bits of life


At our garden!



It’s still a bit early…but indeed, I’ve the feeling that spring is almost here! We had some really nice weather, I mean blue skies and sunny days, but it’s still freezing. Nevertheless, as soon as the sun starts to shine, we can immediately see bulbs popping out, our garden is not an exception…it’s amazing!

On the market, on the supermarkets, on the shops, we can already see loads of new flowers, bulbs, garden tools and so on… everything is getting ready for spring! I bought these two bulbs for my office, to have more color and beauty around me!Nowadays, a blue sky and a sunny day means the world to me…is the kind of thing that you only value as soon as you don’t have it, specially when you grew up in Lisboa, where sunny days are the routine!

It’s amazing the colors that this country has during spring, and I’m looking forward to it!(autumn is also beautiful).

Have a nice week!




Finally, today I had time to go to post office and get it! Straight from Singapore until Eindhoven, a present for P. (from me!).  Did I already said that I love  things we forget ?

This weekend, we have to frame it!

Enjoy the rest of the week!


new year


I noticed now that I don’t write here since last here…For this year, I wish:

– to sew more

-to blog more

– to have challenging projects

-to photograph more

– to create more

– to learn new recipes

-to be more inspired

– to garden more

– to enjoy daily life small & beautiful things

– to travel (more)

Do You know this blog?It’s a free art project where you can download images from different artists!Wonderful!

Have a nice week!




I’ve been away, but it does not mean that I lost my interested, I’m just too busy with other things in life.Sometimes, it happens!

I’ll try to be more present, even if it’s not completely related with sewing and crafts, I’ll try to share things, blogs, ideas, details of what inspires my daily life. I believe that  small things make a huge difference!

To start:

Things we forget, it’s a simple but brilliant blog with post-it messages that sometimes we tend to forget.

Have a nice Sunday!



The holidays were good and long like they used to be during school.I still have one and half week of holidays, lucky me, but I’m looking forward to start my “new” life. September for me is always the beginning of a new year, where you plan and prepare yourself for all the new projects. I said goodbye to summer and my sweet Lisboa and on my last day I went  with my mum one more time to the beach. Seriously, this year the weather and the water temperature was really good.

At home I had some sunflowers waiting for me and my love. When we were traveling to Portugal, I fell  in love with the  sunflowers’ landscapes in France. I’ll try to show some photos later!

In the garden, there are still some grapes but we can start to see that the Autumn has arrived. The grapes are not the super sweet but we are in the Netherlands, what could we expected?

Mushrooms are growing everywhere , different colours, sizes and shapes.

But I still could find some blackberries.

Have a nice day!!



From country living

 The last weeks have been busy and really warm! Almost 3 weeks of good weather and temperatures around 3) (some days above 33) degrees, is something that I had forgotten…amazing!It’s a good preparation for my summer in Portugal, I’m not use anymore!

Last weekend, we paint the house, it was funny but really hard too. Saturday it was the warmest day around here (37) and can you imagine how painful is to paint a house like this, specially because dutch houses are not prepared to warm weather,only for cold!! Now it’s done and ready to move!

Some things were missing, so Iwe bought a lovely table for my sewing studio and and a closet on the 2nd hand market…it’s white and lovely, as I like it! Of course it was cheap!

Besides this, in the end of july I’m finishing my contract in Philips, and I’ll have 2 months of holiday! Of course the quilt has to be finished in a couple of weeks, the good thing is I’m starting the binding this week,so I think I can manage!

Now wish me luck for the moving on this weekend!!

Have a nice week!