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Book of the Week: Simple Sewing with a French Twist

Meet my new favorite book, Simple Sewing with a French Twist by the popular Parisian designer, C?line Dupuy. Her work is regularly featured in Marie Claire magazine and her portfolio can be viewed on her website. Simple Sewing with a French Twist showcases C?line’s talents offering all of us a glimpse into her stylish world.

But wait!

It does much more than delight the eyes. It provides the necessary tools to jump right in and create our very own Paris right at home with over 50 projects for all levels – from ohmygodwhatwasIthinking beginner to beentheredonethat advanced. It offers clear instructions, illustrated patterns, and images of the completed project that encourage you to take your idea from your head to the work table.

Meet C?line…

I love her eye, from the things she creates and how beautifully she styles them, giving everything such care and consideration, paying close attention to each detail without coming across too fussy… Absolutely beautiful. Lots of great patterns to sew up for your home, from placemats to pillows, as well as fashion accessories (love the totes), gifts, and super creative customizing ideas for your furniture (i.e. the buttons sewn on the back of this chair below. What a fantastic idea.) Here are some images from the book for a sneak peak.



This title is in English and is also available in French. Simple Sewing with a French Twist is exquisite on every level, a real gem for crafty girls everywhere and only $18!

(images from C?line Dupuy)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, Books + Magazines on February 12, 2007

Curious Bird: *New* Works

Curious Bird has lovely new works available from the Imago series in her store right here. Don’t they just set your heart all aflutter? Details: 9″ square mixed media shadowbox with vintage fabric and ephemera, 1.5″ deep. $90- USD each. I love the top left butterfly – oh, temptation!

Psst: There are owl plushies available. Don’t click here whatever you do…

(images from curious bird)

Posted in Arts + Crafts on February 12, 2007

The Girly Show: LA Saturday February 10th

My friend Marisa is so excited to be part of an art show to be held tomorrow night at the Deja Design Gallery in LA, called The Girly Show.

Artists include Christine Mason Miller, Penelope Dullaghan, Mati Rose, Outi Harma, Kelly Rae Roberts, and of course Marisa Haedike (who is also featured as the blog of the week, she is the founder of Creative Thursday).

Join these talented ladies for one night only, Saturday, February 10th from 4:00 to 11:00 p.m. at the Deja Design Gallery located at 4823 West Pico Blvd.(2 blocks east of La Brea). Art, wine, + mingling – what more could a girl ask for?

Thank you Marisa… I wish I could be there with you! If anyone lives in the LA area, I hope you can make it!

(image from marisa haedike)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, events + markets, shopping, travel on February 09, 2007

Rosanna – Online Shop!

As a customer of Rosanna for years, I was thrilled today when I discovered their new online store. Look at some of these great plates for Spring! Oh how badly I want Spring to arrive…


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(image from rosanna)

Posted in Arts + Crafts, ceramics, kitchen on February 09, 2007

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