mercredi 16 mai 2012

OHH the shoes!!

American Duchess has done it again. Seriously, I love every single one of her historical shoe styles. The most recent is called tha ''Pompadour'' and looks awesome. Here is a sneak peek


Here is the description, copied from the American Duchess blog:
The Pompadours are our latest, stunning historical style, based on extant footwear from the 1680s through the 1740s. The hand-sewn pointed toes, and custom-made Louis heels would make Madame de Pompadour herself proud, and you can even change the look of your shoes with various ribbon and decorations at the tabbed ties.

Will you get a pair?

samedi 12 mai 2012

I'm still here!

Hi! sorry it's been two weeks since I've posted anything. I've been busy with my training as a doula, which is coming to it's end very soon. In a week or two I will be able to call myself a proper doula. I've also been reading a lot of Ina May Gaskin's books because I'm seriously thinking of going to The Farm in tennessee to take her ''midwife assistant'' workshop. I've also written a few more articles on my doula blog (in french).

 I have been knitting and sewing a bit even so, but not as much as I wanted to. Here's what I've been doing:

This is a 12 month size romper made with organic cotton yarn. I started it last summer and kept starting new projects it, so it's been waiting around unfinished for months. I finally decided to finish it and I think it's adorable. It has little buttons on the shoulders and some more between the legs. At first I wanted to make all the ribbed borders in blue, but I ran out of yarn and had to use the white. 

Some knitted pants made with fair trade hand-dyed merino in a 1-3 mth size. Adorable, isn't it?

And here is the progress on my beaded belt. It's half done now, but I must admit, it could have been long finished by now, since I've been very lazy with it lately. I'll resume working on it as soon as I finish the pants. Let's just hope I get to finish it before my Astorias arrive!

For now, I'll put everything down and enjoy the fabulous weather we've been having here lately.

À la prochaine!