Christmas weekend / Weeknd gourmand anglais de Noel

Posted on November 7th, 2014

If you are in the region 5th, 6th and 7th December then visit the studio and sample some traditional Christmas fair; mince pies, shortbread and so on and try some mulled wine while you can browse for Christmas presents. An event to get you in the Christmas mood. venez choisir vos cadeaux de Noel et… Read more

faux shibori bracelet

Posted on July 31st, 2014

I was intrigued recently when trawling the internet looking at jewellery to find that one of the latest crazes in bead embroidery is incorporating shibori silk ribbon with the beads to create some wonderful jewellery. Now, bead embroidery, for some reason that escapes me, is not something that I have done a great deal –… Read more

Dog-Rose Necklace

Posted on May 7th, 2014

Finally! I have been working on this necklace for nearly a year. I was inspired to make a necklace with blooms from a dog rose that was winding its way through a hedge in the grounds of my gite (see www.gitesdefrance; 23G1302). However it took me simply ages to get the roses right; either they… Read more

Shop opening

Posted on May 3rd, 2014

I know its said that its a sign of age when time starts to slip through your fingers at an alarming rate and here we are in May with my last blog some embarrassing weeks ago. Well, I have given myself a hard slap on the wrist and a promise to be more vigilant with… Read more

The Wonder of Christmas Markets

Posted on December 29th, 2013

I have had the wonderful opportunity of visiting  various Christmas markets over the festive season, two in France (although one was in the Alsace and is as near to Germany as you can get without actually being there!) and two in Scotland. It was interesting looking at the way in which different countries tackle markets… Read more

Life in France

Posted on November 22nd, 2013

I have had a love affair with France for many years now and finally got to move the Limousin two years ago. Limousin is right bang in the middle of the country. We have cold winters with snow but hot summers and four very definite seasons which I love and find excitement with each changing… Read more