Wednesday, January 22, 2014

this week

Hi, everyone! This past week has been plenty of work because I made and shipped all orders placed during our trip to Spain for Christmas. It seems to me that Christmas has been six month ago instead of less than a month, don´t you feel the same? We´ll be on hollidays again next week, we are going to the south of Argentina, to spend a few days with part of my family. We just came back from Spain, but as we are in summer here in the South hemisphere, we will be away for a week :) So all orders placed during next week will be shipped when I come back. 

I ´ve had an order from a good friend, that has been the starting point to improve the bags for a better closing. This new edition of the bags will be added to the shop soon. During holidays, I´ll be thinking a bit about work taking advantage of the calm without having to sew... I need to organise my mind for the next collection I have in mind, which I have no time to create when I´m working on orders. 

About the new sewing machine, I´ll have the classes when I return. I asked in the store about that noise it makes all the time, and they told it is normal. Well, "normal" because the machine is new, luckily it will be silent with using! 
Well, Friends, hope you are having a great start for this year, see you soon! 

Some pics from the studio this week. I´ve received the best belated Christmas greeting card ever, from one of my little nieces, Cata :-) Those kind of gifts you treasure for ever...

Monday, January 13, 2014

new sewing machine!

Hi, Friends!! 
I´m glad to introduce you my new sewing machine, arrived last Friday! It weighs 80 kgs, the poor men (2 of them) almost died bringing it upstairs.... then they drank two glasses of water each! I have to go to the store to have some classes, because this will be like knowing how to ride a bike and suddenly having to drive a truck. The machine is really really fast, and I can´t even imagine how will I do to make straight seams. I feel like a 5 year old girl with a new world around! I also need to check out in the store if everything is ok...because when I turn it "on" it begans making noises like a plane about to take off. It can´t be normal ... and if it IS normal, I´ll have to move to an industrial neiborhood, ha ha. No, it won´t be neccesary, the machine was silent when I tried it in the store. 
This week is gonna be full of work here, hope you have a nice week around there! 

PS: ops! forgot to tell you that I have a new blog in Spanish linked to this one! I wanted to be readable for my Spanish speaking customers and friends, so I decided to create a new blog to avoid making translations in each post here... personally I do not like much blogs with two languages, so I´ve created another one to separate Spanish and English writing. The contents will be the same for both blogs... because I have just one life for living (I know, I´m not original with that) and I need to save some creativity for my bags :) 

1. new sewing machine
2, 3, 4. cutting and cutting hangover
5. testing
6. the Christmas gift I´ve liked the most ... so useful for me!
7. arugula, leek, celery and apple... delicious! love that table cloth made by my sister, and love that plate from "La Cartuja de Sevilla" (

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

back to work!

1. My Cinnamon Waxed Canvas Bag have had really intensive use in these days during the trip, and it behaved really well.
2, 3, 4. Back in summer .... back at home ... back at work. 

Hi, Friends! We are finally back at home and ready to work after our holiday season. We´ve had great time in Spain! It has been hard coming back because we really love Spain and our friends and family there, but once we arrived home everything is OK! 
I´m happier than I expected being back here! And I just know that with a bit more of time I´ll really love Chile too, as I love Spain after living there for a while, and as I love Argentina where I lived till I got married. The hard thing is missing the people you know and love in other places, but is great having friends and family around the world too. 
Now we are back at work, with so many projects for this new year, and so much work to do, that is good! My first goal is to buy a new sewing machine. The one I have is good, but just so "domestic". I need an industrial one for being able to sew the designs I have in mind. It will help me to manage my time better and create things I can´t create now due to my tools limitations. 
Do you have many new years projects? I do, as every year! In these days I´ll be thinking about them and their priorities. 
I´ve said we are "finally back"... need to be said that is a way of saying ... because we are going on holidays (again!) during the last week of this month. We´ll go to Bariloche (Patagonia, Argentina) with part of my family, woo hoo! I LOVE that place! We were there in September, but it was late winter, and now it will be mid summer and it all will look so different. Is such a wonderful place. If you want to take a look, you can see the pictures I´ve posted here in this blog in September by clicking here
Hope you have a great week!! 
ps: I´m finding harder to write in English after two weeks of vacation, thinking and speaking Spanish all the time... hope you´ll understand if I´m a bit "creative", and also hope I´ll get used again soon :-)

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

happy new year!

Hi, Dear Friends! Wishing you a Happy New Year! 
Here you have some spots from here around, we are still in Spain! 
We´ll go back to work the next week. 
My best wishes for you and those who you love in this year we are beggining.

1, 2 Puerto de Santa María, Cadiz. 
3-10 Seville
11, 12, 13 Jerez de la Frontera and  surroundings.