Swap-bot Time: January 15, 2021 10:26 pm


Date Joined: April 22, 2008
Last Online: May 2, 2017
Birthday: October 6
Country: France
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About Me

I am French, 40-ish and I'm in Paris though I was raised in our French "Atlantic Northwest".

I am married, we have a girl, born in May 2011 and a boy born in September 2013.

I love to cook, though I have to admit that my husband is a better cook than me (he is truly amazing). I love chocolate and roasted chicken, I hate vinegar and can't drink a drop of alcohol... which is kind of anti-social in France ;)

Favorite Crafts

I love sewing and embroidering, though I still need a lot of practice to make things perfect. I am not super patient and I like small projects because I need to see them finished ;)

I mainly sew house-things such as pouches, soft toys and children clothes. I love Waldorf dolls and traditional embroidery (cross-stiching bores me to death).

I also started knitting in 2008 and I am hooked! Huge fan of Norwegian and Aran patterns.

Favorite Music

Jazz (I am a fan of Diana Krall) and songs that have a meaning, from campfire songs to slam and rap ;)

Favorite colors and stuff

  • Blues, combinaisons of pink and grey, teal and brown, turquoise and camel, I am a rather classic girl :)

  • Vintage Liberty fabric, especially those where you can recognize the actual flowers on the print

  • Soy candles

  • Beanie babies (dogs and cats)

  • Chocolates, especially the praliné-filled one

  • Stamps from all over the world

  • Fabric or ribbons from your part of the world

  • Scandinavian things - including Tone Finnanger/Tilda, Ottobre... - : my husband is half Norwegian and I am totally in love with anything Norway ;)

  • Sewing and knitting patterns of all kind

  • Things I can't find over here: chocolate-covered cranberries, freezer paper ( great for crafts), Lipton vanilla tea


  • Hello Kitty, mangas and Japanese cartoon-like characters

  • Glow-in-the-dark, purple, neon colors

  • Gothic, dark, depressing sci-fi

  • Rosewater and anything rose-scented (smells like the rotten flower to me)

  • Anna Geddes pictures (sorry, those newborns are not cute, yet)

  • I don't do ATCs, card embellishing, scrapbooking..., so I wouldn't know how to use the supplies if you sent me any. But I'd love to see what YOU do with them ;)

Favorite Books

  • Jane Austen & William Shakespeare
  • Nicolas Evans & David Guterson
  • John Grisham & Mary Higgins Clark
  • Sophie Kinsella & Helen Fielding
  • Maeve Binchy & Oscar Wilde
  • Maupassant & Jean Raspail
  • Marek Halter & Philippe Labro

and so many others, I love reading! I've joined book swaps and book-idea swaps lately and I've discovered some new authors I'd nevery heard of, really neat.

Oh and I'm trying Norwegian/Scandinavian litterature too, though I need to read it in French or in English, my Norwegian is not good enough so far. I enjoyed the Book of Dina, Kristin Lavransdatter, Grows of the soil and the more recent novels by Anne Radge.

Ideas for my kiddos

  • Like: - Kids books in any language, where the hero is an animal and with cute images. I love Beatrix Potter, Bristish writer M. Christina Butler, Andersen tales, the French publishing company "Père Castor". I always try my best to find kids books with really sweet pictures, there are so many ugly things out there. To be honest, I am not a huge fan of Disney-turned into books. While I enjoy the movies, I don't think that Disney characters look that well in books.

  • Like: Kids music, lullaby CD, any language

  • Like: socks! One can never have too many socks, DS is currently a size 24-26 (European), DD is 28-30.

  • Like: natural yarns in soft colors, that I can use to knit something for her

  • Like: cute or fun buttons

  • Dislike: Things with Disney characters on it, kawai stuff, I won't have any of that HelloKitty as long as I can fight it :)

