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new fabric!

Friday, June 15th, 2012

I got new fabric today! These are to make backpacks, dyed totes and a few small purses/bags. I, first, have to wash it all and then it is ready for some bag making. I’m exited. I’m still looking for a big lot of fabric for the totes and it’s turning out to be a bit more difficult because i want to purchase it locally and the fabric in the stores here vary from month to month.
I’ll have an update on the new backpacks and totes next week and for now, i’m off to see my friend Fer to get something to eat and maybe a drink. Tomorrow we’ll hike and other than that and doing the laundry, we have no big plans. What are you all doing this weekend?
Hope you have a good one!

fabric by vanessa ramos
fabric by vanessa ramos
fabric by vanessa ramos
fabric by vanessa ramos

Hoy compré nueva tela! Esta es para hacer mochilas, totes teñidos y algunas pequeñas bolsas. Primero tengo que lavarla toda y después a hacerla en bolsas. Me emociona mucho. Aun estoy buscando un lote de tela grade para hacer una tanda grande de totes teñidos y he encontrado alguna tela pero ni una me convence lo suficiente y como la quiero comprar localmente, es más dificil ya que varia la tela que las tiendad tienen de mes en mes.
Les comparto la siguiente semana las bolsas y mochilas que vayan saliendo de estas telas. Por lo pronto, me voy a ver a mi amiga Fer, a cenar y tomar algo. Mañana nos toca ir a caminar y a lavar ropa como todos los fines de semana. Aparte de eso, no hay grandes planes. ¿Ustedes qué planes tienen?
Espero que tengan un muy buen fin de semana!

no se les olvide: taller de costura.

Thursday, June 7th, 2012

taller de costura
No se les olvide que aun estan las inscripciones abiertas para el taller de costura. Tienen hasta el 20 de junio para recibir un 30% de descuento y hasta el 30 de junio para inscribirse en general porque ese día iniciamos!
Más info aquí y aquí.

taller de costura :: verano 2012

Thursday, May 24th, 2012

So, this is all in spanish because it’s a workshop i’ll give in Tijuana. It’s a basic sewing workshop that focuses on teaching simple basics and reinforcing them by creating functional pieces each session.

taller costura en Raiz

El taller consiste en enseñar los conceptos básicos de la costura a máquina reenforzandola con la práctica. Entre los temas que se verán están: partes de la máquina de coser, material básico, puntadas, tipos de agujas, telas e hilos.
El taller concluirá con la realización de un pequeño proyecto por cada alumno, cada sesión.
Está dirigido a personas que estén interesados en aprender a coser con máquina y crear piezas sencillas y funcionales.
La duración del taller es de 6 sesiones, una cada sábado de 11am a 2pm, iniciando el 30 de junio y terminando el 4 de agosto. El costo es de $1500 m.n. por todo el taller y ahorita Raiz está ofreciendo un descuento de $500 m.n. si se inscriben antes del 20 de junio. Para inscribirse, hay que ir a Raiz Laboratorio de Arte y apartar su lugar, ellos están localizados calle Lerdo de Tejada 10237, justo atrás de lo que es Calette.

Algunos proyectos a realizar a lo largo del taller:

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Funda o cojín.

pink and crimson.. w.i.p.

Dibujo con hilo.
new coin purse // ziazia

Monedero con cierre.
tote

Bolsa cuadrada estilo ‘tote’.

Si les interesa inscribirse, hay más info aquí ,
escribir a Raíz a raiz.laboratoriodearte [arroba] gmail.com o al teléfono Tel: 681 76 52

another peek | backpacks

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

Here’s what i was sewing today. Greys & pinks. They will be ready tomorrow if all goes according to plan, if not, then the day after that. You know how life is and life has been happening this week a lot more [than usual] not according to plan. Ok, i’m off to pick up a friend from the airport and then to sleep. Hope you have a good night.

backpacks. w.i.p.

Esto es lo que estuve cosiendo hoy. Grises y rosas. Estarán listas para mañana si todo va como planeado, si no, pues entonces para el siguiente día estarán. Ya sabes como sucede a veces con la vida y esta semana la vida ha sucedido [más de lo usual] fuera del plan. Bueno, salgo al aeropuerto a recoger a un amigo y después a mimir. Que tengan una buena noche.

and the tote…

Monday, April 16th, 2012

I wrote the numbers in little white papers.

