Sunday, 30 January 2011


My Finding Of this Week is one that I came across a few months ago and bought without knowing how I was going to use it— I just had to have it, because it was "paper thread".
and thread! The best of both my favourite worlds!

And here I am, now, using it to bring together my contribution to the current DaWanda challenge, "
Ma Région" for which we have to create an object representing our region. You can see a few loose ends waiting to be tied... Suspense!
Cette semaine, ma trouvaille remonte à quelques mois. A l'époque, je ne savais pas du tout ce que j'allais pouvoir en faire, juste qu'il me fallait ces bobines : du fil de papier. Du fil et du papier : le rêve !

Aujourd'hui, je suis en train de m'en servir pour ce qui sera ma participation au dernier concours créatif de DaWanda en date, pour lequel je cherche à créer un objet qui évoque "Ma Région".

Thursday, 27 January 2011

Merry-Go-Round - Compass Words for 2011

Jump on our merry go round and join a group of artists/crafts-women from around the world as they link hands and tell you a little bit about their lives in craft.
Do look up the answers from the rest of this band of crafters (links to your left).
If they haven't posted yet, remember we all live in different time zones and check again later...
This month,
We decided to do Tonya davidson' 3Rs exercices, to "REnew, REenergize & REcommit" (, order to find our three "compass words" for 2011.

More than just interested in changing for the better, but finding it a bit difficult to stay committed— that's me!

Still, the minute I started "exercising" my sens of purpose, the compass words I need and want to focus on came cropping up bold and bright like
After dark emotional months when I just wanted to curl up and focus on myself, I've suddenly remembered how smiles beget smiles even more surely than violence and selfishness beget violence and selfishness. It always amazes me, and in a very pleasant way, how many difficulties a smile literally smoothes down.
So I will commit to smiling rather more often than I feel like...

This one's more tricky.
As I've mentioned before on this blog I have a dangerous tendency to want to explore different crafts
techniques. Lately, I have spent an awful lot of time researching sources and potential inspiration as well as hoarding supplies.
Not only is this absurdly costly, it is also sterile and frustrating. Whereas the pleasure of crafting lied in using my hands to make things I liked, it has become something I do as quickly as possible before I go back to day-dreaming about all the wonderful stuff I could create.
Procrastination's my middle name!
So I am commiting to getting my projects done!

Having someone else lavish you with "positive thinking" when you are in any kind of anguish, trouble or pain and what you want is compassion (even if it's just over an untimely broken finger-nail!) I find very irritating.
But waking up thinking of all the small joys and comforts I can look forward to, every day— because I am really lucky in sooo many ways— and going to sleep feeling grateful for all the pleasures of the day, hoping for another such day, now that's being in a good place. It should be mine by rights...
Carpe Diem, I say! ;)

from now on
, "Smile, Forge and Enjoy" must define this year for me.

Sunday, 23 January 2011

FOW One!

Find(ing) Of the Week is my new plan to overtake the world of crafty crafting and blogging.
January is a time for change, renewal, bright new clever (?) ideas and this is mine for this year: since my aquisition addiction tends to show mostly in the way I keep grabbing and hoarding findings and notions and whanots (many of those), I've decided to share (show off?) every week some of the unsung treasures that, for some and any reason, inspire me. New find or old, it will vary...

This week, meet the three cuties who inspired me with the whole FOW project.

Not quite, quite sure where exactly, yet, but you can see that these darling creatures are going somewhere!
A ring would be fairly obvious and yet charming, but I also have plans for some fascinator-like hairpin...
So watch this space!

Toutes les semaines, j'ai décidé de monter ici une de ces petites trouvailles que je ne peux pas m'empêcher d'accumuler pour toutes sortes de raisons, mais toujours parce qu'elles m'inspirent... Certaines se retrouvent rapidement sur un bijou ou un accessoire ou... Les autres attendent patiemment que mes idées prennent forme.

Cette semaine, il s'agit d'une trouvaille récente, dont j'aime le pas décidé. Je sens qu'une ou deux pourraient bien se retrouver en train de voyager sur une bague, mais je crois que j'en garderai une pour diriger une barrette / bibi.
A suivre...

Friday, 14 January 2011

Ça bouge à la Fabrique !

Au 87 bis rue du Loup, à Bordeaux, il se passe des tas de choses et on trouve des trésors de créativité (dont la mienne, c'est vous dire...).
Très bientôt, une exposition-vente de vêtements miniatures de grande classe. C'est l'hiver et, pour régresser agréablement, il n'y a pas que les bonbons et le chocolat, il y a aussi votre pourpée Barbie : elle au moins, elle ne vous fera pas grossir. Et cette garde-robe ne rendra pas votre porte-monnaie rachitique !!!

Et puis aussi (sur rendez-vous), le samedi 22:

Saturday, 1 January 2011

Bonne Année / Happy New Year!

Qu'elle soit aussi parfaite que cette fleur. On y croit....

Let it be this perfect. Fingers crossed.