Tuesday, May 27, 2014

summer shorts

I started out to make sport shorts for Saige,
and ended up with something that resembled summer shorts instead.
It probably comes from using Liberty of London fabric,
I just could not resist, it has the perfect shades of girly pinks!

I followed this cool pattern "Sporty Shorts" from Doll Tag Clothing.
They have pockets, coll side panels, and even tie.

I wanted to make sport shorts for the dolls to go with Miss C.'s latest event:
she ran her first 5K!

She ran it in a little over 30 minutes, pretty good for her first time.

Happy sewing!

Monday, May 19, 2014


Last week I made a cute little needle book for my MIL
for mother's day.
In France, it is next week end,
so not sharing anything yet!

I started with some plain linen that I stamped with rubber stamps,
I think they are from Tim Holtz collection,
everything goes with an Eiffel Tower!
I added some ribbons, and appliqued a little needle patch.

It was lightly inspired by Nana company needle book.

I kept the back simple, with a sweet clothespins fabric
and one of my stamped tags, a smiley sewing machine!

On the inside, I used another cool print, a collage of vintage notions,
perfect for a little needle book.

I just loved how it turned out!

Happy sewing!

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

lemon butter cake

Are you looking for the perfect recipe for a little tea party for Mother's day (my favorite way to celebrate!)?
Or just a great way to relax and enjoy a cup of tea?
Well these cute petite cakes are exactly what you are looking for:

They are delicious, easy to make and look good.
At this time of the year, we are all looking for spring/summer,
and the citrus flavor really brings it all out.

I followed this recipe from Jenny Steffens Hobick,
she uses in the loaf shape and in cupcakes, 
we tried both and it is a winner no matter the shape!

Go ahead, throw a little party to your Mom, your friends or yourself
and enjoy some lemon cakes.

Happy day!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

May the 4th be with you, always

Today is of course a very special day for our family
and all the other Star Wars fans in the world.
We are in the middle of an extremely slow update on Brick Master's bedroom,
but we have found the art, and it is perfect for this day:

I purchased them from The Decorium Studio on Etsy,
they are awesome,
perfect for boys, and they make great father's day present,
I know,  Mon Cheri received one last year!
Boba Fett from Star Wars art print from an original illustration - 8x10
and it matches the Boba Fett shirt I made for him years ago,
and the ornaments Miss C and I made.

Interested in a 2 minutes summary of the Star wars saga?

here it is for episodes IV, V, VI (the original)

and here for episodes I, II, III

it is a family friendly LEGO summary.
I am off making Star Wars cookies...
Happy day, always!

Coffee, bunny and Easter eggs

Can anyone have too many bunnies, really? OK, maybe, but I am not there yet! I changed my cocoa station from last winter to a spring coffee ...