Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Cross stitched Gingerbread man ornament

Since we've decided to NOT hang our very large glass ornaments this year, we were kind of running out of ornaments for our tree. I made a few simple felt hearts, and this cute gingerbread man that I cross stitched for Gabe. It's funny he's always trying to grab that one ornament, he must know it's his :)

Friday, December 12, 2008

Handmade ornaments for Grandma JeRena

I made these two felt heart ornaments for JeRena, one's for her granddaughter Imari, and the other one for her grandson Gabe :) Both names are cross stitched and I've sewed buttons on both hearts: Peter Rabbit for Gabe and a heart for Imari (who well deserves tons of hearts!!!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

New items for my showcase today!

I am trying new shapes: round and square rings, beautiful, along with a matching bracelet. All the bases are in sterling silver, purchased from Polymerclayexpress.

My first jewelry showcase on Etsy!!!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Cherry Blossom Geisha Bunneez

I've just finished these new bunnies, just in time to put them up in my shop on black Friday! I'm so inspired by everything Japanese, I needed to make something with cherry blossoms. I'm very happy with the way the dolls turned out, they are as pretty as can be. Collector's items! And you can collect them all :P By the way, free shipping to the US and Canada for the holidays! Check out my store!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

It's my birthday!!!

Actually it was yesterday.
Shad got me a silk screen printing set, I've been dying with curiosity on how it works, and the endless possibilities to make crazeecrafteez tshirts, pouches, and tons of other stuff... Our house is NOT big enough for all this!

Crazee Ghostly Bunneez of all kinds

These are part of my shop, I think people like them a lot, I always get good feedback, they're soft, look different and a little crazy... Which is the point! It's too bad it's so hard working with mink, or should I say, so messy... Babies love them, that's what matters. What wouldn't we do for our babies!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Fairy Tulle Necklace

I crocheted tulle to make this airy light necklace on which I added Swarovski crystals to add some sparkle. I'm very happy with the result!

I'm selling!

I've sold more than I thought for this first week of CrazeeCrafteez. The opening of the Etsy store was a success, it makes me happy and want to do so much more! I'm also going to work on postcards to broaden my advertising. This is where I am not good at - at ALL! Remember to spread the word!!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Please come visit my Etsy shop!

Welcome dear friends and family to my new Etsy shop at http://www.crazeecrafteez.etsy.com

Come visit us frequently as I will be adding new stuff very often! I make mostly jewelry and baby items, so think about your loved ones with Xmas around the corner, and the multiple babies popping everywhere!!!
To all my blogging friends, there is no shamefull advertising! Would you mind putting a quick post in your blog with the link? That would be awesome!

You can check more of my stuff here in this blog.

Thank you!!!!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Crazee Bunny for Andrew

I made this bunny for Andrew to wish him a quick recovery from his eye surgery. My poor little boubou. But he's a brave little boy, and still smiling and running around. He seems to love crazee bunny, as I'm sure crazee bunny loves him too! Plus he's so sooooft :)
I need to make many of those and put them up on Etsy. Only problem, I'm running out of this amazing fleece that I use to make paws, ears, butts with...

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

New curtains in the master bedroom

After approximately 8hrs of intense work, finally, here are our new curtains, made from scratch, with my little hands. Some what rewarding, although it clearly wasn't what I enjoyed doing the most!!! We still need to find some hooks to hold the fabric back, but we're ready to "move in" now!

Friday, October 17, 2008

The prettiest ghost in Austin

I made this poncho/ghost outfit for Gabe for Halloween, out of a yard and a half of fabric and a little felt, and little ribbon, a lot of stitching :) You can't tell but there's also a spiderweb on his left shoulder. Just the cutest thing (my baby :))

Saturday, October 4, 2008

New pillows for our TV room sofa

I made those pillows with the amazing fabrics I found at the quilt store on W.Anderson Lane. That store just makes me dizzy. I love the different patterns all mixes together, it turned out great.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Chococat pillow for Gabe's bedroom

Here's a cross stitched pillow for Gabe, he loves his Chococat plush (who wouldn't?!). I looked for a pattern and found this one on line: http://www.geocities.com/lullaby_lambie/
I replicated it so that I would have the classic black, a turquoise (own personal fave) and an orange chococat. Looks very pretty and cozy and it's in Gabe's bed now. Highly populated bed :)

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Black & white & sparkly ring

Black & white & sparkly ring
Originally uploaded by manueb
I just finished my first ring. Made with Fimo polymer clay and mounted on a silver sterling deep-welled ring from Amate. I added 3 little Swarovski crystals on top. And, voila!! One more pretty ring for my collection!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Safari beads

This is a little wall hanging that I made for Gabe's room with Fimo clay. I made the animals with cookie cutouts and rolled faux wood logs and beads. Looks very pretty and bright and colorful, and amuses Gabe a lot. That's the whole point. To keep him entertained :)

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Gabe's new bedroom painting

Gabe's new bedroom painting
Originally uploaded by manueb
I made this painting for Gabe's bedroom, to hang above his crib. He's been grabbing everything that we hung too close for his reach, he broke his crib mobile and was always going for a wall hanging too. So, there was nothing above his bed for a week or so, which made me sad. So I made this for him, and he loves it, loves the bright colors. I was very inspired by "Ange Lapin", so cute :)

Stone necklace

Stone necklace
Originally uploaded by manueb
I made this necklace a couple of days ago with beads found in various stors around Austin. There's so much to choose from here, it's awesome.
It's Lemon Chrysoprase, Quartz with Tourmaline insets, Onyx beads and the pretty drop like pendant is also Onyx. I love stones. I like them better raw then shaped and polished, but I like how this turned out :)
I just wish I had more time for crafts right now... Too much house work going on. Oh well!

