paris week – DIY in paris

today i’m going to show my crafty loot that i bought in paris. there i’ve found the cutest fabric stores * petit pan and sensitive et fils * both in marais of course. both right by the metro station saint paul, filled with the most beautiful fabrics and waxed cotton. i also loved the big colorful buttons though i don’t have an inspiration yet what to do with it but i couldn’t resist.

diy loot

a diy stitching kit from maxine sutton i’ve found at bensimon. i’m looking forward to fall when i can sit on the couch, watch a nice movie, stitch those beauties and make some lavender sachets from them.

diy loot

and another store i found by serendipity was la petite manufacture at 57 boulevard beaumarchais, 75003 Paris – where you can buy everything to make your own jewellry and buy ready-made pieces as well. i bought material for a pair of scissor earrings and something to make me a paris necklace with some hearts and the eiffel tower. looks very pretty!


paris necklace

in this little shop for fabric and notions in a backyard of marais i was in awe looking at the beautiful liberty fabrics (28€ per meter – ay…) and tons of buttons and the beautiful interior. they knew how to style their pretty shop.


and finally : l’oisive thé was the ONLY place i knew BEFORE i went to paris that i want to visit. there was an article in molly makes and it was worth the visit in the 13. arrondissement of paris (1 rue jean-marie jégo, 75013 paris).

l'oisive thé

while it was boiling hot outside i sat in the little shop, drinking something i’ve never drank (water with mint syrup), ate a salad i’ve never had, read a book i didn’t know – all this in the beautiful atmosphere of hand-dyed-yarns that were ready to be transformed into something lovely.

at the l’oisive thé you can buy the yarns and also join a knitting group every wednesday night. other than that you can drink loads of different teas and have delicious little meals. all this inspired me a lot in different ways. i would like to be a better knitter and maybe it even made me wish i had my own little diy shop so i can finally do what i love in life. i’m sure it did caused something major in my head but i’m yet not sure what exactly it was. i’ll know soon.

l'oisive the

i hope you liked my little round-up about paris these last 2 weeks. if you have any further questions just post a comment and i will do my best to answer everything. xoxo, L