Sunday, 20 October 2013

Step by Step and Handmade

 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.
That's understandable.
 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 know.

 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.


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    1. Me too! They are a bit delicate though for the surfaces I traipse around on a typical day! Will have to keep them 'for good'. X

  2. Amazing shoes :)) So glad you got them and aren't sorry ;-) They are wonderful. Glad your all in your new spot ok too :)) Gorgeous cupboard, love those colours :))) Have a magical week my sweet!! Xxx

    1. Daints, they are lovely.! I loved seeing the peacock on your castle post. Matched the cupboard. Xx thank you for visiting.

  3. I love the pink hat and I am deeply in lust with the mouse ears one.
    Oh thank God, you didn't leave the shoes behind, that shade of pink is too good to pass up.

    1. Those ears would be a treat on your tonsure. If you were closer you would be my house model! :) x

  4. Flora, LOVE that hat! It's so pretty! Gorgeous pink flower and black lace netting. GORGEOUS. Also loving those repetto shoes! Will have to look those up.

  5. That hat is pretty. And your poodle looks very relaxed. Mine used to look like that ... before I had children x

    1. Poodle hates children! He is an absolute shocker around them. I would never let him near them, even though he's cute and fluffy! He's realised they would take his attention. He has strict confines and is not to be trusted. He's been on calming medication to no avail. Not funny. Xx

  6. Stunning. Love the Repettos. The perfect colour too ;0)