dimanche 18 décembre 2011

Latest (pop) song on my mind

Discovered via Cosmopolitaine, a french radio show, I couldn't help but hear a resemblance with Peter Gabriel... and I 've been singing it everyday for a week now, even though it's super poppy:

Gotye feat. Kimbra
Somebody That I Used To Know

I think the duet really works and adds a bit of contrasting softness
all this with a persistent melody.

What do you think?

dimanche 6 novembre 2011

au boulot!

It's time to get a whole bunch of stuff done for the next holiday season to come!
It's a bit challenging to stay organized,
Especially when there's so much going on at work and at home!

But I try...
well...sort of.

I loved these against daylight.

My inspiration for this dozen was Autumn.
Not really the season per say, but more the colours that match an "autumn" type of person.
Around here we are really into season colours, thanks to my friend Hazel.

One of my co-workers is "an autumn"
I wanted to make a pair for her,
so lots of bronze, copper, mustard yellow, teal...and tomato red
to pick from in the shape she likes.

More to come, also in silver for spring and winter people!

vendredi 4 novembre 2011


Can you resist this song?


by Alexander

I can't!

It's such a soothing & inspiring song...turning to an obsession for me lately right.

mercredi 2 novembre 2011

knitting for Frances

My friend's baby is getting bigger each day and the temperatures are getting lower...

I finished this sweater a few weeks ago.

free pattern found on Ravelry
it's the Yoda sweater from Lion's brand

I think I need a better technique for sewing the sleeves together though,
it wasn't stretchy enough.
But I think she enjoyed it!

Not only this old dusty pink looks great on her,
but the little liberty ties are chewable!

PS: I modified the bottom edges
by adding some p2,k2 for first 4 rows on sleeves
(and 6 rows for body).
Yarn = Baby Llama
2 skeins 1/3
in antique rose #22

PPS: do you know a sewing technique for assembling sleeves to body
and keeping it stretchy?

samedi 15 octobre 2011

Hope, determination and respect

It was a very fine day, Erin, It was a very fine day.

vendredi 14 octobre 2011

vendredi 7 octobre 2011

my hero

Working as a clerk in a natural health product store, I try to help people find the right remedy.
It is more often than not an herbal formula.

I hear a lot of non-science around me. Not that I would have anything to say against the power of the placebo effect for example.

But there's a lot of different beliefs out there...let me tell you!

I do believe the mind has tremendous convincing & healing abilities.

I do not believe everything I hear just because "a study" said so...or do I?

This british doctor's speech swept me off my feet:

By the way, do you know a cookbook that would teach kids how to cook healthy food?

manicure (a girly post)

Some might call it vanity, I don't care.

I think painting nails is fun and I love doing manicures and pedicures for my friends.

Here's my favourite nail polish of the moment:
Royal Blue by Sula

It's water based and as the name suggests, you peel it off !
Even after applying a top coat I was able to remove it.
The down side of it is that you have to avoid using warm water for 4 hours after applying it...

Whatever, I like not having to use nail polish remover.
It's a royal blue colour, and it's paraben free, phthalate free and also free of petroleum product.
Sounds right to me...

I found it in Vancouver, at Front & Co. on Main St.

mercredi 5 octobre 2011


Sooo, a good friend of mine is getting married next summer and of course I volunteered to fill up her mail box with as many wedding related links as I could.

That's how I found another one, via the blog Seesaw, and the wedding dress designer totally blew me away!!!

Aargh!! I just want to marry Dale AGAIN!

Mimi, what do you think?

mardi 4 octobre 2011

the last movie I liked (a lot)

Stranger Than Fiction

Will Ferrell and his toothbrush
(click on picture for the trailer)

vendredi 30 septembre 2011

purple shawl


I started this knitting project
...last winter.

I put it aside all spring and got back at it every evening of august,
determined to wear it this fall!

That's how knitting goes for me.
Especially when I force myself to NOT start to knit
anything else until I finish this first one.

Does it even make sense?

I think I'm going to try the OPPOSITE from now on.
Start many knits at once and enjoy the variation, jumping from one to another.

knitted in Kid Aran, aubergine,
by Fleece Artist (from Halifax)

it's a 50% kid mohair
50% wool

I used 5.5 mm needles

How many knitting projects do you have at a time?

mercredi 28 septembre 2011


One late august afternoon,
at Lakeside Park.

le pigeon

vendredi 16 septembre 2011


This year I've tried one brand new thing:

Joining a community garden!

With 20 or so other people,
including my neighbour and friend Kalika,
we all had some crops on a piece of land 15 minutes out of town.

On a beautiful farm belonging to charming people, Audrey & Marvin.

I did tomatoes, peppers, and some basil.
Well all my pepper plants died cause I put them out too soon.
But the tomatoes survived and they're just starting to ripen now.

Even better if put by the window...you know, warm nights etc.

So I'm hoping the others members
of the community garden will appreciate them
as much as I enjoy their crops of
beans, lettuce, onion, garlic (which was so much fun to braid) ...and SQUASH !

All kinds of squash.
Here are some yellow crookneck ones.

I can't wait to harvest some of the bigger carving pumpkin too,
they're huge.

mercredi 14 septembre 2011

sunday morning ritual

Sunday mornings...
haaa (deep breathing)

Weither it's going to be a lazy day or a super productive one,
I love drinking yerba mate.
I find it helps us focusing without getting the jitters.

This chocolate hazelnut mate brewed in the morning sun,

When I took that picture,
I did not know how much
I was going to need mental clarity that day!

mardi 13 septembre 2011

Idaho Peak

So we went there for the spectacular view and for the incredible flowers...

T'was a windy hike...

Our favorite:

Anemone occidentalis
The Western Anemone
This is actually the seed head of the flower, which blooms when the snow melts.

Ok so that's where painters get their inspiration!

And the view!
Not even from the 360 degrees look out!
Kim, it does get better up there!

mercredi 31 août 2011


Finally some pictures of the pants I made for Frances,
a whiiiile ago.
Ok so I took a close up of the pants,
but for some obscure reason it does not want to be uploaded on this blog.

So here,
it's the perfect shape for a baby, you know, to fit diapers and all.

don't they look so relaxed ?

vendredi 12 août 2011

Couch: before/after


There is an incredibly comfortable couch.
It's extra-firm but also mega-brown.

Some would say "it's nice, it's chocolate brown"
Yeah, well guess what else is really close to this colour? Hm?
Even in the evening sunset...I wanted a different effect.


is that all we got?



...On the other side of black and fuchsia pink I sew some liberty fabrics.

Mauvey Grey/Chocolate
to match the black side.

January Paisley Sepia
to match the fuchsia.


And the simple coloured face are for
when we need a break from flower prints.
Dale loves them...for now.