Sunday, 22 December 2013

Christmas gifts for girlies

Have been busy making presents for my neices, lots of pretty things for pretty girls x
J'ai été occupé cadeaux de courtoisie pour mes nièces, beaucoup de jolies choses pour les jolies filles x

Sunday, 24 November 2013

Christmas bling!

Been busy stocking up on Christmas glitz over the summer ready for the upcoming Christmas market season. I am well stocked now with crystals, goblets and chandeliers all ready to add some glamour to your festive season. Markets at Brantôme 25th Nov, Longeveau 1st Dec, Villetoureix 15th Dec. Come along for some silver and sparkles!
J'ai été occupé s'approvisionner en paillettes de Noël durant l'été prêt pour la saison à venir du marché de Noël. Je suis bien approvisionné maintenant avec des cristaux, des gobelets et des lustres tous prêts à ajouter un peu de glamour à votre saison des fêtes. Marchés à Brantôme 25 novembre, Longeveau 1 décembre, Villetoureix 15 décembre. Venez le long pour certains l'argent et des étincelles!

Friday, 22 November 2013

Ma Belle Mère...

...kindly gave me a bundle of Cath Kidson patchwork fabrics for my birthday. They have sat quietly in the armoire in the hallway for a couple of months, patiently waiting for a burst of creative energy...

...and that moment has arrived! No longer is it a bundle of fat quarters ( term for a specific size area of fabric, not referring to my rear!), but behold, 38 children's bibs, and 10 glasses/ pencil cases! All in time for Christmas markets....

The bibs are interfaced with a thick cotton to aid soaking up spills, and are fully reversible ( rear sides are co-ordinated in gingham or checks) and are 6.50€ each. The glasses cases are also nicely padded, close with a magnetic fastener and have a decorative button to finish ( naturally Cath Kidson as well!) There are just 10 glasses cases, all different, so for buying purposes I have laid them out in 2 rows of 5, let's number them 1-10, and I have photographed the set from all 3 sides to show the fabric variations. These are 8.50€ each. Worldwide postage possible.
Praise be to mother in laws! X

Sunday, 17 November 2013

Christmas tree?

I've been busy getting things finished for all the up-coming Christmas markets, and stumbled across a vintage bottle drying rack at a local vide grenier. It cleaned up well, sprayed silver and is now filled to the brim with lavender filled keyrings and tassles, it looks almost like a mini Christmas tree. All I need now is a fairy for the top!
(Keyrings are 3€ each)

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Well, it has been a long time coming, but I have finally dipped my toe into the big wide world and opened an Etsy shop. Please feel free to drop in and take a look, any feedback welcomed (good or bad!). Christmas isn't too far away???

Friday, 9 August 2013

Ancien toile à matelas...

Here is my latest selection of bags, inspired by a French friend and her love of old mattress ticking, combined with my love of pom poms, and an elephant thrown in for good measure. Prices and sizes vary slightly. ( Postage to UK is possible.) All are fully lined, with 2 internal pockets, and closed with a magnetic fastener. Drop me a note if you are interested in any in particular. I have loads more photos....And onto the next.....

Voici ma dernière sélection de sacs, inspirés par une amie française et son amour de la vieille toile à matelas, combinée avec mon amour de pom poms, et un éléphant jetés pour faire bonne mesure. Les prix et les tailles varient légèrement.Tous sont entièrement doublé avec 2 poches intérieures et fermées avec une fermeture magnétique. Envoyez-moi une note si vous êtes intéressé par un en particulier. A la prochaine ......


Tuesday, 6 August 2013

J'adore eBay!

Just came across this fantastic fabric on eBay, 12m of curtains....soon to be bags, aprons and other goodies. Happy girlie xx

Monday, 22 July 2013


Welcome to our new French friends! In an attempt to be more European , I am going to try to post some of my comments in French now and again! (with the help of Google translate, and much to the amusement of my unsupportive children!) Please excuse the inevitable mistakes, and bear with me along this journey!

Bienvenue à nos nouveaux amis français! Dans une tentative pour être plus européen, je vais essayer de poster certains de mes commentaires en français de temps en temps! (avec l'aide de Google traduction, et au grand amusement de mes enfants ne soutenant pas!) S'il vous plaît excuser les erreurs inévitables, et de porter avec moi le long de ce voyage!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

This weeks bags...made to order

Have been hiding indoors from the basking 36° sun outside, and made an eclectic selection of bags this week... All made to order for some local French ladies, and "pas de pompoms"! (well, apart from one!)

Monday, 8 July 2013

Funky bags for the summer...

Lightweight funky bags in bright colours and mis-matched fabrics to make you smile now the sun has finally arrived! They come fully lined with a magnetic fastener inside, and two inside pockets which are great for keeping your phone or keys... handy. The shoulder strap is adjustable in length, to suit all sizes of arms and legs. Each bag is approximately 28cm high, 35cm wide and 8cm across at the base. They are £28 each, plus £3.50 postage from France to the UK. Others are available, just go to the Facebook page, all the details are there x

Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Brocante is open!!!

Well, our summer season is underway, the first guests are settling in, and the Brocante is re-stocked and filled to the brim with yummy treasures sourced over the long and cold winter months. We just need the sun to start shining, and finally summer will be here!

Monday, 18 February 2013

French birds!

Ooh La La!!! These lovely French chickens have been rehomed to a French lady up the road, who asked for Tricolour birds made from vintage torchons and kitchen linens. I particularly liked "no 161" in the corner! Others are available, £16, plus £3.50 postage to the uk. For ease of delivery they will come un filled, but with a handy hidden zip, you would just need to fill with sand, rice or a mixture of wheat and French lavender like these 3. A bag of dried lavender can be supplied at a nominal fee, and then be mixed with a heavier filling of your choice. Each bird is 25cm x 25cm and weighs about 1.5kg when full, so plenty large enough to keep the heaviest doors open.