in the atelier ..

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Posting in the blog for three days in a row … wow, that hadn’t happen in such a long while ! I must be on a roll !! I thought I’d share with you today some snapshots at what I call my atelier.

Last December (I think), I rearranged our living-room in order to create three separate (yet still open) spaces : a space for taking our meals, a space for relaxing, reading or watching TV, and last but not least, a place for me to create ! I used oak book cases (shelving units) for creating a separation between the TV areas (we only use our TV for watching films we rent/buy) and what was going to become my atelier.

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It totally worked, because since then, I’ve felt like I had an actual, tangible space of mine, in this house of ours. My weeks are not longer because of that (obviously, but really, I wish !!), specially with weekends when hubby comes home, that makes weeks go even faster !

But … I might have found a motivation & inspiration, like I hadn’t in years !! And I’m super happy about that … who wouldn’t be ?

So … these cotton ribbons you see above were handstamped by me, and will be used for the upcoming Gentle Tags ! (read more about them here) I hope they’ll be ready tomorrow, but I can’t promise, really ! I’m having so much fun with these ! Picking vintage floral (thrifted) fabrics & text to go with it, is such a joy !

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I love to thrift, but not only textiles ! I love to thrift (possibly handmade) ceramic pieces, such as mugs, cups, and bowls, no matter the size. And my atelier table is a living proof ! See for yourself :

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I don’t know if you see them, but there are one mug (with a large handle) and an expresso cup in the wooden tray ! The mug on the front is a vintage Dunoon, and I love find them when I thrift ! I have a couple of them, and I love them dearly !

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happy equinox !

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Well it’s me again (posted yesterday !) ! Just wanted to pop to wish you all a happy equinox, whether spring or autumn, according to where you’re reading me from !

This flower on top is a Scabiosa columbaria Butterfly Blue. Bought it recently with buds, and it’s now blooming ! I’m waiting a little bit longer before transplanting it to the flowerbed. I bought more flowers & plants, and can’t wait to show them to you once they’ll be in their final place.

{Libythea celtis}  {European beak / nettle-tree butterfly}  {Echancré / Libythée du micocoulier}

{Libythea celtis} {European beak / nettle-tree butterfly} {Echancré / Libythée du micocoulier}

It hasn’t rained in a couple of months, which is kind of awful because it’s been super windy as well (as hell, actually), therefore everything is so desperately dry … If you only knew how strong I wish it’d rain ! Sigh. It doesn’t presage a wet summer.

Anyway, so are weather cycles. Wishing you all a very happy day !

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new product in the shop : Gentle Tags

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Hi there ! I finally have something new in the shop, something to show you ! I have created a new (to the shop) kind of products, and it has a sweet name: “Gentle Tags” !

These tags are rather small(-ish), just the right size for a discret reminder or pick me up. They are (and will be) made of vintage, thrifted textiles on the font, and of natural linen on the back. They are (and will be) numbered, so you’ll be able to collect them if you wish !

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I intend to create a whole collection of them, with positive & uplifting words, and some others will be simple, everyday words. Well, we’ll see how they go ! But I do find they’re sweet & the kind of thing that I would love to get as a gift from a friend !

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Please have a look at the shop, you might be interested in a future one. The first one, pictured here, is a little more heavy hearted, but is full of love nonetheless. You can send it to someone you miss, or keep it to yourself in memory of someone you truly miss.

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Thank you for your visit ! Have a beautiful day !

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