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Showing posts from March, 2012

Guest Posting with a Tutorial: Ribbon Roses

I am guest posting for the very first time ever, at Keeping it Simple with a tutorial on how to make these ribbon roses. Step by and show some love! Kaysi, thanks for having me. 

New Look

I don't know if anyone has realised, but since I created this blog, I have changed my banner a few times. 
Shame on me! But I wasn't happy about any of them. Until now. There's a new one, and I think this one will last. I wanted something that had anything to do with the name of the blog, and I finally found the thing I was missing. 
The idea came from the tags I use on my clothes. The symbol for my own name.   I was unsure about using the one you see above, or this one here:

But I am happy with my choice... I think the other one looks better. 
But as I was saying... since this is the image I am using on my tags, I believe it is right to use it as a banner in my blog too. The M stands for Magda, and the Star, means Estrela in portuguese, as I had told you before. It's a simple banner, but I like it simple and clear. 
Here's the previous banners I used:

much better now, right?

Yey!!! I've been featured!

My blog isn't yet two months old, and I've been featured in three other blogs already. I couldn't feel happier about it, of course. So, finally, here I am trying to thank all the lovely ladies that featured me in their blog.  The first time I was featured was at A Couple of Crafts Addicts (Feb. 22) from Heather and Jessica. I haven't thank them properly here with a post, though I've been planning to. They have featured the very first outfit I made for baby G. 
The second feature, happened in the blog Mine for the Making, from Kara. She featured the pants to shorts refashion tutorial

And today I saw I was featured again, with the same tutorial at Amanda's, The Little Giggler

Thank you all, so very much!!! It's a big incentive to keep on doing and sharing my stuff. 
Now all of you, visit those blogs, because they are great. Join their link parties and enjoy it!

Gab's Blouse

Just finished a new blouse for my little pie. And couldn't wait to come here and show you, my latest creation.  All her clothes are getting small. She was still using some of her 6 month ones, but I see, I need to get her bigger ones. Still trying to follow one of my 2012 resolutions, I am using fabrics I already have at home, to make new pieces. This pink fabric was just asking to be turned into a new blouse for her.

She had this one:
which I absolutely adore, because of the detail on the front, and the trim contrast of the brown and pink. So, I was totally inspired by this one to make the new one. 
I have a tutorial on the going to share with you sometime soon...

Tutorial: 1 Pants=2 shorts

It's been a while since I refashioned any of my clothes. I do have a big pile waiting to be transformed into something new, but I neither find the inspiration for them or the right time or mood. A few days ago, though, I looked at this pair of pants my mom gave me not long ago, and thought This is it!

I was wanting a new pair of grey shorts for myself, so I just had to cut them and sew the seams.

But the baby shorts I did for my little one was what I liked the most from this refashion. I just loved them and she looks so pretty in them. 
Here's the before picture of the pants. Unfortunately I ain't got a picture of the bottom of the pants, which was what I liked less about it.  To make those, I've put them on and marked how long I wanted them to be.

From that mark I measured until the bottom. Once I had the measurement done, I unpinned it and turned the pants inside out. I measured the same on the wrong side, then added a 2cm seam.

Sew it. And it's done. 
Then, with…