Mãos a obra!

A few days ago I had some friends over. It felt great to have them here and they even brought me a book that I was wishing since I knew it was going to be released, “Mãos a obra!”!

The most likely is that you already heard about it, but if you haven’t you should go and have a look, because it is worth it.

I am a follower of Constança’s blog, Saídos da Concha, for a while, even long before I started sewing and when she said she was going to publish a book I felt very happy and even without seeing it, I wanted it.

The book did not disappointed at all, in fact, is very well written and cleverly organized in four sections according to the four seasons of the year, plus the projects are so different from each other, from baking to sewing, flowers ornaments and so many others. The photos are really good and the fact that they were taken by Constança herself and her husband make the book feel more real, like those are projects that you can really make with things that you can easily find or in fact reuse!!

I like baking a lot and this time of the year is when I do it the most because it feels good the warm house with the smell of something delicious in the oven and eat it after it comes out (of course) 😉 but also because it is a very festive time of the year, with Christmas and plenty of birthdays in our family. For this particular reason I decided to go for a cake and I chose Russos!

This is a great cake to go with a warm cup of tea I can ensure you and the nuts make it perfect (I love nuts) for this time of the year. In the book it says that they will make success at the grandmas’! I don’t know about that but they made success at our house when the girls arrived from school 🙂




These two are a great company and I will be making some more projects from this book for sure.


Now you can go and have a look to what these talented ladies also made from the book 😉

Ana Sofia from S is for Sewing;

Rita from Conversas de Hermanas;

Magda from House of Estrela;

Patricia from Pequeno Mundo a 3;

Carla from Rita Pirolita;

and after seeing what Sara made, you can also enter the Giveaway for a chance to win one book at her blog Made by Sara.

Have fun 🙂

16 thoughts on “Mãos a obra!

  1. Querida Maria João, muito obrigada por este post! Não imaginas como estou contente com a surpresa que me prepararam. Os russos ficaram com óptimo aspecto e gosto de saber que não agradam apenas às avós! 😉 Não há nada melhor do que aprovação das crianças. Obrigada pelas tuas palavras e pelas fotografias!


    • fairiesbubblesco

      They were really tasty 🙂 I know what you mean with the little helpers! They don’t make things easier, just funnier (in a good day) 😉


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