Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Visit our on-line shop | Visite a nossa loja on-line



Visit our online shop and enjoy the promotion. Use this code MAMIMA201108ABRT to get free shipping when buying any product from Mamima Shop.
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Visita a nossa loja on-line e aproveita a promoção. Utiliza este código MAMIMA201108ABRT para beneficiares da oferta dos portes de envio na compra de qualquer produto da Mamima Shop.

Back to school - eco-friendly book covers | Regresso às aulas - capas de livros amigas do ambiente.

Mamima book cover by mamima project
Mamima book cover, a photo by mamima project on Flickr.
It's time to prepare and organize the school material with your kids. It's a busy time for the parents and a time that children wait with great anticipation.
We catch some great tutorials to make book covers with a fabric touch for your kids.
You could have fun choosing the fabrics with your kids and giving a different look to their books.
This book covers will be unique, washable, reusable and eco-friendly.

Wishes of a good school year!
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É tempo de preparar e organizar o material para o regresso às aulas. Uma altura atarefada para os pais e um momento muito aguardado pelas crianças.
Reunimos um conjunto de tutoriais para aprender a forrar livros com tecidos.
A escolha dos tecidos e a personalização do material pode ser um momento divertido para os pais e para as crianças.
Estas capas de livros serão únicas, laváveis, reutilizáveis e amigas do ambiente!

Com os desejos de um bom ano lectivo!
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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

#25 Orange Dog - heart made dog from Mamima collection

We are pleased to HUG you with the #25 dog from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

#38 heart made doll from Mamima collection

We are pleased to HUG you with the #38 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

#36 heart made doll from Mamima collection

We are pleased to HUG you with the #36 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

#34 Parabéns Bea

#34 Parabéns Bea by mamima project
#34 Parabéns Bea, a photo by mamima project on Flickr.
With a big HUG from Mamima #34 Conchinha.
The Doll and her drawstring bag.
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Com um grande ABRAÇO da Mamima #34 Conchinha.
A boneca e o seu saco.

Today they went to the beach | Hoje pegaram no carro e foram até à praia

Rafa João at the wheel, Cherrie and the Dog are the companions.
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Rafa João no volante, Cherrie e o Dog são os seus companheiros.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

A good book for the imaginary | Um bom livro para o imaginário

A DIFFERENT PRESENT | UM PRESENTE DIFERENTE
Marta Azcona / Rosa Osun

If you are crafter lover you will find a special ocasion to offer this book as a gift to a children.
Its a simple story that shows the children ability to use their imagination and appreciate the simple things,  transforming the most insignificant piece of fabric into a usefull object and a source of entertainment full of surprises.

This is a realy good gift for children from 3 to 5 years.
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Quem gosta de costura e de trabalhar com tecidos vai encontrar uma ocasião especial para oferecer este livro a uma criança.
A história é simples e demonstra a capacidade de imaginação das crianças para apreciarem as coisas simples, transformando um pedaço de tecido insignificante num objecto útil e numa fonte de entretenimento que guarda enumeras surpresas.

Este é um bom presente para crianças dos 3 aos 5 anos.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Roma Avenue - The Lisbon Crafter Tour, the perfect tour for bargain hunters and creative crafters. by Mamima (www.amamima.com).

We like sewing, walking and explore our city, go to places, meet new people and find new things. Share and enjoy.
If you are a newbie or an expert sewer, a crafter lover or if you like to relax and relieve stress shopping around on fabric and notions stores, you will love Lisbon and this tour!

In this post we guide you through Roma Avenue exploring one of top avenues in Lisbon, near city centre, a residential and commercial area. Roma Avenue is one of the main streets of Alvalade district and also an open book of the XX century history of architecture and urbanism. Along this avenue you can find buildings signed by some of the best architects of the time as Cassiano Branco, Joaquim Bento de Almeida, José de Lima Franco, Licínio Cruz, Formosinho Sanches, Filipe Figueiredo and José Segurado.
Start at Roma Metro station, the exit near Estados Unidos da América Avenue. Here you can take the breakfast in one of the two best pastelarias in this area the VáVá or the Luanda.
On the corner of Roma Avenue and Estados Unidos da América Avenue you will find (1).
Walk on the right side of the avenue (to South, in direction to Praça de Londres) and enjoy one of city fashion districts. 
Go forward and feel the aroma that comes from Cafélia, a shop that offers not only a great variety but also a good selection of coffees and teas.
On your way to the next stop you meet the famous Lisbon florist Romeira Roma (on the left side) and the fruit shop Frutalmeidas (on the right side) were you can taste the fabulous pastel de massa tenra or the tarte de maçã (apple pie). You also meet the Tim Tim Café 
Turn to the left, after the bridge, to João de Deus Avenue and then turn right and take Madrid Avenue. Here you see (2) and a little bit forward (3) on the left side of the street in a residential building yard.
Back to Roma Avenue, through the narrow Edison Street under the buildings, you can find the atelier (4) on the right. 
Following by the Óscar Monteiro Torres Avenue you will find (5) and if you turn right at Oliveira Martins Street you meet (6).
Back to Roma Avenue, through the buildings passage located a little bit further in the Oliveira Martins street, you find in the corner (7) the fabric shop Ouro Têxteis. On the opposite side of the street in the square of the municipals swimming pool you can find a little garden hidden by the buildings and (8).
Two historic Lisbon book shops Bertrand and Barata, located in the Roma Avenue, requires a stop. In Barata you can take a coffee and look through the Portuguese literature, news or a good selection of the actual magazines.
Next you find (9). If you want to finish your walk with a visit to Culturgest and Biblioteca Municipal Palácio Galveias you have to turn left at João XXI Avenue. Otherwise you can go until the end of Roma Avenue and visit another famous pastelaria Mexicana were you can see the ceramic panels from Mestre Querubim Lapa. Then go through shopping area of Guerra Junqueiro Avenue to the Alameda Metro station.


