Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Few years ago I decided that it was time to lear how to use a sew machine, at that time I didn't want to spend money buying X-mas presents and I thought it would be nice if I could make my presents.

One thing that I thought it would be easy project was a tote bag, I must say that I made a mess but in the end I came with something near a tote bag!! and I became a bit ambicious and decided to make a bag, I looked over the net and found this site, and it didn't seem so hard to make one.

So I started the first one, and then something went wrong...

To cool down a bit I start another project which was my brother's present, as he was always in bussiness trips I made him a toiletbag and it was way much easier to make! (unfortunately I dont have photos)

Back to the bag... started the second one... something wrong again!!!

Third one.... almost giving up!!!

Finally the forth one was ok, and became my sister's X-mas present (dont have the photo either), after having succeed in that bag I began others projects...

This year while I was organizing my fabrics I found the 3 bags I had started and never finished, as I was much more familiar with the sew machine I tried to fix the mistakes and see what I could save... so.. here are the bags.

well... didnt turn so bad afterall but in this photos you can't really see how it really looks... anyways, better than I would expect!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2008

my plants...

The other thing that I enjoy doing while I'm bored is taking care of my plants...
The one I care the most is the momiji tree (first photo)... I have so many photos of momiji that I took while I was living in Kyoto and now I can have my own tree (thanks to jimmy's dad)!!! I can't wait for my momiji to grow bigger and I do hope it gets red leaves... Though it is still so small and the weather here is not (at all) the same as in Japan...
One of the things that I always wanted to have and thought that I could never have was a Jabuticaba tree! In my house there is no space to plant a tree... but a friend of my mom gave us the tree (second photo) and the only thing we had to do was buy a huge vase :) if I only had thought of that years ago... But I must say the difficult thing is keeping my mom away of the tree, she also loves jabuticaba and keeps eating the fruits!!!
The last photo is my small kitchen-graden, I have pepper, oregano, basil, parsley mint, and also have some flowers, lavender and roses.
I must say that I wasnt good at taking care of plants, I have "killed" some before. But I guess now I am more responsible or either have too much time in my hands! hihihi