Today is the first day of Spring, my favourite season so I am very happy! I wanted to share with you some paintings I recently made inspired by my love for colours and leaves of all sorts and sizes!
I made a lot of sketches of the beautiful variety of leaves that you can find on the island during our recent trip to Mallorca and made this serie of paintings. Let me know what you think and if you'd like me to make prints from this collection?!
The other day Téo ask me to watch his favourite cartoon Paw Patrol on TV but as he saw his brother using paint he quickly changed his mind. He wanted to do the same and play with paint instead. Phew :-)
I asked him which colours he wanted to use and we made a pretty palette with a mix of green, blue, red, white and yellow. I have a lot of cardboard sheets that I use for packing Famille Summerbelle orders and they are great for painting projects.
Here are some images of our little painting session and to get kids distracted from watching TV!
The children had a really nice idea to make a series of fish and a fishing rod as a fun little present for their little brother Téo for his 3rd birthday.
We painted few cardboard sheets with a white primer before drawing the fish with chalk and pencils. We painted them all using acrylic paint. Once the fish were dry I used a scalpel to cut the shapes. We added a little hook on each piece and Lucien made a fishing rod with a bamboo stick, a string and a kitchen hook.
We absolutely adore these cheerful paper party hats designed by our friends at Engel! Make them in a jiffy, add a bright pom-pom, a pink elastic under the chin and you’re laughing!
Each paper hat comes flat packed. You can send the hat as a greeting card to a friend. Add a note inside the hat and poste it in the large envelope provided. Also included are a bright pink elastic and a pompom.
Our Mushrooms and Owls paper banner is perfect for adding a festive touch of colour to your birthday parties or to brighten up a room. They are hand cut in San Francisco by Papel Picado Mexican artisans.
A beautiful grass plant that may just take over the world and save us from plastic! Bamboo is fast becoming the best possible choice for so many household products and today we’re very proudly introducing the first bamboo products to Famille Summerbelle.
It was a really enriching experience to work with Sabien from ENGEL. She is such a lovely person! We both share the same love of colours, bold designs and the importance of sustainability for our products.
To introduce the new Bamboo Circus collection we were very happy to throw a colourful party at home together with our friend Esther from Babyccino and all the children.
A big thank you to Jessica from PRCHT for capturing the photos of our fabulous party!
2 box sets including a plate, bowl and cup. One features a pretty cool guitarist bunny and the second a cheeky bear cycling on his tricycle.
6 colourful plates and 6 cups each with its own pattern and featuring adorable characters such as the horse, the elephant and the lion.
1 large cake plate perfect for displaying cakes and petits-fours at parties or just to use as a tray in your kitchen.
This bamboo collection is perfect for parties, to take out for picnics or just as wonderful for every day use at home. It can be used for hot and cold dishes and is dishwasher safe.
Each set is packed in beautiful (recycled) packaging.
A few little known facts about Bamboo and just how wonderful it actually is:
Bamboo is the fastest growing plant in the world which makes it one of the most sustainable materials available
Bamboo releases 30% more oxygen into the atmosphere and absorbs more carbon dioxide compared to other plants, so it’s good for the eco-system
Virtually every part of the plant is used to make all sorts of products. Little or no waste!
No fertilizer, pesticides, or herbicides are needed to grow it so no nasty bi-products
The list goes on, but we hope you can see from this short list just what a wonder product bamboo is!
Adeline Klam is a French designer who is passionate about Japan, origami paper and bright colours. She has the most beautiful shop in Paris in the 11th arrondissement where she sells a variety of colourful Japanese papers, fabrics, stationeries and books and also offers workshops to make beautiful paper flowers like these: