Le Petit Cadeau

“Le Petit Cadeau” is French for “The Little Gift”.

A very similar sounding name is “Kado”, and it is believed that those with the name Kado have a pure, wild and fierce heart that is full of love.

Going about every day life, I believe it is not about grand gestures, but all the little things we do, no matter how small that truly makes the difference. Every little win in life should be celebrated, no matter how small. And the simple act of reaching out to a friend having a hard time should not be underestimated.

Just waking up to a new day might be an accomplishment for someone. Sometimes it’s okay if all you did today was breathe.

Technology has taken over our lives, and many of us have forgotten what it feels like to receive a handwritten note especially on a day when you’re feeling down. I hope to change that. Send physical cards instead of Whatsapp texts, they are two very different things. A WhatsApp text is but a text no matter how you word it, but putting in just a bit more effort to send a physical card says a lot more.

“You matter to me, You are worth it,

You are enough.”

I created Le Petit Cadeau with the hope to encourage you to reach out to your friends, even if it is just to let them know that you miss them, make someone’s day with a little gift filled with lots of love! :) ♡♡♡

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Sunflowers, the universal flower of happiness!

After much “battling” with technology, to be exact as an IT noob trying to configure name servers and what not, I decided to leave Jeanine Gabrielle as my blog page and rename the store “Le Petit Cadeau”. I think it makes sense since basically everything in the store makes a great little gift for a loved one. You will find my new paper flowers under the “Petite Fleur” tab in store. Of course, you can still shop crocheted items, accessories and quirky goods for your home.

Here are some ideals that this new collection revolves around.

1. They last FOREVER.

Paper flowers are by no means a replacement for real flowers, they are an alternative option. But the fact is that paper flowers are not going to die on you like real flowers do. I always feel reluctant to throw out flowers when they have withered, it just feels so painful to throw away something that was so beautiful just the day before! With paper flowers, you don’t have to worry about changing the water every day or leaving them in the office over the weekend. They’ll be fine on their own.

A custom order of Petit Pots for Teacher’s Day.

2. Highly customisable!

In the world of paper flowers, you are limited only by your own imagination. Green roses? Why not?

Petit bouquet customised according to recipient’s favourite colors!

It allows me to create pieces that are fun and unique in their own way. No two will ever be the same. Have fun! Mix and match flowers and colors or if you’re really have no idea how to go about picking a combination, just let me know what you need and consider it done. :)

3. They can be shipped very “discretely”.

This was one of the main consideration factors for me. Keeping them small means they can be delivered via normal mail which crosses out heavy shipping costs, and secondly, who would expect to receive flowers in an unsuspecting 15 x 15 box? SURPRISE!

Mini orchid and potted roses

4. Minimal Space.

On the topic of size, they also do not invade your space. The pots take up at most a 5cm square of space so they’re perfect for those empty corners too. I make them in such a way that they can stand on their own, of course you can put some double sided foam tape on the bottom to keep them in place as they are pretty weightless. (No they won’t double up as paper weights, unfortunately) I also have “hanging pot” options that you can hang up on your office desk board! Absolutely no vases required.

Petit Pots attached to kraft paper gift tags

5. Three Words, Handmade With LOVE.

Crafting is something that has been close to my heart for as long as I can remember. Like I said, it’s the accumulation of small things that people will remember in the long run. Handmade items just have that extra something, knowing that someone put time and effort into creating something just for you. If that doesn’t make you feel special I don’t know what will.

I always include handwritten notes in my orders, it just wouldn’t be complete otherwise!

If you managed to get to the end of this very long post, THANK YOU!

I hope “Le Petit Cadeau” brings you as much happiness and love as it does for me. :)

Ring Ring!

need gift ideas for friends?

Michelle got these two rings customised for hers! :)

and here’s a keyring Juvena got customised for Denise :)

my white bows are currently OOS. white & baby pink bows will be restocked by early – mid september. Currently in stock, there are black, hot pink and one yellow bow.

T.G.I.F.! Have a fantastic weekend ahead ya’ll!

love, jean

So what if it's Friday?

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i found this really awesome site that let’s you upload photos and go crazy with photo effects!

go check it out : BeFunky.com

Warning : It’s highly addictive, so only visit the site when you have time to spare. don’t say i didn’t warn you! i will not be responsible for time wasted.

anyway yesterday i had dinner with my good old friend, Alvin… seen here attacking my leaning tower of fries…

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and i had a special order of…

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McSpicy!

minus the greens and with a non sesame seed infested bun! it’s my new found love by the way… before this i was all about cheeseburgers and mcwings..

alvin travels alot, and he recently got back from Washington. see what he got me?

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i think the keyring is really pretty! it’s very girly indeed. and the shawl was something else he picked up when he was in New Delhi! i love the color! thanks alvin! :)

i also had to pass him his cousin’s 21st birthday gift…

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he got the bottlecap and the vegas chip rings.. and…

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the freedom necklace that isn’t on the website yet… i love this piece, there’s just something so subtly peaceful about it… in total contrast with my emo black nails… that’s what ben calls them! i was carving more stamps yesterday…

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what do you girls think?

i hand-carve the designs using normal erasers… i’m gonna be using these to stamp on gift tags! i’ll tell you girls more about that soon enough, definitely in time for christmas gift-giving and tagging!

gosh i wish i had more time, but i hate that ben isn’t booking out this weekend. and i just got free passes to go to FOAMO at Zirca later… monday please come soon! but not before i finish answering the massive list of interview questions for PENNY’S DAY BOOK november feature!

i know i said i was gonna put up the new hair accessories yesterday, but i haven’t! can’t remember what distracted me but hopefully, friday. otherwise, over the weekend.

…34 days to POP!

xoxo