I've recently come back from Paris, where we did everything! We went up the Eiffel Tower...
We saw an amazing car just driving around...
We saw the Notre Dame...
If you are going, I can't recommend the free tour of the Notre Dame highly enough. They are given by people who actually attend the church, and who are really knowledgeable and passionate about their subject. We were with a short American lady who constantly stayed just on the right side of sarcasm and questioning, rather than simply repeating a script, which reminded everyone that such a beautiful church was actually a living breathing entity.
And we went fabric shopping! I won't give you a comprehensive list of Parisian fabric shops, as Didyoumakethat has got there before me, and it was her guide that got me to the best places! I can't recommend her blog (and her links) highly enough.
However, we did head to the bottom of the Sacre Coeur, and spent a happy afternoon browsing all of the fabric shops. I never watched Project Runway (I know, I know), but seeing the gorgeous little models in Tissus Reine was fantastic! However, as I hadn't won the lottery immediately before travel - something to do with not playing - I wasn't able to buy any of the incredibly beautiful fabric in there.
However, I did find Les Coupons de Saint Pierre and Au Bonheur Des Dames, aka the BEST idea ever! Both shops (together with a few others on the street) sell 3 meter pieces of fabric which is labelled with the price and composition. I may have gone slightly overboard with excitement - not least given my limited luggage allowance! I will post pictures of my hoard tomorrow, but if anyone wants to introduce the concept over here (or if anyone has, and I've missed it) do let me know as I want to be a customer!
Sunday, 29 May 2011
Thursday, 19 May 2011
Having spent the last six months or so looking at everyone else's fabulous blogs, I thought it was time I had a go at creating my own. The purpose of this blog is to document my photography and other crafty things, and to try and spark some creativity! I'm also hoping that I start actually making things again (rather than just reading about the beautiful things everyone else is making) to give me something to write about!