Friday, January 15, 2021

cozying up the master bedroom: winter décor

It has been such a cold and dreary January so far,
 I felt the need to cozy up our bedroom.


I used some of our Christmas décor in the bedroom,
 and made 4 mini quilts out of 2 panels of print from Zen Chic (chill collection):


I just cut the 4 prints (many left), layered on batting and leftover fabric
for the back, and bound them in gold and black.


I just removed the triptych I made last year with 
Van Goh's Almond Blossom


and removed a lot of blue accents,
at least temporary,
like the lampshade and the vase,
but got a new blue and white comforter:


I added more cream and white, with white and linen pillow cases
and a velvet snow flak pillow.
It feels very cozy and relaxing.

Of course the best part is Bosco still goes with the décor!
He seems quite pleased with the new duvet cover:


Happy day!



Friday, January 8, 2021

a play diaper bag with all the necessities

For my niece E's birthday,
I sewed her a diaper bag with all the necessities:
diapers, bib, diaper pad, wipes and toy!


Just like I did for my niece K when she was a toddler,
a while ago as she is 10 this year!

I followed my own tutorial from Paris bag to make the bag,
using only happy, pretty fabric:


Then I played with more pretty fabric,
and sewed a diaper pad
and wipes of course.

The wipe container is fleece and the wipes are flannel.
(Here for my previous pad and wipes)


No diaper bag would be complete with multiple diapers,
with adjustable Velcro,
perfect for various doll sizes,


a bib and a little toy with many tags!

And it all fits very nicely in the bag,
perfect for any doll lover!


Happy sewing!


Friday, January 1, 2021

Happy New Year

I wish you all 
Happy New Year!



My mom sent me this lovely embroidery for the new year,
from this agenda book:



I have it too,
and I am planning more embroidery
for this new year.

Bonne année 2021!


Wednesday, December 30, 2020

a year in review: 2020

What a year!
I am so ready to say goodbye to 2020....
but I have had a few good projects!

First up was the year of blue:

I painted the library, the island, the outdoor couch!

But the biggest change was our front yard/porch:

and of course, some sewing:



See you all next year!


Monday, December 28, 2020

Hidden Christmas project

While Christmas is over,
 all the décor is still up in our house,
here is one more project that I could not share until now:


a lovely bear pillow,
pattern from Bustle and Sew.


a felt bear machine stitched on linen,
with a few stars,
it looks perfect with this little bear:


I like it so much I will have to make one for myself!




Happy day!




Friday, December 25, 2020

Merry Christmas

We are celebrating Christmas at home,
and to mix it up a little,
we moved the table in front of the fireplace.


We kept it low key with wintery plates,
a few candles and some red accents.


I baked some gingerbread houses that Miss C. and Brick Master decorated,
quite festive.


The fire makes it so perfect on this cold day.

I tried a new recipe for our traditional buche de Noel:


black forest, following this recipe from Amuses Bouche,
once again not perfect but tasty!

I tried my hands at some sugar cranberries and cranberry syrup
(both from Inspired by Charm)
quite good for cocktails and mocktails,
that Mon Cheri, myself and my teens enjoy.



We wish you all 
Merry Christmas!


cozying up the master bedroom: winter décor

It has been such a cold and dreary January so far,  I felt the need to cozy up our bedroom. I used some of our Christmas décor in the bedroo...