quarta-feira, 19 de outubro de 2011

Geese in a Ring Swap

geese in a ring swap by Coisas da Laura
geese in a ring swap, a photo by Coisas da Laura on Flickr.

I have always wanted to learn how to put this block together,but never 'had the time'.So, nothing better than a swap for me to find the time for it!!!!
This is my first block - 7 more to go- and I guess it turned out really good..I loved making it!

Sempre quis aprender esse bloco e nunca arranjava tempo.Então, nada melhor que uma troquinha para arrumar tempo pra ele.Esse fo meu primeiro bloco.Ainda faltam 7.Amei o resultado e amei fazer!!!

segunda-feira, 3 de outubro de 2011

Sad,very sad

I live almost 700 km away from my mom.My 2 brothers live near her and my sister lives with her.I miss beeing with them a lot,but life brought my DH and I here.What can we do???
Today, 6 men - or animals- broke into my mom's house,carrying heavy guns,robbed everything they could, leaving a mess behind and a LOT of fear!!! My mom is 70 and has high blood pressure.Thaks God they did not hurt her body,because her soul is now really wounded!!!
How I wish I lived closer.
Please , include my mom, Dalila,in your prayers!
Good night.

segunda-feira, 12 de setembro de 2011

organizador de bolsa e carteirinha

Eu adoro qdo meus filhos tem algum aniversário de menina.É uma excelente oportunidade para que eu experimente projetos que ainda nâo fiz.Esse fim de semana fiz esse kit de carteirinha e organizador de bolsa.Adorei o resultado.Espero que a menina que ganhou tenha gostado!

I love when my boys are invited for girls birthday parties!!It is a great opportunity for me to try new projects.This past weekend I made this pretty kit of a wallet and a purse organizer.I  really liked the result.I wish she likes the gift!!!

sábado, 10 de setembro de 2011

Things I love

Today I am supposed to list 5 things I am grateful for.I was tagged by Coffeebean's Dailies,so here I go:

- I am grateful for my messy kids
-I am very grateful that we are all healthy
-I am grateful for the clever and generous ladies on the internet who take their time in order to teach some gorgeous things to other ladies all over the world
I am grateful for having good food and a comfortable home in a country where many people suffer so much.

sexta-feira, 26 de agosto de 2011

Laura's ruffle bag.

I am very excited to write my first tutorial ever! !I am very happy 
because this is one blog that  I just LOVE! Thank you Samm!!!
( I would like to tell you now English is not my  mother tongue , but Samm 
helped me. Thank you ) Now we can move forward. 

First of all, I would like you to know that this project was not
created by me. Many people make them here in Brazil. 
This was the first sewing project I learned.On a very lazy afternoon,
in Santos, my hometown, Paula, my sister-in-law taught me how to sew it.
 It was the beginning of my passion for sewing, patchwork and quilting.
It is very simple and the result is very beautiful.You can use it to
 hold jewelry,or sewing notions or whatever you desire!\
I know Samm has ordered 2 of them from me..her photos are below...

I hope you all have fun! Thanks Samm for this wonderful opportunity!.
Ok, are you ready? 

This is what you will need.. Since Samm's whole campaign is
 in Orange, I thought it would be nice to have something to match. 

Material needed:
40 cm  focus fabric  16 inches
40 cm lining fabric  16 inches
1,50m silk cord  5 feet approx. 
charms for embellishment


2 half circles:A: one with 35 cm diameter 14 inch in diameter
                   B: one with 26 cm diameter 10 inch in diameter
                   C:1 circle with 9,5 cm diameter 3.75 inches
(C circle: trace with a pencil  on the center of the bag,after all other lines have been sewn, and stitch on this line.This will create an 'end' for the pockets and also keep the bag nice and flat.)

Cutting instructions.

