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Another mini toque


Everybody knows that babies grow quickly… and yet it still strikes me HOW quickly. It seems that I am constantly sorting the clothes out that the little monster has outgrown after wearing them only a few times. The latest one was his little snowflake toque. While it fit perfectly for the first few weeks, it now doesn’t cover his ears any more.

So, this time he got a navy colored one. And I went for two simple red stripes rather than another fancy pattern since he’s only going to wear it for another three months or so… 😛

And even more owls…


I almost feel like I should set up a production line for sleeping bags… 😛

Not that I was actually planning on making any more of them for a while, but after a number of the little monster’s nightly diaper explosions I just wanted to have another spare one. So there we go… some more owls, bunnies and raccoons – and little hedgehogs and mushrooms for the lining.

But I promise, my next project will be something completely different!

Toowhit toowhoo!

Last month a little girl named Lara was born in Kiel, Germany and when I asked her mom what they still needed, she chose a sleeping bag. I still had some of the owl fabric that I used for the new cover of my small ironing board and I thought it was just perfect for a little girl’s sleeping bag. And I find it looks quite nice with the navy lining and zipper that I also found among my supply treasures. So yeah, more owls and sleeping bags… 😉


As it happens, it was also Lara’s older sister Mila’s third birthday two weeks ago, so I thought she might like a sleeping bag too for her baby doll. Just hoping she doesn’t have one yet – and also likes white flannel bunnies… 😉 I definitely had a lot of fun with my very first doll project ever and I particularly like the dark burgundy shade and how the bias tape around the arm and neck holes matches the bunny’s floral dress.


And after a record time of three weeks, the parcel was finally delivered today… 😛

Congratulations again to the whole family! 💛

A small warm toque

We have had our first snow here in Ottawa two days ago… It has still been mild and fortunately, the rain washed it all away quickly, but it was enough to make me decide to knit a little winter toque while waiting for the new family member.

In order to figure out a design, I looked at my yarn stash and the toques that I made last year… and almost immediately decided to make one to match Daddy’s grey and green snowflake toque. So here it is – I just finished it! 🙂


I could only fit a small part of the snowflake pattern into the newborn dimensions, but I think it still looks really nice. And of course, I had to scale Daddy’s massive pompom down quite a bit!


So little monster, we’re ready, please don’t make us wait too much longer! 😉

UPDATE (5 Nov 2016):

The toque has been worn for the first time yesterday! And I think it did a great job keeping a pair of tiny little ears nice and warm. 🙂 It was not a real winter day yet, but the wind was quite cool, and at least I now know that it fits and that we are ready for the real frost!


The monster swing


Every since I’ve seen this picture of myself I knew I would make a swing for my own kids one day… Even if I don’t really look too happy here – I’ve just never been very photogenic 😛1512_Monster-swing_01

So Wednesday was the day: I found some striped denim and sewed this fabric swing. We already got the dowels, rope and hooks during our last trip to the hardware store about two weeks ago. And yesterday we finally installed the swing. After a failed attempt to find the studs in the kids room ceiling on Thursday, it’s now located in the living room – which I think is much nicer anyways since there is a lot more space and this is also where everybody hangs out all the time…

Initially, I thought of the swing as Yannick’s first Christmas gift, but two more weeks?? I was way too impatient to put him into it and to see his reaction – it already felt so long since Wednesday (and I’m sure we’ll find something else to put under the tree for him…)!

And I was not disappointed! After a first short moment where Yannick looked a little nervous he just couldn’t stop laughing – and made mommy sooo happy… 🙂


Slipper battle

Yesterday, my mom and I got some yarn and decided to make baby slippers since Yannick’s feet keep growing and winter is coming…

And here we are now: dueling fiercely, heavily armed with knitting needles and crochet hooks! 😉

While I am certain that my mom is winning in the beauty category, I am hoping that I will at least get some points for speed.

We’ll keep you updated on how the battle ensues…

1512_Slipper-battle_01UPDATE 1 (7 Dec):

While my mom is still knitting, my crocheted slippers are done!

I know they look a little goofy, but they are warm, they fit (with some room for winter growth) and – most importantly – they stay on the monster’s feet. He was wearing them all day today and didn’t take them off a single time, yeehaw! 😉

1512_Slipper-battle_03UPDATE 2 (10 Dec):

There we go, the knitted slippers are ready, too! And aren’t they so adorable?! I didn’t promise too much, did I? Good job, mom!


Their only downside: they turned out a little tight – but actually I don’t mind at all, I simply placed an order for another pair in the next bigger size! 😉