Monday, March 30, 2009

Hello New Miembros!

We got new miembros to share with you! Please welcome them by visiting their shops and leaving un saludo!!! Bienvenidos!

Friday, March 27, 2009

Friday Tips!

By BululuStudio the Queen of the Tips.

To maintenance semiprecious stones in perfect conditions

• Avoid perfumes, colognes; make up powders, cosmetics, hair spray, body oil, heat, and other substances that may cause damage to stones.
• Rub gems with a smooth, soft cloth to remove fingerprints and keep them shiny.
• Store stones away from intense heat and light.

Cleaning stone beads

• Immerse stones beads in warm, soapy water and scrub gently with a soap brush.. Then rinse the beads and place them on a soft towel to dry.

• Most stone beads can be ultrasonic cleaned as well. Please note: beads that are dyed or organic (amber, bone, coral, ivory, opal pearls or turquoise, for example) can be damaged if cleaned in an ultrasonic cleaner. Also, dyed stones should not be steam-cleaned.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Treble Flower Tutorial!

By Agmode

Treble flower
Designed by Andrea Graciarena

SKILL LEVEL: beginner

Gauge is not critical for this project.

Worsted Weight - 4 ply
Shown in: Caron Simple Soft (100% Acrylic); 315yd/288m per 6oz/170gr: #9717, Soft pink: approx 8yd/ 7.33m
One size US H-8 (5 mm), or size to obtain gauge
Yarn needle

Stitch Explanation
Open Slip Knot: Form a lp, draw yarn through lp, insert crochet hook into the lp just made, keeping the knot lp open. Start your work with the lp just done.
Treble Cluster st ñ TCL st: * yo 3 times on the hook, insert hook in stitch or space indicated, yarn over, draw yarn through the stitch, [yarn over, draw through 2 loops on hook] 3 times *; repeat from * to * 3 times. Yarn over, draw yarn through 4 loops on hook, ch 1.

There is no starting ring for this project. The Open Sl Knot is used as ring.

Make 1 Open Sl knot.
Round 1: Ch 10, sl st in sl knot lp; work *10 ch, sl st in sl knot lp; repeat from * 4 times, join round with a sl st in Open Sl Knot. Pull yarn tail, tighten the Sl knot lp.
Round 2: Work *Ch 3, sl st in next sl st leaving the ch-3 sp on the back; repeat from * 5 times in ring, join round with a sl st in 1st sl st.
Round 3: Work *ch 4, TCl st in first ch-3 sp, ch 4, sl st in next sl st; repeat from * around 5 times, join round with a sl st in 1st sl st.

Weave in all ends.

Abbreviations used in this pattern
ch(s): chain(s)
lp(s): loop
sk: skip
sl st(s): slip stitch
sp: space
st(s): stitch(s)
TCl st: Treble Cluster stitch
yo: yarn over

Copyright © 2009 by AG mode
Pattern is granted for personal use only, not to be used for commercial/retail purposes. Do not share, trade, sell, reproduce or distribute all or part of this design.. I appreciate and thank you for complying with these terms.

Feliz Aniversario!

We are celebrating BululuStudio Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary!

Wedding Anniversaries
BululuStudio wedding anniversary is Bronze :D...
Which one is yours?

1st Year >>> Cotton

2nd Year >>> Paper

3rd Year >>> Leather

4th Year >>> Fruit

5th Year >>> Wood

6th Year >>> Candy

7th Year >>> Wool

8th Year >>> Bronze

9th Year >>> Pottery

10th Year >>> Aluminum

11th Year >>> Steel

12th Year >>> Silk

13th Year >>> Lace

14th Year >>> Ivory

15th Year >>> Porcelain
20th Year >>> Crystal

25th Year >>> Silver

30th Year >>> Pearls

35th Year >>> Coral

40th Year >>> Ruby

45th Year >>> Sapphire

50th Year >>> Golden

55th Year >>> Emerald

60th Year >>> Diamond

70th Year >>> Platinum
75th Year >>> Brilliant


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Moving Sale!!!!


Moving SALE! All items FREE shipping to the US and Canada, just wait for the revised invoice. Offer ends: March 26th.

To see more of her work just click here

Monday, March 16, 2009

Feliz Cumpleaños!

We are celebrating Lolos and CositasSeriasVintage Cumpleaños!

Happy Birthday!
We want cake!!! ;D


Friday, March 13, 2009

Tortilla Española!

Cooking with Suenosde jmi

During my last semester of college, Spring 2008, I was blessed with the opportunity to study abroad in Spain. I spent most of the semester there (three months) and during that time I fell in love with so many parts of Spain's culture. To celebrate and honor the fact that this time last year I was living in Spain, I've been really trying to incorporate some of my favorite things from Spain into my real life here. The 1 year anniversary of all things Spain reminded me that I loved certain things there and can have them here Maria Cookies and chorizo

One of my favorite foods in Spain was tortilla española or Spanish omelet. Don't let the word omelet fool you, this is different than your average breakfast egg. Made with eggs, potatoes, and onions, this food shows up in a variety of ways: wedges several inches thick on lunch menus, thin pieces on chunks of bread like a sandwich, or on the Tapas scene in small, toothpick adorned pieces ready to be served the beverage of your choice (and in a lot of places, included with the price of your drink!)

