Saturday, November 30, 2013

That time of the year

It is the time of the year when the Holidays set up an expectation, a preparation and everything accelerates. Orders, inquiries, strict shipping deadlines that equal strict production deadlines.

Many lovely custom orders that generate new pieces for my collection.

I'm tired but loving all the buzz.

On the domestic front here's the end of school year and that alone has its own set of school concerts, parent attending classes, meetings with teachers. The closing of a school year makes me think of how far and how well my kids have gone in this epic move. More on that later!

Monday, November 18, 2013

Colorful towns around the world

I found this in the digital newspaper today. How beautiful! I wish I could go to all this places! (Specially Cinque Terre and Stockholm)

Saturday, November 16, 2013


I'm surprised at myself: how much I appreciate and value the weather we're enjoying...It's warm- not too humid. It feels like an embrace. Maybe I can only savour this now, after so many years in a harsher, colder, cloudier environment.

Last Thursday was a no school day and with the kids we walked the 9 blocks that separate us from the main street, to have ice creams

I enjoy our conversations...about life. About robbers. About many topics that are part of our daily lives now. Both Theo and Mica have many things to say. Many questions and theories. Such a joy to be around them these days

Monday, November 11, 2013

On Etsy Front Page

A lot of ideas for new pieces for my shop ThelaPlata have crossed my mind lately
How lovely to see one of my pieces on Etsy front page today in this well crafted treasury by Pedro Vieira. Thanks Pedro and how nice to receive this bit of ratification to develop this line further!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Some more earrings

These two are the kind of pieces I wear in my daily life. Delicate but with some edge. Very light and comfortable.

Monday, November 4, 2013


Working in a numer of new earrings. Lovely styles that I hope to upload in the next 2 days.

I'll post more pics as soon as I can process them

On the stove: some chickpeas and cauliflower ...trying to improvise something with some Indian reminiscence. Not too confident on my luck with this dish and the kids

Some sleepless nights lately...I'm very tired now!

Good dreams to you all!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

More stocking stuffers and Holidays Shopping Deadlines

Another little piece that I've designed with the Holidays in mind: Personalized hearts and birds. Choose your color for the heart. (From the pics or from the color chart)

A notice I've posted ALL OVER my shop today:

"HOLIDAY SHOPPING DEADLINES: My pieces are 100% handmade to order so please shop with enough time for production and shipping! Last Day with Christmas delivery guaranteed:

TO USA: December 5th
TO CANADA: November 30th
TO AUSTRALIA and EUROPE: November 11th"

Friday, November 1, 2013

Halloween Criollo

A little strange Halloween alla "Criolla" with empanadas, last minute costumes and improvisation all around. Definitely not NorthAmerican Halloween with the mood set a month in advance, but yet a fun moment shared with the kids and good new friends!