Saturday, December 22, 2007

Our own personalized stockings

I made these pretty stockings for our family. Shad's, mine, Gabe's, my mom's (Mamino (grandma)) and my Dad's (Papilou (grandpa)), all personalized. Shad's has a camera and a polaroid of Gabe, cause he likes taking pictures, mine has a Geisha - I love all Japanese stuff -, Gabe has a blue bunny cause he can't part from his blue bunny toy. Mamino's has a cupcake for all the cooking/baking she does, and Papilou has a flying osito (private joke) :P.

Many hours of sewing there! Especially when I had to juggle with Gabe's feedings and naps and stuff!
I added the crazee crafteex label on all of them :)

Our white Xmas Tree

I am kind of dreaming of a white christmas... Took some fallen branches in our yard and spray painted them white and sparkle to create a snowy finish, and I cut out some paper snowflakes and heart baskets, and also a couple of white felted ornaments.

And finally added some cute little birdies purchased at JoAnn's on sale. TA-DA! It's set in the dinning room and it looks great :)

Friday, December 21, 2007

Thursday, December 13, 2007

Tree skirt for Project Xmas 2007 :)

I made this tree skirt in no time , less than 2 hours. With the cool sewing tools my hubby got me for my birthday: I cut out 12 triangles with an acute 30 degrees angle, and the outter part of it is just straight cut.

TA-DAAAAA! Easy quick xmas crafting!

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Crazee Bunneez blanket for Gabe

There are tons of things I want to do for the holidays, not sure I'll have time for everything though. It includes crafting and sewing, but also cooking and baking... But there is only so much time in one day, especially with our 3months old baby boy :)

Here's where Project Xmas 2007 starts...

Here's the crazee bunneez blanket, they all came to visit and Gabe loved them...

But they wanted to leave the house, so I had to hunt them around the house and pin them down... on flannel!!! Trapped.. for ever! Seems a bit cruel but Gabe loves them that way hehehehe :)

And also, this pretty blanket features the brand new Crazee Crafteez label, although I haven't figured out yet how to properly sew them. The PaperFabric is quite sturdy and doesn't work well with the sewing machine...
Still, it looks more "professional" :)

Ready to be wrapped for Xmas!

Gabe's Xmas blanket

All nice and cozy in pretty xmas flannel from JoAnne's Fabrics.

We didn't have our printer yet, so this blanket doesn't have the label on..

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

The Crazee Crafteez label is out!!!

We brainstormed and crafted over Thanksgiving weekend to make a fabric label to stitch on my creations...
Shad had got me Paper Fabric for my bday and I couldn't wait to try it. I've been wanting to do that for a long time, ordering labels online is quite pricy and I don't have the satisfaction of designing them myself.

We did throw away a couple of sheets before getting it right. It is not straightforward the amount of time you have to let the ink dry.. My advice is: over night! It does leak a lot when you rinse the paper. But anyway, it turned out good. After a few designs, we finally setteled with this one, and we're very happy with it!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Jacko and Spidey

This is the first post in a very long time!!! Since before Gabe was born!
I managed to make this in between 2 feedings and two diaper changes, for Halloween. I have lots of other ideas, but can't find the time to do more right now, oh well... :)

Jacko the pumpkin got crawled on by Spidey-the-spider ... And Spidey is just weaving ,weaving, weaving away... but Jacko doesn't want to be covered in spiderweb! :(

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

CraZee BerlingoZ

A new little family has joined us...

In honor of the french candies "Berlingots", little colorful sweet sugar cones :)

Their feet are filled with fresh lavender buds which make them great to hang in wardrobes, or on your baby's crib, or just about anywhere, thanks to their long legs!!

Here is the preparation of the feet and heads:

The filling.

Funny colorful faces. They will come in every possible color, or as requested :) that's what's fun, the endless possibilities!

I'm really working towards the opening of an Etsy shop now, 'as soon as' I'll have given birth.. so, in a few weeks (months?) from now (for the shop, not for the baby)!
Gabe's now due in 10 days... CRAZEE!!!

