: Beatrice and Clara. Beatrice is a merry and playful reindeer that loves Christmas trees decorations and the lovely scent of the woods from the pine tree branches. Every year, she is sorry for not being…

New: Christmas Fabric Dolls

Hi, everyone! It’s already Friday and today we have some news: some of our Christmas fabric friends have arrived. Come with me and take a look… Sebastian is the ‘guardian of the trees’ and he was slightly inspired on the Tomten, ‘a mythological creature from Scandinavian folklore typically associated with the winter solstice and the Christmas season’ – according to Wikipedia….

Special Presents * Presentes especiais

Some presents will always stay in our minds and memories of them will never vanish. The importance of these presents has nothing to do with money, power or recognition especially due to the fact that the majority of them are linked to our childhood… (continues…) *** Há presentes que nos marcam para sempre e cujas…

Dare to draw * Atreva-se a desenhar

Drawing can work as therapy. It can be a way of life. It can be a way of going beyond our comfort zone. It can be a mere way of trying to portray the world around us. But it can be like magic… It can bring to life things that didn’t exist before. It is…

Colours * Cores

I love to live in a colourful world. I love colours, light or dark, faded or smeared, on clothes, pencils, watercolours or in the big painting that is life. I believe all colours spice up life and they always have something joyful in them. Even black, well used has the ability to pop out other…

The child Within * A criança que temos cá dentro

The beach encloses countless treasures for those filled with creativity, curiosity and with the spirit of an explorer. Each puddle, each hole carved on a rock provides a world of things waiting to be found: small and fragile shrimps, colourful pebbles, barnacles and mussels and even clumsy crabs. Seashells and seaweeds may be used to…

Sea Breeze * Brisa do Mar

I love the smell of the sea. I love the sound of the sea waves which you can hear from inside of a conch and the sound of the seagulls looking for their dinner. I love feeling the warmth of the sand while we bury our feet looking for a temporary place to settle. I…

Labour of Love / Feito com Amor

I have always loved red hair and always pitied the fact that mine didn’t have this colour. Like most people, that usually wish they had something different from what they were born with, I imagined myself with long wavy red hair instead of the actual straight brown hair that I have. Therefore, when the ‘Anne…

Food for thought / Comida com história

Cupcakes. Or colourful  covered muffins, as you prefer. They are not my favourite kind of cake but I love their colourful side. It is as if they are a happy, smiley and good humoured cake; our ‘best friend’ cake to whom we tell our secrets and who we know will always there for us when…