I really enjoyed the workshop at Bright Learning; but had a couple of'
workers who needed a little more time to complete their ideas.
Fascinating frippery can be quite a process and anyone who
is aware of the retail prices for any item hand-made without
the help of mass-production and inequitable
pay conditions is going to cost more.
Setting homework proved difficult because not many peops
have all the haberdashery equipment necessary to
bring the project to fruition.
This blocked lace and flower centre belonged to lovely H.
A most patient and enthusiastic worker.
I took H's piece with me, because she had made a lovely start,
and I wanted to treat her and finish with a Flora touch.
The result is lovely. I can't wait to take it to H.
Did you do as you were told and pencil in the
Guild's Christmas Craft Fair?
For all things handmade.
It starts at 8am.
Get in early. Remember, you'll have to park up the
road, so save the high heels for sensible shoes.
Pop a note on your calendar or pin board.
I've re-pinned my board.
Call me old-school, but mine's still cork and pins.
Here's your map for the Craft Fair if you need it.
Speaking of sensible shoes.
Here's a Paris purchase.
Pale pink ballerines with gross-grain trim.
Repetto's handmade charm.
I tried to ignore them calling out to me every time I walked past the store in the Marais,
and finally bought them on the last day of the trip.
And, I am not sorry.
Have you bought anything hand-made, lately?
In exciting news, I have bumped in the Flora's new atelier.
Thank you for your kinds words to spur me on.
The job is complete, apart from a new door to separate
my mess of fibres and snippets of fabric from the outside world.