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Long Live the DIY!

Long Live the DIY!

Today, let's talk about DIY, cooking, sewing, drawing ... in short, let's talk about fine motor activities and DIY. I recently read this very interesting article in which a London professor of surgery complains that he has seen his students dexterity tremendously drop in the last 10 years. According to him, the rise of digital entertainment has changed education and led his students, although brilliant academically, not knowing how to cut or sew correctly (skills essential to a good surgeon). This teacher thinks that we should return to a more manual education, especially since the latter would not only develop...

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Best DIY Advent Calendars

Best DIY Advent Calendars

Christmas is coming, the holiday season's countdown has begun, and not only for me who works so much cutting and sewing for my upcoming markets ... If you want to make your own advent calendar, this is precisely the moment to get ready for December 1st. I've always loved the period leading up to Christmas. I really enjoy preparing it myself, it allows to extend it and savour it even more ... By preparing everything ourselves, we can customize the calendar according to our own tastes or those of the child or children to whom the calendar will be intended. And what a joy...

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Yaku, our new llama plush toy!

Yaku, our new llama plush toy!

Petit Loulou is very happy to present its new stuffed animal: Yaku the llama! Yaku, like all llamas, is native to South America, but will adapt very well to your home. A few hugs will make his happiness. Always in a good mood, he knows how to comfort the littlest and biggest sorrows. Be warned! Any contact with this stuffed animal is highly addictive. It was not easy to find the perfect fabric to get a fur reminiscent of a real llama, which is at once long, soft, silky, and resistant. Moreover, its cozy fur complicates a little its manufacturing, but the result is worth the...

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Halloween DIY - Easy felt monsters to make with your kids

Halloween DIY - Easy felt monsters to make with your kids

Let's sew some easy felt stuffed monsters for Halloween! A few months ago, my son, who sees me so often when I am sewing  and making plushies for Petit Loulou, came to ask me if he could also make a little stuffed monster. He is barely 4 years old and already wants to start making his own toys! Children are really amazing, they learn with a disconcerting ease. Just adapt a little bit to get within their reach, and they make real wonders. I've put together a little Halloween DIY tutorial to make your own little stuffed monsters at home. It does...

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Melvin the fish is the hero of a book!

Melvin the fish is the hero of a book!

About a year ago, DK publishing contacted me because they intended to feature my Melvin the fish in their new book, "Peekaboo under the sea". For this, they asked me to make two different expressions to Melvin: his little playful eye, but also a wide open eye, because it is really more convenient to play hide and seek ... A year after sending Melvin I had the treat to receive a small package from DK. The book was ready to be distributed! I then discovered that Melvin was the main character. It was such an amazing surprise! The book, of a very classical composition,...

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