Wednesday, 29 December 2010

A teaser of the Future

Look at this!
Can you see it too?

Yep! Yep!Each time I see 2011, all I see is the word doll!!!
Has my doll-making passion turned into an obsession?

is this A sigN?
Oh my... I hope the next year is going to bring us all wonderful surprises!
More blog friends, more extraordinary creative universes to discover.
I love Blogland!!!!

I wanted to write a kind of assessment of 2010 but though it could be way too boring and bitter so, I just want to focus on the unknown ( even though it is something rather tricky to do), the future.
Speaking of the future,the video for the birhday party is still in progress but looking good so far!


I cannot wait to show it to you.

Here, let's have some toffee apple to help us be patient

Also, some of you might already know that next year's OWOH edition will be the 5th but also the last.

Please do join in the fun! click on the image below to see all the details of the event.

This time , my giveaway will be a...

Oh, I let you finish the sentence, it is too easy!

OoooOOooh before I forget! let me show you something really adorable I received on Christmas Eve! This cute Jap'mini is so cute and tiny!!! I didn't take time to take a proper photo but you can see who has done this adorable dolly by clicking on the pic below!

(Merciiiiiiiiiii Gabrielle!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Désolée,

je n'ai pas pris le temps de faire une photo

alors je t'ai piqué la tienne! hu!hu!hu!)

Bye for now!

PS: I almost forgot to tell you that some dolls are on Sale in my shop! YAY!!!!

Friday, 17 December 2010

New Elégantes, I AM A PRINCESS & Un p'tit mot en français

Hello dear blog friends!

I will add at the end of this post something in French because there has been more French friends following this blog lately.Thanks to all!

I would like to say that I am in awe with all the photos I have received for the party! It is not too late to send more or join in the fun if you wish! Just check here.

I am ever so happy I got my mojo back! When I create, there are like butterflies tickling my stomach. Does it happen to you too? It is such a wonderful feeling.

Here is a teaser of what has been done so far.
This little one is ready for adoption here

I love her booties! And I think she does too because she cannot stop looking at them either!
Here she enjoyed a warm cup of mint tea.Hhhmmmmmmmm!!!!

I love this cutie with ginger hair. She is not completely finished. I am having some trouble with her boots. She might end up with no shoes at all! he!he!

Here is Miss Ice! She was made for a challenge for Art Dolls Only .
She found a loving home very quickly!
Maybe she is going to end up at the bottom of a Christmas tree?
Christmas is so near!
Oh! let me share with you a very special place! Not so long ago, I went there and I felt like I had entered a fairy tale.
I felt like a princess in a palace.
I was wandering in this magical place, admiring the lights and the stars when...
...I looked up the stairs and saw my prince. Oh yes...sometimes I do want to believe in fairy tales.
Well , I have now decided that I AM a princess!
I hope you are all having a wonderful time preparing this end of the year.

Merci à vous , amis francophones qui passez par là. Je suis toujours ravie de lire vos messages en français . Vos commentaires me touchent et me font beaucoup rire parfois!
J'espère que vous voudrez bien me pardonner de ne pas traduire mes posts. La raison est simple: je déteste traduire.
Voilà de secrets entre nous!
Le passage d'une langue à l'autre fait parfois perdre le caractère spontanné de ma pensée. Il y a énormément de choses que je peux exprimer dans une langue et pas dans l'autre .
Voilà, c'était un petit mot spécial pour vous qui faites toujours l'effort de me lire dans la langue de Shakespeare, mais celle de Molière restera toujours chère à mon coeur.
Voilà, j'espère pouvoir vous laisser une petite pensée particulière à la fin de mes posts dorénavent.
Veuillez pardonner également mon NORTOGRAF, l'anglais me fait perdre mon latin...hé!hé!hé!
Et patati et patata...tellement plus bavarde dans ma langue maternelle...
Allez, je vous laisse!
A bientôt!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Vanessa was our guest!

It was Vanessa 's birthday and the dolls thought it would be nice if she could have a little party in the parTEA room. But to have access to this very special place, you have to be ... a doll.

So, with a bit of magic, fairy dust and many other ingredients which cannot be revealed here, we turned Vanessa into... a little doll!

The dolls were thrilled to bits to have her for this very special occasion!

Vanessa was looking everywhere ! She couldn't believe her eyes!

The dolls had made a cake with lots of whipped cream.There were also lollies and toffee apples!

Vanessa even went upstairs to visit Aliénore's bedroom and tried the very soft bed.

How happy she was to be a doll!

And yet, she couldn't stay.

Because you see, even if it was a magical dolly party in the heart of the old England...

...things weren't so great if not shared with her Mister Lovee!
And so Vanessa went back to her beautiful Arizona and promised she would give us some news!

Bye Vanessa!

We hope you had a lovely Birthday!!!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Found it!!!!

First of all, I would like to thank you all for your wonderful words .
Once again you've proven how strong our network support is on Blogland and that blogging is deep, real, enriching, constructive , fun and full of wonderful people with generous hearts.
I am so proud to know you all.
Thank you!
I have followed ALL your advice: eaten chocolate , done some physical work cleared up the snow in the lane, walked dogs at the rescue centre ( I have just registered as a vonlonteer and it is one of the best things I have done ever!), read, watched films I loved ( even scary ones!), and have discovered new fascinating blogs.
Then, I started drawing, drawing, drawing...I just couldn't stop!
And a new little doll came to the world.

