Thursday, January 31, 2008

Is it Spring Yet?

I bought this bed sheet set (includes flat sheet, fitted sheet, pillow cases and duvet cover) for 2 euros at a brocante market. My husband thought I was crazy, worried I was not going to put all that orange on our bed (I think I would have a hard time sleeping way too much orange).
So, I decided to make my own garden tote.
The pattern is from a book by Lotta Jansdotter. I made a couple of adjustments... voila my own garden tote! The bag itself could hold lots of cuttings or fruit/veg depending on what type of garden you have.

We actually do not have a garden right now just a stairway, which I converted into an indoor garden, but the next place we move into will have a garden, so I thought why not start early.
There are lots of pockets for garden tools.

I added this little birdie applique to one of the pockets.
I was thinking of making a couple more (since I have sooo much of this fabric) and perhaps selling a couple on my store..what do you think?

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Pay it forward...ready to go...

Finally... finished my PIF (pay it forward) gifts and they aready for shipping. Still waiting on one more address...

Just as I was getting ready to send out goodies, I also received this great package from db

Lots of great goodies in black and white and a really cute bag, perfect for a lunch tote.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Just in Time for Valentine's Day

I bought this great linen heart fabric a while ago from Namolio and I was saving it for just Valentine's Day. So I made a couple of goodies. I really love the texture and the simplicity of the two fabrics together.

The candy sac comes with a bag of conversation hearts and when you are finished up all the candy you can use it for make-up, change or a gift bag for someone else. All available at my store
Happy Early Valentine's Day!!!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

More Bon Bon Bags

Just finished another batch of Bon Bon Bags filled with lots of crafty goodies. In each little bag there are vintage finds from the brocante market here in Vence, France. Lots of goodies perfect for sewing, scrap booking or other crafty projects.

Here's a sneak peek...

All bags can be purchased from my store .

Sunday, January 13, 2008

J'adore Paris

Here it first project(s) for the year 2008. My mother bought me a skirt with a Paris was too big for me and I did not want to throw it out, so I decided to use this fabric to start a new line J'adore Paris.
Using black linen and some buttons, zippers and other little knik-knacksI have made some wallets...
Make-up cases...
and tissue holders. All are available at my etsy shop.
I still have a little bit of fabric left...what else can I make? any suggestions?

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Happy Belated New Year!

Happy Belated New Year to All!

I have returned from Canada after a relaxing holiday with my family. It was a long flight back but I have returned back to France to get back into the swing of things.

Well what's new...

Some of my creations are being sold in Saya (in Antibes) and more info can be found on here and here . A great blog to read through with lots of great info and photos....thanks Maya!

More work for my website needs to be done, and I am also starting to work on some new items for my etsy shop, more bags, new and improved pencil crayon/marker/ crayon roll, bonbon bags, some more little pouches and other goodies (can't give away all my surprises). I will keep you posted!

Well that's all for now...but I will be back soon!