I haven't really explored many actual areas of Spanish cooking yet, though there are several recipes on the list of things to try, this is the first thing I really wanted to make. I didn't try at all until a few weeks ago, and was sad to report that the attempt failed miserably, largely in part to a bad recipe and the fact that I didn't really know what I was doing.

For anyone who knows how to handle an egg, the concept of a tortilla espanola is simple enough: it's basically finely sliced potatoed cooked in an egg. But this little tortilla is tricky! My first attempt worked well enough until a bit past the midpoint, the dastardly flip.

This is accomplished using a plate, and you actually have to turn the tortilla out of the pan and put it back in again (in Spain there's a plate especially made for tortillas!) My first time through there wasn't enough egg on the bottom of the tortilla, and it crumbled when I flipped it out of the pan. So we pretty much had scrambled eggs with potatoes, which wasn't good at all! (I mean, it tasted fine, but it wasn't a tortilla...) The reason I said this attempt was with a bad recipe was because it called for the potatoes to be fried, and then for the egg to be poured over them in the pan. This doesn't cut it. Period.

The second time around I was a bit nervous, so I followed a recipe from that showed up in my inbox a bit after the first attempt, only I made it half the size! The idea was the same as the first but there were some key differences: make sure to use enough oil when frying the potatoes to cover them, mix the eggs with the potatoes outside of the pan, and the option (which I chose) to let the fried potatoes and egg mixture sit together in a bowl for like 10 minutes before putting them in the pan to fry. The difference was so incredible, and the end result was an actual (mostly) intact tortilla!!!

1. potatoes frying, 2. Waiting in the bowl, 3. tortilla frying, 4. flip 1, 5. flip 2, 6. tortilla!

Want to try your own? Here's the best resources I've found so far!

Food Network
Fine Cooking

Thank you so much Jmi for sharing this great receta... To see her work in etsy just click here

Monday, March 9, 2009


How to design “the infamous” Treasury Step by Step without losing your cool!

Making a treasury is a lot of fun although it can be nerve-wracking at times! It is a competition of sorts, so you have to hone your skills.

Step 1: Go to the Poster Sketch. Here you will be able to prepare your treasury in advance so you are ready to go!.

As you enter the listing# and click OK the picture appears in the slot. You can arrange them later.

Step 2: Select a theme (like color, shape, series of items, numbers, occasion, or just go wild!) if you’re color blind please contact the nearest person to you☺

Tip: Have a blank document open (Stickies, Word etc.) Here you will write in advance the title of you Treasury, so that when the time comes you just copy and paste the name on the Treasury box that opens if you are lucky to get it! This is very important as you will not have time to hesitate or even type the name because you will very likely miss your chance. Treasuries fill in seconds!

Step 3: Once you fill all the slots Click the star at the bottom of the Poster Sketch, this way all your items will be saved.

Step 4: Open another window in your browser.

Step 5: Click the Treasury link on the Front Page

Step 6: Go to the bottom of your screen. Find the number of lists that are currently in the Treasury.

The Treasury is full and will not allow you to create a new list. You must wait for enough lists to expire so the number drops below 333.

Tip: You can sort the lists by "expiration" by clicking on the "expiration" tab, that will give you an idea when the lists will open again.

Step 7: When the list approaches 333 bring your coffee, tea or whatever because now it is a waiting game before that list is set to expire and wait for it. So sit there and be patient, don’t let your cat, dog, or hubby disturb you☺.

Tip: Remember to have the name of your treasury already copied and ready to paste!

Note: Please DO NOT refresh the screen.

Step 8: As soon as you see the box appear at the bottom of your screen, click inside so that you see your cursor blinking, paste your Title and hit Create. You now should have a list!.

Note: When you click Create, your page might blank out for a few seconds, don’t panic. When it returns you will be in your own empty treasury page.

Now you're ready to fill your list with your selected items, you can breathe and acknowledge your cat, dog or hubby .

Step 9: Copy and paste all the listing # that you previously filled in the Poster Sketch.

Step 10: When all your items are copied, add the subtitle and you have an option to insert your URL, blog or other location where it says chosen by xxx from…. (which helps to promote yourself!)

Step 11: Add your own comment as a curator at the bottom of the page.

TIPS to make Great treasuries:

• Select great pictures.
• Make them fun and unique and give them catchy or mysterious names.
• Do NOT include yourself in the treasury.
• After you finish the treasury, search in the Forum threads about treasury and promote your creation (your treasury).
• You may contact the artists that you’ve included, they will appreciate it.

A Finished treasury will look like this:

Monday, March 2, 2009

Feliz Cumpleaños!

We are celebrating GarageInc Cumpleaños!

Happy Birthday!
Bululu's daugther ( Shelsea 6 years old ) made this wonderful cake for you :-)

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