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iPad case with removable gadget pouch

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A nice lady asked if I could make her a iPad case with a removable gadget pouch for when she’s traveling…

We chatted on Facebook for quite a bit and ends up she’s living about 3 houses from my place! How fun!

eco-friendly iPad case with removable gadget pouch

So she came in and we choose the fabrics for the kit. I am so happy with how it turned out! I draw the pouch and wasn’t sure if it would be too small, but no, it’s perfect for the charger and cord 🙂

eco-friendly iPad case with removable gadget pouch

I used a longer strap for the pouch so it can be tied on the case when you need it and removable if you don’t!

Made from a necktie, pants, linen, nightgown, batting and a bracelet (used as a strap).

Une dame m’a demandĂ© si je faisais des Ă©tuis Ă  iPad avec un petit Ă©tui pour le chargeur et son fils…
En discutant avec elle sur Facebook, nous nous sommes rendues compte qu’elle habite Ă  3 maisons de chez moi!!! Trop drĂŽle! Elle est donc venue et ensemble nous avons choisi les tissus pour son Ă©tui. Je me suis donc dessinĂ© un patron pour faire le petit Ă©tui et je voulais qu’on puisse l’enlevĂ© lorsqu’on en a pas besoin.
Je suis tout à fait satisfaite du résultat! Le bracelet sert aussi de ganse et fait plus féminin.
Le tout est fait d’un pantalon, chemise de nuit, restes de lin, bourre, cravate (bien sĂ»r!) et bracelet.


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Source: via Josée on Pinterest


I love knitting. That is when my wrists let me knit a bit 😉 And at night, I’m way too tired to do something productive, even knitting  my shawl (no. I’m not done yet, but almost!) is too much often sometimes. Let say I was kind of tired of fingerless mitts….


So I thought of a way to be 1: productive and 2: be knitting! Enter this:

eco knitted coffee sleeves

I know, I didn’t invented the wheel here, but it’s cute, functional, quick and fun to make!

eco knitted coffee sleeves

Some of those coffee sleeves are adorned with recycled fabric covered buttons, some with a fake tea pouch.

They all made using reclaimed yarns of course 🙂

eco knitted coffee sleeves

Have you seen my neat and great cardboard display for them!!?? I’m sooo happy with my drawing!  Just a look and you know what this product is use for. It will be a good thing for my fabric coffee sleeves since people at craft fairs were putting them on their wrist like a bracelet lol! Still need to make more, but i need to buy white cardboard first. I won’t be giving them away so when I’ll have enough made I will just use them over and over 😉 I think it looks really professional!

eco fabric coffee sleeve

J’aime beaucoup le tricot… mais je suis bien trop fatiguĂ©e le soir pour tricoter mon chĂąle en dentelle et de perles. Et puis, j’ai souvent trop mal aux poignets pour pouvoir m’y mettre vraiment. Je me suis donc trouvĂ©e un projet intĂ©ressant, vite fait et utile! Les manchons Ă  cafĂ© tricotĂ©s! Tous faits de laines recyclĂ©es (la plupart du temps de vieux chandails ou vestes) certains ont un bouton recyclĂ© recouvert de tissu tandis que d’autre un semblant de poche de thĂ© 😉 Je me suis mĂȘme dessinĂ©e de beaux portes manchons en carton! J’en suis tellement contente! Maintenant on peut voir du premier coup d’oeil l’utilitĂ© de la chose… et les gens arrĂȘteront de porter mes manchons en tissu autours de leur poignet lorsque je serai en exposition haha! Et mes cartons donnent un look professionnel Ă  mon kiosque, enfin je pense…!

still talking about mittens…

But I swear it’s the last post for awhile ‘k??!

sewing up mittens!

I finally got around sewing those 8 pairs of mittens! It’s more difficult these weeks to get to my sewing machine since Rachel is not going to the babysitter (they are sick) that means I get more hugs and kisses though… 🙂

sewing up mittens!

Mittens are all listed here.

I’ve got 3 pairs of kids size 3-5

eco-friendly mittens kid size 3-5

3 other pairs of kids size 5-8

mittens kid size 5-8

and 2 pairs of men size large.

eco-friendly mittens men size large

Not bad 🙂 I was pretty low on mittens stock on my Etsy (yeah I know that I’m low on cosmetic cases too…. and doggies… and…) Should be good for awhile 🙂


all about mittens

Two of my kiddos had winter scouts camp last week end… and we realized, while making luggage, that we were low on mittens stock.

