"Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication."- Leonardo da Vinci

2.06.2012

Looking good

I cannot believe it's been weeks since my last post! Three, to be exact. Where has the time gone? We're in February?

I do have a good reason though. Last summer I mentioned that I was trying hard to make some changes in my life. And I am finally seeing results. Our house sold, and we are moving! I am surrounded by boxes, lists, and well...dust. The new house is also ready, and I have to admit that my knitting obsession has been pushed aside a bit by my decorating obsession. I have to warn you, this year, you may see quite a few decor-related posts. But that's OK, right? Gotta shake things up a bit.

And because I want to keep things interesting, I took another fairly significant decision. This year, I will be participating in a craft fair! I don't have a lot of other details for now, but what I can tell you is that it's the Montreal POP Puces Market. I visited it this winter, and it's such a wonderful event. Local artists showcasing and selling their work. I felt really inspired, and encouraged. Also reading about Rebecca's experience over at nook, made me think that I'd probably have a blast!


So I've been experimenting with patterns and sketching out ideas. I had never tried a felting project before, and since 2012 seems to be a year of new adventures, I dove right in. Inspired by a woven basket that one of my good friends brought me back from the Philippines, I knitted and felted this little catch-all. It now proudly sits on my night-table, and I find it really practical. So I am thinking I will whip up a few for the market, and Etsy shop. I've already tried different sizes and also stripes, but the simple one, like this, I like best.



Now, what do you guys think of using safety pins to pin the basket into shape? I find it cute, a more "masculine" touch, but I am toying with the idea of trying beads or buttons.

In closing, I promise to not take another extended break...it feels strange and I do miss everyone that visits...

6 comments:

  1. i use safety pins. lovely images! hug

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  2. I love safety pins, but I think some beads/ buttons would also work.

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  3. I think it's fantastic that you are going to do a craft fair, yay! Good luck with your move, too. xo Karen

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  4. Good luck dear Monica to all these new years's resolutions!

    Can't wait to see your new home...you have probably noticed that I'm also a huge fan of home decor and interior styling

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  5. Yes the time flies so fast 8in Italy too)
    How are you? I like your felt adventure and these pics are fab!
    God luck for you resolutions

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  6. You will do wonderful in a craft fair Monica! You are so talented I see no reason why you wouldn't be successful! I'm going to sell a few things this summer in one too and i'm already nervous but excited!

    Good luck on the move..thinking of you...and thanks for the kind words today. xoxoxo

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