color explosion !

I have added a big set of six coasters to the shop yesterday. You saw glimpses of it last week, but I did finish them yesterday only. They are a remedy against the winter blues ! Look at them !

One side is made of a cotton print I have thrifted recently, and upcycled it by over embroidering some details. I also embroidered a (different) word on each of them. The other side is made of linen, sunny yellow or dark blue, and features random cross stitches in matching colors.

I think they are really cheerful ! And when not in use, they can be left on display for the motivational word ... something to think about.

Hope. See. Love. Focus. Imagine. Enjoy.

I hope you will enjoy them as well ... You can find them in the shop here !

With love,


magazines become envelopes

Not a new or complicated idea, simply re-purposing (or is it re-using ? or up-cycling ? I'm kind of lots !) magazine pages or spreads for making small (or tiny) envelopes. That's what I've done last week, and I'm posting this today because of my friend Monika's post about re-using Christmas cards to make (gift) tags.

I had bought a set of cardboard templates many years ago on Etsy. (almost 5 years ago, actually)


Small steps in the right directions are always welcome. It is so easy to find ways to re-use, re-purpose, up-cycle ! I'll be using these tiny envelope for orders from the shop. (btw, did you see I reopened the shop after its holiday break ? And that I have added new ceramic necklaces ? Everything's explained in the previous post)

Be well, friends.