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Archive for the 'vintage' Category

More vintage french spindles on Etsy

Posted: Tuesday, January 24th, 2012 @ 7:14 pm in Antique french spindles, Etsy, spinning, vintage | 1 Comment »

Just a note to let you know that I am listing more vintage french spindles on Etsy, along with a couple weaving tools.. and even some vintage french postcards of ladies spinning or making lace ! Be quick, one just sold as I was listing them .. :-P (ETA: three of those have already sold, […]

Holidays, baby crocheted bolero and spinning yarn like the romans

Posted: Monday, August 22nd, 2011 @ 5:35 pm in chezPlum Patterns, Crochet, Family, french, spinning, vintage | No Comments »

We just got back from 2 weeks away: went to the beach, jumped in the swimming-pool, ate tons of ice-cream to keep us cool… I managed to finish in time a third design to submit for that “One skein” crochet book. This one is for a cute little baby bolero, which I will probably also […]

On my workspace today…

Posted: Thursday, August 4th, 2011 @ 2:51 pm in french, matryoshka, spinning, translation, vintage | 1 Comment »

A colorful necklace made by my oldest daughter adorns my pretty matrioshka… while tons of vintage pretty french spindles wait until I find a minute to list them on Etsy. And new translation jobs keeps coming in. I love my job !! :-D

Expo on the Wools of Europe in Gap (France)

Posted: Tuesday, July 5th, 2011 @ 2:46 pm in Felting, Fiber Prep, french, spinning, vintage, Yarn | No Comments »

On Friday I went to Gap (in the french Alps) with a couple fellow ravelers to see the exposition displaying dozens of Wools of Europe. With helene, the Icelandic knitter we chatted about designing and Iceland, while with Alice we petted all the different wools and talked about spinning. The expo was fantastic: imagine a […]

Vintage puffy squares

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th, 2009 @ 5:28 pm in Crochet, vintage, WIP | 1 Comment »

I found those little squares and the remaining yarn (Patons Beehive Fingering) at my local thrifstore a couple weeks ago. I’m usually not a big fan of puffy flowers but really those looked so deliciously vintage that I grabbed them. Prune helped me find a way to arrange the colors in a nice way (she’s […]

Spinning with an antique support spindle

Posted: Tuesday, May 5th, 2009 @ 2:44 pm in Fiber Prep, spinning, vintage | No Comments »

I am having fun trying a new toy: an antique french support spindle, received just today (More looking for a new home here). This one is so little and cute, and spins well too ! ..although I’m all but an expert at this game, you should see some spinners and how fast they go :-P […]

Slowly getting back to normal life, spinning etc..

Posted: Friday, March 13th, 2009 @ 11:18 am in Art yarn, Crochet, Etsy, spinning, vintage | 3 Comments »

So, I’ve been resting a lot this week, taking naps, spinning some, reading some, and slowly going back to normal life. The operation went really well, and apart from tiredness the first days and more fragile vocal cords (they’re close to the thyroid and probably got a bit disturbed by this new configuration in my […]

Granny love

Posted: Sunday, November 9th, 2008 @ 4:36 pm in Crochet, SnB, spinning, vintage, WIP | 2 Comments »

When designing new patterns, I like to have a look at a million pictures of related-or-not projects, as it seems to help decide what I actually look for in that new design. As some of you may have figured, I’m on this total granny-square kick lately. So I’ve been hunting the internet, looking for all […]

Posted: Friday, November 10th, 2006 @ 12:04 pm in Etsy, handsewn, vintage | No Comments »

So I’m a bit late on my “blogging-schedule” this week.. Sorry ;-P Fact is I’ve been listing TONS of stuff on Ebay (all in french.. & don’t go unless you want cheap crap!) and that took most of my time ! Plus we had visits and stuff.. I’ve added new booties and assorted hats on […]

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