Nov 26, 2008

Thank you talented friends!

Thank you talented friends!, originally uploaded by MlleHyena.

1. death cap, 2. Bright Peyote Triangle Pendant and Choker (2258), 3. Vattenloppa, typ. :o), 4. morevictorianscifi5, 5. whity, 6. mountain range, 7. rarrrrww, 8. By the sea, 9. Aletheia - ἀλήθεια - Art Doll

From the group Anti-Fugly I created last year!

A big thank you to all my members for being so awesome.

Nov 24, 2008

A lot of new designs!

Mainly accessories for winter! Check them out. So far they are almost all listed on Etsy and on 1000 Market.

Have you seen my store there? I really like that selling venue. Everything is super crisp and super easy to list, I didn't meet a bug so far.

Recycled by Hyena on 1000 Markets


Nov 6, 2008

Ustrendy: WINNER!!

Ustrendy: WINNER!!, originally uploaded by MlleHyena.

A huge thank you to all of those who voted for me. I was so delighted, such a great exposure and a nice ego-boost!


Oct 27, 2008

Us Trendy October 2008: Best Designer!

I entered their contest and if you like my design, please go vote for me here:

I've submitted that little number

Oct 25, 2008


Warning long post ahead.


I spent 3 weeks in France. The trip to go was nice, I met a french woman in the plane who just spent 3 months in USA and we spoke for hours. It was cool because the time was flying as well. I also couldn't wait to arrive as I so eagerly wanted to be with my Dad.
When I arrived at my parent's, I was so happy to see my Dad and so sad to see in what pain he was. He was bedridden for almost 3 months, he had lost a lot of weight and muscles. He was at that time in the first week of treatment.
But I stayed strong and didn't cry. I didn't suffered much from the jet lag. 
I discovered the doctor wasn't really treating my Dad's pains! They did give him some tylenol and that was it!

When I went to the hospital with him, I met the doctor and had to ask all the nurses around about the pain treatments. The doctor was saying that with the chemio treatment the pain would go away by itself. But meanwhile my Dad was suffering for nothing and he had to walk with a cane and was waking up every 2 hours at night!

The french system is maybe all good when it comes to costs and relatively fair and equal treatments of the sick ones. The only problem is structural. Administrative. They finally gave some more serious painkillers to Papa. With those and the treatment taking effect, the pain slowly went away and on 3 weeks I was there, I have seen my Dad walking around again, having some good nights sleep and eating well again.
The last news are pretty good. The treatment is working very well. 

I was so amazed at my Dad's strenght! He was never sick in his life and then, this terrible cancer and he fights! His moral is pretty good even though my mother is such a PIA sometimes. But she is also taking really good care of him.
That terrible disease of my Dad really brought us all back together and we got rid of all our pety fights. I spent a very good time with my brother Mathieu and my sister Emilie. I am so glad we are speaking together again. I think my Dad was really happy about it as well.
I was also glad to see my granny who has been really traumatized by my Dad's cancer.

I am going back in December. I really miss them all and I wish I could be with my Dad more. But there is just no way for us to come back to France. There is the financial issue, but for me now there is something else.


Once again I was glad to come back even though I was letting my family behind. 24 hours trip just let me half dead and I caught a terrible cold, a kind of flue. But I came back with a very strong determination about my business. I love what I do. I am enjoying living in USA. Generalisations are what they are, but french people are not generous. And even if I have been ostracized here, even if it has been really difficult at times for the french person I am, I really like my life here and what I am able to do.
I also can see the difference between french selfishness and how americans "care".
Also it is such a great thing to be in USA during these last moments of the election.

I have been working a lot lately. I am really happy at how my work turned out. I also have been selling quite a lot!  
So all of you my dear customers thank you so much for supporting my work and for allowing me to finance my visits to my Dad.

On a side note, I am muted for a month on etsy forums. I have decided I won't come back there at all. Unless the rules change and become fair and clear. But we all know this won't happen.
So you know where you can find me. All the links to my web presence are here!

Sep 13, 2008


I said Mac Cain was dangerous, I don't even find words to qualify Sarah Palin. Everyone is speaking about her, she has became the main focus of the whole campaign. 
I am pretty sure, trying to take a bit of distance, it is a tactic to hide the real issues at hand and divert from Obama's campaign.

