Three-year-anniversary of marriage: my darling macaroon charlotte

Just a short post that tomorrow will be the 1st day of our 4th year of marriage.

I re-made some “Charlottes de macarons aux fruits de la Passion” yesterday for fun.

This passion fruit macaroon charlotte is also a souvenir. It has been the 1st item on my Etsy shop in Feb. I am happy to re-make some loose cream on top. It’s not perfect but looks tasty!

The wedding picture is taken in 2007. We looked pretty on the picture cause it’s “wedding photo” LOL. I appreciate my husband finishes the meals I prepare for him everyday and he does not divorce me even I don’t make up at all.

I am going to cook now. Hope you like my charlottes! :D~
Have a great evening everybody!


My fauteuil, Hydrangeas and gifts

In Juin, I attended a workshop of SIMP for understanding more wooden works.
My instructor, Michelle of Petits Bonheurs Miniature, is a very kind and patient teacher and she explains her ways making mini furniture step by step.

In the past I did not know it took so much time for sanding and repainting these wooden pieces before assembling. She recommends us some material and medium to run.

In our group, 99% people chose white as their furniture color. I brought only one tube of green acrylic paint there and when I doubted if I made the same decision as everybody, Michelle took her magic box and showed me this floral pattern cloth. It went well with my green color! I think I’m the only one who used odd color for mini furniture but the result seems great. :) A huge thank-you to Michelle!

For these Hydeangeas, they are made of cold porcelain. I don’t know if I will continue making flowers and sell some in the future cause I felt helpless when making the petals. It took really long time and difficult to control. But at least, I have experienced flower-making since it’s been an item on my wish list for a long time.

Another interesting thing is my purchases---two butterflies from Julia of GodsFlyingFlower and two mini books from Danielle of marottesud

When I received these small items, I could not believe my eyes. They are absolutely pretty, tiny and amazing. I am satisfied with my choices.

Last Sat. I went to MyFrenchCuisine’s place for BBQ. Her garden is southern France style or I might say it’s more Mediterranean taste. Her husband installed a huge pot beside the swimming pool, that maks it very Greece. Of course we have spent a very good time on the table and in the pool. I hope some day my garden will as pertty as theirs.

The latest thing which makes me very happy is I received a SWAP gift from Eve of AfterDark. Her work is unexceptionable! I was dazed when looking at these peaches she sent me. Thank you too, Eve!! Happy Blog Anniversary! :P

Hope this post is not too long.
Have a HAPPY weekend!


Vivre la France! The winner is....

Today is the National Day of France; we started to have fireworks since last night. This week I made some berries to go with “Bonne Maman Tartelettes framboises” in celebration of this day.

The products of Bonne Maman, like biscuits, fruit jam and Madeleine, are very common but popular in the daily life. We always keep some ‘storage’ in the drawer. Normally we have afternoon tea at 4pm (à quatre heure) but when children are back from school, it’s already 5pm. So we often enjoy the teatime between 5 and 6pm then have dinner between 8 and 9pm in France.

Now we go back to my blog’s anniversary giveaway.

This morning I asked my husband to draw… before showing the winner, I would like to say thank you to all the participants for this event. I am pleased that you would like to win my minis and I am sure we will have more gifts in the coming months.

So… let’s start!
I printed all the ballot paper this morning

putting into my tea bowl...

This mister has his own opinion to draw the paper out of the bowl...

Obviously the winner is…..

Chani of Blanc et Caramel Congraulations, my friend!
I will dispatch your minis soon and don't forget to let me know your address! :)
Bonne fête!


One year anniversary giveaway

It’s getting hot in France these two weeks. After coming back from Paris, I hide myself at home. One reason is avoid the sunlight and high temperature and the other reason is fight with my new toy---a sewing machine.

When my in-laws were here with us in May, they tried to teach me the basic function because I knew nothing about this but would like to make some curtains for our new house. In fact this is an excuse! The main purpose is I want to make some mini tissue and also imagine that I will be capable to make beautiful clothes for my dolls someday. ^o^

I tried hard to manage this stubborn machine last week. I felt shame to present any working result and hided incomplete pieces in the drawer. I need more advises or an instructor to train me. XD

So, this week I am back to my FIMO stock and the pasta machine. My Etsy shop looks dull for a long time. I want to try some more different things after SIMP inspiration but I make eventually some French candies and biscuits as a souvenir of my one-year-anniversary on Blogspot. Yeah! I started my blog on 4th July 2009 and I am really pleased to know so many friends from here. I do appreciate all my followers who support and keep company with me.

As you can see, I prepare “French Calissons Set” as a giveaway. Calisson is a specialty of Aix-en-Provance in France. It consists of a smooth, pale yellow, homogeneous paste of ground almonds topped with a thin layer of white icing. It’s very sweet! This set contains 12 mini calissons, 4 nut chocolates, 3 biscuits roses de Reims and 5 waffle biscuits.

What you have to do is leave a sweet message here, my dear followers! You will definitely have the opportunity to win this sweetie! The lucky fellow will appear on 14th July, French time.

Have fun and Happy Independence Day!


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