Monday, 3 November 2014

Halloween 2014

This year the Halloween party was at my friend Sylvie's house.  There was a horror theme.   Here are some pictures.  It was potluck, I brought a big pan of brownies and made some witch hats.

 Me and my husband

Stephen, Marie-Éve et Océane

Kim, Éric, Naomie et Anthony


Since I sold the painting of this image last time and I really liked it (it's not a hard one to do) I decided to redo it in larger size.

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Autumn and Owls

Decided to make some Owls to put on the mantel for Autumn.
Followed instructions from here:

Monday, 25 August 2014

New painting

Quite some work but I learned that you don't mix markers with acrylic when you want to add varnish... was better before the varnish but hey, I'm still happy with it.

Friday, 25 July 2014

Christmas in July day 25 / Noël en juillet jour 25

Merry Christmas in July! Joyeux Noël en juillet!

Christmas movies / Films de Noël

A lot of these I haven’t watched so will be adding those to my Christmas collection.

Il y a plusieurs de ces films que je n’ai jamais vu alors je vais les ajouter à ma collection de Noël. Quelques-uns n’ont pas été traduits en français encore alors je vais attendre pour ceux là. Moi ça ne me déranges pas juste en anglais mais des fois j’ai de la visite et j’aime bien que tous puisse comprendre le film.

Little House in the Prairie – Christmas at Plum Creek (season 1, episode 15) / La Petite Maison dans la Prairie – Noël à Plum Creek
Bonanza – A Christmas Story (Season 8 episode 15) / Bonanza – Noël
Young Pioneer’s Christmas
Christmas Oranges
Love’s Christmas journey / Noël au FarWest

It was our last day for CIJ. Don't forget to prep for Christmas 2014!
C'était notre dernier jour pour Noël en juillet. N'oubliez pas de vous préparer pour Noël 2014!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

Christmas in July day 24 / Noël en juillet jour 24 2014

Advent calendar / Calendrier de l’avant

There are just so many different ideas for advent calendars in the webosphere. Very easy to find some. I chose 3 that make me think of old time calendars even though I’m not sure the advent calendars were that well known way back when.

Il y beaucoup de choix de calendriers de l’avent sur le web. Il est très facile d’en trouver. J’en ai choisi 3 qui me font penser à autrefois même si je ne suis pas certaine qu’il y ait bien eu de ces calendriers dans toutes les chaumières autrefois.

A diy rustic calendar

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Christmas in July day 23 / Noël en juillet jour 23 2014

Books to read in the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas.

The Night Tree by Eve Bunting (free on Amazon)
A little house Christmas
A pionneer Christmas collection
The Christmases We Used to Know (Reminisce Books)

Quelques livres qui nous rappellent un Noël d’antan

La série La petite Maison dans la Prairie
La petite fille aux allumettes
Noël et Nouvel An d'autrefois de Jocelyn Rancourt

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Christmas in July day 22 / Noël en juillet jour 22 2014

Today let’s craft.. it not really old-fashioned, but it looks old-fashioned when finished. It really is beautiful and one day I just might try to do one.
Un petit bricolage qui a des allures d’antan pour aujourd’hui. C’est vraiment beau et un jour vais ptêtr essayer d’en faire un.

Vintage butter dish to make
Source :
Step by step instructions when you follow the link

Butter dish and cover

Drawer pull. You could do this with a knob, but you will have to use a Dremel or something of the sort to cut off the bolt.

Attach the pull to the cover with some Gorilla Glue. Usually you have to apply pressure to the pieces while the glue adheres itself, but there was pretty much no way to do this, so I didn't. And it didn't really matter. The pull still stuck like glue :)

Hot glue was tried to do this. FAIL. Super Glue. FAIL. The only thing that worked was the Gorilla Glue. It only took a couple of hours to adhere.