quinta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2008

cheirar bem no Halloween



A abóbora, alcaçuz e caramelo ;) da Sephora!

quarta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2008

ainda o Feltro / truly heart Felt

Só para dizer que a nossa Ervilha Cor-de-Rosa participou no livrinho Softies (infra), e participa noutros de que nos conta no seu blogue.

E descobri esta maravilha, graças a quem me ofereceu o Coelhinho para o Lucas e o símbolo da nossa união umbilical (infra, pois):





Ai o mundo do feltro...

Ora isto merece uma etiqueta nova,
em homenagem às ditas mãozinhas de ouro,
de cujas novidades vos irei manter a par ;)

terça-feira, 21 de outubro de 2008

I want to tell you a secret



See slideshow at The Sun

Uma delícia em honra da Lara e da Inês

porque são meninas! ;)



Querido Martinho,
basta ler-te para saber
o pai extremoso e especialíssimo que já és,
honra te seja feita aqui também,
nesta página para o mundo.


Graças ao Cute Overload, sempre

:-Þ

Viva o Feltro / an heartfelt ode to Felt

Softies -- Stirred by the Japanese craze for plush toys called "softies," veteran crafter Therese Laskey commissioned acclaimed artists from around the world to create projects to share. From Japan to Israel to Chile to Texas, each artist brings a wicked sense of fun to the 25 cute, weird, edgy, or artful creations offered here: a cupcake pincushion; delicate snow bunnies; a peculiar robot; and many more quirky creatures. Cheeky photos, easy instructions, and ready-to-use pattern sheets make it a cinch to whip up these irresistible gifts. Best of all, a folder at back holds the patterns while spiral binding makes for craft-friendly use.


The Softies Kit -- A follow-up to our book, Softies, this kit features patterns and instructions for creating 15 outrageously cute plush toys, including 10 brand-new projects and all the ingredients for making a delicious felt Party Cake!


Tapete Kids Nori

Tapete redondo de feltro de fibra com flores de várias cores aplicadas no rebordo




Basta clicar nas imagens para chegar à fonte.

MAS foram estas maravilhas que inspiraram este posti,
prendas por ocasião do nascimento do Lucas.
You know who you are ;)


segunda-feira, 20 de outubro de 2008

Trava-línguas / Tongue Twister, Jawbreaker

TRAVA-LÍNGUAS, de Dulce de Souza Gonçalves (Recolha) e Madalena Matoso (Ilustração)

Manter o carácter universal e além-fronteiras dos trava-línguas, abrindo as portas à troca de experiências sonoras, é uma das grandes intenções deste livro.
Nele se apresentam um conjunto de trava-línguas nas suas línguas originais — português, espanhol, italiano, francês e inglês — dando-nos a conhecer personagens tão divertidas como a “cabra traga trapos”, o “papa papão” ou os talvez menos soletrados “pauvre petit pêcheur” ou “Paquito que empaca copitas”.

O nível de dificuldade não é homogéneo e, para o final, são deixados os exemplares mais difíceis, especialmente dedicados aos linguarudos (ou seja, aos leitores que já dominam bem estas artes). Veja-se este: “Trentatré trentini entrarono a Trento tutti trentratré troterellando”...

Não se julgue, porém, que este é um livro cheio de desafios impossíveis. Muito pelo contrário...
Para abordar, atacar e dominar todos estes trava-línguas não é preciso ter um sotaque perfeito, nem é sequer obrigatório compreender o que está a ser dito (se assim for, melhor). O que interessa aqui é saborear os sons, sentir os SSS’s, os P’s e os XXXX’s e dar aos leitores a possibilidade de caminhar por paisagens sonoras que não são habitualmente as suas.

Para além da particularidade de ser um livro multilingue, para meninos e crescidos de todas as idades e nações, este é um livro diferente por outra razão: por ser todo ele, de uma ponta à outra, construído com letras.
Através de um alfabeto criado em carimbos especialmente para este livro, as letras unem-se ou separam-se para formar linhas, manchas e figuras, procurando destacar o mundo sonoro trazido pelos trava-línguas aqui apresentados.

