Home made gifts

April 25, 2014

Home made gifts

How I LOVE making and giving homemade gifts to my friends…family…my girlie’s teachers to show my love…

April is the month of one of my friend’s birthday…I wanted to make her something that she can take to the Farmers’ Market or just carry it in her purse as an extra bag! This bag marks the first time ever that I am using fabric labels. Not my own quite yet, but I sense that commitment moment of sewing them onto each handmade item drawing near…

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Macarons and Mariage Freres tea

This was one of those lovely sunny afternoons…

Our girlie was in ballet class and we had an hour to share = a quick stroll to the nice neighbourhood macaron place! Not only did we find the cutest chicks waiting for consumption…they carry Mariage Freres tea!

Life is short…enjoy every minute with a loved one.

Gudrun Johnston's Flukra

Girlie and I were super lucky to meet Gudrun for our first (hopefully not the last) time last year. She brought along some of her really amazing lace work/shawls and I vowed to knit the Flukra soon.

Here I am. After months of neglecting my blog (it’s o easy to just post via Instagram!)…I picked up some Madelinetosh lace from Imagiknit. The first part was really simple and fast. Unfortunately, it’s taken me many tries to get to row 19 of Chart A. After taking apart what seemed to be a million times, this is where I finally feel comfortable taking a picture!

Just in case anyone is wondering where I bought Gudrun’s patterns:

http://www.theshetlandtrader.com/blog/?page_id=1232

Happy knitting!