Dog toy

Since I already had my polyfill out, today I decided to try a no-sew toy for one of my mom’s dog. I used a piece of fleece found at a second-hand store and a “squeaky” plastic thing I found in my stash (from all the sewing stuff my godmother gave me years ago.) I had to do a bit of sewing because my knots didn’t cover the inner curve at the top but other than that, it’s all knots. The dog loved it so much he already started breaking it! Oh no! That’s okay, I learned my lesson and will … Continue reading Dog toy

Return of the Kool Kreatures

It’s bee ages since I’ve sewn by hand and I miss it. I had a few felt creatures I had started a few years ago but for some reason, they were all in various stages of creation as seen in this “before” picture: So I grabbed all four of them, some embroidery floss, my bag of polyfill and I got busy! I love to sew by hand while watching TV shows or a movie. Here are the new Kool Kreatures: The cat and owls were my own designs while the bird was traced from a pattern (unknown source). I will … Continue reading Return of the Kool Kreatures

Mini Kool Kreature – Mini Kréature Kool

It had been quite a while since I had made a Kool Kreature. Yesterday, this little mouse just begged to be born. So I gave her life. She small, about 3″ long (not counting the tail) and 2.5″ at her widest. I wanted her to have a bit of weight so I started by filling her with rice and then finished with Polyfill. She’s exactly as I had envisioned her and I will be a bit sad to let her go but let her go I must! She’s in the shop, if you’d like to give her a new home… … Continue reading Mini Kool Kreature – Mini Kréature Kool

Lazy’s Kool Kreature – Kréature Kool pour Lazy

I played with my sewing machine yesterday and finally make the chew toy I wrote about on Friday. I wanted some embellishments on it but nothing that a puppy could rip out and choke on. So it’s jeans on jeans. I put a plastic bag inside the form and then filled that with polyfill. The plastic bag gives it a bit of a crinkly noise. I hope that Lazy will like her new toy! J’ai joué avec ma machine à coudre hier et j’ai finalement fait le jouet à mordiller que j’ai mentionné Vendredi. Je voulais un peu d’embellissements dessus … Continue reading Lazy’s Kool Kreature – Kréature Kool pour Lazy

Photo Friday Recycling Jeans – Vendredi Photo Recycler des Jeans

After spending all summer creating on Index cards and half a month doing my zentangle coasters, I really feel the need to get back to other forms of creativity. Like sewing. And artistic recycling. I’m hoping to turn these pieces of worn out jeans into a chew-toy for my brother’s dog. I’ll let you know if it worked or not. Wishing you a fun-filled weekend! And if you can, stop by my mom’s blog to see her beautiful coasters! (She loves comments too!) Après avoir passé tout l’été à créer sur des carte Index et un demi-mois à faire mes … Continue reading Photo Friday Recycling Jeans – Vendredi Photo Recycler des Jeans

Tank top revamp – Retapage de camisole

My mother showed me an interesting technique in a local magazine that I absolutely wanted to try as soon as possible. The article mentioned to use natural fiber for the cloth so I picked this 100% cotton white tank top. I drew my design with a permanent marker and coloured it with wax crayons. When I was all done, I ironed the cloth on the reverse, making sure to have a sheet of white paper or two between the design and the ironing surface, in this case, inside the tank top after turning it inside-out. I ironed the design to … Continue reading Tank top revamp – Retapage de camisole