31 août 2007

Fabric

I am so exited about this new fabric. Finally I have found some fun fabric for boys! This shop has a great selection of Mini Boden fabric at 5 pounds a metre! It's located in Battersea, London. They have a website but unfortunately they don't do mail order. Their other cotton fabrics are great too. I have to show what I bought... And also I went with my kids (still on holidays) and they loved the all idea of choosing fabrics. Can't you see how proud I am of that. J'adore trop ces nouveaus tissus. Enfin des chouettes tissus pour... [Lire la suite]
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31 août 2007

Notting Hill

Little family outing at Notting Hill Carnival on the children's day. Great atmosphere, fab food, cool music. Not much crafting these days (oh you did notice?). Normal crafty blog will be resume when the kids return to school becaused at the minute I am lapping EVERY single minute that I have with them before losing them to the school world and the "routine". Petite sortie en famille au carnival de Notting Hill, le jour des enfants. Atmosphere geniale, pleis de bonnes choses a manger, music trop cool. Pas beaucoup de creations a... [Lire la suite]
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29 août 2007

kids are amazing

We have not been back 5 minutes from our holidays that my big one got hold of a box to make a...crane. A working crane at that. Whenever he does something like that (often), that makes me feel better about how strict i am about his computer playing time. I am determined that he will keep his imagination alive as long as possible before being suck in the video game vortex. Saying that he is completly useless at anything domestic (all is brain is engaged in his inventions. Lucky him!). But I am addressing that too! Parenting: who said... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2007

Road trip 2007

Here we go a (very) condensed summary of our holiday. My son declared it his best holiday ever (bless him he is 7). I know it's a huge cliche but we are back from this holiday closer and we have all grown. As a result the landing is hard. Comme promis le resume de nos vacances. Mon fils dit que c'est les meilleurs vacances de sa vie (Il a 7 ans!). Je sais que c'est un gros cliche, mais on revient de ces vacances proche et grandis. Du coup, l'atterissage est dur.
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21 août 2007

Holiday project

I always take a project when I go on holiday preferably a knitting project (you see the sewing machine is not practical when camping). This year was no exception so I'd plan to knit a little something for my children's future cousin (their first one so we are all very axcited!). I bought some lovely wool which looked like that: J'emmene toujours quelquechose a faire quand je pars en vacances, preferablement quelquchose a tricoter (et oui la machine a coudre est pas tres pratique quand on fait du camping). Cette annee j'avais achete... [Lire la suite]
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25 juillet 2007

One more for the road

The good french that I am never goes away without the essential for the pharmacy: Neurofen, paracetamol, plasters and Ventolin have to follow us everywhere. And all that called for a nice travel bag for them dont you think? This is my last post before going away in France for a few weeks of beach, cycling, walking, camping and lots of wine drinking! La bonne francaise que je suis ne part jamais sans sa pharmacie: neurofen, paracetamol, pansements et Ventolin nous suivent partout. Et donc j'ai pense qu'un joli sac de voyage leur... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2007

Teachers' presents

I had fun doing the teachers' presents. The bags are for my little one's teachers. Je me suis bien amusee a faire les cadeaux de fin d'annee des maitresses. Les sacs sont pour les maitresse de ma plus jeune. And the best for last: The cushion entirely designed for my big one. I love it. He did the writing too. I know I am biaised but I love his hand writing. Et le meilleur pour la fin: Le coussin entierement imagine par mon grand. J'adore. C'est lui qui a ecrit. Je sais je suis pas objective mais j'adore son... [Lire la suite]
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20 juillet 2007

Happy birthday

A little applique for a boy who loves dogs. Un peu d'applique pour un petit garcon qui adore les chiens.
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20 juillet 2007

craft at last!

Last attempt to craft before the kids holiday and our own departure. I had an order for an Elsie top for a georgous and fun little girl. She is my son's friend and I have decided that they are going to get married when they are grown up (what do you mean, I am not allowed to interfere? Who said that?) Derniere tentative de couture avant les vacances des enfants et notre propre depart. J'avais une commande pour un haut Elsie pour une petite fille tres tres jolie et tres tres rigolote. C'est la copine de mon fils et j'ai decide que... [Lire la suite]
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16 juillet 2007

Mosaique noire

Pas tres inspiree pour la moisaique noirede Miss fees maison. Il faut dire que chez nous chez c'est plutot colore et pas tres noir! Mais bon l'important c'est de participer...
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