Today I wanted to show you a couple of things I've done lately. First of all, a "weekend project" that had been in my "to-do" board on Pinterest for ages. I got the idea from one of my favorite blogs, nanaCompany, after seeing these inspiring pictures on flickr. The truth is that this girl has the sweetest taste ever and I love the delicate and personal style she has created. I started a Google research for tutorials and I found one I really liked (you can find it here). To give the placemat my personal touch and to match the other patchworky stuff I've made for home, I used Tilda fabrics... as always! ;) The centre of the placemat is a cotton-linen blend. I found it cute to appliqué a cuppa since I am going to use this placemat to put my coffee mug on while I knit on the couch at night (I will explain my knitting adventure to you soon).
Así es como queda el tapete en mi cocina: This is how it looks in my kitchen:
También os quería enseñar un perrito de patchwork que hice para tapar la brisita fría que entra por debajo de la puerta en invierno. Sin embargo, me gusta tanto que se ha quedado a hacernos compañía (y de paso decorar) nuestro comedor.
I also wanted to show you the Daschund door draft stopper I made last winter to keep out the cold air (and out heating bills affordable!). However, I like it so much that, even though it's springtime now, he is still in our living room.
Aunque la perrita de mis ojos no es ésta sino mi Kitty, que ya pronto cumplirá 4 años, aunque con su cara de cachorrito y sus interminables ganas de jugar no lo parezca. Así era cuando nos la encontramos:
However, the apple of my eyes isn't this dog but my Kitty, who will turn 4 soon (but with her puppy face and her incredible amount of energy and her endless desire to play, one would never say). She was tiny when we found her:
¡Y en este bicho consentido se ha convertido! And this is the spoilt dog she has become!