As a woman but also as a living being, a part of the environement and nature, I am against Palin.
If she was to reach power, she would transform this country into a fascist one and we not would be far from seeing nuclear bombs fall from Russian sky.
She is crazy, idiotic and dangerous. 

Please visit the WASP blog and help us all:

Women Against Sarah Palin

Friends and compatriots,

We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce—on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate—that has a real possibility of becoming fact.

Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present and future daughters. To date, she is against a woman's right to choose, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech (as mayor she repeatedly brought up the question of banning books), gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears.

We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin's political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and that we've so demonstrably benefited from.

First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly.

Therefore, we invite you to reply here with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do not support this candidate as second-in-command for our nation.

Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of residence.

We will post your responses on a blog called "Women Against Sarah Palin," which we intend to publicize as widely as possible. Please send us your reply at your earliest convenience-the greater the volume of responses we receive, the stronger our message will be.

Thank you for your time and action.



Quinn L. and Lyra K.
New York, NY

Sep 6, 2008


The show is going on and I need money to finance my trips to France. I plan on going back for Christmas. I want to be with my Dad the more I can afford to. If this means working like a crazy girl to obtain it, I will.

So here for the amazement of your eyes, my newest creations. 

And a huge thank you to the following ladies who bought from me this last days. Their friendship and huge heart have kept me going with my creations. I hope they won't mind me "calling" them out like that. But they seriously deserve a shout out! And they are wonderful artisans.



Sep 4, 2008

Phase III

Finally my Dad didn't have to stay at the hospital. His Myeloma is Phase III meaning the cancer is developped and that there is a tumor. Several bones are touched but not all. Also his overal health is quite good. His doctor says it is a slow developping cancer. He will have a catheter next week. Next step is starting the treatment with a combination of medications and chemiotherapy. And the autogreffe after.

This is such a nightmare. I realized I loved my Dad even more than I thought because when I think about him and his cancer, I don't think about me being deprived of his presence, I think about his suffering, about how he must feel right now, how he must be afraid and all.

I wanted to move back to France but this is materially and financially impossible. For now. I am drowning myself into work, trying to take my mind out of it, but I just can't. I just want to hug my Dad. I just want to be with him and my family. I just want to fuck away this asshole of cancer and make it disappear...

Aug 30, 2008

Papa et Bibi Chat

Papa et Bibi Chat, originally uploaded by MlleHyena.

My Dad was diagnosed 2 days ago with a bone cancer called Myelome in french. I don't even have the words in english to express how sad I am and how furious too. I will do everything I can and even more to help my dad fight that disease.

This guy here is a wonderful person, and I am not saying that just because he is my dad.
It really depressed me to be far away from him. I will be in France in 2 weeks.

Aug 13, 2008

Quote deserving a post

"People willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both."

Benjamin Franklin.

Jul 25, 2008

New in the shop

Pour une princesse


Two fiber jewelry pieces. The last of this kind of style.
My work has took a different turn and my head is full of new ideas and projects. So stay tuned!

Jul 20, 2008

My life and work in pictures.

This past month I

1/Finished the doll, she is named Helia (like the sun in greek, Helios). Available in the store:

To the Etsy listing

Helia - Weirdoland Dolly

2/Made a recycled top for my step-daughter, Muriel, who came from France to see her Dad who has been sick.

3/Went to vacations in Vermont and in Quebec. It was my first time in this part of USA, and in Canada and Quebec. It was ok. Some highs and some lows.

4/Went back to Nashville. Heat. My 33th birthday.

5/Put this awesome top on sale. Was 90, is now 70$.

 To the Etsy listing


Jun 2, 2008

WIP Dolly

WIP Dolly, originally uploaded by MlleHyena.

We've been through a lot with hubby lately, he was really sick.
Things are better now.

When I need to relax I make dolls.
I never liked plastic dolls, barbies and so on.
The only dolls I like were:
a plush doll named Caroline when I was 2. She was a bit rotten and my dad burnt her...
a rag doll my granny gave to me. My other granny told me if was an ugly doll.

I have a weird story with dolls I guess.

I like those I make. They make me smile. They look silly and a bit scary. Maybe like me?

