Saturday, 28 November 2009


I bought some nice fabric and felt while I was in Paris. Now, I have to turn them into something nice instead of forgetting them in a cupboard ;o)

I've just finished an order I had for a fingerless pair of gloves. I've made a matching brooch as well.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Liberty and Tiffany

I am back from my wee trip to France. I spent a few days in Paris where I had the chance to go to a Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition at Musee du Luxembourg. It was amazing to see the pieces for real, the details are incredible. I took a few pictures but it is much better in reality.

Then, I spent a day at Créations et Savoir-Faire with my mum and a friend.

The theme this year was Liberty fabric.

We registered for two card workshops and learned new tips.
There were about 250 exhibitors: fabric, cross-stitch, food, cooking, paper, craft, jewellery... It took the all day to go around them all! It was much better than last year's exhibition :o)

To end this post I wanted to show you that knitting is definitively back to fashion as this film advertisement proves it (trailer here):

Friday, 13 November 2009

Finished, at last!

I started it in March! I knitted it in no time but then the sewing seems to take me forever (and I am not mentioning the zip hunting...). Anyway, I sewed the zip yesterday evening because I have to give it to its owner tomorrow....
Free pattern here.

Tomorrow I am going to France for 10 days. I am planning to see some family and friends and also spend a few days in Paris. I am going to spend a day at "Creations et Savoir-faire" exhibition. This year, the theme is Liberty fabrics !!!
I have also booked tickets for a Louis Comfort Tiffany exhibition at Musee du Luxembourg.
And a whole day should be dedicated to haberdashery and fabric shopping :o)

Sunday, 8 November 2009

Back to basic

I've made a couple more keyrings for next Saturday's craft fayre,

and a couple more brooches with some Rowan felted tweed left over.

Then, the weather having turned quite chilly this weekend I decided to knit myself another pair of socks. Hand knitted socks are really comfy and warm, perfect for cycling to work everyday :o)
I am using a basic toe-up pattern from Simply Knitting magazine (no 38, March 2008).

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :o)

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Craft Fayre 1

I've done my first craft fayre today!
Well, it wasn't very busy but I managed to sell a few things.
I took a couple of pictures but they are not very good.

It looks very busy. We reorganized things a little later but I forgot to take a picture.

Well, the next one (14th November) should be much better, it is a proper craft fayre (this one was at my work place). Unfortunately, I won't be able to attend this one because I am traveling to France on that day, but, luckily, my friends will (hopefully) sell my stuff for me. I probably won't blog about it but I am sure Di will, so don't forget to check her blog in a couple of weeks.

Monday, 2 November 2009


Yesterday evening I had a bit of fun with some felt... I just wanted to show you...

And tonight, I made these...

They might end up on the table on Wednesday :o)