Saturday, January 26, 2013

Stash-Buster Project & Film On App

Hello, hello !

Hola !

After a lot of thinking and doubts I finally decided myself and signed up yesterday for this challenge with a a good bunch of lovely ladies from all over the world.

Después de darle muchas vueltas, dudas, miedos finalmente me he decidido y me he apuntado a este proyecto con un montón de simpáticas mujeres de todo el mundo.

It is called the Stash-Buster Challenge, and you can find all the information at Linda's Blog
You can also access directly to it from the button at the right of my blog homepage.

Se llama el Stash-Buster Challenge (que significa Reto de acabar con los restos de lana)
Puedes acceder a toda la información a través del Blog de Linda. También a través del botón que hay en la parte derecha de mi blog. 

So my first project is going to be a doll hat. Actually I was going to make a hat for my little boy as we have somehow lost his 2 hats. But as I was going to make it with leftovers I did not have enough yarn of the same color to make it. 

Mi primer projecto será un gorro para una muñeca. Iba a hacer un gorrito para mi peque ya que hemos perdido los dos que tenia, pero no tenia lana suficiente del mismo color.

Actually my stash is quite sad compare to those of other ladies. Most of it is really still being used as they are part of unfinished projects that I need to finish and the yarn I was using was discontinued and so I cannot really use it all up until I finish the projects it was for, if all that makes sense . . . 

Realmente la cantidad de restos que tengo es triste, comparada con otras mujeres que participan en el proyecto. La mayoría de los restos que tengo son parte de cositas que tengo que acabar y que tiene que ser con esa lana porque ya ha cambiado la tintada en la tienda, etc.

Anyway, I'm using the cream for the hat itself and the red for any embellishments. 

Bueno, voy a usar el crema para el gorro en si y el rojo para adornos.

We will be seeing the results in Linda's Blog. 

Iremos viendo los resultados en el blog de Linda


And now, I just want to share with you an iPad application, you might already know about this one, but to me when I found out about it it was a great discovery.

Ya ahora quiero compartir con todas una aplicación del iPad que puede encontréis de utilidad, al menos yo cuando la descubrí fue una gran alegría. 

As I might have mentioned in my blog before, I lived in Dublin (Ireland) for 7 years of my life, and ever since I came back to Spain me and my husband missed watching certain TV programmes, documentaries and  news specials, and me, of course also the cooking programs.  We tried to get British TV channels but the only one available was the BBC through the iPlayer and only through the iPad and it was a pay channel and not live tv, it is a great thing too (dont get me wrong) but you have to pay and can only watch past programmes and tv series, etc, etc.  (At that time I still did not have children and so I had more time to watch TV I have to say) 

Como creo que ya he mencionado en mi blog alguna vez, vivi en Dublin (Irlanda) durante 7 años de mi vida, y desde que volví a España mi marido y yo echábamos de menos la tv británica (que es la que mas se ve en Irlanda ya que ellos solo tienen 3 canales propios). Especialmente algunos documentales y programas especiales de noticias y yo para que mentir también los de cocina. (Tengo que decir que en aquel momento no tenia niños y tenia mas tiempo para ver la tv)

Until one day someone told us we could watch channels from all over the world, including British channels like Channel 4, ITV, More 4, etc through an iPad application called FilmOn and the best of it is that is FREE and available from anywhere (I have tried from 3 different countries and it works).
If you want to watch it via PC then their web site is

Un día, un compañero de trabajo me dijo que se podía ver la tv de muchos países del mundo GRATIS  a través de una aplicación del iPad o a través del PC. La aplicación se llama FilmOn. Aunque en mi iPAd aparece como FilmOn...Live. A través del ordenador se ve con su pagina web (

If you didnt know about this, I hope you found it helpful !!

Happy Weekend !!

Si no la conocías espero que la encuentres interesante !!

Feliz Fin de Semana !!


  1. Hi Eva and welcome to the challenge I'm looking forward to seeing the dolls hat, and thank you for that link I'm off to investigate :0

  2. I love doll clothes. Are you using a pattern or making your own? I look forward to seeing it.

    1. I'm using a pattern from a YouTube video from BobWilson123, she is Australian and has lots of crochet video tutorials. I will share the link to it when I post about the hat result.

  3. Hi Eva! I'm so glad you've joined the challenge too :) It'll be great to see what we come up with to use up our stash! Y muchísimas gracias por el enlace que has compartido. Llevamos mucho tiempo buscando alguna manera de poder ver la tele así. Yo soy de Inglaterra y echo de menos los programas de ahí y a mi marido le encanta ver la tele en inglés para practicar y mejorar su inglés. ¡Acabamos de probar y es una App genial! Thank you!!! Have a lovely weekend :) xx

    1. Elisabeth, I knew you would love this app ! I 'm happy you will be now able to feel a bit closer to home. Enjoy it! x

  4. Good luck with the stash busting!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

  5. Bienvenida al Reto! Esperamos ver tus proyectos ;-)

  6. So glad you joined the challenge! The doll hat sounds like it will be pretty.

    My partner and I are trying to visit Ireland this year... we are both Irish, but have never been to our (past) homeland. Hopefully it works out, but if not, we'll try again next year.

    Can't wait to start seeing pictures of your projects!

    1. Hi Ashley,

      Thanks for the comment.
      You might know already this year is the year to visit Ireland ? visit, lots of individual and group gatherings already going on. . .
      It is a wonderful land with wonderful people, I know the country very well so pls feel free to ask me anything if you decide to go there.

      Slán go fóill

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