i'm back from la douce france! let me share some of my souvenirs with you!

in Aix-en-Provence there was a cute fabric store just around the corner... they had such pretty fabrics! i decided to buy some, but only if they were "provence-ish" and affordable.

there was also a big bookshop in Aix. we went in to buy a map of Marseille, but ofcourse i ended up buying books. i never saw so many good hobby books in one shop, i had the hardest time picking just one. :) to my own surprise, this point de croix ( cross stitching) book caught my special attention...

i've also got some other souvenirs: a tan and a sunburned belly, new sandals, authentic marseille soap and 34 crocheted granny squares... and while i was in france, my order from Wolhalla arrived at home. they are selling Noro yarn for only half the price and i ordered three skeins, one for a pair of mittens and two for a scarf called "wabi-sabi". this yarn is sooooo pretty! the colours are stunning and it is incredibly soft...totally worth its money! i can't wait to start (after i finish my socks!), i do hope i get them ready before winter.

conclusion: the provence is great, holidays always end too soon and i should really start using all my yarn and fabrics. (a sewing project is in the making, though!)

(PS: still nobody who wants to P.I.F.???)


  1. "provence-ish" :) mooi adjectief! En wat heerlijke stofjes. Ik ben benieuwd wat je ervan gaat maken!

  2. Mooi! Zo kan je de winterse kou die hier over een paar maanden terug is verdrijven. Ik heb jammergenoeg geen leuke stof in Frankrijk gezien. Vorig jaar wel. Toen heb ik er een jurk voor m'n dochter mee gemaakt.

  3. Welkom terug! Ik heb vakantie en reizen nooit geassocieerd met koopjes doen, maar jij bewijst hier wel even hoe het moet :-) Laat dat creatieproces maar beginnen!

  4. Mooie stofjes en het garen vind ik ook helemaal tof! Welkom thuis weer!

  5. superleuke stofjes! en nog fijner als er een vakantieherinnering aanhangt.


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