Twist The Fiber Fair

I attended for the first time Twist the Fiber Fair on August 19-20 in the Laurentians, Québec. There were some serious knitters attending this event let me tell you. Unfortunately I missed the workshops offered on Thursday and Friday,  I wish I could have attended and learned from master knitters and weavers. I have met…

Very small baby mittens

A brand new baby will join our family at the end of August and I wanted to try the cable needle to make very little mittens. Well it did not work for me at all, so I used my set of 4 needles instead. 3 mm (US) 4 needles double point (7 inch 18 cm) Classic…

Reduce, reuse and recycle: another small bag made of old Jeans

There is something rewarding in making an object out of a recycled one, isn’t it? I decided to try to sew a few small bags with old Jeans during my summer vacation.  I used two different pair to create the 2 color effect. I used the front and back pocket of the Jeans to create…

Orange you know?

I  believe this cake was one of the best one I have ever made however my boys were not big fans at all.  They said it was too sweet but I think it is because if was the first time I baked a cake with orange zest.  They are not use to it…one of my…

A baker’s dozen

Everytime I bake to bring sweets to work I have to make extra for home for my children.  They cannot believe I would take all these goodies away from them and not have extra for home…my baker’s dozen is 12 plus one or more.  My father-in-law also likes my baking, he did nickname me “sweetie…

Pillow case “YouTube wonders”

My lovely partner bought new sheets a couple of weeks ago. They come with the standard 2 pillow cases. However we have 6 pillows on our bed. Yes, that’s correct, 6! I bought different colors and patterns to make extra pillow cases to go with our new sheets. One of which was not good material, the…

Spring is in the air

It is time to remove the cluttering from your house and your mind.  The “fairy” , at the cottage, does not exist, but if she did she would declutter  her tree trunk and move because her house is being trampled all winter by the deers; bad location it appears. Many posts and articles will confirm…

You can use Jeans for everything…

In the fashion world, it is said that if you already wore a certain style as a teenager and if that specific style makes a comeback then it is not for you, as a mature adult, to wear it again for example miniskirts, belt bottom pants, long collar shirts, skinny ties, platform shoes, hippies look,…you…

Winter is coming…actually it is here already!

One of my favorite quote in the book  Game of Thrones is at the beginning of the story when Tyrion speaks to Jon Snow before he leaves for the Wall: Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and…

Reading out loud

My partner likes to hear me read to her out loud. So did my children when they were little. I used to read to them every night. They are now both avid readers. As a teacher I read to my students, if not everyday, very often. If they could not read yet, I added comments…

A family gathering

My family is coming over to celebrate the new year.  I am preparing a traditional dish called “meat pie”.  In Québec, there are many version of meat pies and often mistaken with the “tourtière”. The meat pie consists of boiling minced pork and onion together, salt, pepper, a touch of cinnamon and putting it all in…

It feels just as good to give than to receive

The traditions of the Holiday season vary from one family to the next. In our household, it was tradition to celebrate with our family members, giving and receiving gifts and eating too much. I remember my mother would make cinnamon buns during the Holidays. She would prepare them in order to be able to bake them…