Thursday, November 27, 2014

vineyards in Bordeaux




a visit to some vineyards and a treat in one vintage cellar
the snacks and varietals were local to the region.
The days were misty and damp, that added to the sense of time in the ancient villages

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

a French chemise

to keep my memories alive I just completed this art dress with the theme of Paris
I tea dyed the fabrics and wrote some script on the crushed muslin skirt.
Comes with little a twig hanger, inspired by a friend Ruth Rae



Sunday, November 23, 2014

Favorites from the South of France

I do love the sunny colors here.
Here are some of my purchases from the Camargue in the south
Love the grinder filled with local herbs
Fleur de sel is always a staple. I got two, keeping both for me!
Got to have little sweet lavender bags. Nice stocking- stuffers ?  maybe!
Had a lot of fun grabbing things left and right before moving on.
Do not see them in the northern regions.
collection

sel

herb grinder

Saturday, November 22, 2014

good to be home

I am back in body, maybe not in spirit yet!
Got lots of pictures to share later
Perhaps a project or idea
aloha lilla
waiting for my last lunch

tasting in the Xmas market
drank lots of good espresso

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Paris is tagged

on my way so putting up a couple more items.
My own photos adorn the tags, they are for a publication next year



Monday, October 27, 2014

French Grain tote

another easy tote, made from one piece of fabric for outer and lining parts.
Pocket shown here backed with burlap
Did I mention I love toile?


front of tote

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pas de deux

snowflakes dancing under my ceiling fan in the attic I call home