Friday, October 26, 2018

Always Something To Do in the Studio

There is always something to do in my studio

and as I pull from my stock 
I find it's getting easier to part with most of it

trust me, this isn't easy to do
when you absolutely love what you do

create what you love
you will always be surrounded by beauty

a stashed away frame 
becomes useful again 

a sweet vintage bowl
collects pieces of soon to be 
supply boxes

a lucky find of 300 yards of vintage lace ribbon
Craft sticks tucked away for another day
French themed rubber stamps
Tattered Angels glimmer mist (in cork)

turned into Thank You gifts for my customers
All is good in the studio
Thanks for stopping in!

Friday, October 5, 2018

Creating Purse or Journal Adornments

 I'm not sure about everyone
when I decide to create
I never know what direction
I'm heading until I sit down
 Once I started working on these purse adornments
I simply could not stop
 I have bits & pieces of jewelry
sorted & waiting to be used
 These adornments are in my shop
 I used vintage & newer pieces
while creating these one of a kind adornments

 Ready to clasp onto your purse or bag
Oh, and I rearranged my studio furniture
If anyone knows a good therapist, just kidding!
More on that later.....
Thanks so much for stopping by!

A Little Bit French Blog

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Creative Bundles & More

Bundles of creative happiness
they included:
a fabric book ready to alter
fabric images & paper images
laces, trims & lots of inspiration
these 2 bundles sold quickly
I am adding more to my shop real soon

I hope you are all enjoying these early days of Fall
as the weather turns a corner
another year is just a blink away
It's always nice to 
get inspired
see something that speaks to your heart
I hope you have found some inspiration here today!

Thursday, September 6, 2018

That's a Wrap

 NEW in the SHOP
this handmade
canvas art supply wrap
 it's ready to hold your supplies
it's ready to be altered to your liking
I've added lots of goodies to these deep pockets

 this little gem
it's only 3x3 inches
but full of
vintage trims & fabric images

 Vintage brass petite frames
concave glass
it doesn't get much better than these!

All in my shop

Thank you for stopping by!

Linking Up to
Simply Neutrals
this week!

Friday, August 31, 2018

Sharing A Bit of This & That

going through my supplies
ends up
like this
little tray
or this
petite tray
unique creations
*I'm seeing a pattern here*
Nonetheless, if you need pieces like these
they are now in my shop 
I will be adding all kinds of kits
as these sell out pretty quickly

I hope everyone has a wonderful
Labor Day Holiday

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Kits Kits and more Kits

 In my studio closet
I have drawers & drawers
vintage trims & laces
I've collected through the years
they sure do come in handy
when I'm creating
 While I organize over & over again
I keep a special drawer
for creating inspiration kits
for others
It's sharing what I have so much of....
bits & bobs
buttons & trims
All collected in harmony
to give each piece
a chance to become
part of something 
created by
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend!
Thank you for stopping by!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Petite Mixed Media Books

Creating with paper
planning out each page
antique French book pages
heading to destruction
saved by art
this petite book project
forced me into more organizing
paper, scraps, ephemera
all organized now
quietly creating
available in my shop
people often ask me
where did I get my blog name?
the truth is,
it was easy
I have a French friend in Chicago,
who spoke French to me,
gifted me with family laces & fabrics
She brought Pastis to our book club meeting
introduced us all to her culture
what is not to like?
back then I was always dreaming of a trip to France
I incorporated a little bit of France in my life
many many years later
when Google announced 
Blogger was free, I was in!
my co-worker in her office across from mine,
hey Rhonda, Blogger is free,
me, awesome, what should I name my blog,
A Little Bit French?

-the rest is history-