Focus fabric: trace patterns A and B on folded fabric,cut leaving 1/2" sewing allowance
Lining fabric: do the same

Pair up lining and focus fabrics and sew them  right sides together

Do it with A and B

Cut 5cm ( 2 inches) on the lining fabric in the center of the circles.
This is where you will turn your circles right side out.

Press the pieces well.
If you want, I did, choose a cute stitch of you machine and sew
 around both circles.It makes the pieces flat and gives the work a nice touch.

On circle B, the small one, trace 4 lines using a disappearing pen.

Place the small circle on top of the big one, centering it. 
.And sew on the traced lines so that they are now attached .

Sew 2 paralel lines,around 1cm from each other,around the small
 circle.This is where you will pass the cord in.

By hand, make a buttonhole on opposite sides of the bag,between the 2 stitched lines.

Cut the cord in 2 and pass through the holes one in each side.
Finish it with a charm for embellishment.

Ta dah!!!! pull your strings  and fill your pretty bag with your most valuable treasures!!!

Do you like it ...I KNOW someone who loves it..
Can you guess her name? 

Here are some of Samm's Bags that I made for her.
( she really makes me laugh with her photos) 

 This was the first one she ordered..very soft
and pink...it looks very nice here.

This one she just received  last week...
she wanted red and white...I love how she made it look so beautiful. 

I hope this inspires YOU to make one too. I would love to see
what yours will look like..
Thank you Madame Samm and all of you here today

terça-feira, 16 de agosto de 2011

Doll Quilt Swap 11

DQS 11 by Coisas da Laura
DQS 11, a photo by Coisas da Laura on Flickr.

After a long time not posting,today I felt like it. It has been a tough moment at home due to a teenager...if you know what I mean...
Here I am,trying to get back to my and mine only pleasures: sewing,quilting and getting in touch with you ladies who share the same passion.
This is the Doll Quilt I made for my partner.I really hope she likes it.I had a great time preparing it for her.I used a Amy Bradley pattern,but reduced the block a little so it would look better in a mini.
Thank you Madame Samm, who sent the pattern to me! - I won a giveawy for the first time in my life!!!!!

sexta-feira, 8 de julho de 2011

É o que peço...

Oração da Serenidade

Deus, concedei-me,
A serenidade para aceitar as coisas que eu não posso modificar;
Coragem para modificar as coisas que posso, e
Sabedoria para saber a diferença.
Vivendo um dia de cada vez;
Desfrutando um momento por vez;
Aceitando as dificuldades como o caminho da paz;
Tomando, como ele fez, este mundo pecaminoso como ele e, não como eu gostaria que fosse;
Confiando em que ele fará todas as coisas certas se eu submeter-me a sua vontade.
Que eu possa ser razoavelmente feliz nesta vida;
E infinitamente feliz com ele para sempre na próxima.

Reinhold Niebuhr

The Serenity Prayer
God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.

--Reinhold Niebuhr
In loving memory of
Fr Bertram Griffin -- 1932-2000
Requiescat in Pace
Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.
Proverbs 3, 5-6

sexta-feira, 3 de junho de 2011

Cozinha vestida

Cozinha vestida

Gente,tô me achando!Uma grande amiga que tbm é uma grande jornalista em Santos,minha cidade natal postou fotos de uns trabalhos meus no blog dela!Fiquei mais do que feliz!Obrigada,Fe!!!

Girls,I'm feeling vwery important today.I very darling friend of mine who happens to be a great journalist in Santos,my hometown,posted some pics of my work on her blog!What a great surprise.Thanks Fer!!!

quinta-feira, 2 de junho de 2011


I am sure this will be lots of fun!!!Go there and quilt a long!!!

Let's get dressed!!!

If you liked this image,please go over to this blog and have fun!!!Another great idea Samm had!

Sacolinhas pra quê?

