Sunday, 31 October 2010

Magical Tree


This tree is in Ashdown Forest where we had a lovely walk 2 weekends away. It was truly magical as when we approched it, we were suddenly struck by its size and magesty. Its branches were reaching the skies.
I believe at nights, creatures are gathering at its foot.....
It will be busy out there tonight...

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Raspberry, mint and chocolate

(It could well be a yummy dessert recipe)

Hello all,
I made this raspberry and mint Mademoiselle bag some weeks ago and did the matching purse yesterday:
The main fabric is a bright raspberry cotton and the lining and appliqué are Daisy Chain fabric collection created by Amy Butler.
I love reproducing the same design/appliqué on the matching purse and other accessories: that’s my style!
The bag should be added on my website very soon:

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Cheese Please!

Hello all,

I took this picture for Christmas 2007 in France: this is the plate of cheeses the restaurant served us.
I counted 36 different cheeses (10 of which are goat's cheeses), yes, you've read it correctly!
But usually they serve you 4-5 pieces maximum, otherwise, I believe it's considered greedy!

I love cheese and my favorite of all is goat's cheese. They do a blue cheese from where I am from that you can find in most supermarkets, it's called "Bleu d'Auvergne".
Have a try, it's really nice!


Saturday, 16 October 2010

2nd week back to work

Hello all,

All my work habits have come back so quickly I feel like I have gone back ages ago. I have had lots of support from my colleagues and some were genuinely happy to see me which feels really nice. But most of them were couching and sneezing so inevitably, I got sick…

The commuting has been horrendous as they’re doing road works all over the place but luckily I listen to the French radio France Inter so I am up to date with the news, politics and culture.

On a more positive note, I have given myself monthly targets for my little business to make sure I keep on track. I have made sure they are achievable so I meet them all at the end of the month!

Come on! I can do it! : )


Sunday, 10 October 2010

Trio of Flowers

Hello all,

What a gorgeous day! Not a cloud in the sky! I wish it could last all winter ( maybe it's a bit too much to ask ; )

I made these 3 brooches using only 4 colours, the turquoise one is a genuine vintage woven fabric, the red one is a cotton mix, the silver a faux leather fabric and the heart is in black felt.
I used beads so they shine in the light!


Sunday, 3 October 2010

Cornwall Pictures

Hello all,
As promised, here are a few pictures from Cornwall. Enjoy and have a lovely Sunday!

 Mevagissey beach
 Mevagissey harbour
 Tintagel beach
 Polperro - fairy shop
 Sunny Padstow
Lizard Point - beach
Lizard Point