I folded them up and placed them in a dish.

Ibrahim picked one and the tote goes to…!!

#2, Mely! Congrats! I’ll send you an email so you can have your tote soon.
Thanks everyone for playing along. And stay tuned for another giveaway around the first days of May.
Happy monday.

last chance.

Sunday, April 15th, 2012

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texture totes

Last chance to enter the splashed dyed tote giveaway. It closes today at 10pm PST and i’ll announce the winner tomorrow.
Have a good sunday.

Hoy es su última oportunidad para entrarle al sorteo de la bolsa teñida, no se la pierdan. Hoy cierro a las 10pm y mañana digo quien es el ganador suertudo. Que tengan un buen domingo.

right now and something for later.

Friday, April 6th, 2012

Hi! Happy friday.
I’m getting a new tutorial ready to post in a few but in the mean while I want to share a few gorgeous photos from yesterday’s day long hike we took with a group of friend. These were taken by Gabriela Posada, she took a lot of great photos along the way. It was a very fun yet tiring hike up a 1200m tall hill. I took my photos with film and because of the long weekend that started yesterday, i’lll have to wait until monday to have them developed.
I’ll be back with the tutorial.

cerro bola- foto por gabriela posada 03

cerro bola - foto por gaby 02

cero bola foto por gaby

Hola! Feliz viernes! Estoy preparando un nuevo tutorial para publicar en un ratito pero mientras, les queiro compartir unas fotos hermosas que tomó Gabriela Posada cuendo fuimos ayer a caminar junto con un grupo de amigos. Estuvo divertido aunque muy cansado. Subimos un cerro de alrededor de 1200 metros de altura. Yo tomé mis fotos con película y voy a tener que esperar hasta el lunes para revelarlos gracias al fin de semana largo que inició ayer.
Regreso en un ratito para compartir el tutorial.

a few to share.

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

A few inspiring things that have caught my eye lately:

pop-up landscapes by artist  Andreas Johansson

pop-up landscapes by artist Andreas Johansson. via junk-culture.

best made company

Best made Co. handmade axes made in brooklyn. via the maker’s project.

eco-highlighters

Eco-highlighters. Awesome and useful.

by silvana aviles

This inspiration board by Silvana Aviles. via her blog.

navy asos brogues

And these oh so amazing asos navy brogues with turquoise sole. Yes, please.

And a few quick notes:
*One of my “a day in a roll” photos was features in the flickr blog, along with a few of my fellow film shooters. Very cool.
*If you’re waiting on a package of something ziazia you bought, i’m sorry the Mexican Postal Service is as of lately so very slow! I hope they get back to their regular times of sending packages over seas.
*My friend Mely has amazing new photos on her site.

We have a long weekend in México [don’t ask me why…] starting tomorrow and we’re hiking with friends tomorrow. I think it’s a good start of the weekend, yay! Then, i have no idea what we’re doing the other three days. Something. Anyways, I’ll be posting as regular, and tomorrow i have a new tutorial for you.
Have a lovely wednesday.

P.s. Don’t forget to enter the tote giveaway, it’s still open.

ch-ch-ch-changes

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

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I’ve been changing little things around here, nothing huge, just details. Well, the banner on top is a big change and a much needed dose of color. What do you think? I’m going to update the about page tonight and a few other things. I’m happy with how it’s looking.
Have a good tuesday!

He estado moviendo cosas en el blog, uno que otro detalle no muy grande, aunque cambié la imagen de encabezado y eso si es un gran cambio, color que ya hacía falta. ¿Qué les parece? Aun falta actualizar la página del ‘about’ lo cual haré en la noche y cosiras que no se notan pero quiero cambiar. Estoy contenta con como quedó todo.
Que tengan un buen martes!

birthday sale.

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

birthday ziazia sale

I think i went overboard with the colors but it’s festive and that’s all right with me.
So, as the image says, i’m starting off early and wanted to share the joy with my customers!
20% off all items in the shop, just write in the coupon code area on checkout BIRTHDAYGIFT
and it will be discounted before payment, that easy!
Plus, just for you my lovely few readers, i have free shipping worldwide just let me know and i’ll refund the cost!
Sale will be available until monday march 19th so hope you don’t miss out. :)
Have a good wednesday.

UPDATE: My wrong, i said monday march 21st and actually monday is the 19th! So the sale still ends on monday, i just changed the number. Thanks!