MONDAY MOOD BOARD – where are sub-zero temperatures when you need them?

There is a fascinating method of dyeing fabric that I am dying to try: ice-dyeing! It involves dipping silk (in my case) into water, crinkling it up into an interesting shape, and leaving… Continue reading

YETI (prompt of the day by storypraxis.com)

That white shit – as New Englanders lately call it – really is getting out of hand this year. I mean, the Eastern states of the US are no strangers to blizzards, Nor’… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!!!

I have been invited to a Chinese New Year’s party at my friend Nadine’s house. Not only is her house stunning – an old, French building (could have been a barn…) with original… Continue reading

ONLY IN FRANCE…

The French are  very proud of their language – and rightfully so, because French is enchanting and poetic and full of hidden meaning. One of the favorite pastimes of French native speakers is to… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – SNOW AND ICE

Winter seems to last a little bit longer this year. He threw in a few days of sunshine and warmth, so we started to think that Spring had arrived. We even saw the… Continue reading

MONDAY MOOD BOARD – A little bit of sun

It’s that time of the year when we all crave some sun and warmth and color. I shouldn’t be complaining too much, because the weather here in Lyon has been almost spring-like. So… Continue reading

MERRY CHRISTMAS * FROHE WEIHNACHTEN * JOYEUX NOEL

Old-fashioned Christmas cards seem to become a thing of the past. I used to design and hand-make well over 100 Christmas cards every year for all our friends and family, a nice way… Continue reading

CHRISTMASSY DRIFT WOOD

I love to collect anything that can be found on a beach. Sea shells. Sea weed. Starfish. Sand. Sand dollars. Mermaids’ purses. Beach glass. Beach tiles. Pebbles. Drift wood. There are a hundred… Continue reading

GINGERBREAD MANSION

It’s that time of the year again!! Who does not like gingerbread? The delicious smell, the soft chewiness with just a hint of crunch, the flavor of Christmas spices – who can resist?… Continue reading

THE PROTECTORS OF SACRE COEUR

I am somehow infatuated with gargoyles. I adore their seemingly ugly features, their celebration of  ‘other’ness, their freedom to just  stick off a building while every other adornment is neatly in place, their… Continue reading