Friday, September 30, 2011

Blogtoberfest 2011!

Yay! It's time for Blogtoberfest! I'm in, are you?!

See you all tomorrow!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Getting in the way...

99 ten inch squares all cut and ready to go!


Now only if the cat would leave those squares alone long enough for me to actually sew them up...


Thursday, September 15, 2011

my creative space...


Yeh, I know. This custom order should have actually been finished by now. Lucky for me this particular client has commissioned many things from me before and knows how slack I can be how long I can take with these things!

I have to say though, cutting 99 ten inch squares, 48 five and a quarter inch squares and 50 five and a half inch squares is really starting to do my head in! And I think I need a new rotary cutter blade....

Other creative spaces here.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Friday French Favourites

A whole week between posts again! Oh well, c'est la vie!


Friday French Favourites for this week is the Paris Flea Market. What a place! Let me tell you, it did not disappoint in the slightest. In fact the only problem I had with it was that we didn't have enough time to see it all, and we stayed about 5 or 6 hours! I had been told that it was a in a bit of a dodgy part of town so I got panicky and didn't take my DSLR which I was later kicking myself for. On the outskirts of the flea market they have stalls of knock-offs etc that probably had a bit of a dodgy element about it, but the actual vintage and antiques sections were not like that in the slightest. So the only photos I have are the ones I took with Mums point and shoot.

Paris flea market finds


I didn't buy much there either, the prices, oh the prices! I think they spot the tourist a mile away and then add extra zeros or something! Anyway, we did come away with a few little pieces that will always remind us of that most fabulous of places, The Paris Flea Market.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Friday French Favourites

Oops, I forgot about Friday French Favourites last week! Mon dieu!


This week I wanted to show you one of the many markets that are held in France, most days of the week. We stopped off at a town called Tournon and were shown through their market by a local guide (what was her name Mum? She was just lovely).


Half way through the market her Grandmother met up with us and took some of our group off with her, she didn't speak a word of English!


Seeing the real side of French life was my most favourite part of visiting France, parts that I actually really, really miss. I guess that just means I have to save my pennies to go again and make sure this time I stay much, much longer!