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Pattern try: Hans

Hey! You might think I dropped from the surface of the earth lol! I’ve been busy sewing, sewing, sewing like crazy 🙂 Making necktie bags, and custom orders. (I’ll post them later) and making dolls…

A nice lady asked for 3 dolls, one for each of her children. And one of her kids is a boy. You know me, can’t resist a Retromama pattern.

Henri, eco-friendly boy doll

And timely she posted for sale a boy doll. His name’s Hans and he’s just awesome! So sweet looking! What a great excuse to yet buy another of her patterns lol!

Henri, eco-friendly boy doll

I named mine Henri, he’s made from jeans (reminder to self: never use this stuff for Henri ever again, way too thick!) 2 men’s shirts, and t-shirts. I like using t-shirts instead of felt, first because it’s way cheaper, second because it makes me use my scarves remnants so less waste, and third it is really soft for kids!

Henri, eco-friendly doll

I omitted the suspenders since the jeans was already thick and the pockets are functional! He was more time consuming than the girlies since he’s more detailed. But love the end product!

Henri, eco-friendly boy doll

Here’s his 2 sisters…

Laura, eco-friendly doll

Made from capri pants, and fabric remnant,t-shirts, beige fabric is from a linen coat.

Laura, eco-friendly doll

Made from a skirt, fabric remnants and t-shirts

group shot, eco-friendly dolls
some group shots 🙂

group shot, eco-friendly dolls


Une gentille dame  m’a demandé de lui coudre 3 poupées, une pour chacun de ses enfants! alors voilà, un essai d’un nouveau patron pour le garçon 🙂 Il est tellement mignon  quoique plus long à coudre que ses soeurs, il a tellement de détails! Les poches sont fonctionnelles 🙂 IL est fait de jeans, 2 chemises pour homme, lin beige et t-shirts.  Très satisfaite du résultat final!



A lady asked me on my facebook fan page if I could sew 2 hippopotamus for 2 young girlies in her life. I looked everywhere trying to find a sewing pattern and none was there to be found 😦

So I put my big girl panties and went to work drafting my own…

My own pattern :)

And so glad I did!! All in all it took me less than 45 min and I had a cute pattern that I couldn’t wait to see alive with fabrics 🙂

Eco-friendly stuffed Hippopotamus

Sooooo happy with the end products!!! I may or may not have made a happy dance…

Eco-friendly stuffed Hippopotamus

they are made from men’s wool pants, cotton blanket and remnant and t-shirts.

Eco-friendly stuffed Hippopotamus

A bit smaller than the stuffed elephant, they  measures: 7″x10 1/2″.

Eco-friendly stuffed Hippopotamus

Still need to find them a name, any ideas?? I was thinking of Germaine  for the girlies and Hyppolite for the bad boy…

Eco-friendly stuffed Hippopotamus


Une dame m’a demandé sur ma page facebook si je pouvais lui faire 2 toutous hippopotames pour deux petites filles. J’ai cherché partout sur internet un patron de couture et niet, rien du tout qui soit intéressant… Je me suis donc assise pour m’en faire un maison et je suis absolument ravie du résultat!!! En tout, faire le patron m’a pris 45 minutes. Pas si mal 🙂 Je vous présente donc mes Germaine et Hyppolite!

Pattern try: cellphone case (and a new dog!)

I made yet another purchase.. I think I’m kind of addicted to buy new patterns 😉

Michelle at Michelle Patterns made a cell phone case pattern available for purchase with basic instructions. Since I thought her pattern was looking better than mine I went ahead and committed to it lol!

I’ve sewn 6 so far 🙂 (I’ll be exposing this week end, and only had one cell pouch…)

eco-friendly cell cases

easy and fast! but not for beginners since they are no really instructions on how to sew it, you need to have make a couple of hand bags before.

And I had only 3 dachshunds left… I had fun coming up with a new one! (here’s the pattern again!)

eco-friendly dachshund softie

this one is made from a women’s shirt, girl’s vest, fabric remnants, nightgown and fiberfill. Now I have 2 boys and 2 girls…

I made a new set up for my craft fair, and I think I’m beginning to see something here. I spray painted like crazy 🙂 I’ll post pictures with all my stuff this week end.

J’ai encore acheté un nouveau patron…! J’aimais le look de l’étui à cellulaire… plus que celui que je m’étais fait! J’en ai cousu 6 jusqu’à maintenant et le patron est facile à coudre et rapide d’exécution! Il ne me restait que 3 chiens en inventaire, j’ai donc eu du plaisir a en faire un nouveau 🙂 il est fait de: restes de tissu, chemise de nuit, veste de fille, chemise pour dame, et bourre de polyester! 

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I’ve caved in… again…

Eco-friendly sausage dog stuffy

The cuteness won me over 🙂 so what a gal to do??

eco-friendly dachshund softie

buy the new pattern of course!

eco-friendly dachshund

Kim at Retromama released this new cutie dachshund pattern, and I just had to have it and make it…

eco-friendly dachshund softie

I sewn 7 of them and one already found a home since Camille’s friend lost her grandmother, so she gave her one.

eco-friendly dachshund softie

Quick and easy, fit for beginners…

eco-friendly dachshund softie

You can find the pattern on her blog on her sidebar or in her etsy shop.

