Saturday, January 28, 2012

A most scrumptious Valentine dress!

Tante Andrea made this dress.
She took this photograph.
Isn't this dress scrumptious?
We here at the Bleu Manoir really do think so.
Dear Maman.
Please make us all a dress just like this.
Some could even be pink.
Merci Beacoup!
Love from Zoe

Friday, January 27, 2012

A very pretty Valentine picture from Tante Connie!

This photo is by Tante Connie Zink.
She is my kiln Maman!
Some of these little girls are for sale.
If you would like to see her beautiful blog, please click HERE.
Please go and see Tante Connie's stunning doll room. It's so pretty!
Maman wishes she could buy some of them!
Love from Yvette Marie xoxox

Thursday, January 26, 2012

We made another Valentine!

This isn't easy to do, but it is fun at the same time!
Maman figured out how to make the picture go BEHIND the heart shaped cutout.
First you choose the picture you want and open it on the screen.
Then you choose the heart shaped picture and place it on TOP.
It needs to have a heart shaped hole cut out first.
Then you size the picture behind the hole, and then you crop the part of the picture you don't want.
We love to help Maman crop.
That's the fun part.
What do you think of this Valentine?
Love from Yvette Marie xoxoxo

A Valentine from Robinette!

Maman has been playing with her photoshop software again.
She uses Microsoft Picture It Publishing.
I like what she did with my picture.
It was sunny today so she took lots of Valentine photos.
Isn't this a nice one?
Love from Robinette
PS: Here is one more. This is my favourite!

Monday, January 16, 2012

A new scarf set!

I am soooo excited!
Maman won a PRIZE from the BSC challenge in December!
It is a beautiful scarf, hat and mittens set made by Tante Karen.
It belongs so well with my Valentine coat so Maman said I could wear it first.
Of course we always take turns with new things.

We had new fresh snow today so my new set looks so pretty in the white snow!
But I don't have boots so I didn't play in it.
I didn't wish to spoil my red shoes.
I love the winter time!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The winner of the prize bonnet!

This is Helena here.
In the picture above, we are drawing a NAME from the tin.
Tante Leona helped us.
She really loves our bonnets.
Tante Martha was the Big Winner.
Her little girls are very excited so today I have to remove the pretty bonnet and send it to them.
I think Maman will make me another one.
We are having fun with our Little House Challenge.
Love from Helena

Monday, January 9, 2012

Emmy and a friend.

Here is Emmy in her new Little House outfit.
Isn't she adorable?
Her Maman is Tante Linda P.
Our Maman took these pictures in Tante Isabelle's house yesterday.
I wish we could have gone too. Maman forgot all about us.

This is Tante Linda P's other little girl.
We have forgotten her name.
We just love her fuzzy coat.
Love from Helena

Thursday, January 5, 2012

More bonnets!

Here is a new sister who doesn't have a name yet, even though she has been living at the Bleu Manoir for one year.
She is playing Mary Ingalls.
I helped Maman make this pink calico bonnet on New Year's Day.
It was a lot of fun.
What do you think of it?

This is the side view.
We put black velvet ribbon for the tie.

Which bonnet do you like the best?
Love from Yvette Marie

Yvette Marie's first sewing project for 2012!

Here is the very first thing I made in 2012!
Of course Maman helped me out.
This is the prize for the BSC Little House Challenge.
It's for one of the first 10 people who put a picture in the Challenge album.
Maman calls this an incentive.

Helena is modeling the bonnet.
Maman and I sure had fun making it!
We used a pattern drafted by Tante Jennifer.
She is a very good seamstress.
I wonder who will win the bonnet?
Love from Yvette Marie

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

A handstitched quilt!

Maman is planning to get us to help her make a quilt!
We don't even have a bed of our own.
But Maman is in charge of the new BSC challenge for January and February.
It is called Little House Challenge.
A long time ago a little girl named Laura Ingalls lived in many little houses far away in America.
Everyone in the BSC group loves the books she wrote when she grew up.
So Maman is in charge of the challenge to dress Bleuette like Laura.
We also can try to do the things Laura did.
She made a nine patch quilt so we are going to try too.
This is one of the designs we will work on.
This is Becassine.
Love from Yvette Marie

Monday, January 2, 2012

Happy seams in 2012!

Tante Kathy M. from BSC created the logo in our header.
She didn't know she was making up a logo but Maman loves it and now it is ours!
We don't have a new picture of us sewing.
The Christmas things are in the way.
So this picture will have to do.
The new logo is one we will try to follow in 2012!
We wish to sew much more in this New Year.
We will post pictures of our new things when they are finished.
Love from Helena.

Sunday, January 1, 2012


Here is me, Robinette, in a brand new Christmas dress.
Maman finished it at the very last minute on the last day of 2011!
I just love it.
It's so very pretty with green velvet ribbon at the waistline.
Maman used a free pattern from Tante Martha.
She loves using her patterns as they are so easy to do.
The waistline was a little tricky, as it's smaller than the bodice, but Maman cut it with tiny scissors and then she stretched the skirt to fit.
Maman has been sewing for nearly 40 years so she is good at it.
Well, I think so anyhow.
Guess what? Maman has won the red scarf set for a PRIZE for entering into the BSC challenge.
Isn't that amazing? I am so glad she finished my dress in time.
Now I need a new coat to match.
Happy New Year from all of us to all of you!
Love from Robinette