Then a second, and now a third is on her way.
The doll in the middle is the doll I am making for the Mini ADO challenge Jack Frost.

I have to say I am a bit nervous because these dolls are very different from what I have shown you before. They are closer to what I use to draw when I was a teenager when I use to buy Designers/Haute Couture magazines.

Discovering Andrew Yang's Kooklitas ( link in sidebar) just brought this memory back I guess.

I am having fun!

I have called this series: Les Elégantes.

What do you think?

Friday, 3 December 2010

Have I lost it?

Lately, I have tried to scan my world with my Papillon Bleu eye, but nothing...

Ihave tried to make some minis for the birthday party and ...nothing....

I have tried to make a new doll ...but still nothing...

I cannot feel is gone...

Oh my...

I have lost my creative mojo!!!
This afternoon I heard a happy voice singing.

It was this funny little soldier !

He was SO positive and full of energy.

"Have you stolen my mojo?"I asked him.

But he said no.

If I have lost it out there, I will go and get it! Whatever it takes , even in the deep deep snow, I will have to go and get back my mojo!.


( seriously...does it ever happen to you? You want to do something but nothing seems to stimulate your mind...super mega big sigh...)

I will be back!

Wednesday, 17 November 2010

New animation! Need some advice

Dear blog friends,

Could you please do me a favour?

I haven't had sound on my computer for a few weeks now ( oh feels like dying sometimes...) but yet I have managed to add some music to this video.

The thing is, I have no clue of what it sounds like with the music!

Could you please let me know? I haven't put the volume too loud just in case...

I have several ideas about stories concerning my little Aliénore but, I wanted to ask if you are happy to see some more? I know what Aliénore is like but you, how do you perceive her?

Just wondering...

Friday, 12 November 2010

We have a winner...NO...2 !!!!

It has been weeks of dolly making to prepare for Christmas.

Hard work but fun. And I've had the help of a lovely lady called Joyce so I could focus on other things such as the markets, the website and the workshops.

Some of these adorable Mini Susans will soon be available in my
ETSY Store to find a loving home.

As you can see, they all have a little lollipop.

They have all been to the fair !

Indeed, for my stall decoration I have chosen the same theme

as for my blog party, so you can have a teaser of what I am preparing for the event.

I would like to say that I have already received some photos from some participants and they look amazing!

Thank you !
I cannot wait to show them all and to see what the rest of you are working on.
If you want to join in it is still possible by clicking here

Here is the stall at my last market.

So now, all the dolls come with a little something they have got from the fair!

They have LolLies, candy floss I cannot say too much. I don't want to spoil the surprise.

Oh!!! Speaking of candy floss, remember about the giveaway?

So, this is it, time to reveal who has won the little candy floss!

To be true, before doing the video I had to try my little box to see if only one paper would come out. And it worked ! So, I thought it would be fair to give another little candy floss to the first name that came out of the little box and here she is:

YAY! This is it! we have 2 winners!

Congratulations ladies!

Hope you are all having a lovely time.

Carpe Diem my dear friends.

Thursday, 4 November 2010

A beautiful Papillon Bleu day ,a birthday, a gift and a giveaway!

Aliénore and I have been very busy lately BUT, today we thought it would be nice to share a bit of time with you .
Do you want to spend a Papillon Bleu and Aliénore day?


Don't forget to bring a cardigan.

Come outside and breathe the beautiful Kentish air with us!

Lets dance and spin in the garden ...

...until everything goes round and round and you no longer know where you are!
Let's rest for a little while until you can actually...

...get back on your feet.

Here is a little mini treat for Aliénore. She loves it!

Then, lets go back inside and work a little, shall we?
Oh!I think I heard the postman.
What is in the letter box today?

Oh my! A wonderful package from Julie ( My Curious Tea Party)

Such meticulous work in this tiny book! and the little painting!!!!
Thank you soooooooooo much Julie!

Those angels are just perfect for our parTea room, arent' they Aliénore?


Have you seen her by any chance?



Good Lord!!! She thinks she is an angel too!

Funny little doll!

Well, speaking of doll...there is still more to do .
lets go and work for an hour or two!

After sewing and painting, I think we need a little break.

It is the evening now.

Yes...time flies when you are busy like a little bee!

This is fun! I have put butterflies in my hair!

What did you choose to do?

I think the dolls are having a party behind me.

OooooooooooOooooooooh!!! How lovely!!!

Are we celebrating something specific dear dollies?


Ooooh it is Eleni's birthday very soon! of course!

You know Eleni, don't you? A pink Dreamer!
Don't forget to stop by her blog and wish her a happy birthday!

And...what is it that you are holding Aliénore?

A candy floss?


A little gift for a blog friend!!!

What a great idea!

Well, if you want to win a mini candy floss for you or your favourite doll, just leave a comment here and we will draw a name in a week!

Oh...are you leaving now? well, we hope you've had a nice time with us.

Hope to see you soon! And don't forget to leave your comment if you want to win our mini candy floss!

Bye for now!