I have updated my etsy shop with some sale sets. Sets to make a paris rabbit or doll and Frida for a reduced price because they are end of the roll pieces or have very small faults. you can find the sets in my Etsy shop here.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
I love this shop near Place de Bastille, it's full of pretty papers, patterns and craft materials. I could easily spend a whole day there looking at all the beautiful products. If you like paper, origami, Japanese craft materials this is a must visit shop.
You like to read more tips about cute, pretty, interesting shops in Paris visit my other blog
Carnet de Paris to find a Paris shop guide. I'll be posting there some more shop tips from my recent Paris trip.
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Often I get the question where I find all the cute mini items that I use as probs in the photos I post here and on instagram.
I must admit that when you start looking for mini items you develop an eye for it and you'll find more and more....
The size of doll accesories that I need for my Mikodesign dolls are not a regular size that you can find in every doll or toy shop or if you find them they will be very pricy.
The best place to start looking are the secondhand shop and you local department store. In the netherlands I find the best things at Hema, Xenos, Tiger, Action and Dille& Kamille. On the internet Etsy is also a great place to look for doll accesories, the sewing machine and camera stamp I found at a japanese stationary shop.
* bookreading lamps make perfect doll desk lamps, I found them in several shops like Tiger and Xenos
* the calculator was a very ugly watch I bought at Action, I removed the straps and now it's a doll calculator
*the mini siccors and tape dipencer are part of a mini stationary set I bought at Hema, you can also find them at Tiger
*the little pen holder is a perfect doll dustbin or bucket, this one is from Xenos
*a perfect shop to find doll kitchen supplies is Dille& kamille, here I found the small wooden spoon and they have very cute small wooden plates, glass bowls and much more..
* the plastic hanger came with some socks we bought recently and makes a perfect doll clothes hanger.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Thursday, February 05, 2015
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
My favorite Paris Souvenirs to bring back home are Macarons. There are of course the famous ones of Laduree and Piere Herme, those are really tasty but of course you can also find them at a lot of Boulangerie's. These Pretty macaraons are from just a random bakery in Paris and taste& look great, not as delicate as the fancy ones but way better than most of the Macarons you can find in the Netherlands.
Monday, January 26, 2015
Today I'm packing for a trip to Paris, I will leave tomorrow and will be there for almost a whole week!
I look forward to walk the streets of Paris and visit my favourite places and shops. I'll try to take plenty pictures to share here and if you like you can follow my trip on Instagram.
Have a lovely week
want to see my favourite Paris shops? you can go here
Friday, January 23, 2015
This morning I enjoyed a cup of tea and worked on some mini plants for a little project I'm working on.
I love plants, not so strange being a daughter of a Garden Architect.
I love that plants are back in fashion, you cannot open a magazine or design blog without seeing lots of plants and that is a good thing! So being inspired by all the pretty plant interiors I decided to combine my love for plants & mini ( doll) things for a little project I'm working on.
will share some pictures of the finished project!
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Last week my new website went live. So happy that it's finally there. What's new about the website? Well everything I think. New pictures, new products, new text and look. One of my favourite features is the Pattern/tutorial page. On this page you can find tutorials and free doll clothes patterns. It's so easy, just clock on the piece of clothing you want to make and then a pdf will pop up on your screen, you press print and you can start sewing!
To visit the new site go here