Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Keep Calm Craft On: Birthday Gifts

Joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On…

some finished gifts for a soon-to-be four year old





doesn't every four year old need a special little bag for collecting pine cones?

Happy crafting on!
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Sunday, 4 September 2016

Lately - Dernièrement

everywhere, purple and gold…

partout, les couleurs violet et or






the Michaelmas daisies are blooming!



a friend let us to pick red and blackcurrents in his garden

un ami nous a laissé cueillir des cassis et des groseilles dans son jardin


we found a little bird's nest in the bushes

nous avons trouvé un petit nid d'oiseau




blackcurrant jam!

confiture de cassis!


a few weeks ago, we dyed some silks and they're being used quite a bit

il y a quelques semaines, nous avons teint des soies et les enfants s'en servent beaucoup







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Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Keep Calm Craft On: Violet Cap

Joining Nicole at Frontier Dreams for Keep Calm Craft On…



Although I already have too many projects on the needles at once right now, I still went ahead and started a Violet Cap this week, from my first issue of Making (I want to knit this before summer ends). I absolutely love Making! It is sooooo inspiring!!!

Happy crafting on!
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Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Knitting and Reading

Joining Ginny at Small Things for Yarn Along…


I'm currently working on my second (love this pattern!) Pretty Basic shawl and just finished reading Remarkable Creatures, a fascinating story that I very highly recommend. 

Another book that I finished reading not long ago is The Last Midwife by Sandra Dallas. I thought I should mention it here as well, since I would also highly recommend it, I just couldn't put it down (as is the case with many Sandra Dallas books!).
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Monday, 25 July 2016

Goats - Chèvres











I'm back! I had not planned to be away from this space for so long, however, after such a long break I'm glad to be back here to continue to share little bits of our days (I was missing coming here!). If any of you dear reader friends are still around, please leave me a little comment so I know who's (if anyone is) still visiting me here… Thanks!

As you can see in the pictures above, we have some adorable new little goats living in our field. They are in fact our neighbours goats and they (our neighbours) did an amazing job building the shelter (goat house) and structure to climb on (using recycled lobster cages). We are fully enjoying having these very playful and affectionate little creatures in our pasture (that has been left empty for some time now, since the last of our sheep past away). Three year old S is especially loving having these new climbing and jumping partners! 

Je suis de retour! Je ne prévoyais pas m'absenter aussi longtemps, mais après un si long congé, je suis heureuse de revenir ici pour continuer de partager des petits morceaux de notre quotidien (cet espace me manquait!). Si vous êtes toujours là (chers amis lecteurs), veuillez s.v.p. me laisser un petit mot dans la section des commentaires afin que je sache qui me visite encore ici… Merci!

Voici dans les photos ci-dessus, de nouvelles petites chèvres qui habitent désormais dans notre champ. Elles appartiennent en fait à nos voisins qui leur ont construit une belle cabane et la structure pour grimper (avec des cages à homards recyclées). C'est une joie pour notre famille d'avoir ces adorables petites bêtes très joueuses et affectueuses dans notre pâturage (autrement laissé vide depuis le décès de nos moutons). Notre petit S de trois ans est particulièrement heureux de trouver des partenaires de jeux qui, comme lui, aiment s'amuser à grimper, sauter et gambader!