miércoles, 19 de julio de 2017

La Fonda de las Comadres

Hello everybody!  
Today I start a new blogging adventure with you and my new and crazy mexican friends. These girls are mexicans whom I have recently met here in Bergen, Norway. 
I moved to Bergen two years ago, and slowly I have been connecting with the Mexican/latino community here in town. Some of the girls I mention I met at the norwegian school where we try to learn this complicated scandinavian language and others I had the chance to meet then dancing in the mexican folk dance group.
Now we are meeting for lunch more or less once a week and we eat delicious real mexican food, almost like eating from your mom's kitchen!!!! And of course, we talk a lot!! We are women, mexican courageous women, and we love to talk, eat with the satisfaction you have eaten more than enough and we have a great time!!  Then we realized that the knowledge we have been acquiring on the secrets of how to make real mexican food with limited supplies here in Norway was something to share and disseminate throughout the web.
Thus the results of these conversations and lunches will be published in my blog (our blog, now), the cooking recipes, the tricks to make it taste just like home, maybe some interesting fact her and there. But obviously since we are not in Mexico and the ingredients used to prepare mexican food are sometimes a great challenge to find, this is the main part of the blog, the "how" to use norwegian available stuff or imported stuff to recreate Mexico.
We present the adaptation of recipes from the world with norwegian ingredients or what is available. Sometimes we will share with you norwegian recipes, very tradicional recipes, that we have also managed to cook and with which I'm sure you can surprise your norwegian friends. And Why not? international recipes!!!

I write the names of my dear friends and now collaborators in the order I met them!!! 

Grecia (Pacific Girl)
Vanessa (Mayan Spirit)
María (Sweet Angel)
Priscilla (Queen of the North)
and me Cecilia (The Soul of The Food)  

Now let's start this adventure!
Nå starter vi dette eventyret!
Ahora empecemos esta aventura!

miércoles, 5 de julio de 2017

B.Blue Aquetzalli´s dress

In the next post I will only show you the beautiful pictures of Aquetzalli's dress on my friend B. Blue made. You can make it yourself following the step by step in the next link:

                                           Gracias tía Barbara!!!!!!!
See you in RUMS

martes, 4 de julio de 2017

Barbara's dress

Hello everybody in this post I show you the colaboration that we have done  +Bàrbara Blue and me. We have done what we call Barbara´s dress, and the result was really fantastic, because we unite knitting and sewing confection together. Now I describe step by step how to do the bra... and if you have interest in making the Barbara´s dress or if you only have  curiosity.....you can to visit the +Bàrbara Blue  blogger and you will see the step by step  end of Barbara´s dress there!!!

Above you can see my collaboration in this work!!!!!

She is my friend Barbara a woman whit whom we share different hobbies like salsa dancing, DIY and science! OK!! We start with the step by step!!!!

I made size S-M
If you need a smaller size you can make less chain and if you need a larger size you can add chain.

Katia Yarn: Cotton Stretch.
Hook number 3
Wooden beads for decoration.
Wooden buttoms.
I divide the bra in 4 parts:  
  1.- Cup
  2.- Union of the cups  
  3.- Side wings
  4.- Straps

Cast on 20 chain stitch

The next turn you make single crochet.
And continue with single crochet..........
You need to make a square.....

You can measure in this form: you can see the picture:
On this picture you can see the perfect square.

When you have the square......
you make in the corner two single crochet on the same hole.....

and coninue with single crochet per hole or single crochet

Now you make many turns......on two sides of square.

Now you have a cup, the three sides are the same size. You need to repeat all the steps of the chest for to you have two cups.

Breasts union

On this step you join the two pieces. You start on one corner to kniting with single crochet and continue until you finish the first cup and later join the other cup whith single crochet and finish the turn and return whit single crochet. 
                                                        corner            join       continue

Make two turn with single crochet and later make two turn of fans.
two single crochet  ⇉

When you finish the second turn of single crochet, make 5 chains........ and skip two singles crochets, and on the next hole make two double croche. Followed by this you have one chain, and it continues to make two double crochet on the same hole.

Summary of the previous...... 

Skip two single crochet.
Make two double crochet
One chain.
Two double crochet.
Make two turn of fans.

Side wings
Do 11 single crochet starting from......where you can see the hook in the picture.
               Single crochet                                                                           

                   11 single crochet        


Do two turns. And the next turn you make double crochet. The size of the wing depend on your back size.


Have 3-trc- together and join with one chain. And continue with this pattern, until you have the required size.
Finally, you use the wooden beads and buttons to decorate like do you want!!!!

I enjoyed making this project and I hope you like it and have a nice time with this craft!!!! Aquetzallicraft and b.blue!!!!

TIPS!!! You can check the parts and names of a bra in: 

See you in RUMS

lunes, 13 de marzo de 2017

For grandmother and granddaughter


Hello everybody! I am here again. This time I present to you a very beautiful travel shoes for grandmother and granddaughter!!!

The size for adult is 38 (Europa) or 24 (4) (Mexico), for a girl arround 3-4 years.
The yarn is for needles of 3.5 or 4. I used Rubin yarn.

 I present the guide patterns you add or remove point as you need.

Grandmother travel shoes....
In first row you cast on 4 stitch and the next row you make purl stitch, for the next 8 rows it is the same (8 rows all the time in purl).
In the 9th row you can add one stitch on each side (you continuos with purl stitch). The next row (10) you only knit the same stitch. You continue with this sequence until to have 16 rows.
In the 24th row you add for each stitch one extra stitch. In the next row you have 44 stitches. 24th row is very important because you have to double the stitches and in the next row you change the pattern. Now in the 25th row you make two knit stitch and the next two stitch make purl stitch and continues whit this sequence until end. (kkppkkppkkppkkpp...........kkpp)
The next row is the same and you need to make 45 rows.     
In the 46th row you need to decrease, for each stitch you need to remove one stitch, that is to say, you now have in total 44 stitches, in the next row you must have 22 stitches, in this row of decreases you need change to purl stitches.
For the next row you must remove one stitch on each side, and continue to make purl stitches. You have 16 rows in total with decreases...finally you will have 4 stitches and you must make 8 rows whit purl stitches.
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Now, you only need to sew with needle and the same yarn the side and the strap, and decorate it to your liking. 

Granddauther travel shoes....

You can to follow the same steps of grandmother travel shoes, but only change the number of stitches that i will present in the next pattern.  
Enjoy your knitting!!!
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