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still talking about mittens…

But I swear it’s the last post for awhile ‘k??!

sewing up mittens!

I finally got around sewing those 8 pairs of mittens! It’s more difficult these weeks to get to my sewing machine since Rachel is not going to the babysitter (they are sick) that means I get more hugs and kisses though… 🙂

sewing up mittens!

Mittens are all listed here.

I’ve got 3 pairs of kids size 3-5

eco-friendly mittens kid size 3-5

3 other pairs of kids size 5-8

mittens kid size 5-8

and 2 pairs of men size large.

eco-friendly mittens men size large

Not bad 🙂 I was pretty low on mittens stock on my Etsy (yeah I know that I’m low on cosmetic cases too…. and doggies… and…) Should be good for awhile 🙂



Pattern try: stuffed elephant!

I know… but I couldn’t pass up the 20% etsy coupon Kim over at retromama was offering lol! And I wanted a new pattern, so there you go!

eco-friendly stuffed elephant made from reclaimed fabrics

I was all happy to make something new, but I’m not sure I’m liking the way I made it, with 2 different fabrics for the body.  I had a really hard time stuffing it to my liking (and this one is not there yet). What do you guys think?? a keeper?! maybe I should try it with only 2 fabrics instead of 3?

eco-friendly stuffed elephant made from reclaimed fabrics

This little guy is made from a men’s pants, shirt and ears from a necktie. I hand embroidered the eyes. Now it’s listed in my shop… so I’ll see from there too.

eco-friendly stuffed elephant made from reclaimed fabrics

I’ve also made 2 doggies since I had sold the last one 🙂

Eco stuffed dog, made from upcycled materials

This boy is made from 2 men’s pants, shirt and ears from a necktie (it’s a close cousin to the previous elephant!) it’s listed here.

Eco stuffed dog, made from upcycled materials

This girlie, Oh I really like this one!  is made from denim pants (jeans), 2 women’s shirt and a fabric remnant. She features on one side a pocket from the shirt 🙂 she’s right here.

All of those stuffed toys are made using retromama patterns, you can get your own right here!

Un p’tit nouveau dans la famille! Mais je ne suis pas sûre si je vais en refaire d’autres… Je pense que je devrais l’essayer avec juste 2 tissus différents au lieu de 3. Il est fait d’un pantalon pour homme, chemise et oreilles faites à partir d’une cravate. Même chose pour le chien suivant. La chienne est faite de jeans, 2 chemises pour dame et un reste de tissu. Elle a aussi, sur un côté, une poche qui vient de la chemise 🙂 Vous pouvez les trouver juste ici!

New necktie bags!

I’ve been busy, and I finally sewn all the necktie bags I had cut!

As usual, they are made from men’s suit pants, shirts and neckties 🙂
these are probably going in a shop in Jonquière as a Lady asked to have my stuff over there!

eco necktie bag

eco necktie bag

eco necktie bag

This one is already list in my shop!

eco necktie bag

All the bags have the pant’s pockets at the back, and I am happy because I found a way to use one pant to make 2 bags! So there is even less waste!

suit pants pockets

Now, on to make 2 special orders….

Voilà, j’ai été productive cette semaine et j’ai cousu les 5 sacs cravate que j’avais taillés! Les 3 premiers iront probablement dans une boutique à Jonquière vu qu’une gentille propriétaire m’a demandé d’avoir de mes articles dans sa boutique! le dernier sac bleu est déjà dans ma boutique 😉 Tous les sacs ont les poches de pantalon au dos.


New in the shop!