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Gift for Ryker - part 2

"Hey dude, what's up?"
Originally uploaded by manueb
A couple of crazee bunneez hanging out in a wiker chair in our backyard. Nothing unusual at our house! Blue polka dot bunnee left us though, he now belongs to Ryker (his nursery theme is bunnies, I hope he will love this one!).

Gift set for baby Ryker - part 1

Gift set for baby Ryker
Originally uploaded by manueb
I made this for baby Shillington numero 2, now due in 7 weeks! A little quilted blankey and a set of geometric toys. Somehow the dodecahedron can end up stitched as a star if you rotate the pentagons in the right way. COOL. I think Ame liked it a lot, success!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Gift for baby Zelie

I made this set for baby Zelie, Isa and Torstein's newborn daughter: a blanket, a blankey or receiving blanket, and a plush cube toy.

They just received it today so I can finally post it online, I think Isa likes this set a lot.
It's totally something I should think of selling!!

Saturday, May 31, 2008

Little zipped pouches

Little zipped pouches
Originally uploaded by manueb
I started making little zipped pouches, they haven't turned out perfectly so far. I still need to figure out how to stitch the zipper so that when I turn the work inside out everything looks neat. But on the picture, you can't tell..
I found those beautiful fabrics at the Silk Road on Lamar. Great store with very unusual patterned fabrics, a lot of asian-japanese ones too.

Obsessed with geometry :)

Obsessed with geometry :)
Originally uploaded by manueb
I made more stuffed toys for Gabe, after the cube, a pyramid and a dodecahedron (12 faced polehydra, each face is a pentagon). I love geometry and the dodecahedron makes a nice ball, Gabe loves it.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Necklace with funky beads

Necklace with funky beads
Originally uploaded by manueb
I made this necklace yesterday with beads my mom had sent from Paris (La Droguerie). I just love those beads, and the vintage lucite ones. Very happy with how it turned out.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Making some toys for Gabe

I can't believe it's almost been a month since I made anything! I haven't had time for any crafting lately, which makes me kinda sad. Gabe and I are occupied most of the day with walks and playdates, and I spend a lot of time cooking his meals, and playing some more... Not much room left for sewing!! Although I have lots of ideas, just no time :)
My mom had got me lots of cute fabrics at a craft exhibition in Paris, I made a little pouch to store toys in it. I guess it could also work as a fancy diaper pail :)

I love the funky button and the pretty ribbon. 

I also made a fabric plush cube, I've been looking for a while now for good cubes for Gabe, but couldn't set my mind on anything.
Here's the inside-out cube, it's funny:

We'll see if he likes this one, so far he does, but let's see past the few minutes of surprise and feeling of new :)

Monday, March 31, 2008

Baby clothes pouch

Baby clothes pouch
Originally uploaded by manueb
This is the first pouch I made with pretty linen fabric I found at... IKEA! And one of those big "Confetti" buttons that I love, Shad got me some for Xmas... The bias is made with jeans fabric. It's quite pretty, I'm proud of it, and a good amount of baby clothes fit in it.

Blanket for Gabe

Blanket for Gabe
Originally uploaded by manueb
Of course, I made one for Gabe :) I love how the polka dots mingle on this fabric. He loves the softness!

Baby blanket for bebe Huchon-Dastugue

This blanket and receiving cloth/blankey I made for Manue and Thierry's baby-to-come in June! I hope he'll like it.
Hurray for the Apple and Pears pattern! So fancy :)

Blanket for Lilas

Blanket for Lilas
Originally uploaded by manueb
I have started making baby blankets and burp/receiving cloths. Hoping to open an Etsy shop one of these days... when I'll have time or have the courage to sew during the night, once Gabe is down.. :P
Anyway, this is the blanket I made for Lilas, with a beautiful brown w/pink roses fabric, pink ribbon, on one side and mink on the other side.
Laure and Lilas loved it!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

DIY Baby wrap

I made this wrap to carry Gabe - he's kind of got to big for the initial one we had (although it is supposed to work for toddlers), and the B.B. kills my back, neck and shoulders.
It's a very classic wrap, about 5 yards long in order to do the cross-carry, personalized in the center with a nice button and the Crazee Crafteez label.

The fabric is 100% organic cotton, which is best for little ones to nibble on, and it's washable, dryable, and doesn't shrink.

I have to admit I still need to get used to the wrapping part, but Gabe seems very happy and comfy in it, and it's so much better on my back!

Total cost: about $25 of cotton fabric, $1.25 for the button and some cents for the thread. A money saver!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Azalea's Pink Elephant

Azalea's Pink Elephant
Originally uploaded by manueb
I made this pink fleece elephant - with Hawaiian fabric - for Azalea, her bedroom theme bein elephants. Or at least it was the theme for her nursery... :)