Sacolinhas pra quê?
Gente,olhem que boa idéia!!Vamos reduzir!!!

terça-feira, 31 de maio de 2011


Cuppa-cozy by Coisas da Laura
Cuppa-cozie, a photo by Coisas da Laura on Flickr.
Take a look at the beauty I received from the darling Samm-Madame Samm!!!We decided to have a private swap and I could'n be happier!She sent this lovely cuppa cozie,tea bags,a beautiful fabric,a Amy Bradley window decal-already on my car window,a gorgeous card!Omg!!!I was spoiled!Thanks Samm!You rock!!!
PS: the cup my mom got as a wedding gift and as she never used I convinced her that my house was a better place for them,don't you think?

Olhe o que recebi de Samm-Madame Samm! Decidimos fazer uma trquinha particular e eu não poderia ficar mais satisfeita!!Ela me enviou esse cuppa cozie,tecido,pacotinhos de chá,um cartão e um adesivo de carro mara!!!!
Imagine minha alegria!!!

sábado, 28 de maio de 2011

This is my new shop!!!

Darling Samm sent this lovely drawing for me. How cute is that???I promisse I 'll post pics of it when I decide what to make with it.Applique?Needlework?both????
Thanks Samm!Visit her blog,it's full of great inspiration!!!

quinta-feira, 26 de maio de 2011

Fabric for a project

fabric by Coisas da Laura
fabric, a photo by Coisas da Laura on Flickr.
Clover&Violet is starting a quilt along with embroidery.i'm totally in!These are the fabrics I chose for my quilt.Let's see if I can make it,cause sometimes I feel I have 2 left hands when I want to embroider!!!

quinta-feira, 19 de maio de 2011

Potholder Pass received

Yesteday I had a blast!The postman left 2 darling packages in my house!!!One from BusyQuiltMom,for the Potholder Pass.She was really generous in sending me these marvelous potholders and lOts of goodies with them. I loved everything,specially the card she wrote .Thank you again.
The other package was from Clover&Violet and to tell you the truth,I never imagine I was that lucky!!The Doll Quilt she made is simply gorgeous I fell in love with it the moment I saw it in her flickr !!!Boy,how happy I am!!!She even sent fabric,matching fabric scraps,a darling card...anso much love in each stitch she made!Thank you one more time!!!

Potholder Pass received

Doll Quilt Swap

Doll Quilt Swap by Coisas da Laura
Doll Quilt Swap, a photo by Coisas da Laura on Flickr.

Doll Quilt Swap.

Doll Quilt Swap. by Coisas da Laura
Doll Quilt Swap., a photo by Coisas da Laura on Flickr.

segunda-feira, 16 de maio de 2011

Mini QT swap

Mini QT swap by Coisas da Laura
Mini QT swap, a photo by Coisas da Laura on Flickr.

This is a sneak peak for my partner in the Mini QT swap. She lives in Hawaii-I wish I were this mini quilt...-, so I prepared somenthing very colorful!I hope she likes it.

Isso é só uma amostrinha para a pessoa que vai receber esse mini quilt.É do Mini QT Swap.Vai hoje para o Havaí,como eu queria ser esse quilt....
Espero que ela goste!

quarta-feira, 6 de abril de 2011

Custom order

Necessaire by Coisas da Laura
Necessaire, a photo by Coisas da Laura on Flickr.

Last weekend a customer ordered 3 pouches like this one!
Love to make them. And I thought this ric rac look really cute here!

No fim de semana uma cliente pediu 3 necessaires. Amo fazer! Essa com sianinha amei de paixão!

quinta-feira, 31 de março de 2011

Doll Quilt Swap

Doll Quilt Swap by Coisas da Laura
Doll Quilt Swap, a photo by Coisas da Laura on Flickr.

This is my Doll Quilt finished! I´m sending today - last day - to my Doll Quilt Swap 10 partner! Of course, I added a few extras!I hope she likes it!
I had a lot of fun making it. I'm actually making one for me!!
Design by my patchwork teacher Samar Kauss specially for this swap!

quarta-feira, 30 de março de 2011

Pincushion received

Pincushion received by Coisas da Laura
Pincushion received, a photo by Coisas da Laura on Flickr.