(1) Chiado’s Artplace -  Av. EUA Nº100 A
Open from 10h00 AM to 7h00 PM. Close for lunch from 1h00 PM to 2h00 PM.
Fine art materials and Redesign.
(2) Sociedade Decorações JJ Dionisio, Lda - Av. Madrid Nº 32 C
Open from 9h00 AM to 8h00 PM. Close for lunch from 1h00 PM to 3h00 PM.
Gallons, decor accessories, fabric and Atelier.
(3) Varela Belas Artes  - Av. Madrid Nº 28 B
Open from 10h00 AM to 7h00 PM. Close for lunch from 1h00 PM to 3h00 PM.
Saturday from 10h00 AM to 1h00 PM.
Fine art materials.
(4) Blanche - Rua Edison Nº8 C
Open from 10h00 AM to 7h00 PM.
An atelier with handmade fabric accessories, bags, toys and baby clothe.
(5) Retrosaria Roma - Av. Óscar Monteiro Torres Nº61C
Open from 9h00 AM to 7h00 PM. Close for lunch from 1h00 PM to 3h00 PM.
It is very expensive store but it has a good selection of cotton yarn, notions with several knitting tools and accessories.
(6) Rua Oliveira Martins Nº41B
Open from 9h30 AM to 7h00 PM.
A small and old shop full of wool and cotton yarn.
(7) Ouro Têxteis - Av. Roma Nº27D.
Open from 9h00 AM to 7h00 PM. Close for lunch from 2h00 PM to 3h00 PM.
A good selection of fabrics.
(8) Avenida7- Retrosaria e tecidos de alta costura - Av. Roma Nº16.
Haute couture fabric and notions. Visit the sales section.
(9) Tricots Brancal - Av. Roma Nº 10A
Open from 9h30 AM to 7h00 PM. Close for lunch from 1h00 PM to 3h00 PM.
An old shop for the knitting lovers with good a selection of wool and cotton yarn.


We hope you have enjoyed this tour... 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

#33 Jessica - heart made doll from Mamima collection

We are pleased to HUG you with the #33 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the Beatriz Mamima pattern with approximately 26cm L x 8cm W, just the right size to carry around wherever you go.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled.
The hair is stitched to her head.
The eyes, the mouth and the nose are embroidered, so no loose buttons.
The clothes are removable, made of fabric and knitting.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for children.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.

#35 Monica - heart made doll from Mamima collection

We are pleased to HUG you with the #35 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the Margaret Mamima pattern with approximately 26cm L x 8cm W, just the right size to carry around wherever you go.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled.
The hair is stitched to her head.
The eyes, the mouth and the nose are embroidered, so no loose buttons.
The clothes are removable, made of fabric and knitting.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for children.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.

#39 Celia - heart made doll from Mamima collection

#39 Celia - heart made doll from Mamima collection

#39 Celia - heart made doll from Mamima collection by mamima project
#39 Celia - heart made doll from Mamima collection, a photo by mamima project on Flickr.
We are pleased to HUG you with the #39 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the Beatriz Mamima pattern with approximately 26cm L x 8cm W, just the right size to carry around wherever you go.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled.
The hair is stitched to her head.
The eyes, the mouth and the nose are embroidered, so no loose buttons.
The clothes are removable, made of fabric and knitting.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for children.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.

