Sewing, painting, vegetable garden & Greytown Market || November 2020

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Hello there, it feels like a long time since we last saw each other. Even though it’s been a month as usual. I feel like this month I have so many things to share.

If I had to chose a word or phrase to describe this month it might be being in the moment. Even though I don’t think I’ve been fully in the moment, I feel like compared to the past months… Due to the amount of new activities I incorporated I was able to think more in the present moment than letting my mind wonder around as usual.

Some of the highlights of this month are the community classes I started taking last month. We’ve reached the end point and I’m going to share some of my final projects.

Another highlight is the Day of the Dead & the beginning of my brand new vegetable garden! I hope you’re excited because we’re about to begin… Ready? 3, 2, 1, go…

Day of the Dead

For those who don’t know, the Day of the Dead or Día de Muertos is one of the most popular Mexican traditions celebrated the 1st and 2nd of November very year.

I’ve made it my own adult tradition to do a new Catrina makeup every year and this is the 7th year I’ve done it. This year being my second year here in New Zealand.

If you’d like to see my previous year’s makeup looks you can check out my compilation here: La Catrina. I’ve also made a separate blog post talking more about this celebration and other details of this year’s makeup, clothes and overall look.

Day of the Dead Catrina || Makeup & Photoshoot 2020

Community Classes

Last month: October 2020. I started two classes at a Community Centre here in New Zealand. I talked a little bit about my first projects but now that November’s gone, I come to show you my finished projects for each class.

I’ll show you more in a separate blog but here I’ll give you a little overview to get you started:

Sewing

The class where I was most accomplished was definitively sewing. I guess I’ve looking forward to get hands on sewing for a long time since I’ve grown up watching my mom making all sorts of clothes and costumes for me but I never learned while in there.

I guess it was quicker, easier and funnier for my mom to make the things herself over teaching me, we didn’t have enough time together but she had spare time at work (my parents had their own doctors office and she could take the time while there was no patients around).

Anyway, I really enjoyed the class and I was able to complete six projects in the six weeks of the class. I must say I actually enrolled in both of the class’ schedules instead of the regular two hours a week so I had four hours in total (per week) to complete the projects.

  1. Tote Bag
  2. Black & Burgundy Beret
  3. White Half Apron
  4. Denim Working Apron
  5. Green Floral Pinafore
  6. White Peasant Blouse

Coming soon in depth walk through these projects: Sewing Projects for Beginners: My six first sewing projects at the Upper Hutt Woman’s Community Centre || Sewing

Oil Painting

Gardening

I decided to start a vegetable garden in our deck. Since Jono started doing some woodworking we’ve been able to make planters costume to what we’re needing for the space and layout of the garden.

It makes it so much more special because we’re building everything together from scratch. We’re going to get started with some Pinto Beans, Cucumber, Tomato, Broccoli, Lettuce and Carrots.

Woodworking

As I mentioned above, Jono got into woodworking and towards the end of the month, I joined him by making some wood planters. We’ve sold a few and made some more for our vegetable garden.

We started a facebook page if you’d like to follow us along: Cecy and Jono’s Wood Workshop

Greytown Market || New Zealand Travel

This month we had the chance to have a little getaway to a colorful quirky town around an hour away from Wellington City. I must say it was way smaller than I expected but still quite picturesque.

There’s quite a few places to visit around like the Mushroom Farm or the Paua Shell Shop in Carterton but we visited only the Greytown Market for now, expecting to come back and have a more extended visit to the area.

“Take a stunning country valley, add a generous dollop of gourmet foodie treats and unique shopping finds, a dash of quirk and a whole lot of heart, and you’re getting close to the Greytown vibe.”

Greytown Village

Entertainment

Shows

Anne with an E

Queens Gambit

Unsolved Mysteries

I am a Killer

Dream Home Makeover

Out of my personal preference, this is the show with less impact on me for this month. This type of shows are more of a background show while I’m doing something else that requires more of my attention.

Movies

Pride & Prejudice

Lady J

V for Vendetta

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