Entire pairs got lost, some were single.

Enter mommy and her sewing machine 🙂

I went a bit crazy and cut up 12 pairs of mittens, I needed new stuff for the shop so I just went for it (they still need to be sewn up lol)

eco friendly recycled sweaters mittens

Made Camille a pair, which she didn’t brought after all since we found more mittens stashed away (read: lying at the back of her wardrobe) she decides to keep them for more dressy occasions (like going to school…)

eco friendly recycled sweaters mittens

My son was pretty happy with his (in his fave colors of course!) which surprised me since he’s more the gloves type. I’m glad they are getting worn 😉

And I knitted a pair for myself too! love fingerless mitts, and loved knitting them 🙂

one cable mitts fingerless

I had made a shawl in 2010 that never was worn since it was way too small.

frogged 200 yards of heaven
(sorry for the really bad picture, that was taken in my previous life, without my Nikon!)

Yarn was soft and so cushy (wool, cashmere and cotton blend reclaimed by a nice lady!) so unravelled it and got to play with this yarn again…

one cable mitts fingerless

pattern is one cable mitts.  project page here

one cable mitts fingerless

And I made great progress on my shawl!!!  2 rows to go and I’ll start last chart… YAY! love it with beads 🙂

ethereal shawl with beads progress


Les 2 grands avaient leur camp scout en fin de semaine passĂ©e et en faisant les bagages nous nous sommes rendus compte qu’il y avait plusieurs paires de mitaines qui manquaient Ă  l’appel… J’en ai donc taillĂ© 12 pairs! 10 iront dans ma boutique aussitĂŽt qu’elles seront cousues.  Camille a finalement dĂ©cidĂ© qu’elle garderait les siennes pour des occasions plus spĂ©ciales (genre aller Ă  l’Ă©cole..!) et mon garçon Ă©tait trĂšs content des siennes ce qui m’a surprise un peu vu qu’il prĂ©fĂšre habituellement les gants. J’en ai aussi tricotĂ© pour mon moi 🙂  J’avais fait un chĂąle en 2010 que je n’ai jamais portĂ© vu qu’il Ă©tait beaucoup trop petit,  je l’ai donc dĂ©fait et me suis refait de belles mitaines pas de doigts! Mon chĂąle avance bien aussi, j’en suis presqu’aux derniers miles!

Finally finished!

I haven’t been knitting a lot lately since sewing is taking lots of my time! But I managed to finish 2 projects yesterday 🙂

Wine and beads shawl

First, my scrumptious, gorgeous and beautiful Wine and beads shawl! Like the first one I did, I beaded it and I love the way and feel of it!

Wine and beads shawl

This one is mine, and all mine lol!

Wine and beads shawl

Yarn is Knitpicks Shimmer in the sherry colorway (and it’s a bit more dark than what the pictures show) Pattern is Gail aka nightsongs by  Mawelucky/Jane Araujo Designs, 4,5mm circular needles.

Wine and beads shawl

I did 7 repeats before doing the border chart (so 7 big holes in the middle) and was left with about 100 yards of lace yarn.

Still amazed on how blocking shawls make them turn from ducks into swans 🙂

Second, some fingerless mitts I had started about 2 years ago that had only one thumb left to knit… I know, talk about loosing interest into something!

Fetching fingerless mitts from reclaimed yarn!

Yarn is reclaimed from a sweater (wool with just a bit of cotton), and pattern is the popular Fetching by Cheryl Niamath.

Fetching fingerless mitts from reclaimed yarn!

Just say I’m glad they are done!

Today is the cast on day for a cool Knit Along (KAL) with Luvinthemommyhood group on Ravelry!! you just need to start a project that reminds you of Downton Abbey! How cool is that??! And Shannon over at luvingthemommyhood (love her blog!)  will be giving nice prizes along with that! She even put up a pinterest board to get you inspire! You need to register for this KAL.

I was suppose to do another Gail shawl for my dear friend Kim but I asked her if I could change pattern since I wasn’t going to do another one just yet 😉 she gave me a bunch to choose from and I settled for the Ethereal shawl! isn’t it beautiful?! I’ll use some knitpicks shadow (with…. beads! of course!) for it.

Love casting on!!