I received this amazing package from Alia - Coffebeans Dailies!!It came all the way from Oman!
We were supposed to send a pincushion, but as she is the sweetest, she included LOTS of wonderful goodies!!!
Thank you Alia!!!

quinta-feira, 24 de março de 2011


These days I got to sew a litlle bit more which makes me really happy! I have LOTS of wip's and this is making me crazy! I'd like to finish all of them yesterday, so since it will not be possible, I'm trying to do what I can!
Besides working on the DQS 10, which I think is turning out beautifully,I  am working on a baby quilt

, finished a customer order, a cover for the water container of her house:
and made one more block for my patchwork class- homework lol.

I'm also happy  because I received a very generous package from Susan for the Mug Rug Swap.Take a look:
Don't you think these days have been VERY nice???

terça-feira, 22 de março de 2011

terça-feira, 15 de março de 2011

Another great giveaway!

Another great giveaway!!! Go to Jaybird Quilts , follow the steps and have fun!!!

quinta-feira, 10 de março de 2011


Hurry up to Jaybird Quilts!Ther's a great giveaway there!

It's wonderful!!!

terça-feira, 1 de março de 2011


There's a huge giveaway happening at "A Desert Quilter". Take the advantage of seeing all the lovely things she makes! I am sure you'll love it!!!http://adesertquilter.blogspot.com

Pincushion Swap

Bom dia!
Tenho andado costurando bastante, mas como sou um 'pouco' agitada, estou fazendo 8 projetos ao mesmo tempo.Conforme for acabando, vou mostrando. Vou mostrar hoje o que preparei para minha amiga secreta de pincushions. Esse vai pra longe...Espero que ela goste.

Good morning!
I've been sewing a lot, but since I'm 'a little' hyperactive,I've been working on 8 projects! Am I normal???As soon as I finish anything, I 'll post! What I will show today is the pincushion and needlebook I made for my Scrappy Pincushion Swap parnter. It is going to travel a bit! Hope she likes it!

Have a wonderful day!


sexta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2011

My birthday!

It's my birthday today! I love it! I thank God for this!
My DH made a very cute surprise. He knew I was looking for a small ironing board to place right next my machine and he had one specially made for me! He is the best!Take a look:

Hoje é meu aniversário! Agradeço por isso! Meu marido fez uma surpresa bem fofa. Como ele sabia que eu estava querendo uma 'tabuinha' de passar pra colocar do lado da minha máquina, mandou fazer uma pra mim!Ele é demais!Dê uma olhadinha:
How cute is this????
Que fofa,não?

quinta-feira, 10 de fevereiro de 2011

Off to the post office

I'll go to the post office today in order to send the MUG RUG package! I really hope my partner likes it as much as I liked making it. It was the first time I made hexies. These swaps are a perfect opportunity to try new blocks and technics!

segunda-feira, 7 de fevereiro de 2011

Doll Quilt Swap

Estou participando pela segunda vez do 'Doll Quilt Swap'.é um dos melhores grupos de quilt que eu já participei. Estou pensando em como vou confeccionar meu quilt para enviar pra minha amiga secreta. Xeretei a galeria dela e tenho que fazer algo bem bacana pra ela!

mug rug swap | Flickr – Compartilhamento de fotos!

mug rug swap | Flickr – Compartilhamento de fotos!


Cá estou de novo. Estou aprendendo a usar o blog, pois sou meio dinossáurica em tecnologia.
Minhas últimas notícias sobre quilting e patchwork são sobre minhas troquinhas. Estou participando da Scrapy Pincushion Swap, Doll quilt swap e Potholder Pass. São um excelente meio de testar novas técnicas e conhecer pessoas do mundo todo!
Dê uma olhadinha aqui:
Este mandarei para minha secreta do Potholder pass, espero que ela goste!