Nov 26, 2014

Getting to Know the very talented Alba! & Giveaway

My name is Alba, I’m 26 and I live in Barcelona. My big passions in life are reading, crafting and baking. I have always loved reading, my parents used to read me stories every night when I was a toddler and then since I learned to read, I have always had a book to read very close.
Then there’s crafting. I love creating. I draw, I paint, I sew… and I love learning new techniques and methods. I am a big fan of felt, because it is very easy to use and you can make all these cute little animals and figures that are perfect for a keychain or decorations. My sister is also very creative and she has been doing patchwork for more than a year now and has taught me a lot of things. I am also learning to knit now. It’s so cool that there are videos about everything on youtube!

Now I would like to talk to you about my newest project, my Esty shop: Books and Butterflies  It all started because both my sisters in law had babies a couple of months ago and I wanted to make them something special so I decided to personalise a couple of tote bags for them with the names of their babies.

Then a couple of friends saw them and asked if I could make them a tote bag too. And then my mum and my sister saw them… and it kind of spiralled. Plus when I posted some of them on Twitter all the lovely people there loved them too and encouraged me to open an Etsy shop and here I am.
In my bags I try to combine my two passions: reading and crafting. So I love using quotes from books or messages about reading in them.
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I have decided that in all the orders I get until Christmas I am also going to send a surprise handmade Christmas decoration, so I am now working on them now, have a look: 

Twitter: @LostIn_Chicklit
Thanks Lavender for having me! I love having a look at your blog every day because you always something beautiful to share! 


I'm really grateful that Alba has written this fabulous guest post with a very generous giveaway for me. I'm glad I've met her as she's such a wonderful person and she's very talented. I love our twitter chats and Alba has a great blog and Etsy shop. Check them out, you're going to love them! 
Alba makes beautiful bookish tote bags. They are the perfect Christmas present for anyone who loves to read. Enjoy shopping! 


  1. First let me just say that those bags are all adorable (especially the "I read past my bedtime" one). As I am generally a bit of a book hoarder a message along the lines of "Books aplenty" would be neat. Or a simple "Tea & Books" with a drawing of a cup and a book would also be great on a bag.

  2. "good morning, milady", that's what my man says every morning :)

  3. I love these bags! What a creative idea

  4. all I want for christmas its a DOG!
    thanks, beautiful items!

  5. I love the I Read Past My Bedtime one.

  6. Books are for life not just for Christmas

  7. Love the bags! I would like a bag with " Coffee, comfy chair & book. Life is good."

  8. I'd love this quote from Doctor Who: "
    You want weapons? We're in a library. Books are the best weapon in the world. This room's the greatest arsenal we could have. Arm yourself!"

    Her tote bags are adorable and so is the Harry Potter Kindle case :3

  9. I would love to see some Poe, or other famous people quotes. I do love the harry potter bags!

  10. Vishruti Dev ParkheNovember 26, 2014 at 3:43 PM

    Thanks for this awesome giveaway :)

    I would love the quote - If you have enough book space, I don’t want to talk to you.


  11. I'd like to see a Tfios quote:
    You don't get to choose if you get hurt in this world...but you do have some say in who hurts you.
    Amazing stuff!!

  12. I LOVE BOOKS!!!!

    What an awesome giveaway!! Thank you!!

  13. i love any kind of book quote or books related saying becaus eit helps me discover new one^^ the one " all i want for christmas are books and a pinguin" is too cute^^

  14. Anything book related. I <3 book quotes!

  15. Love all book quotes. Especially the Harry Potter ones, so already LOVING those bags!! Would love a Jane Austen one as well: “The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.” ― Jane Austen

  16. If it has to be a bookish quote I would like to see "Find the people who treat you the way you deserve to be treated. Tell everyone else to go to hell and don't look back.” - It's from Katie Alender's "As Dead As It Gets" or maybe “I'm sorry. Two simple words with the power to change worlds.” from Shelley Coriell's "Welcome, Caller, This Is Chloe".

    If it could be any kind of quote I would love to have a bag with "Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish." - It's from a Steve Jobs speach 2005. <3

  17. " And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the
    heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the
    eye "

  18. My favorite classic ever is Wuthering Heights, so i would love to win a bag with something related to that. I particularly love this quote: “I have to remind myself to breathe - almost to remind my heart to beat!” Heathcliff<3

    Thank you for the giveaway! ;)

  19. Anything book related is awesome :-)

  20. TOTES are my weakness esp. if you put something book-related on it. I would choose this quote: “She is a piece of art. You have to know how to interpret her, how to
    see the beauty under the harsh lines of her personality.”

  21. What would I like to see in a bag? I love book quotes. Maybe for Christmas some of the Grinch or something. And I love nice drawings like dragons or something. :)

  22. Any book quote on a tote would be awesome. I'm loving the All I want for Christmas are Books, and a Penguin! Books and Penguins are seriously my two favourite things! :P


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