A lovely surprise in my letterbox yesterday.. A surprise from Belgium..

I like pink and in a house full of boys, there's isn't much of it around.. I really liked the flower pot holder Anne-Flore had made here, so she sent me one! Along with a piece of pink fabric, a lovely handwritten card and 2 cute badges for my boys.
It's so so nice to find a handwritten letter among the ton of leaflets and brown and white envelopes I receive every day! Thank you so much Anne-Flore, it was a lovely surprise!!


Happy 100 (giveaway)!

My blog's 1st birthday passed without me really noticing but I love the idea of marking the occasion.. so I'll be celebrating my 100th post instead, like Bee over at the linen cloud..
To say thank you for popping by, for looking through my little window, thank you occasional visitors, regulars and anonymous readers, thank you for your lovely comments and encouraging words..

Now, there's this thing called a "box" that's taken France by storm recently. It's a new concept that you sign up for to receive a box full of surprises in your letterbox each month. There's the tea box, which I tried and really liked, there's the girly box, all kind of food boxes, there's a kids box too.. And then I saw this one, and I thought I'd love to make my own box too!
I already talked a little bit here about how much I enjoy putting little parcels together and so I'm offering you the chance to win a box of my creation, a box full of surprises, a little bit of me, a little bit of London, a little bit of the things I like and I hope you'll like too..

Anyone can take part, just leave a comment then I'll get an innocent little hand to draw the lucky winner on 10th March (his birthday!), and that lucky winner will receive my box by the end of the month. Good luck!

Ginette's organising a giveaway for her blog's 1st birthday too, go have a look!


My week in pictures #10


Lots of snow and beautiful blue skies / a walk along the lake on a sunny afternoon and a visit to the aquarium / discovering things from the olden days / quiet time watching TV

And I came back with a suitcase full of treasure..


And if you'd like to sign up for my Craft it forward, it's not too late, just leave a comment here!


My week in pictures #9

A lovely walk along Southbank - love that place, there's always something happening and it's so colourful - wish I could have that tree in my garden! / an outing at the National Portrait Gallery / seen at our local library: a wish tree - M would like to have his birthday every day, his friends would like to be a builder and a spinosaurus / starting a new project at a craft night with my friends / Valentine's day / a holiday in the Alps


Sleeping bunnies

I stumbled upon this little bunny pouch recently and thought it'd be perfect for party bags for Y's birthday (2 soon!!). Big enough for a couple of sweets and a toy car and so cute.. 
Really quick and easy to make, with excellent explanations on Mer Mag.

And thank you everyone for all your lovely comments, really, thank you, it means so much to me!! And so.. I'll be organising my first surprise draw/giveaway next month! Stay tuned!


My week in pictures #8


A Victorian day / the best granola ever / adding some colour to our creativity room / receiving my order from Happy Home - wire basket (for my diaries and notebooks or for my cards?), some beautiful postcards by Caroline Briel, the latest issue of Toc toc toc magazine, another basket (for my fabric scraps?) / an origami afternoon
And trying to keep a smile on despite a lot of grey all around - loving the Lego car race in the latest issue of Oh comely magazine


My week in pictures #7


Hello February / apero time / an intimate encounter with Jane Birkin /writing stories and a "book about me" - LOVE this book, this is one to keep forever.. / a cold and grey morning in London - Trafalgar Square and the National Gallery

And the most heartwarming, sweetest little message from my little M, aged 6..