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Aug. 12th, 2008

Things that p$#@$# me off while riding the bike.

 Did I mention I've been riding my bike more often lately? Probably not, but it makes me feel really good, specially with my conscience, once I had an entirely sedentary life before that. Feeling better with body and soul is really good isn't it? But of course there are a couple of things that p#%# me off...like the awful state of the roads in here, bumpers (those tiny , brick-like ones..oh they're nasty), and believe it or not, crazy people. I'd say there was a mass runway from some mental institution, but there's none here, and I really mean people with mental issues. I almost hurt one of those almost everyday. It's dangerous for them, they can be hit by a car.

Been working on the Black Pearl pirate necklace, will post pics when it's done.

Aug. 5th, 2008

On vacation..off to Zakkaland

I knew I wouldn't be able to update this blog too often...so many cute stuff to surf about!:D

Anyway, been on vacation since...don't even remember when, probably 2 weeks. It's gonna be a productive time, I hope. I had finished one handbag, an amigurumi dog, probably something else that I'm missing. The fact is that I wasted some days when the kids weren't at home. Believe it or not I wasn't able to do NOTHING without them around making hell out of my life...moms are weird! 
Just found out about a new technique that I'd like to try. Etsy's got great shoppers selling this. Hand cast resin seems to be just the thing for me to develop my jewelry making, specially pendants that I've been thinking of doing for a long time, just didn't know where to start from.
I'll probably post some pictures of it if I ever have any piece done and I'm saying that because it's always so hard to find the materials I want for handcraft here.

Jul. 24th, 2008

Last days remarks

I'm sooo tired. Yesterday I had to go to Macaé and then to São Paulo on business...but it's always a pleasure to visit the International Airport in Guarulhos...oh so many hot asians. xo.  What pissed me off about the trip was the fact that I was so close yet so far away from a gorgeous perfume. For some reason our flight was sent to the international departure area and the dutyfree shop had wonderful perfumes sooo cheap (comparing to the same ones that we double pay because of the taxes). I was ready to pick CK in 2U when I found out I couldn't buy because, although I was in international area, my flight was domestic...  :o * very p$#@ off* anyways...maybe next time...

New hairstyle is coming to stay I guess, still considering the idea. I used to have curly hair, but it seem to me that the guys approved the change so I think that's a very good, strong reason to keep it like this *grin*.

Haven't been crafting lately although ideas are permeating my mind like never before...but the girls have been too wild and I try to control them all the time, so no time left for practicing my projects.

Back to driver's school. Yeah, dad convinced me so did all the times I was stuck in traffic desperately wanting to use the restroom...it's funny now. I'm off to the last theory class * yay! woohoo!* gotta say the instructor is a nice smart guy, but hte subject is sooo boooring *yawn*. Next tuesday I'll go through psychological and eye test and then ready to start actually driving. I'm excited now that I'm close to finish the theory crap.

Right gotta go now. Off to speak to the hairdresser to make this miracle definite...and to drivers school :P

Jul. 20th, 2008

News and worries

Been busier than usual the last week, therefore not as many posts as I wish. Will be even busier next week when I'll go to São Paulo. Also, dad's health issue is driving me crazy as we can't find out what exactly he's got. Those worries make me not want to crochet, x-stitch or design my bags...And it's C-O-L-D...I don't think I've seen colder winter in Rio in the last 23 years. This kind of weather develops an annoying cold rash, plus I feel like a bear, only wants to eat and sleep (last friday I slept from 3 pm to 6:30 am th next day!!). One more thing that bothers me: Govinda hasn't called in a week or so. That depresses me a bit although I'm aware of his situation. Oh well...

Now off to the good news: First and most important I'm on vacations next month!! After 1 yr and 10 months that's all I need although my job is not too hard on me. Second good news: I'm getting myself tattooed during vacations. Just can't decide which tattoo I'll get first, really considering tattooing twice at the same time (is that possible/normal?) Cherries and Ganesha are my options and I'll decide that when I find a nice studio. Got 2 in mind and wanna visit them before making my mind. Don't even have to say that there'll be shots on whichever I choose in due time.

Jul. 9th, 2008

More stash to come!!

I'm refused to believe that my Bernat Satin's are coming tomorrow. And I don't even have to say that I'll go to the airport in person with a WELCOME sign :-). A buddy of mine is coming from th U.S. with some G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S Lion Brand Fun Fur yarn and other yummy - textured yarns plus a couple of clover crochet hooks. But I'll post pictures tomorrow.

Jul. 6th, 2008

Fabric S.E.X.

As it's been usual lately (and that's ruining my finances) saturday is S.E.X. day. Before I shock some, S.E.X. stands for Stash Enhancement eX perience. Bought 2 pieces of gorgeous fabric for projects that are still hidden somewhere in my mind. I bought them thinking of handbags, but...I don't know ,they'll be used when I'm ready, no rush.
Right, about the fabrics: the first one is a double-face orange damask which for my surprise wasn't as hard to find and expensive as I expected. Really liked this one but I had the black with cream background on my head all the time. This one I couldn't find, but I'm happy with what I got.

The second one is my most amazing finding (c'mon I rarely can find what I need for my handcraft purposes here, I have to celebrate when I do!!). I'm not sure about how is it officially called but I named it Chinese Toile de Jour. I'm crazy about all chinese stuff and toile de jour, there couldn't be better combination, c'mon, it was made for me!! 

Jul. 4th, 2008

Findings

Found yesterday this cool website where they sell handcrafted items. When you click on an item it leads you to the artist/shop own site. Got a lot of inspiration from there :-). By the way another inspiring source are the etsy shops, it's amazing how you can find pretty much whatever you look for, just type on the search box and you will find items from cute to vintage, from Alice in Wonderland to Elvis Presley and of course the mix of it all. As I've been hanging around these sites I've been feeling like trying new kinds of handcraft/art such as jewelry making with polymer clay and vintage bags. I'll post pictures of my recently finished projects soon (it's night here and the light is not too good for taking pictures).

Jul. 3rd, 2008

You may expose your thoughts now!

Well, well, my first blog entry...and the hardest part is to figure out what to write and not to sound (too) stupid..:) Maybe I'll start talking a bit about myself, although I should have done this on the proper section. I live in a city in countryside area of Rio de Janeiro, worldwide known state of Brazil. It used to be a quiet, peaceful place, but too many people found out about it and moved here so, it lost its qualities. We used to live in the suburbs in metropolitan area and things started to get really bad with the gangs, so my parents decided to move to a better place to raise their brilliant child (moi) just kidding...

I guess I started this blog because I have sooo much time off, despite of so many craft-y projects I have in mind. Guess they're just so many that I don't know where to start from. But this will be subject to the next posts.

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