Monday, August 20, 2007

RH-V3 - Shad's Robot

It was Shad's 30th birthday yesterday, look what came out of his birthday bag:

Oh WOW! It's RH-V3!!! The new version of RH - the Robot Helper. Shad had version 2.9, but just upgraded to version 3.0.

For the little story... Shad's birthday was themed around robots, because I got him the LEGO mindstorms.. The Evite for his birthday was a robot theme where I asked our friends to come and witness the upgrade of Shad 2.9 to Shad 3.0!

Here's the original sketch of RH -V3.

And all the cut-outs done...

RH-V3 completed... about 7 hours of stitching and putting together! His eyes are watches that not only give time but also his birthday: 3 and 0! And the arrow on the control panel gives the number of the update: 3.0... Very ingenious little dude!

What's great with RH-V3 is that we can turn him on and off, and also charge him or put him to sleep...

The whole purpose of this little guy is to help Shad in all his future endeavours around the house, he's got an extra wrench on his head that comes in really handy!

Monday, August 13, 2007

Roger the Door Keeper

"Hey, anybody there?", I heard coming from the hallway. "Hey there", I said. "Are you a purse?!". Like I don't have enough already...

"Pfffff, no! I'm a door hanger. Can you hang me on the doorknob? I tried to levitate but my mind power isn't what it used to be..."
So, I hang the little dude.

"Thanks! So, you have to keep me. During the day I'm your normal smiling happy dude. And at night, I turn around and look scary."

"I'm a bedroom keeper, I am so scary I get rid of ghosts, gouls, mean bugs, so you can dream away...".
Hmm, doesn't look so scary to me, but maybe I'll ask him to bring a friend for Gabriel... :)

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Orange Agent Onion

We were coming back from shopping this afternoon, and we found this weird little guy on our door step. It had been a while since we'd had a visitor....

"Hi, my name is Orange Agent Onion. I was sent from my planet - Planet Onion - to inspect your home and make sure it is a happy one!"

My planet is quite peculiar as it actually rotates around your moon, so it shouldn't be called a planet but a moon... you know?"

"I traveled so fast from there that I still have some star dust on my forehead!"

"So, will you let me in? There are tons of other homes I need to visit after yours!". "Sure" I said, come on in. May I ask you why you're orange?".
"It's obvious, because Shad likes orange", he replied, looking at me like I came from another planet... :)

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Cute little pillow for the nursery

I just finished this cute little green pillow with an onion alien for Gabe's room.. It's 14x14 in. and I found the cute alien fabric at JoAnn's. I'm very happy with the result!
Just looking at it makes me smile a lot, I think I might try making a plush toy out of the alien :)

Here's the CraZee CrafteeZ label, in close up. Very colourful, turns out well also.

The pillow is on the glider we just got for the nursery... no unhappy breastfeeding and waking up in the middle of the night!! hihihihihi

Monday, August 6, 2007

Fresh lavender pouches

I ordered fresh new farmed lavender online and made these lavender pouches for all our clothes drawers around the house :)
I just love the smell of lavender, it's so relaxing!

These yellow ones are for Gabe - it's the same Winnie the Pooh fabric as the one I used for his blanket.

These are made from various Japanese fabrics I've purchased over time.. I just wish I had so many more!!!

I tied the little pouches with Sashiko thread and attached tiny glass beads. Very simple but pretty!

Friday, August 3, 2007

Mobile for Gabriel

I finally finished the mobile for Gabe a few days ago. It was a long preparation work of cutting out all the pieces (almost 4 hours, the letters were particularly painful :)) and figuring out how many pendulums would look ok on the wooden circle I got for it.

Here's what it looks like after the main assembly, the letters are hung and inserted in between each is a little animal pendulum.

My favorite is the mini cat pendulum...

Here's what it looks like finished, hung in our back porch. It was quite hard to photograph and the light was working against me... But still, it gives a pretty good idea :)

A close-up of all the little buggers just hanging out :)