La Casa Cactus

Ideas and Threads


As cute as the gift…the wrapping!


Posted on Nov 21, 2017

I’m so happy to offer you a preview of the new Jalie‘s pattern, GALAXIE 1 (avail. Nov.24). GALAXIE 1 is the ultimate pattern in terms of gift wrapping and exquisite homemade bags and cases. I chose to sew MERCURE, PLUTON, and NEPTUNE, the gift-wrapping pouches. This pattern will be on sale starting Nov. 24, 2017, just in time for aaaall the gift-wrapping season ahead!

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Itch to Stitch: North Point Trousers


Posted on Sep 6, 2017

Trousers!!!! Did I say “Trousers”??? I did, indeed. The North Point Trousers by Itch to Stitch have been released and I must say I’m pretty proud of them! Classy, comfy, with fly-front zipper and welt pockets, the go-to pants for any occasion.

What I really enjoy in selfcare-sewing is that I can add what I want to the pattern. Hence the Liberty-like fabric on the fly shield:

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Back to School Shopping Spree


Posted on Aug 13, 2017

Last Tuesday, Miss G and I had a Mommy-and-Me shopping spree! Actually SHE had a shopping spree (I just had to buy some -boring- school stuff). The French economy really bounced back that day thanks to what she bought!

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