  • Dislike: plastic stuff, scented stuff


SherylKay rated for INTERNATIONAL CRAFT MAGAZINES !!! on Feb 22, 2016
Comment: very pretty magazine just love the colors!Thank you!
Comment: Swap was late - but chose to rate a 5 based on your stellar 5-stars, and in the spirit of understanding these things happen. Great craft ideas, thank you.
Mugsie rated for NEW Book for the NEW Year! on Feb 12, 2016
Comment: ❤❤❤❤❤Oh my word Armelle ~ I love that book!! I can't put it down! Thank you so, so very much! I have needed a book like this for a long time, one I just can't put down! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! ❤❤❤❤❤
marylm rated for Handmade Gifts for 2016 - January on Jan 7, 2016
EmilyT rated for Quilted Christmas Tree Ornament! on Jan 5, 2016
Comment: Cute stockings! And I like how you quilted different patterns over the top. Your Christmas cards are so cute, too. If I saw those in a store I would have to buy them!! Happy New Year and the best in 2016!
lefroggy rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 3rd Quarter on Nov 8, 2015
Comment: Thank you for your log I just got it today!! I am interested in some of the books, I do hope i get the chance to read some of them :)
Artistic rated for 2015 Reading Log ~ 3rd Quarter on Nov 8, 2015
Comment: You're right. Quality beats quantity. Really enjoyed reading your analyses.
misscorina rated for Your country in a box on May 21, 2015
Comment: Yay your package came today, thanks for re-sending and I can't wait to try some things as it all looks delicious. (you might receive your 1st package back as the house number on this package was wrong but the mailman knows me and found out that it should be 124 instead of 42 and he said that I was lucky as other mailmen wouldn't have gone so far in tracking me down lol, hurray for the mailman!)
Comment: Thank you for your package! It had arrived already last week, but I was away on a vacation so I wasn't able to pick it up from the post office until now. Everything is so delicious and this was my first time tasting chai chocolate, yum! And the shoe-shine box chocolate spread is hilarious. :D Thank you!
LuckyLady13 rated for Pinterest Interest - Take 2 on Feb 22, 2015
Comment: I'm sorry I have not responded sooner. My Computer died and it took me a few weeks to get a new one.
Mellietronx rated for Pinterest Interest - Take 2 on Feb 6, 2015
sweetsugartree rated for Pinterest Interest - Take 2 on Feb 6, 2015
Comment: Thanks so much for joining my swap and sharing your board with me! Happy Pinning & Swapping ;)
purple24 rated for Pinterest Interest - Take 2 on Feb 6, 2015
Comment: Lovely Pinterest boards and pins. Followed and pinned some of them. Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for the 10 cent Euros. :-)
ticru81 rated for Candy Scavenger Hunt - EUROPE #1 on Sep 30, 2014
Comment: Thanks a lot for the very sweet candy package! ecp maltesers!!! My faves! Too bad i can´t get those from Finland.
FrancescaP rated for Country Treats on Aug 6, 2014
Comment: Merci beaucoup! J'ai bien reçu ton paquet la semaine dernière, mais j'ai oublié de le commenter... Mon mari a volé les deux snacks salés et il m'a dit qu'ils étaient superbs! J'ai aimé les crêpes aussi et on va goûter la pâte de châtaigne ce soir. Milles merci et... wow, ton adresse est simplement merveilleux... ;-)))
Rebs76 rated for 2nd Quarter Reading Log Swap 2014!! on Aug 6, 2014
Comment: Thank you for your swap. I definitely wouldn't read any of those 4 books, but I'm glad you enjoyed them. :)

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Artistic on Jul 23, 2014:

So glad you enjoyed my 2Q list .. and all of the stamps on the envelope! :)

Sola79 on Aug 6, 2013:

Hei:) I am your partner in suprise packet3. I usually send the items very quick, but this time I will have to wait until the end of the week, since I want to make this special. I am from Norway, and noticed you love Norway;-) Hugs,Sola79(Solfrid)

sugaraddict on May 31, 2013:

Hi Hi!! I'm hosting a Foodie Pen Pal Swap which I thought might interest you :) Do swing by and check it out yea.. We would love to have you swap with us! :) Thanks!!

Fever on Feb 6, 2013:

Hello and Welcome to the Books for Book Lovers swap! I'm glad you joined in and I'm looking forward to having you in the swap (I'm kind of hoping to be assigned your partner, because I'm studying Scandinavistics and I have lots of ideas for Scandinavian books ;)). Have a great week and see you soon swapping. :)

Racheyface56 on Oct 12, 2012:

Thank you for joining my book swap :D xx

biasbabe on Oct 5, 2012:


Hope it is SEW Special

biasbabe on Oct 5, 2011:


Have a Wonderful day dear!

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 14, 2011:

I'm so glad the velveteen rabbit made it to you safely! And my, it's an honor that he will be adorning the nursery wall. :) I had fun making this for you.

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 7, 2011:

Just a quick note to let you know your Adopt a Book Pet package went off in today's post! :)

waldenpond2 on Dec 20, 2010:

I just mailed off your Little House Christmas angel package this morning. It probably will not make it across the ocean in time for Christmas; however, I'll be thinking of you and wishing you a happy holiday anyways. Enjoy! :)

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