Sunday, 16 June 2013

Bonbon anglais


A Sunday walk through Netheredge.
And I noticed The Old Sweet Shop has put my new bag in the window. Thank you!

My grand-mother always used to use the term 'bonbon anglais' (English sweet) for any unusual tasting sweets that she didn't like. I wonder why now...

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Voila l'ete!

 This is my latest screen-printed bag. I've finally updated my Folksy shop so people can buy it from there. More to come! Honestly!

I found the winter quite a challenge this year. I lost my enthusiasm for a lot of things and, now the sun is out, I am sewing and drawing again! Hopefully, I'll get some new fanzines printed in the next few months and start doing craft fairs again! See you soon! A bientot!

Friday, 19 April 2013

make + MADE

Today, I finally popped in make + MADE. It is a BEAUTIFUL shop in Sheffield city centre selling BEAUTIFUL handmade things. My favourite discovery is Sally Nencini's knitted doll. Pretty perfect! GO there if you are in Sheffield.
Aujourd'hui, je suis allee a make + MADE, un nouveau magasin dans le centre-ville de Sheffield. J'y ai fait la decouverte de Sally Nencini, qui a fait la poupee en tricot. Magnifique!

Sunday, 7 April 2013

I have no excuses for not updating the blog. Apart from being tired, tired of the winter and not having been done many craft fairs! Yesterday, I had a lovely day at St Mary's fair (you can see my stall at the end of the day on the photo) straight after coming back from Nice where I found some SAUERKRAUT JUICE in a health food shop!!! It looks tasty, doesn't it?
My new screenprinted bag photographed in Made By JontyA bientôt!
Je n'ai pas mis de nouveaux posts sur ce blog depuis un moment. Surement la fatigue et la fatigue de l'hiver interminable et puis je n'ai pas fait beaucoup de 'craft fairs'. Hier, j'ai quand meme fait celle de St Mary's (la photo est celle de mon stand a la fin de la journée) apres etre rentree de Nice ou j'ai pris une photo du JUS DE CHOUCROUTE a la Vie Claire!!! Ca a l'air délicieux, n'est-ce pas?




Friday, 9 November 2012

Parkin...

I have been so busy with work, holidays etc... that I forgot to blog! I made my first Parkin cake (I used black treacle to make it, yum!) for Bonfire night. It was lovely!!!
Je n'ai pas mis de messages sur mon blog depuis longtemps car j'etais tellement occupee! Le 5 novembre, c'etait 'Bonfire night' ici -c'est un peu comme leur fete nationale, les gens font des feux de camp dans leur jardin et il y a des feux d'artifice partout. Le gateau traditionnel pour le 5 novembre dans le Yorkshire, c'est le parkin cake. Un gateau a base de melasse, gingembre et flocons d'avoine. DELICIEUX!

Monday, 17 September 2012

La rentree des classes!!!


 
There were a few sunny days before the girls and I went back to our respective schools... We collected a few wild blackberries in our garden and rescued the cherry tomatoes!  It is back to uniforms and packed lunches... I am totally embracing British culture, aren't I?
C'etait la rentree des classes. Voila les filles en uniforme scolaire (robe en vichy rouge pour les jours ensoleilles, pas mal du tout!) et leurs petits sacs isotherme pour mettre leurs sandwiches pour le dejeuner! Plus British que ca, on ne fait pas!

Friday, 31 August 2012

Souvenirs de vacances...

 
 
 
 
 
We are finally back...
The girls tuned 6, we watched Big Eyes play in a park, we went to Nice, I went to Paris (without the children!), we had our usual day trips to Italy...
We found a new nice little cafe in the old town of Nice -which wasn't there at Easter. It did feel like we were in London or Paris but, hey, nice furniture!

This is the loveliest thing I brought back. I bought it from the bouquinistes on the side of the Seine in Paris. The seller was so lovely and said to me 'I have other books by Simenon but they are not as pretty'...