26 janvier 2015

Baby clothes / Vêtements de bébé

Every time it's the same, when I'm pregnant I develop a sort of knitting fever!So after the socks I made for my daughter, the sweaters for my sister, and other things I will blog about shortly, I realized I was in the 6th month of my pregnancy which meant I could maybe start working on a baby kit. Here's the first thing I've made : (so very) small summer dungarees and socks to match.When I bought the yarn, I actually thought it was pearl grey. As it turns out, it's pale blue, which isnt' really unisex, and I don't know the sex of... [Lire la suite]
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26 janvier 2015

Socks! / Des chaussettes !

Just before Christmas, my good friend Elke gave my daughter a pair of bright red socks handknitted by her grandmother. Raphaelle LOVED them. So much so that she didn't want to take them off, literally! So I decided it was high time I learned how to knit socks. I knitted a pair for me last year but I was  following a pattern and didn't really understand the principle of it all. So first I found a good tutorial (and here I can't thank enough the wonderful owners of the shop where I buy all my notions, because they gave me the... [Lire la suite]
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09 janvier 2015

Jelly roll skirt / La jupe en bandes de tissu

Last summer I was on holidays with my sister and in a beach shop she fell in love with a skirt that was made entirely of strips of fabric. She didn't buy it though. First, it was quite expensive. Second, although it existed in two different lengths, none pleased my hard-to-please sis: the long one was too long and the short one was… yes, too short! So she placed an order with me for such a skirt, in the right length and in bright colors, more or less in blue. Challenge accepted, I would make it for her birthday, which was in... [Lire la suite]
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05 janvier 2015

Happy New Sewing Year! / Bonne année de couture !

I'm definitely not going to list all the resolutions I should make, it's not my style. I prefer going through life not knowing what I'm going to do exactly, which doesn't prevent me from doing A LOT of stuff! My one and only goal for 2015 is to have a beautiful baby, and hopefuly, I'll be able to scratch that from my list by the beginning of May! Now let's get down to business, because I have quite a few items I've been dying to share with you but couldn't because they were Christmas or birthday presents and I wanted to keep them a... [Lire la suite]
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10 décembre 2014

Christmas market / Marché de Noël

So next Saturday there is a Christmas market in Lavelanet, a small town nearby where my husband works as an English teacher (yep, I'll tell you EVERYTHING!). One of his colleague (who also happens to be a friend) will keep a stand there to help raise money to organize a trip to Ireland for her pupils and she asked if I had stuff for sale. Well, I had nothing at the time, which was to weeks ago, except for a leather purse I've made ages ago (you can see it here, sorry, my blog was only in French at the time). And it wasn't under the... [Lire la suite]
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11 novembre 2014

Sunny sweater / Un pull coloré

Here's the new sweater I've knitted for my daughter. It's the same wool as the peruvian hat's in my previous post. I chose a very simple pattern in one of my extremely numerous pattern books and added a pocket just for the fun of it. It was an easy quick knit, which offered me some rest, and I love the result, it's warm and colorful, plus I can find my daughter in a croud thanks to that yellow!   Voici le dernier pull que j'ai tricoté pour ma fille. C'est la même laine que pour le bonnet péruvien de mon message précédent... [Lire la suite]
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03 novembre 2014

Autumn is here at last! / L'automne arrive !

Until now we have enjoyed a summary weather but it's about to change. You'd think I'd be displeased with the upcomming cold and rain. On the contrary! I can't wait because I love Autumn and snuggling in warm knits and big fluffy scarves. And of course, this means I get to knit for my daughter, selfish me, and anyone who asks! The first thing I've knitted this season is a peruvian hat for my girl. I found the wool half price in a shop and it's very soft and lovely to knit with, and I couldn't resist this sunny color! I knitted in size... [Lire la suite]
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25 octobre 2014

Wrap along / Robe portefeuille

This is the first dress I sew for me. It's not perfect, but it's wearable, and I'm satisfied. I still have a lot of progress to make with sewing knits (I don't own a serger and it's only the 3rd knit item I sew) and with choosing the right size for me in the pattern (here I should have gone for a smaller size for the bodice and the sleeves but it's not the case with my lower area!). I've made this dress as part of the wrap along organized by the curvy sewing collective, a blog written by very talented curvy seamstresses where you can... [Lire la suite]
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09 octobre 2014

Toulouse craft fair / salon Tendances créatives de Toulouse

Today was just like one day in heaven… or what heaven looks like to me anyway: I learned a new craft (felting), I shopped in the biggest craft shop I've ever seen (actually dozens of different little shop specializing in different things, please check out Odile Bailloeul, fabric designer) and met someone amazingly talented and super-nice (Sylvie Ladame, textile artist and felting instructor), all that with my friend Elke from Wool, Me & More! Je viens de passer la journée au paradis… enfin dans ce qui pour moi ressemble au... [Lire la suite]
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06 octobre 2014

Knit tunic / Tunique en jersey

Right after the huge success of the knit leggings, I decided to try my hands on a tunic to go with them. It turned out great but I really can't let my daughter wear the two together: it looks too muche like she's got her jim jams on! Today she's wearing the tunic with grey leggings and it's a much better look! The pattern of the tunic comes from this japanese book, it was a dress but I didn't have enough fabric left after the leggings so I had to shorten it. I really like how it turned out, it's got a lot of flare.   Après le... [Lire la suite]
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