>Mail art book – Livre d’art postal

>  Two years ago, I saw this idea to transform a book and fill it with all the postcards, greeting cards and letters I receive by mail. This book has actually been done for over a year now but for some reason, I never posted about it. Well, it’s pretty filled up so I’m thinking of making a second one to hold the lovely mail art I received since then. Il y a deux ans, j’ai vu cette idée pour transformer un livre et le remplir de cartes postales, cartes de souhaits et lettres que je reçois par la poste. … Continue reading >Mail art book – Livre d’art postal

>2nd paper pad holder – 2e rangement pour tablettes de papier

> So, it turns out that my most viewed post since May (which is when Blogger started showing blog Stats) is the one from the paper pad holder. Well, I thought it was about time to finish altering the second one. This time, I decided to paint it instead of covering it with paper. So I sanded the whole surface a bit to remove the gloss-like finish. Then I applied a coat of gesso. After it dried, I covered it with red acrylic paint (the cheap dollar store kind.) I mixed some black acrylic with glazing medium and brushed it … Continue reading >2nd paper pad holder – 2e rangement pour tablettes de papier

>Recycled sketchbooks – Cahiers à croquis recyclés

> Working in an elementary school, we find a lot of things that we can reuse instead of sending it to the trash. Like boards from old board games. My mother found this one with football helmets on it and I knew I wanted to use it as covers for a sketchbook. Unfortunately, the board itself was harder to cut than others so the cut edges are a bit ragged. But, with a bit of electrical or duct tape, I’m sure I can make it look much nicer (I just have to find black tape…) À travailler dans une école … Continue reading >Recycled sketchbooks – Cahiers à croquis recyclés

>The green skirt tote – Le fourre-tout jupe verte

> While putting aside clothes that didn’t fit me or that I just don’t wear anymore, I thought that this skirt (sorry, I don’t have a before picture) would be fun as a tote bag. So I cut the length of the skirt by about 6 inches and kept that piece to make the strap. I sewed the bottom of the skirt shut. I turned the skirt inside out, folded it in half and sewed the bottom again and the opened side. By folding it, I didn’t have to sew a lining. After that, I turned the skirt right side … Continue reading >The green skirt tote – Le fourre-tout jupe verte

>Paper pad holder – Rangement pour tablettes de papier

> If you’re like me and you have a small (or big) collection of 6″ x 6″ paper pads, you want a practical and cute way to store them. If they’re in a box or a drawer, I don’t think to use them. So I wanted something to put them on a shelf or right on my craft table. I found the solution when I looked through my recycling bin. The 450g cereal boxes are a perfect size for these paper pads, once you cut the height a bit. I also made myself some dividers for the different companies of … Continue reading >Paper pad holder – Rangement pour tablettes de papier

>Altering clothes in less than an hour – Altérer des vêtements en moins d’une heure

>  Most of my readers know by now that I love to use things I already have on hand to create and to reuse/recycle as much as possible. La plupart de mes lectrices savent maintenant comme j’aime me servir de ce que j’ai sous la main pour créer et de réutiliser/recycler le plus possible. We all have at least one tshirt that we love but which has small holes. I know I do since Diesel will sometimes put a claw through my clothes when I pick her up. A good way to make that tshirt still wearable is to alter … Continue reading >Altering clothes in less than an hour – Altérer des vêtements en moins d’une heure

>Mason jar pincushion – Pot Mason pique-épingle

>  I have seen pincushions made from canning jars on the web before and have been wanting to make my own ever since. It wasn’t too difficult but I had to wait for the glue to dry between each step. I just eyeballed the whole thing. And since this is my prototype, it’s not perfect (I don’t even like the colours I used) but it does the trick. I will probably do another one and decorated it in a way I like better. I’ll let you know if I do. J’ai vu des porte-épingles fait à partir de pot à … Continue reading >Mason jar pincushion – Pot Mason pique-épingle