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I’ve been trying to get some new stuff in the shop. It has been hard getting my sewing mojo back with the kids home. But I made these…

First 2 new cocktail clutches! this one:

cocktail clutch in gray

Made from grey wool pants, necktie, stripes shirt and bed sheet.

cocktail clutch in gray

And this one:

eco-friendly cocktail clutch

Made from navy men’s pant, stripes shirt and polka dots necktie.

eco-friendly cocktail clutch

then 2 new iPad cases! this first one:

eco-friendly iPad case

made from a necktie, fabric remnants and denim.  Padded with fleece and closes with a button underneath the tie.

eco-friendly iPad case

And then another :

eco-friendly iPad case

Made from a corduroy pant, 2 shirts and a vintage necktie, with the same button closure…

eco-friendly iPad case

And FINALLY a new necktie bag!

necktie bag

This one was sitting all sewn for months! I was too lazy to make the hand embroidery… but I finally did!

Made from grey men’s pant, stripe pink tie and women’s pink and white shirt. (and bed sheet and interfacing)

necktie bag


Des petites nouveautés dans ma boutique! 2 sacs cocktail, 2 étuis pour iPad et un sac cravate! vous pouvez les voir juste ici!

Pattern try

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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! 😉

what I’ve sewn lately

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A little overview of what I’ve sewn for the last couple of weeks!

First I made a new old school bag using vintage fabric and wool pants, listing here.

old school tote: eco-friendly shoulder bag

I also made a new pencil or cosmetic pouch (listing here) Using the same fabric and pants. I played a little with backgrounds for the pictures for the shop and I’m not completely satisfied with them so I might redo these.

Eco-friendly pencil or cosmetic case

And I finally made a new cocktail bag that I’m very pleased with 😉 using pants, necktie and blouse. (again, listing here)

Eco-friendly cocktail clutch

Eco-friendly cocktail clutch

Next to come will be a new technique (for me anyway ;)) try! It was so much fun! can’t wait to show you ha!

I will send my application for a craft fair in june… Please wish me luck!  😉

And just so you know, the feeders are working 😉 (tutorial here)

feeders are working!

The kids were all excited to see the birdies going to the feeders! I don’t know why but the eat almost exclusively from the green bottle.

A bit of everything

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I’m a member of the Upcyclers group on Etsy  and I was very surprised to get mail that said I’ve been featured on the Upcyclers blog! This is what have been featured 🙂 Cool!

And here an awesome treasury that features my little bunny 🙂

‘Everybody Loves Some~Bunny!’ by collagical

Spring is here~ Bring on the bunnies!

Bunny Love: eco-fri…


Some Bunny To Love …


Soft, Upcycled Bunn…


Shabby Bunny Rabbit…


Reserved for 6/8 F…


Recycled Feed Sack …


Vintage Mother Goos…


Bluebell Bunny – Up…


Butterick Crafts Lu…


Spring Cleaning Sal…


Birthday Bunny in P…


HANDMADE Gift Tags …


Peter Rabbit Bracel…


Abundance Box silk …


Pattern to make Rec…


Bunny Mini Garden T…


Treasury tool by Red Row Studio

Besides that, I’ve done something for Julien that he was very happy with! Found a brown plain tee at the thrift and did some reverse appliqué  again…

reverse appiqué shirt
reverse appiqué shirt
I need to resize it though because it’s still too big.

And I made a tunic dress for Rachel from the book Girl’s world. As I put it on her, Camille walk in and went like: Cool you made her a nightgown…. duh!

Dress for Rachel

So I add yo-yos so it won’t be looking to much of a night dress…

Dress for Rachel

The turquoise fabric was some left overs from when I did summer capri and top for both my nieces years ago and the white fabric is left over from her curtain 😉

Some stuff got added to my shop too! And I’m glad to report that my goals for the week have been achieved! (if you want to participate go here)

eco-friendly bucket bag

First I finished a bucket bag that I’ve cut a long long time ago.

eco-friendly bucket bag

I’m quite happy with the birdie. I tried machine embroidering it and I really like the finish (besides saving me quite some time in the making!)

And sew the last batch of scarves:

upcycled scarf

upcycled scarf

upcycled scarf

upcycled scarf
I might post a refashion I did for Camille’s room soon !!!!! :))