Saturday, November 28, 2009

Ewell, the winter fairy, and her friends

Some sources states that Ewell means Winter, other says it means Springs... I also read it was a deformation of Yule.

Here she is with her little fur friend. It was meant to be a wolf, according to a patern on dA. Didn't happen. It looks more like a cat... I think I'm gonna name him Pan. Any other sugestions?

close up to her jewels

Rock on!!
Each finger bends, arms and legs too.

Found nothing to make wings, so a bought a ready made butterfly. Now he's too cute and I don't want to kill him so he stays. I'm even trying to find him a name.

Put some beads in her dreads Smiley

Chilling with her mates...

What's funny is that it began to storm as I finished her. I mean: A VERY HUGE SNOW STORM. ahah!

She's made with white felt, her make up is acrylic paint. I was really stressed about that and did that part last. Hair is 100% cotton wool. Stuffing comes from a dead teddy.(a rather ugly one!) her dress in made out of a pair of underwear I never worn due to it being too big (bought by my mom without consulting me...) Fur comes from the previous named dead teddy... I bought the beads and the butterfly.

I went to a point where I didn't want to give it anymore!
It's for the oldest Sis-in-law who's bday is soon enough...
now the younger claimed how much she was jealous.... So. I guess I need to make another one! ah!
I think I'm gonna go with a fall theme for her....or a Twilight theme?

Thanks for looking!

I'm adding this to:


And since It's holiday-ish, and that I don't have my holiday deco back from the other place yet...

The DIY Show Off

Jewelry Holder

My mommy-in-law requested a wooden cabinet that I could paint something on it.
We looked around, found nothing.

So, I came up with this as a "waiting gift" for her, as her cabinet is nowhere to be found! (if you have any idea where I could purchase one on the net, please tell!)

Took a frame and spray paint it white, a 1/4 sheet and some S hooks. It is currently displaying my own collection ... I might make one for me!

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Something about me!

I confess:
I am obsessive about project I want to make.

I've stumbled on this Wednesday. Then again on Thursday night, I went to an artisan fair and there was a lady making some. Result??

This lady here.

Her name will be Ewell (she told it to me as soon as she had a face!)

Did you think I took a break from playfood while making her? Ahah! no.
I made some strawberries, an orange, a Brocoli, some Popcycles, many Bows and not yet pictured blueberries (4).

And yes, the dishes are washed and the toilet is clean!

My secret: I tend to forget to sleep and eat. You know, I can't craft much with a 17 months old running around, discovering the awesomeness of spices!

here's Ewell in another angle:

I'm really thrilled about her since it's going to be a gift for my SIL, born early December. Next step is make-up, hair and dress. I want to make a winter spirit out of her.

There's the little thing about me this week. But I'm sure most of you have noticed!

p.s: The play kitchen has its whole pierced for the sink, and the main part that needed to be painted blue is painted. Yay!

p.p.s: Thanks to all the ladies that entered the linky!

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Apples, a tutorial

Yes, I'm still making felt food. No break for me! (well, this can be count as one, I guess)

This weekend I made 5 delicious-looking apples, including one that can be cut.

Now, for those coming over from Kimba's and missed my 4 felt food links I add last week to the DIY day, you need to know that I'm making LOTS and LOTS of playfood for my 16month old daughter, for the Play Kitchen I'm slowly making for her, for Christmas.

Want so clues to do some?

I used:
Red felt (free) Green and brown felt (90¢ per sheet) Thread (red, brown and green (from my stash) and stuffer (from a dead teady bear!) oh, white felt, too! (free)
Cost: I didn't take the time to calculate, but it must be something above 3$ for the 5 apples.

Shapes I cut:

4 or those for an apple
or one plus one of those:

For the cut one. (4 times)

For the whole ones, I've run stitched all the part one after the other, closely enough, without gathering and I reverse it all, stuff, and ladder stitched the rest.

For the cut one, I've Overcast stitch the white fabric with red thread. Hand embroiled the seed with brown threat.

For the tail:

In brown fabric. Add leaves if you want!

The trick to make your red ball look like an apple is to pass your needle were the 4 cuts join right through the apple and again to the 4 cut join at the bottom. You pull a little and make lots of knots, then you sew in the tail.

Hope you understood something out of my quite explaination!

Wednesday, I'm doing a second édition of My project under 15$.
This time the twist is that it should be something you gave, or going to give!
Hope you'll find something to link!

Have a nice week!!!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Something about me!

I make to-do lits. LOTS of them.
Even being on top of some of my list, my island isn't even here yet. So no island for now. I really don't know how I'm gonna be able to thrick Papa Tattoo into bringing it here before xmas.... I might treat him with the food aspect: I'll be making way more cooking if I had my island!

