Weekend update

The past couple of days, I’ve been debating whether to keep blogging or not because I don’t get a lot of visits and certainly not a lot of comments. But then, I asked myself, why exactly do I keep a blog? While it is nice to receive likes, comments and various feedback, that isn’t the main reason for my blogging. I blog to share my passions, my creations and a little bit about my life. Arts and crafts are my main passion in life but I do have others. Music, movies, my cats, and, actually, my job are all things … Continue reading Weekend update

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

>Being productive – Être productive

> The Kool Kreatures (thanks for the name Kim!!!) I made last weekend have all been adopted! So I told the students I would be making more during this weekend. When I’m doing similar things like these, I work in an “assembly line” type of way. I start by choosing my colors and then cutting all the shapes I need. After that, I start sewing the face elements: smaller felt pieces, buttons, embroidery, etc. Then, I sew the big pieces together to make the Kreatures, stuff the shapes with Polyfill and finally, sew them shut. Doing all the sewing by … Continue reading >Being productive – Être productive

>Foughnut anyone? – Un feignet peut-être?

> Yes, you read that right: foughnut. As in Felt Doughnut! After creating a bunch of creatures, I decided to try something new. And this little doughnut was born! It’s far from being perfect but I love it anyway. Just looking at it makes me happy! I especially love the beads/sprinkles. I love the names being suggested in the comments from yesterday’s post. Don’t be shy if you have any ideas! Oui, vous avez bien lu: un feigne. Comme pour Beignet Feutrine! Après avoir créé une série de créatures, j’ai décidé d’essayer quelque chose de nouveau. Et ce petit beigne … Continue reading >Foughnut anyone? – Un feignet peut-être?

>The return of the felt creatures – Le retour des créatures en feutrine

> Sounds like a bad movie title, doesn’t it? It had been a while since making my last felt creature. I put a few of my earlier creations in a box as special gifts for my students and they have been really popular so I decided to make a few more, just for them. I wanted the shapes to be simple and I wanted as few details as possible. They are all sewn by hand. I love how they turned out, my favourite being, of course, the feline-like creature. I want to find a name for these types of creatures … Continue reading >The return of the felt creatures – Le retour des créatures en feutrine

>Felt tea bag – Sachet de thé en feutrine

> When I saw this tutorial on how to make a felt tea bag, I knew I had to make one for myself. It was very easy to make but I think I over-stuffed it. I still like how it turned out but next time I’ll use less stuffing. Quand j’ai vu ce tutoriel (en anglais) pour faire un sachet de thé en feutring, je savais que je m’en ferais un. C’était très facile à faire mais je pense que je l’ai trop bourré. J’aime quand même le résultat mais la prochaine fois, je prendrai moins de bourre. Continue reading >Felt tea bag – Sachet de thé en feutrine