«10 Things I Should Have Done When I Brought My Baby Home»

[my thoughts exactly, apart from the changing table - my back thanks me for it - and the baby-sitting dog - because we have a cat... nuff said - and the pacifier - either that already or relinquishing my pinky]

1) When people came to my door I should have accepted the food. I should have pretended my stitches hurt really bad so I could have got cupcakes.

2) When people offered to clean my house, I should have accepted. I never liked cleaning the bathroom anyways.

3) When people offered to babysit so I could sleep, I should have accepted. There’s nothing like sleeping the afternoon away.

4) When my husband offered to feed the baby during the night, I should have accepted. Then he could hear me snoring while he’s up with the baby.

5) When people offered to change the baby for me, I should have accepted. Why not, that will be one less poopy diaper on my grand total of the million I would have changed in the years ahead.

6) I should have never used the change table. They are useless. You can’t keep them unsupervised for one second. That’s what they made floors for…and they are free.

7) I should have let my baby use the pacifier. There is nothing like waiting in a Boxing Day line only to have to leave it because your baby will only nurse.

8 ) I should have bought more than one bouncy chair. Those chairs are multi-purpose. If the baby is fussy you can throw him in it. If he’s hungry, throw him in there and feed him. If you want to watch Ellen, throw him in there and let him watch too.

9) I should have taught my dog to babysit. There’s nothing like making your dog watch the baby. Teach him to bark when he thinks something wrong. That way you will be able to get in that time to email your friend.

10) The thing that I should have listened to is…”Sleep when your baby sleeps.” They say this for a reason. Mom’s aren’t supposed to be awake for 24 hours. We are not doctors. We need sleep. I need sleep. I should have relaxed more and did that. The housework will be there tomorrow, but will your sanity be?

Found by Daddy at Knocked-up Celebs

Seriously...

domingo, 19 de outubro de 2008

So You Want To Have Children?

Preparation

Women:

  • Put on a dressing gown and stick a beanbag down the front.
  • Leave it there.
  • Every week, add another beanbag.
  • After 9 months, remove 2 beanbags.

Men:

  • Go to your pharmacy.
  • Empty your wallet on the counter.
  • Tell the pharmacist to help himself
  • Go to the supermarket.
  • Arrange to have your salary paid directly to their front office.
  • Go home.
  • Read the newspaper… for the last time.

Knowledge

  • Find a couple with children.
  • Berate them about their lack of discipline, lack of patience, low tolerance, and how their children run wild.
  • Suggest how they can improve their child’s sleeping habits, toilet training, table manners and general behavior.
  • Enjoy it while it lasts. It's the last time you'll have all the answers.

Nights

  • Turn the radio on to some loud screaming station.
  • Walk around the room from 5 to 10 PM carrying a 10 pound bag of wet goo while the station screams.
  • At 10 PM, put the bag down, set the alarm for midnight and go to sleep.
  • Get up at 11 and walk the bag around until 1 AM.
  • Set the alarm for 3. Since you can’t get to sleep, get up at 2 and make tea.
  • Go to bed at 2:30.
  • Get up at 3 AM when the alarm goes off.
  • Sing songs in the dark until 4.
  • Set the alarm for 5. Get up when it goes off.
  • Make breakfast.
  • Repeat for four years. Look cheerful!

Dressing Small Children

  • Buy a live octopus and a string bag.
  • Attempt to put the octopus into the string bag so that no arms hang out.
  • Time allowed: 5 minutes.

Cars

  • Sell the BMW.
  • Buy a 5-door wagon.
  • Put a large chocolate ice cream cone in the glove compartment. Leave it there.
  • Put a peanut butter sandwich in the CD player.
  • Mash a box of chocolate cookies into the back seat.
  • Run a garden rake along both sides of the car.

Going For a Walk

  • Wait.
  • Go out the front door.
  • Go back inside.
  • Go outside.
  • Come back in.
  • Go outside.
  • Walk down the front sidewalk.
  • Walk back up it.
  • Walk down it again.
  • Walk very slowly along the street for 5 minutes.
  • Stop at every piece of used chewing gum, dirty tissue, and dead bug along the way. Inspect each minutely. Ask at least 6 questions about each.
  • Retrace your steps.
  • Scream that you have had as much as you can stand until the neighbors come out and stare at you.
  • Give up and go back into the house.
  • Repeat for 5 years.

