Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Etsy Take Five Tuesday

Check out Etsy Take Five Tuesday! There are some lovely finds from Etsy and so pleased to be included! :)

United thread has some beautiful fresh illustrations like this Hippo & Flamingo

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Elinart - lichen and mould...

Here's a new discovery! Elinart has some wonderfully unusual pieces - ranging from objets d'art to wearable accessories - like this brooch. Very wearable and beautiful.

Elin says 'my 'elinart' shop is, for me, a place to experiment and play. Most items are one-offs or limited editions. I like to follow my nose and enjoy exploring shapes and species.'

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mondays and Serenity

Well - always start Monday with so much will to get on with things..then take one look at my 2 year old Luca and then the state of the house and have to rethink everything!
Had a moment of serenity at the weekend with a photography session in our house next door. It's still a true shabby French house full of charm. My birthday bouquet of pink roses inspired me to take a series of shots - including this one. Lookout for a print in the Etsy store.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

here's a clutch I did earlier

Hey - I'm looking for feedback guys! did this clutch using some unbleached vintage french linen and finished it with a layered corsage using some recycled cottons and crochet. Do you think I should do more like these? The size of this one is quite large with an 8ins clasp frame with the base measuring about 10ins. Maybe a coin purse version would work better?

Over to you..:)

Stitched Linen Canvas's at Lilydove and Chou Chou

This tangle leafy print stitched into old french vintage linen is one of three pieces new in the etsy shop this week.
The look is deliberately shabby vintage with distressed finish.
What do you think? :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Wall calendar for fresh spring quick fix decor from camillebellet.


Embroidered moleskin notebooks from papermodeHome are so strikingly simple with architectural precision to the design. Chic, cutting edge and French


Celebrating Euro week on Etsy this week I am focussing on makers in France..
Old book cotton tape by Lillalotta is just too delightful.
This is delivered
'Beautifully wrapped and ready for gift giving'.
I would love my present wrapped in this actually!

La Pomme

La Pomme is such a joy to visit. Full of wit and simple fresh charm I love the humourous products she comes up with! These little linen 'inspiration apples' would look lovely sitting on a windowsill with spring blossom..'Inspiration Apples are stuffed toy fruits for grownups, meant to make your mind play. Keep them for yourself, or think of them for wedding giveaways or gifts to loved ones who have it all.'

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Spring is in the Air

Temperature's rose to 21 degrees here in Charente, France today. What a joy after some really chilly weather! The washing was hung out to dry and I cast off my winter woolies choosing a crisp blue stripe shirt instead.
Meanwhile, I have been sewing up these little french linen coasters with rose detail from an old tea cup of mine. Available in the etsy shop

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Aubettere-sur-Dronne - Et Caetera boutique

New lines coming soon to the Etsy shop! My blousy spring t-towels are hanging happily in Et Caetera's boutique window in Aubettere-sur-Dronne. Coasters, cushions and new linen canvas's are available in store and coming this week to Etsy!