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:

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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:

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The cat and owls were my own designs while the bird was traced from a pattern (unknown source). I will be doing more of these in the hopes of, one day, selling them on Etsy or at a craft fair.

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Weekend update

I decided to draw more mandalas and zentangles over the weekend. It’s easy for me to do those things especially since I usually spend at least part of the weekend with my parents. So here are this weekend’s creations:

For today, I again chose something easy as I was spending the day with my mother. She had previously painted acrylic on some branches and I started doodling on the biggest one with gel pens. It’s an ongoing project so today I’m only showing two sections. I couldn’t do more because the light was quickly fading and I prefer to keep the branch outside. I’ll show more photos as it progresses.

Do you like to doodle? If so, do you have a preferred style or surface to use?

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A little sketching

Today, I was busy putting together some IKEA furniture for my studio so I decided to do some quick sketching for today’s art. I found a blank page in one of my art journals and sketched one of my cats, Diesel, sleeping on her scratch-post house. It’s far from being realistic and the proportions are off but for a 20 minutes exercise, it’s not bad.

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Thanks for visiting! I’ll be back on Monday so have a nice weekend!

Groovy album

If you’re anything like me, you’ve been buying supplies and keeping them for “that special project” that just never seems to come around. I’ve been like that for ages but for the past two years, I’ve been trying to downsize my stash. I mean, how much stuff do I really need??? Not that much, really. And certainly not so much scrapbooking paper!

So, yeah, I dug through my piles of pretty papers and picked a collection I really loved but knew I would never find the perfect project for it. Until today that is. I made a mini scrapbook out of 6 sheets of patterned paper and some fabric tape.

Here’s my groovy album:

The papers are from the Love Bug collection by Pinecone Press. To make the album, I simply cut all sheets i half to make them 6″ x 12″. The, I folded them i half, except for one piece which I cut in half again to have two pieces of 6″ x 6″. Each folded folio is glued on one side to the back of another sheet. For the cover, I used my two square pieces and joined them with fabric tape wide enough to create a spine that accommodates my pages. And that’s it! A groovy 6″ x 6″ album that can be used for scrapbooking or even as a mixed media journal.

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Colourful lettering

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Back in January, I did some hand lettering every day. I still have a few free pages in that journal so I decided to keep filling it. I picked a quote about summer because today was a perfect summer day: family, friends, fun, BBQ, swimming pool…

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I used my Stampin’ Write markers in these colours: real red, pumpkin pie, summer sun, green galore, tempting turquoise, pacific point, and elegant eggplant. 

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Greeting card journal

A few years ago, I made a bunch of journals out of various papers and greeting cards. Since I still have a lot of papers and cards, I thought I’d start doing my greeting card journals again. I use 10 sheets of paper and fold them all in half to end up with 20 double-sided pages. 

I added a few tabs, journaling cards and stickers to some of the pages as well as an envelope at the back. 

This journal is a great size to carry around and write/sketch/art journal on the go. I’ll definitely make more. I might even send a few by mail to some lucky friends!

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Weekend creations

The weekend was busy so I decided to do simple stuff for my art. A zentangle on Saturday. I hadn’t done a zentangle since my series of coasters in January so I was a bit rusty but it came out fine. 


On Sunday, i did a silly drawing in a book titled Complete This Drawing. My mother and I take turns drawing in it. On the left, you can see the design I chose which was obviously meant to be a squirrel’s tail but I turned it into a funky hairdo. We usually draw something other than what it’s supposed to be. 


And finally, today I did some more postcards. This time, I created collages on them. At the beginning of the year, I had the intention of sending letters and postcards to friends but never got around to doing it so I’m making various postcards to send out before the end of the year. 

These were fun to make so there might be more collages and/or postcards in the near future. 

Thank you for visiting and see you tomorrow!

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