Patience

  • Repeat everything you say at least 5 times.

Grocery Shopping

  • Go to the supermarket. Take along the nearest thing to a pre-school child: a fully grown goat. (If you plan to have more than one child, take more than one goat.)
  • Buy your weekly groceries without letting the goat(s) get out of your sight.
  • Pay for everything the goat eats or destroys.

Feeding a 1 year-old

  • Prepare a bowl of cornflakes.
  • Hollow out a melon through a small hole in one side.
  • Suspend the melon from the ceiling.
  • Swing it back and forth.
  • Spoon the soggy cornflakes into the swaying melon while making airplane noises.
  • When at least half of the cornflakes are gone, pour the rest on your clothes and the floor.

TV

  • Learn the names of every character from every episode of the Wiggles, Barney, Teletubbies, and every Disney movie.
  • Watch nothing else on television for at least 5 years.

Cleanliness

  • Smear peanut butter on your sofa.
  • Smear jam on your curtains.
  • Hide a fish behind the stereo. Leave it there all summer.
  • Stick your fingers in dirt. Rub them on your walls.
  • Color your other walls with crayons.

Traveling

  • Make a recording of someone shouting “Mommy!” over and over. (There may be no more than 4 seconds between each shout.)
  • Include the occasional crescendo to the approximate decibel level of a fighter jet.
  • Play this tape in your car continuously the 5 years.

Conversations

1. Start a conversation with another adult.

2. Have someone else continually tug on your pants and shirtsleeves while playing the tape prepared above.

Get Dressed

1. On a day when you have an important meeting, wear your nicest work attire.

3. Put 1 cup of lemon juice into a cup of cream. Stir.

5. Pour half of it on your shirt.

6. Saturate a towel with the other half.

7. Attempt to clean your shirt by rubbing it with the saturated towel.

8. Do not change clothes. You're late already!

9. Go directly to work.

You are now ready to have children


terça-feira, 14 de outubro de 2008

domingo, 12 de outubro de 2008

Nove livros Nove gratuitos para Download

Hoje é o Dia da Leitura e também da Criança em São Paulo, Brasil.
Até ao fim do dia estarão disponíveis para download 9 livros 9 no site da PublishNews, dentre os quais um audiolivro:





Dom Casmurro, de Machado de Assis, é o audiolivro.

Os meus preferidos:
A História Rocambolesca de Madame Valesca, Delicioso, e
Você Não Tem Como Saber,
muitíssimo Relevante ;)

Escusado será dizer que já descarreguei tudo, de maneiras que é só pedirem, que depois até mando um mail à PublishNews a agradecer em nome de [x] pessoas!

E tudo isto por causa desse colírio para os olhos e os neurónios que é

quinta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2008

E há um Tolstoi anafadinho!



Oh, meu Deus, quando, quando???
(aqui, entenda-se... humpf)

Wishlist: Kids Keyboard

quarta-feira, 1 de outubro de 2008

Happy Birthday Mommy!!!

Hope you have a wonderful day!


And here's a little story that's a favourite of mine:


The story of the butterfly

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.
One day a small opening appeared.
He sat and watched the butterfly for several hours
as it struggled to squeeze its body through the tiny hole.
Then it stopped, as if it couldn't go further.

So the man decided to help the butterfly.
He took a pair of scissors and
snipped off the remaining bits of cocoon.
The butterfly emerged easily but
it had a swollen body and shriveled wings.

The man continued to watch it,
expecting that any minute the wings would enlarge
and expand enough to support the body,
Neither happened!
In fact the butterfly spent the rest of its life
crawling around.
It was never able to fly.

What the man in his kindness
and haste did not understand:
The restricting cocoon and the struggle
required by the butterfly to get through the opening
was a way of forcing the fluid from the body
into the wings so that it would be ready
for flight once that was achieved.

Sometimes struggles are exactly
what we need in our lives.
Going through life with no obstacles would cripple us.
We will not be as strong as we could have been
and we would never fly.


So, struggle a little harder, live a little better!



Huge big warm kiss.


Lots of love,


Daddy