Sunday, April 28, 2013

Fun in France!

This is Zoe Marie, the winner of the pearl necklace from Paris!
She won the contest of trying to spot Marielle in the shopping arcade.
Zoe Marie said she loves her necklace so I am happy.

One evening before Evie and Juliette returned home to America, we all went out for a lovely dinner in a fancy restaurant in Paris. Isn't it gorgeous? Evie didn't get sick this time. Her tummy must have adjusted since she was here for 2 weeks. I get to stay here for a whole month. I just love it here.

A few days later I caught up with Emmy, my good friend from Canada.
Here we are by the Eiffel Tower. We loved touring on the Big Bus together.

We loved wearing our coats as it was a little chilly.

The sun came out as we posed by the French flag. I took my coat off because I was getting warm.

We had lunch at this little cafe near the Louvre.

After lunch we visited the Louvre. It has a very interesting entrance which looks like a pyramid!

Isn't this funny? Emmy didn't know what to make of it.

We loved all the old paintings. They are very beautiful.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The winner of the "Find Marielle Contest" is Tante INGRID!

Robinette and Phoebe helped draw the winner for the "Find Marielle" contest.
It is Tante Ingrid!
There were 18 Mamans who entered the drawing.
It was a lot of fun. Some of them did not see Marielle right away so she was hidden well.
Tante Isabelle was the very first one who spotted her so she has the most observant eye!
Merci beaucoup to everyone for playing our hide and seek game.
We do love games.
Love from Yvette Marie xoxo

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

A Parisian quiz for you from Marielle!

While in Paris last weekend, Marielle discovered a wonderful shopping plaza!
She just "loves this place"!
Apparently she found some lovely perfume to bring home and is having it shipped to the Bleu Manoir.
She thought it would be FUN to hide in the shopping plaza, and so if you can spot her in the photo below, and email me at as to her whereabouts, I will enter your name into a draw for a special Parisian treat for your Bleuette doll.
The drawing will take place on Friday, April 12, 2013.
To enter you MUST be a current member of the Bleuette Sewing Club online.
This is just some added fun to our current challenge; April in Paris.

Have fun!
Maman Loretta

Sunday, April 7, 2013

More pictures of Paris!

I was in Strasbourg for only one night before I hurried away to Paris.
This was because of the Poupee sale at the Musee de Poupee.
Maman has wanted to visit this museum but a long time ago in 2007 she and Papa could not find it.
No one knew where it was when they got to Paris. They did not know the name.
But I did! It was such fun to look at all the dolls for sale.

I would really like this poupee! Isn't she sweet?

After the museum I took the tour bus. Here is another picture of the Eiffel Tower.
I am very tired. I came back to Strasbourg on the train late on Sunday night.
It is raining right now and it is making me very sleepy.
I will turn off the lights after I drink my hot cocoa and go to sleep.
Tomorrow I must shop for my folk costume.
Bonne nuit! Marielle xo

Pictures from Marielle in France!

Bonjour everyone!
That is the first word I learned how to say in French.
Here I am in Paris. I was there on the weekend.
It is so exciting here and so much to see and do all at once!
This is the lovely spring coat and hat Maman made for me.
It is a light blue knit wool. 
The pattern used is GL 1948 Pratique. Tante Christine Bridy gave it to us.

This is my B & B in Strasbourg, Alsace!
It is so lovely here.
I will show a picture of my room before I leave on Wednesday.

This is a very famous place in Paris.

This was a lot of fun! I really like the Eiffel Tower!
I didn't go to the top. I am too scared.

I took a peek in here on Sunday morning.
I think I spotted Evie's pink hat and braids.
She is here too!
I will post more later.
I wish you were all here too. L'amour de Marielle

Friday, April 5, 2013

Marielle is in France!

We got this e-newsletter from Marielle today!
She was chosen by Maman to visit France for April.
Marielle will be visiting PARIS next week!
Here is what she wrote.

It all sounds so interesting, doesn't it?
I hope Marielle finds something nice for us!
Love from Yvette Marie xoxo