Saturday, September 25, 2010



my last trio set of stitched vintage linen canvases - a botanical study of the poppy and it's changing form..

Thursday, September 23, 2010

what I love this week..

this adorable screenprinted clutch purse from sirtom with a lovely black daschund..

this amazing Madame Bovary jacket from etceteraperu


at my local annual French flee market or 'brocante' as we call them I acquired this funky retro calendar which I LOVE..



and these very old French manuscripts - oh for a signature like this one!..




a little TTV snapshot I took in my old house next door full of vintage French character..available in the store




and my new weave experiments which I am quietly very excited about..


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

old french sofa




my latest acquisition from our local 'brocante' or junk yard..a sweet little 2 seater sofa (era??)

which I plan on reviving with the gorgeous vintage French stripes and tickings above. ..

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

harvest time

the oak and chestnut firewood is stacked up and ready for winter...



I feel so abundantly wealthy with natural produce just now! Really only beginning to indulge in the overwhelming supply of peaches, tomatoes, grapes, walnuts, hazelnuts, plums, figs.....oh lala! These amazing tomatoes were acquired in exchange for some of our peaches. They really taste out of this world! I trust we will have our own tomatoe plants next year once the vegetable plot gets underway..
Did I tell you we have been converting our old French barn.. Well I'm going to be doing some before and afters soon for you to see so come back soon..!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010


Well autumn hues are gently emerging here in rural France and the sun is still bathing our fields with warmth. It's such a lovely time of year when summer turns to autumn and it gets me started on new and exciting projects. I am going to be weaving over the next months so I'll be posting my progress as I go along.


Meanwhile I snatched a moment to capture this beautiful hydrangea - an amazing bloom with it's ever changing rusting petals.