Friday, 27 May 2011

This month's inspirations

Zinnia flowers waiting to be planted in my window flower box

Neighbour's garden poppies against the dark blue sky

My children's crayon shavings

And here is a bag I made for myself recelntly (yes, on very rare occasions I do make stuff for my personal use).
First I meant to use it as a shopping tote in which I could bring home bread and other dry groceries but now I mostly use it to carry parcels to the post office. I wish I could take it for a walk more often but when I do, I do so in style...

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

New in my shop

Here they are, the three new hipster bags I made over the last weekend - all three are now available in my shop.
All bags have adjustable cotton webbing strap, large zippered pocket inside and a d-ring for attaching keys.

D-ring and small interior slip pocket

Today is Button Wednesday on Petronella's blog (from Etsy kraplap shop) - check out this week's button beauties!
Happy Wednesday!

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Work in progress

I am having another one of my sewing weekends!
With the husband and children gone to grandma's, I have a house to myself. That means I have set my sewing station on the kitchen table, where I can cut the fabric and sew while I watch TV. And thanks to Elisa from Pesky cat designs, who has infected me with the sudden need for some British humour, I have spent the whole morning clicking through episodes of Keeping up Appearances on Youtube. It is hilarious even if you don't keep your eyes on the screen all of the time...

Here is my progress so far:
I have finished one new hipster bag in upholstery canvas and upcycled men's tie and have two more bags just a few stitches away - they will both have a starfish applique in front and cotton webbing adjustable straps. I hope to be able to take pictures before the dark and list them tonight!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

New hipster bag

Here she is, another Loddelina hipster bag, now available in my shop!
Yes, it is definitely a girl because it is made from bits of juicy red, dark red and raspberry pink corduroy and smooth cotton velvet in bright fuchsia. The bag is so soft and cuddly people will stop you in the street to stroke its velvety texture...

Hipster bag has a generously adjustable cotton webbing strap in khaki beige and a large zippered pocket in the back. Sturdy canvas lining in khaki has a gadget slip pocket and D ring for attaching your keys - and the magnetic clasp to securely close everything inside.

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Slow week

Another weekend is here and yet I have no new bags to show you - there is a work in progress on my sewing table, a new hipster bag, but I forgot to take a picture of it while it was still light outside... Hopefully I will soon have pictures of the finished project.

It is a rainy weekend here in the east of France but the rain is very welcome after an unusually long dry spell. The heat and dry winds have finished off all the lovely tulips but luckily here comes the next prettiest flower - poppy!

I love driving past fields and fields of these bright red flowers that gently sway in the breeze and I don't care if they are considered pests, for me poppies are just plain gorgeous.

So with these borrowed images from I am wishing all of you a nice Sunday - see you soon!

Saturday, 7 May 2011


Did you have a nice Saturday?

Ours was spent picknicking by lake Saint Point, enjoying the perfect sunny day. It was windy and the calm breeze made us stay in the high altitude sun a bit too long - by lunch time we were already quite dizzy so the children had a rest in our comfy foldable beach hut.
We tried to fly a kite, the wind seemed right but kite flying turned out to be harder than it looks - especially when there are two children pulling at the kite's strings...

Lake Saint Point is a very popular place for surfers, sailing boats and picknicking families - children like playing in the grass, on the sandy beach or even wetting their feet in cold water. It is always a good idea to bring a change of clothes...

I hope to sew a bit tomorrow, I had plans to strat working on another hipster bag yesterday but then made this little plush toy for my son instead. He says he doesn't like to dream at night so I made him a small stuffed crocodile that will stay under his pillow and eat up all the dreams - a sort of dreamcatcher but very strict one since Gaston doesn't like dreams at all, not even nice ones...

I wish you a lovely rest of the weekend!

Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Just listed...

Another Maia small zippered clutch - sky blue corduroy and flower print canvas, a fresh blue-cream-orange combo for summer.
And I just realized it matches the Blogger "publish post" layout perfectly...

I'm off to bed, good night!

Monday, 2 May 2011

Special offer

Loddelina is offering a free gift, small purse of your choice, to the next four customers who will purchase €50 or more worth of items (shipping not included) in my shop.

How to get your free purse?
At the checkout, please specify which purse you would like in "message to seller". All four are described here and since they are one-of-a-kind, first customer gets the most choice :)
(If any of these purses get sold on their own, I will replace them with another, just as pretty, from my shop).

Enjoy the rest of your week!

Loddelina designs - since 2001

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