Pretty girls like to sew

Pretty girls like to sew tote bag

To my crafter and designer friends: yes, you’re all beautiful! 

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via HowJoyFul shop


hoop art_love

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These hoops are originally used to hold the fabric during the embroidering process. But, in recent times, they have been used to make different types of art. Look at how many beautiful things you can create with them: 

1. How about displaying your favorite fabrics in the wall, as little portraits? This lovely idea is from The Purl Bee blog.
2. Important dates (such as anniversaries and the baby’s birth) can be exhibited and highlighted in the decoration. Available at Kim Art.
3. A brooch, earrings and other small little treasures display. Via One Sheepish Girl.
4. Learn how to make your own cellophane stained “glass” window with Estéfi Machado‘s beautiful and easy DIY (in portuguese). 


Dona Dinda

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I’ve never tried one of Dona Dinda‘s snacks. And, I must confess, I’m not a huge fan of frozen food. But how can anyone resist this super cute packaging design created by Victor Biasi? Adorable. 

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Victor Biasi website.
via Packaging of the World.



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Michelle Williams, always so beautiful. These pics were taken by Mikael Jansson for Interview Magazine (may 2011). The interview, by journalist and novelist Vendela Vida, is a bit old but very interesting (especially when the actress talks about the shooting of Meek’s Cutoff)!

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Mikael Jansson website.
via Interview.


Love Yourself prints

Ashley Ella Design prints
Four beautiful prints created by Ashley of Ashley Ella Design, available for download (completely free) here. Let us all never forget how AWESOME we are! :)

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Via Ashley Ella Design.


instafave: thedogist

instafave: @thedogist

Dog-lovers unite… in the love of this amazing photo-documentary series dedicated to capture the beauty of dogs. Besides checking out all the amazing dog images, my favorite thing to do is to find out their names: each one cooler and cuter than the other! 

Follow: @thedogist


DIY: Halloween Bats

DIY: Bat Toppers DIY: Bat Toppers

A cute DIY project, for those of you who are thinking about celebrating Halloween in great style: adorable bat cupcake toppers

Visit Oh Happy Day to check out this lovely DIY (and many other amazing party tips)!

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Via Oh Happy Day.


Rainbow Journal

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A rainbow in the shape of a beautiful journal, designed by Jackdaw Bindery. Is or is it not to fall in love? 

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Jackdaw Bindery etsy shop (ships internationally).


The last three… books

 Os três últimos livros

Memories of my melancholy whores, by Gabriel García Márquez, translated by Eric Nepomuceno
original title: Memoria de mis putas tristes  Editora Record

On completing 90 years old, a lonely sad journalist decides to give himself the gift of a night of wild love with a virgin nymphet. And falls in love for the first time. An unconventional love story that only García Márquez could have written. More than a book about sex and eroticism (or pedophilia, as many believe), Memories of my melancholy whores is a journey of self-knowledge, a beautiful reflection on old age and loneliness. 

 Macunaíma, por Mário de Andrade
original title: Macunaíma, O Herói sem Nenhum Caráter • Editora Nova Fronteira

A landmark of fantastic realism, Macunaíma is more than a comic anti-hero or a symbol of Brazilian modernism. Macunaíma is wild, mythical, surreal… The book combines folklore, legends, myths and religion to tell the story of a trickster, smart and amoral man, who gets everything he wants out of life. I coincidentally watched the brilliant and fun adaption of the book for the cinema (directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade in 1969) soon after reading the book, which made the experience even more complete. 

Paralelos, by Leonardo Alkmim
Geração Editorial

An accident involving a school bus kills all the students returning from a camping trip. All but one, Vítor, who loses his inseparable twin brother Alexandre in the tragedy. But a mysterious mistake that endangers the functioning of the whole cosmos, ends up saving the wrong brother. Although in different dimensions, the twins will have to fight to restore the universe’s balance. If you like topics such as afterlife, parallel dimensions, angels and other mystical elements, this is a definitely interesting read for you. I’m not a huge fan of this genre, but found myself really involved with the story in a few moments.


Herbivore Botanicals

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I’m really digging brands with a more natural vibe, so of course I’m loving Herbivore Botanicals, a vegan and cruelty free company. All their products have no artificial color or fragrances, no parabens, no animals products and no unnatural preservatives. Pretty cool, right? I’m dying to try the Pink Clay Facial Mask!

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Herbivore Botanicals etsy shop (ships internationally).