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One of a Kind Show Toronto

If you are in the Toronto area and looking for something to do this Easter weekend, come out to the One of a Kind Show.  This amazing show features only North American artists selling One of a Kind, handmade items.  I will be one of the artists selling my new Pop Up Greeting Cards at […]

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Fleur de Lis Painted Decorations

I am currently going through a white phase, so I needed some new white pieces to include in my decor.  In keeping with my French obsession I also wanted something related to France/French decorations.  While at an antique market, I came across these wonderful fleur de lis finials and thought they would make great ornaments […]

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Chain Mail Pearl Bracelet Pattern

Pretty and rich with pearls, this bracelet is designed to be eye-catching with any outfit.  This unique, funky statement bracelet is an intermediate project that can be created in an afternoon.  In this tutorial you’ll learn how to make a beaded pearly chain mail bracelet with either sterling silver or silver plated jump rings.  Learning […]

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François Lesage 1929 – 2011

December 1, 2011 was a sad day for those in the fashion industry. Master of Couture embroidery, François Lesage, aged 82 passed away after a long battle with illness. M. Lesage was a true visionary in the fashion industry. Tucked away in the attic rooms of a five story building, overlooked by Sacre Coeur, you […]

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Sparkling Studio

A busy day in my studio today! There are sparkles and beads everywhere as I am working on custom Swarovski cuff bracelets! I also stopped by my supplier last week and got some beautiful new semi precious stones. Today’s post just offers a little eye candy to help brighten your Monday!

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L’Aiguille en Fete 2011

Lace was the theme at this years L’aiguille En Fete show that I eagerly attended on Saturday. This is my second year going to this needlework trade show, where booths are lined with premium threads, buttons, fabrics and the latest in sewing and embroidery machines. I went to find supplies for my hand embroidery work, […]

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La Droguerie

Yesterday, I finally made it out to a shop that I had been wanting to check out for a while now. Le Droguerie on rue du Jour is a busy little shop located just on the edge of Les Halles. Once a butcher shop, this boutique is now filled with luscious wools, beautiful buttons and […]

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Market Day Trip

Well today I decided to check out marché aligre to see what treasures I could find. All of the tour books say that it is a great market for fruits and veggies, and collectibles. I decided to walk there instead of take the metro, so I could window shop along the way. I found myself […]

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