Monday, October 26, 2009

Receta para el pan de calabaza y cranberry

Les quiero compartir una receta que me encanta y siempre la hago por estas fechas, queda divina. Luego les pondre la traduccion en ingles....

Tiempo de preparacion: 20 mins
Tiempo de coccion: 50 mins
3 tazas de harina todo proposito
1 cucharada de especia para pie de calabaza (pumpkin pie spice)
2 cucharacitas de polvo de hornear
1 y 1/2 cucharadita de sal
3 tazas de azucar granulada
1 lata de 100% pure de calabaza
4 huevos grandes
1 taza de aceite vegetal
1/2 taza de 100% jugo de manzana
1 taza de cranberries congeladas o secas (tipo pasa)
Precaliente el horno en 350 grados F, engrase un molde y enharine ( el molde es molde de pan, rectangular, 9x5x3 inches).
Cambinar: Harina, pumpkin spice, polvo de hornear y sal en un bowl. Combinar azucar, pure de calabaza, huevos, aceite vegetal y jugo de manzana en un bowl grande, batir hasta que la mezcla sea uniforme. An'adir la mezcla de calabaza a la mezcla de harina, mezclar bien, an'adir cramberries a la prepacion. Con una cuchara ir rellenando el molde para pan con la mezcla.
Hornear por 50 a 55 mins.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

International Ring Size Chart

Here is a very useful conversion chart for ring sizes.
And my new Hummingbird Nest on the Sun Freeform Crochet Ring

Once upon a time, there was a little Hummingbird who loves the sunshine and decided to create a dream come true. This tiny bird builded his nest on the warmest place on earth, on the sun. "This way my family will have the a cozy place to stay forever", he thought, since then you can always see the humminbirds flying around the sun, specially when the day is sunny...:)

I hope you enjoy this beautiful Humminbirg Nest on the Sun Freeform crochet ring.

Turquoise and red acrylic yarn
Yellow Cotton thread
Round Turquoise beads

Ring Size:
Approx. Size US 7
For conversion chart please visit:

Care Instructions:
Hand wash with mild detergent in cold water.
Dry flat.
Free tissue paper wrapping with any order.
If this is a gift, let me know and I can add a special note for you and package it accordingly.

An Ana Diaz Arte Original.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Upcycling plastic, a good way to keep your threads in place and GO GREEN!

I just found a good way to keep your threads in place if you have some remanents from your project, this is a good idea, easy to do and excellent to keep the threads from tangling, keep the plastic closures that comes with the bread and potatoes bag!, I just did and I can tell you it works!, what a nice idea!, it helps the plastic for going into the landfields! wonderful way to reuse!. Share the idea and help the planet! GO GREEN!
Encontre una manera de guardar mis hilos sobrantes sin que se me enreden!, es una buena idea y facil de hacer, solo guarda los plasticos que se usan para cerrar las bolsas del pan y de papas!, lo acabo de hacer y funciona!, una genial idea!, ayuda a que el plastico no vaya a la basura, una manera maravillosa de reusar! Comparte la idea y ayuda al planeta!, GO GREEN!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Day of the dead and skulls crochet cuff

The Day of the Dead (El Día de los Muertos or All Souls' Day) is a holiday celebrated in Mexico and by Latin Americans living in the United States and Canada. The holiday focuses on gatherings of family and friends to pray for and remember friends and family members who have died. The celebration occurs on November 1st and 2nd in connection with the Catholic holiday of All Saints' Day which occurs on November 1st and All Souls' Day which occurs on November 2nd. Traditions include building private altars honoring the deceased, using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed, and visiting graves with these as gifts.

The festival that became the modern Day of the Dead fell in the ninth month of the Aztec calendar, about the beginning of August, and was celebrated for an entire month. The festivities were dedicated to the goddess Mictecacihuatl, known as the "Lady of the Dead," corresponding to the modern Catrina.

Monday, October 5, 2009

De Sirenas / Just for Mermaids- Crochet Silk and Swarovski Crystals Choker Necklace/ FREE SHIPPING

De Sirenas design is a special choker just for mermaids!, the lovely colors will make you dream with a wonderful paradise, maybe a remote island or crystal waters where you can get lost yourself.The elegant silk thread, silk chiffon and Swarovski will add a femenine touch to your outfit too.This creation has a lot of details and all of it is hand-done. It's crocheted from 45 yards (40 metres) of 100% handpainted high quality silk thread, in shades of aquamarine, violet, and greens, handmade with great care and love. The flower application is 100% silk fabric mermaid ribbon, hand-dye in teal blue, the paint is ecologically responsible, non-toxic and safe, I added a small crystal at the center of the flower. I crocheted 3 clear Swarovski Crystals on the back for closure, finally I added the very soft velvety crinkle "rag" chiffon silk in aquamarine and green with the blue mermaid flower as a focal point.

This item ships free!

Happy Swimming!

I recommend you treat this choker as you would any fine silk garment. It can be gently hand washed and air dried. Do not dry in direct sunlight

Sunday, October 4, 2009

What a wonderful sensation! super soft bamboo!

I love the super soft organic bamboo yarn!!! This is my new design comming soon!, take a peek...