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Last Friday I had a great experience. It was my first Cake Smash session! I knew it was going to happen some weeks ago, so I started preparing everything. Am I the only one that thinks that props for kids photography are expensive? Looking at the beautiful items on Etzy and how expensive they would be for them to be sent from the USA I decided that it was time to use my creativity and make my own props for this session.

I baked the Cake and decorated it. For the topping I used mascarponi, food colorant and icing sugar. It was delicious!! The fact is that I’ve tried to make icing one day and on the next day it was hard. I don’t know if I did it wrong but I needed something soft for the baby. Oh, please if you have some nice recipes, give me the link! I’d appreciate it a lot!!! :)

I knitted the tie! This one I really don’t know how I did it. If at least my mother could be here for me to ask how to do this… but I believe that it’s not so bad… at least in the picture. :)

Third thing, I painted the frame of the blackboard in a way that seems aged using petroleum jelly. I will come back with this instruction one day. Look at the photo below:

Hope you like it! ;)


After a good week at school, my son started having runny nose last Saturday. I tough of keeping him home on Monday but it doesn’t look better, so he’s been with me now for two days and will be probably tomorrow at home as well. What to do to spend the days at home and still have the feeling that something productive was done? I thought… Stencil! Why not, I have a book that tells the technic and I have some Freezer-paper and Fabric paint at home.

I will tell you how this one was made:

You need:

– Two sheets of freezer paper. (unfortunately it’s not easy to find it in Paris, but I ordered it online some months ago)

– Fabric paint. (I had a bit of brown)

– X-acto knife. (Theo wasn’t allowed to touch it)

– A self-healing mat.

– An image. I got this simple this one in the internet)

– Pen

– Iron (only parents)

– Fabric. (I got an old T-shirt as we are doing it for the first time)


1- Place the Freezer-paper over the image  and trace it with a pen (shine side down)

2- Cut the Stencil with the knife over the mat.

3- Set up the stencil shine side down on the T-shirt. Place the other Freezer-paper under the fabric, shine side up. (between the back and front)

4- Iron for 20 seconds the Freezer-paper and it will stick a bit on the fabric.

4- Apply the paint with a paintbrush or stencil brushes of the cutout area of the stencil.

5- Don’t remove the Stencil or move the fabric for 12 hours. (I explained to my son the need of it to be still for over night and he didn’t do anything. I’m proud!)

6- Next day remove the stencil and wash the fabric by it self with cold water. Next time I was told we can wash with other clothes…

Now, I will really take it seriously and we can get some new wardrobe soon! Nice!

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