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Champagne

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I designed this neckwarmer last year for my friend’s birthday. Within 48 hours, I had spun and knitted it. I could not find a decent set of buttons in my st...

Floppy disk pencil holder

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I can’t resist the charm of old technology upcycled into something useful. I saw the instructions for making a pencil holder out of old floppy disks on Espri...

T-shirt upcycling tutorials

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I have a bunch of old t-shirts I would want to put to a better use. Some of them are to big and boxy for me to wear, some of them are too small and some of t...

Magnet Galore (pt 2)

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This set of ladybugs magnet was inspired by the work of Suntaree Palasingh, an awesome artist who makes beautiful decorative - as well as useful - objects us...

Magnet Galore (pt 1)

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One of the successful handmade gift I made was fridge magnets. We all have a bunch of ugly magnets on our fridge gathered from eclectic sources, so a themed ...

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Finished objects

Champagne

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I designed this neckwarmer last year for my friend’s birthday. Within 48 hours, I had spun and knitted it. I could not find a decent set of buttons in my st...

Baby booties

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Three of my friends are pregnant. Three! A couple of years ago, we were wild party animals (well, sort of) and now we are all settled down, serious and well-...

Mom’s mitts

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My favorite hand-warmers for everyday use is an hybrid between mittens and fingerless gloves. The fingerless part is useful to manipulate my keys, bus pass, ...

Le robot

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What was this yarn I bought yesterday for? Hmmm… I’ll give you clue :

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For the neck

Champagne

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I designed this neckwarmer last year for my friend’s birthday. Within 48 hours, I had spun and knitted it. I could not find a decent set of buttons in my st...

Skinny sari scarf

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A couple of weeks ago, I knitted nearly a whole scarf at a conference. It’s a new bad habit of mine. Eh.

Pierrot’s Scarf

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I live in Montreal where winter can be very rude at times (like -30C in January). On one of those freezing evening, I was waiting for the bus with my friend ...

Feather and fan shawl

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My sister in law got married this summer, and I bought a new dress for this special occasion. It was a beautiful sleeveless blue and green silk dress with su...

Stash enhancement : sari yarn

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I skipped a week of blogging because I was away for a conference, but now I am back with this gorgeous new acquisition :

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Recipes

Perfect popcorn, the physicist’s way

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Tired of unpopped kernels and burnt popcorn? Sick of that yellow salty/greasy artificial “butter”? Upgrade your popcorn experience with these simple tricks a...

Ginger tea

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I spent the night shivering under a pile of blankets, my skin piping hot and my stomach wanting to start a rebellion every minute. Yep, I must have ate somet...

What to do with a bucket of bananas?

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At the small outdoor market near were I live, ripe fruits are routinely sold for really cheap. So I bought a bucket of Granny Smith apples for 1$ and a bucke...

Sushi feast

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Like I said earlier, Louis-Vincent’s birthday dinner was a sushi feast crowned by a crème de marrons fondant. Here are some pictures and recipes from that de...

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For Babies

Conference baby hat

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As I already said, last week I was at a conference. In fact, I attended various symposia for four days in a row and sitting on an straight chair for several ...

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Recipe

Montreal lemonade

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The sun is back and it makes me think soon enough Montreal will be steaming hot (OK, two months from now but let’s be prepared). Refreshing drinks are a good...

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Free patterns

Champagne

3 minute read

I designed this neckwarmer last year for my friend’s birthday. Within 48 hours, I had spun and knitted it. I could not find a decent set of buttons in my st...

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