The ones I’ve sewn are list on my etsy! 😉

Cute little houses

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I saw those little houses on the retromama blog before Xmas and fell in love with them! They were way too cute and I had to make them but was wondering how I could put them in showcase in my house all year long…

And then, I made a bunting to go in Rachel’s room. And I had my Ah Ha moment. How about a curtain? A simple but cute curtain?!

I first did those beautiful houses and had fun hand embroidering and coming up with way to decorate them 🙂 They are made of reclaimed and upcycled materials as usual and stuffed with new fiberfill. I used the same fabrics (or should I say clothes??!) as the bunting (forgot to take pics of this one, so coming later).

And because of Michelle at Keyka Lou who had the awesome idea of setting sewing week goals (along with a giveaway at the end of each week! woooot!) I completed the curtain last week!

I’m really happy with it and so is Rachel! But If I was going to make another one I’ll double the length of the window that time (just did 1 1/2 and it’s not ruffly enough to my taste;) I bought the polka dot fabric and the white one too. I could resist Fushia and Polka dot together!

I’ve been putting things off lately…   Like sewing for myself, that is still on the to do list. But The goal setting is really helping me get on track and really DO stuff!  I was kind of jealous of Michelle for having such a bright idea 😉 Thanks Michelle!!

Love at first sight

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I think you know that feeling when you see something and just HAVE to get it?! In my case it’s more I had to MAKE it 🙂 I loved the pattern at first sight, and kept going back to look at those lovely pictures Kim from Retromama (she sold her 3000th item on etsy) took for her pattern (she made the stuffed bunny pattern I use too!) But was always thinking, she’s too much work, and besides I’m suppose to be doing handbag, ya’ know… But then, Kim had a sale on etsy… and I just caved in… without any remorse… And she has me under her cast…

J’imagine que vous connaissez le feeling, vous savez, celui qui  vient quand on voit quelque chose et qu’une envie pressante, que dis-je, une URGENCE de l’avoir en notre possession vient nous assaillir?! Et bien ça m’est arrivé dernièrement. Mais pour moi, ça c’est traduit plus par une urgence  de FAIRE quelque chose 😉 Ce fut un coup de foudre instantané en voyant le patron, et j’y retournais sans cesse pour le regarder et admirer les photos que Kim, de Retromama, (elle a vendu son 3000ième item sur etsy!) a prises de son patron (C’est aussi elle qui a fait le patron du super chou lapin!) Mais je me disais toujours, ah, c’est beaucoup de travail, et puis, ne suis-je pas supposée faire des sacs à main…! Mais voilà que Kim décida de faire une vente sur etsy…. je me suis rendue… pieds et points liés… sans aucun remord…. et j’ai succombé à son charme….

Laura was a pleasure to sew. She has that retro feel that brought me to her in the first place. She’s cushy, a cutie, and a little girl’s dream! A 4 yo requested a custom order right when she saw her: Mom, make me one. All pink! (I didn’t think first, when I cut her up, and choose some fabric with lots of green and since my youngest is color blind, I couldn’t give her this first one… bad mommy… but hey! a good excuse to make a new one! as if I needed excuses, lol)

Laura est plus qu’un plaisir à coudre. J’aime tellement le “vibe” rétro qu’elle dégage! Elle est douce, grande, jolie et le rêve de toute petite fille! Une petite fille de 4 ans a passé une commande aussitôt qu’elle l’a vue: Maman, fais-moi s’en une. Toute rose! (Je n’ai pas trop réfléchi quand j’ai tailler cette poupée, et j’ai choisi un tissu avec beaucoup de vert et vu que Rachel est daltonienne,  je ne pouvais pas lui donner celle-là… mère indigne!… mais j’ai maintenant une bonne excuse pour en faire une nouvelle! Comme si j’avais besoin d’excuse de toute façon! ha!)

A bit of info on the new dolls now. Laura dolls are 19 1/2″ tall and are made from recycled fabrics so they are eco-friendly. (this one is made from t-shirts, capri pants, linen shirt and cotton remnants) The stuffing is brand new fiberfill. All details are hand embroidered with love and care. She will be list on etsy later today!

Un peu d’info maintenant sur les nouvelles poupées. Les poupées Laura mesurent 50 cm (19 1/2″) de haut. Elles sont faites à partir de matières recyclées donc elles sont écologiques. (celle-ci est faite de t-shirts, pantalon capri, chemise de lin et restes de coton). La bourre de polyester est neuve. Tous les détails sont brodés à la main avec amour et attention. elle sera listée sur etsy plus tard aujourd’hui!

And soon Laura will have a little brother… 🙂 I was awake until 5 this morning thanks to that migraine, so I’m almost finished with the drafting!

Et bientôt Laura aura un petit frère… 🙂 J’ai été réveillée jusqu’à 5 heures ce matin, merci migraine! donc j’ai presque terminé le dessin!