Monday, August 31, 2009

Bringing spring inside

Not much crafting to show this week, as I am still slowly working on my bag, and procrastinating on it!
This weekend was gorgeously sunny. I enjoyed being out and about, but I also really loved being in our house, with the windows opened and the sun coming in from everywhere, sewing while my husband took our babe out for an hour. It felt quiet and peaceful. I love these first days of spring just for that.

One small achievement for this week is the opening of my shop on Felt! Although, that doesn't mean there is much in there yet, but mainly that I have worked out how to set up an account an upload a photo, weehee!...

Je n'ai pas de bricolages a montrer cette semaine. Je travaille sur mon sac, mais je bloque sur les anses.
Ce weekend a ete tres ensoleille. J'ai aime pouvoir etre dehors, mais j'ai encore plus apprecie etre dans la maison, avec les fenetres et les portes ouvertes, a faire de la couture pendant que mon mari et mon petit bout allaient faire une ballade! Tout etait tranquille.
J'ai quand meme reussi a ouvrir ma boutique sur Felt cette semaine. Je n'y a pas encore mis grand chose, mais ca viendra dans les prochaines semaines.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

what's in the making

First something that I managed somehow to make last month, with Maxime in his bouncinette. He was fine as long as I sung the whole entire time...! I had to scrape my brain for kids songs that I didn't even know I knew!!
A tag blanket and Maxime's best friend Jeannot Lapin :)

I picked the craft fabric with him. He giggled when I showed it to him, so that was that. I backed it with some lovely soft red flannel. (As you can see it has been well used already. Sorry for the bad photo, but there is no way I was going to wash it, iron it, make the photo... and I mean, iron it??)

And here is a sneak peak at what I am working on at the moment...

A bag... I'm stalling on the handles so during the meantime;

I'm playing with some old battered story books. Quick craft, easy stress relief for late night teething :)

J'ai fait cette petite couverture pour Maxime le mois dernier. Il etait content a condition que je lui chante toutes les chansons de mon repertoire pendant que je cousait! Pas question d'arreter!
En ce moment je coud un nouveau sac, mais je bloque sur les anses donc en attendant que l'inspiration ne me vienne, je m'amuse avec de vieux livres d'enfant (parfait pour les soires ou Maxime fait ses dents, ca aide a passer le stress!)

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Back to my blog!
I have been wanting to and planning to do so for a while now.
It feels like I am starting over completely after being away for more than a year!
Time went by so quickly, I have been making yes, but not that kind of making :)

Maxime is now almost 5 months old and he is keeping us busy, awake, on our toes, walking up and down hills, and rocking for hours... aaaah the joys of parenthood!
He is amazing and surprises us everyday (and he has the yummiest little toes, hehe!!)
He has already been quite inspiring for my craft, though my ideas seem to be more functional with him around! I have been working on a pattern for some trousers, getting ideas for toys...

While I was away from this space, I still managed to create and craft here and there.
Just after my babe was born, a craft shop opened up down the road, and the owner was looking for crafts to expose in her shop so that helped me get myself motivated again to get back into having that little time dedicated to creating.
I supply her with hairclips like these:

See, I have loads of hair, and was really bored of the hairclips I could find in shops. I also found making my own a really good stress release after a long day hehe!! I made some for myself first, then for friends. I am working on making them available on etsy and felt as well soon. Well, hopefully soon...

I also supply the shop with embroidered felted scarves and bags similar to these and these.
I have plenty more that I would like to post but no photos at present. I have to find a moment when it's daytime and the little one is willing to sleep for long enough that I can get to my camera!!

Retour a mon blog.
Maxime a deja presque 5 mois!
Je continue a fabriquer autant que possible.
J'ai commence a vendre mes barettes, echarpes et sacs a une boutique du coin. Cela me motive.
Il ya beaucoup d'autre choses que je voudrais montrer mais il faut que je prenne des photos et pour cela il faut que je trouve un moment quand il fait jour ou le petit veut bien dormir assez longtemps!