Hoping everyone had a great weekend! While we celebrated the Irish by making corned beef, cabbage, potatoes + Irish soda bread yesterday, the rest of our weekend was devoted to all things French!
This is a sweet, sweet French movie that we couldn’t recommend more. You can access it with your Netflix on demand.
Meanwhile, I kept my nose on the pillowmaking grindstone, as I do most every day. What does that have to do with France? you ask. Well, the pillows I made are my tributes to the vintage French grain sack, without spending a fortune. I stencil the designs myself, in a medium gray.
The close up photos really show the texture of the canvas that I use. Here’s another pillow with the clock face stencil that I designed + cut myself. I don’t know if that’s French, but methinks it is.
My mom, Doris, taught me how to sew when I was in 7th grade. At one time, I belonged to the International Ladies Garment Workers union + sewed band uniform collars all day, and if I do say so, I used to make the cutest clothes for my sons, when they were young! My sewing pinnacle has to be the uncut corduroy Stegasaurus costume I made for Halloween 1986. I’ve been sewing pillows like a bee the past few years. I have 2 galleries selling for me — one in L.A. + another in Jackson Hole, WY. I also have an etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/redbirdvintagehome.