“There lives an artist in each child. The problem is how to remain an artist as we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso

“There lives an artist in each child. The problem is how to remain an artist as we grow up.” -Pablo Picasso

We had a wonderful and busy (and long!!!!) weekend. So we felt a bit crafty, but we also had time to go fishing at the lake Montbel: where Charlie Swam a lot and managed to scare away all the fish of course (just for info, ALL the fish managed to go home safely that day, since we caught none), and we did set up a military camp at grandparent's yard (Hugo slept in dad's old parachutist's sleeping bag), had breakfast front of the tent (with a great view to the Pyrenees and the Montsegur Castle: , … [Read more...]

Fanny’s Bag/le Sac de Fanny

Fanny’s Bag/le Sac de Fanny

Finally it is done, the bag for my friend Fanny is finished. It took some time (mostly because I started the embroidery right before the school vacation and that means that for 2 weeks I didn’t do any sewing or embroidering. Instead of that I had fun at the sea and played with my son and my dog). Once back from vacation I made the dress for Alexandra and pie bag for my mother-in-law’s birthday, and then it was time to take up this bag and finish it. I was inspired by traditional Estonian folk … [Read more...]

Happy Homemade Kids Sew-along!

Happy Homemade Kids Sew-along!

What a great idea! … [Read more...]

Happy yellow dress for Alex

Happy yellow dress for Alex

It has been a while now that Alexandra (my friend’s daughter) has been asking for a yellow dress. Finally here it is. Not 100% yellow, but I found this very happy fabric at Michel Thierry, a great fabric store just near me: http://www.etsmichelthierry.com/ … it is full of sunshine and you just want to fly away… well it seems that Alex is ready to fly J This was actually first dress I made (well the 1st one was for the school project when I was 14, but this does not really count), so I am quite … [Read more...]

There was a definite need for a Treasure Hunt Bag

There was a definite need for a Treasure Hunt Bag

I think you understand if you have little boys or adventures little girls who never come home his/her pockets empty. Be it a school day or a hike to the mountains, there is always something to discover, something to study and to observe. There were always two options: 1)either his pockets were full of rocks, leaves, insects … or 2) MY pockets and MY bag were full of rocks, leaves, branches etc. So we decided to make a bag just for this. The front pocket has a plastic cover so that he can display … [Read more...]

We have done it, our 1st collaboration with Les Boutiqueuse

We have done it, our 1st collaboration with Les Boutiqueuse

Here is a little embroidered detail I made and that is part of our 1st collaboration with my friend Mélise (alias Les boutiqueuses). Mélise did the finishing touch (sewing and assembling) and we made this wonderful retro purse for her niece. You can see the finished product on her blog (as well as other great things she has made, she has lots of creative ideas and really loves sewing): http://laboutiqueuse.canalblog.com/archives/2014/04/07/29617625.html Voilà un petit détail que j'ai fait … [Read more...]

The story of the “going-to-grandparents bag”/l’histoire du sac “je-vais-chez-mamie-papi”

The story of the “going-to-grandparents bag”/l’histoire du sac “je-vais-chez-mamie-papi”

Finally the bag is ready. I have to say I can’t take much credit for it, because it is my 6 year old son who chose the colors and the design. So I was merely the executor. Normally he likes dinosaurs, skeletons, pirates & Co, but surprisingly he wanted something very pretty, so he chose birds, flowers and happy colors. I guess after all the dinosaur bones and fossils we all need sometimes to see some pretty flowers to keep balance in life. It was meant to be his “going-to-grandparents” … [Read more...]

Here I am…

<a href="http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/11983583/?claim=57xajxhupfb">Follow my blog with Bloglovin</a> Today seems like a very good day to start my new blog. Spring is here, and I feel like creating something colorful. While waiting to post photos of a bag I am making at the request of my son, who is 6, it will be his "going-to-grandma's-and-grandpa's bag, here are couple of pictures from our Welcome Spring hike and picnic in Pyrenees (actually just behind and above our house). … [Read more...]

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