J’ai terminĂ© 2 projets de tricot hier! youpi! PremiĂšrement le chĂąle que j’avais commencĂ©  cet Ă©tĂ©! Il est superbe! J’aime beaucoup l’effet avec les perles 🙂 et deuxiĂšmement, des mitaines sans doigts qui Ă©taient en attente d’un pouce depuis 2 ans…

Knitting update

I haven’t work that much on my knitting lately 😩 kind of too tired at night and I need to sew, sew, sew during the day.

fingerless mitts from reclaimed yarn

But I’ve put myself together and finally finished the fingerless mitts my uncle asked for last Xmas. I’ve already made him a pair and he loved them so much that he kindly asked if I could knit up another pair… don’t you love that!!? It just took me 9 months to finished them… Ahh, nothing like deadlines to get you going lol!

fingerless mitts from reclaimed yarn

I wanted to try cable ribbing so I made up the pattern as I went 🙂 It’s reclaimed yarn from a old cardigan like you could have guess if you know me a bit.

fingerless mitts from reclaimed yarn
(needle size 3,75  casted on 40 stitches)

I’ve got the pattern written if someone is interested, just howler and I will put it up for you…

My gail shawl is coming along… slowly lol! I’m on the last repeat before edging chart. I will get to it sometimes soon I hope 😉

Source: via Jaime on Pinterest


Has someone been knitting lately??? what are you working on?

J’ai enfin terminĂ© la paire de mitaines sans doigts que mon oncle m’avait demandĂ© au dernier NoĂ«l…. Y’a rien qui me fait travailler plus vite que les Ă©chĂ©ances lol! Le patron est de mon moi-mĂȘme et la laine est recyclĂ©e bien sĂ»r!

craft fair table set up…

I had a fair for “les journĂ©es de la culture” organized by our local library. Tables were free since it was to feature the local artists and crafters 🙂

Craft fair set up

Traffic was pretty low (with a burst on sunday) but somehow I ended up making more sales than last year… Sales were the cherry on top since I was there to really engaged with people and get some feedbacks.

Craft fair set up

And I got lots! I was shoveled  with nice comments, great feedbacks and positive thoughts! Love that! I was a bit less committed with my sewing for the last couple of weeks and that gave me the push I needed to go back to it 🙂

I did things differently with my set up than last time…

Craft fair set up

First, I went wild with the spray paint last week!!! I spray paint all of my “furniture display” stuff for a more unified look. And of course it had to be red! lol

Craft fair set up

I found a vintage wooden wine bottle holder at the charity shop and I thought it would make a good holder for my rolled up scarves and it would certainly free more space on the table.

Craft fair set up

Love the look, love the organization, love the reuse, love the vintage.

I found out that the vintage strawberry pyrex I had was fitting nicely with my cocktail clutches so it got a new use 🙂

Craft fair set up

(and the strawberries are red, right?!)

Spray painted the wicker baskets I have too (told you I went wild!) and rearrange them differently.

Craft fair set up

And 2 days before the show, I went back to the charity shop to have a look around and found the metal RED magazine holder…

Craft fair set up

I mean, I just snatched it up! and I love how it keeps my clutches and pouches upright  as well as freeing more space!

I’m beginning to like my table set up now 🙂

Craft fair set up

but I was lucky since the table was 8′ long and I had walls to put the bigger bags on…

Craft fair set up

still don’t know how I will put my stuff on a 6′ table with no walls… I might ask my dad to make me a coat hanger (the tree style) for the bags but I still hope to find one at the charity shop 🙂

Donc un petit rĂ©sumĂ© pour les journĂ©es de la culture! Ce fut intĂ©ressant, mais un peu long vu le peu d’achalandage. J’ai fait plus de ventes que l’an passĂ© par contre! Mais ça c’est la cerise sur le sunday comme on dit! J’aime beaucoup jaser avec le monde et recevoir tous ces commentaires positifs 😉 J’ai changĂ© l’allure de ma table! J’y suis allĂ©e joyeusement avec la peinture en spray (rouge bien sĂ»r!) pour avoir un coup d’oeil plus uniforme. J’ai trouvĂ© aussi de nouveaux usages Ă  certains accessoires comme le vieux porte-bouteille de vin qui tient maintenant mes foulards roulĂ©s sur la table et le moule Ă  pain en pyrex que j’ai utilisĂ© pour mes petits sacs cocktails! J’ai mĂȘme trouvĂ©, 2 jours avant l’expo, un porte revues en mĂ©tal ROUGE! il tient maintenant d’autres sacs 🙂