Tops and dresses.

and this are my own.

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Make trendy pants out of an old ones.

I had this pair of pants that I never wear but keep them on my closet just in case one day I feel like wearing them… time passed by, and they were still in my closet, so I thought it was time to do something with them or give it to someone that would wear them…

Before


After


And this is what I did:
Cut your waistband off with a seam ripper, and also cut the legs,
Measure around your lower legs, and your hip.
Cut two pieces of 6″ x 10″ (this will be the legs, fold in half, to get a 3″ x 10″ band)
Cut one rectangle of 8″ x 29″ , which will be the waistband. Since I´m using a stretchy fabric, I did it a bit smaller than the measurement of my waistline. And also this will be folded in half lengthwise.
Sew the short sides of the cotton/lycra knit together.
Fold in half longways
so now you have 2 pieces of 3″x10″ and one piece of 4″ x 29″.
Pin your cotton/lycra waistband to the top of your pants, just stretch it to fit your pants, and sew around the waistline.
do the same for the legs.

Since I´m not very good with instructions, and I didn´t took pictures of the process here you can find a better explanation of how to do the waistband. I just avoid the elastic part. I use the Lycra as elastic. I´ll keep doing more of this pants, next time I´ll take pictures.

Argentina, here I come!

Do you remember that i went to a casting for a tv show? ( https://guaya.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/casting-for-a-tv-channel/) well, i haven´t said anything but… I got in!!! I´m in the show!!! I´ll be going to Argentina for 2 weeks to do the show!, I´m so excited, I can´t believe it, and since 4 months passed by since the casting in Mexico city, I totally thought that I didn´t get it, but I received a phone call a few days ago saying that I was selected to be on the show. My gooooood!!!!

Basically I´ll be showing how to make clothes on TV, the show is for Mexico, Central America and some parts of the United States.  I need to prepare the projects that I´ will present to them, choose fabrics and make tutorials. I´m a bit nervous about it because i´m not a professional seamstress, it´s a hobby and I don´t know all the basics, so this makes me nervous, all the other girls coming to the show are Fashion designers, so they know a lot, I just learned on the Internet. So i really need to prepare to do it right.

I´m so excited about this, it also makes me so nervous, to be in front of the cameras. But is something I want to experience. :-)

I still can’t believe it, I’ll probably be on the plane on my way to Argentina and still won’t believe it, this wasn’t on my plans, but its a good opportunity to me, this came just at the right time for me, exactly when i was feed up of being at the office all day, and wasn’t happy about my life, I got the chance to try something different, just like they say, if you want different result you have to do things differently. So we’ll see where does this take me. ;-)

Bueno, no se si recuerden que hace unos meses fui a la ciudad de Mexico para participar en un casting para el canal de television Utilisima, (https://guaya.wordpress.com/2010/12/02/casting-for-a-tv-channel/) … No habia dicho nada pero me escogieron para el programa!!!! Me envian a Argentina por dos semanas a grabar el programa, que increible!!!! Estoy tan emocionada!!!, y la verdad es que pense que no lo habia conseguido, pues pasaron 4 meses desde el casting y no habia escuchado nada, pense que no me habian escogido.. Pero hace nos dias recibi una llamada diciendo que habia sido seleccionada para estar dentro del programa, buenisimoooooo!!!! Estoy tan emocionada!!!

El programa se llama “Puntos y Puntadas”, y sera transmitido en Mexico, Centro America y algunos lugares de Estados Unidos, tengo que preparar los projectos que presentare y escoger las telas y hacer los tutoriales, eso me pone un poco nerviosa, pues no es que soy costurera profesional, yo aprendi en internet!! las demas chicas que van al programa son diseñadoras de modas asi que ellas saben mucho, eso me pone nerviosa, pero tengo que prepararme y estar lista para que todo salga bien, que emocion!!!!

Laguna Azul

Something that I love about where I live is that we have all this amazing places to visit and just a few hours away from town. This time, I went with some friends to Laguna Azul, we left Puerto Morelos after they closed the restaurant they work at and drove about 4 hours south, towards Chetumal.

Lake Bacalar is in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The lake itself is 50 kilometers long (north to south), but at most just 1 Km wide. Its southernmost point is just north of the Belize border and Chetumal.

