domingo, 26 de maio de 2013

Terminei 3! / Finished 3!

Tem sido dificil manter o entusiasmo com o artesanato. Nao sei se sao os dias mais curtos ou a necessidade de montar e desmontar o "espaço criativo", mas fico procrastinando. Terminei o quilt e fiz uma capa de almofada, mais tem um lista longa de ideias esperando.

It's been really hard to keep the enthusiasm with crafting. I'm not sure if it's because of the shorter days or the need redo the creative space but I keep procrastinating. I did finished the quilt and I made one pillow case but I have a long list of ideas just waiting.


Trico ainda eh a cosia mais facil porque nao ocupa tanto espaco e eh realmente portatil. :P  Fiz um chapeuzinho pro inverno (acho que vou precisar de um mais grosso) seguindo essa receita do Ravelry. Super simples e bonito. E eu cometi nao sei quantos erros e no final nao ficou nada como devia ser. :(

Knitting is still the easiest thing to do because doesn't take much space and is really portable. :P I made a hat thinking about winter but now I think I'll need something that the end result is nothing like it should be. The worst part is that I don't even know where I made the mistakes. :(


Terminei um cachecol simples para doacao e fiz um protetor de copo (?) pra carregar comigo agora que ta ficando realmente frio. Tenho outro cachecol na agulha pra terminar, mas sou devagar mesmo.

I finished a simple scarf for donation and made a cup holder that I can carry with me now that is getting colder. I have another scarf in the needles but I'm a slow knitter.


Como revistas de moda, que criam essas imagens impossiveis de mulheres de corpo perfeito, to achando que ler blogs de craft ta se tornando mais um motivo pra me sentir mal comigo mesma. Como essas mulheres com emprego, filhos, marido e casa conseguem tempo, inspiracao e energia para produzir tanto?! Elas cozinham, costuram, criam modelos, ajudam na escola dos filhos, escrevem posts diarios... Fico cansada so de listar. :(  Cada vez que leio/vejo os posts e comparo com meus resultados (ou tentativas) me sinto mais incompetente e incapaz do que o normal.  Nada que eu faco eh tao bom, tao bonito, tao util quanto o que vejo na internet. E considerando que sou eu sozinha, o que eu produzo eh 90% pra presente ou doacao, entao me pergunto por que fazer, se o resultado nao eh de qualidade para consumo externo?  Nem mesmo os titulos dos meus posts sao originais! :(  Comecei esse post com um titulo e ai, checando por acaso o que ja tinha publicado, vi que ja tinha usado o mesmo titulo antes. Volta e repensa e ai se apresenta algo menos original ainda.

Much like fashion magazines, that creates those impossible perfect women, I'm starting to believe that reading craft blogs is bad for me. How these women with a job, children, husband/partners and a house have the energy, inspiration and time to produce so much?! They cook, sew, design patterns, help their children and their schools, write daily blog posts... I got tired just listing those here. :( Every time I read/see those posts and compare my results (or my tentatives) I feel more incompetent and incapable than ever. Nothing I do is as good, as beautiful or as useful as what is shown on the internet. And since I'm by myself, 90% of what I do is for given away, so if the results don't have that quality, why bother? Not even the titles of my posts are original! :(  I started this post with a different title but I went to check my other posts and then I found out I already used that title before! I came back to think of something else and voila, an even less inspiring title was born.

Porque com revistas pelo menos se tem uma certa percepcao de profissionalismo e gente paga para ter uma certa imagem e o esforco e dinheiro investido para conseguir tal resultado. Com blogs fica a impressao que quem escreve eh uma pessoa normal, como eu, tendo espaco para mostrar seu dia-a-dia. E vou dizer, eu nao sobreviveria a essas rotinas!

Fashion magazines at least give the idea of professionalism and people being paid to look a certain way, with lots of effort and money put in it to get those results. Blogs seems to be a window for common people, someone like me, to write and show a bit of their days. And let me tell you, I wouldn't survive some of the routines I see around! 

Acho que a opcao eh ler menos o que os outros fazem e focar no que quero fazer. Mais e mais percebo que um dos maiores males desse nosso mundo ultra-conectado e tecnologico eh a necessidade de se comparar com outras pessoas e correr atras de objetivos e padroes que nao sao os nossos. Bom ver exemplos e ideais, ruim tentar se comparar e desistir quando nao eh possivel conseguir os mesmos, ou melhores, resultados.

I think the option is to read less about what others do and focus on what I want to make. More and more I believe one of the worst things of this all connected technological world is the need we seem to feel to compare ourselves to others and go for targets and standards that aren't ours. It's nice to see good examples but sad to try to compare to them and give up when they are impossible to achieve.



Eu tenho essa imagem no trabalho. Acho que vou botar aqui em casa tambem: 'Quando voce estiver triste, lembre que os minions te amam.' (Adoro os minions do "Meu Malvado Favorito").

I have the above image at my work desk. I think I'll put it at home too. I just love the minions from Despicable Me.

quarta-feira, 22 de maio de 2013

22/05 - Caught my attention


Oklahoma tornado (with video). What happened to that underground safehouse we used to see in movies? Why public buildings, like schools, don't have them? A basement under each classroom with a trapdoor giving access. A big space that can be entered from a variety of points. Is that hard to have these? CNN coverage.

Same sex marriage coming to UK.

Yahoo buys Tumblr and revamps Flickr. There is hope?

There is an app if you want to record and remember your dreams.

Beatles behind the scenes. Just because.

Movies for the rest of 2013. Don't agree with all, I'll probably see anything Johnny Depp does... :P  but here is the tip.

segunda-feira, 20 de maio de 2013

20/05 - Caught my attention

A NZ website to rate employers. Why the employers can judge a prospective/actual worker by their social media sites, but an employee shouldn't be able to comment about the place of work?

Privacy vs Google Glass. US politicians, and I think the rest of us, would like to know.

How living in crowded cities are changing us.


quarta-feira, 15 de maio de 2013

15/05 - Caught my attention

Jolie's medical choice. Brave and bold.

LinkedIn impressive resume. It's a social media site related to work. Of course you should be more careful here than in Facebook. FB causes enough trouble already.

Research in halter the allergy march done in Wellington (with video).

U.S. will go to Syria? Shocking video of Syria's rebels. How  much the West understands the Middle East culture to really be effective with military or humanitarian interventions?

Weird and wonderful world of 3D printing. So many good things can be done. So much garbage can contribute to waste.

quinta-feira, 9 de maio de 2013

quarta-feira, 8 de maio de 2013

segunda-feira, 6 de maio de 2013

06/05 - Caught my attention

Kiwi app downloads soar. I have an idea for an app, what should I do?

Kiwi bonds paying up. Is the kiwi season?

Classrooms with no desks. Time for an overall redesign or the number of the students matter on this equation?

Israel attack on Syria (with video). Here we go again?