Thursday, 31 May 2012

Exchange Rates and Etsy

As you may know, the prices for our items on Etsy are in US dollars.  This makes sense as the majority of our collectors are based in the United States.

Over the past few weeks there has been a big movement between the US dollar and the Euro (our currency).  What this means is that while our US customers see and pay the same price, our customers in other parts of the world have seen the prices of our Etsy items rise.

In fairness to those customers who don't pay in US dollars, yesterday we took the decision to substantially drop many of our dollar prices on Etsy.  Many items have dropped by $5 -$10.  Some more complex items have dropped by as much as $20.

When pricing our work (never easy in such a wildly incoherent milieu!) we always take into account the time taken to create our pieces, their uniqueness and their complexity.  Our aim is always to provide our loyal collectors with the best possible value without underselling ourselves.

Remember that this isn't a "sale" or a "promo" or a "short term offer".  These prices will remain as long as the dollar continues to kick the Euro's behind!

So now is a great time to have a look at our store and take advantage of some great prices :)

We hope you appreciate this gesture.

Best regards,
Emma and Neil

You can find our Etsy store at

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Tarte aux cerises - Cherry Tart

Everywhere I look today, I see tiny red spheres.  I wonder why...?!

Now available on Etsy - click here

Emma :)

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Fruity French Desserts with Macaroons

The sun is finally here!  

Hmm - in the mood for some refreshing fruity desserts.  And why not a macaroon! :)

Ta-daa!  A fruity French dessert collection!

Just listed in our Etsy store...

Dark fruit

Kiwi and lime

Orange fruit

Red fruit

Tutti frutti

The complete dessert collection

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Monday, 21 May 2012

Miniature Fruit Tart

They say that summer is on the way. Tell that to the rain clouds and fog currently shrouding the workshop! A colourful fruit tart should help lift the mood... :D

Happy Monday!

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Miniature Spring Flowers


Today is VE (Victory in Europe) Day and a public holiday here in France. We're taking some time to tidy the garden which is full of colourful daffodils and irises in flower which made me think about this gorgeous presentation of flowers I made a couple of years ago - hope you enjoy seeing it!



Friday, 4 May 2012

Miniature French Charcuterie and Stuffed Eggplant

If you don't have a sweet tooth, maybe these will make your mouth water...

Now available in our Etsy store (with some new sweet stuff!)

Have a wonderful weekend :)

French charcuterie with red wine - available here

Stuffed baked aubergine (eggplant) - available here