Tuesday, 22 September 2015

Provins Île-de-France

Provins, is a fortified medieval village 
in the Île-de-France region.

We visited on a beautiful summer's day

and there was much to enjoy. 

Charming old wooden and stone buildings,

an authentic creperie,

as well as an ice cream shop

we can't ask for more than that!

I love these old wooden and stone houses

still standing after five or six hundred years.

This beautiful 1929 stone plaque
commemorating the 500 year anniversary
since the visit of 
Jeanne d'Arc (Joan of Arc)
to Provins in 1429.

I'm joining 

Thank you ladies for hosting!

Take care and 
be kind to one another!

à bientôt


Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Laces in Whites and Creams - Simply Neutrals #2

I'm immersed in frothy whites
as I've been going through my little collection
of laces, chiffons and other fabrics of interest
to use in the book I'm creating

If you've always wanted to make a fabric and lace book
this is the class for you!

Thank you sweet Wendy for hosting your party
Simply Neutrals

I'm linking to
Wendy for Simply Neutrals Tuesday
Judith for Mosaic Monday
Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration.

Take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt


Sunday, 6 September 2015

French Vintage Finds & Fabric Dyeing

Isn't this the sweetest baby's top
it is all hand made with exquisite hand made lace
and tiny pin tucking.
I found it at a Brocante in my daughter's village.

The back is just as beautiful
the fabric is the finest lawn or voile
with tiny mother-of-pearl buttons

I was delighted to also find this vintage broderie anglaise
I only have 2 metres
so I'm saving it for a very special fabric book.

I apologise for the darkness of the photos - it has been another
dark, wet and miserable Spring day!

I always look for old books and postcards
and I was happy with my finds
this one was over 100 years old!

I would love to buy more but there is limited
room in my suitcase!

with the juice from her home grown loganberries,
I delved into my freezer and found a packet of mixed berries.
I boiled ¾ of a cup for a few minutes, sieved them
and added the juice to ¾ of a cup of water
and boiled for 30 minutes.
These pieces will all be used in my new book!

I'm linking to
Judith for Mosaic Monday
Stephanie for Roses of Inspiration
Wens new party - Simply Neutrals Tuesday

Take care and
be kind to one another

Merci à bientôt



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