May 8, 2008


My cure for depression is making. Doing.
So there, the following of my collaboration with MaryInk:

Piou - MaryInk Recycled by Hyena

Peachy - MaryInk Recycled by Hyena

May 5, 2008


Fing Toys

Chris Brindley

Make It Awesome

When I come across these stores in my favorites on Etsy, their creations make me smile. As if these artists were creating directly in their dreams, as if it was made of clouds...

I am really depressed lately and looking at their work comfort me. I am also dreaming one day I will have enough money to afford one of their creations. In the meantime, all I can do is to share them.

Apr 22, 2008

More promo and rant about earth day

Well, it is earth day. I don't like "days". Like women day. The others 364 days of the year, what is it? Men year and 1 women day?
As for earth day, 364 days for what? Pollution, trashing environment, destroying everything surrounding us.
And don't forget green marketing : Green wash

Meanwhile my work was featured on 2 others treasuries.
And don't bite the hand that feed Hyena, this top was featured on Allchic blog for...
yes, earth day!!

Apr 14, 2008

Craftzine Blog!

Craftzine Blog!, originally uploaded by MlleHyena.

Mar 30, 2008


1 - Working on a collaboration. I spent one week trying to finish a jacket. Wool material, was a man suit jacket. I put it aside finally because I made a mistake somewhere and I can't find it!
The joy of working without patterns. The jacket looks awesome though. I am such perfectionnist that it hurts me to put an almost finished project aside. I am sure the solution will come to me. Later.

2- Business.
It has been great lately. Unfortunately it suddenly stopped. But I did an Alchemy request for an Etsy admin (I am sold!) and a custom order with a fly.

Alchemy on Etsy : Handpainted Apron

La mouche à caca - Another pooh pooh fly!

3- I don't like Twitter. People are just telling what they do. I guess I am more interested by the exchange of informations and ideas than by the life full of holes of everyone (and mine too).

4 - Ok, I am french but let's not finish on a negative note. Duh, I cannot find anything of interest.
Ah yes, I made some awesome crochet collage necklace, and they will be at the fair next Sunday.
Feel free to come and check out my stand.

Feb 29, 2008

"Why Moimoi? Why?" says Ulysse

Why Moimoi? Why?, originally uploaded by MlleHyena.

So nearby my place there is this big land where there were these awesome trees. They started by cutting down the trees in the front.
And yesterday, they cut down the whole forest that was behind.
My heart bleeds for all these wonderful healthy trees that have been murdered for what? Houses? Parking lot?

I don't know if people realize that less trees equal more global warming, more land slidding, more flooding, more destruction of all kind, more sun on their houses, so more AC in the summer...

For those living in Nashville, I will try and start an association to sensibilize people about all that. There are laws in the making to oblige people to replant a tree when they cut one. I want these laws to be voted!

Feb 13, 2008

The 3D poetry of Meredith Dittmar

"Machine Dream"
Polymer Clay, Plexi & Laminate

I said at the beggining of this year I would featured artists whose work really touches me.
The first one will be Meredith Dittmar. You can find all her work on her splendid website which name I adore: CorporatePig

I can do a lot of things with my hands. But weirdly I am unable to work with polymer clay. So at first I was really impressed with the intricate details of her work. The more I was browsing her site, the more I was smiling and getting excited. This is cute. For sure. But there is more than that. This is twisted and the character have a kind of melancholy.

"Sleep through it"
Polymer Clay, Plexi & Laminate
11" x 4"

If I had money, I would buy one of her piece without hesitation. Meanwhile I am just looking at them, and they bring me a lot.
I hope they will too.

They are for me poems in three dimensions.

"And so we are moved"
Polymer Clay, Plexi & Laminate

Feb 4, 2008

The story of an outfit: Le Bleu du ciel

I was commitioned by one of my customer on etsy to create a shrug following several requierements. My customer already had bought the fabric and she wanted the shrug made out of it.
After working on the shrug, she wanted me to work on a skirt and provided me several pictures.
I was really happy about the whole thing. It was the first time I was making a whole outfit and the first time working with such specific requierements.
Working with such a thin knit was also a first for me and my serger really helped me there!

All in all, this was a very good experience and I was proud of the result! And apparently seeing the feedback my customer left me, she likes it too.

Le Bleu du Ciel : Croquis

Le Bleu du Ciel : close-up

Custom order

Le Bleu du Ciel : the outfit