French Mango, the latest… May 2018

I have spent the last few weeks in a cave. Well, not really in a cave, bats scare the hell out of...

Lars the Llama – Embroidery PDF Pattern for sale

Lars the Llama has been proudly living on my fireplace ever since completion and whenever I catch...

Puffin Embroidery Kit Petunia and Paolo now available to purchase!

This year has been a journey with French Mango and I am proud, happy, ecstatic... to finally...

Free Christmas Embroidery Pattern – Christmas Cacti

Yes, it is hard to believe it but we've blinked and Christmas is round the corner... So here is a...

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On missing France…

Day 2 of 30 days of blogging challenge and I already woke up wondering what the heck I was going to write about. So I am asking myself what is this blog about? Embroidery? Creativity? Love of pretty and colorful design? Yes, all this, but this is not, has never been...

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Snapshots of us and random thoughts

Spring is here, March is over, the first term of the year is gone and April is in full swing! Really?! My intentions to inject discipline in anything I do has definitely helped me focus and achieve a few things already, except sticking to drinking more water and...

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Discipline

This is the word I have chosen to be my guide this year. After spending the last few weeks reflecting on 2016 and figuring out what I would like 2017 to be, I have finally surrendered to this word. I say surrender because it has haunted me for days all the while I was...

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Dear 2016…

I mean, TWO THOUSAND AND SIXTEEN, wow what a year you've been. You've made me grow, you've made me learn to trust myself, showed me that I could achieve what seemed unachievable and taught me to always doubt and challenge ideas and situations that I didn't like. The...

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Life in bits and pieces – Dec 2016

Shall I start with the weather? It is the 13th of Dec, we have had two big snow falls, another one in the forecast for the weekend and an arctic blast heading our way... -27C (real feel) I haven't missed you! Actually I would prefer it if you decided to go and bother...

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Embroidery and me

Sometime life throws a curve ball at you and often when you least expect it. And if you leave the door ajar for it to happen it materializes even quicker. A year ago exactly, I was in a place where I felt a little bit lost. Nothing seemed to make me happy. Nothing was...

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A rather special “back to school” day

Back to school this year was very special, mixed with emotions ranging from "YAY mummy is free again!!" to "no way my buddies are leaving me on.my.own!!" Making the decision to homeschool was very tough but making the one of going back to school was heart wrenching to...

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Life in bits and pieces – Aug 2016

This is the end of August and about 6 weeks since we have moved into our new home but so far the biggest change in our everyday is that we are no longer homeschooling! Yes, you have read it right. After 8 months of living on top of each other, taking life "slowly",...

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Life in bits and pieces – July 2016

July has come and gone in a flash. We had been waiting for this month and counting days for weeks. One of the main reasons being that it is V's birthday in July and he has delighted in asking repeatedly (and at times at the most inconvenient of times) "Maman, how many...

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Hi, I am Peggy and I have a passion for bringing one of the oldest arts to the modern era.

Combining my love for graphic design and stitching I design and sell Embroidery Kits and downloadable Patterns. Whether you are a beginner wanting to learn or someone who wants to practice your skill, There is something for everyone.

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