Friday, February 22, 2008

It's Official!

Well, it is official. We are moving AGAIN...
My husband is being relocated to Geneva (Geneve in French with an accent on the E, but I have a North American keyboard) Switzerland.
We both a mixed emotions about this move, we made a list:

Geneva, Switzerland compared to Nice, France
- everything and everyone is on time in Nice, not so much
- high speed trains perfect for travel in Nice, again not so much
- center of Europe (again perfect for travel) but in Nice beautiful travel throughout provence
-chocolate available in both places which is better Swiss or French...they are both pretty damn good
- alps in Switzerland but the sea in Nice
- very international city while in Nice it is very french
- international food available everywhere in Geneva where as in Nice mostly French food (which I will miss)
- weather in Geneva is not as perfect as it is in Nice (the sun is always shining)

well the list goes on and on...

And then there is the question of the shop name...handmadebymoi in the South of France...not so much anymore, that would be false advertising (even though France is only 10 minutes away)

SOOOO...I need your help...

I am keeping the handmade by moi bit. Geneva is in the French part of Switzerland but I wanted to add a little something underneath, not quite sure what? So I thought, why not make it into a little contest.

Leave a comment/suggestion of a name that would suite and if me likey I will send you a "pour un artiste roll with a couple of other goodies :The contest in closes: March 21, 2008

Bonne Chance!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Business Time

Okay, I know not very crafty, but I watched this on youtube and just couldn't stop laughing. I thought I would share:


Saturday, February 16, 2008

A couple more goodies...

Here is a custom order made for a lady who owns a shop called Tangerine Dreams. She wanted the bag to be "en francaise" so...voila...although, the word tangerine doesn't exist in French...I made some adjustments.

I had a little bit of this fabric left over so I made a couple of these little pouches to hold make-up, lip balm and other goodies. Even used the last bits of fabric for the buttons (you see that is why you never throw anything away).

Here are a couple of other little pouches, perfect for business cards and loose change. Again, also made from left over bits of fabric I had.

All can be purchased at

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Look How Cool...

I am so honoured to be featured in another blog: Vintage Indie

It's a great site that features independent artists (like myself) and showcases some of their work. Here's a little sneak peak...

The Daily Swank - Vintage French

Today's Daily Swanky is so dreamy, I have to admit I want everything from this indie shop. I'm seriously drooling!


Can you say Bon Bon Bag? No, I'm not talking about those little delicious treats that all of us work at home moms spend all day eating.... ha ha. I'm talking about these fabulous handmade Bags from pikapeeks.

Each little bag is filled with delightful treasures of French and vintage items. I have to tell you I think they would make a perfect gift! I'll take one in every color please!


What little girl wouldn't love a Petite Sac? One with her very own favorite colors and her name right on the front! Made from French Linen and cotton patchwork you can have one custom ordered!

Head over to Vintage Indie to see more.

Friday, February 08, 2008

Easter Came Early in Vence

I have been holding on to these egg cartons for about a year now, and I had this idea to create something with these for easter. The I visited Matabi's esty store adn found this great egg fabric.
I had some vintage ribbon I bought a while ago and some other goodies. I decided to put them all together to create a starter sewing kit.

Included in the kit: 1 felt egg pin cushion with 9 matching pins
1 egg cup linen needle holder
4 safety pins
4 sewing needles (various size)
6 white vintage buttons
1 yard of rick rack
1 yard of white 10 inch cotton vintage ribbon
1 yard of red and white bakers twine
9 heart candies
1 rocket

These cute kits will be available at my etsy store on saturday feb. 9

Friday, February 01, 2008

Video for Mom

I completely forgot about this video my sisters and I made for my mom's 60th Birthday. I got stuck wearing the wrestlers mask (have to see the video to understand). My mom use to sing this song to us when we were kids, so we just changed the lyrics a little and played it at her 60th birthday in October.

It was great fun to make, especially hanging out with my 2 sisters. Since i have moved to France we don't see a lot of each other, but when we do you can see we get really silly.

Everyone should have sisters to get silly with.