Thursday, 29 July 2010

Magic gone wrong...

This pretty fairy was cooking when suddenly, a wrong spell and cakes and fruits became alive!
The birthday cake on the right is not very impressed, the banana on the far right is well upset while the tiny strawberries in the middle are off! The cakes on the left are jumping around!
A bad spell can happen to anyone, really! ; )
(oh and by the way, it's one of my drawings),

Thursday, 22 July 2010

new bag with matching make-up purse

Hello all,

Here is a new Marquise bag made with a Kaffe Fassett cotton fabric called Milleflori. the side and handle is make with a French purple cotton fabric. I added some purple felt spots at the front of the bag. The lining is apple green as well as the zip.

I love this green fabric, it's so fresh!


Wednesday, 21 July 2010



Last year in July, we went to Venice for a long weekend and I absolutely loved it!
It is an amasing place, it's beautiful everywhere! Every street, every corner is to be discovered.
It is busy but like any big town. Bare in mind it is very expensive as well but the pizzas are definitely a must! Something I love is that there are no cars, no motorbikes, only boats! You are constently surrounded by water and it is quite easy to get by as the touristy places are always indicated but you walk a lot though...We had a wonderful weather and I highly recommand it, there is no other place like Venice.

Monday, 19 July 2010

Featured and Invited

Hello all,

Last week, I was featured in Em’s blog sweet cotton threads! Such a lovely surprise! Thank you Em!
Em has been featured lots of talented people on her blog for some time now so have a look and enjoy:

I was also invited a month ago by Bella from Lookville (San Fransisco) . Lookville is a community where you share fashion tips and advices. How exciting!


Friday, 16 July 2010



I went shopping and met my friend for lunch in Brighton today. I was eating my seafood sandwich on a bench in town centre and suddenly I realised that most of girls/women were wearing dull grey, black, brown, beige handbags... Nothing original or different...Usually it's easier to wear colours during summer...I found it pretty sad...
so, I came up with a slogan for my bags and accessories:


I might need to work on this but something out there is missing and I know what... ; )


Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Bracelet and matching earrings

Hello all,
I wanted to try something different than handbags. I did this bracelet (1st photo) about 3 years ago and I wanted to use this gorgeous black lace again.
2 weeks ago I went to London and bought lots of fabric, this pink silk called “sugar pink” was begging me to use it. So I did this bracelet. I sewed glass beads on top and it closes with a black button and a hook.
I love making jewellery with fabric but it is quite complicated as it’s all tiny and delicate: that didn’t stop me and I did this matching pair of earrings: I am quite happy with the result!
I won’t be stopping there: I am going to make a brooch and probably a necklace…I have to think of those 2…
By the way, I looked at the definition of cuff and bracelet in the dictionary and that’s what it says:
Cuff: end of a sleeve.
Bracelet: ornamental chain or band for the wrist.
I’m not really sure which one to employ…that’s all the subtlety of the English language.
If you know please share it with me,

Final note: today is the 14th of July so it’s the national day in France. It’s bank holiday of course and tonight people will celebrate with fireworks and music (and sometimes shows and displays): lucky them!


Monday, 12 July 2010

Standen and William M.


Last Thursday, I went to Standen Victorian house (West Hoathly Road, East Grinstead, West Sussex RH19 4NE) where there is an extensive collection of William Morris work so if you are a fan, then you have to go!
Hangings, carpets, curtains, wallpapers in the house are all William Morris. Such a great place to visit. The gardens are beautiful too but I suggest you wait for a few weeks as the back of the house is under a scaffolding…

I was a bit disappointed as I thought they would sell William Morris fabrics...You can find lots of William Morris gifts though.

For more pictures, go to:


Thursday, 1 July 2010

Turquoise bag: done!


As promised, here are 2 pics of the turquoise bag.
It is made with a genuine English turquoise vintage woven fabric. The lining is made with a cotton fabric with turquoise and green flower print called Botanic Pop by Jackie Shapiro.
I couldn't help myself but to make a heart brooch as well: I sewed little glass beads on it and added a navy blue ribbon around.