Arts and crafts

A very short post tonight because it’s late and I’m tired. Yesterday, I drew a mandala on a previously painted page in one of my art journals. This journal is almost full so I’m just trying to fill it up before the end of the year. There’s probably less than 10 pages to go. And today, well tonight actually, I went back to an old craft of mine: a mini wreath ornament made from a wooden curtain ring. I picked seasonal colors seeing how it is officially fall now, which is my favorite season. That’s it for today. I’ll be … Continue reading Arts and crafts

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 … Continue reading Greeting card journal

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

CD case frame – Cadre étui à CD

Believe it or not, dear readers, but today’s project was NOT done following a tutorial. It’s not a new concept but I thought it was a good idea: an empty CD case used as an art frame. The trick is to remove the top part, turn it on itself and reattach it. I made this cute mixed media piece to show you how it looks as a frame. This is a good way to display small pieces of art (about 4,5″) without making holes in your walls or spending lots of money on designer frames. The best part is that … Continue reading CD case frame – Cadre étui à CD

Handmade mouse pad – Tapis de souris fait à la main

Ever since I got my laptop, last year, I’ve been using my optic mouse without a mouse pad. At first, it didn’t really bother me but after a while, I found that I needed something to make the mouse work better. Instead of going out to the store and buying a boring mouse pad, I decided to make my own. A very simple tutorial was waiting in my bookmarks and I already had all the supplies. In fact, I have a cardboard box full of fabric samplers that were given to me earlier this year. And my craft foam is … Continue reading Handmade mouse pad – Tapis de souris fait à la main

Dry erase board – Tableau à messages effaçable

Today’s project was inspired by two things: this dry erase board tutorial and this colourful framed piece. I combined both to create my very own colourful dry erase board. Because I’m still trying to use what I have on hand instead of getting new supplies, I cut down pieces of cardstock (instead of using paint chips.) I like the frame with its original colour so I left it as is. This project wasn’t hard to do but it did take a bit of time because I was cutting random pieces of cardstock at first and then I had to measure … Continue reading Dry erase board – Tableau à messages effaçable