Friday, June 29, 2007

The Market Basket

Another big thing here in the South of France is the basket. Many people take their market baskets and fill them with fresh produce, baked goods and other market finds.

This basket was made for my French teacher, just to say "Merci Beaucoup" for all her hard work.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

A Rainbow of Bon Bon Bags

A sign of a really good party is the goody bags given at the end. As a child, I used to love digging into those paper/plastic bags searching for all those little treasures. I must admit I still love recieving little goody surprises.

Why are there no goody bags for adults?

Well, now there is! I decided to make my own version of the goody bag filled with lots of little crafty treasures that can be used for many crafty projects. So fun digging through these little bags and seeing what treasures await...

just a preview:

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Another Market Bag

Another market bag here, made from cotton and heavy linen. Lightweight and easy to carry, this bag can fit lots of grocery goodies and can be used over and over again.

Great for the environment!

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Mon Petit Sac - Pommes


I have been busy. Not doing all the things I should be doing like studying French, cleaning the house, doing laundry and all the other boring stuff.

I blame it on my sewing machine. It keeeps calling... so here it is; Mon Petit Sac - Pommes to add to the etsy inventory.

I really believe I have an addiction to linen. I just love working with it and then adding little yummy bits of fun fabrics here and there. Soon, I will need to replenish my stash...its called a fabric addiction... I think?

Friday, June 15, 2007

Back into Bags

I took a little break from sewing bags but now I am back on the bag wagon again (tee hee hee).

Here in France, people carry around their own shopping bags or baskets when they go to the market, so I figured I would create a couple of market bags, help save the trees and the landfills...perhaps the trend will soon follow in North America and everyone will be carrying a Le Marche bag?

Saturday, June 09, 2007


This is an old sewing basket I purchased at a brocante sale in Tourette Sur Loup. It was in really bad shape but I wanted something for all of my small sewing goodies...a little home for them. So with the trusty old glue gun and some left over fabric and trim, I made myself a new little sewing box to hold all my sewing treasures.