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
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
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
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
> 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?
> 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
> 5 months ago, I started a new stuffed creature with old knee-high socks. Il y a 5 mois, j’ai commencé une créature rembourrée avec de vieux bas aux genoux. Last weekend, I finally finished it, using an old blanket for its body and felt and buttons for its eyes. La fin de semaine dernière, je l’ai enfin terminée, une vieille couverture lui servant de corps et de la feutrine et des boutons pour les yeux. Meet my new octopus! I haven’t found the perfect name for it yet so if you have an idea, do let me know. Je … Continue reading >The March creature completed – La créature de Mars terminée