Category: Madame

Tiny squares and triangles

Last night I went out for supper with my dear friend Suzie. And as it was her birthday not too long ago, I had made a little zippered pouch for her earlier this week. It was one of those nice little projects that keep you busy for two evenings or so. Not that I have too many unfinished items lying around, but I still really enjoy making things in one go.

It was by far my smallest patchwork project so far. The raw squares that I cut were two inches big, which seemed like a fairly manageable size. But after trimming one corner of each square in order to exchange the little triangles and then sewing them all back together, they were only just over one inch “big”. It really feels different to iron such an assembly when all you can see from the back is seams and more seams! 😛 But it all worked out and after quilting (do you like the contrasting green thread?) they stayed nice and flat. And I was glad that my friend liked the color scheme! I knew I’d better stay away from any kind of pink and chose some grey, teal and lime green instead.

Thanks again for the great evening, Suzie, I really enjoyed it!

Floral PJs

After all the kids projects that have kept me busy lately, I made something for myself once again. I am the proud owner of these very girly, floral PJ pants! 🙂


Well, I think they’ll actually be more my running-around-at-home pants – but anyways, aren’t they pretty?! I was first thinking of using some bold pink as contrasting color for the waist band, drawstring and inside the pockets, but then I preferred the light aqua color. I’m actually wearing them right now, so comfy! 😉

A squirrel parade

I have a new toque! Living in Canada you’d think I have plenty of them, but while I have tons of scarves I actually only have one toque and that one is pretty worn out and definitely ready for retirement.

Initially I wanted it to match these mittens and was already half way done, but for some reason the broken seed stitch turned out really wide, making the toque way too big for my head. So, change of plans, some unravelling and a few squirrels – and here it is! I was also considering a pompom like Paul’s, but then decided against it because I wanted the little white diamonds at the top to stay visible.

Good thing there’s enough winter left with plenty of opportunities to wear it! 😛