Nice wallet

Easy peasy ! Fingers in the nose! ….as a piece of pie…

Loved to sew that wallet. The best part was choosing the fabric.

I followed a very convenient, well-conceived, explained, detailed step-by-step on the net. You can have a look here:

The result was beyond what I expected, and for once, I took time to focus and care about the last tiny details that matter !

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Market Day: Place aux Herbes in Uzès

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What a nice day! I was worried the night before because of violent storms and heavy rains but in fact, on my first day as a sales assistant  helped with colleagues of mine and pupils on the market square, with a central spot to sell cakes for school and a trip to come to London, we were rather lucky with a gorgeous weather and potential buyers…Ideal.

Great sales indeed!

Crafty Night

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Children are exploited at home and as an obedient daughter, Martha had to strike the pose to show my brand new creation called: a chirimen teragami… wtf! Well it’s a precise Japanese knot to do with a fabric, folded, sewed along, flatened and ironed tube, about 30 cm length, 11 cm width, I hot glued it to a hairclip and tadddah: genius!

Very easy to sew, gorgeous to wear, I might do it again with beautiful Japanese fabric/ chirimen.

If you’re interested in getting one, don’t hesistate to post and leave a comment!

See you.


Mother’s Day

We had such a lovely time this weekend with our family in le Lot and south Corrèze. We celebrated ourselves as proud mothers of 2… I had my poem from Marthe and my strawberry homemade jam jar: so cute!

I worked hard for that special day and sewed with the bottom of my heart for my twin nieces and mum.

I created an elephant soft toy ( I searched through the net to find a nice pattern), a bird/ rattle/ babytoy, a necklace for mum (you just need some felt leaves, a hot glue gun and an old chain for your necklace so that you can create the ruffle by pinching and sticking each leaf to the next one until you stick it to the necklace) and two baby napkins ( use an old napkin for the pattern in your fabric, both right sides against one another: sew tight , turn it upside down, sew again with a ladder stitch and add scraps for the knot , you can even add a collar!)

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Arabic Fattoush Salad

I was wondering about the taste of that salad for a while since a friend gave me  some sumac spice to try. 🙂


4 tsp sumac

4 tsp hot water

3 tbsp lemon juice

2 garlic cloves minced

2 tbsp pomegranate molasses (optional)

some all-spice ( optional)

black pepper and salt

fresh mint chopped

3/4 cup olive oil

leave the sumac and hot water to soak for 15 mn and then add the rest of the ingredients and let it rest to the fridge;

crispy salad leaves,  1 red onion minced, 2 spring onions chopped, fresh parsley, 7 radishes sliced, 1/2 cucumber, 1 and 1/2 tomatoes chopped, feta cheese and pita or flat bread toasted and added in the end.


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The purplish flowers you can see on the photo are chive flowers: look nicer and taste pretty fantastic in that salad.

I was going for a quick salad to make and it was exactly what i was looking for. A fresh summer salad .

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Oh Gosh! I enjoy so much that season. Projects and ideas are blooming alongside with nature. I’m dazzled with very transient things…literally filling up my head with clichés pictures. To brighten my day I need to cook some spring basics and from moody I’m reborn ecstatic, head over heels again! with Marthe, my eldest we created both of us many things from April to May, an origami love birdhouse for an exhibition in Saint Quentin la Poterie, we had the clay birdhouse and decorated it from twigs, origami birds, ladybirds, butterflies and clay and  bird feathers . That project was fun! it came to us thanks to a friend from my daughter’s school who was involved in the process at that time! ;). Our garden looks so pretty at the moment that we couldn’t resist making flower headbands…

The other day, my lovely neighbour brought back a basket full of cherries from the fields just for us. How lucky we were! No need to bake, the perfect feeling of happiness in a bowl was there, and the kids and I started chewing the juicy berries in a batch of sun. La madeleine de proust is at work..; I close my eyes.

Still, the garden is all blossom now and through my window i was wondering what i could cook with darling purple chive flowers, an omelette was just fine: i could have lighten it doing a white omelette but the perspective of  fluffy tasty beaten eggs got me in the end: add some piment d’espelette, chopped chives and keep the flowers to garnish your plate: divine!

Asparagus has always sounded like a magic word for me, maybe because the french word isn’t that exotic…Slow cook some beets, add a poached egg,garlic bread, feta, avocado, gomasio and your mix will be perfect for a light dinner.

I’m still at work with the sewing… but it takes a lot of time. I’m too slow i reckon, i should really take some lessons.

Birthday girl – 6 years old-

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Unicorn party for my birthday girl! – horse version for the boys-

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Very simple to make: try to find some wooden sticks (it was an old baby crib for me) then you need A4 felt sheets of the colour of your choice .For 1 unicorn: 1 black sheet/ 1 purple sheet/ 2 pink sheets.

Use the pattern above and cut your pieces in your chosen colours, sew the ears first and next sew your parts joining the mane and horn inside. Then, stuff it and with a hot-glue gun, stick some parts of your fabric to the stick and finish sewing with a thick thread around the stick. I glued the eyes as well and because I am girly, I add a felt bow tie ( find a DIY on pinterest) and glued it too.

The theme, because I couldn’t decide which one Marthe really wanted… is unicorn and popsicles party…

For the pinata and birthday invites we followed a step-by-step from the book:Make my party, Lisa Gachet.  Sweet and wonderful ideas! thank you so much!

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