Also, those,

are still looking the same way. Maybe a little more dirty. Meanwhile, the almost varnish-less table is getting more and more difficult to wash...

And nope, the superbe yellow chandelier for the Yellow Room isn't hung yet. At this point I don't think it'll ever be...

My biggest list right now: The PlayFood list!

I do about 2 to 4 item everyday, yet it's still growing.
I took a break this evening... for now...

I made a list for my xmas gifties. Most of them are DIY. I've gotta start on those.
Speaking of gift, remember that I'll put up a linky this Wednesday about that :)

now I'm off doing a collar for a sis-in-law...

Gotta check something off my to-do list today!

Friday, November 13, 2009

The Yellow Room's rugs

When I made my post about The Yellow Room, I realized I neglected the rugs in my pictures... But They are really funny and playful, so I'm taking a break from my felt and I'm showing them to you!

The Fluffy one (7$)

The Flower one (15$) courtesy of my mom...

And my personal Favorite(15$) courtesy of my mom...

When I made my post about The Yellow Room, I realized I neglected the rugs in my pictures... But They are really funny and playful, so I'm taking a break from my felt and I'm showing them to you!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Play with your food! (the blog)

I don't have a fancy button for it yet, but I've created a new blog just for my foodie creations (so I can stop spaming my mommy blog).

You can see the spaghettini plate I made yesterday here :)

Hope you'll enjoy and become a Follower!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Yesterday's batch + a coffee cozzy

Yesterday was all about breakfast! I made a sliced bread and some eggs, to go with the bacon.

At least I could diggest those egg!

I made this for Papa Tattoo:

Saw some on etsy here. Told myself I could easily do it!

Then today I felt on Edie's post from her 12 days of xmas series. It was enough to take a break from the food (I'm still trying to make decent egg! try #4).

Mine is actually way simpler then hers; All I did was cut the right size according to the cardboard cup I had on hands (a small btw). I blanket stitched the side with brown threat and I embroidered this image found out of google. It really pleased my geeky lover!
As for the Velcro, it has sticky back, so no need to sew!

Since it's not too late I'm adding this post too to Kimba's


Monday, November 9, 2009

Something about me!

My in-laws ' backyard. (yes, all you see is theirs-and so much more)

This week, what I have to tell you about me is:

Where I live, there's snow. TONS of snow.
Even if I'm not living in the north pole, right next to Santa Claus...
There tons and tons and tons of snow each year. Almost half a foot fall each time it snows, and it stays. We end up with many feet of snow around the street.
At each snowstorm, driveways and sidewalks are covered for days.
I don't know how many times I pass really near to be hit by a truck going to school, because the sidewalk disappeared under the snow.

Average temperature here on winter? -4. Fahrenheit. And I didn't count the wind factor.

Good thing is; I found the perfect boots this weekend. Added and thermal sole, or course. (It always takes me ages finding boots!)

So, this was for all the Southern Ladies of blogland reading.

Have a wonderful Winter, everybody!

The DIY Show-Off Celebration, tons of giveways!

The DIY Show Off

I'm not the one who seek for givaway usualy... But you've got to take a look at all those awesome prices you could win! and the celebration last until December 10th!

Go the Roeshel how you love her show-off blog!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

I told you I was making LOTS of food....

Here's what I done yesterday and today:

Chocolate Chip Cookie

banana slices

milk pint (Lait is French for Milk...) That opens!

Some Bacon

5 potatoes (one that can be cut in half and one that un-peel)

A bread. (Wholegrain of course) Slices are to come!

....And the last was meant to be an egg.
As you can see, I'm still trying to figure out! Ahah!
So I turned it into a garlic :)

For those asking yourself where I find all the time to do all this: It's actually quite quick and easy. Except for the bacon and half the Milk pint, everything is stitch by hand, but they are all little pieces.

Thanks to all the ladies comming over from

and from

I will be making much more (about 2-3 items a day....) So stay tuned!

I'd be please to draw up a quick pattern or tutorial for the interested :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

A chocolate bar and a banana!

Ge is the nickname of her aunt.

Each time I'll need a "Brand" I'll take a name of a relative

Specially for Christianne:
Popcorn how-to

Thanks to all the ladies comming over from

and from

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I'm a 23 yr old mommy of two little pixies, sharing my life with my best friend. We live in La Belle Province, French is our first language. In the middle of nursing and caring for a toddler's need, I sew, draw, paint, and take pictures to tell. We also struggle to live an healthy life, apparently surrounded by people that doesn't care much, and we're on budget, too!


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