Thursday, 30 June 2011

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Dear Friends of Loddelina,
Welcome to a special 

three-day SUMMER SALE 

on all handmade Loddelina designs,
including the latest bags, wristlets, zippered pouches and more

Please use the special coupon code during checkout:

to get a 15 % discount on your purchase!

SALE starts this Saturday, July 2nd (10 AM Paris time) 
and ends Monday, July 4th (10 PM Paris time)

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Sunday, 26 June 2011

Sunday picnic

My latest Goga wristlet was made with European Street Team's challenge in mind (theme was picnic) but I didn't finish it in time.

Here she is now, still waiting to be taken for a Sunday picnic in the grass - it is made from denim bllue polyester blend fabric and lined with a piece of vintage red gingham tablecloth. I added a handmade kanzashi flower brooch that can be placed anywhere on the purse or pinned to your clothes for a matching look.

Happy Sunday!

Friday, 24 June 2011

Starfish brooch

A customer recently bought one of my Stella Maris wristlets as a gift for her sister's bachelorette's party. She told me starfish was the theme of the party as her sister was getting married at the beach.

When I buy an item on Etsy as a gift to someone, it is always a pleasant surprise when the seller includes a little something for me as well. So I decided to make a little starfish brooch to match the wristlet; I used the same robin egg blue corduroy, reinforced it with fusible interfacing and cut out a small starfish. I then glued the starfish to a piece of pea green felt and cut out the shape again, leaving a 2 mm margin. At the end I sewed a pin at the back, using green thread.

Michelle told me the package arrived just in time for the bachelorette party and she happily wore her new brooch pinned to the strap of her own bag.

Monday, 20 June 2011

Happy Monday

I had a relaxing weekend away from my computer so I only noticed yesterday evening that one of my bags has been featured on Front Page Sunday morning!

Thank you, Vicky from mypipsqueak for featuring my Stella Maris Tote in your fun orange treasury!

I wish all of you a great start of the new week!

Thursday, 16 June 2011

Custom work

I finished my special order and sent it to its new home today. It is another version of Leelou bag, small satchel made from black denim and golden upholstery jacquard.
Instead of cotton webbing, I used the same fabric to make bag's adjustable strap and finished the warm look with a cream coloured ric rac trim and a piece of lace.

Thursday is also farmer's market day and this time of year stalls are full of young onions and fresh garlic, bound in beautifull small bouquets. I bought one just for decoration because I rarely use fresh garlic in my cooking (I prefer dried one; it has less "side effects" and gives the same aroma to dishes...).

And here is our Pontralier with its windows & shutters ...

... including my window with two recently planted boxes of zinnias.

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Latest news

What has been going on in Loddelina studio lately, you ask?

Well, there was a trip to the nearest IKEA, purely essential purchases, of course :)
The skies over Dijon were just amazing that morning, beautiful puffy clouds made it very hard to keep our eyes on the road.

And back home, it was time to reorganize my working space and replace the old drawer unit with a new, shiny creamy white one that matches the sewing table (when it is not completely covered with stuff).
It might not look like much to you but to me it is super tidy and it made me start on a new project straight away!

So this new project is a special order, a remake of my Leelou "Free as a bird" satchel, this time with cream white trim and lace accents.

Next weekend we are keepping our fingers crossed for some nice, windy weather so we can try out our new kite - bought at the kite festival in Pontarlier...

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Chocolate and polka dots

I listed another Pippa purse today and due to a small error (pssst, don't tell anyone) I made the bottom slightly deeper; the end result is this very petite purse with more prominent hexagonal shape.

The purse with a sort of 50's feel is made from dark chocolate brown upholstery fabric and warm grey canvas, decorated with red polka dotted ribbon, red corduroy straps and matching flower brooch. Ever since I bought the craft book Kanzashi in Bloom, I wanted to try out one of its many fabulous ideas and this seemed like a perfect opportunity. I cut out and folded five petals from grey canvas and decorated them with red wooden beads. The three dimensional flower is attached to a pin and can be also worn independently as a brooch.

Pippa purse is lined with creamy beige checkered cotton canvas and has one interior zippered pocket plus a swivel hook for attaching keys. New bag is now available in my shop.

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And remember those zinnias I bought last week? They are now planted in two flower boxes and are making me smile every time I look out the window...

Have a great start of the new week!

Loddelina designs - since 2001

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