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


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...


  1. i use safety pins. lovely images! hug

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

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

  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

  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

  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