jeudi 21 juin 2012

Meet my garden!

Hello! I've been doing a lot of things lately, and one of them is that I am starting my very own organic vegetable garden. I've never done it before so it's not that big, but I love the idea of growing my own food. Maybe some day I'll be able to grow all my fruits and veggies at home...

Anyway, here are a few pictures. They were takes over a week ago so you can't really see anything but loads of little seedlings are starting to come out as I write this post. Can't wait to see what I'll get at the end of the summer!!

Okay, these aren't veggies... they're sunflowers! We bought one alreadu half-grown and the rest were planted as seeds. They're all about two inches high by now. 

My italian tomatoes and basil garden. 

I decided to try growing veggies in the ground and others in pots to see the difference. These contain (or will contain when my plants are grown), an english cucumber plant, hot peppers, cherry tomatoes, two lebanese cucumber plants, orange pepper plants and the last one is a jalapeno pepper plant. 

The ''big garden'' I planted cherry tomatoes, english cucumbers, carrots, little onions, spinach and spaghetti squash in there. A lot of the seedlings atre starting to come out by now. So exctiting!!

That's coriander. I really don't lie coriander but my mother insitted upon getting some (it's actually all at her house after all)

And don't forget the pretty daisies! I didn't plant these though, they grow wild all around the house.

And now we wait!! I'm having so much fun doing this, except for all the mosquitoes that keep attacking me any time I venture outside. 

We'll see at the end of the summer what comes out of all this!!

mardi 12 juin 2012

1912 costume: getting even closer!

I've worked a little more on my 1912 costume these past few days. I managed to finish my simple chemise and to work some more on my belt. Here are some photos!

 The shoulder straps are really narrow because of the dress. I wanted to make sure nothing could show once I put the dress on. I made it with some upcucled white cotton sheets. 

The whole thing. When I have it on it goed down a little bit above the knees, and just below the mid-thighs. The wrinkling is because I tried it on with the corset and the dress prior to taking that picture. I would've taken some pics while I had everything on, but I thought of that right after I took everything off and didn't want to put it on all over again. It looks weird laying on the ground, but it does look really good on me and works great with the corset and dress. I'll take some pictures eventually.

Progress on the belt! There is about 6 hours of work into that last bit of progress you can see (see previous post to see where I was at last time)

And now back to work!! Love it when I'm in the mood like that! I also worked a bit on my 1840's corded peticoat. I'll post some pictures as soon as the progress is worth posting about. 

lundi 4 juin 2012

1912 costume: getting close!

Hello again. Sorry I've been so boring lately with all my baby knits and not much of anything else. I have at last worked a little on my never ending 1912 dress project.

This is a view of the back of the skirt. I have added some pleating to give it a little bit of shape. I wasn,t so sure about it at first, but now I kinda like it better this way.


Progress on the crazy beaded belt. I don't know how I even decided to tackle such a never ending beading project. It's gonna be gorgeous in the end, but it's taking me forever and I just want to get it over with and carry on to the next step. It might be the reason why I'm so slow to finish that project. 


Oh and look at what I found in the mailbox last week!!

My brand new Astorias of course!! Now there is one more reason to finish my costume. I can't wait to put it all on, shoes included and just walk around in them and feel pretty :)

On my foot

Again on my foot. I know, it's not very chic looking with my big black jeans on... But I couldn't help it I had to try them on right away!!!

Some knitting

Hi! First I have an announcement to make: I an now a real Doula! I recently completed my basic training and can start getting real clients!! I love knitting and sewing, but my real passion is about how we bring new babies into the world. Thee process itself is beautiful, but all the issues surrounding the way we treat birth on our society are really close to my heart. I hope I will be able to make a difference in the way we birth and help expectant couples to have the best bitrhing experience possible and bring their babies into the world in a peaceful and loving manner. It's really fascinating to be part of and witness such a beautiful process. I can't wait until my own turn comes :) Until then, I use my spare time to carry on with my sewing and knitting! Here are a few of the things I have been working on recently:

These are a little matching set of merino knitted pants and a little hat. They're in a 0-3 mth size.

Baby bootees in SeaWool

This bunch of newborn hats will be part of my work as a Doula. I intend to give a hand knitted hat to every baby I will help bring out into the world. I made these with a very soft yarn made of bamboo and pearl extract.