26 avril 2017

Knitting on the go bag/Sac tricot nomade

Because they are so fashionable (in the knitting world, Rihanna doesn't have one as far as I know) I wanted to make for my NSP (non secret pal) a project bag you can use to knit while standing. I couldn't find a pattern so I invented one. It can be improved, but it's not bad for a first! Parcequ'ils sont trop à la mode (dans le monde du tricot, à ma connaissance Rihanna n'en a pas), je voulais faire pour ma NSP (non secret pal) un sac de tricot nomade, grâce auquel on peut tricoter en étant debout. Je n'ai pas réussi à trouver... [Lire la suite]
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02 mars 2017

Needles pouch/Trousse à aiguilles

In February it was my NSP's (Non Secret Pal) birthday, so I wanted to make her parcel extra special. Since she is a knitter, I reckoned she, like the rest of us, could use a nice place to put her baby needles to rest. And let's be honest, interchangeable needles kits rarely come in nice pouches. No, I'm NOT thinking about my Knit Pro plastic case whose zipper broke the 1st time I used it… sigh En février, c'était l'anniversaire de ma NSP (Non Secret Pal), je voulais donc lui faire un colis un peu spécial. Comme c'est une tricoteuse,... [Lire la suite]
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11 janvier 2017

My 1st handbag / Mon 1er sac

Hello my lovelies! First of all, Happy New Year! I hope it's a great one for you and the ones you love! It's been a long time! The thing is, I've finished a lot of projects but couldn't show them because they were presents and I didn't want to ruin the surprise! My sister was born at the end of December, so every December, it's a race to finish both her birthday and Christmas presents! I managed to get it all ready in time so congrats to me! Today I wanted to show you the present she actually sort of knew she was getting. A few... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2016

Sewing kit/Nécessaire à couture

I always watch Anne's knitting/sewing podcasts, and in one of them, she had the idea of creating a thread in her Ravelry group to help people find NSPs (Non Secret Pals). The concept is quite simple (and not new, I know!!): you find someome with roughly the same interests as you and you send each other gifts. Sort of like a swap, but you do it regularly.I really wanted to try that, so I went to the thread and found myself a great NSP!!!! Our first swap was to take place at the end of July. We had decided on a small parcel with... [Lire la suite]
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13 janvier 2016

Giant baby towel / Sortie de bain géante

No, it's not the baby but the towel that's giant!Even though he's no giant, my little boy is now 8 months and a half and has outgrown all his towels, so I had to do something. Fortunately, I had foreseen this problem when the said baby boy wasn't even born! I had ordered the green fabric and lovely green elephants bias and even cut the pieces I needed when I was 7 months pregnant. But then I didn't have time to finish it. Nevermind, as everything was ready, it took me just a couple of hours to make the towel the other day, and now,... [Lire la suite]
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08 janvier 2016

Book pillows / Coussins livres

Here are the other gifts I've made for my family. Those were actually birthday presents, as my sister and her husband's birthdays are in November and December. A while ago, I asked them to tell me the title of their favorite book of all times. My sister chose The Eight (Le Huit in French) by Katherine Neville, and my brother in law… Well, let me tell you a bit about him, I think he's the kind of person who, being offered three wishes by the genie of the lamp, would keep the last one to wish for a million more wishes! Because he didn't... [Lire la suite]
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05 novembre 2015

Audrey's hat / Le chapeau d'Audrey

My sister loooves hats. And I love buying her hats ! There's this little hat maker in a town nearby who makes very original ones and I buy one there every year.But this time I wanted to try something new, so I bought a couple of books about hat making, made my sister choose several hats she liked among those, and set myself to make her one. I wanted to give it to her on Saint Audrey's day, on June 23rd (we give each other presents on our saint's day) but that didn't happen due to a little something that took all of my time (I think... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2015

high chair seat cover / coussin de chaise haute

My little baby is getting bigger and he can't stand staying on the ground in his bouncer while we're eating. He keeps shouting in that really annoying creaking voice he's just discovered he had. I therefore decided redoing the high chair seat was a top priority (for my ears). So I bought some oil cloth (easier to clean), took some quilting batting form my stash, ripped open all the seams of the old seat and used it to trace my pattern pieces, and even managed to reuse some parts (like the plastic bit for the feet and the... [Lire la suite]
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08 juillet 2015

Artist bag / Sac d'artiste

My niece is turning 8 this summer and she likes drawing, colouring, etc. so I thought it would be great to make her a bag to carry paper and pencils/felt tips everywhere, which can come in handy during the holidays.Ages ago, I found this great tutorial on Pinterest and pinned it because I was sure it would come in handy. (Sorry guys, it's in French, just ask if there is something you want translated.) Actually I wanted to make it last Christams but got a bit overwhelmed by all my Christmas sewing and knitting! Well… better late than... [Lire la suite]
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22 avril 2015

Summer-Spring collection / Collection printemps-été

I realised a couple of weeks back that my daughter had nothing to wear for a warmer weather. Her old Spring-Summer gear is either too small or can't be cleaned to a satisfactory level, so okay to play in the garden, but a big no no for school. Usually she wears her cousin's hands-me-down, but everything summery was in 5T and Raphaelle is still 3/4T, poor little thing! I took this opportunity to try my brand new Juki serger! It's a pleasure not to have to zigzag around every single fabric piece, and it's waaaaaay easier to sew knit... [Lire la suite]
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