Saturday, December 31, 2011

Sashiko embroidery coasters

We desperately needed to add some coasters to our collection, having lost two from this series, that was a gift from a friend, crafted in Poland but unfortunately can't remember the name of the company.

I did those with orange thread, inspired by sashiko embroidery coasters on etsy, here and here

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Some unexpected events forced us to stay home where we had not planned to have a christmas tree, luckily we managed to find one at the last minute this morning to add some xmassy flair to our living room :-)

And found a great xmas present packaging idea from Kandeejohnson

Now we are ready for Christmas! Glædelig Jul ! Joyeux Noel ! :-)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Windowsill cover

I spend nowadays most of my time on the sofa, breastfeeding our new son. And using the windowsill to store everything from the bottle of water, burp clothes, pacifier, iphone, computer to chocolates ... so I needed to protect it from this daily agression of mine 

I fell in love with the Herringbone tutorial from Stitched in color, did two stripes and used one of them to create the windowsill cover

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Washi tape christmas tags

Some more tags using washi tape and "flash cards"

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

The Christmas series no 4

Christmas decorations with beads and a bit of embroidery, they look like small soft plushes, the back fabric is fleece, I am all for the cosy this year :-)

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Christmas series no 3

Next step, the wrapping paper, I used some christmassy stamps and used paint instead of ink, it gives it a very thick and cosy feeling.

I found this great tutorial by whimsicalities to make very quick mini pom-poms (via pinterest)

Friday, November 18, 2011

The Christmas series no 2

Found some raw wooden heart shaped tags in Netto, painted them with some kind of Ivory color, which goes very well with the black/cream thread I bought last year, and here comes my xmas tags for this year.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Christmas series no 1

So is Halloween over, time to get ready for Christmas, if possible before no 2 pops out :-)
We tried to reproduce this very nice craft project from "Julie adore dimanche" but it didn't really work out by the book, the result is however nice too :-D

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Les petits poissons dans l'eau

Our son has been obsessing for some time now with this song. He is running after anything that has the shape of a fish! So here are some customed made fishes for him :-)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Gift bags - fabric

I love what Zaaberry calls the toy bag, hers are so cute and she was kind enough to make a great tutorial in pictures - link. + a later post with some tips and tricks to make it easier to sew

Here is my first attempt, I didn't use the transparent sheet to do it, but plan to have more iterations coming up :-)

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Creative Workshop @ the library

Today we attended a family workshop at our local library, the theme this sunday was "create your own theater doll out of old kitchen ware" my son loved the pearls so we ended with a doll and a pearl bracelet :-)

Friday, September 30, 2011

Autumn leaves craft project

Autumn leaves craft project with toddlerino thanks to lovelydesign's post for the inspiration :-)

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Halloween paper bunting

Saw this super cute paper set for Halloween at "A little hut" had to try and do some for our home

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Little doll deer to wander those hills

The tutorial was found in the marie claire idees, autumn edition