The place we went to it’s called Laguna Azul (Blue Lagoon), nearby Limones, it’s owned by a German men called Federico (Fritz), He runs a little restaurant, four fully enclosed cabanas, and camping facilities. It’s a great place to swim, hang your hammock, and meet a pretty unusual cast of characters.

5:00 AM


My friend Lalo trying to catch something… he fail.

6:00 AM

I’m trying to catch some small fish to use as bait.


My technique didn’t work :-(

Good thing we had something else to eat.



We spend the day doing nothing, just chilling, swim a bit, did some kayaks, sleep in the hammock, and eat, eat, and eat!



He had better luck the second night, but we only did catch and release, since we weren’t actually eating those fish. They were small anyway.

Next day, on our way back to Puerto Morelos, we went to eat in Mahahual.




Crafts fair, and Mercadito.

Here are some pics of the crafts fair we recently did in Puerto Morelos.

As a result of this we planned a permanent crafts fair, every weekend for over a month we were at Hotel Posada Amor, it was really cool cause even though we didn’t sell much, I was able to meet others crafters from this area, and we want to do something bigger, maybe even to be able to move to another cities near by.



Perversa Swimwear




Chakz Armada


Cacatua Viniles Decorativos


Mandalas by Migguel Art

Unfortunately this didn’t last long, sellers got discouraged for not selling as much as they expected and finally they stop showing to sell. :-(

Amor a la mexicana

Light cotton pants, with Mexican detail on the waist.


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Light cotton Pants, with Mexican detail on the waist,
one shoulder top, and hair flower all by Guaya.


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Light cotton long skirt, with Mexican detail on the waist,
one shoulder top also by Guaya.

Modelos: Argelia & Jordy
Fotografia: Agata Lanz
Maquillaje y peinado: Niza Mendoza
Locacion: Boca del Puma, Puerto Morelos

Manos Mexicanas: Amandina!

When I started writing this blog, I was feeling a bit lonely in the crafts universe, at least in Mexico, blogging and crafting was not a trendy thing, and it was hard to find people that share the same interest. But lately I´ve been finding that now there are more people blogging about crafts and handmade things in Mexico, more people that share this passion, so this makes me very excited, to be able to share the same interest, and also because of this, now I have more options, like fairs and magazines here in Mexico. And also above all this, the fact is, at least in this part of Mexico where I live, crafts and handmade things were synonymous of bad quality, things made only from and for hippies,  so, when I see creations like this, that have all this passion and good quality its a placer to share it with the world.

Cuando empece este blog, me sentia un poco sola en el universo, en Mexico no habia mucho la cultura de los blogs y lo hecho a mano, pero ultimamente he descubierto que cada vez hay mas gente que comparte esta pasion y eso me emociona mucho, me emociona el poder hablar de las cosas que hago y poder compartir un mismo interes con mas gente en Mexico, y sobre todo que cada vez somos mas, y gracias a esto se pueden hacer cosas muy interesantes. Hay mas proyectos de difusion, cada vez se organizan mas ferias y sobre todo, que al menos en esta parte de Mexico donde vivo, lo hecho a mano era visto como de mala calidad, las artesanias solo las hacian los hippies por asi decirlo. Asi que cuando veo creaciones como esta, que tienen tanta pasion y calidad es un placer poder compartirlo con el mundo.

Amandina is a trendy concept in jewelry design, which fuses together craftsmanship and contemporary design and blends tradition with fashion, the result: unique pieces made with love that only the handwork of artisans can create. I love the work of this girls from Yucatan, their organic motifs, trees, leaves and animals are absolutely fabulous. More about Amandina here and at their Etsy Shop.

Me encanta el trabajo de estas chicas de Yucatan, Las siluetas organicas me parecen bellisimas, Arboles, hojas y animales son su inspiracion. Amandina, es un concepto innovador en diseño de joyería, su vision de la tecnica contemporanea se funde con la tradicion de la tecnica orfebre. Obteniendo como resultado una mezcla que conjuga tradición con moda, en piezas únicas e irrepetibles que sólo el trabajo manual de artesanos yucatecos puede crear. Mas de Amandina aqui o en Etsy.