Saturday, 7 May 2016

Kawaii amigurumi lemon and clementines

Just finished to adapt my pattern for a crocheted  clementines and lemon. 
Just add some eyes et voila... you now have some super cute citrus amigurumi!




Friday, 6 May 2016

Circus or camping? Let your money to decide!

Yellow, orange, red pink, green and blue. It could be a rainbow but no!

I am loving this stencil method to paint onto fabric at the moment! 
This is for the camping lovers or the circus lovers. 
Which one do you prefer?






 

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Lovely little birds

Pastel, pink, pastel peach, pastel blue, cornflower blue, Japanese, floral, geometric... which one would you take home?
 






Friday, 29 April 2016

Lovely little Cottage... to store your coins in!

Just finished my little cottage!
 It's a coin purse because your little coins deserved 
a sweet home - all hand made, hand painted, hand finished!







Sunday, 3 April 2016

Holiday on a Paradise Island...

Dreaming of having a "sieste" under the palm trees on a beautiful  
exotic desert island? 
Here is all you need - the pillow desert Island! No need to book a flight and no jet lag guaranteed! 



Would like more info? Simply click here Tropical Island

Wednesday, 9 March 2016

Japanese Koi carp drawstring bags

Just finished my new series of drawstring bags using 
traditional Japanese fabric. In red this time! 
I had a little play with color mixing and realized that Bordeaux red and  
Rose quartz are so beautiful together


Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Today is World Book Day... the superhero cape and a pattern/tutorial

Today is World Book Day so you may see lots of cartoon/comic characters walking around in the street, in the shops, going to or leaving school/nursery!
My daughter - who is three and a half years old - loves Hulk and all related superhero stories (Iron man, Spiderman...) at the moment.

SO I decided to make a superhero cape for this special day for her to wear at daycare. I quickly made a sketch of the cape I had in mind, measured the length of her arms, shoulders... 
My daughter choose the color of her cape (Turquoise Blue)
and here is the result




 This is a schematic of my pattern

To make this cape you will need 
  • 1m x 1m fabric of your choice
  • 2.20m bias (color of your choice)
  • some felt for the appliqué (I choose a red and a Bordeaux matching the color of the bias)
  • a small band of Velcro® (3 cm is enough). You can also use fasteners
  1. Draw the pattern on a paper (I simply used a newspaper, folded in the middle). The top of the cape (covering the neck, shoulders and arms) are cut on the edges of the fabric so no stitching is required (except for the neck of course!)
  2. Start by stitching the bias around the sides and bottom of the cape
  3. Cut three pieces of material to make a large band for the hands to pass through and to attach the cape around the neck. Stitch as shown on the schematic (above) - little blue crosses
  4. Then attach the velcro® (green circle as shown on the schematic)
  5. once the cape ready, cut your illustration in the felt and stitch it (appliqué) at the back of the cape. Et voilà !
 


Tea time with a French Fancy Fondant cake... made in crochet

Just made a new pattern for a little cake all made in crochet. 
This little cake is named "French Fancy Fondant", and it was introduced in 1967 in England and in Ireland. It is fun to make in crochet... 
but I not sure how easy is it to bake! 

It is all made in cotton yarn and I added the chocolate fondant decoration 
with some embroidery.

Here is the result:

  





Saturday, 30 January 2016

One Saturday...

Today was the Farmers & Crafts' market in Hitchin 
(Hertfordhsire, United Kingdom). 

It's always a delight for me to go there to browse through the stalls, to grab some food, to hunt for the little things that just make me happy to have in my surrounding. And more importantly, i spent some time with my 3-year old daughter without having to rush. 

I also had some fun with my camera taking pictures of some (!) of the little things I brought back home such as these cute hair clips from 
Crystabel's crafts (https://www.facebook.com/crystabelscrafts, these beautiful renunculus from two very nice ladies (a pitty, I don't have their names/website!)... unfortunately there won't be any pictures of the chouI had from Choux Stopper (https://www.facebook.com/chouxstopper): the chou was amazing!







Friday, 22 January 2016

Birthday girl: gift idea


Just finished this little Heart shaped throw pillow for a very sweet birthday girl



And here is where you can find them and have them customized
http://www.etsy.com/…/263279…/personalised-pink-heart-shaped