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!

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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.

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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. :)

Take a leap of Faith..

“There is never a time or place for true love. It happens accidentally, in a heartbeat, in a single flashing, throbbing moment.”

– Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever.

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The above bouquet is my latest pride and joy, carefully created for Daphne whose solemnisation ceremony takes place this weekend. I can’t wait to see photos from her wedding!

This one took a real leap of faith, with not much to go on, I decided to do something completely different from what I have done with other bouquets so far, and I am so happy that the bride loves the bouquet as much as I do. Soft and airy chiffon peonies, lush roses and my first attempt at the tricky ranunculus, all handmade from scratch, and it was completely worth all the work.

If you’d like to view more photos of this bouquet, they are available here. Please contact me at jeaninegabrielle@gmail.com at least 2-3 months in advance if you are interested in a handmade bouquet for your wedding that will last forever, along with memories from your BIG DAY!

xx

Shades of ivory, pink and topped with pearls on top

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After working on a couple of bridal bouquets, I’ve realised that shades of ivory and pink seem to be a favourite amongst brides. Sometimes I wonder if I’ll stick to the norm when my turn comes (eventually).  Everyone loves this latest bouquet, I had a customer tell me this bouquet is fit for a Princess, and I think I have to agree! *cues Disney princess song*

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I’m all about uniqueness and exclusivity, so I like to make sure that no two bouquets are ever the same. In fact, no two flowers are carbon copies of each other; each and every flower has it’s own identity, just like nature intended it to be.

I still get people asking me if these are real flowers, well, as alive as they look, they are actually made of fabric. The advantage? These will outlive and outlast real life flowers, and you can do tons of stuff with it after you walk down the aisle. Take the bouquet apart after your wedding and rearrange the flowers in simple mason jars or leave the bouquet as it is on your bedside table and relive your wedding day every single day. That actually sounds like a great daily reminder as to why you said “I DO”.

What would you do with your wedding bouquet if it could last a lifetime?

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To Dao Bin & Wei Yen, my heartiest congratulations, and may married life be everything you expected and more! xx

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Are YOU planning your special day? Or know of someone who is? Feel free to contact me should you have any questions at all, jeanine@jeaninegabrielle.com

Please note that the colors featured in this post may not be available at all times, and depends solely on fabric availability at the time of your order.

Roses for Angie :)

the boys always make noise at us for shopping, but it’s a real treat if they buy us stuff secretly!

angie, you’re one lucky girl! :)

first time i made handphone charms with the woodtiles, and they’re double sided too! i’m running really low on this, when i restock, i’ll probably get them with round edges… thoughts anyone?

love, jean

Customised Bracelets :)

got these done over the weekend but i’ve been way too mind boggled to post them till now!

new bracelets will be up soon!

(like say by end of this week? i hope…)

and i know i promised to put up new earstuds today, but my sisters just left and well, if i can keep my eyes open for abit longer i’ll try to update the page… bear with me girls… the festivities are realllly getting to me. plus the new year is like 3 days away?

YIKES!

midweek this and that

top : “Princess Sara” ring customised for Alynna as a gift for Sara

bottom left : “me want cookie” and “elmo loves you” hand-drawn earstuds remade for Michelle

bottom right : “C’est La Vie” bottlecap ring customised for Elaine with pink fonts

so the OUI OU NON & JE T’AIME charms arrived from the USA on saturday, and i’ve been busy catching up on the preorders, putting the necklaces together, packing them and mailing them out…

i still have one last OUI OU NON necklace available in stock, so grab it while you can!

in this photo : new pacman necklace in the works, Elaine’s C’est La Vie ring before being attached to the ring base and Hannah’s I bleed for Chanel necklace before being put on a chain!

and look who’s having fun with pacman…

It’s Po! :)

i think Po makes quite an adorable necklace model… what do you think?

anyway i was working on a couple of new fun pieces this week… here’s some of them! some are already up on the website, i know i’ve been a little slow in adding new items this week… but i will get everything done soon enough! (i hope)

just added new bracelets!

miss sophisticated and jetsetting with tiny teddy were previously sold out, but they’re now back! in limited quantities! so don’t let them slip away!

lots of prices reduced!

click on the image above to check them out!

xoxo

Updated 18/9 : New Today!

i feel a whole lot better today, just a little cough bugging me now, but all’s good for now! :)

and as promised, some new designs!

come to think of it, i haven’t done new earstud designs in awhile eh? here are 2 new hand-drawn designs!

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left : love me S$8

hearts measure approximately 1.7cm x 1.8cm

right : little miss marc S$8

(by remake only)

marc jacobs inspired! little miss marc with her trademark red heart sunnies!

measures approximately 1.8cm x 2.1cm

please note, becos these are hand drawn, each pair will vary slightly.

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as seen in The Closet Lover’s Collection 23

she’s one tough chic! S$15

two layers of black and silver rivets arranged in a bottlecap

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and this photo on the left inspired the ring on the right!

*exclusive! lick me bottlecap ring S$15

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left : *exclusive! pretty in blue S$14

hand sewn zipper rose headband

right : camellia chanel inspired ring S$10

pending payment – joann

one piece only girls! grab it before it’s gone!

feeling vintage romantic?

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the champagne poppy ring S$14

big, bold, and elegant… this ring will take you from cocktail party to a stroll by the beach! each petal is hand cut and “singed” to create texture then hand sewn to form a flower…

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the champagne rose S$22

exclusively handsewn by me :)

this piece measures approximately 6cm

by remake only

more colors available on jeaninegabrielle.com

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left : champagne poppy pin S$10

this is a baby version of the champage rose pin shown above.

this piece measures approximately 4cm

right : pearl drops S$8

prop your hair up into a messy bun, top it off with a champagne rose or poppy and put on these elegant pearl drops and you’re ready for one hot date!

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left : missy vintage earstuds S$5

one pair only! measures approximately 1.9cm across

right : ivory roses S$11

these pretty, rosey dangles will add that floral touch to any outfit. perfect for wearing all through the week!

there’s more… but, i won’t put everything up here. for more, go to jeaninegabrielle.com!

ps : prices do not include shipping charges.

regular shipping is $2 flat for orders below $80 : )

xoxo, jean