20 janvier 2016

Jaja's birth gift / Le cadeau de naissance de Jaja

My sister's mother-in-law, Jaja, knows how to make a seriously cool gift. For my boy's birth, she sent me a kit to knit him a sweater: wool, buttons and pattern instructions. There was enough wool to knit it in a size 2, but I wanted him to wear it now, so I went with 12 months.I tried a new buttonhole technique that you do when the sweater is all sewn up. You take the stitch where you want your buttonhole and you use matching sewing thread to attach one horizontal strand of the stitch 2 rows down and the other one 2 rows up, and... [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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03 janvier 2016

Travel jewel case / Trousse à bijoux de voyage

Hey Guys it's me again! I wish you all a very happy New Year!Not that I want to stay in 2015, but I wanted to show you the Christmas gifts I've made for my family. Here is the travel jewel case I've made for my mother. I used a double clasp so that on one side she can put her earrings (in the lace ribbon or in the felt for the studs) and rings (in the satin ribbon that you can open thanks to a snap), and on the other one, her necklaces or maybe a watch. It's all very small as the clasp length is only 11 cm (4,3 inches) so it can fit... [Lire la suite]
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15 décembre 2015

Ho ho ho !

Only a week before Christmas!!!I'm proud to present my very own Christmas wreath. I started it last year but didn't finish time but a couple of days ago I finally got around it.I'd love to have a wreath all year round and change it according to the seasons. It took me a whole year to make this one, so my project might take longer than one would expect!I also wanted to share with you the lovely cards my 4 year old girl made for her teachers. Aren't they adorable! I may or may not be a teeny tiny bit biased… Merry Christmas to y'all!!!... [Lire la suite]
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30 novembre 2015

Fabric ball/Balle de préhension

Here's Liam's firts Christmas present: a fabric ball I sewed thanks to this tutorial. I made it better by adding a bit of texture to it: ribbon, velvet, lace, linen, flannel, fleece, and even some "noisy" fleece (a piece of plastic bag sewn on the wrong side of the fleece)! I hope my baby will love it! Voici le tout premier cadeau de Noël de Liam : une balle de préhension Montessori en tissu, que j'ai faite en suivant ce tutoriel. Je l'ai améliorée en ajoutant un peu de texture : du ruban, du velours, de la dentelle, du... [Lire la suite]
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27 novembre 2015

Gingerbread garland / Guirlande de pain d'épices

I could just eat this little guy! Je pourrais le croquer, ce petit bonhomme ! And those, aren't they cute??? I used the pattern provided by Cutesy Crafts. Et ceux-là, ne sont-ils pas mignons ??? J'ai utilisé le patron de Cutesy Crafts.
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26 novembre 2015

Christmas ornaments / Décorations de Noël

Here's my latest batch of christmassy little felt things: reindeers, trees, hearts, a little owl, and even a stocking!Well done me, now I'm craving some some gingerbread… Voici ma dernière fournée en date de petite choses feutrées de Noël : des rennes, des sapins, des cœurs, un petit hibou, et même une chaussette !C'est malin, maintenant j'ai envie de pain d'épices…
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25 novembre 2015

Twinkle twinkle… / Pluie d'étoiles filantes

Still deep in Christmas market prep!Here's a sample of hand embroidered felt stars to decorate any lucky fir tree! Hope you'll like them because someone has to buy them!!! Toujours en pleins préparatifs du marché de Noël !Voici quelques étoiles en feutrine brodées par mes petites mains pour décorer de chanceux sapins ! J'espère que vous aimerez parce qu'il faut que des gens les achètent !
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24 novembre 2015

Christmas sugary owls / Hiboux sucrés de Noël

Guys, it's official, I'm a PTA Mom! With other parents, we've just created the village school's Parents' association and the first event we organise is a Christmas market that will take place on December 6th (so soon!). Of course I couldn't resist sewing things for the association to sell. Here's a first batch: sugary owls. Avec d'autres parents, nous avons créé l'association de parents d'élèves de l'école de notre village et on l'a appelée l'École Buissonnière. La première manifestation qu'on organise pour avoir des sousous... [Lire la suite]
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