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Faire-parts de Baptême

Another part of my Last Minute Series, I was able to cross another project off my list, just five days till our departure! I started these faire-parts de baptême (baptism announcements) yesterday morning and worked on them in the afternoon … Continue reading

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On My Own

Yesterday, after leaving the vernissage, I didn’t, just couldn’t go home right away. I needed a moment to take it all in, file away the inspiration, the spiral of ideas that came with it; I had to deal with the … Continue reading

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Existing Only Briefly

My husband gave me another first-class treat today. The chance to go to Houdan for the Vernissage of the exhibit Les Petits Bonheurs sans enfant. An afternoon, a couple of hours just for me, to be inspired, to meet and … Continue reading

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たからぶくろ Takarabukuro

Traveling is always a little more of a treat when you have a unique bag inwhich to put all your special treasures, whatever they may be. In Japanese, we call these treasure bags Takarabukuro. Very soon, we’ll be hoping on … Continue reading

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What’s for Dinner?

What’s for Dinner? I hear this often, asked by my husband, my eldest son, I even pose myself the question and recall interrogating my mother on the subject when I was a kid. My Uncle André has the tendancy to … Continue reading

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Matryoshka Patchwork

Another project completed, Another one newly begun! I started cross-stitching these matryoshka dolls from my Red Book at Christmas time and finished it two weeks ago. Monochrome red Russian nesting dolls on linen, I was a bit stumped with what … Continue reading

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Festival de la Laine

Over the weekend, I went to another tremendously inspiring, wonderfully creative exhibit. The exhibit, Festival de la Laine (Wool Arts Festival) is going on until May 6 at the Bergerie Nationale in Rambouillet. The show presents 50+ artists and designers, … Continue reading

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Finished Stitches

I’ve been on a roll these past weeks. That is to say, a creative roll, making progress on various projects, even completing some. But I have taken short cuts on the home front (neglecting the ironing, dusting, and vaccuming….), I … Continue reading

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Autour de l’Amour

I didn’t blog all that much last week, not like I usually do. I haven’t been tweeting as much either… and I didn’t turn my computer on for a few days which was a nice treat in itself. Sometimes I … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Nook of Creativity

I always get so giddy with excitement every time the new Marie-Claire Idées magazine comes out. Starting this past January, the magazine now comes out bi-monthly rather than tri-monthly which has been such a treat! I was a little less … Continue reading

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