MADA gala – crochet lamp shade


Last year, I was asked to submit a chair to the MADA gala. And it sold for lots of money. This year, the theme is lights and lamps.

So I found these…..

can’t you just see the potential????

the orange lamp used to hang in a guest room at the country house. I stripped it this morning and grabbed my crochet hook. This might take longer than I anticipated!


Crochet Taxidermy and squirrel underpants


My husband has developped an obsession with Taxidermy. For years, he has planned on having our dog, Mortimer, stuffed and keep him curled up at the foot of the bed…. NO GOING TO HAPPEN! Lately, he is always sending me links to blogs about taxidermy gone wrong…. it’s very disturbing. So I figured I needed to take control of this situation before he ordered bizzare diorama box or worse, a life-sized wearable wolf costume!

so now we have a taxidermy wall in our den…. The top one was purchased from the awesome Felt Factory during Smart Design Montreal (I’m pretty sure she sells on Etsy). The Big Moose was my gift to my husband for the holidays….. I made him from a pattern from Pepika on Etsy.┬áThe best part was that I made it over a few nights while watching tv right in front of him, but he had absolutley no idea and no interest…. I could knit underpants for squirrels he wouldn’t notice (there is such a thing, I saw them in a catalogue at work yesterday. I have a truly fascinating job)

Desk chair






Last week there was a big kitchen photo-shoot at my house and they also snapped pics of my eldest’s room (she has a funky mural) . But her sad standard desk chair was an eye sore, so for photo purposes, we took the funky striped knitted chair from youngest’s room. Which lead to a big Not Fair from eldest, who does not have her own knitted chair…. technically, this is cheating because it’s crochet, not knitting, but here is before and after of said desk chair.

Boat rope, giant hook….


Ice cream fever

We got a really big BBQ. It came in a really big box, which has now become our backyard ice cream store. It took the girls about 3 days ti demand pretend ice cream to play with. I obliged.