Mistakes I made and what you could learn from them.

In French, we have a saying that translates into something like this: ‘Someone else’s experience, is like a comb for a bold head’. By this, we mean that you can’t learn from someone else’s experience, you only can learn by doing your own mistakes. However, as someone recently pointed to me, combs for bold people do exist so maybe would some of you learn from … Continue reading Mistakes I made and what you could learn from them.

I made a dress! Learning how to make clothes (2)

After making so easily Charlotte Auzou Atelier’s skirt and her sleeveless tops, I decided a couple of weeks ago to try to make her belted dress. I expected it to be a difficult mission so I bought cheap cheap fabric from Fab’land. I had selected a polka dotted green fabric but as I walked to the till I spotted this bright turquoise birdy fabric. If I … Continue reading I made a dress! Learning how to make clothes (2)

How I gave a new life to 2 old & smelly chairs (upcycling project)

Last month, during one of our visits to the boyfriend’s family, I saved a chair from the tip. Al’s dad was about to get rid of an old chair, and I suggested I could give it a new life instead. We came home with this old (and very smelly) chair. It had been a while that I thought we could do with a chair or armchair in … Continue reading How I gave a new life to 2 old & smelly chairs (upcycling project)

Matching Baby / Mommy Kimono Shoes & Bibs

Last month, my cousin gave birth to a lovely baby girl that they decided to call Ella. Knowing that their baby would soon be born, I decided in January to try & make something for her. I browsed all the DIY things you can find on Pinterest and got my eyes caught by some lovely Kimono Baby shoes  for which the blog Homespun Threads made a … Continue reading Matching Baby / Mommy Kimono Shoes & Bibs

7 fabrics 100% cotton that will make you want to sew right away!

The great thing about making your own clothes is that you can choose to make them in a fabric you like. The hard thing about making your own clothes is to choose between hundreds of gorgeous fabric. Most of the time I just can’t choose and end buying way more fabric that I need. If I was never buying fabric ever again , I still … Continue reading 7 fabrics 100% cotton that will make you want to sew right away!

How to turn your children into Super Cats in just 20 minutes!

Two weeks ago, I spent the weekend in France with 9 of my friends and their children. The age of their children varied between 1 year and 5 years old. In preparation for this weekend, I thought it would have been nice for me to bring a present to the kids, and it would have been even nicer if I was making the presents rather … Continue reading How to turn your children into Super Cats in just 20 minutes!