Monthly Archives: December 2018

Morning Coffee

We moved in June 2018 to our new home near the town of Cadaval.

Every place has its own traditions, and the food is a big part of the tradition here in Portugal.
A good morning starts with the morning coffee (the Portuguese breakfast if you will), and the best place to have t is in one of your locals coffee shops.

The coffee itself is absolutely fantastic all over the country and you can get your favorite brand name in one of the coffee shops in your area, but the bread is a totally different story.

Every region, sub-region and sometimes even village, has its own bread, and bread rolls.
Even if they are called the same, the taste is absolutely unique to each place.

Well, all this was to explain the image of our local coffee house and please take notice of that yummy, crusty bread roll (you can almost hear it cracking).

I love Portugal! no doubt about it!


Big Custom Made Signs That Come in Parts (not Assembled)

Danielle and Ryan, Precious customers of mine, put my attention on the fact that when they got their custom made sign, which was made of four parts due to its big size, they did not know how to assemble it
Due to the size of our oven I can not “cook” bigger pieces than 10  by 10 centimeters (or 4 by 4 inches) so then  As most ceramic tiles are 4 by 4 inches or 6 by 6 inches, the same problem exists with the ceramic tiles.
For my customers, I want to give instructions about assembling and using the tiles.
It all, of course, starts with the decision where do you want to use them. Are they going to serve as coasters? a decorating creation that will lay on a table or a shelf?
In this case, I suggest you either glue to the back of each tile a sheet of cork like these images.

You can also glue some felt (which I do not have an example to show you)
* If you want to have cork on the back of your tiles, please let me know and I will do it (for a small extra fee)

Other customers want to fix it on indoor doors or partitions (or walls) and in this case I recommend using a double-sided self-adhesive tape.  Here is an example. The number 8 is glued to our front door with double-sided adhesive tape.

* If you want to have double-sided self-adhesive tape on the back of your tiles, please let me know and I will do it (for a small extra fee)

If these should be fixed to an outside door then the best is to use some ready mix glue paste for tiles (like nail free glue they use for pictures)

All these images are from our own house, and how we use these signs

Here is a special present I made for the “in baskets system” of my husband!

Here is how I get the pieces together in a video :
and here are the pieces themselves (this is a big plaque with 9.2″ by 9.2″)
If you have any question. please ask me using the form on the contact page or using my email soulbysolange (at) gmail ).) com.
I’ll be happy to answer any question.