Dos Borreguitas Blog

A Second Life for a Mexican Dress February 24 2011

My sister-in-law sent me a link to this pillow she just found on Etsy and said it was "pretty frickin' brilliant." Totally. The Mija sweet upcycled pillow made from vintage embroidered girls dress is exactly what the name says it is. Now I know what to do with the toddler's adorable little Mexican dresses when they no longer fit her. Bust out the sewing machine that hasn't seen the light...

I **Heart** Crafty Bastards and Etsy October 04 2010

I am a sucker for DIY. Once in a while, I'll dig out my crafting crap from the basement and give it a whirl. It's all those specialized tools I bought at Michael's -- that in the store I was totally convinced I needed -- but have no idea how to use mostly because I'm not patient enough to follow written directions. Oh yeah, I also have a pretty sweet...

Lucha Libre Makes the Forgotten Off / On Switch Cool August 24 2010

We have boring switchplate covers in our house. White ones. Some super old ones with layers of paint encrusting the edges to the wall. And our dining room light switch is naked and showing all its stuff. Super classy! Now these switchplate covers are the kind that only super cool people put in their house. I saw these in a shop at the Placita Olvera in Los Angeles. I especially...

Pan Dulce Cushions and "Fuzzies" Make Life Sweeter August 23 2010

This is my older brother's DREAM come true. He can literally eat pan dulce like Cookie Monster gets down with cookies. I literally raided Xochico's online store when I saw this collection. I couldn't wait for my order to come in--and it finally did on Saturday. First, I gotta say, the packaging these products come in is amazing. It's better than wrapped presents. It's authentic. Everything comes in pink boxes--just...

Discovering the Pint-sized Rocking Chair August 08 2010

If you've ever been to Nicaragua you know these cane rocking chairs are ubiquitous in the Central American country. These sillas abuelitas often take the place of couches in a living room, line the porches of beachfront properties in San Juan del Sur, chill in the hotel lobbies in Granada, etc. And they are amazingly comfortable, probably because the weaved cane cushions the toosh better. This pint-sized silla abuelita is...
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