Sunday, March 1, 2015

*International Collectors* AMAZING La Patisserie (Canada)

I have been following your blog for a few months now and I love it.
Encouraged by the many great projects made by your followers I thought I would try my hand at it.  I have to admit that this is my first AG project, but that I am not new to crafting.  I am a retired grandmother and officially a senior now, but I have been crafting and sewing pretty much all of my life.

I hope you like the following photos of La Pâtisserie.  I made it from a combination of foam core, corrugated cardboard, corrugated plastic and tons of thrift store finds.  It was a huge project… I think quite probably the biggest I have ever undertaken.  My 6 year old grandchild saw it yesterday for the first time and loved it, so every hour spent on it was well worth it.

The front door is all one piece. The glass in the windows is recycled packaging.

The white board beneath the take out window is a table top that fits over the sink. everyone needs as much counter space as possible.

 Sorry about the crooked cabinet (a thrift store find that I repainted)… perfect for the little cookie cutters. The sink base, the oven, and the fridge were made from dollar store boxes. All can be pulled out and set up as required.  I made the flour, sugar and milk cartons from paper.  The butter dish (thrift store find) contains butter made from clay & painted. The white shelf (thrift store find) under the window was originally for jewellery. 

Bought the display unit (cardboard snap together) at HomeSense (HomeGoods for you I think).  The pastries I made from salt dough. The cupcakes are a dollar store purchase.  The milk bottle (thrift store again) contains a coating of white paint on the inside.  The pie stand is an egg cup glued to a plate I had in the kitchen.

 I had to add a little Parisienne to the mix so Felicity volunteered to be l’écolière (school girl).  She is wearing a school uniform I made and looks so cute picking up the baguette du jour at Maman’s request.

But la petite Parisienne could not resist taking time out for a croissant!  The little blue pitcher which has 3 matching glasses is another thrift store find.  The bistro table I made from a lamp base and the top of an ordinary cookie tin.  As you can see I have yet to find a bistro chair.

Hope you enjoyed my photos.


  1. Absolutely stunning! Having something made by hand beats store bought any day. I love the twist of having Felicity as a traditional school girl. Her outfit and beret are gorgeous!

  2. Absolutley adorable!

  3. So many great ideas here! Great job!

  4. *From Julie's doll mom:*

    Holy smokes! AG's got nothing on you, Louise. That is nothing short of AMAZING!! The details are incredible! Your grandchild is really lucky to have such a crafty grandma!

  5. Incredible job! :) The bistro set is especially impressive.

    - Ellie

  6. That is flat out amazing! Wonderful job.

  7. Where did you get her little Oxford shoes?

  8. Hi Linda, The shoes are AG - Molly's I believe and long retired. They show up occasionally on EBay. Thanks for your interest. Louise

  9. Thank you. I remember having to wear Oxfords when I was a girl.

  10. Just Amazing! One lucky little grandaugh😀