03 septembre 2016

Liam's Hyphen cardigan/Gilet Hyphen pour Liam

Here is a little something I've knitted for my baby boy. First, a little background story… I have this huge stash of acrylic blend yarn that I've bought along the years to knit stuff for my kids. Now that I've discovered the pure joy of wearing merinos wool, I don't want to use acrylic for my garments, but it's quite handy for the kids: you can wash it in the washing machine and it will last long in spite of the ill treatment.I have finally decided it is high time to use my stash, partly because it takes a lot of room, partly because... [Lire la suite]
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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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10 avril 2015

Fox softie / Doudou renard

I couldn't resist! I got inspired by the fabrics on the baby quilt and just had to make a fox softie for this baby!As I couldn't find a free pattern that suited me, I invented one. And because I'm a very nice person, I give it to you, no strings attached, except that I'd love to see your creations, so please send me a picture!). It's HERE! Je n'ai pas pu résister !Les motifs des tissus de la couverture de naissance m'ont inspirée et après, j'étais foutue : obligée de faire un doudou renard pour ce bébé !Comme je n'ai pas réussi à... [Lire la suite]
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08 avril 2015

Baby triangle quilt / Couverture bébé en patchwork

Tadaaaaa ! My baby kit is officially done! I finished this baby quilt yesterday and I'm so happy with it for so many reasons!First of all, I managed to finish it BEFORE the baby was born, which was my main concern.Then, I love the color combination and those lovely fabrics from the Riley Blake "natured" collection. The result is happy and fresh and perfect for a girl or a boy, and will match the yellow of the bedroom wall.Finally, I used a super cute and very soft fabric for the backing that makes this blanket especially... [Lire la suite]
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17 février 2015

Fabric photo album tutorial / Album photo en tissu, le tuto

I'm so happy to finally share this project with you! Mainly because this means that it's finished and sent to its rightful owner… You see, between the Christmas holidays, the crazy Christmas handmade giftmaking race and my pregnancy, I've fallen totally behind on some projects that I really care about. This fabric photo album was meant for my friend Annabelle's son's 1st birthday, which was… on December 22nd, and I only managed to finish it last week! Shame on me! Fortunately, it's not likely little Leo will hold it against me, thank... [Lire la suite]
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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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