Bullies, butterflies and other beasts


You could spy his house from the bus stop. He would arrive last since he could see the bus coming down the street from his window. He didn’t need to get there early.

Carnaval in France

blue butterfly mask

Groups of young masked children stroll through the streets, some armed, some wearing hats or wigs, many with painted faces. A colorfully dressed man is […]

Winter Fabric Leaves

silk and satin holly leaves

I’ve been getting more botanical inspiration these days and I’ve got some lovely leafy fabric accessories all ready for the Christmas fair next week! If […]

Fabric Leaves to Sew

yellow oak leaf

I opened a book today and out fell a leaf, one I had put  between the pages of the book to flatten it.  That was […]

Lucky Ladybugs


  I wonder if many people have lucky objects, a lucky charm that goes everywhere with them to turn events in their favor, avert danger […]

5 Reasons to Fall in Love with Maria Sibylla Merian


Who is Maria Sibylla Merian anyway, you ask? Well, she was a 17th century scientific illustrator, born in Frankfurt in 1647, who painted beautiful and […]

Flora and Fauna for Your Hair

butterfly hair fork

My new collection of hair accessories is Alice in Wonderland meets Maria Sibylla Merian, the 17th century botantical artist who carefully observed insects directly and […]

ID d’Art Lyon Fashion & Accessory Salon 2013


Having recently participated in a Fashion and Accessory Salon here in Lyon, I’m still a bit excited and exhilarated.  I had a great time.  But […]