Monday, 7 February 2011

Keep on Building

photograph by Rae Willow

Back on French soil, and we have hit the ground running. So much to organise, so little time.... or so it seems. Work commences afresh on the extension to l'Espace (two new bedrooms, four new bathrooms and more) with our favourite architect in the whole world, Jeremy Harris, in charge once again. The days start below zero here, but by lunchtime it's T-shirt weather, the place is buzzing with workmen and the birds have come out to see what's cooking.

Meanwhile, there are textile fairs to visit and Carol and I are off to Paris on Friday for Aiguille en Fete. More of this later, but if you have time on your hands, take a look at one or two of the websites and blogs I have come across in the last couple of months. I am sure you will find them of interest:
The first is Entree des Fournisseurs, a great little site, recommended by our very own book artist, Rachel Hazell, where you can buy all sorts of interesting haberdashery items that you didn't even know you needed.

Another is Di Overton's blog Designers Block, with enough fabulous photos and fashion, information and ideas to fill a girl's heart full to bursting. Take a look at her website Ghost Furniture and you'll get a glimpse of the sort of things inspired by her eclectic and buzzy interests. We are currently discussing the possibility of her leading a five day workshop here on painted furniture in 2012; if it pans out I'm going to be sitting on the sidelines soaking up some of her creative secrets.