Thursday, March 20, 2014

Chocolate tart-cake

Good afternoon dear readers!

Today I would like to share with you a recipe of a tart-cake, I know, strange name for a sweet treat, but the true is I really can't tell if it's more tart or more cake so that's the reason!

Yesterday we had bank holiday here so I went to the kitchen and made these tart-cakes! 

In half an hour I made these and had the kitchen done, I was a bit afraid of the combination but in the end was looking great and super yummy!

So if you would like to try these ones, here is how I made them.

Ingredients for the tart dough:
130g of butter
Half of a tea spoon of sugar
Half of a ts of sea salt
300g of flour
70g of water

Ingredients for the chocolate dough:
125g of black chocolate
200g of sugar
2 eggs
200 ml of cream
60g of flour

I started to make the tart dough putting all the ingredients in a bowl and mixing all with the hands, until I had a sanded dough.

Then I made small balls and covered de tart potes ends and sides and baked 200 degrees in the preheated hoven.

In a meanwhile I baked the chocolate dough mixing the sugar with the eggs.
Then I melted in a pan the chocolate with cream and mixed all together. For finishing I had the flour and mixed very well everything.

When the tart dough was ready (a bit golden) I filled up the middle with the chocolate dough and baked at the same temperature for more 10 minutes.

Hope you like this recipe as much I enjoy experimenting it, on a holiday that felt like sunday.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A recycled gift

Don't you love to recycle things that everone throws away? For me is like an addiction! My husband is always complaining about all the boxes, jars and all the materials I storage, but there is a time that you have an idea and you have just the right materials to do it!!

That happened to me when I wanted to make a sewing kit for a friend. Here are some pictures. 


Isn't that a super cute gift? Wait until you open it and see the inside...

And about you, do you use to recycle? What are your favourite projects?


Saturday, February 1, 2014

Lazy Saturdays

After a week at home sick today was time to bring some changes to the bathroom.

I made this wascloths from cotton yarn and they look just perfect with all the bathroom set!

They are very easy to do, also a good project for beginning to knit. I love the natural look they have, and what about you? What do you do on lazy saturdays?

Don't they look very nice on the bathroom?


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DIY knitted placemats

Hello everyone!

Today in Valencia is a bank holiday, so I enjoyed my morning knitting on the sofa with a super warm blanket.

I come up with this pattern for knitting placemats, I love this project because it's so affordable, so easy and it looks really great on our dinning table.

So if you want to give it a try, here is the pattern:

Materials { off white cotton rope, 10mm knitting needles}


* Cast on 20 stiches using the 10mm needles.
* Knit using stockinette stich for 37 rows.
* Cast off losely.

Note: For a nice edge slip first stich evey row.
If you have any doubts or sugestions you can ask me and I would love to see pictures if you decide to try it.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

All about hats

Today I feel like show you, what I've been up to.
Last days were all about hats, I'm creating diferent kind of hats for baby girl or boy. All of the materials I use are organic and when is for baby always use anti alergic and super washable yarns!

So enough of talk and here are some of the pictures!!

Hope you like it!


Monday, December 9, 2013

Giveaway winner *** sorteo vencedor

The giveaway is finished and our winner is Milanesa little things! Congratulations!!


El sorteo se ha terminado y nuestra vencedora es Milanesa little things! Enhorabuena



Sunday, December 1, 2013

Christmas Giveaway *** Sorteo de Navidad

Christmas is coming **** Las Navidades están aqui

First giveaway from Parapluie!!!!

We would like to offer you this cute and adorable beige booties size 3 to 6 months to someone very special, YOU and to participate only need to share the giveaway on facebook,like our page on facebook and leave a comment Here
The giveaway starts today at 12 and finishes at 8th December same time.
Good luck!!


Primero concurso de Parapluie!!!!

Queremos regalar estas botitas beige de bebe, talla 3 a 6 meses a una persona muy muy especial, TU! Y para participar solo tienes que compartir este post sorteo del blog en vuestro mural de facebook,gostar de nuestra pagina en facebook y dejar un comentarioAqui
El sorteo empeza hoy a las 12 y termina el 8 de Deciembre a la misma hora.

Hope you like and participate,

Xox Sofia

Friday, November 29, 2013

Daniel's hat

Today I want to share with you the hat I'm making for little Daniel!
I chose white wool and I'm embroidering a beige star! Love this colors together!
Happy weekend to you all!!  


Thursday, November 21, 2013

Blanket in progress

Working in a new item for the shop, aren't these colors lovely for a baby girl?


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

November plans

November already started but with so many things going on I didn't have time to update the blog.

So this month I want to organise myself in order to accomplish all the goals I had in my mind.

Cookie day: as I explain last year, me and my sister started a family tradition and every year in November we bake different cookies to eat in the next month with a nice tea and company!

Office inside a closet: this is my biggest project for this month, I have a messy second room with little space and Had the idea of changing a normal closet in a office. Let' s see...

Christmas tree decorations: I would like to knit and sew my decorations this year, I ' m thinking to use white, grey and maybe a little of red, I like nordic ornaments so I will inspire myself in this style.

Visit Meliés exhibition: last time I visit Madrid saw that was an exhibition about Meliés work and I will try to find time to visit.

Starting my illustrations: I' m so happy to star to draw and paint again, I really feel like organise my colours and star my illustrations for postcards or decoration. 

Refill my etsy store: for this month I will try to update my shop with nice and sweet baby stuff but with more surprises...

Finishing old projects: oh my, if you could see my knitting basket, I really have to finish some of the projects I started, I need space for new ones :)

So for this month I think I have enough, and about you, do you organise your month? And have you special plans for November? I would like to ear from you.