I hope you enjoyed wonderful holidays, wherever you are in the world. Here, in France, Christmas and New Year’s Eve usher in a lot of family time and (therefore) a lot of cooking! I had way too much foie gras, chocolate and champagne, but it’s the tradition — so, dang! I also experienced a lot of creative new recipes. I am hoping to show you some really soon.
My big 2014 news: I am settling down in Paris for the next six months, maybe more, depending on where the wind blows me after that. I have been stuck with administrative work related to moving for the past two weeks, but now I can finally sit down and think about the best part of moving: decorating my new apartment. Since I am going to live alone for a few months, I wanted to imagine something girly and poetic but likewise simple and cheap. I found butterfly silhouettes to print and cut. Here is a cool idea to fancy up a white wall: a swarm of flying butterflies! I needed one evening to cut them all, with the help of Val’ (my house elf). And then we stuck them on the wall with a sticky putty. (Think “Silly Putty” with a side of Scotch tape.)
Everything started when I saw a bunch of Russian “Comtesse Sofia” scarves on fashion blogs. Yes, they are beautiful and I am leering at them with envy. But they are quite out of my budget for now, so I designed these little Russian doll pendants to stay in the Russian spirit. This made me go back to my childhood, when I used to make my own paper dolls (Barbies? Don’t give a ****!). Then I would use them so much that I had to make-believe play a surgeon with tape to fix them. If only I had known resin at this time: I could have made super durable dolls, like these pendants. Anyways, it was good to play with dolls again. And guess what? I even gave them names! Which one do you prefer?
Many thanks to Val’ for this colorful photoshoot at rue Crémieux, near Gare de Lyon !
I drew and colored the dolls on paper, and then I covered them with resine to make them strong and shiny. Then I stuck them on black foam and assembled them to make a necklace with a colored string. The little leather tassles were found at Loisirs & Création. I found similar ones on A Little Mercerie website.
Download the templates in color or black & white here. Easy!
As you can guess: I just came back from Las Vegas, and it was sparkly and excessive, in other words: totally awesome. To honor the famous “Flamingo hotel”, one of the first to settle on the Las Vegas “Strip”, I want to offer you these flamingo toppers to print. You just need to print them on sticker paper, cut them carefully and put them on a stick.
I added a few pictures of the trip. I did an international star caprice to adopt a pink flamingo from the tropical garden but the hotel staff called security.
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Today I’d like to show you this deer necklace. I made it with a beautiful gold leather, and I painted the horns with transparent acrylique paint filled with thin glitter. You can download the pattern below. Thank you so much Julie for the cool afternoon and the pictures!
“Hipster or cow-girl ? – Both!”
Seattle cow girls ride deers, just so you know.
With this drawing, people searching Google for “sexy cowgirl on a rain dear” will land here, yeah!
I have made these two clutches with foam and holographic paper. I wanted them to fit my computer and my graphic tablet. I have seen various holographic clutches on blogs like P.S.- I made this, but I needed my clutches to be solid enough to protect what is inside so I used foam. And I was really inspired by this Vogue purse below, so I tried to reproduce the design of it ;) The tuto and the pattern are below!