June 29, 2011

Smurfette goes Haute Couture accessories

Smurfette/Schtroumpfette source: smurfs.wikia.com

The 29th of july, "The Smurfs" the movie is set to come out!
(movie trailer below)

Until then, someone is already on her way to become a A-lister!
This month's issue of Harper's Bazaar, there is a focus on young blue starlet/fashionista: Smurfette.
For the occasion she poses joyfully wearing Marc Jacobs, Lanvin, Dolce & Gabbana and sure Louis Vuitton!

See the looks after the jump...

June 28, 2011

Tutorial, Wall art," Save Money, Live Better": reuse! Part II Silhouettes

As part of my personal challenge, I present you five new wall art I have done, so it's six now, and I'm planing a 7th soon.
The goal was no money spent; the first four are shadows/silhouettes of my family representing what they like the most, it's not a revolutionary project but I have a lot of fun during the process, so I share.
Quick how to after the jump!

Hubby or son?

Banana Republic goes Mad Men

Banana Republic in collaboration with Janie Bryant, who creates costumes for AMC show Mad Men is releasing a collection of 65 pieces for men and women inspired by the famous show.

Janie Bryant
pic source: Glamour

Pictures after the jump!

June 16, 2011

Tutorial for Princess canopy/curtain bed

My 4 years old daughter wanted a "Princess bed" like, so we take a look at the internet and bed shops in the area, and we finally agreed on one.
I think what made her choice on this one was the two hearts shape, but when she chooses this one she saids to me: "maman that's not really a Princess bed, there is no curtains!"
I said : "don't worry sweat heart, maman will take care of that", and then I was trapped, I had to make those "Princess bed" curtains.

June 14, 2011

Findings at the Albert Cuyp Market, Amsterdam

This week I went to the Albert Cuyp Market in Amsterdam, and I thought I had to share!
The market take place in the street of the same name, reachable by tram 16 from Amsterdam Centraal.

It's a banal market, you can shop for cheese, flowers, fresh vegetables, fish, meat and cheap clothing etc...

And of course fabrics! A lot!

I love polka dots!
Paradise for quilters!
More pictures and fun fabrics after the jump

June 9, 2011

Tutorial, Wall art," Save money, Live better": reuse! Part I

Hello, dear readers!

It's been a while since I have posted, for a good reason... I was crafting!
I really wanted to make all the wall art for my home by myself.
My idea for those pieces was to recycle/reuse as much as I can and to do with what I already have at home. Not buying anything.
So here is the first of the six I've done so far.

I absolutely wanted French words in the dinning area, it took some time to figure out wich words would be most relevant, my husband suggested Bon  Appétit, and I agreed. The font is the one called English, funny cause we choose it for it's French style.
The wood comes from a bench that the previous owner of my house left. It was naturally distressed by the Dutch weather so it was perfect for the style I wanted. Later on the process I found that the natural distressed look was not useful since I decided to use the craquelé effect.
Tutorial after the jump...