For Maëva

My articles risk getting a bit more rare as I got back to… primary school! But I still have a couple of creations I have made these last few months to show you.
Nolan was invited to Maeva’s birthday so I nice pillow in miss’colors was born. I used a blanket stitch to apply that name’s letters on both sides, I put a flex with a very pretty dog she likes a lot.






Buttinette tissue and my own reserve
Flex transfert-Id
Embroidery  thread Madeira

Po«k»ets for all countries…

You are beginning to get to know them well, my po«k»ets!
All the same and yet all so different…
There are some new ones, the first one is for Zoe, Nolan’s biggest friend, which only had a couple of meters to voyage until its addressee.
The second one for a little boy named Maxim, 4 years old, who has just been welcomed within his new Spanish family. Laurent wanted to offer a present linked to this character he likes so much and which lies him to his Russian roots. Yes, the Schtroumpfs are also known in Russia and in Spain.
And for the first time there I used double color flex, but without superposing the two, as I wanted to use the color of the material for the character. I’m pretty much content with the results for a « first time ».


A little dress for Eline

Here I am with a little dress for our home’s miss. This very pretty model in finely striped velvet is issued from Ottobre number 6/2013.
The robe has 3/4th sleeves that I stretched out, is doubled in cotton veil, and, above all, it has a girl’s thing: un underskirt in tulle. And that she really likes. The base model is rather large on my pretty one, so I had to reduce the model for about 6 cm on each side so as to be presentable.
To simplify my work I chose a finely striped material with motifs. Not a very good idea though: I had to juggle with joints vertically as well as horizontally.
The result is almost perfect 😉






Finely striped velvet MT
Tulle and cotton veil Eurotissu


The second one…


Still have a lot of things to show you and I can hardly wait to exhibit this health book cover I have just finished and which rejoined its addressee. After numerous exchanges with Delphine, who had wanted a cover for her baby-to-come heath book, I made up the latter by all machine made embroidery, with a little bear ‘Teddy me to you’, keen to her heart as well as the baby’s name on it. A zipper closes it all. This artefact surely caused me trouble! I had to start all over again because my needle broke and caused a hole in the middle of the baby’s name. And I had almost finished the embroidery, grrrrr! I’m sure I was the only one to see the defect but I just couldn’t go on with it!

Then, as I tried to put on the zipper, I realized it was 5 cm shorter so… a quick stop at the haberdashery and the error was repaired!

The small Aurélien has an elder brother so I added a pair of mitt wipes as a present.



– MT fabric and Euro fabric, towel fabric from stock Madeira embroidery thread –

Or young sisters…


You certainly remember my holdall bag  made for a 14 years old girl. The latter has two younger sisters who had to have their own new things for the new scholar year. Pencil cases was a rather obvious choice!

And there they are! Both of them customized with their name on it, which was made with the help of my small machine  and having a pressure button  on it 😉
MT Coated fabric and my little haberdashery, butinette cotton and flex-transfer ID 

Spider Gaby

Nolan had been invited to his friend, Gabriel’s birthday. So, he needed a birthday present made in Chifoumilly!
After making some research on Gabriel’s taste and preferences, I launched myself into creating a pillow with his name and one of his favorite hero on it. I call Spiderman!
On the front the name is laid on. For a change, I did not chose the bourdon stitch but rather a straight stitch instead. But it is still realized with embroidery thread for a better rendering. The other side, made in blue cotton, is decorated with a big flex, cut with the help of my little portrait, which demanded an awful lot of time for the die-cutting.
Butinette tissue, Madeira embroidery thread and flex transfer-id

Star fisherman


In order to complete the panoply of my baby boy I absolutely needed a bath wrap. It is very easy to make, quite practical. It is embroidered by the machine. I do not usually double the hood and I embroider directly on the terry towel but I find it to be more beautiful that way. Don’t you agree?

The pattern is a home made model, as well as the biais.




MT fabric and terry towel Butinette

Embroidery thread Madeira

The new scholar year approaches…

For her CE2 scholar year, Eline had wished new pencil cases or something like sleeves for her crayons and felt pens. I had been doing some research on the Internet but I could not find what I was looking for. So, after doing some thinking, here they are.
Each sleeve may contain 24 crayons or felt pens.
The fabric is coated cotton, doubled in cotton. The reinforcement is made of hard plastic, they close with magnets.
The front is covered by flex chosen by my Chouquette.
– coated cotton MT, cotton MT and Butinette-
– Flex transfer ID made with my Silhouette Portrait-

To complete the panoply…

A new pencil case completes the panoply of our little school girl. It is made of leatherette and decorated with silver flex. This pencil case is also set with silver piping and doubled with flowered cotton.
The leatherette seems ideal for this the of case as it conveys good solidity.
I really like this model which risks to led to more 😉



A big bag for a big girl…

Axelle, 14, had wanted a bag for the beginning of the scholar year. But not just an ordinary one, a holdall bag with: a large holder strap, large handles, three inside pockets, each one adapted to a smartphone, transportations card and canteen card, to her keys and also a hidden zipped pocket!!! The specs being established and the choice of fabric made (leatherette of taupe color), all that was expected was for me to get to work…

I started from the tutorial « La poule », by adapting it to miss’s demands.

Bu I had a hard time with this one. I started by sewing the zipped pocket. Not a big deal you might think… not so sure…

Having made a too big slit, I put a piece of leatherette to the extremities so as to hide my error. Then I sewed the double of the pocket. I enjoyed what it looked like. Except that, when I assembled the double I realized I hadn’t assembled on one side but on the bottom of the bag. Grrrrrrrrrrr

All right there I go again… Pffff!! My second attempt was much better…The slit was of the right length and at the right place this time.

After all these setbacks, photos below.

The ones of my stupidity :



And those of the finished bag!


I am pretty proud of the results… That one I would really kept it for myself …

Axelle thinks it is « too beautiful » and so do her friends.

The bag comes with a square, doubled, coordinated case with a small pocket for a USB flash drive. The case was pretty much successful as well 😉


Axelle has two sisters who have their own case for the new school year. I will show them to you soon 😉