Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Pink and pretty shawl

Do you remember when I went to Paris? It was back in November, and I told you that I visited La Droguerie, a beautiful old-fashioned yarn shop. I bought some gorgeous wool, and here's what I made with it.
This shawl is for my Mum. I don't see her very often because she lives in England and I live in France, but I do try to go over at least twice a year. My next visit is planned for April and I'm looking forward to giving her this lovely soft shawl.
If you want to make one, the pattern is by the very talented Just-In on Ravelry. You can also find it on Just-In's website

I do have quite a lot of yarn left over and I'm thinking of making a little vintage baby bonnet. What do you think?

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Sunday, 10 February 2013

Winter blues

Hello there! I don't know about you, but I'm really getting a bit fed up with the winter. The grey days seem to go on and on, the weather is cold and it still gets dark far too early. Actually I shouldn't complain, yesterday was sunny and we saw the blue sky, but that's such a rare occurence these days. Today was grey again, with more snow forecast. 
My son goes to school without anything on his head and in addition, he lost one of his gloves. So I bought some wool-rich yarn in the colours he likes and made this little set. He loves the gloves, but the hat less, so I think I might wear it myself. 

My favourite place during this cold winter weather is... my bed! I love my bed. We bought it when we moved into our new flat in October 2011, after having slept in the same bed for years. We decided to get the nicest bed we could find, and that was a white Hemnes bed from Ikea. It's made of solid wood, which seems to be quite rare these days. More recently we've bought some new bedding that looks just like crochet doilies, and both bedside lamps and a matching ceiling light. Do you want to see? Here's what they all look like: 

The windows don't have any curtains - I'm not a fan of curtains but I do have plans for the windows, and something to make the walls look a bit less plain. 

Have a great week!