Monday, July 31, 2006

A day at Universal Studios/City Walk

Well, having moved to LA recently, I still have the "tourist status"!

Great finds of the week-end

Yesterday morning I went to the Textile, Costume and Clothing Show in Burbank. The venue was rather small however packed with vintage wonders! Racks of vintage clothes, vintage trims, fabrics, jewelry. I was little a little kid in a toy store!!

Here is what I got from there:

Swap - Part 2

What a better way to start the week-end than receiving a little package from Ryoko, my swap partner from Japan?!!

Another 2 cute craft books for my collection! The First Book, Interior Hand Made Book, shows various diy projects for the home. The second book is about crochet projects. I have never really tried crochet so this is a first for me! Thanks so much Ryoko!It was so thoughful of you.


Friday, July 28, 2006

Some swaps!

A few weeks ago, I was lucky to meet online 2 great people in Japan willing to do some swaps with me. Yay!

I came by Anjali's blog via Gimme Your Stuff. I was drooling looking at Anjali's swaps. I contacted her and we agreed on doing a swap. The swap has started already. Anjali received my package a few days ago and has written a lovely post on her blog! Thanks Anjali! I am yet to receive hers.. oh boy, the excitment is building up!

And there's also my new friend Ryoko from Hokkaido, the northern island of Japan. I was a very lucky girl. This is what I received from her:

The cutest Cotton Time book and some lovely stickers. Wait! there's more to come in the post! Thanks so much Ryoko! You got it spot on!

ISBN 4-391-62050-2 for the Japanese craft book addicts!

This is what I sent to Ryoko:

Fabrics, vintage trims, hankie, postards from NY, French craft magazine, some sweets and some Laura Ashley stationery.

Ryoko and I decided to carry on and treat ourselves to monthly swaps!

Don't you just love the internet?!!


Il y a quelques semaines, j'ai eu la chance de rencontrer sur internet 2 correspondantes au Japon prêtes à faire un échange!

Tout d'abord, Anjali que j'ai rencontrée par l'intermédiare du blog Gimme Your Stuff. Je l'ai contactée et nous avons décidé de faire un échange! Elle a reçu mon paquet il y a quelques jours. Elle a d'ailleurs écrit un billet très sympa sur son blog et je l'en remercie! Je n'ai pas encore reçu son colis mais l'attend avec impatience!!

J'ai aussi rencontré Ryoko qui habite a Hokkaido, un des iles au nord du Japon. J'ai recu un adorable livre japonais ainsi que des auto-collants. Ce n'est pas fini, il parait qu'autre chose va arriver! Merci Ryoko, c'est vraiment très gentil à toi!

Ryoko et moi avons décidé de nous faire plaisir et de continuer nos envois!

Thursday, July 27, 2006

About me..

I think an introduction is in order! I've made this montage with pictures taken from my wedding last year, pictures of New York (in February during the blizzard, outside central park in May and an amazing view of Manhattan from New Jersey) and finally pictures of Santa Monica, CA where I live now.

Il est temps me presenter! J'ai realisé ce montage à partir de photos de mon mariage prise l'an dernier, des photos de New York (en février lors du blizzard, en mai à Central Park et une superbe vue de Manhattan prise du New Jersey) ainsi que des photos de Santa Monica en Californie, ou j'habite maintenant.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

New Banner

I changed my banner to something more personal. I've used items that I've been collecting for years. I'm quite pleased with myself considering I am new to html!

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Liberty Prints

Liberty prints have been in fashion for decades. Very distinctive (often) flowery patterns and bright colors. On this French blog, Liberty Addict, you will find Liberty prints and some amazing handmade creations! Bravo les filles, vos creations sont magnifiques!

Here is a sample of very cute prints:

Precious find

This antique trunk is one of my best finds. I found it in an antique store in a small village while on vacation in France a few years ago. It has small gorgeous flowery wallpaper inside. It's followed me to London, New York and now Los Angeles!

Cette vieille malle est une de mes plus belles trouvailles. Je l'ai dégotée chez un antiquaire lors de vacances en France. Elle est tapissée d'un très joli papier a fleurs. Elle m'a suivie dans tous mes déménagements, de Londres à New York, jusqu'à Los Angeles!

Monday, July 24, 2006

Gimme Your Stuff!

I discovered this blog Gimme Your Stuff a few weeks ago. It is a great place to find people from all over the world willing to swap any kinds of products.

I have already started a swap with Anjali.. It was so fun to put a package together. Pictures to follow...!

I am a French expat living in California so I can get pretty much get anything from here as well as in France.

Things I can offer:

  • Fabrics
  • Buttons
  • Trims
  • French, US magazines
  • Sweets
  • Ask me!

Things I'd love to get:

  • Japanese craft books/magazines
  • Trims from Japan, Portugal, Spain or France
  • Cute fabrics

Great finds of the week-end

Despite the brutal heat at the week-end, hubby and I went out shopping. I had seen a garage sale ad from an Interior Designer a few days ago and couldnt resist to check it out!

Here is what I got for a few bucks: some gorgeous silk fabric in blue, ivory and champagne color, a vintage plate (for my mum's collection), and an assortment of buttons.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Happy birthday blog!

Being a true French, I thought that creating my own blog would be a nice way of celebrating July, 14th!

Ca y est, je me lance dans la blogsphère!