Sunday, 16 March 2014

Mum's coin purse

Hi everyone,

Yesterday we celebrated my mums birthday, we went to a tiny restaurant that we really like, it's that kind of place that you feel like you are invited to their house, and they are kind, and the food is sooooo goooodd... It was a lovely evening, anyway, I wanted to give her a handmade present and that's the result:

I brought that frame long time ago, thinking to make something for my mother, and it end up at the end of a drawer. Some days ago I remember it and thought that it would be a good present for her.

I started with the outside, crocheting, and then embroidering, that was the easy part for me:
After that I started with the inner part:
Figure out how to make and sew the sides was the worst part, I iron it a thousand times in different ways.
And finally I sew it all together by hand.
It wasn't easy but my mum really like it!

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Fatty Thursday

Today is Fatty Thursday or "Dijous Gras", and it indicates the beginning of Carnaval!

Today is the day that the King of Carnaval gives his speech and everyone can start doing whatever they want without consequences, or that's what the king always says.

All the cities have his own especial food for this day, most of them are made off eggs or fat, but in my town we make an especial candy that you can only buy these days and just in my town, they are called Fatty Thursday Candy and they taste like traditional candies.

I love them and I always buy some to give as a present for my coworkers (I do not work at my town).

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Dawanda Shop


I'm very happy! From now on you can find me in Dawanda.
I have opened a shop today and the first item on my shop is a red heart.

I hope you like it as much as I do!!

Monday, 17 February 2014

The Cord Basket

This Saturday I went to a 4 hours workshop in my hometown. I went with my mother and we learned the basics to weave a basket.

This is my mum and I starting the basket.

It was a circular basket, it is called circular for the form of the bottom, and is the easiest one to make. You can make many different kind of baskets but the basics are the same, next time I'll try a different one.
The girl at the right is the teacher and as you can see all the baskets end up in a different shape.

 And that's the result, I'm really proud of it!

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Valentine's Day Card


Valentine's day is approaching so it's time to prepare the presents for your lover.
Every year I gave a hand made card to my husband, I love to make them and he keeps them as a treasure.
So here comes the one that I gave him last year

It's a lovely card and it's easy to make, those are the instructions:

Just cut the lines that are yellow, the others just mark it with the reverse of the cutter.
And here comes the template:

I have a new card for these year, but I'm not going to show you it yet, or my husband could see it before time!

You can find the original post in here.


Sunday, 26 January 2014


Hi all!

I'm Gemma and this is my new blog called Gemma's Rocker! This is gonna be my space to share with you craft things, sometimes it's going to be the things that I made, and sometimes the things that I like.

First of all I want to talk a little bit about me, I work like a computer technician from monday to friday and I'm still studying in the university. My job is to help people win the war between them and the computer, and usually we end up winning, but what I really love about it is that I can go walking.

Between job, studying and housework I get some free time that I like to spend normally crocheting and sometimes knitting or sewing. But what I always get to do nearly every day is to check Pinterest, can you not look at it just five minutes a day? I love it, and I always get new ideas of things I'm never gonna do.

So I've decided that I'm going to share this little free time with you all showing the things that I like and make me happy.

I hope you'll enjoy it.