Thursday, 16 December 2010

Here is my first sewing entry

Hi Everyone, yes i as a man i can do some sewing..... Two days ago i went to the fabric store and found this very nice black fauxfur with a short pile, but that was a 1m piece....what can i do with that?..i didn't know, but anyway i bought it, and look what i've made with it...a short jacket with a waterfall front. Of course it is not for me, but i think it will do a very nice christmas gift to my neighbor, to wear with her nice black Georges Rech dress!
And this one is for me made with a nice grey wool, unlined with fringes, the scarf is sewn to the jacket.(i think i will wear it with a white shirt and a tie, it will do a strong contrast..)(and also because it itches so much in the neck you cannot believe).
So this is for today....Happy sewing!
More on the way......

Saturday, 27 November 2010


I forgot to tell... i installed a reindeer head on the wall outside the restaurant and before i had the chance to take a picture it has been stolen.......that was the lighted one....

On the Walls

Finally here are a few pics of my reindeer heads installed in my restaurant. I think the result is fantastic, i already have nice comments for customers

You can also see the decor we've put in place around/on top of ceiling fixtures.

Here are some sticks i have made out of fabric covered with glass fiber resin!

And for the doll part here is what i.m working on right now, the head

And the body, they are actually together but im waiting for the final result to show it...;)

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Femme au gros arriere train marchant dans la pluie!

I know you dont understand what it means, that's the title of this creation. It means ''Fat ass Woman walking in the rain!'' that is a nice one!!!

I made a with steel wire and black tread. I stiffened the tread using a big amount of Paverpol, creating drops. Here are 3 views of that lady.

Bye Bye

Saturday, 16 October 2010

White Fur Reindeer

Hi, this is my begining for Chrismas Stuff...
As I own a restaurant, i need to get ready early november as for Chrismas decoration. This year we have decided to have a white theme.
So here are the Reindeer heads that will be hanging in the restaurant lobby.
I've started, with this one who is 24'' tall, in fake fur.
I search the web for a few hours, trying to find some kind of pattern to do this project, but coudn't find any, so I think sometimes it is faster to do it yourself, and in the other hand, you will have your own design, but of course i needed to '' cut a few heads'' to achieve a good pattern. But i dont mind sharing this pattern, you just need to tell me how can i do this kind of thing...
It is stuffed with fiber and mounted on a shaped plywood. For the antlers they are not stuffed, i put electric wire inside them to give them a shape, and all electric wires are taped inside the head to be more sturdy.
I like it very much, but a little small.
So i made this one using the same technique but bigger, this one is approx 34'' tall depending how I put the antlers. For these antlers i used bigger wires, but they still are a little bit soft, if i do some more i will need to find a way to make them stronger.

Here is a picture of the two side by side.

And after all why not do one for outside, so this one mesure 44'' tall, and is made of heavy canevas, covered with fiber glass resin. That was the first time I worked with resin, and belive me, it smells a lot, so don't do this inside.... and because it was kind of yellowish, i painted it with a nice white exterieur paint.
And guess what? I mannaged to make it hollow, so it is lighted from the inside!!! Cool isn't?
I will post pictures when everything is gone be installed.

So there it is!
Have fun in this so dark and rainy day of october, i'm saying so, but it is my favorite season...

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

Pumpkin Pie Season

I Know This is not related to to main theme of this blog, but i need to share my PuMpKin PiE Recipe. I transform over the years a Caramel Pumpkin Pie, and Finally this year i've come to this amazing version.

So Here is the recipe

Caramel Pumpkin Pie

2 cups of sugar
1/4 cup of water
1/4 cup of salted butter
1/4 cup of heavy cream
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 pinch of salt
2 cups of pumpkin puree

For the pumpkin puree, i naturally do mine, but not with any kind of pumpkin... I use the flat one, in French we call it ''Citrouille Cendrillon'', i translate it with ''Cinderella Pumpkin''

For the way to make puree you can go tho this blog, where i took the pumpkin picture, they explain the perfect way to make it.

Now, Start with sugar in a saucepan, add the water, and over a medium-high fire heat it up until caramelized kind of medium dark color, remove from heat and add butter, stir well, add cream, stir well, and then the rhum stir again.

In a bowl, beat the eggs with salt and vanilla. When done, slowly mix the eggs preparation to the caramel.

