Happy B-day (month!!!!) Ottobre

Hello there friends,

It’s day 2 of Portuguese bloggers celebrating Ottobre’s magazine and I couldn’t be more excited 😀

Did you see Marta’s post yesterday????

She is amazing isn’t she???

So, today it’s my turn to show you some Ottobre sewing…


The thing I most love about Ottobre is that the children’s patterns go up to 170cm. !!!! Hooray for nordic genetics!!!

Because my daugther is a bit on the “chubby” side, I always have to size up, so this feature it’s a big plus in my book (two thumbs up!!!!!)


Both pieces are from Ottobre Spring 1/2015, and are meant to be complementary to each other.


The patterns are quite simple to sew, specialy the skirt 😉

The top is a bit more complicated, because you have make the panels from the original front piece and add seam allowances. Nothing to hard but, you do have to take in account that are a few angles involved… Lesson learned, the hard way 😉


The back piece of the top is a solid panel. You can do the same as in the front, but I like it better this way (or I’m to lazy… one of the two) 😛

The fabrics are from the scraps bin of a local fabric shop, I didn’t spent more then 5 euros in the whole ensemble 😀 😀 😀

And now for the fun part…

Do you wan’t to win a one year Ottobre Magazine subscription (we have 5 to offer) or 50 euros to spent at Ottobre’s etsy shop or 30 euros to spend on fabric in Paula’s shop Maçãs d’Amor ?!?!?

Please go to Marta’s Post, because it seams rafflecopter doesn’t work very well with wordpress domains!!! 😛

Good Luck !!!!

Oh, and by the way, don’t forget to visit Diana’s blog today. I bet she has something amazing to show to you!!!

And make sure to visit all of my friends in the upcoming days.


You will be wowed, I’m sure!!!


Something completely off-topic but, looking at this pictures, I’ve come to the realisation that the little girl is becoming a little lady… Mixed feelings here…. 😦 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤


Hugs & Kisses


We <3 Sara

I didn’t want this day to pass by without giving a cheer to my friend Sara.


We love you Sara ❤
Thank you so much for beeing the glue that sticks us together.

Baby shower

Baby shower


Do you know Patrícia from “Pequeno Mundo a 3” soon to be 4…

I do, she is awsome ❤

Patrícia was the one who challenged me and our friends, to give some of our handmade love to the ones who need it the most. Thanks to that I got the chance to meet her and her eldest daugther Miss Caracolinhos in person, and I was smitten by the both of them.

Patrícia is a giver, and because of that we all ( Ana Sofia, Constança, Inês, Maria João, Marta, Magda, Rita & Fátima, Sara and Soraia) decided we should send her some love too ❤


She is expecting a baby girl any time soon, and every baby needs to be protected from the sun and also look cute at the same time ❤ ❤ ❤

I choose a Liberty print, because it is sooo adorable and girly, and because it is my most loved fabric. So no one is better then Patrícia for me to give it too ❤ ❤ ❤


Miss caracolinhos, couldn’t be left out of the fun, of course, after all she is going to be a big sister, and that must be celebrated with the same enthusiasm. 🙂

I also have a little gift for the beautiful mommy of this adorable girls, but that will be a surprise just for her to see 😉

For daddy R. I don’t have anything except the smiles I hope to give to the loves of his life – I think you got the best presente R. 😉

Wishing you “uma hora muito pequenina”…

… Love you Patrícia ❤ ❤ ❤

Hugs and kisses

Mãos à Obra

Mãos à Obra

My dear international readers, today, my post will be in Portuguese, because it is about a portuguese book writen by my friend Constança from Saidos da Concha.

Hope you understand ❤


Hoje venho aqui para vos escrever sobre algo que me é muito querido, o livro da minha amiga Constança ❤

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Para quem segue o mundo dos blogs do fazer-à-mão, a Constança e o seu blog Saídos da Concha é com toda a certeza paragem frequente.

Para quem não conhece, apresento-vos um dos blogs mais inspiradores que conheço.

O livro é tão inspirador como o blog, e reflete a forma de estar na vida da sua autora. O tema principal são as estações do ano e aquilo que cada uma delas têm para oferecer. Os projetos são simples, mas tão cheios de amor, que cativam qualquer um.  ❤ ❤ ❤

Para vos mostrar, escolhi fazer um dos projetos de inverno, e que muito se adequa à época natalícia.


Retalhos é coisa que não falta cá em casa, por isso este era o projeto ideal.

Comecei por seguir as instruções do livro e fiz uns cartões com bandeirolas.

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Depois decidi seguir as sugestões da Constança e resolvi experimentar uma árvore de Natal

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A seguir, não consegui parar 😀

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Gostavam de ver mais projetos do livro?!?!?

Espreitem aqui:

Fairies, Bubbles & Co.

Pequeno Mundo a 3

House of Estrela

S is for Sewing

Conversas de Hermanas

Gostavam de ganhar um livro igualzinho ao meu…

… então vão aqui 🙂

Made by Sara

Obrigada Constança ❤

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