#18 Pedro - heart made doll from Mamima collection

We are pleased to HUG you with the #18 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the Pedro Mamima pattern with approximately 26cm L x 7cm W, just the right size to carry around wherever you go.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled.
The hair is stitched to his head.
The eyes, the mouth and the nose are embroidered so no loose buttons or anything to chew on.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for any children.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

The Mamima heart made collection is increasing | A colecção de bonecos Mamima está a aumentar

Mamima heart made collection 
Here is a sample of the work we have done while our children sleep. The Mamima heart made collection is increasing.
Stay tuned and follow the Mamima Project Blog, here & at our shop
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Bem vindo! Aqui está uma amostra do trabalho que temos feito enquanto os nossos filhos dormem. A colecção de bonecos Mamima está a aumentar e de manhã é um corropio para ver as novidades, um novo boneco, um cabelo, uns olhos, uma boca ou um nariz...
Acompanha este o Projecto Mamima, neste blog ou na loja on-line.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Mamima’s 3 favourite craft blogs

If you love to craft, knitting or sewing take a moment to look and enjoy this blog filled with fantastic projects, amazing photos and great tutorials.

Sew, Mama, Sew!
A useful blog with a lot of ideas for handmade gifts and with a good variety of sewing tutorials.


Inside a black apple
This is a blog to read and to look, a beautiful place with a painting art work that is just awesome and a great source of inspiration.

Monday, August 8, 2011

#32 Owl

We are pleased to HUG you with the #32 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the OWL Mamima pattern. This pattern is a limited edition with only one doll.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled. One of the fabrics is Chita de Alcobaça a traditional portuguese pattern bought on Armazém dos Linhos in Porto.
The nose is embroidered and the eyes are made with coconut buttons.
The buttons used for decorating makes this doll unsuitable for young children.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for children and adults.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

#19 Mamima Heart Made

#19 Mamima Heart Made by mamima project
#19 Mamima Heart Made, a photo by mamima project on Flickr.

We are pleased to HUG you with the #19 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the Sara Mamima pattern with approximately 26cm L x 7cm W, just the right size to carry around wherever you go.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled.
The hair is stitched to her head.
The eyes, the mouth and the nose are embroidered, so no loose buttons.
The clothes are removable, made of fabric and knitting.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for children.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.

#34 Mamima Heart Made

0034 Mamima Heart Made by mamima project
#34 Mamima Heart Made, a photo by mamima project on Flickr.
We are pleased to HUG you with the #34 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the Beatriz Mamima pattern with approximately 26cm L x 7cm W, just the right size to carry around wherever you go.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled. The hair is stitched to her head.
The eyes, the mouth and the nose are embroidered, so no loose buttons.
The dress is removable and is made of fabric and knitting. The dress has two little buttons and is unsuitable for young children.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for children.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.


Visit the Mamima shopmamima.etsy.com

#37 Tococo bunny

0037 Mamima Heart Made by mamima project
#37 Mamima Heart Made, a photo by mamima project on Flickr.
We are pleased to HUG you with the #37 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the Rabbit Mamima pattern with approximately 20cm L x 8cm W, just the right size to carry around wherever you go.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled.
The mouth and the nose are embroidered and the eyes are made with wood buttons.
The buttons used for decorating makes this doll unsuitable for young children.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for children.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.

#31 Mamima Heart Made

0031 Mamima Heart Made by mamima project
#31 Mamima Heart Made, a photo by mamima project on Flickr.

We are pleased to HUG you with the #31 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the Cat Mamima pattern with approximately 20cm L x 8cm W, just the right size to carry around wherever you go.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled.
The eyes, the mouth and the nose are embroidered, so no loose buttons or anything to chew on.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for any young children.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.

#29 Mamima Heart Made

0029 Mamima Heart Made by mamima project
#29 Mamima Heart Made, a photo by mamima project on Flickr.
We are pleased to HUG you with the #29 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the Monster Mamima pattern with approximately 20cm L x 8cm, just the right size to carry around wherever you go.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled.
The eyes, the mouth and the nose are embroidered, so no loose buttons or anything to chew on.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for any young children.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.


Visit the Mamima shopmamima.etsy.com

#28 Mamima Heart Made

#28 Mamima Heart Made by mamima project
#28 Mamima Heart Made, a photo by mamima project on Flickr.
We are pleased to HUG you with the #28 doll from Mamima handmade collection.
Each doll from Mamima handmade collection is created individually and made with the finest materials; the fabrics are chosen with care and sewed with love.
This is the Cow Monster Mamima pattern with approximately 20cm L x 8cm, just the right size to carry around wherever you go.
The body is made on fabric and poly filled.
The mouth and the nose are embroidered and the eyes are made with buttons.
The buttons used for decorating makes this unsuitable doll for young children.
Hand wash ONLY.
Is resistant to kids care and makes a great gift for children.
The Mamima dolls will bring you a huuuuuuuuge HUG and a happy smile.


Visit the Mamima shopmamima.etsy.com

Monday, August 1, 2011

#30 India

#30 India by mamima project
#30 India, a photo by mamima project on Flickr.
It will be our first monster living outside Portugal. He is flying to India.
We are waiting his name.