Last minute handmade gifts: vouchers

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Every body needs a little help from his friends. So why not offer your time and talent as a gift this Christmas? Homemade vouchers make excellent gifts and s...


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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...

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 ...

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, ...

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 :

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 ...

Christmas is here… in November

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You probably have seen it too : cheap plastic Santas and red and green (too sweet) chocolates (with paraffin) taking over the shelf space in every store. For...