Keeping it Real: About


Keeping it Real, craft blog

Hello, I'm Teresa!
Welcome to Keeping it Real!

I live in Lisbon with my husband and our two children, and I love all things handmade and homemade - I'm always trying to come up with the perfect handmade gift for everyone!

I enjoy a huge variety of crafts. Sometimes I say to myself I should focus on just one thing, but I honestly don't think I will ever be able to. I love bright contrasting colours - though sometimes I work with pastels too - I have a preference for felt projects - because felt is just so easy to work with - and I'm a sucker for upcycled stuff. 

I also have another blog, all about books, so if this is something that appeals to you, the door is always open at The Bookworm.

And, last but not least, I'm also the proud owner of my little Etsy shop, The Really Crafty Store. Although I don't have a lot of time to dedicate to it, I still celebrate all of my small achievements!

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Thank you for visiting, I hope you enjoy Keeping it Real it as much as I do!

keeping it real, craft blog


  1. Hi Teresa, I am also new to the blogging world, 6 months now. I also do not show my home just small areas, because I believe there is a line we don't have to cross. My area is repurposing old th ings and up cycling . I hope we can be blogger friends and visit each other, and share each others projects. My blog is

    1. Thank you Mary, for stopping by and extending such a nice invitation. I'm now following you on G+ and Bloglovin and I won't miss any of your new posts!

  2. Hi Teresa! My name is Ana-Marija, I come from Croatia. I blog almost 4 years now, its my way to keep all of my projects documented. I mostly make tutorials so other people can enjoy sewing or making stuff, too. When I started blogging, I presented kids-related projects. Now my kids are getting older and most of my projects include home decor or home improvments. But I DO enjoy sewing for smaller kids. Thank God I have a niece and my friends' kids :)

    1. Hi Ana-Marija, I'm so glad you found me! Like yours, my kids are also getting older, so baby projects are only for my friend's babies and for my newborn baby cousin. You have some pretty amazing ideas on your blog, which I intend to come back and check in more detail. In the meantime, thank you for stopping by and enjoy your time around here!

  3. hello teresa. I am chelle. 35 yrs old from Nebraska. I have 3 kids 8, 4yrs old, and 4 month old baby. Your blog inspired me. thank you. :)