Add the puree, and pour the mix in an unbaked pie crust, you will need a big one 12 inches...may be..!?

And cook in an preheat oven at 325F for 50 to 60 minutes.

That's it!

Of Course this one is nice with a coffee or a chilled glass of milk, But I've found that this pie goes so nice with ''La Fin du Monde'' a flavorfull beer from Unibroue , a strong blond beer with spicy flavors.

NB as you can see i didn't put any spices in the pie, it's on purpose, with the nice caramel flavor, you don't need any...I think!

Bon Appetit!

I will come back in a few days with a chrismas project! Yes already!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010


My second attempt was better but not perfect, i baked the eyes in a toaster oven, is it ok? because after only 20 minutes the already started to yellow.... anyway i decided to paint them.

After drying time, i intalled my first eye ever in a doll.. and then the second. I started to cut a lengthwise, and i make small notch in the middle, icut too small at first and trying doll tear a little, i needed to cut quite big to fit this eye...

So here is my result
There is a bit of glue on the left eye, but hopefully, wont show in the dark eyeliner i'm planning to apply.......
See you for the next step!

Monday, 26 July 2010

It Smells Burn

Always read carefully instructions, it said 275 degrees, but i read 375..... here are the results after 20 minutes. Burning eyes.!!!
Sorry Try again!

New Fabric Doll

Hi Everyone, i know that you like work in progress, so here is not a start, because i've started this project a few months ago, but here is where i'm starting to show you, but have no idea where or how it's going to end....

So here it is, i'm saying it, because i dont know what it is, but i know it is a ''HE''

I started to make the head, by using a basic doll head pattern found on internet, but with a lot of changes, and i used a fabric with a little bit a stretch, i think that is how the nose and the Neddle sculpting turned out so well( i think)!?!

And then i questionned myself for a few days, trying ''regular'' doll body, but that wasn't what i was looking for, and then, out of a sketch came that curved line that inspired me to make the body curve! And this is it.

And of course, the arms/hands where tricky to made, i never sew something that small, so after a while a came out with those wich are not so bad, but i know i will do better next time.

I assembled everything and than gessoed 2 times, but no more inspiration, so i let it cool for 3 months, and then i discovered a tutorial made by Rivkah Mizhari about eyes made ot of polymer clay, and decided to give it a try so here are my eyes!!!

They are ''baking'' while i'm writing this...

Monday, 19 July 2010

New Products

Finally, i've decided to go for the first time to Michael's, and i found there a few things for crafting. I will now try to work with this so popular clay called Creative Paperclay. I dont know how to use it, but will found out! And i grabbed at the same time some package of sculpey.

Monday, 12 July 2010

Fabric Sculpture Time

This all started last winter, i was surfing the net to find a way to turn fabric into hard 3d shape. I found a craft supply called Paverpol, wich is a fabric stiffener, enviro safe. I tried to order some online, but they cannot ship this product in winter time, not below zero....

Anyway i received an email, last friday from a teacher who gives Paverpol workshop, and it was the next Sunday. So where do you think i was this Sunday, yeah in Pointe Claire in an art gallery basement(thank god it was so hot outside).

And this is it my first Paverpol Lady

And here are a few step to achieve this wonderful artpiece.....(hum)

Electrical wire.

Covered with aluminum foil and masking tape.

And then Mommyfied with strips of fabric dipped in Paverpol.

After that picture i was too gluey to use camera.....
See you!!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

A Newbie in the Blog world..

I Don't know where to start....well let's say, i'm a 39 years old guy, who like to experiment with art supply, but espacially with fabric. Over the years i've been doing a lots of things with fabric, but guess what??? I HAVE NO PICTURE!!! I have almost no picture of things i've done... so that is (partially) why, i'm starting this blog, so i will need to post here and there pictures of my success (unsuccess!).

I' ve always a few things on the way...

So here are a few things going on right now, but not necessary in that order.

I have always a lots of fabrics on hands, so i can always sew a shirt or two...Last week i bought some wool, to make pants and vest, i'll show you what i want to do with..

I've started a few months ago, some needle sculpting faces, for some kind of dolls...

I would like to make a lampshade for that 70's lampbase i found at the flea market.

I want to do some pillow for the couch, but with pictures ironed on them, i already tried but made a mess out of it..

Anyway, we'll see how things will go on...

See ya