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I *heart* stationery

All the lovebirds out there will be quite happy with this quick and easy project from How About Orange: paperclips shaped as hearts. So lovely! I still couldn’t make a perfect one; my clips are too dang rigid! But they are still cute! Anyway, these are perfect to send together with your Valentine’ s card, I guess.

image from How About Orange

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Valentines cuteness: pompoms and hearts

Valentine’s just around the corner now. Even though I’m as single as can be, I still love searching blogs for cool inspirations. While doing it this weekend, I found two of the cutest projects ever! The first is pompom in the shape of a heart! How sweet is that, huh? And why not combine two great ideas? Make a few heart pompoms and use it to spice up your gift wrapping (find the link to the post where I talk about the original idea here).

Pompom heart, by zakka life (via craftzine)

The second is a very much adorable crocheted heart that Jenni, from Simple Beans, adapted from another pattern. Totally cute and you can use ’em to make many more items.

Crochet heart, by Simple Beans (via oneprettything)

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On summer and making stuff

I kinda like the idea of having summer just ’round the corner, but when it does arrive, I remember why I hate this season so much. Don’t really know about everybody else, but for me, summers are all about being very tired and sweaty and having to use tons of sunscreen to avoid getting overburnt. And even though I can thinks of plenty more reasons to add to this list, I find almost none to put under the ‘reasons to love summertime’ column. Daytime savings is one and the most important. I mean, it is really nice to walk on the streets at 8 pm and have the sun still shining a little bit, which wouldn’t really happen otherwise. Apart from that, I only want summer to end as soon as possible, bringing back my will to move again.

Anyway, these days haven’t been a total waste. Activities like reading like crazy, house searching and jewelry making have occupied my freetime. Remember when I posted about a very cool pair of earrings made of colourful buttons? So, I made some of those in two different sizes. (Actually, I think I may have already said something about it here, but I just can’t really recall.)

button earrings - blues and pinks version button earrings - blue version

I also started to get excited about Valentine’s Day and made a few lovely bracelets, with hearts and pink beads and all that stuff. I only have a picture of this one, though:

Valentine bracelet

I’ll get picture of the other items as soon as I start feeling a little bit better with all this heat.

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Antes tarde do que nunca…

Finalmente, tenho fotos do cachecol que fiz para o namorado. Ele mesmo tirou, portanto eu devo agradecer: obrigado, namorado! Foi um dos presentes de Dia dos Namorados dele, um dos decididos de última hora. Apesar da vontade de fazer algo diferentes, não estava conseguindo pensar em nada que fosse fácil e legal, ao mesmo tempo. Daí eu vi essa idéia de cachecol no Superziper e, de repente, bolei toda uma idéia de kits pra ele. Kit inverno, com cachecol e gorro de lã; kit show (ele é guitarrista), com alguns produtos para ele “se montar” antes de subir ao palco; e kit cultura, com dois livros. Felizmente, ele gostou de tudo! Só falta fazer frio o suficiente para ele usar o kit inverno (e falta eu fazer o gorro; como a idéia foi de última hora, não deu tempo de tricotar tudo!).

Abaixo, foto do cachecol:

cachecol de crochê

Mais fonte de inspiração para crafts variados: é a Marie Claire Idées! Pelo que eu pude perceber, a revista é ótima, sim! Tem diquinhas de decoração e alguns projetos de crafts variados. Vale até para quem não sabe francês, só para inspirar na hora de colocar as mãos na massa e mudar a cara do seu quarto/escritório/casa. Ponto negativo: como é francesa, a revista costuma ter um preço meio salgado, cerca de R$ 50 por edição. Ugh! Ponto positivo: são apenas quatro edições por ano! Hum, pensando bem, isso também pode ser um ponto negativo; você gasta menos, mas tem que esperar muito mais tempo pra folhear a edição seguinte.

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